Fujifilm has recently added the Instax Link WIDE smartphone printer to their Instax lineup.
Bigger, better images. Instax is known for simple, clean, and effective camera products and this Link WIDE smartphone printer is no different. Print photos at the click of a button anytime, anywhere.
The new printer builds on the success of the Instax Mini Link, a pocket-sized printer that can effortlessly produce mini-format (86 mm x 54 mm) prints through a dedicated smartphone app.
As its name suggests, the Instax Link WIDE supports wide-format film. A wide-format film is twice the size of the regular card-size mini-format film, making it suitable for a group photo, landscape photograph or other photographs that benefit from the larger film size (86mm x 108mm).
The Instax Link WIDE smartphone printer has its own smartphone app that introduces an array of features to help users create the most stunning wide-format prints possible. For example, there are two distinct print modes to choose from. The Instax-Natural mode preserves original colors, while the Instax-Rich mode includes contrast and color saturation to produce eye-catching results.
Prints can also feature QR codes. The “QR Print” mode generates a QR code for a voice message, text message, location data, favorite website URL and other information, and incorporates it into a print. Having a QR code representing various types of information printed with a photograph adds another dimension to Instax as a communication tool that records related data and conveys sentiments. This extra layer of information makes prints richer and more interactive.
It can be used to add the voice of a loved one to a cherished photo, include a venue address to a print accompanying a wedding invitation, or make a unique gift card for a friend, family member, or colleague — the possibilities are virtually endless. And because the app comes with 29 design templates, one doesn’t have to be a skilled designer to come up with something beautiful.
Alongside the Instax Link WIDE, Fujifilm has launched a new Instax wide-format film BLACK. The film accentuates photographs by adding a black frame around them, making it especially suitable for prints that will spend their lives on a whiteboard or some other white surface.
The Instax Link WIDE smartphone printer sells for $149 + VAT, and it’s available in two colors: Ash White and Mocha Gray. Just like its smaller sibling, the printer is compact and lightweight. It runs on an integrated battery and charges via a USB cable, so on-the-go printing is easily possible with any Bluetooth-enabled smartphone capable of running the companion smartphone app.
Owners of the Fujifilm X-S10 digital camera have it even better because they can skip the smartphone app entirely and send images directly to the printer.
Fujifilm has been selling Instax cameras since 1998. Today, the company’s instant cameras are sold in over 100 countries around the world. They’re especially popular among younger generations, who see them as a welcome relief from the digital overload we all experience today.
UAE Comes Out Strongly In Guinness World Records 2023
Guinness, the renowned cataloger of record-breaking events, has released its latest annual, after sifting through 40,000 applications — and the Arab world is heavily featured.
Guinness World Records, the authority on record-breaking global achievements, has just announced its latest release, “Guinness World Records 2023 (GWR2023),” which will be available online and in physical stores across the Arab region from today.
As usual, GWR 2023 features all of the latest achievements from around the world (and space!), with special features and updated graphics to bring the stories to life.
So why the interest in the latest Guinness installment? Well, it turns out the Arab Region is strongly represented in the book, with more than 50 records featured in the new edition, which is no mean feat considering the volume of competition.
“We’ve sifted through nearly 40,000 record applications over the past year to bring you Guinness World Records 2023. People from all walks of life continue to be fascinated by extremes, and we’ve received claims from across the planet – indeed, even from space! This is why I’ve said the new edition is out of this world,” says Craig Glenday, Guinness Editor in Chief.
Of interest to readers of this platform, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates both get to flex their record-breaking muscles.
Saudi Arabia claims the title of “Largest LED Structure and Suspended Ornament” courtesy of the Noor Riyadh Festival, as well as other weird and wonderful titles, including the “Largest Lego Formula 1 Car”, as well as perhaps more prestigious honors, such as “Largest Mirrored Building”, “Largest Clock Face”, “Tallest Lighthouse” and the “Largest Geodesic Dome”.
Not to be outdone, the UAE has claimed several humanitarian record-breaking titles, including the “Longest Video Livestream” (by The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives and pan Arab influencer Hassan Suleiman), the “Largest Donation for Medical Treatment”, and the “Most Awareness Ribbons Made in One Hour”.
On the tech front, the UAE also claims several prestigious firsts, including “First 3D-Printed Laboratory”, while the world-renowned Burj Khalifa hangs on to its title of “World’s Tallest Building”.