Unveiling of HP’s 2 Newest Products: Sprout and 3D Printing (Part II)

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Before the HP launch event unveiling HP’s two newest products: Sprout and 3D printing with Multi Jet Fusion technology, I had the incredible opportunity to test drive Sprout at the Martha Stewart Living offices in NYC.
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I was one of a handful of people in the world to get my hands on HP’s newest computer before the launch party or its release date. Of course, once I spent 10 minutes on Sprout, I wanted to know when and where I could get my own.


HP asked me to create a few holiday cards using Sprout at Martha’s offices (Martha Stewart and her team assisted with Sprout’s development process before its release). So, not knowing beforehand what Sprout was or what I was in for, I brought with me to NYC a few of my favorite holiday elements straight out of my craft room, including a few Martha Stewart red glitter ribbon ornaments that I found at The Home Depot last year on sale after Christmas; cinnamon sticks/peppermint sticks/and sugar sticks (from my crafting and cookie exchange party last December), gold sparkly fabric and gold spray-painted chestnuts (used in this winter tablescape a few years ago), and the family photos we had taken a week after Wynn’s birth.

 I also brought along a few of my dreidels—I have a whole assortment of dreidels that I’ve bought and received as gifts, which I display in a glass bowl every Hanukkah. I also brought along a few gold chocolate coins that we use to celebrate the Hanukkah tradition each year.

HP’s newest invention, Sprout, for the first time ever, blends the physical and digital in the same space—integrating a scanner, touch canvas, keyboard, mouse, 3D camera, and projector –all in one device.

Here’s the first card I created (in about 15 minutes), just by scanning in the gold fabric, which I used for the background of the card, and the red glitter ribbon ornament, which I resized with my fingers and dragged to the four corners of the photo.



Here’s the process.

(1) Lay the 3D objects you want to scan on the touch canvas.


I scanned in the cinnamon sticks, sugar sticks, and peppermint sticks to create a few letters and numbers for the holiday cards (see examples below). The orientation of the 3D objects you want to scan in doesn’t matter, because once Sprout scans it, you use your fingers to rotate and flip the objects around, enlarge/decrease/distort the size of the object, and drag it to any location you wish.


(2) Simply touching the camera tells the computer to take a shot of your 3D object, which is then automatically scanned into the computer.

 marthastewart4You can edit the captured image, but I didn’t have to. I used the exact image as it was scanned in the final version of my holiday cards. Did I mention Photoshop was in no way involved….?


(3) All the scanned objects are conveniently displayed and easily accessible on the main screen. Just touch the image you want to use for your project and drag it over.

marthastewart6 You can scroll thru using only your finger to view all the images that you’ve scanned in. Here are a few of the objects (gold-spray painted chestnuts, ornaments, dreidels, photos, fabric) that I scanned in and that, as a result, showed up in my gallery.

marthastewart8 HP’s brilliant taglines are “Reimagine what you can do” and “Be as free as your imagination.”   Sprout allowed me to take a few of my favorite holiday elements and experience them in a whole new way—by scanning them in 3D and manipulating them without the use of a camera, scanner, flash, reflector, whitebox, Photoshop, or Lightroom. In under 15 minutes.

For my next card, I lined up the dreidels on the touch canvas, scanned them in, adjusted the size, and moved the group to the bottom of my card. I did the same with the gold coins and dragged them to the top right corner of my photo. Sprout allows you to treat the objects individually or group them together.


Did I mention I made this without the use of a camera, scanner, flash, reflector, whitebox, Photoshop, or Lightroom? In under 15 minutes?

Sprout also has the same capabilities of a high-end computer, so you can easily add text to anything you create.

And here are the final two holiday cards I made:


I made the “J” with my gold-spray painted chestnuts; the “O” is a spool of gold thread (I punched out the hole with Sprout’s punch editing feature); and created the “Y” out of cinnamon, peppermint, and sugar sticks I pieced together—all objects I scanned in using Sprout. finalcard2

And here’s another variation with the same elements:


Sprout’s capabilities and possibilities provide a platform that creatives such as myself, without professional training in photography or graphic design, have never had access to before. Sprout easily and quickly facilitates, in a matter of minutes, the manifestation of an idea into a reality–with only one device.

Sprout will be offered for sale beginning November 9, 2014 and available in 50 stores throughout the holidays.

Have you begun to reimagine what you can create?

Thanks so much for joining me for Unveiling of HP’s 2 Newest Products: Sprout and 3D Printing (Part II).

Find out more: #sproutbyhp.




Thank you to HP for graciously sponsoring this post.

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November 12, 2014 - 1:44 pm

Nick #thisyearinmusic - I think 3D printing is the future. Good to know that home versions are being planned!

November 12, 2014 - 2:31 pm

Alisha H. - That looks so fun! I would love to do that.

November 12, 2014 - 2:32 pm

Lubna Naseema - WOW! just amazing. I think I am going to have it any time soon next year. Thanks for a nice share!

November 12, 2014 - 2:59 pm

Carrie - That is so neat! I would love to have this

November 12, 2014 - 5:07 pm

Kungphoo - Looked like a very easy to follow process.. and the results were awesome!

November 12, 2014 - 5:20 pm

Holli @ It's An Ordinary Blog - Looks like you had a great experience with HP. I use the HP Envy20 Touchscreen Computer and am ABSOLUTELY in love with it.

November 12, 2014 - 9:27 pm

cierra - Ahh the baby is sooo cute and I want that computer!! Send HP my way :))

November 12, 2014 - 10:26 pm

Jennifer Clay - Spout is so cool! I have so many ideas for it–I hope to be able to use this one day!

November 12, 2014 - 10:47 pm

Casey Gardner - This is great. Would like to see some 3D holiday cards.

November 12, 2014 - 11:14 pm

Jeanine - So cool! I can’t believe it took so long for this type of computer to come out but I’m excited about it!

November 13, 2014 - 12:21 am

Krista - I love this computer! I want one so bad!

November 13, 2014 - 1:34 am

roadrunnerfloristbasketexpress - I think the possibilities for Sprout will be wonderful!! I’m excited to see how it works!

November 13, 2014 - 2:19 am

Nicole Keener - Love, love love love love it. Sorry for so many loves, but it seriously does what I need computers, scanners etc to do!!

November 13, 2014 - 2:48 am

Stephanie Keeping - These are so neat. Don’t you love technology!

November 13, 2014 - 3:04 am

Giveaways 4 Mom - I love the selection of products that HP has available.

November 13, 2014 - 3:09 am

Veronica - I love the way your card came out! Beautiful family! I want me a Sprout too

November 13, 2014 - 3:30 am

vidya sudarsan - wow – this is really neat! HP has some of the coolest products.

November 13, 2014 - 4:34 am

Ardhendu Dey - It is really a great product of HP. I love to buy it asap. Thanks for sharing

November 13, 2014 - 4:42 am

Esther - HP has really outdone itself this time. I wish I had one of these to make my holiday cards this year. I love how 3D the objects look in the pictures. You did a great job. I love all of your cards. You have such a cute family!

November 13, 2014 - 5:25 am

Sandra @ A Dash of Sanity - 3D printing and Sprout is such a cool new technology. It has so much potential.

November 13, 2014 - 7:29 am

Joanne - That HP 3D printer is totally cool!
I saw one myself at SpaceX and couldn’t believe the things it could “print”!!!!


November 13, 2014 - 7:31 am

Daniele Holmberg - What an adorable Picture of your family above! :) I love it!

November 13, 2014 - 7:38 am

Tom's Foodie Blog - I really like this new technology. I want a Sprout

November 13, 2014 - 3:49 pm

Addie - Oh this is the coolest! This would make my personalized Christmas card process so much easier!! Lol. I love your cards =)

November 13, 2014 - 6:03 pm

Manu Kalia - Wow! This is a great idea for creatives. One big Family. 😉

November 13, 2014 - 6:03 pm

Somer Nelson - This looks really cool, but I would never trade in my Mac Book:)

November 13, 2014 - 7:16 pm

Holli @ It's An Ordinary Blog - LOVE the idea of doing 3d cards! :)

November 13, 2014 - 8:33 pm

Eliz Frank - It sounds like everyone had a great time at the event. good to hear about new technology.

November 13, 2014 - 9:01 pm

Eliz Frank - I’ve read a lot about the launch of HPs latest tech advances and I’m excited to see it in the marketplace. For some reason, I keep leaving comments that don’t seem to go through. Cheers!

November 13, 2014 - 9:22 pm

Jessica Beal Harlow - I love how user friendly this program sounds. Being able to scan and adjust photos with the touchscreen really appeals to me! Lovely photos!

November 13, 2014 - 9:22 pm

Joanne - I am so jealous of you!
That Sprout things looks so awesome!
Was there a long line to try it out?


November 13, 2014 - 9:26 pm

Stephanie Keeping - These sound neat! You have to love technology.

November 14, 2014 - 12:08 am

American Punjaban PI - This looks like a fun program and very easy to use. You have a beautiful family too. :)

November 14, 2014 - 2:00 am

Terri - your family is so adorable!! Those beautiful smiles! Picture perfect

November 14, 2014 - 4:46 am

Nicole @Little Blog on the Homestead - It’s official, technology is way smarter than me! What a cool opportunity, and lovely pictures of you and your family.

November 14, 2014 - 5:06 am

Kimberly Bergeron - The whole process looks amazing!

November 14, 2014 - 5:21 am

agatapokutycka - This sounds amazing!
I love the card you have created… and you are right… the possibilities are endless

November 14, 2014 - 1:08 pm

Joanna Sormunen - I would love to have a Sprout for me! Your Christmas picture is really amazing. I’ll be dreaming of a Sprout for my Christmas, lol

November 14, 2014 - 8:12 pm

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November 17, 2014 - 6:22 pm

Krista Blackburn - I love this thank you.. I cant wait to try ti myself

November 20, 2014 - 5:36 pm

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February 28, 2016 - 7:37 am

Lorena - This shoot was absolutely pricuoes! Seriously, you guys did an amazingly incredible job! I am also partial to the one where the twins are hugging. It’s very beautiful. I definitely think this is one of my fav newborn shoots. It’s amazing!

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