Pictures printing with pink hue

Publié par melissa901 le

I just received my HP Sprocket printer and have only had a 50% success rate in terms of output color.  In summary:


Installed app and calibrated the printer with included blue paper.

Printed Photograph #1 - no color issues

Printed Photograph #2 (about 6 hours later) - drastic pink hue where whites should be

Reset printer and re-calibrated 3x with included blue paper

Printed Photograph #3 - no color issues

Printed Photograph #4 (about 5 minutes later) - same drastic pink hue

Note: All 4 photographs were different


I have the latest firmware for the Sprocket (1.1.3)

I'm using Samsung Galaxy S6 edge with latest update to OS

I'm letting the printer cool down between prints

I'm using the HP provided zink paper



Please help - I am not very inclined to keep the printer at this point if I will need to re-calibrate prior to printing each photograph 😞 It's a lovely idea however it seems to have some kinks left to work out.


Thanks in advance!


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  • Ok I’ve found this forum searching for this pink hue issue and what has been surprising is that there’s a few forums about this and most of them are focused on the printers. I have a canon ivy clique 2 and have used different paper types. Recently I purchased some paper from a private seller. Everything I’ve printed on the paper I got from the private seller prints in a pink hue and it’s led me to suspect that perhaps the seller stored the paper in the garage (it was -40 degrees in this area for many weeks this winter) Even though the paper specifies ideal temperatures for storage, nobody seems to have any info what so ever on what happens when the paper gets too cold or too hot. Since I’m printing with a white border and the white border comes out with a pink hue I’m guessing this is a paper issue seeing as it began with the first print from the new paper.

    Stingray le
  • Hi @ChaniV,
    Welcome to HP Forums, this is a great place to get support, find answers and tips.
    Thank you for posting your query, I’ll be more than glad to help you.
    I understand that you are unable to print properly from your HP Sprocket printer.
    This issue could because of the paper type used.
    Let’s go through a few steps that may help to fix this issue. 
    And here are a few steps for you in the link: Printing Photos
    Let me know how this works.
    You have a good day ahead.

    Rainbow23 I am an HP Employee If you found this post helpful, you can let others know and also show your appreciation by clicking the “Accept as Solution” button, “Thumbs up" button!
    Rainbow23 le
  • Hey there! @melissa901, 
    Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues, with help from the community!
    I understand you have issues printing images from your sprocket printer.
    Don’t worry I will try to help you out.
    Are you using  HP ZINK Sticky-Backed Photo Paper?
    Use these recommendations to help improve print quality.

    Use genuine HP ZINK® Sticky-Backed Photo Paper. ZINK® makes custom photo paper for a variety of printers, such as Polaroid, LG, and HP. HP recommends using HP ZINK® Sticky-Backed Photo Paper for best results. To purchase genuine HP ZINK® Sticky-Backed Photo Paper, go to the HP Sprocket homepage. You can also purchase genuine HP ZINK® Sticky-Backed Photo Paper from other retailers.
    Clean the output rollers with the blue HP ZINK® Smartsheet from the same pack of photo paper currently in the printer. Load the blue HP ZINK® Smartsheet into the input tray with the barcode facing down and the photo paper with the print side facing up, and then send a print job.
    Load photo paper with the Smartsheet to avoid an Out of Paper error message.
    Allow the printer a few minutes to cool down between print jobs.
    When the printer becomes too warm, a Cooling down… Sprocket needs to cool down before printing another job. Wait to send another photo. a message might display on the HP Sprocket app. Tap OK to clear the message.
    Store the photo paper in a cool, dry place and avoid contact with water. If water spills on a photo, wipe it away as soon as possible to prevent damaging the photo.
    Use clean, wrinkle-free photo paper. Avoid loading wrinkled or curled photo paper into the printer.
    Make sure images have a minimum resolution of 818 × 1258 pixels per inch (PPI) for optimal print quality. Screen-captured images from your mobile device might not have sufficient resolution for optimal print quality. See your mobile device manufacturer for more information.
    Refer this document to further troubleshoot issues with your sprocket printer.
    Let me know how it goes!
    Have a beautiful weekend ahead! 🙂

    A4Apollo I am an HP Employee
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