GadgeTech Review: HP Sprocket Photo Printer

We fully enjoyed the benefit of having an Instax Photo Printer. In just a snap, we can have an instant photo printed in seconds. Though fully satisfied, we did not stop there. We are up to try another printer and see how differently will it work.

The past month, GJ got himself online an HP printer called the HP Sprocket Photo Printer where you can also print from your smartphone. It comes in black color but they also have a white (normal color) and rocket red (which is limited in quantity) choices.

HP Sprocket Photo Printer; Setup card; HP ZINK® Sticky-Backed Photo Paper (10-sheets); Micro USB Cable, Regulatory Sheet

Its primary features include*:

  • About the size of a mobile phone, this portable printer goes anywhere.
  • Use the HP Sprocket App to quickly print your favorite social media photos.
  • Give your prints a pop of personality with borders, emojis and more
  • No ink cartridges required with ZINK® Zero Ink® technology
  • Bluetooth® connectivity

HP Sprocket Photo Printer uses a 2 x 3-inch (5 x 7.6 cm) sticky-backed photo paper which made it very handy (you can stick your photo anywhere you want!). Weighing only 170 grams, you can definitely bring it in any of your trips.

Unlike the Fujifilm Instax Photo Printer, you can download the free HP Sprocket App to customize your photos before you print them. Add stickers, texts and other designs to make it more personalized.

HP Sprocket Photo Printer & Fujifilm Instax Photo Printer

HP Sprocket's size is relatively small compared the Fujifilm Instax Printer, given that the photo is also smaller than the Instax films with ink cartridge on every single piece of it.

Though it is another nice piece of mechanism, GJ and I decided not to keep it for ourselves. There's still a nostalgic feel with the other printer and we can only afford to give our attention to one. I also noticed that after few months, the photo printed sticker of the HP Sprocket turns into yellowish color, which I personally don't like. How much more changes will it be as time goes by?

What can you say about this HP Printer? Will you probably purchase one?


  1. How I wish wanna have that one! 😊😊 this could be awsome ✌🏼❤️❤️

  2. Wow, I feel like living under the rock for not knowing printers like this exist. I will probably get one soon.

  3. At first I was in awe when you said that it has no ink cartridge.. but when you revealed that photos turned into yellowish color, I think I'll invest on a Fujifilm instax printer instead.

    1. We don't have any regrets having the Fujifilm Instax Printer as long as we have films available. HP Sprocket's sticker photo paper is cheaper than Instax' films though, but for the quality and design, it will always be Instax for us.

  4. I consider buying one nung nag mention ka na no ink but a big NO to yellowish color. That's one of the things I consider when buying photo printers. Baka kasi mabilis mag fade. If compare sa instax isn't it too pricey for the films?

    I am eyeing another photo printer: Pringo and Prinhome

    1. That's really the downside Ate Rubie. I've been eyeing on the photo's changes since we returned the printer (as I've mentioned, we did not keep it). And because it gradually turns yellow, I am still inlove with the classic feel of the Instax. We are Fuji photographers din po and we know that it will always be worth it.

      I haven't heard about the 2 printers po. Hmm. But we are also thinking of having the Canon Selphy which is more for business use.

  5. Often dealers add hidden fees to the cost of the printer after you place the order. Compare the cost with other vendors before making the final agreement. best cheap 3d printer


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