Fujifilm has unveiled its latest printer the “instax SHARE Smartphone Printer SP-2,”an upgrade from the company’s first mini printer which promises to deliver better image quality and provide more features and customizations.
One of the biggest upgrades is faster printing, taking just ten seconds to crank out a photo on a sheet of Instax Mini film, compared to sixteen seconds with the previous version. The secret is a new laser exposure system built into the printer. There is also a reprint button so you can also run off multiple copies of the same photo.
For those who don’t know, the Instax Share Smartphone Printer lineup lets users print out pictures anywhere in a snap using an Android or iOS device via the Share app or a compatible camera. which means they can instantly get their hands on a physical copy of a digital photo on film the size of a credit card.
The photos look better this time around, too, because Fujifilm now uses OLED tech to expose the film, and the resolution has been bumped to 320 dpi. (The SP-1 used LED tech and printed at 254 dpi.) Prints look crisp — or as crisp as an instant photo can — and the colors are vibrant.
Fujifilm says, “A new laser exposure sys achieves a faster printing time of 10 seconds from print data transfer to print output. At the same time, printing noise is lower that makes your printing experience much more enjoyable”.
Availability-wise, it is expected to hit the shelves sometime in mid of July in the United States with a price tag of $199.95, the same price as the SP-1. Of course, it’s still needs the Instax Mini Film to print photos, and a double pack with 20 exposures will hold users back by $19.95.