***Disclosure: The devices are provided by ZINK and I am a member of the ZINK hAPPY club.All opinions are 100% my own***
Remember the other day when I hinted at an AWESOME and super cool product that will be hitting store soon? Well, it’s HERE!!!!
WHAT is It?
The ZINK hAppy™ and hAppy+™ are the first products in a new category of devices called Smart App Printers™ from ZINK Imaging. Smart App Printers are mobile, app-based, and wireless, and feature the ZINK® Zero Ink® Printing Technology. Smart App Printers enable creating and ink-free printing directly from smart phones and tablets or in the palm of your hand. Create and print custom designs, labels, photos, stickers, tags, coupons, and more, without any ink.
Do you like crafting? Maybe your an organizer? You could just want to do a project with one of your kiddos. With both the ZINK hAppy™ and hAppy+™ you can do a multitude of things. Plus, it’s EASY to use and for me that was a plus. You start with an App. You can choose from a multitude of fonts, stickers, even pictures YOU have taken from instagram. Once you have your design you print it on the ZERO ink (yep you read that right!) ZINK hAppy™ or hAppy+™ printer. Then you make a swiping motion and it cuts your design in a perfectly straight line Next you unpeel the back and stick it wherever you choose. Like I said it’s SUPER easy. Once I did it a few times my daughter Isabella, who was 8 at the time, took over the ZINK hAppy™ and began her own projects. Here are a few things we have made with the regular hAppy™:
You see that folder? Well now it’s completely covered in everything One Direction. In fact we’ve been having so much fun with it that my 12 year old son wants to get in on the action. We are making a tutorial for next week to show you how easy it is to use. What are we making? Why, what every 12 year old boy needs. A Zombie Apocalypse Kit. So make sure you check in next week for that tutorial! Now, let’s learn more about both printers!
- Smart App Printers are mobile, app-based, and wireless, and feature the ZINK® Zero Ink® Printing Technology.
- hAppy: the accessory that allow you to create full-color, high quality, ink-free prints directly from smartphones and tablets.
- hAppy+: an all-in-one device with the Google Android ™ operating system for creating ink-free prints right in the palm of your hand.
- With both models, create and print custom designs,labels, photos, stickers, tags, coupons, and more without any ink, from a variety of apps.
- Both models currently support AirPrint™ with additional protocol support underway.
I’ve been using the ZINK Design & Print Studio™ App:
- The ZINK Design and Print Studio app is a speciallydesigned companion to the ZINK hAppy Smart App Printer line, making creating and printing even easier and bringing organization and creativity to your fingertips.
- The app is optimized for creating along a wide spectrum – from the simplest of labels, to the most detailed, custom designs.
- It features an array of design elements such as fonts, frames, backgrounds, and art. The app includes features like resizing, cropping, text layout, and color changing, to name a few.
- You can also import photos from a variety of places, including Facebook and Instagram.
- The ZINK Design and Print Studio also includes ready-made design packs that are either ready to print or fully customizable.
- Additional design elements and ready-made designs are also available for download.
- The ZINK Design and Print Studio comes pre-loaded on the ZINK hAppy and hAppy + printers, and is available for free download at iTunes, Google Play, and the Amazon app Store
A Few More Highlights
What can you make? The possibilities are endless! The longer I have it the more I get inspired to create and seeing what others create is inspiring as well. Direct Wi-Fi®– that means no cords. Which makes it easier to take out and put up once you are done with your project. Also, The zRolls (containing ZINK Paper) comes in five sizes–from 3/8th inch to 2 inches. They are inexpensive to buy–about the same price as a label cartridge–and are almost 20 feet long. Every zRoll can print in full-color!
I’ll be going into more detail with you as weeks go by and if you have any questions feel free to ask! Now for the fun part!! A GIVEAWAY!!!!
What you can win: 1 (one) hAppy Smart App Printer (MSRP $199) and 1 (one) hAppy+ Smart App Printer (MSRP $299). There will be a total of two winners. Winners will be drawn randomly