Rise of the instant photo printers

Local IT retailer Challenger saw a 5 per cent increase in instant photo printer sales last year, compared with 2017, and a similar percentage rise in the first half of 2019.
Local IT retailer Challenger saw a 5 per cent increase in instant photo printer sales last year, compared with 2017, and a similar percentage rise in the first half of 2019.PHOTO: FUJIFILM

SINGAPORE - Public relations manager Tarin Teo, 28, recently bought the Fujifilm instax LiPlay. It is a carry-around photo printer that doubles as an instant print camera.

She already has a Fujifilm instax mini 8 instant print camera as well as a Fujifilm Instax Share SP-1 instant photo printer. The former lets her snap and print photos instantly, while the latter allows her to print the photos from her smartphone.

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