Best Christmas Related Project Ideas Using your Inkjet Printers

By: James Kara Murat

Here are some exciting ideas that you could use with your inkjet printers during Christmas holidays. That's right, inkjet printers-your color printer, to be more specific! It is time to disassociate color printers with work and use them for fun, and for helping you save during Christmas.

It is easy to pair the word "Christmas" with "shopping," right? And when these two words are joined, they could result to another word, "exciting!" However, for some, "Christmas shopping" means, "Expensive!" Inkjet printers can come in very handy in terms of helping you save in Christmas decors, and a whole lot more!

CHRISTMAS DECORS

Banners - do you know why even the most expensive restaurant caterers or event organizers place those bold letter banners to announce the occasion? They aren't only useful for photo souvenirs, they also set the mood. Individually print each letter of the phrase "Merry Christmas" on A4 size glossy paper with your color printer. Buy differently colored glossy paper for more funky effect and use different font and size for each letter and cut them out.

Standees - want a life-sized Santa Claus in your living room? How about your 5-year old boy in his favorite superhero costume? There are so many photo editing software that can help you place your boy's face on any costume-how about a Santa Claus costume? There are software that can help you print sharp images with your color printer and join individual print-outs into a life size image.

CHRISTMAS GIFTS

Personalized Christmas gift wrappers - your gifts become more memorable if they come with personalized wrappers. The designs you can come up with are limitless. Choose lighter colored glossy paper that would fit in your inkjet printer and tape these to the box for a tight wrap.

Christmas cards - Search for the nicest winter photo, superimpose your family photo, print using your color printer and send it to the in-laws or your boss (nothing impresses a boss better than a nice family photo on Christmas!)

Calendar - what could be better than a personalized calendar on someone's office desk? You must have a photo of the recipient (better if you're in the same picture too) tucked somewhere. Find the most memorable one, add it as a graphic design to your downloaded calendar template from the internet and print it with your inkjet printer. Frame and send with it your best wishes.

Business Cards - This could be the least expensive but the most appreciated gift you could ever send. There are a lot of business card templates in the internet and they come with some desktop publishing software. You may even design your own. Use the appropriate thick paper (glossy or matte) print in your color printer, carefully cut them into individual cards (50 pieces would be enough) box them and send.

QUALITY TIME WITH THE WHOLE FAMILY

With your inkjet printer, you can have fun and memorable time with your hubby and/or with your kids. Is there a story teller among the family members? Is there an artist in the house? Write the story as it is being told, scan the drawings that your kids draw for each particular scene or page, lay-out them in half the size of a legal page, print them using an inkjet printer or color printer and bind them. Who knows, you may be sitting on the next children's book best-seller!

There are endless uses you can make with color printers besides using them for business. Just explore with your inkjet printer, and you will be surprised to find out you hardly even scratched the surface yet.

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