#PrintingDory with the Epson EcoTank

As a blogger, I get invited to some pretty cool events. Last month, I attended a craft event that was organised by Epson who partnered up with Disney to create four crafts projects in the theme of the new Disney movie Finding Dory.

The craft projects had been specially put together so they were easily printable with the Epson EcoTank printers.

We got the chance to try out these crafts for ourselves as well as find out more about the printer.


The Epson EcoTank printers are supplied with ink that can last for up to two whole years. That’s pretty amazing isn’t it? This works out to be a 70% saving in printing costs and costs less than a penny per page!

The #PrintingDory crafts were super cute, there were cards to make, 3D models, an aquarium window and even your own photo booth props – perfect timing for the release of the movie and great crafts to impress the kids with by recreating them at home.

Busy crafters! Photo credit: Louise from Birds and Lilies
With the lovely Franca, A Moment With Franca and Nadia, Scandi Mummy

Epson EcoTank ET-2550

Our printer arrived just before the start of the Summer holidays which was perfect timing. I inherited our old printer from Mr H’s work,  which was a laser printer and took up quite a bit of space. I had to plug the USB cable in each time I wanted to print which to be honest, was a huge pain.

We don’t tend to print much these days – most important documents I have are PDFs or are on my email, both which are accessible from my phone without the need for printing.


Adding ink to the Epson EcoTank

In total, the printer took around 15-20 minutes to set up and it was super easy. I simply took it out of the box, filled up the ink cartridges as per the instructions, plugged it in and connected it to the Wi-Fi and we were away!

I was impressed with the size of the printer compared to the huge laser printer we had previously. This one fitted neatly inside our cupboard with room to spare and whilst it’s not the most exciting looking it does what it says on the tin and prints good quality prints in little time.

The boys were really excited to be given free reign over printing out various Finding Dory based crafts to amuse themselves with. One of the favourites has to be E’s own version of an aquarium which he cobbled together with various bits and pieces.


Ta-Da! A Finding Dory Aquarium!

Since having the Epson EcoTank, we have used it so much more than our old one. Mainly because the printer has Wi-Fi and so it’s been much easier to be able to print at the touch of a button. There is also a really handy app that you can download onto your phone called Epson iPrint and once set up you can print photos and documents direct from your phone without the need to even switch your computer on – perfect!

The Epson EcoTank ET-2550 currently retails at around £200 and although it seems like a big outlay for a printer you have to remember that you won’t need to spend money on ink for at least two years!  The boys have really enjoyed the freedom of being able to find colouring in sheets from the internet and being able to print them out all by themselves and I have loved the ease of being able to print without having to dig cables out and being able to print directly from my phone and in a completely different room too. I don’t think the novelty of that will ever wear off!

*I was invited as a guest to the Epson #PrintingDory event and was sent the Epson ET-2550. All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.


  1. Cheryl @ ReimerandRuby

    Looks like a fab printer! Our printer at home has similar features which makes it less hassle and very convenient. It is used mostly for kids coloring pictures as well. #KCACOLS.

  2. Maria this look brilliant! I too would love being able to print form another room that would amuse me no end, simple things! #kcacols

  3. Wow that looks like a great event – I need to pull my socks up as a blogger as I could really do with a printer – you’ll have to tell me how you get invited to all these great things 😉 Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

  4. I hate it when ink cartridges run out, it takes me months to get around to replacing them! Looks like a great printer and a fun event! #kcacols

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