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HP Sprocket Photo Printers - Setting up the Printer

This document is for HP Sprocket Photo Printers, and the HP Sprocket app for Android and Apple mobile devices.
To set up a printer for the first time, remove the printer and all packing materials from the box, install the HP Sprocket app, pair your printer and mobile device, load paper into the input tray, and then print a photo.
Step 1: Remove the printer from the box
Remove the printer from the box, remove any plastic packing material from the printer, and then recycle the packing materials.
Figure : Removing the printer from the box
Removing the printer from the box
Step 2: Install the HP Sprocket app
Install the HP Sprocket app on your mobile device. The app is required to connect and print to the printer.
  1. Go to the HP Sprocket homepage.
  2. Click Google Play or App Store, depending on your mobile device, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
Step 3: Pair the printer and mobile device
After the HP Sprocket app installs, pair your mobile device to the printer using a Bluetooth connection.
  1. Turn on the printer.
    Figure : Turning on the printer
    Turning on the printer
  2. On your mobile device, open the Bluetooth settings menu.
    Nearby devices display.
  3. Look for HP sprocket (xx:xx) in the list.
    • If the printer displays in the list, tap it, and then continue to the next step.
    • If the printer does not display in the list, tap Search or Scan, depending on your mobile device. When the printer displays, tap it, and then continue to the next step.
    Figure : Example of HP sprocket in the devices list
    Example of  HP sprocket in the devices list
Step 4: Load HP Zink® Sticky-Backed Photo Paper
Load plain HP ZINK® Sticky-Backed Photo Paper into the input tray.
  1. Turn off the printer.
  2. Remove the top cover by sliding it away from the output slot, and then set it aside.
      Figure : Removing the top cover
      Removing the top cover
    1. Slide the top cover
    2. Remove the top cover
  3. Load up to 10 sheets of photo paper with the blue HP ZINK® Smartsheet. Make sure the Smartsheet is on the bottom of the stack with the bar-code facing down, and the photo paper with the print side facing up.
     note:
    Each pack of HP ZINK® photo paper contains one blue HP ZINK® Smartsheet to use with the specific pack. Keep the blue HP ZINK® Smartsheet until all 10 sheets of the photo paper have been used, and then discard the Smartsheet.
    Figure : Loading photo paper
    Loading photo paper
  4. Align the top cover with the tracks on the outside of the printer, and then slide the top cover toward the output slot until it is firmly seated.
      Figure : Closing the top cover
      Closing the top cover
    1. Align the top cover
    2. Slide the top cover
  5. Turn on the printer.
Step 5: Print a photo
Use the HP Sprocket app to select a photo saved on your mobile device to print. During your first print job, the printer calibrates with the blue HP ZINK® Smartsheet to provide the best print quality.
  1. Open the HP Sprocket app.
  2. From the home screen, tap the Photos , , or icon, depending on your mobile device, and then follow the on screen prompts to allow the app to access your camera and photos, if necessary.
  3. Select the photo you want to print.
    The print preview screen displays.
  4. Tap the Edit icon to adjust the photo’s appearance, add text or stickers, and apply filters, if necessary.
  5. Tap the Checkmark icon to save any changes, and then tap the Print icon.
    A Sending to printer message displays, and the printer calibrates using the Smartsheet.
  6. Wait until the printer is idle and silent, and then remove the Smartsheet. Your photo prints a few seconds after calibration completes.
For more information about printing photos to the printer, go to Printing Photos

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