Do you have a ‘Switch Printer?’ Here’s a quick guide on how to print your favorite screenshots.
What is the Switch Printer?
The Switch printer app works with any of the Fujifilm Instax Mini Printers. These printers produce an image that is 2.4 inches by 1.8 inches. The Switch printer resolution is 318 dpi with support for 256 colors. It supports the jpg, png, and heif formats. The printer takes around 12 seconds for the printer to make a photo. It retails for $99 and comes in four different colors.
- Fujifilm Instamax Mini Link – Ash White
- Instamax Mini Link – Biege Gold
- Fujifilm Instamax Mini Link – Dark Denim
- Instamax Mini Link – Dusky Pink
Fujifilm says it can print 100 photos before it needs to be charged again. It takes around 80 – 120 minutes to charge the printer. You’ll also need to buy special Instax printer paper, which comes in a variety of styles; 10 pages per pack. They retail for around $14.99 per 10 pack of exposures, making them relatively expensive.
How to Use the Instax Mini Link Printer
You’ll need a special app to connect your Nintendo Switch to your smartphone and printer. The app is available on iOS and Android. You connect your Switch to the Instax for Nintendo Switch app to customize the photo before printing it. The app features custom frames for games like Animal Crossing, Pokemon Snap, and Super Mario Odyssey. Fujifilm and Nintendo could add support for more games over time.
Which games does the Instax Mini Link support?
You can print any of your Switch screenshots using the printer, but the Instax for Switch app has special borders. These borders can be customized and added to photos before they are printed for a special look. So far, the app includes special borders for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Pokemon Snap, and Super Mario.
Instax Mini Paper Refills
The Switch printer comes with ten photo papers to get started. You’ll need to purchase more once they’re used up. There are lots of frame styles, which you can see below.
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