This year has been amazing and I am committed in capturing and saving all of my treasured moments in this borrowed journey. As I mentioned on my previous posts, I would like to keep my photos printed and kept in the traditional way, which is SCRAPBOOKING.
It might sound time consuming but with right items to start with, you will surely enjoy making one for yourself, for your kids, for your family, for your friends and the lists goes on!
Honestly, I can totally attest to the statement that if you love what you are doing, you won’t get tired of doing so. My creative juices are overflowing when designing my craft. Just keeping it simple and clean (my forever theme).
To make this hobby a bit easier and less time consuming, I am using Fujifilm’s INSTAX SHARE PRINTER.
As we live in the world with so much use of technology, almost everything is made easy for the convenience of people. If you will think about it, I can simply save my photos in my computer or save it in a CD and label it accordingly. However, I am not this kind of person. I love printed photos taped on my notebook or posted in one of the corners of my room. I wanted to add personal touch on my captured photos and design it the way I like it.
Sounds exciting, right?
HOW TO USE THE INSTAX SP-1?
Press the Power Button for 1-2 seconds.
Upon turning it on, if the film is loaded, Film Indicator will turn green according to the number of films available.
Battery Indicator will turn green to show battery capacity.
Prescribed batteries are two CR2/DL CR2 lithium batteries which can print 80-100 photos.
To save some bucks from batteries, you can also use an AC power adapter (sold separately).
You can only use the prescribed films from Fujifilm which holds 10 prints per pack. (Image Size at 62mm x 46mm)
One of the best part is that you can REPRINT your photos and share it to your loved ones! However, if you reprint a photo, the image will be stored even if you turned off the printer. Simply hold the button for 5 seconds, LED flashes for a second and it will be deleted.
ADVANTAGES OF INSTAX SHARE PRINTER
(1) It is very compact and handy; weighing at 253 grams with a dimension of 101.6mm x 42mm x 122.5mm
(2) Download their free app, instax SHARE, from the App Store to print photos straight from your smartphone / Fujifilm camera!
Instax Share App features the following:
* Print real time photos.
* Print photos from your Camera Roll.
* Print photos from your Facebook and Instagram accounts!
* Different Photo Templates available. (Real Time, Limited Edition, SNS Template (Facebook, Instagram), Square Photo and Seasonal Templates)
* It also has Filter which includes “Fujifilm Intelligence Filter,” “Black & White,” and “Sepia.”
(3) You can print your instant photos in 16 seconds! No need to use Adobe/Photoshop to customize the size of your pictures to look like an instax print.
(4) Supported Image Format JPEG.
(5) Upload your photo after printing! (Facebook, Instagram)
DISADVANTAGES OF INSTAX SHARE PRINTER
This printer costs ¥18,000 / P6,980 / $148.
It was a birthday present from my Aunt and some people may react that the item is a bit pricey, it would be unfair to say so if you don’t even have the product to try.
If you love pictures like I do, this printer is totally for you! 📷 I will be honest on this matter, if you are wishing to have your photos on an instax film, I will definitely choose this printer rather than the instant cameras. Why? Films are more likely to be wasted when you use the instant camera, most specially if you are not properly guided by the flash settings.
On the other hand, Instax Share SP-1 Printer will allow you to print photos in better quality (not as glorious as HDR shots) than the prints you took manually. You can also customize your prints by adding templates and texts on your photo, just simply use their free smartphone application! 👌
Look at some of my current projects… ♥
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You can maximize the use of this printer with fun and creative ideas such as memory keeping, room decoration and as a gift (personal touch!).
Due to its fun-size, you can actually bring it on special occasions and print real time photos and share it with your loved ones. A special souvenir of your gathering.
I hope you had fun on my second gadget review for December and please stay tuned for my last gadget review for 2015! 📷♥