HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer

 on 11/2/19  

HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer - If you resemble me, you probably take a great deal of photos with your phone. Scanning pics on our phones is fun, however the majority of us do not get a chance to enjoy them BEYOND the phone. One way to do that is to print the pictures and one solution that can aid you with that task is the HP Gear portable picture printer Let's check it out.
HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer

HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer

What is it?

The HP Sprocket portable photo printer is a battery-powered printer that is about the dimension of a deck of cards and also pairs with your phone as well as the HP Sprocket app to allow you to conveniently and rapidly print your images on 2 x 3-inch sticky-backed paper without utilizing ink.

What remains in the box?

  1. HP Sprocket printer.
  2. mini USB cord
  3. 10 pack of HP ZINK sticky backed photo sheets

Style as well as features

The HP Sprocket printer is offered in several shades, but I was sent the white variation of the printer which has bronze tinted accents.

The tiny printer has a plastic case with one button on the side which toggles power.
On the back of the printer is what looks like a lanyard attachement point ... odd. You'll additionally locate the micro USB port for billing, 2 condition LEDs, and also a reset switch/hole.

The front edge of the Sprocket is where the printed photo is ejected.

The top of the printer moves off to reveal the compartment where you position the image paper.

The picture paper is packaged in 10 sheet packs and most likely has some kind of coding that won't allow you to make use of various other kinds of ZINK paper that are marketed for other brand names of printers like the Gear.

I have actually evaluated a couple other printers that likewise utilize this sort of paper and also they all include an unique blue card that needs to be left in the pile of paper face down when you install the paper into the printer.

Right here we see the stack of 10 sheets of ZINK paper positioned in the Sprocket printer.

A spring-loaded stress lever maintains the paper in place to make sure that it does not repress inside of the printer during the printing process. I've had this issue with an additional older printer that I reviewed years earlier, so I like to see that HP has created a remedy for this potential problem.

HP Sprocket app

To publish your photos, you require to install the HP Gear app on your phone. This application will let you check out, modify, and also print the pictures in your phone's memory, on your Instagram account, Facebook account, and also Google Photos account.

The app likewise lets you do some fundamental editing and enhancing like chopping, adjusting degrees, including text, and stickers.

Printing fasts as well as simple and considering that the HP Sprocket makes use of ZINK photo paper, you don't have to fret about ink drying out, smearing your smudging. The prints are ready to utilize and also circulate as quickly as the print expels from the Sprocket.

My preferred aspect of the prints is that they are peel and also stick. I generally have issues peeling off the various other ZINK photo paper that I have actually utilized with my other photo printers, but the paper support on the HP ZINK paper is significantly much easier to divide. I such as to use the prints to embellish the access in my journal.

For those interested, below are some innovative means to utilize the Gear.

What I like

  1. Easy setup
  2. Quick picture prints
  3. Crisp and great color

What needs to be enhanced

  • Just comes with 10 sheets of image paper

Final thoughts

I've assessed a couple various other printers very similar to the HP Sprocket, so I wasn't anticipating the resulting prints to be much if any type of various than ones I've been making use of for years. Yet I really was shocked. The prints from the HP Sprocket look a little bit crisper and have a lot more lively colors than prints from Photograph as well as Panasonic ZINK printers which have always looked a little bit washed out to me. The HP Sprocket application is a little bit extra brightened also contrasted to the other printer apps. If I remained in the market for a pocket-sized image printer today, my first choice would certainly be the HP Gear mobile image printer. It's a keeper.
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