Canon® SELPHY printer review
The Canon SELPHY printer features three front media slots for CompactFlash SD Card MultiMediaCard and Memory Stick plus a PictBridge port on the left side. To use XD Picture Card and other formats you would need a third-party adapter and the front-loading paper cassette holds up to 54 sheets of 4 by 8 inch photo paper. To print on 4 by 6 inch photo paper you must manually push the stack of the paper to the front of the tray. The cassette's double lid design is to lift both lids to load paper.
The Canon SELPHY printer is a cheap and snapshot printer. It is an affordable device with a simple design is simple making it a good choice for light home use. Canon SELPHY printer wraps together compactness, ease to use functions and the new Shuffle feature.
The new Canon SELPHY printer keeps up with Canon’s superior image quality while it packs in varying features to further raise the usability. The smooth skin function enhances skin tones while flashing natural and the real-life colors. On the other hand, image optimizer corrects exposure and adjusts brightness and contrast as well as sharpness of the images. The portrait image optimizer mechanically provides face detection, backlight correction and noise reduction. It is competent of printing a 4 x 6 inches high-quality photos in about 47 seconds which lasts up to 100 years. The users simply need to select images from the memory card that is compiled on one print. All those cherished memories could be easily shared with loved ones on a 4 x 6 inch print. Selecting, viewing and editing images are further simplified with the 2.5-inch tilt LCD screen.
- FIVE – Dye-sub machines
The printer itself is much like Canon's other small dye-sub machines, it is just that this one has an oval, lime green top, into the top of which are set a 76 mm LCD display and a series of five pushbuttons. In the centre of these is a four-way selection crosses with, embedded in the middle, one of Canon's click wheels for browsing quickly through menus.
- FOUR – Cartridge
On the right is a cover for the film cartridge. Canon SELPHY printer works by transferring the solid ink from a very thin film ribbon onto the glossy photo paper and using a thermal print head. The cartridge supplied with the printer is enough for just five photos but consumables are available in 36 print and 108 print packs that include both paper and cassettes.
- THREE – Socket for printer
At the front are sockets for SD MemoryStick and the CompactFlash cards. There is an infrared sensor too and a Bluetooth adapter is available as an option and also at the front is a pull-down flap so you can plug in a paper cassette when printing. Two are supplied with the printer one for 15 x 10 cm postcards and the other for the business card-sized prints.
- TWO – Mushroom-shaped Selphy
It is not clear how the concept of a printer in a bucket got past the concept stage, but Canon’s mushroom-shaped Selphy certainly makes for an interesting review. At first glance, it looks like something Fisher Price might have thought up, but it is still a very practical solution to the problem of carrying around all the bits and pieces needed to get this dye-sublimation printer working.
- ONE – Easy to use technology
It is polished with an easy-to-use technology so that even a layman could easily operate it, thereby printing lab quality postcard sized snaps of high gradation within 47 seconds. The new stylish photo printer is presented in two colours, black and white. It has a compact dye-sublimation photo printer and unique built-in voice guidance. Apart from computers the Mushroom-shaped Selphy could print the snaps from mobiles and USB devices or from camera and camcorder.
The new Mushroom-shaped Selphy is said to keep up with Canon’s superior image quality while it packs in varying features to further raise the usability.