If you don’t own an Instax printer, you can now print digital photos with Fujifilm’s new Print a Photie app through a PC, Android or iOS. The service will send the prints to any one of 70 Fujifilm stores across the country, but users can either select to pick up photos in-store or have it delivered via a courier at a separate cost.
Fujifilm says the idea came about during the Covid-19 pandemic that saw customers being reluctant to touch surfaces in their stores, thus their machines were being used less frequently.
The app can be installed on tablets, smartphones or accessed via a PC on the fujifilmprintaphotie.co.za website. You upload images, or drag and drop to get started. Other platforms supported are a connected Facebook, Instagram, Google Photos or Twitter account.
The user then gets to choose a size of the print, including a standard 10x15cm print, all the way up to A5, A4 or a poster A3 (30x40cm). You can either print multiple copies of the same photo or as many individual ones.
You can also choose between a matte and gloss finish. The smallest size of 10x15cm costs R5.90 for either matte or gloss. The site shows up to A4, which goes up to R39.90 per print.
Using a GPS functionality, users can find their nearest branch to collect the prints from, or choose a courier. While the service offers a secure payment gateway, there is still an option to pay for the prints at the store.
If you’re worried about the protection of your personal information, Fujifilm says the Print a Photie app and service is both POPIA and GDPR compliant.
Wired to the Web will be testing the service soon.
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