Instant film are all the rage a few years back. With the progression of the smartphone cameras though instant film has been taking a back seat. Of course, certain manufacturers are looking to push for a comeback with the instant film format. The instant film market though is a niche market in itself, and believe me when I say that those things are not exactly cheap. So what is the next best thing? Pocket printers of course! For you HP fans, they do make one.
Just very recently launched in Malaysia, the HP Sprocket is HP’s way of having fun with photos. The Sprocket instantaneously prints on a 2 x 3″ format and prints out of your smartphone so you would not have to buy another camera just for it. All you need to do is download the free HP Sprocket App on either your iOS or Android devices.
It can print all sorts of images too from .jpeg, .gif, and .png files making it as versatile as ever (most of your smartphone photos come in .jpeg format anyway. Through the app as well you can instantly edit the photo and add a little bit of fun to it with borders, emojis, stickers, filters, and a range of fonts. The edited photos can then be shared on any social media you have, or be printed through the Sprocket via Bluetooth.
The HP Sprocket is available through HP’s site at hp.com.my/Sprocket retailing at MYR599. Colours available are Black, White, and Red. Photos and press release after the break.
HP Sprocket Photo Printer comes to Malaysia
Printing photos from smartphones just got even easier
Kuala Lumpur, 11 August, 2017 – HP Malaysia’s recently-launched HP Sprocket Photo Printer preserves special memories captured in photos on smartphones by enabling instantaneous prints of 2 x 3” snapshots.
“In our lives, we have been capturing life’s special moments through photos and many of these are stored in our smartphones. HP wants to liberate these special moments and turn them into printed memories in an instant, with a sleek, slim photo printer that can be easily slipped into the pocket with the smartphone,” said Kym Lim, Managing Director, HP Malaysia. “Whatever the occasion may be, the HP Sprocket is a nifty and fun gadget to bring along.”
Digital Fun In Your Palm
The HP Sprocket makes photo printing more intuitive, convenient and snappy. With the free HP Sprocket App for iOS and Android, users can give their photos a pop of personality with borders, emojis, stickers, filters and fonts. The range of supported file types includes .jpeg, .gif and .png, making it possible to work with almost any image. These edited photos can be shared on social media with a tap on the app, or sent to print through Bluetooth.
Users can print colorful, smudge-proof, water-resistant and tear-resistant photos on HP ZINK® paper.[i] Additionally, the peel-and-stick backing can turn favorite photos into fun stickers that personalize everyday items such as bags, phones and notebook PCs.
Pricing and Availability[ii]
- The HP Sprocket is already available on hp.com.my/Sprocket
- The HP Sprocket is priced at RM599 and is available in Black, White, and the newly launched Red
[i] Water, tear and smudge resistance based on internal testing by Zink Holdings, LLC.
[ii] Estimated Retail Price. Actual pricing may vary.
Bluetooth is a trademark owned by its proprietor and used by HP under license.
The ZINK® Technology and ZINK® Trademarks are owned by ZINK Holdings LLC. Used under license.
Source: HP Malaysia