Printing made easier with the latest pocket-sized printer by HP. With HP Sprocket, you can print photos directly from your smartphone in seconds. The idea of inventing this printer came from a presentation delivered by a HP intern. All you have to do is select your favorite pictures from your smartphone and print them all in (2 x 3” (5 x 7.6 cm) snapshots or stickers) one go to make a beautiful collage. HP Sprocket, the portable photo printer is the hottest gift of this year to the selfie addict generation. You can also inject fun to your favorite photos simply by adding borders, texts and funny emoticons before printing.
Specifications of HP Sprocket
This photo printer works on Zink Zero Ink technology and available in two color combinations that are black/silver and white/rose gold. It comes with a resolution of 313 x 400 dpi that brings utmost level of perfection in the pictures. You will find a power button, status indicator LED light, charging indicator LED light, charging port, top cover, reset button, paper output slot, paper input tray (with up to 10 pages capacity) and lanyard notch. The LED light reflects different colors indicating level of charging, status of printing, HP printer error, and other jobs running on HP Sprocket photo printer. HP Sprocket has an internal rechargeable battery with two-cell 500 mAh Li-Polymer 7.4 V. For charging, connect the USB charging cable in a charging adapter and plug-in to the power outlet.
How it works?
To use this small and portable HP printer, you have to download the companion HP Sprocket photo printer mobile app from Apple Store or Google Play Store. It is compatible with operating system 4.4 above and iOS 8.0 above. If your phone supports NFC then simply pair it with the printer by placing your mobile phone or tablet on the top and then download the mobile app.
Now you must be thinking how to take photos or print the existing photos from your device. Don’t worry; it’s just a child’s play. Just tap on the centre camera, click a perfect shot and enter the print command once you are done with the editing. In case, you want to print a photo already available on your phone, connect the device to the printer and tap print. The printer supports .jpeg, .tiff (iOS only), .gif, .bmp, and .png image formats.
In brief, just take out the printer from the box, install the HP Sprocket mobile application to your device, pair the printer and the mobile phone, place the HP Zink sticky-backed photo paper and print a photo.
Ease of accessing photos directly from your social account
No doubt, we all have a strong social media presence on the popular platforms like Facebook, Instagram and more. HP has taken utmost care of that and therefore the printer has a special feature with which you can directly access all the photos available on your social media profile. All you have to be going the main menu in the app, sign in to your social media account, select the photo(s) and click print. That’s it!!!