Update: The INSTAX Mini Link smartphone printer will be available in South Africa at the start of November, through select photographic retail stores and online shops. It comes with a suggested retail price of R2 499 incl VAT.
FUJIFILM South Africa is pleased to announce the launch of the INSTAX Mini Link, the latest in its line-up of instant printing devices. The INSTAX Mini Link is a smartphone printer with a variety of unique functions designed to make on-the-go instant printing possible. Weighing in at just 200g for excellent portability, this compact palm-top printer is an accessory that can be taken to any location, party or event.
The INSTAX Mini Link creates high-quality INSTAX instant prints from a smartphone camera roll. Using Bluetooth, the Mini Link app connects a smartphone to the printer. The app allows users to enjoy a variety of creative features, with Bluetooth providing a quick and seamless transfer of images.
Interestingly, users of the Mini Link can active different modes depending on how the printer is placed. Stand the Mini Link vertically and the traditional Print Mode is activated, allowing one to print images from a smartphone and even select a frame from a video to print. When printing with friends, Fun Mode is selected when the Mini Link is placed horizontally. This gives users access to a range of features, including Party Print, Collage Print and Match Test, a fun way to check the compatibility of friends.
The main features of the INSTAX Mini Link include:
Lightweight Portability and Speed
Surpassing the functionality offered by other smartphone printers in its class, the lightweight, handheld INSTAX MINI LINK transfers a print in about 12 seconds, supports continuous printing, and is capable of printing about 100 INSTAX prints per charge.
Video Print functionality prints a selected frame from smartphone video
Sometimes the best moment was recorded on video. With the Mini Link app, one can scroll through smartphone video frames to find the perfect moment, select the stand-out shot and then print it.
Party Print creates a single picture with photos sent from multiple users
This function connects up to five smartphones to the app, combining a selected picture from each device into one INSTAX collage print. An option within this function is Surprise Mode to keep the final image a secret until the print starts developing.
Customise INSTAX prints with design frames
The INSTAX Mini Link app contains a variety of design frames that can be overlaid onto images for a truly one-of-a-kind INSTAX print. Smartphone images can also be enhanced with artistic filters or by changing the brightness, contrast and saturation of the image. Users can combine up to eight pictures into a single INSTAX print collage via the app.
Dedicated app designed for intuitive operability
The INSTAX Mini Link app has been designed for intuitive operability such as swiping up on the smartphone screen to easily transfer a picture for printing. The printer can also receive picture data from FUJIFILM’s X Series and GFX System digital cameras via the FUJIFILM Camera Remote app*3 to produce prints.
Using the Mini Link as a remote control
The Link’s main unit carries a built-in motion sensor, so when taking pictures from the INSTAX Mini Link app on a connected smartphone, the printer can be used to remotely control the smartphone camera. For example, a user can zoom in by facing the printer down, zoom out by facing up, and release the shutter by pressing the power button. Users can also print multiple copies of a picture by holding the INSTAX Mini Link upside down and pressing the power button.
The INSTAX Mini Link smartphone printer will be available in three colours – Dusky Pink, Ash White and Dark Denim. The South African release date and retail price of the INSTAX Mini Link will be announced soon.