Fujifilm’s Instax Mini Link 2 Smartphone Printer Lets You Draw on Prints
Fujifilm has announced the Instax Mini Link 2 Smartphone Printer and free Mini Link 2 downloadable app that turns your smartphone images into Instax Mini Prints.
The updated printer and app feature a variety of new features that the company says are designed to encourage creativity in its users by including customizable frames and image color modes that will help enhance the mood of an image. This includes the addition of the new INSTAXAiR feature which allows the smartphone printer to be a tool to draw and add graphics “in the air” and apply the effects directly to the printed image
INSTAXAiR allows users to add graphics to their image prints like bubbles, petals, neon, spray paint, or a glitter look by holding the Mini Link 2, pressing the feature button on top, and aiming the side LED to draw in the air. Whatever users draw will then be applied to the print preview in-app. Once the user is happy with the look, the additions will be added to the print itself.
Users can even record a video of the drawing being made and share the moment as a printable QR code that appears on the print. The QR code can be scanned to view the video, download it, or share it directly on social media.
The updated INSTAX Mini 2 printer improves on the already compact and lightweight design and transfers images from a user’s smartphone and starts printing in about 15 seconds. The new printer can support continuous printing and is capable of producing about 100 INSTAX Mini prints (via Bluetooth) per full battery charge.
Additionally, the INSTAX Mini Link 2 app has two new color modes (Rich for deep and enhanced colors, and Natural for a more “original” look) and a variety of new design frames that can be placed onto any selected image for a “one-of-a-kind” INSTAX print. Users can further enhance their image prints by adjusting the brightness, saturation, and contrast of their images, as well as combining up to eight images into a single INSTAX print collage using the collage feature in the app.
As an added bonus, the new Mini Link 2 is also compatible with the FUJIFILM X-S10 mirrorless digital camera, allowing photographers to send their images directly from the camera to the printer using the Bluetooth connection.
The Mini Link 2 will be offered in Soft Pink, Clay White, and Space Blue, and is expected to be available for purchase on June 22 for $99.95.
A New Instant Film Variety
Fujifilm has also announced the new INSTAX MINI Spray Art instant film that will be released alongside of the Mini Link 2 which features a colorful rainbow spray design that reflects light. The company positions it as the perfect complement to the Mini Link 2’s INSTAXAiR feature. The new film variety is also expected to be available June 22, 2022 for $15.75.