Portable Printers and Photography

The opportunity to get the perfect picture is hard to come by. More often than not photographers have to make these opportunities for themselves and the rest of the time, keep their eyes out for it. A minor lapse of attention can mean that you have lost the chance to capture something you may never get the chance to shoot ever again.

Picture showing Hp print support

Sometimes it is important that you print out pictures to see how they’ve turned out. Whether it is for professional projects or if it’s something personal, it is always nice to check if you’ve managed the elements the right way.

Luckily for most photographers, HP has started developing portable Hp print support that are designed to make high quality photo prints. Each of these comes with functionalities such as cloud printing and Bluetooth connections that make printing as easy as reciting the alphabet. Best of all, this functionality does not compromise printing capabilities at all.

Some of the more notable Portable Printers made by HP are:

HP Sprocket Photo Printer

The HP Sprocket photo printer was one of the first designs HP manufactured for these purposes. It connects directly to your phone or tablet for any printouts you may require. The model is relatively cheaper compared to the other two models we will speak of; however the print quality is understandably less fine as well.

The sprocket has the following specifications:

  • Print Resolution: 313×400 dpi
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0
  • Compatible operating systems: Android 4.0 and above, iOS 8.0 and above
  • Memory 512 MB
  • Media size: 2×3 in
  • Weight: 0.379lb
  • Dimensions: 2.95 x 4.57 x 0.91 in

HP Sprocket Photo Printer Second Edition 

The second edition Sprocket was designed for those who print from phones and tablets.  Although it does not offer much above the other designs in terms of print quality, it does capitalize on the convenience it has to offer.

The printer takes portability to a whole new level with faster Bluetooth connections, a specific app to enable mobile printing but takes away compatibility through desktops/laptops.

The Sprocket Second Edition has the following technical specifications:

  • Print Resolution: 313×400 dpi
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0
  • Compatible Operating Systems: Android 4.0 and above, iOS 8.0 and above. Not compatible with Windows or Macintosh
  • Memory: 64 MB
  • Media Size: 2×3 in
  • Weight 0.38 lb
  • Dimensions: 3.15 x 4.63 x 0.98 in

Hp Sprocket plus Printer Support

The HP Sprocket Plus was made a cut above the rest of the portable printers HP manufactures. This design is capable of printing image sizes bigger than the other two aforementioned models. The Sprocket Plus was made for photographers.

The model is priced higher than the other two, owing to the larger image sizes that it can offer along with the compatibility across multiple operating systems.

The technical specifications of the Sprocket Plus are:

  • Resolutions: 313x 400 dpi
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Compatibility: Android 4.0 and above, iOS 8.0 and above. Compatible with Windows and Macintosh as well.
  • 512 MB
  • Media Size: 2.3×3.4 in
  • Weight: 0.45 lb
  • Dimensions: 5.59 x 3.50 x 0.71 in

What sprocket model you choose to buy ultimately comes down to your price range and the size of the images you wish to print. It needs to be remembered that each of these models was made to print photographs and nothing else. The Sprocket model series comprises of high quality printers that outstrip the capabilities of other manufacturers by far.

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