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?
- HP Sprocket printer.
- mini USB cord
- 10 pack of HP ZINK sticky backed photo sheets
Style as well as featuresThe 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 appTo 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
- Easy setup
- Quick picture prints
- Crisp and great color
What needs to be enhanced
- Just comes with 10 sheets of image paper