Fujifilm has finally made a smartphone printer that produces retro photos in its larger Instax Wide format, according to the latest leaks.
Fuji Rumors noticed that the Fujifilm Instax Wide Link Printer is now on pre-order at select stores, including Jessops in the UK – although those links now appear to have been removed. This follows an earlier reveal of a serial leaker Nokishita October 8.
As the name suggests, the Incoming Instax Wide Printer will be a small portable printer that connects to your phone via Bluetooth and lets you create physical retro memories in its Instax Wide format, the largest of its instant film styles. .
Fujifilm already has mini printers for its other two instant film formats – Instax Mini and Instax Square – but fans have been waiting for years for a version that works with its larger Instax Wide format, and it looks like they are finally going. get one.
Like its other mini printers, the Instax Link Wide Printer will allow you to add various keepsake elements to your physical snaps, including text and filters, through its companion app, according to the Nokishita leak.
There will also apparently be the option to choose between two main color modes – “Instax-Natural” for a more realistic look, or “Instax-Rich” for a more contrasting and punchy style. The app will also feature over 30 editable templates, allowing you to create charming retro event invitations or greeting cards.
Once you hit print, each exposure (measuring 99x62mm) should take around 12 seconds to arrive, and you should get around 100 prints from a full charge. There’s no word on the price of the Fujifilm Instax Wide Link printer yet, but the Instax Wide Film is sold separately and currently costs $ 19.99 / £ 16.99 / AU $ 46 for a dual pack ( 20 exhibitions).
Instax fans have been clamoring for a printer that works with its Instax Wide format for years, so it’s good to see that it’s finally about to arrive.
The reason Instax Wide is so revered is its Polaroid style size. While the more common Instax Mini format produces small photo memories that are only 62 x 46mm in size, Instax Wide (99 x 62mm) photos look a lot more like real photographs.
This combination could, in theory, make the Fujifilm Instax Wide Link printer the perfect retro phone accessory for anyone who wants to see their locally produced smartphone snapshots as a photo, all from a printer that can slip into a small bag.
Zink (Zero Ink) printers today produce small color photos the size of a credit card, but they are not true “instant” films. Polaroid, on the other hand, offers the Polaroid Lab to produce larger, more authentic photos from your smartphone, but its tedious process involves placing your phone on top of the printer so it can take a photo of it. your phone screen.
If it performs as expected, the Instax Wide Link printer could offer a happy medium between the two, combining Polaroid-sized prints and punchy retro image quality. You can achieve something similar already with the Fujifilm Instax Wide 300, but this big, bulky camera lacks the editing options promised by the incoming Instax printer. With so many leaks, we can expect to see the Instax Wide Link printer officially arrive very soon, and we’ll bring you all the details when it does.