Earlier this year we acquired the new Epson Scrapbook Central kiosk. It is kind of like the ones you see in Walgreens, but this one is made specifically for scrapbookers. You can scan a 12x12 page and reprint it (borderless) or burn it to a CD or copy it to a jump drive. You can also print a 12x12 page as an 8x8 or 6x6 page, as it will scale it down for you. You can load pictures from a memory card or CD, or scan pictures in on the scanner, and then do a number of different types of photo editing.
It also has PhotoShop Elements on it, so it is very versatile with what all it can do. Your prints are not only acid- and lignin-free, they are also waterproof and archival safe for over 100 years. It can, of course, fix red-eye, and will also correct the colors on older photographs that have turned yellow or red. It comes out beautiful, just like the day you shot the photo!
You can bring in a memory card from your camera, jump drive, or CD, and load the pictures into the machine and then pick and choose which ones you want to work with, and print only those photos. All work done on the Scrapbook Central is saved for a minimum of 90 days, and can be reprinted and re-edited at a later date. So you can come in and load your photos onto a job, and save it, and then when you come to crop, only print out those you wish to work with that day. You won't have to remember to bring them every time you come.
You can create background pages for your scrapbook papers, and we also have several disks with a number of backgrounds on them that you can choose from. We can also take an 8.5x11 paper and turn it into a 12x12 for you, or create custom backgrounds out of any image or item you desire.
Think about this: you spend hours creating beautiful albums. Why not make a digital copy for safekeeping or sharing with others? It's a great way to send an album to somebody out of town, without worrying about the original getting lost in the mail. If you have more than one child and you currently make a family album, you can make a copy of that album for each child to have as their own, or print out a duplicate for them. There are many uses for this wonderful tool, and we have only begun to scratch the surface with all it can do. Stop by and check it out.
We have samples of printouts on the wall showing the original page and the printed page. You can't tell the difference unless you touch and feel them and see there are no layers on the printed page like on the original.
Until next time, happy scrapping!