Printers are the brilliant counterpart to the photographic capture — copies of copies on top of a singular moment or intentional instant. With my Epson ET 16500, it was love at first print. Before I picked up this beauty, I was always the advocate of the cheap printer workhorse. But one morning, I ran out of ink and had a moment rather beside myself. I can’t imagine I was the first or last to indulge in the madness of printing blank pages when one expects vivid colours and well-defined lines to greet them fresh out of the mechanical oven. But that was that, and no longer would I ever run out of ink — and could now print to my heart’s desire. This printer’s EcoTank can print as many as 10,500 pages in black — and doesn’t require you to buy those silly cartridges for the cost of a new printer.
(Above Image: this is as much duck lip as I am willing to muster for the one-time-only purpose of this demo selfie. Enjoy!!!) Anyone familiar with the inner-workings of Instagram may have heard of the UBeesize tripod light ring for selfies. I felt a little off with the idea of taking a selfie when my marketing agent suggested that I bring forth the face behind the brand, as I’ve never been the type to take obnoxiously-close-up photos of my mug. But we are in the age of information sharing after all, and hiding behind your work simply won’t cut it anymore. I was honestly hoping for a pass what with having a 3-year-old and working day and night, but since this no longer qualifies as a reclusive lifestyle, I decided to exploit technology to its fullest. My solution-mode thinking prompted a late night purchase and experiment before bed without makeup, which encouraged a second round of testing with makeup in full. The results made me full of envy! (Disclaimer: If you see me in real life, I may not look this great.)