My Must Have Item

Sharing my must have, best resource ever for any classroom teacher plus grab our FREE printable sheet 'Make The Rhyme'.

The start of every new school year is always accompanied by a pile of printing. As soon as a classroom teacher has their class list, the printing starts - locker labels, desk mats, wall displays, welcome notes, class newsletters, student name tags for everything! The list can seem endless especially if it's your first time setting up a classroom but this year I've found something that is going to save you time and money!

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My Must Have Item - sharing my must have item for this year at school from a classroom teacher plus free Make a Rhyme printable | you clever monkey

With my list of jobs in hand getting ready to head back to school also meant making sure we had enough ink for the printer. Yes, I know I could do my printing at school but with a young family of my own, I like to come home after school and spend some time with them before starting work again once they are in bed (sound familiar anyone?). But with replacement inks for my printer now costing $23-25 each for 6 different ink cartridges that always seem to run out when I most needed to print something for the following day, I decided I shop around to see what else was on offer and I'm so glad I did!

Instead of spending another $100+ on ink, I now have a new Epson ET-2550 Printer/Scanner at home and a few weeks into the school year, I'm so impressed with it I'm already talking to my school about purchasing one for the classroom too. 

Why? The Epson printer comes with ink tanks rather than cartridges and according to the box it came in, it includes 2 years worth of ink. Two years! Or 4,000 pages in black or 6,500 pages in colour. No more running out of ink here for a while!

The other feature that sold me was that I can now print straight from any device - desktop, iPad, laptop, phone. No more time wasted having to save files and photos to the desktop in order to print. I just had to load the software to the computers and for the iPad and my phone, I just had to add the Epson app. It was so easy - my less-than-tech-savy partner had set it up and printed something before I had. You can also scan and save documents straight to the cloud.

With many more schools using iPads in their classrooms, I think the new Epson range will be the answer for many sites who are using new technology but with no means to print from these devices. The Epson EcoTank printers allow users the freedom to print from anywhere solving this problem. The generous ink tanks also address the other problem for schools - the ongoing cost of replacement ink with refill bottles costing AU$17. You can check out the other printers in their range here

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My Must Have Item - sharing my must have item for this year at school from a classroom teacher plus free Make a Rhyme printable | you clever monkey


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Please note I was gifted the Epson printer for the purpose of this review 
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16 comments

  1. So great! It's always hard to know what good printers to do with because there are so many. This one looks awesome. Thanks for the advice.

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    1. So true Kate! I couldn't be happier with this printer :) It's saved me so much time already being able to print from whatever device I'm working from.

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  2. Wow that's a lot of ink!
    I'm ALWAYS running out of ink... I wonder how long it would take me to power through that much ink! LOL

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    1. lol Katef - we were the same! I'm wondering if we'll make the 2 years but it's hard to imagine printing 6500 pages even in that time!

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  3. Ooh that's so cool that you can print from all your devices - so great for kids that create art on their tablets.

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    1. Isn't it Danya! That's why I'm talking my school into getting one so we can print out some of the student's work done on the iPads.

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  4. I am forever replacing my ink cartridges �� So will be checking this out!

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    1. I was the same Happy Whimsical Hearts! So frustrating but not any more :)

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  5. Oh love this. Ink is my nightmare purchase. I hate spending my cash on it. This would save so much more money that I could redirect to crafting supplies or travel!

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    1. It's akin to buying tyres - necessary but not very exciting Amber. I much rather be spending money on travel :)

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  6. I was hoping you were giving one away! Ha ha!
    You've sold me on it though. I need to log on to hubby's computer to print at the moment, which is a pain when he is not home bc I can't remember his password!!!!!

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    1. lol - sorry Jackie :) Just one giveaway at a time! Have you entered our fairy garden giveaway yet?

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    1. I make stuff all the time for the classroom so happy to share :)

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  8. Oh man I can't imagine how many pages teachers have to print!! I go through enough with just my own kids!

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    1. lol Chelsea :) With three kids of my own, they're certainly enjoying the freedom to print!

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