FUJIFILM is launching the “instax mini Link” smartphone printer, which creates high-quality instax prints of pictures saved in a smartphone through dedicated app using Bluetooth.
The app offers a function to choose the best frame from video to print, and also a variety of functions that can be used among many people such as a compatibility checker that examines compatibility between you and a friend or someone special, and a function that lets multiple people send their favorite pictures from their smartphone to the printer and compiles them into single instax print.
The new Link printer inherits all the features of the instax Series to produce high-quality prints quickly, while using the dedicated app offering a variety of additional functions to enjoy among many people, including “Video Print” for printing a decisive moment in a video. The “Match Test” function, which tests your compatibility with a friend or someone special, provides a moment of anticipation while you wait for the test result to appear along with the picture on the instax print. The “Party Print” function, which produces single print from multiple pictures sent from smartphones by up to five people, generates excitement as everyone waits to see what kind of picture everyone else has sent in.
The Link’s main unit carries a built-in motion sensor. When taking pictures from the printer’s dedicated app on your smartphone, you can use the Link to remotely control the camera operation. For example, you can zoom in by facing down the side of the power button at the center, zoom up by facing up, and release the shutter by pressing the power button. The Link is functional as a remote-controller to take a photo of a large group of people with your smartphone’s camera with ease. The Link is also allowing you to reprint the picture with holding the Link with the printout end pointing down and press the button at the center, and transfer picture to the printer by swiping up (running your finger upward from the bottom of the screen) on the app. The main unit weighs just 200g and uses a metallic material to key parts such as the power button at the center to realize a simple design.
The company will also release a new instax mini film “MERMAID TAIL,” which uses a glossy frame to add a touch of flamboyance to pictures. The “MERMAID TAIL” will be launch on or after October 18 on a market-by-market basis.Specifications
|Recording method||3-color exposure with OLED|
|Film used||FUJIFILM INSTAX Mini Instant Film (sold separately)|
|Number of films||10 films/pack|
|Image size||62 mm × 46 mm/2.4 in. × 1.8 in.|
|Supported image size||800 × 600 dots|
|Printing resolution||12.5 dots/mm (318 dpi, 80 μm dot pitch)|
|Printing levels||256 levels per color (RGB)|
|Interface||Standard compliance: Bluetooth Ver. 4.2 (BLE)|
|Supported image format||JPEG, PNG, HEIF|
|Printing time||Image recording - photo output (fed out): Approximately 12 sec.|
|Approximate printing capacity||Approximately 100 prints (from full charge) * The number of prints depends on the usage conditions.|
|Power supply||Lithium ion battery (internal type: not removable)|
|Charging time||Approximately 80 to 120 minutes (Charging time depends on the temperature and battery remaining level)|
|Power consumption||Approximately 3 W|
|Operating environment||Temperature: +5 ºC to +40 ºC (+41 ºF to +104 ºF) Humidity: 20% to 80% (no condensation)|
|Main unit dimensions||90.3 mm × 34.6 mm × 124.5 mm/3.5 in. × 1.3 in. × 4.9 in.(excluding projecting parts)|
|Main unit mass||Approximately 209 g/7.3 oz (excluding film pack)|
|Supplied accessory||USB cable (BOD700, Length: 30 cm/11.8 in.)|