The HP Sprocket; My Obsession Continues
The HP Sprocket Photo Printer is a mini, handheld printer that can instantly print photos from your phone – all you need is an active Bluetooth connection and the app.
The app is stupidly easy to use, simply select where you want the photo to come from (Instagram, Camera Roll, Flickr, Facebook), pick your photo and it’ll upload. You’re then given the option to either print straight away or edit. The edit function allows you to adjust brightness, add a frame, stickers, font, crop or apply a filter. Once you’re happy, you can choose to save the image, print, or upload elsewhere, all through one app.
The prints measure 2” x 3”, which is slightly smaller than the Fujifilm Instax Mini film, but not by much. You can remove the back of the film to create stickers, or leave them and put them in your purse, in a frame or wherever else you want to keep them.
The Sprocket is available in two colours; black, and white/ rose gold (I standardly got the rose gold one as, y’know, basic), but I think it is the prettier of the two.
The quality is decent for a mobile printer. It’s obviously not going to be as good as large prints as it’s small – there isn’t a lot of space for high quality ink and paper – but it’s decent quality for what it is.
I love being able to print out phone photos so easily, and the fact I can amend each photo to the way I like before it is printed is amazing. If you like to print out memories, I would highly recommend the HP Sprocket Printer. It’s available to purchase here for £99.99, and film costs £10.99 for 20 sheets here which is cheaper than the Instax Mini film, which is £12.99 for eight.
That being said, I still love my Fujifilm Instax Mini, and will not be throwing this away or replacing it with the Sprocket. Instead, I will be loving both, equally.
What do you think about instant mini printers? Do you print your photographs?
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