New York

I had such a great time recently when I traveled to New York to meet the minds behind the ZINK hAppy and the other ambassadors who were beta testers along with me. The ZINK hAppy is a portable Smart App Printer you can print to directly from your phones, tablets, and cameras. It is awesome for those on the go, crafters, artists, labelers and other organizational fruitcakes (I truly admire such and am really jealous of their skills!) You can also create invites, party favors, personalized products, stickers to keep the kids happy, scrapbook items and so much more.

NY central park rock

The ZINK hAppy crew had us touring the most memorable spots in New York, so we would have plenty of photo material to create with during our crafting sessions.


We toured the NBC building and went to the top of the Rock to capture the view from the picture at the beginning of the post.

NY central park jump

Of course, Jeana and I also did our token jumping pic!

New York (1)

As with most press trips. most of us are caught with our heads stuck in our tech gadgets at one point or another. Even when we went to the Museum of Modern Art, the bloggers were caught with cameras and phone in hand. I was so glad I was able to see my favorite painting in person again.

NY Vangogh

I ended up having a great time touring “The City” and bonding with the gals! Anyone who knows me would laugh their heads off to learn I was the city tour guide! We did not even get lost which is amazing! We went shopping, rode the subway, and even made our way to ground zero.

NY girls

But mostly we took a lot of silly pictures!

Traveling NY

We wanted to do a group jump picture in central park, so we went right in the middle and jumped! Check out all of the looky-loos!

NY central park jump (1)

I knew this would be a hilarious picture to capture the process, so I had the ZINK hAppy rep capture it in a gif.


I have been stuck with my head in my phone and my iPad mini looking at old and new pictures for about two weeks. Ever since I returned from the ZINK hAppy Ambassador trip in New York, I have been inspired to create, and create and create.

ZINK hAppy
I created this wall hanging with 2″ ZINK hAppy paper using the Little Big App

Seriously, I went to Michaels and I bought a ton of canvas to fuel my ideas. My kids keep trying to take over what I am doing and I am not sure who is more excited: me or them. My favorite feature by far is the Little Big add-on app which allows you to split the image into even strips, which then I weave and organize in different ways. Here is a close up of the weave of my sister and I that I ended up putting on the box below.

NY with sister

And a little more detail on the treasure chest I am creating. I am going to put the memories strips between all of the pictures once I settle on what I am keeping. A really nice feature is you can place down the strips and pull them up a few times to correct any mistakes or changes.

Zink Weaving


This is the back of the box. I have the ZINK hAppy paper wrapping around the corners and pressed in all of the ridges. There are so many different shaped wooden ready-made items at the craft store, the possibilities are endless.

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I have made labels for my jars, paintings, treasure chests (still working on this one) and am currently weaving a 30 x 40″ photo collage. Don’t worry you will see it up shortly! My son and I had made personalized photo pencils. It was really easy. You just wrap the 3/4″ paper lengthwise and wala! Best pencils you will ever own.


So are you ready to take the plunge and get hAppy? Here are all the nifty details of the ZINK hAppy smart App Printer:

hAppy Highlights:

  • No more expensive and messy ink cartridges!
  • Use the revolutionary ZINK Zero Ink Paper® for the ultimate in easy, colorful, smudge-free printing.
  • The perfect printing tool for home, school, or business.
  • A canvas for your creativity, you’ll use it constantly — and discover even more fun applications on your own.
  • Portable and wireless for on-the-go creativity and easy organization.
  • Works with the FREE ZINK Design & Print Studio app, giving you thousands of professional art elements, such as frames, fonts, art, backgrounds, and beautiful ready-made designs.
  • Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, Android smartphones and tablets, and Amazon Kindle Fire tablets.

Fast loading and Fun to Use:

  • Load any size zRoll™ containing ink-free ZINK Paper®.
  • Free ZINK Design & Print Studio™ app, which includes thousands of beautiful design elements.
  • Print your design in full-color — without ink — right on the hAppy Smart App Printer. Affix it on any object you can imagine. And voila, you have a new masterpiece!
  • Prints from many existing Apple AirPrint enabled apps.

Key Features:

  • Fast, full-color, ink-free printing in one zRoll™, using ZINK® Zero Ink® Printing Technology
  • Built-in automatic cutter for kiss and full cuts.
  • Uses ZINK zRolls™, available in 3/8”, 1/2”, 3/4”, 1” 2” widths.
  • Compatible with Apple AirPrint
  • Wireless connectivity to your smartphone or tablet with a built-in Wi-Fi hot spot. Or connect to any home Wi-Fi network.

The Total Package, including:

  • ½” ZINK zRoll™
  • Cleaning zRoll™
  • Power Adapter
  • Quick start guide
  • OPTIONAL battery available


  1. this looks like so much fun! Nyc must have been great! And the Zink looks like something you could really get creative and have a lot of fun with.

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