HP Sprocket Photo Printer- a pocket-sized photo printer has been announced by HP Inc on Thursday. This printer enables the users to directly print photos from their smartphones instantly. According to the company, this product will prove to be a very seamless and handy device. Especially for photography enthusiasts who very passionately capture pictures every other day by their smartphones. HP Sprocket photo printer is targeted at millennials and priced at 8,999 INR.
Raj Kumar Rishi, Senior Director, Printing Systems, HP Inc India, said, “While smartphones have made it very simple to store our memories digitally, the power of printing photographs cannot be undermined. The moment a digital photograph gets printed it becomes a tangible treasure one can cherish for life.”
According to him, with the HP Sprocket app, free on Android and iOS, users can also customise with their photographs by adding fun borders, emojis, stickers, filters and fonts available in the mobile application before printing them. The company said, “The companion app enables users to print photographs directly from their social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram as well as from their phone’s camera roll. Supporting a range of file types including .jpeg, .gif and .png, the app enables users to work on almost any image format.”
They also added, the HP Sprocket photo printer connects seamlessly to mobile devices via Bluetooth and prints photographs sized 2×3-inches using Zink technology. The Zink photo paper delivers colorful, smudge-proof, water-resistant and tear-resistant photos without ink or toner cartridges as the entire color required for printing is embedded in the HP Zink photo paper itself.
Instant cameras are floating in the market these days, but the HP Sprocket will be having a lot of options apart from the other pocket-friendly device. The color options available in this device are red, white and black and can be purchased from either Amazon.in or HP’s own online marketplace. The HP Zinc paper for the photo printer will be available for 539 INR (pack of 20) and 1,249 INR (pack of 50).