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My Favourite Instax
Photographer Hein Kruger on the Link WIDE
Let’s be honest, there's something about physical prints that makes a more everlasting and personal memory than just a photo stored on your phone. This is where Instax shines, and with the new Instax link Wide printer you can create and print out those special memories, but now on awesome 2.4 x 3.9" wide prints!
In my opinion, I feel that this is my favourite Instax product to date, and here is why:
Firstly, the film size. The wide size of these prints really brings back that old school feel of printed film photos back in the day. It has that authentic vibe to it, making you want to stick this on your fridge or decorate the living room with your photos.
The features on the Wide Link app are plenty, with my favourite being the multiple different collage variants you can choose from! The level of customisation you can create for your prints will always keep you interested, allowing you to be as creative as you want to be. The smartphone app to do so is also very easy to navigate and an absolute breeze to use.
Talking of which, the app has plenty of premade, customisable templates if you'd like to add text in a heart or a sidebar and is perfect if you want to include the date or location for that special memory. A few of the templates use multiple images per print as well.
Other features allow you to adjust your image’s contrast, brightness and saturation; apply filters; crop and rotate images and add emoji stickers. It’s even possible to add a QR code which can link to a webpage or contain a hidden message, sound, or location.
And last but definitely not least, the quality of the prints is just so good. With all the features of the app plus the excellent print quality (and build quality) of the Wide Link printer, you really get so much bang for your buck!
In my experience, the Instax link Wide is the perfect product for someone who wants to create and save memories while having the freedom to be creative while doing so. Whether you’re a teenager wanting to document your school journey with friends, or a parent looking to save all your precious memories with kids and family, the Instax link Wide is the printer for everyone.
More about Hein
Hein Kruger is a photographer, bassist for Straatligkinders, Instax ambassador and an all-round top bloke. Find more of his work here.