Travel. It’s a big part of our lives here in the 2 Wired 2 Tired household. Since I’m originally from Michigan, most of my side of the family lives there and we head up there as often as we can. We also enjoy taking weekend trips once a month or so and, when possible, a longer annual vacation. On top of that, since Tired Dad Dave works in sales he’s on the road every now and then attending meetings, appointments with customers, and continuing education classes.
I bring up the discussion of all of our traveling because often we wish we could easily print photos or files while away from home. It’s generally a passing thought, where we find ourselves saying, “Wouldn’t that be nice?” Well, now it can be done!
Epson has come up with a fantastic app for those wish to print while away from the computer. PrintiJini is an mobile printing app that allows Epson users to print Web pages and email attached documents including photos, PDF’s, and files on-the-go. The app works with the Epson Wireless All-in-One printers and the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
I recently had the chance to try PrintJini using an Epson Artisan 835 printer and was so impressed!
First, I tried printing Web pages. It was a snap! I entered the Web site address, clicked “Preview, ” and then “Print.” My printed page came out quickly. The print preview looked identical to the one on my desktop and once the page was printed you would never know I printed it from my phone.
Next, I accessed my email account where the app searched for and only displayed emails with attachments.
Here’s a 4X6 photo I printed. It’s so crisp, clear, and cute – I love it!
Here’s a Word Document. As you can see it previews exactly like it prints. PrintJini will also print Excel and Powerpoint documents as well.
Here’s a PDF of my 2 Wired 2 Tired Media Kit:
What I Like About PrintJini
- It’s simple to use
- Using a little guesswork, it’s fairly easy to set-up
- It’s extremely convenient and very handy to be able to print while away from home or office
- It would be great for anyone who travels a lot and would like to print photos or documents for someone else at home or at the office.
- It’s free! Just download it from the Apple App Store.
I recommend the Epson PrintJini App to anyone who needs or wants to print while away from their computer. It’s definitely something you didn’t know you needed until you get it – and then you wonder how you managed before it!
I also want to mention a few things about the Epson Artisan 835 Color Inkjet All-In-One printer that I used to test out the PrintJini app. This printer is amazing! It has a smart touch panel where you can easily edit photos, it offers incredibly fast photo printing speeds, and it prints gorgeous crisp, clear photos. It’s a 5-in-1 Wireless printer that offers the ability to print, scan, copy, fax, and edit photos and it does it all wirelessly.
What I Like About the Epson Artisan 835
The large touch panel screen is wonderful. It’s simple to use and it reacts quickly. I also like that I can tilt it up and down so that I can see it better, no matter the angle I’m looking at or the amount of light hitting it.
I love that it prints quickly, but with at a high-quality too. Here’s a video of the Epson Artisan 835 printing a 4X6 color photo:
So fast! Gorgeous (and adorable) photos too!
Another favorite feature of mine is that it scans and copies too. Our flatbed scanner stopped working more than a year ago and I’ve really missed it for scanning and copying. This printer does both and I don’t have to have a seperate scanner taking up space.
I didn’t set-up the fax feature yet, but think it will be wonderful to have on hand whenever Tired Dad Dave needs to send or receive a fax for work (since he works out of our house). Some of the fax features include: faxes in color, faxes legal-size documents, faxes in 3 seconds, stores up to 60 speed dial numbers, and it will receive up to 180 pages in memory. Impressive!
I also like that this printer has individual ink cartridges. It’s so frustrating when other printers require all of the colors to be replaced when only one is low or empty.
I would suggest that anyone looking for a high-quality and efficient photo printer check out the Epson Artisan 835 Color Inkjet All-In-One. Not only does it come recommended by us here at 2 Wired 2 Tired, but PCWorld.com rated it as one of the ten “Best Printers for Photos.” This printer produces amazing pictures, at super-fast speeds, and to top it all off, provides an incredible number of useful features that make it one of the best.
The products were provided for review. No compensation was received. The honest opinions are my own and that of my family.