Cheapest Instax Film Bulk Prices for Instant Mini, Square and Wide Film

Instax Film Bulk

Instax Film Bulk

In this article I will show you how to get your Instax film bulk order at the cheapest discount prices.  It’s important that you know the best bulk buying options before placing your order because, somewhat oddly, buying Instax film in bulk doesn’t always translate to the cheapest prices.

Besides price, there are a few other important things you should be aware of when buying instant film.  It would really suck, for example, to order 100 sheets only to find out they have expired when you use them and your instant photography is compromised.

I have spent endless hours searching a variety of online retailer websites and forums to find the latest prices on Instax film and boiled this down into simple summaries to help you purchase your Instax film bulk order at the cheapest prices.  I have summarised this by camera type too so you know whether to buy Instax Mini, Instax Square or Instax Wide film.

Buying Instax Mini Film Bulk

You can purchase Instax Mini Film in bulk orders of 20, 40, 50 and 100 sheets.  Bizarrely, the cheapest of these options is the 20 sheets which doesn’t make much sense* but worth knowing nevertheless as it helps to reduce the cost of your instant photography.

Instax Mini Film Bulk

Buying Instax Mini film bulk orders of 20 sheets is the cheapest option

For example, if you were to take 100 photos with your Instax Mini then purchasing 5 orders of 20 sheets would save you $4 compared to buying the 100 sheet option.  Your savings would increase to $20 when compared to purchasing two of the 50 sheets option.

*One theory I have for this odd pricing pattern is that the price of instant film has been gradually coming down over time and some people who are still stuck with old stock are selling at higher prices.

Here’s the breakdown by Instax Mini Camera type:

Buying your Instax Mini 9 film bulk order of 20 sheets is the cheapest option.  At a cost of $0.62 per photo this will save you up to $0.20 per image compared to buying 50 sheets.

Buying your Instax Mini 8 film bulk order of 20 sheets is the cheapest option.  At a cost of $0.62 per photo this will save you up to $0.20 per image compared to buying 50 sheets.

Buying your Instax Mini 90 film bulk order of 20 sheets is the cheapest option.  At a cost of $0.62 per photo this will save you up to $0.20 per image compared to buying 50 sheets.

Buying your Instax Mini 70 film bulk order of 20 sheets is the cheapest option.  At a cost of $0.62 per photo this will save you up to $0.20 per image compared to buying 50 sheets.

Buying your Instax Mini 25 film bulk order of 20 sheets is the cheapest option.  At a cost of $0.62 per photo this will save you up to $0.20 per image compared to buying 50 sheets.

Buying Instax Wide Film Bulk

The price of Instax Wide film follows a more normal trend in that the 100 sheets options works out a lot cheaper per shot than the 20 sheets option.  Similar to the trend we saw in the Instax Mini film, the 50 sheets works out as the most expensive option.

Buying Instax Wide Film in bulk orders of 100 sheets is the cheapest option.

In summary, buying your Instax Wide 300 film in a bulk order of 100 sheets is the cheapest option.  At a cost of $0.80 per photo this will save you up to $0.20 per image compared to buying 20 sheets.

Buying Instax Film Bulk for the Square SQ10 Camera

It’s worth noting here that the Instax Square film can now also be used with the recently launched Instax SP-3 printer.

Instant Film Bulk

Buying your Instax Square film order in 40 sheets is the cheapest option.

There’s not much difference in the price per photo between the 10, 20, 40 and 100 sheet options when purhasing Fuji Instax Square film with the 40 sheets option offering the best value at $1.37 per photo.  Of all the 3 options reviewed here, the Instax Square film is the most expensive coming in at a price that is more expensive than even the Wide film which is larger in size.

It’s not all bad though, as we have seen the price of 10 sheets drop in price from around $17, when the SQ10 camera was launched in May 2017, to around $14 today.

As discussed in a previous article, the other cost-saving advantage of printing from the Instax Square SQ10 or Instax SP-3 printer is that you can choose/edit your photo’s before printing.  This is an advantage that you will not find with any other instant camera on the market today.

Instax Film Bulk Buying Advice

The instant film produced by Fujifilm is of a high quality and you should not encounter any issues when buying instax film bulk purchases.  However, there are a few things which you should be aware of to ensure you have film in excellent condition ready to capture great images at a moments notice:

  1. Always buy your film from a reputable source so you can be assured the instant film you order is genuine, not out of date and has been correctly handled during shipping.  Online platforms such as Amazon also give you peace of mind with safe payment systems and reputable customer service.
  2. Store your film in a shaded, temperate climate as exposure to extreme heat, cold or sunlight could damage your film.  For example, do not leave your Instax film sitting on the dashboard of your car as it could experience some high temperatures there and direct sunlight on a sunny day.
  3. Be sure to check the expiry dates of your film before using it in your camera.  If I place a big order for 100 sheets I will usually set a reminder in my phone calendar at least one month before the expiry date to ensure I use all the film up before it expires.  Shooting instant photos with out-of-date film could compromise the quality of your photos which is simply not good enough when working in a medium such as instant photography.

Instax Film Bulk Summary

In summary, ordering Instax film in bulk does not always translate to the cheapest prices per photo.  As we have shown in this article, the best value and cheapest prices for each of the Instax camera range is as follows:

⇒⇒ Instax Mini film bulk orders of 20 sheets will give you the best value ⇐⇐

⇒⇒ Instax Square film bulk is cheapest when bought in 40 sheets 

⇒⇒ Instax Wide film bulk orders of 100 sheets is the most economical 

You can place your Instax Film Bulk order at Amazon using the links above.  Placing your order using any of these links helps me to cover the server costs for this website without the need for annoying pop-up ads and costs you nothing.  Thank you for taking the time to read this article, I really do hope you found it useful in saving money on your Instax Film Bulk purchase!

 


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2 Comments

  • James says:

    Wow that’s such a useful article I have been trying to figure out how to get my Instax film bulk orders for the cheapest prices for a while now, breaking it down by cost per photo really helped. Thanks and keep up the good work!

    • Fuji Instax Mini Camera Reviews says:

      Thanks James, glas you found the article useful. Be sure to check back regularly as the Instax Film Bulk prices fluctuate so you need to be sure you have the latest information before making your purchase!

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