In the last few years, the smartphone has become a household staple. As such we’ve seen a slew of technological accessories meant to enhance our experience – from bluetooth headsets to devices that monitor physical activities. But the one product that never seemed to respond to the popularity of smartphones were printers. That is, until now.
Meet ZINK hAppy™ and hAppy+™ from ZINK Imaging. These adorably cute, completely portable Smart App Printers are portable, app-based and wireless to boot! And I do mean they’re portable. These smart app printers create and print custom designs, labels, photos, stickers, tags, coupons, and more, without any ink.
How Does it Work?
It’s simple really. Just connect via your smartphone or tablet and use the free ZINK Design and Print Studio app (available at iTunes, Google Play, and the Amazon app Store) to create and print designs, or send an image straight to the printer from your photo gallery via air print, or print from inside any other app on your phone that is air print enabled.
For easy on-the-fly design and even free pre-made templates, the ZINK Design and Print studio is a specially-designed to work with ZINK hAppy Smart App Printer line. With awesome design elements like fonts, frames, backgrounds, art and the ability to import photos from Facebook and Instagram you can create a completely personalized project. Further editing options like resizing, cropping, text layout and color changing allows you to make sure the finished project looks perfect.
From there it’s a matter of utilizing the ZINK hAppy Smart App to print your creations wherever you’re at. And I do mean wherever, because the hAppy emits its very own wi-fi signal. This means that while you can connect it to your home network, you can also simply connect directly to it WITHOUT a network, ANYWHERE. The optional battery pack makes this puppy truly portable without the need for a power outlet!
For example, on a recent trip to New York, Whistler and I set up a fun photo booth in seat 4A at 40,000 feet while the rest of the airplane passengers slept.
I also used his first dentist appointment as an opportunity to multi-task and organize my wedding dress shopping notebook.
What Are These Projects You Speak Of?
The hAppy Smart App Printers are ideal for anyone! Type – A personality? Planning a wedding? Scrapbooking your life from birth? Have kids? Meet your new BFF. It’s also perfect for do‐it‐yourselfers, small business owners, busy parents and teachers. hAppy makes it simple to design, personalize and print full‐color labels, stickers, photos and more to make greeting cards and invitations, memory books, gifts and wrapping, photo booth strips, visitor badges, address labels, business materials, school projects and home décor.
Is your head spinning with possibilities yet?!
With two awesome but different Smart App Printers, how do you choose? The hAppy is the accessory that allows you to create full-color, ink-free prints directly from your smartphone or tablet. Where as the hAppy+ is all that and a bag of chips. The hAppy+ runs on it’s own Google Android operating system to create prints right from the palm of your hand in an all in one system. Both systems offer ZERO Ink (zip, zilch, absolutely NO ink) technology!
To further clarify, the hAppy is designed to be an accessory to your smartphone or tablet. The hAppy+ can stand alone, with the ability to create projects on the device itself.
Just 6 Simple Steps:
At the end of the day it takes just 6 simple steps to use these handy devices.
- Download the free ZINK Design & Print Studio app to a smartphone or tablet
- Connect your smart device to hAppy via Wi-Fi®
- Load any size ZINK zRoll
- Create your design on your smart device touchscreen
- Press print, the design is wirelessly sent to the hAppy from your smart device
- Place and adhere the hAppy print to create a wide range of organizational and creative projects
I’ve been using my ZINK hAppy for about 6 months now and am constantly thinking of new ways to use it in my home. Right now my life is consumed with wedding planning and I’ve created some really great DIY Wedding projects with the help of my hAppy. You can view all my ZINK projects here.
Wait, did someone say GIVEAWAY!?!?
Yep, that’s right. The lovely folks at ZINK are sponsoring a lovely giveaway of 1 (one) hAppy Smart App Printer (MSRP $199) and 1 (one) hAppy+ Smart App Printer (MSRP $299). There will be two winners of this giveaway, one for each. If you are chosen as one of the winners, it will be a surprise as to which printer you receive :)
How to Enter to Win
Step#1: Leave a comment telling us how you’d use the hAppy or hAppy+ printers, ex. “I’d organize my husband’s tools so we can finally keep track of everything!”
Step #2: Use this easy giveaway form below to record your entries – good luck!! The comment entry is the only mandatory one you must complete to enter. All others are purely optional for those that really want to win!
I am a ZINK hAppy Club Member and was provided a hAppy Printer and ZRolls so I could craft til my heart’s content. This giveaway is being sponsored by and prizes will ship directly from ZINK. Prizing may take up to 6-8 weeks for delivery. All opinions remain my own.Related Posts