Fujifilm has announced its new Instax Link Wide Smartphone Printer. Link Wide, as it will be known, sits alongside Fujifilm’s original Mini Link and is the company’s first smartphone printer to use the larger-format Instax Wide instant film.
The printer connects over Bluetooth to compatible Android and iOS devices via the Instax Link Wide App. Prints take roughly 12 seconds to expose and eject the instant film (though the brochure says they take 90 seconds to develop) and the onboard rechargeable battery is rated for up to 100 Instax prints per charge. The battery is charged using a built-in micro USB port.
In addition to importing photographs you’ve already captured, the application will offer ‘a variety of fun and creative features,’ including the ability to edit images, sketch over top of them, add digital stickers. The printer offers two printing modes: Instax Rich, which ups the contrast and saturation of the photo being printed and Instax Natural, which keeps the original tones of the image.
There’s also QR Print Mode, which will print a QR code on the image, which can be used to play a recorded sound, link out to a website and tag the geolocation of the image. to coincide with the release of the Link Wide, Fujifilm is also releasing its new Instax Wide Black instant film, which offers color instant prints surrounded by a black border for a more contrasty look.
The Instax Link Wide Smartphone Printer will be available in Ash White and Mocha Gray when it launches later this month with an MSRP of $150 USD.