Fujifilm’s New Instax Link WIDE Smartphone Printer is Lowkey Kind of Awesome
Let’s paint (maybe, print) the picture for you. You’re sitting there on a trip away post lockdown with a few mates, beers by the beach, good music, and some great food – *vibe check* life is good. A few happy snaps on the smartphone and you’ve got memories that last a lifetime, however, a couple of physical prints would be great for a little timeless throwback.
Instax Link Wide Specifications
Height: 1.3 inches
Width: 5.5 inches
Diameter: 5.0 inches
Weight: 12 ounces
Introducing the Fujifilm Instax Link WIDE Smartphone Printer, a wide Bluetooth printer for smartphones that uses instant film to make photos. Twice the size of the traditional Instax prints – about the size of two credit cards – the wide photos are great for hanging up, flat-lay social media posts, and small photo albums from family holidays. We loved the original Instax mini for its small photo format, reminding us of the classic Polaroid, but for many scenarios, the image size is just too small.
The Instax Link Wide is more suitable for holidays and memories that need to be captured with the entire family. Combining the Link WIDE app, you’ll be able to select the image you want to print and watch it come to life. You don’t have to be a Photoshop wiz to edit them in the post either with a number of presets found in the app. We love the Instax Rich Mode for deep textural colours and Instax Natural Mode for a classic feel.
Prints take about 30-seconds to appear after you press the button on the app, and a little longer to turn from a hazy white picture into a coloured photo. Fujifilm states that the Instax Wide printer is good for around 100 photos on a single charge, however, we’d guess it’s closer to 70 in the real world – which is still plenty of photos!
The Fujifilm Instax Wide print is available now via the link below with an RRP of AU$219.
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