HP Ink Advantage – My A+ Valentine

February is the month of love! Yep – earlier this week, the world celebrated Valentine’s Day on 14th February 2012. To me, Valentine’s day is not just for lovers – it’s sharing it with all your loved ones, families included. I love nothing more than celebrate it with my loved ones, my adoring husband and adorable doggie, Oscar.

I combine both these loves with my gadget love for my HP Deskjet Ink Advantage K209g All-In-One Printer, of course. If you don’t know, I got the HP Deskjet Ink Advantage printer last month and I wrote about it here with the unboxing video, too. The All-In-One (AIO) functionality of the printer means that I can not only PRINT, but also COPY documents (no need to go out to photocopy stuff anymore) and SCAN documents and pictures, which is my most used function.

With the HP Solutions software (included with the printer) is installed on your computer, the desktop icon for HP Solutions helps you manage all your needs with the HP Deskjet Ink Advantage printer.

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Additional software includes the HP Photo Creations software, which I played around with to create a Photo Collage for my husband.

There are so many things you can do with HP Photo Creations – Photo Books, Cards and Calendars, Prints and Posters, etc. Initially, I wanted to make a Desk calendar with some photos I have, then I found a template for a Photo Collage cube!!!

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Check out the screenshots above on the Photo Collage cube. Isn’t it cute?

As a hobbyist photographer, I take quite a lot of pictures of my doggie, Oscar. He is my (reluctant) model, posing for my photography practice. I decided to use these recent pictures I took for this Photo Collage project.

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All you need to do, is upload and select the images you want on your Photo Collage project, select the theme (I chose Valentine’s), edit accordingly to your liking (you can change frame borders, re-arrange the pictures, add images or text, etc) and follow the on-screen instructions to finish the project. It is absolutely idiot-proof, I tell ya.

Once you’re done, you can either choose to send the picture to HP’s suppliers for external print (which will be shipped to you), or print it with your HP Deskjet printer. For this project, I used my brand spankin’ new HP Deskjet Ink Advantage printer.

Note to self : Try their external print supplier for a Photo Book project in future.

This Valentine’s Day Photo Collage cube was so easy to do.

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There were very clear pictorial instructions on how to fold this into the cube.

Check out this quick video below on my experience making the Photo Collage cube with my HP Deskjet Ink Advantage printer.


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Check out the finished product.

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Now, that’s an A+ Valentine’s Day!!!

PS. My hubby loved it!

For more information on the HP Ink Advantage = A+ campaign and the printers in the series, check out the HP website at http://www8.hp.com/my/inkadvantage. Also don’t forget to *LIKE* their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/HPmalaysia

*This is a sponsored post with a review unit from HP Malaysia.

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