(Note: I’m hosting an Epson contest with either a Picturemate PM245 or a LabelWorks label printer as giveaway so please read the entire post.)
I’ve always connected the brand Epson with printers. And we’ve had our share of printers at home — from the very simple and cheap desk printer I had beside my computer to the all-in-one printer that the whole family shared at one time to the wireless printer that we currently have. So when the SoMoms were invited to an Epson for Moms event, I was the first to sign up. Were we in for a huge surprise because the products we were introduced to that day were meant to turn ordinary into extraordinary!
Oh wow! I can go label-listic using this LabelWorks!
That was my first thought upon seeing the Epson LabelWorks label printer. Yup, it was my OC (obsessive-compulsive) self thinking of all the things I can label around the house. Because I have 4 kids, there is always this family confusion about who owned what toy or shirt. And as they grew up and started going to school, I had to turn to marking all their books and notebooks as well. Just look at all my labeling tools over the years.
|My dependable Dymo label makers –used mostly for labeling gadgets, appliances, school stuff & outlets|
|Stick-on labels are for folders and my kids’ textbook covers|
|2 dry seal markers with my initials ‘JTU’ are for labeling books, stationery and notepads|
|Ang walang kakupas-kupas na MASKING TAPE!!!|
|My trusty laundry pen. But they only work on light colored clothing!|
EPSON LABELWORKS LW-300
This is just pure joy! A label printer that works on ordinary tape, iron-ons and ribbons! It’s every OC labeler’s dream.
The LabelWorks LW-300 weighs less than a pound (0.9 lbs) and is only 5.9″ tall and 5.7″ wide. It feels comfortable when held with both hands.
It runs on batteries (six AAA) and on electric current (with its special power adaptor). That makes it something you can use at home using electricity or take it out on trips and create labels on the fly.
|Tape cartridges are just snapped in and out.|
Just like plug-and-play appliances that any newbie can operate, LabelWorks is snap-in-and-go labeling. No need to finish the entire cartridge before using another. They’re interchangeable. Easy-peasy!
LabelWorks has 14 fonts, 10 font styles (including shadow and outline), 5 font sizes, 457 symbols and 89 frames. Just look at all these choices!
|One of my favorite fonts – Script|
|Frames, frames, frames galore|
|If you love emoticons, you’ve got a ton of symbols here for your labels!|
On the LabelWorks LW-300 you get to store 30 label designs while on the LW-400 you can store up to 50 label designs. The LW-400 also comes with a backlit display. And…it handles glow-in-the-dark tapes as well!
I was so excited to try my LabelWorks at home so of course, the first thing I did was to create a label for my LW-300.
And here is one that Janice made using the ribbon tape. N-I-C-E!!!
I want to go out and buy the iron-on tape cartridge because my problem always is labeling dark shirts and dresses. My laundry pen is useless on dark clothes. But I’m sure my LabelWorks will do the trick.
Suggested Retail Prices:
The Epson Labelworks LW-300 retails at PhP 2,268 while the LW-400 goes for PhP 3,175. Both the 9mm and 12mm tape cartridges retail at PhP 582 each.
EPSON PICTUREMATE PM 245
With 4 kids, every start of the school year meant I’d troop my kids to the nearest picture studio for their mug shots. Those IDs did not really come cheap. I think I spent about PhP 100 for about a dozen 1×1 ID pictures of EACH kid.
Now I can finally print out those ID pictures as well as my most precious digital photos right in the comfort of my own digital studio (este, home) because I have my very own portable Epson PictureMaker. As long as I have access to electric power (portable battery packs are optional), I’m good.
Look at how pretty my SoMoms friends are in this photo printed using PictureMate.
Here’s a quick look-see of the PictureMate.
Weighing a mere 5.1 lbs, I can move PictureMate easily from one place to another. It can print photos up to size 4R so that means even those 1×1 and 2×2 school IDs can be printed on this baby. One photo only takes 37 seconds to print at lab quality, to boot.
|The PictureMate with a picnic basket-like handle. So portable!|
|Top view of PictureMate opened with a 2.5″ tiltable screen and menu panel|
|The front panel also opens up to show different memory card slots|
There are several memory card slots in the front panel which opens up for direct printing; 2 different USB slots at the back allow the connection of a digital camera directly using PictBridge or USB Direct. What’s more, with Epson Claria PhotoEnhance software, you can even adjust skin tones, color casts and exposure levels, add cool effects and clipart, reduce red eye and more before final printing.
|Two different USB ports at the back|
The photo cartridge contains smudge-, scratch-, water- and fade-resistant Epson Claria Photographic inks so that the photo is printed with vibrant colors that last up to 200 years.
Suggested Retail Prices:
The Epson PictureMate retails at PhP 7,995 while the photo cartridge T5852, good for 150 prints at 4R, costs PhP 1,200.
Where to Buy Printer Cartridges:
LabelWorks tapes and PicturePack may be bought at Printers2Go (www.printers2go.ph). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel. (02) 703-1613 / (02) 463-4840. Mobile: (0917) 620-8269 / (0917) 582-0841.
AND NOW…..THE CONTEST!!!
Because I am very excited about how my new Epson gadgets can turn ordinary into extraordinary, I want to be able to share the joy with you, my commenters, as well. And Epson is going to help me do that.
1. Just leave a comment below starting with “I WANT PICTUREMATE AND LABELWORKS… (and the reason/s why)”.
Example: “I WANT PICTUREMATE AND LABELWORKS so that I can properly organize and label all my storage containers inside my refrigerator and print out my baby’s photos for her grandparents.”
2. Please make sure you include in your comment your FULL NAME (it must be the same as the ID you will present to claim your prize if you are the winner).
2. Multiple entries/comments from the SAME COMMENTER will only be counted as ONE ENTRY.
3. The three (3) mommy bloggers with the most number of valid comments/entries qualify for the next round, which is to raffle off one Epson prize to their commenters (that’s YOU!). The prize each mommy blogger can raffle off will depend on the following:
If I get chosen to be among the top 3, I can in turn give YOU a chance to win one of these wonderful Epson printers for your home and/or office. Please help by leaving a comment (see #1 instruction) and by sharing this post with your friends and family as well.
3. Participants must be living in the Philippines or have a valid Philippine mailing address (not a P.O box) in order to qualify for the raffle.
4. The deadline for leaving comments is March 21, 2014, 11:59 PM.