Live Wirelessly, Print Wirelessly
A few weeks ago I was asked by BlogHer and HP if I would like to test out the Wireless HP Photosmart C6380 All-in-One. Oh, twist my arm. The they asked if I wanted to GIVE ONE AWAY to a lucky reader! Heck, YES!
I got the box with the printer and promptly let it sit in my foyer for two weeks. I was intimidated. Every time I have had a printer it has been a hassle to set up. Since this one was wireless and could be used with more than one computer, I thought it was going to be a nightmare. At least for someone like me who has trouble following detailed instructions. Hello? Seven kids. Easily distracted.
I could not have been more wrong.
Being able to print wirelessly has changed my life. Yes, perhaps I lead a somewhat sheltered life, but printing has always been such a royal paint in the you know what that I have avoided it like the plague whenever possible, going so far as to email my husband things at work to print for me. And often, that annoys him. Go figure. Or he forgets and I am all, “Well just what are you doing all day anyway that is more important than printing your offspring cootie catchers?” Oh, working to put food on our table, nevermind.
I have thus far used the printer to print everything and anything that comes to mind. Cootie catchers, anyone? Being completely wireless makes it so much easier to just print things when you need them. No more bookmarking pages and then trekking into the other room, dealing with a tangle of cords, and connecting to the printer. Half the time my computer would fail to recognize the printer and I would have to restart my computer and try again. It was annoying.
With the HP Wireless printer, this is no longer an issue. My little kids ask for coloring pages and it takes me only a minute to send the image to printer for them. I can continue on with my work with a very minimal amount of interruption. When my older children are working on their own computers I can have them easily print things also. I easily print out extra worksheets for them when they need some extra math or handwriting practice. They all LOVE that, by the way. No more taking turns to plug in, the to be printed items queue on their own.
My daughter’s sixth birthday is coming up very soon. I thought I would share with you what we made with the new printer that was fun, rather than some black and white worksheets filled with math facts.
We used the printer to do her party invitations and decorations, taken right from the HP website.
The quality of the colors is exactly like what it looks on the screen, another issue I have had with printers in the past.
These little purse envelopes with co-ordinating invitations are just too adorable. And please notice the double sided printing. I blew my own mind with how easy that was to do.
The directions and template for the magic wand were also on the HP website. The only change I made was to use chopsticks wrapped with ribbon for the handle part instead of rolled up paper.
Yes, she loves it.
We also made cupcake toppers and placards for the guests. My daughter wanted to make a pin-the-tail on the princess poster, but somehow that just doesn’t sound quite right.
But a Happy Birthday banner? That is awesome.
Now that I have gone on and on about how much I love this printer, would you like to have a Wireless HP Photosmart C6380 All-in-One?
Simply answer the question: How will going wireless make your life easier?
You can put your answer in the comments or answer on your own blog and leave a link to it in the comments.
There are also five other bloggers doing the same giveaway, so if you want to increase your chances of winning go and leave a comment at their sites as well!
The boring, nitty, gritty details. You know there are always those.
To enter, leave me a comment below and share your story - or you may leave a link to your post on your own blog in the comments below. The contest will begin at 12:00 a.m. (PST) on Wednesday, April 15th, and will end Tuesday, April 21st at 11:59 p.m (PST). Make sure that the e-mail address you leave is correct.
No duplicate comments.
You may receive an additional entry by linking on twitter and leaving a link in the comments.
You may receive an additional entry by blogging about this contest and leaving a link in the comments.
This giveaway is open to US residents.
Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.
You have 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
For more information, please go to the HP website.
**This is a compensated review from BlogHer and HP Wireless Printers. I was not, however, under any obligation to say nice things about the printer if I didn’t like it. I was given free reign to do with the prineter what I wanted and give my honest opinion. Which I have.
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