Fujifilm has announced the Instax Mini Link, a new portable printer that lets you turn your smartphone snaps into Instax Mini prints.
The printer connects to smartphones via Bluetooth through the Instax Mini Link app, free for iOS and Google Play. Swiping up in the app transfers a photo for printing.
The app is also compatible with Fujifilm X Series and GFX System cameras for on-the-spot printing.
In addition to being small and light, the Instax Mini Link printer is fast — it can transfer a print in just 12 seconds, can do continuous printing (printing multiple prints of one photo by holding the unit upside down and pressing the power button), and can print 100 photos on a single charge.
There are also a number of features that allow for special prints.
Video Print allows single frames from videos to be turned into prints. Party Print turns multiple photos (from up to 5 connected smartphones) into a single collage print.
A Surprise Mode in Party Print hides the collage until the finished print is made, “generating a sense of excitement when used at a party or other social events,” Fujifilm says.
Using the companion app, users can also design frames to overlay on prints, enhance photos with artistic filters, or make some basic adjustments (e.g. brightness, contrast, and saturation).
In addition to printing, the Instax Mini Link also doubles as a remote — after being paired with a camera, you can use the device to remotely control your smartphone camera. It can zoom in and out (by facing the printer up and down, respectively) and trigger the shutter (by pressing the power button).