Fujifilm’s new Instax Link Wide Smartphone Printer, the latest in its growing line-up of smartphone printers, allows you to make large format prints on Instax Wide instant film.
The Link Wide is the product of customer feedback, says Manny Almeida, Division President of the Imaging Division at Fujifilm North America Corporation, who notes that customers reached out requesting a wide photo print option.
Link Wide creates wide Instax instant prints from the photo roll on a smartphone via the free Instax Link Wide app (required for full functionality), connecting with the printer via Bluetooth. The app provides a variety of fun and creative features and options in printing smartphone images, and Bluetooth allows a quick and seamless transfer from the phone to the Link Wide printer.
In addition to smartphone compatibility, Link Wide is also compatible with the Fujifilm X-S10 mirrorless digital camera, allowing photographers to send their images directly from the camera to the Link Wide printer.
Lightweight and fast, the Link Wide transfers an image and starts the print in about 12 seconds, supports continuous printing, and is capable of generating about 100 Instax instant prints per battery charge. Link Wide provides two printing modes; Instax Rich, accentuating deep, warm colours, and Instax Natural, which emphasizes the inherent tones of the image.
The app features editing tools including cropping, approximately 30 filters, collage capabilities, adding text to the printed image, as well as digital stickers and frame templates. Additional app features include Sketch, Edit & Print (import sketches and handwritten text, add them to photos, add sticker icons, and print); printing photos from videos (select a frame within a video and print it); QR Print Mode (add a QR code to scan with a smartphone to your photo, with the ability to record sound, link to a website, tag your location on the print, record a hidden message).
Also accompanying the launch of Link Wide is the new Instax Wide Black instant film, a new contrast on the traditional white bordered look. The stylish black border provides eye-catching contrast against the printed images, says Fuji. Instax Wide Black instant film will be available in a single pack with 10 exposures.
The Fujifilm Instax Link Wide Smartphone Printer is available in two colours, Ash White and Mocha Gray, and is expected to be available for purchase in late October for an MSRP of $190. Instax Wide Black instant film will be available for purchase in late October at an MSRP of $15.