Fujifilm Announces instax mini Link Smartphone Printer

Fujifilm has revealed its latest instax series device, the instax mini Link. Pre-orders are now live in Ash White, Dark Denim, and Dusky Pink color options for $99.95.

Designed for use with smartphones, the compact and portable instax mini Link can print images stored on mobile devices via Bluetooth and a dedicated app. The unit offers a speed of about 12 seconds per print and includes continuous printing capabilities with support for about 100 pictures per charge. Printed images then require about 90 seconds to develop. In addition to printing photos, the smartphone app also supports printing frames from video files, along with the ability to apply basic image editing functions and filters. Likewise, the app includes a special Party Print mode which allows it to connect to up to five smartphones in order to create and print a collage with images from each mobile device.

And beyond printer functions, the instax mini Link can also be used as a motion controller for a connected smartphone's camera. Using the device's motion sensor, users can remotely control camera functions, including the ability to zoom in by facing down the side of the power button at the center, zoom up by facing up, and capture images by pressing the power button.

Here's a full rundown of key specs per Fujifilm:

  • 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 - Approximately 12 sec.
  • Approximate printing capacity - Approximately 100 prints (from full charge)
  • Power supply - Lithium ion battery (internal type: not removable)
  • Charging time - Approximately 80 to 120 minutes
  • Main unit dimensions - 90.3 mm × 34.6 mm × 124.5 mm/3.5 in. × 1.3 in. × 4.9 in.
  • Main unit mass - Approximately 209 g/7.3 oz (excluding film pack)
  • Supplied accessory - USB cable (BOD700, Length: 30 cm/11.8 in.

Source: Fujifilm