HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer

Last updated date: April 14, 2019

Review Melt Score
7.5

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 67 expert reviews, the HP HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer placed 7th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
6.7
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
3,965 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Features a lightweight design that is compatible with a tablet or cell phone.
- BestReviews
This makes setup easy because you don’t have to load a cartridge; you simply open the tray and drop in the paper.
- Top Ten Reviews
You can slap funky stickers all over your pictures before printing, as well as captions and other editing tools that should elevate your smartphone selfies above their usual standard.
- Trusted Reviews
July 24, 2017 | Full review
The HP Sprocket Photo Printer ($129.99) is a tiny, cute, and convenient photo printer designed for printing from a smartphone or tablet.
- PC Magazine
October 8, 2018 | Full review
HP's Sprocket Photo Printer lets you show your work to the world quickly, easily and with a little fun.
- CNET
December 21, 2016 | Full review
Thankfully, since HP has adopted the widely used Zink technology, you'll have plenty of paper options to choose from and little risk of buying into a dead-end proprietary format.
- Wired
December 23, 2017 | Full review
The HP Sprocket app is a bit more polished as well compared to the other printer apps.
- The Gadgeteer
August 16, 2018 | Full review
The Sprocket is also roughly the size of a smartphone and weights a mere 6 ounces, allowing it to fit just about anywhere.
- Digital Trends
August 11, 2018 | Full review
HP along with the printer, is also offering specially designed HP ZINK papers for printing.
- Tech Radar
September 15, 2017 | Full review
What experts didn't like
It's somewhat expensive, but it has a lot to offer for the price.
- BestReviews
The paper is a little expensive, especially for such small prints.
- Top Ten Reviews
Print costs are high.
- Trusted Reviews
July 24, 2017 | Full review
Zink paper is only available in a limited range of sizes, and the Sprocket exclusively uses 2-by-3 wallet-size sheets with a peel-off sticky back.
- PC Magazine
October 8, 2018 | Full review
Print quality through the Zink "Zero Ink" technology is just average; I could see lines in most prints and colors are muted.
- CNET
December 21, 2016 | Full review
But, one thing that really bugged me about the HP Sprocket is that the image quality is occasionally kinda bad.
- Wired
December 23, 2017 | Full review
The photo paper is packaged in 10 sheet packs and probably has some sort of coding that won’t allow you to use other types of ZINK paper that are marketed for other brands of printers like the Sprocket.
- The Gadgeteer
August 16, 2018 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

With the portable, lightweight HP Sprocket Photo Printer, print photos from your smartphone or tablet just as easily as you post them. Make time spent with friends more memorable with instantly sharable 2x3-inch snapshots of every fun-filled moment. Use the free HP Sprocket App to customize photos with filters, borders, and emojis, scan printed photos, and view photo collections. Includes 10 sheets of HP ZINK 2x3-inch photo paper with peel-and-stick backing for instant photos or stickers. Do not use the printer if the product battery is swelling and causing product expansion

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Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 6
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Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 2
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Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 5
5. HP Laserjet Pro Monochrome Printer
Overall Score: 7.6
Expert Reviews: 4
6. HP OfficeJet All-in-One Wireless Printer
Overall Score: 7.5
Expert Reviews: 7
7. HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer
Overall Score: 7.5
Expert Reviews: 9
8. HP Envy 4520 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer
Overall Score: 7.4
Expert Reviews: 7
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Overall Score: 7.0
Expert Reviews: 8
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Overall Score: 6.9
Expert Reviews: 2

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