Not something you'll be printing any detail with, but for fun-sized photos for sharing with friends, it's great. It also offers paper packs specific to competing models. Tiling Also possible on the Sprocket Plus, this is the process of printing pieces of a larger hard-copy image or graphic, and then sticking the pieces, or tiles, together to create a larger copy of the original shot. The quality of the photos are ok. It connectes to Instagram, Facebook, Google, and your local images on your phone or tablet.
A print queue was added, along with multiple printer connections. Plus, you help me cover costs so I can continue the coverage of Gadget tech, music tech, and geek culture through the shows. This adds more fun than just printing because you can personalize the prints. I took it to a recent party and the guests were wowed at how quickly I customized and printed stickable keepsakes for them! The bluecard comes out first and then the color zink film produces your picture. It displays the printer's status for example, the battery-level info when you scan the dot patterns on the Sprocket 2nd Edition's lid with the Sprocket App. Zis Is Ze Part of Sprockets in Vich Ve Print I used my year-old smartphone and my daughter's to print some sample pictures. Some of that is most likely idle time, as I did not manually shut it off in-between uses.
Plus, easy connect friends and family to your Sprocket so everyone can join the fun. They recommend not putting any more paper than this to avoid jams. It retains the same sleek look as the , but with a chic new texture. For example I printed out our vacation photo from Virginia Beach and when I used the Sprocket apps camera to reveal my embedded experience it tagged photos I took that day, it pulled up a Wikipedia of Virginia Beach and also pulled up a 3D Google map image of the exact place I took the photo! The paper is sticky-backed so you can paste your photos anywhere and everywhere. Contributing Editor William Harrel is a contributing editor focusing on printer and scanner technology and reviews. You have your choice of three hues: Noir, Luna Peral, and Blush.
You'll also use the Sprocket App, of course, to configure the printer itself, and to work with most of the features we're about to discuss. My one complaint is that the hue is off. I did not have the opportunity to play with these before posting time. This makes sense as it is pulling the file from my original device and not a cloud service. I do really like that there is no ink. It seems pretty durable, but I would recommend buying a case for it.
While not exactly a critical feature, the Sprocket app has been updated with augmented reality capabilities, which you can use to view your print queue and the status of your Sprocket. It offers remote diagnostics and support, as well as the convenience of a quick replacement device. Tap one or more pictures from the in-app photo grid, then hit print. If you don't follow our , you may not receive a full refund. So, the Sprocket is getting some interesting new features with this refresh, but social printing and improved print quality will likely reasons most people upgrade. I did all the resets too but no luck.
After 5 - 6 photos, my battery would be down to the final bar. This enables you to print your social media snaps without ever leaving the Sprocket app. You can also use the app to scan photos you've previously taken to view associated photos, videos, and location info. And you can prioritize jobs by moving them up or down in the list. Still, not too shabby for it's small size. Or a ghost of technology past? I am amazed at the quality of the prints that come out of this little device.
I like the idea of being able to print things quickly from my phone. The Sprocket includes 10 zink photo paper and blue card. The image quaility is not as good as the Canon Ivy in my experience. The grown-up in me says I wish I had kids to get this for. If you choose the 100-sheet pack, your cost per photo will be 45 cents; otherwise, it's 50 cents a print with the other two. Social Printing With seamless Bluetooth® connectivity, easily print social media photos.
It is located in the top left corner of the Home screen. You can peel the back off the prints and they become stickers. The paper has peel off backs that allow you to make stickers out of the little photos. I should note here, though, that this didn't work for me. Wish they printed out bigger pictures though. I think it is only a foot and a half.