Fujifilm has released details of a new portable printer for smart-phone images that is due for release in April 2014.


Fujifilm’s new instax SHARE SP-1 printer. (Source: Fujifilm.)

Designed as an extension of the company’s Instax Mini camera line-up, the SP-1 printer produces credit-card-size  prints from tablets and phones using the same  Instax Mini colour film as the cameras use. Fujifilm’s free instax SHARE App enables images to be sent from the smart device to the SP-1 for printing. It takes approximately 16 seconds to produce each print and the SP-1 provides an option to produce duplicate copies with the Reprint button.

In addition to producing high quality colour images, sepia and black & white filters are also available. Five template options enable photos to be customised according to the theme of the images:
 Real Time Template ““ includes the date, time, weather, temperature and humidity included in the frame (reprints not available with this template).
 Limited Edition Template ““ each print is numbered to look like a limited item.
 SNS Template (for Facebook and Instagram) ““ for printing images uploaded to social networking services (SNS). It includes a profile photo and the number of Likes.
 Square Template ““ the photo is cropped into a square to provide space write a message as well.
 Standard Template ““ includes a simple instax frame that helps make the photos stand out.

 The SP-1 uses two CR2 lithium batteries, which can supply power for about 100 prints. The Australian RRP for the Fujifilm instax Share SP-1 is yet to be confirmed but reports from the USA list it as US$199.95 with a cost-per-print of about 70 cents. For more information, visit www.fujifilm.com.au.