Instax Square Link review

The Instax Square Link is the best all-round option if you want to print on real instant film

5 Star Rating
Instax Square Link
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Instax Square Link is the sweet spot in size between the Mini Link and Link Wide, and is also the sweet spot in terms of price. Image quality on all three printers is all but identical, but the Square Link comes with exclusive features like AR effects and a reprint button – the latter making it a perfect party printer. If you love the magic of printing onto real Instax film, this is arguably the best all-round portable instant printer.


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    Great print quality

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    Instant reprint button

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    Fun AR effects


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    No shot counter

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    App can be a pain

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    No more camera support

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The Instax Square Link is the manufacturer's latest portable instant printer, which uses real Instax film as its medium. So in short, if you've ever wanted to print your photos onto a "Polaroid" and give them to somebody, this is what you're looking for. 

As you might have guessed, the Instax Square Link uses Instax Square film. As such, this printer completes the lineup of Instax printers using the manufacturer's three different formats – if you want to print on smaller Instax Mini film, then the Instax Mini Link / Instax Mini Link 2 is for you, while the Instax Link Wide is the one to go for if you want prints on the larger Instax Wide film. The Square Link replaces the now discontinued Instax Share SP-3

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.