A few days ago, a new mini photo printer was launched by the popular printer brand HP. The Sprocket Studio Plus complements the existing range and makes a perfect Christmas present.
Photo printer for smartphones
Small mobile photo printers are particularly hyped this year and are becoming increasingly popular. They are now available in numerous colors and variations. In addition, HP has now added another model to its Sprocket range and released it just in time for the holiday season.
What can the mini printers do?
With the advent of modern instant cameras, it became a trend again not only to save photos quickly on your cell phone but also to keep your memories in printed form. The small photo printers combine these two options and allow you to print photos directly from your smartphone – even when you’re on the go. Here is a quick guide for an older Sprocket model showing how the devices work:
All you have to do to use the device is connect it to your smartphone, usually via Bluetooth, and you can then conveniently print out your photos. The mobile phone printers have the advantage over Polaroid cameras that you can first edit the pictures according to your own wishes. For the HP models, for example, there is even a separate app for this.
Cartridges and photo paper can be bought at any time.
Sprocket Studio Plus
The new Sprocket Studio Plus is said to be able to print 4 x 6 inch (10.2 x 15.2 cm) photos. It is connected to the mobile phone via Bluetooth – this works with both Android and iOS. According to HP, one charge is enough for up to 80 prints. The device is quite small and compact and comes in plain white.
As previously mentioned, the Sprocket models have their own editing app called HP Sprocket. You can easily connect it to the printer and edit the photos as you like. The app has filters; you can add frames to photos, create collages, add text, adjust brightness and contrast, and much more.
Unfortunately, the new model is only available on Amazon at a dollar price and with relatively high import costs. But it should be available in Germany very soon. A great alternative would be the HP Sprocket Select for slightly smaller photos or the model that allows you to print the photos onto sticky-backed paper for direct use as stickers.