Rank: 72/100 in Top Tech – HP Sprocket: Best portable photo printer – Tech Category: Smart Tech
About the size of a cell phone, this portable photo printer goes anywhere. Photos in seconds, wherever you go: Quickly print your smartphone and social media photos through the free HP Sprocket app using Bluetooth
Zink (stylised as ZINK), a portmanteau of “Zero INK,” is a full-color printing technology for digital devices that does not require ink cartridges and prints in a single pass. The printing technology and its thermal paper are developed by Zink Holdings LLC, a U.S. company, with offices in Edison, New Jersey, and Billerica, Massachusetts, and a manufacturing facility in Whitsett, North Carolina. Zink Holdings makes all the paper; makes a printer for printing labels and other designs on rolls of Zink zRoll; and licenses its technology to other companies that make compact photo printers, and combined camera / compact photo printers that print photographs onto mostly 2×3” (about 5×8 cm) sheets of Zink Paper. Key licensees include HP, Lifeprint, Prynt, and C&A Global.The Zink technology started as a project inside Polaroid Corporation in the 1990s, which spun out Zink as a fully independent company in 2005.