FUJIFILM TAKES SMARTPHONE PHOTO PRINTING TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH THE INSTAX MINI LINK
October 2, 2019
Mississauga, ON – FUJIFILM North America Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of INSTAX Mini Link™, the latest in its line-up of instant printing devices. INSTAX Mini Link™ is a smartphone printer with a variety of unique functions designed to make on-the-go INSTAX instant printing even easier and more fun.
The INSTAX Mini Link™ creates high-quality INSTAX instant prints from your smartphone camera roll, connecting the Mini Link™ app*1 to connect with the printer via Bluetooth*2. The app allows users to enjoy a variety of fun and creative features and Bluetooth allows a quick and seamless transfer for printing.
The main features of the INSTAX MINI LINK include:
Lightweight Portability and Speed
Surpassing the functionality offered by other smartphone printers in its class, the lightweight, handheld INSTAX MINI LINK transfers a print in about 12 seconds, supports continuous printing, and is capable of printing about 100 INSTAX prints per charge.
“Video Print” function prints a selected frame from smartphone video
Scroll through smartphone video frames to capture the perfect moment, then print it!
“Party Print” function creates a single picture with photos sent from multiple users
This function connects up to five smartphones to the app, combining a selected picture from each device into one INSTAX collage print. An option within this function is “Surprise Mode” in which the collage is not revealed until the images appear on the print, generating a sense of excitement when used at a party or other social events.
Customize your INSTAX prints with design frames
The INSTAX Mini Link™ app contains a variety of design frames that can be overlaid onto your image for a truly one-of-a-kind INSTAX print. Your smartphone images can also be enhanced with artistic filters or by changing brightness, contrast and saturation of the image. Users also have the ability to combine up to eight pictures into a single INSTAX print collage via the app.
Using Mini Link as a remote control
When taking pictures from the INSTAX Mini Link™ app on a connected smartphone, the printer can be used to remotely control the smartphone camera. For example, a user can zoom in by facing the printer down, zoom out by facing up, and release the shutter by pressing the power button. Users can also print multiple copies of a picture by holding the INSTAX Mini Link™ upside down and pressing the power button.
Dedicated app designed for intuitive operability
The INSTAX Mini Link™ app has been designed for intuitive operability such as swiping up on the smartphone screen to easily transfer a picture for printing. The INSTAX Mini Link™ can also receive picture data from Fujifilm’s X Series and GFX System digital cameras via the FUJIFILM Camera Remote app*3 to produce prints.
The INSTAX Mini Link™ smartphone printer is expected to be available for purchase on or about October 4, 2019 at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $99.95 USD and $129.99 CAD.
For more information about the INSTAX MINI LINK, visit https://www.fujifilm.ca/products/instax/printers/instax_mini_link
*1: A free app compatible with Android phones and iPhones. It can be downloaded from Google Play in the case of Android phones and App Store for iPhones. Android and Google Play are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google Inc. iPhone and App Store are trademarks of Apple Inc.
*2: Bluetooth® work mark and logo are registered trademarks of Bluetooth SIG, Inc., used under license.
*3: The FUJIFILM Camera Remote is a free app for smartphones and tablet devices, provided to users of the X and GFX Series of Fujifilm digital cameras. Pictures in a Wi-Fi-enabled digital camera can be sent one by one to this app so that users can view them on their smartphone (or tablet device).
About FUJIFILM North America Corporation
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation consists of five operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including: instant cameras and film, photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; and one-time-use cameras; and also markets motion picture archival film and on-set color management solutions to the motion picture, broadcast and production industries. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry, including offset plates and supplies, digital printing equipment and large format printers and ink. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars. The Industrial Division and Corporate New Business Development Division deliver products derived from Fujifilm’s core technologies. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. sells and markets a range of FUJIFILM products and services. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmusa.com/northamerica, go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter, or go to www.facebook.com/FujifilmNorthAmerica to Like Fujifilm on Facebook. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.
FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings cutting edge solutions to a broad range of global industries by leveraging its depth of knowledge and fundamental technologies developed in its relentless pursuit of innovation. Its proprietary core technologies contribute to the various fields including healthcare, graphic systems, highly functional materials, optical devices, digital imaging and document products. These products and services are based on its extensive portfolio of chemical, mechanical, optical, electronic and imaging technologies. For the year ended March 31, 2019, the company had global revenues of $22 billion, at an exchange rate of 111 yen to the dollar. Fujifilm is committed to responsible environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit: www.fujifilmholdings.com.
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