Fujifilm launches a widescreen version of its Instax Link mobile printer

Fujifilm has announced a new mobile printer using its larger Instax Wide format film. The Instax Link Wide Smartphone Printer is similar to the existing Instax Mini Link: Connect your phone via Bluetooth and use an app to edit and print your own Polaroid-style snapshots from your camera roll.

Instax Wide movies are much larger than Instax Mini – they are the size of two credit cards side by side. This means that your Link Wide prints may not be as easy to include in a wallet as Instax Mini photos, but they should be much more visible and usable for other purposes.

The Link Wide printer is also compatible with last year’s Fujifilm X-S10 mirrorless camera, so you can print directly without a phone. Of course, you can print photos taken with other cameras by uploading them to your phone and then to the Instax Link app.

Instax Link Wide’s rich and natural color modes.

Fujifilm says the Link Wide printer should be good for about 100 Instax prints on a battery charge. There are two print modes, Rich and Natural, that let you choose between “light and immersive or saturated and classic” color output, as well as the ability to edit images in the app by cropping or adding text.

Fujifilm releases Instax Link Wide Smartphone Printer late this month for $ 149.95. The company is also introducing a new black-border variant of Instax Wide film, which will sell for $ 21.99 for a pack of 10.

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