Using the App
Download the app from the App Store or from Google Play, depending on which operating platform your
Create a user profile for yourself in the app or in the web platform
After signing in you can upload your own designs, save your work, browse through ready-made designs
other users, and much more.
You can browse our collection of designs and buy them from our website at http://community.sprayprinter.com . All the purchased
designs will be added to your collection which can be accessed from both from the
app. You can
add free designs straight from the app to your collection. Designs that are not free can only be bought
You can also print designs that you load directly to your phone’s gallery. How to prepare the image so
can be sprayprinted read “Creating your own designs”.
When you have chosen a design that you would like to print,
open it in the printing mode by tapping on it. You can now assign colors to the different layers and
order by dragging the layers. The bottom layer that should be printed first is on the top.
When you are happy with
the colors press “ready”. Now you can set up your phone as instructed in the “printing section” then
button “✔” on the right.
On the left there is the settings button where you can change the pixel size and print
speed. Also, you can switch on/off the freehand mode and the “print once” function.
Pixel size – Use bigger
values when filling larger same color areas (2.5 – 5). When printing finer textures or details use
2.5). The other use for this button is compensating the pixel size when the can gets emptier.
controls how many pixels are printed per second. At first it is recommended to use lower speeds like
right feel for printing. Higher speeds 50 – 100 can be used when filling in bigger areas.
– this button
deactivates the tracking so that the printer will fire pixels whenever the trigger is pressed. Care
using this mode. Freehand mode is ideal for changing colors in the printer and cleaning it. Never
aim the printer at
else, paint is difficult to remove and can damage the eyes.
Print once – when activated the printer remembers the
pixels that are already printed and prevents printing the same pixels many times. This is useful
stop your hand mid printing still holding the trigger. Only one pixel will be printed. If this mode
will keep firing the same pixel as long as the trigger is pressed or you will move the printer away
Working with this mode off can be faster and if you are a confident sprayprinter user the results
for beginners we recommend to have it turned on.
If you are
sprayprinting for the very first time we recommend you try printing our tutorial image.
Before you begin make sure
you have the spray paints to finish the design. When we tested the design (5 x 5 ft or 1,5 x 1,5 m) it
two hours so take the time and prepare a charging option for your phone (cord or a power bank).
It is a good idea to
have the design printed on paper so you can see it during the printing process.
Although we have preset the colors
for our tutorial print feel free to choose your own colors. There are three colors used in the tutorial.
tutorial design, follow the points below:
Choose a location for the design.
Set up the tripod and mount your phone
on it. The SprayPrinter package can also be used as a phone holder/tripod. You can adjust the size
moving the camera either closer to or further away from the wall.
It is helpful to put some guiding marks on the wall
in case you might need the phone for other purposes during printing. It is more convenient to
the same location if you have marked the area, with post-it notes, for example.
Attach the spray can that you need
for the first layer to the SprayPrinter
Switch on SprayPrinter. SprayPrinter is automatically in freehand mode when
you have not loaded any image to the printer. So care should be taken not to press the trigger
nozzle to a safe direction and press the trigger to let the paint fill the printer. When the paint
release the trigger.
Now you are ready to print. Put the printer on the wall so that the rollers are touching the
wall. When pressing the trigger the tracking LED light is illuminated and when you move the printer
position of the printer is being tracked and whenever you move it to an area that should be printed
It is recommended to start printing from the top of the design, that way you don’t have to go over
freshly printed pixels with the rollers. Otherwise there will be some smearing.
The accuracy is higher when moving
your hand steadily so it is recommended to print the outer areas of the layer slowly. Then you can
part faster. Freehand mode can be used to make the process faster.
When you are happy with the result you can load
the second layer to the printer and start the process over again.
You can’t go back to a previous layer. Restart the
app, load the image again and do only the layer which you want to improve. You can change the order
layers by holding your finger on the layer and moving it up or down in the printing order.
Make sure to turn off
SprayPrinter when you have finished working with it.
Cleaning the printer
To make sure that the printer will last for a long time some care should be taken. When you have
finished the design
it is highly recommended to clean the printer using either SprayPrinter’s cleaning liquid or a 20 ml
filled with water. Do not use the needle of the syringe. Push the syringe onto the small plastic nozzle
on the bottom of
the printer. Make sure it covers the whole bottom nozzle. If it doesn’t fit cut about 4mm off the
nozzle or until it fits. Put the printer in freehand mode and print speed to a 100 or close to that. Aim
the printer in a
safe distance. Push the trigger down and press the water out of the syringe. Repeat this process until
the water that comes
printer’s top nozzle, seems clean.
You can also use some
to clean the printer. Don’t mix it with
colors, use it only for cleaning the printer.
If you have any trouble cleaning the printer, you should leave the
spray can attached, that way the paint inside the printer won’t dry and the printer won’t clog. Contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance or if you doubt which colors or cleaners to use.
When using SprayPrinter’s colors or other water based spray paints you have to use water to clean the
using solvent based paints, water will clog the printer so solvents must be used to clean the printer.
information label to make sure which kind of paint you are using.
Do not use solvent-based paints! SprayPrinter only
supports water-based paints!
Storing the printer
It is advised that you don’t remove the spray can when you leave
the printer idle for a short time (up to 2 days). But when putting SprayPrinter away for a longer time you
the printer thoroughly (see “Cleaning the printer”) and remove the spray can. Store the printer in room
Charging the battery
The battery should last long enough to finish any print. So after printing you
should charge your SprayPrinter. You can use the USB cord provided with the printer. You have to charge
the power outlet. Laptop USB ports don’t have a high enough electric current to charge the SprayPrinter
IMPORTANT! During charging the printer must be switched on otherwise the battery will not charge.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is SprayPrinter?
SprayPrinter is a smart spray can technology that prints pictures from your
smartphone to any surface using spray paint.
How does SprayPrinter work?
Choose a design from our app. Connect a
spray can to the SprayPrinter, activate the application and start printing. The phone tracks the printer’s
a LED light on top of the printer.
Which mobile platforms does the app support?
The app supports both Android and
iOS. It requires at least Android 5.0 and iOS 8.0
What types of spray paints can I use with SprayPrinter?
use all standard size spray cans (300 or 400 ml with a 65 mm diameter). We recommend only using water-based
are more printer friendly. Do not use solvent-based paints.
We have a close partnership with MTN and we’ve mostly used their water-based spray paints in our testing.
their stores around the world
Where can I buy the correct spray paints?
SprayPrinter only supports
water-based paints. We use and recommend only
water-based line of spray paints. You can find a list
of their official shops
. The list of their distributors around the world can be found
How long does a spray can last?
That depends on how much you use it. When the pressure inside
the can lowers to a certain level in which the pixels from the printer stop being consistent then the can
shaking to provide paint to the printer.
Is it possible to erase something after printing?
Since SprayPrinter only
supports water-based paints the paint can be removed easily with a wet cloth when the paint hasn’t yet
the paint has dried the results are permanent so you should choose wisely when commiting to a project.
When you have finished the design it is highly recommended to clean the printer using either
SprayPrinter’s cleaning liquid or a 20 ml syringe filled with water. When using SprayPrinter’s colors
water-based spray paints you have to clean the printer with water. When using solvent based paints, water
printer so solvents must be used to clean the printer, but we recommend using only water-based paints.
How long does
one picture take to make?
It all depends on the size and type of the design but printing a single design takes at
least 2 – 3 hours.
What types of surfaces can I print on?
You can print to any surface.
How can I sell my
designs through the SprayPrinter app?
By ticking the box “public”, everyone can see and download your design. You can
add a price or share it free of charge. At the end of each month all the purchases are calculated and the
will be transferred to the author of the design.
How many spray cans can I use simultaneously?
SprayPrinter only supports one spray can at a time.
Can I use multiple SprayPrinters on one picture?
As of now you
can only use one SprayPrinter for printing a design.
How to buy designs through the SprayPrinter app?
If you have
found the perfect design from our marketplace, click the button “Add to my collection” and you can purchase
needed for sprayprinting. Many of the designs are free of charge and by clicking the button, the designs
automatically go to “My Collection”. As for the designs that are not free, you can buy designs only through
see the designs you have uploaded yourself and the designs you have bought by clicking the “My Collection”
How to import my own designs?
Sign up at
Everyone can upload their own designs from the “upload” link on the top menu. If you want to sprayprint your
image, some photo editing needs to be done. The guidelines for editing the files can be seen by clicking
guidelines” button on the top left corner. For a detailed guide on how to make sprayprintable files refer to
document (“How to make sprayprintable files”) at the bottom of this page.
If you prefer not to do it yourself, it’s possible to contact our artists who can do it for you for an extra
are the size restrictions?
The design needs to be split into different layers for the different colors and uploaded
as separate files. The printer recognizes 320×320 pixel png files and the non-printable area must be made
The maximum size of an uploaded image (both display images and layers) is 2MB. For further instructions
design guidlines” on the upload page.
How much skill does the printing require?
No previous artistic skills are
required to use SprayPrinter.
What If I don’t have a wall to print on?
SprayPrinter has a variety of different use
cases. You don’t have to limit yourself with only walls. There are shirts, bags, canvases, pumpkins etc. you
SprayPrinter with. We are dreaming up new ways to print every day and the possibilities seem endless.
Where can I
purchase a SprayPrinter?
Right now we have sold out the SprayPrinter 1 model, but you can pre-order SprayPrinter 2 here