As the summer holidays draw to an end I have been getting more organised for this freelance work I am now doing. I have claimed some space in our study / office. I attempting to work from this area rather than just sitting on the sofa with the laptop. I was really fortunate as Canon recently got in touch to invite me to review on of the their printers, the Canon Pixma MG7150. we seem to be using a printer more and more especially with the children’s homework or if I print off an activity for Erin to do. Also now that schools email letters you often need to print off your own permission replies.
The printer was really easy to set up and I had a chat with one of the team who talked me through the functions. One thing that is awesome with newer style printers is that they are wireless but also that you can do far more than just print. I have already needed to copy a letter for some medical stuff and I was able to do that quickly at home.
To help me utilise my printer Canon are setting me a number of challenges and you will be able to follow my progress on getting to grips with the machine. The first challenge was to take a photo of the children on my phone and then print it out. Therefore armed with my mobile (not that I’m ever without it!) I went about my usual day. Now I am forever snapping away on my phone but usually that is where the photos stay. I’m all about social media pasting them on facebook, twitter and instagram but rarely they are in my hands as actual photos.
We recently went to Lollibop and Erin had the chance to meet some of her favourite Cbeebies stars, Erin was able to get up close with Mr Bloom so of course I snapped the occasion. Once home I used my mobile to send the photo to print. I wandered into my office to see the photo coming out. The quality is good although it took a fair while to dry which I hadn’t realised. I actually smudged the corner as I did not realise it would be wet. After leaving to dry the photo is good and Erin was happy to have an actual copy that she can have on her noticeboard in her bedroom.
Canon will be setting me a new challenge now so do look out for the update of all the different ways I’m maximising the printer.