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Review: Fujifilm Instax Link WIDE Printer

Bring memorable moments to life with the FUJIFILM Instax Link WIDE smartphone printer. Print directly from your phone on the largest instant prints available in the Instax lineup. #LiveLifeWIDE

The Link Wide is designed to connect wirelessly to your mobile device via the dedicated smartphone app or straight from your Fujifilm X-S10 camera. The Link Wide is available in two colours: Mocha Grey and Ash White, which was the one Fujifilm sent me to review.

The Link Wide, like other Instax products, has a simplistic design. On the front of the printer, there is only one main button, which is surrounded by an LED ring. The ring changes colour based on what the printer is doing, and these colours can be customized in the Link Wide app’s settings.

The app is available for both Android and iOS and is really easy to set up. Once installed The Link Wide app will allow you to quickly and easily print a photo from your camera roll whenever you want. Tap the shot you want, make your adjustment and press the print button or swipe up on the screen, it’s that simple. Printing out the photo will take around 12 seconds.

When fully charged, you can produce around 100 prints. The internal lithium battery in the Link Wide takes roughly 80 to 120 minutes to fully charge. The printer, a display stand, a strap to allow you to take the printer with you, and a USB charging cable are all included in the box. The Link Wide app supports JPEG, PNG, HEIF and DNG file formats.

Add some extra fun to your print with a QR code that can link to a website or a recorded message.

Above and beyond the standard quick print mode, the Link Wide includes a QR code mode, a collage mode, various editable templates, and the option to add stickers, doodles, or text to your photographs. The QR Code lets you add a link to a website, a recorded sound, a location or even a hidden message. The app lets you choose from six different colours for the QR Code.

While I assume the main target market for the Link Wide is youngsters, I believe it could also be a handy tool for professional photographers looking to quickly print ‘contact sheets’ or shoot mementoes for clients. It’s also worth remembering that nobody buys an Instax printer or camera with the intention of producing the highest quality prints. Instead, the prints are intended to be fun and playful while producing an instant memento which the Link Wide certainly delivers on.

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