Regardless of the miles apart or age differences, sharing a photo with grandparents ensures a lasting connection with loved ones. Today with technology helping to bridge the generational divide, there are easy-to-use tools available to grandparents and grandchildren – like the FastFoto™ FF-640 scanning system – to help preserve and share the billions of photos tucked away in attics, basements and closets. Epson joins families and other organizations on Grandparents Day to share tips, tools and helpful information for preserving a family legacy.
“In the U.S. today, there are billions of un-scanned photos, and every year countless photos are lost to fires, floods and other natural disasters, making it important to protect and preserve your family’s memories,” said Brian Baltezore, product manager, Epson. “With FastFoto, families can restore faded photos easily and quickly to their original color to share via email, cloud services and across social media, like Facebook and Instagram.”
In honor of Grandparents Day on Sept. 10, following are some helpful tips and project ideas for sharing, organizing and preserving family memories:
With the ability to accommodate fragile photos, large panoramic photos and documents, the FastFoto preserves what’s priceless by helping families quickly organize, digitize, restore, and share photos. With simple set-up and intuitive software, FastFoto is easy to use, enabling families to scan thousands of photos as fast as one photo per second2 at 300dpi, and automatically restore faded photos and bright colors to bring memories back to life.
The Epson FastFoto FF-640 will be available on Epson.com at a promotional discount as low as $549.993 throughout late August and Grandparents Day weekend (Aug. 27 – Sept. 16)3. For more information and availability, please visit www.fastfoto.com.
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1 Source: Boston College Study, “Solidarity in the Grandparent–Adult Grandchild Relationship and Trajectories of Depressive Symptoms” 2014 https://academic.oup.com/gerontologist/article/56/3/408/2605571/Solidarity-in-the-Grandparent-Adult-Grandchild
2Based on average speed from start of scan to end, using Windows driver, scanning thirty 4" x 6" photos at 300 dpi in landscape orientation. Auto-feed tray accommodates 30 photos at a time.
3 During promotional period, FastFoto will be discounted to $549.99 on Sept. 3-9, 2017 on Epson.com; FastFoto FF-640 will be discounted to $579.99 on Sept. 10-16, 2017 on Epson.com
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