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HP Sprocket - low quality saturated pics

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As you can see, the photos are saturated. These were taken with an iPhone 7 and are unedited. I thought it's just how they are but after watching reviews on HP Sprocket on Youtube I've seen that their pictures print out better than my ones. Is there something wrong with my Sprocket or is it just how it is?

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@aceboook, Welcome to HP Support Community!

 

Let us try the following steps:

 

Upgrade the Sprocket firmware

HP regularly releases firmware updates. Upgrading the firmware might resolve the issue.

  1. Make sure the Sprocket is on and your mobile device is connected to the Internet.

  2. On your mobile device, open the HP sprocket app.

  3. Tap the Menu icon , and then tap sprocket.

  4. Tap Manage Printers, make sure your Sprocket is selected, and then tap Printer Settings.

  5. Under the Status section, locate Battery.

    • If the battery charge is 25% or higher, continue with these steps.

    • If the battery charge is 24% or lower, charge the battery for at least 30 minutes, and then continue with these steps.

  6. In Printer Settings, look for a firmware upgrade.

    • If a firmware upgrade displays, tap Get Firmware Upgrade and then follow the on-screen prompts to complete the update.

    • If a firmware upgrade option does not display, the firmware is up-to-date.

Send a print job. If the print quality is still unacceptable, continue to the next step.

 

Clean the Sprocket paper path rollers

Dirt and debris on the paper path rollers can cause print quality issues. Use the colored Print Quality Card (formerly the Smartsheet) from the same pack of HP ZINK photo paper currently in the Sprocket to clean the paper path rollers.

NOTE: 

To avoid print quality issues, do not use a colored card from a different pack of photo paper.

  1. Remove the paper cover, and then remove any photo paper from the input tray.

  2. Check the photo paper and remove any severely bent, wrinkled, or torn photo paper from the stack.

  3. Reload the photo paper with the colored card on the bottom of the stack with the barcode facing down.

  4. Replace the paper cover, and then send a print job.

  5. The Sprocket calibrates and cleans the paper path rollers with the colored card, and then prints the photo.

Let me know the outcome.

Cheers 🙂

 

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Hi there. I've tried what you recommend but it didn't work. The pictures it printed out is still saturated and low quality.

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@aceboook

 

Seems like it is an issue with the printer's hardware. I would recommend you to try our other support options.

Follow the steps below to reach out to our HP Support team:

 

1) Click on this link - https://support.hp.com/us-en/contact-hp
2) Select your product type below.
3) Enter the serial of your device. 
4) Select the country from the drop-down. 
5) Select the appropriate option based on your preference. 
6) Fill the web-form and proceed further. 

 

Thank you. 

 

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I purchased my Sprocket in New Zealand but am currently living in Italy. What country do I put up as?

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