As a participating mom for this campaign with HP and MomSelect, I was provided with the HP Envy 5660 printer, along with ink and HP Social Media Snapshots photo paper at no cost in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
As a mom, teacher, blogger and creative I naturally love taking pictures, I love sharing my pictures on social media and displaying them around my house even more! So, when HP and MomSelect reached out looking for bloggers with upcoming events who would be willing to try out the new HP Social Media Snapshots product I quickly stepped to the plate!
The date of Connor’s 6th birthday party was rapidly approaching, with an epic Indiana Jones themed adventure all planned out, and I knew his party would be the perfect place to try out the product.
HP Social Media Snapshots is a fantastic app that allows you to print pictures directly from your smart phone to any HP AirPrint enabled wireless printer; in this case, an HP Envy 5660 printer. It allows you to easily print images from your camera roll, Instagram, Facebook, Flickr or more, and you can enhance your images with text and several different frames (including a couple of Disney licensed options).
At Connor’s party we used the printer set-up to actively encourage parents to get involved. Guests were invited to take photos throughout the party, and then encouraged to print them out right there to take home as keepsakes. Parties are generally all about the kids, and this gave parents an incentive to enjoy the party and create something special to remember it by. I considered the idea my Parent Party Favors.
For use at the party HP also sent me an HP Envy 5660 printer. I was thrilled when I found out that it houses its own AirPrint wireless functionality, thus allowing us to set the printer up at the park pavilion where we held the party with absolutely no problems.
First, there are no built-in editing features for color adjustments. If I’m printing an image from Instagram this is no big deal, but I don’t typically edit images in my camera roll. If there were some filters or color adjustment functions built i to the app I could print quicker without having to go to the camera roll and edit the images first.
Second, the text function is pretty basic. You are not able to center the text in the text box unless you use the space bar, and you are unable to change fonts or the font size. Each frame template has a preselected font and that’s what you have to work with.
You can pick up your own HP Envy 5660 and HP Social Media Snapshots Photo Paper at your local Staples location. The paper runs $9.95 for a box containing 25 sticky-backed 4×6 sheets, and are BOGO free from now through October 31st, 2015 with the following coupon: HP Social Media Snapshots Photo Paper BOGO Coupon – Exclusively from Staples. That’s a great deal. The HP Envy 5660 printer retails for $149.99.
HP would love to see what you are doing with the HP Social Media Snapshots app and Sticky Photo Paper. Post your pictures on social media using hashtag #StickAPic and be sure to tag @Staples. I can’t wait to see what you’re creating and sharing!