Epson Enhances Mobile App Enabling Easy Instagram Photo Collage Printing

Billions and Billions of Instagram Pix Drives Demand for Printing Access

LONG BEACH, Calif., April 28, 2016 — (PRNewswire) —  Instagram users now have an effortless way to wirelessly print from the 40+ billion uploaded photos1 with the new Epson® Creative Print App. Bridging the divide between the digital image and the physical photo, the enhanced version of the Epson app simplifies the mobile printing process, providing a seamless solution to create, preserve and share Instagram pictures in the form of long-lasting, high-quality photo collages.

Epson America, Inc.

Part of the robust Epson Connect™ suite of mobile printing solutions, the new app features a simplified design and interface allowing users to easily channel their inner creativity and build photo collages using their own Instagram images as well as virtually any photo stored directly in their tablet or smartphone.  Up to 12 photos can be selected and highlighted in a framed photo collage and then printed in a variety of sizes, up to 8.5"x11", using compatible Epson all-in-one printers, such as the Epson Expression® Home-XP-430 Small-in-One®.

"Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms among Millennials2, and Epson now allows users to directly create and print their Instagram masterpieces with the enhanced Creative Print app," said Nils Madden, senior marketing director, Epson America, Inc. "A seamless and useful tool for creativity and self-expression, the photo collage printing function caters to today's visual lifestyles, allowing mobile customers to easily print and display their favorite memories at home, or share with family and friends to proudly display on the refrigerator or bedroom photo board."

In addition to Instagram, the Epson Creative Print app can access Facebook photos to create custom greeting cards and stationery, including lined paper, and personalized paper – all using your own photos. Plus, print photos directly onto CD/DVDs3 and turn personal photos into coloring book templates – a great option for both adults and kids. The ultra-creative mobile user can take it a step further and leverage the Creative Print app and social network photos to create and print DIY crafts, dorm decorations, and even display-worthy refrigerator décor. For added convenience, users can also purchase supplies including ink and paper directly through the mobile app.

Availability

The enhanced Creative Print app is currently available for free download from Google Play and on the App Store.  With Creative Print it is easier than ever to create and print from Instagram and Facebook using your mobile device to a variety of compatible Epson all-in-one printers within your wireless network. For a list of compatible Epson printers, visit http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/jsp/epson-connect/mobile-printing/creative-print-app.do.

About Epson

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, smart glasses, sensing systems and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises nearly 72,000 employees in 93 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.

Epson America, Inc., based in Long Beach, Calif., is Epson's regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook ( facebook.com/Epson), Twitter ( twitter.com/EpsonAmerica), YouTube ( youtube.com/EpsonAmerica), and Instagram ( instagram.com/EpsonAmerica).

Specifications are subject to change without notice. Epson, Expression, Small-in-One and WorkForce are registered trademarks, and Epson Connect is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.

1 Source: http://www.wired.com/2015/09/instagram-now-tops-400-million-users-40-billion-photos/  

2 Source:   https://blog.hootsuite.com/instagram-statistics-for-business/   

3 Depends on which Epson printer model is being used, printer hardware must offer CD/DVD printing capabilities

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SOURCE Epson America, Inc.

 
 



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