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    This Fujifilm Instax Mini Printer Brings Me So Much Joy And I Want Everyone To Know About It

    It's pink, it's portable, and the photo quality is fabulous.

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    I love pictures. And I'm not just talking about Instagram selfies (although I am a fan of those too), but like actual physical photos. As someone who grew up filling scrapbooks with pictures of my friends and family, I was definitely excited when instant cameras came back in style.


    Alas, there is no denying the fact that our phones are *much* more convenient and better quality when it comes to snapping a photo in the moment. Which is why my Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Smartphone Printer is one of my absolute favorite things I own.

    BuzzFeed editor holding the pink printer, which is rectangular and can fit in the palm of your hand
    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    This adorable portable printer allows me the joy of having physical photos plastered around my room, without having to carry around a bulky camera that never fits in my purse.

    A photo flip book sitting on a vanity with a couple of family photos on display
    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    Since I live in New York City, but my entire family is in Michigan, I like to keep a flip book of photos of my loved ones on my vanity. Say hi to Grandma Jenny and my dad!

    Get a Mini Instax Acrylic Album Photo Frame from Urban Outfitters for $16.

    In addition to looking cute on display in my room, I've also loved using prints in my planner and on vision boards. I've even printed out some quotes I found on Pinterest.

    An open planner decorated with a lot of stickers and instant pictures taped inside
    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    And if you are already a fan of Fujifilm Instax Mini cameras, then you'll be thrilled to know that this printer uses the exact same film.

    An instant camera, instant photo printer, and three packs of instant film on a surface
    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    I had a built-up collection of film, especially after Christmas, but I found that I wasn't actually using it much because I would always forget to bring my Instant camera with me when I would travel or hang out with friends. Now, I'm using my film much more frequently because I can print photos of whatever I want.

    Get a Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Camera from Amazon for for $67.24 (includes film for 20 photos) and get a 5-pack of film (50 photos total) from Amazon for $31.83.

    The printer is super user-friendly and allows you to print off ~any~ picture from your camera roll through the Instax Mini Link app. Once the app is connected to your printer, you can import your photo and then you're given tons of creative options. You can adjust the crop of your photo, add a filter, or even make a collage!

    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    Another useful thing I've used my printer for is finding an old picture of me and a friend, popping on a "Happy Birthday" filter, and giving it to them in a frame as a gift.

    The app also shows the number of prints you have left and the battery percentage of the printer when connected.

    The app even has a "match test" game where you can import or take a photo of you and a friend, partner, or whoever you want and it'll give you a compatibility score printed on the photo.

    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    I tested the feature with my best friend of 10 years. The photo of us on the left is a more recent one — I clicked "quick diagnosis" and it printed out right away with a score of 60%. The second time I used a throwback photo of us (just for fun) and tried the "precision diagnosis." This feature has each of you answer five questions to determine your score. This time we got a 70%. Of course, this doesn't really mean anything, but it was fun!

    It also works if you want to upload two separate pictures... I'm thinking I should test the compatibility of me and Michael B. Jordan next.

    If you need a little more convincing, check out what some reviewers had to say:

    "For the longest time, I'd been wanting Polaroid photos, but didn't want the hassle of taking photos with a Polaroid camera. This was the perfect gift! The printer is so straightforward and prints the photos in just seconds. However, when you use the printer, make sure your photos have adequate lighting or they won't get enough exposure. All in all, I'm very happy with this purchase." —josephine3

    "This is a modern day version of Polaroids. I like the fact you can choose what photos to print. I just got my film today and printed all the photos I wanted for now. The printer is easy to use, chargeable, and you can take it on-the-go. It would be good for a party and you can hand out picture party favors." —Irisheyes5007

    "I had bought a Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 previously to take on a road trip. The novelty of an instant camera wore off fast as the photos were poor quality. This is a MUCH better option. Simply print high-def photos from your phone! They turn out so much better." —Kathryn F

    The printing quality is basically the same as a Fujifilm Instax Mini camera, except since the photos are originally taken with your phone or digital camera you can adjust the brightness and contrast manually, so the photos usually turn out looking much better as a result. No awkward flash or bad lighting that usually leads to wasted prints (and wasted money).

    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    So if you're ready to fill your space with a bunch of your favorite memories, now is the time! The Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Smartphone Printer comes in pink, navy, or white and is available for $99.95 at Amazon, $99.99 at Target, or $99 at Urban Outfitters.

    Urban Outfitters

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    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.