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HP - Sprocket Photo Printer - Black-Front_Standard

HP - Sprocket Photo Printer - Black

Model: X7N08ASKU: 5622677

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 2972 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Like it a lot

    Posted
    Stormswift
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    I wanted instant prints for a photo journal. Today everything is on line, in social media & photo albums are all but gone. On the other hand grandma's photo albums or mom's scrap books are bulky. To me Photo journaling maybe a good compromise. Hp Sprocket is great for that purpose. Small, easily fits into a purse. Now as far as quality of the prints: I want to preface by saying that I am yet to take a digital pic that did not need to be tweaked or edited for one reason or another. In reading Sprocket reviews other owners stated that prints are somewhat matted, reds lean towards brow and whites have a slight tint. That is accurate. Knowing what to expect, I use photo editors (the one provided by Sprocket or any other I may prefer) to routinely "brighten" and boost up colors of the images I plan to print on Sprocket . The resulting images do not have the vibrancy you would see in your smartphone, but they have that soft quality that fits with journaling. The setup was easy. It works off your Bluetooth. Manual not included in the box but easily Googled on line. Photo paper is easy to load: it is stacked correctly in the packet with glossy side up and blue configuration card on the bottom. Printer cover slides off, paper is loaded, cover replaced and long press on the side button gets printer started. Remember to bind phone and printer via Bluetooth and to turn on bluetooth on your phone each time you are printing. When reviewing an item its important to know what it does how it does it and if it fits with what you need it for. In isolated cases you would see negative reviews because of mechanical issues, but a lot of times review is negative because the item's specifications from the start did not fit in with the purpose someone got it for. If you expect Sprocket to produce studio quality prints-you would be disappointed. If you are looking for small prints that illustrate a story of where you've been and what you've done, selfies etc- Sprocket is vey nice for that purpose.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Way more entertaining than you’d think

    Posted
    Lrhank
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    I received the HP Sprocket as a gift and it’s by far my most used mobile accessorie ever. I work in retail and knew of the Sprocket but never really thought it more than a photo gimmick, especially with quality. I am very pleased to say it shot way above my expectations. Photo quality itself isn’t going to be the best, it is using Zink instead of ink after all. Considering it’s a pocket sized printer it gets the job done. One of the best features is the embedded Reveal. Once a photo is printed, you (or a friend/family member if they have access) could scan the photo and get some great information like where it was taken and explore the area with street view or flyover, some little facts about the place and it’ll show you other photos taken there. Another neat feature is printing layouts, you can have a photo take up 1, 4, or 9 sheets of the Zink paper so you’re not completely stuck with 2”x3” prints. But be sure to stock up on Zink paper, you’ll use more than you realize and at full retail prices it can add up so if you see any on sale, even just the 20 pack, get a few so you can fill up for a few months. Another downfall is the battery life, on average I get 12-15 prints per charge. Being indecisive and changing what I want to print, setting the printer to turn off automatically after 1 minute is a good way to save battery but that’s going to be all you can do to help so be sure to have a power source handy if you plan on printing quite a few at a party. Overall I love my Sprocket and would recommend it for just about anyone that’s sentimental.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Printer for On-The-Go!

    Posted
    LifeofaSouthernMom
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    I was so excited to receive my HP Sprocket Photo Printer. I am the type of person when I take pictures on my phone or computer I never remember to print them out. With the HP Sprocket Photo Printer, I can print while I am on the go or from home. I can easily put it in my purse or bag as it is smaller than my hand. There is no ink, plugins, etc. that you have to use. Simply download the app and sync your mobile phone to the printer. Add the photo paper that came with your printer as it is already stacked correctly so that you can install the right way, glossy side up. There is no manual but the setup is easy as I said. After you install the printer paper, hold the long button on the side to power on your printer. Be sure your Bluetooth is always turned on when using the printer. When printing images be sure the image will fit properly for the small photo paper. You will not get professional images but instead, the images come out on the grainy side but great for creating images for a scrapbook, wallet size photos, sending smaller images to friends or family. I love this printer because it does what I want it to do. I printed my first two photos of my kids and put them in my car so they are always with me. cheesy to some I know. But I love it and the kids love taking silly photos and printing them out to show everyone. This is a great product for anyone who loves to take photos and needs to print them out right away. Kids have a game and you want to capture those quick snaps and print them right there, this is the product for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Memory Keeping

    Posted
    townsendhouse

    As a mom, I am in charge of memory keeping for my family. Unfortunately, sitting down to make a beautiful scrapbook never seemed to work for me. With three children now, I know that I want to record the memories that we have as often as possible. Enter the HP Sprocket. I absolutely love how I can easily print pictures on this cute little printer to put in my Erin Condren planner as a memory keeper. I take a lot of pictures of my kids, but almost always they are on my iPhone. Having an easy way to print those out whenever I want has been an absolute dream! I love the color, and the ability to print two pictures on one page. I can then cut them in half and they fit perfectly in my planner, which is now my memory keeper for my three children. I especially love that there is no separate ink to buy, this makes it incredibly convenient and portable. It is easy to bring with us to family events so that everyone can get involved in the fun! One of my favorite things, that I hope to do more of as we have more events, is to bring the printer with me to family events. We then set up a little "photo booth" with props, and I can print the pics off for family to keep and bring home to commemorate the time we spent together. Awesome product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it....fun fun fun

    Posted
    Eaf67
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    Purchased for my 12 yr old daughter....she purchased a Polaroid camera that instantly prints photos bit several would turn out bad so wasted lots of film...and would be up set because she didnt get the should she had hoped for....so i found this little guy....a she fell in love with it as soon as she found pictures in her phone that she wanted to print....so now all her pictures come out good and doesn't miss that one pictures she was hoping to get in print...she takes it with her on vaca. or to friends house or family get togethers and print and gives photos to friends and family as she pleases ....i love it because i see that beautiful little smile on her beautiful little face ever time she gets her print to come out..and because it cheaper cause of no wasted prints on bad pictures

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I just love it!

    Posted
    KSDiaz
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    I love how portable the HP Sprocket is and can instantly print any memorable photographs wherever you go. I have read the review about this product before purchasing. I read more negative than positive but it wasn't towards the machine itself, just how it prints. Explained how rough it prints or the outlining is bad making it look like something straight out of a comicbook. Then read we would need to play around with the editing part making the the picture a bit darker or lighter for the photos to print somewhere to our liking. I did not mind all that. What I was looking for and wanted was something that I can instantly print photos that I can keep for memories. If a friend wants one too to put in their photo album, I can print them one on the spot. I have a bad habit of traveling and taking a lot of photos. Also this machine prints ink-less photos. Which its good that we do not have to spend too much money on buying or refilling the ink for the printer. And purchasing these photo paper are inexpensive, compare to other brands.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected

    Posted
    Stephanie
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    When I learned about the Sprocket online I got really excited but didn’t expect much. I went to Bestbuy and asked a few employees opinions and they all gave great reviews so I figured it was worth a try. Honestly, this is one of the best purchases I have made in a long time. It wirelessly syncs to your phone so you can print the cutest small photos/stickers (the film happens to have a peel away on the back to turn it into a sticker)... the picture quality is pretty great for a tiny machine that DOESNT USE INK! That’s right... you don’t have to refill ink on this. I don’t know how they did that, I guess it’s thermal or something. Anyway, I really can’t say enough good things about the sprocket. Although the film isn’t cheap, it is worth it to be able to print out pictures whenever you want wherever you want.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little item

    Posted
    Bal031
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    - Portable - No ink needed - Make sure to NOT throw away the blue barcode card that comes with the printer paper because you're supposed to install it with the paper. Read the instructions. - You can use the printer while it's charging. - NOTICE: There were times where the printer had a picture queued that I had already printed! When I chose another picture, it printed the last picture first and then the one I chose after. That was a waste of paper. CHECK YOUR QUEUE to make sure it doesn't mess up like that. - Easy to install paper, charge lasts a good while, very portable and fun to use. - Picture quality is so-so, don't be expecting super high quality photos either. It's for fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great small printer

    Posted
    perhapsrain
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    Truth be told, I love this printer when it works! Currently it isn't working if you have ios 11.2 ... it's been a nightmare as HP has yet to update their firmware. Many are having issues with this so your printer will just be an expensive decoration until they do an update. However, when it did work before their firmware update, the picture quality is great and in their app, you can edit your photo before printing. It is very user friendly. I get addicted to printing photos and changing the filters or adding cute stickers to it. As of right now I can't use it with my iphone 8 but I can send the photo to my old ipod and print from there. If you have a computer with bluetooth, you can use that as well. This printer also charges quickly and is lightweight to carry around with you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Printer

    Posted
    dsides
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    Bought this Bluetooth printer for my daughter after researching several of the instant cameras / printers. Combined with HP Sprocket App, this printer provides pretty good quality prints with creative and fun additions from the app. And the instant film is probably the cheapest in price if all of the others! The pics are a bit smaller (2”x3”), but I knew that going in. And the back of the pic can be peeled off if desired to make a sticker. This isn’t the printer for you if you’re a serious photographer looking for the high quality studio prints. But if your looking for something fun for your kids or even for yourself at a party, this is a great instant printer!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great hobby printer

    Posted
    Rox7403
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    I love gadgets!!! Being a HUGE crafter, scrapbooker, etc.. I take tons of pictures.... I was not looking for something with perfect color, etc. but, one thing is for sure.. this is fun and convenient... the picture quality is not bad considering it uses heat technology to develop the pictures. I do wish that I could get bigger prints, but I knew ahead of time that was not an option. I also wish I could order just paper without it being a sticker... I'll never intentionally pull the back off and think that is just an added expense to the paper... Over all... I would buy this again and know I'll get plenty of use and fun out of this little printer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun!

    Posted
    cstine06

    We have had so much fun with this little printer! If you have someone on your Christmas list who loves the latest and greatest tech gifts, definitely check this one out. This photo printer is the same size as an iPhone (the normal one, not the Plus), prints wirelessly, doesn't need ink (it's somehow magically already in the paper), and the photo paper comes with a back you can remove so your photos turn into stickers! The app is really easy to use - I'll be printing some of our favorite Disney photos to use as gift tags in the coming weeks!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceeded expectations

    Posted
    Pauly233
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    I knew this is a instant printer so I knew the pictures weren't going to be of super high resolution. But for this little thing I'm surprised on how they come out. However the pics don't come out that great if you have any filters on your original picture. If u have no filters on and take a normal picture, quality is great. I was skeptical at 1st but I wish it would print filter pics better, other than that handy to tote around with ya. I recommend if your out for a night and want to capture the moments

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little printer

    Posted
    Siatidemon
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    Purchased the Sprocket as a gift. The user likes the printer as it is small and easy to use. We had the HP rep at our local Best Buy store show us the features and talk about the product compared to others on the market. He even allowed us to take a picture and print it. The picture is clean and has a good resolution even for a small format. The rep showed us how to install the print paper and how it has an calibration sheet for each pack of paper so the printer calibrates after every 10 pictures printed. Picture paper is inexpensive and see it being used more than sitting on a shelf.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this Printer!!!

    Posted
    LivingaFitandFullLife

    The Hp Sprocket Photo Printer is so much fun! We used it to take silly photos at my daughters birthday and were able to print the photos out for guests directly from my phone. Guests were amazed and loved their photos of the kids. The Hp Sprocket Photo Printer is incredibly easy to use and took only a few minutes to set up. I love that it's the size of my phone and allows me to print photos whenever I want!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great pocket printer!

    Posted
    angelope
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    The HP Sprocket is pretty effortless/straightforward to use. FYI Photo quality is good but not professional/perfect. The photos look good enough (to me) to be worth the time & money saved vs getting them printed at wherever or using a more expensive/time consuming product. I use this for photo journaling my hiking/outdoor activities and other. I like the sprocket because it isn't time consuming. Turn it on, open app, pick your photo, and print it- easy/fast. There are also photo editing options and the ability to add "cutsie" stuff to prInts. I feel this is money well spent, I would purchase again. Def recommend to friends or family.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Crafty Kids

    Posted
    Carly

    This is such a cute little printer! I wasn't sure if we'd use it much because the prints are so small (business card size) but it's been perfect for when my kids want me to print something off of my phone. The setup was very easy and the print time is so fast (less than a minute) so there's no waiting and we've been able to add little snaps to holiday cards, craft projects, gifts, etc. We even used them as part of the favors at a recent party and the guests loved that surprise!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    FUN, PORTABLE PRINTER

    Posted
    Carolina
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    Absolutely love the HP SPROCKET. My first portable printer that I bought just for fun and it is awesome. You have to download an app on your phone to print out pictures but you are able to link instagram, facebook, flickr and photos from your camera roll to print out. You can also edit pictures from the app; plenty of filters to choose from, borders, ability to crop and add text!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome gadget for teens, or anyone!

    Posted
    RonnieT
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    My wife found this product on a web site that had the best Christmas gifts for teens. So we read the great reviews and got it for her. It is a fantastic product! Easy to set up, even easier to use, and comes with really cool gallery options to add a lot of enhancements to the photos. The picture quality is shockingly vibrant and the sticker backed photo papers make it easy to print and stick on the go with they're friends. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to print out small photos on the fly without a PC or printer. Great product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun, Small, & Easy to Use

    Posted
    Crazyjennjenn
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    I hesitated buying a product of this sort, because I kept thinking do I need really this. I take pictures of everything, and I used to print them out until about 5 years ago. I miss having tangible photographs, and this is the perfect cure for that. It is super sturdy, small, and insanely easy to use. It prints super fast, and the color is almost identical to the device (makes it a smidge darker mild red tone). I find if I use an instagram filter such as Valencia, Amaro, or Gingham the picture color is perfect. This is great for teens or adults, and it is perfect to bring along to a party or event.

    I would recommend this to a friend