The Canon Selphy Photo Printer CP 800 is a so-called dye-sublimation printer. In this case, performs the heating of individual pixels of the print head to an evaporation of dyes from the dye carrier foil. These are reflected on a special paper. The temperature determines the amount of dye which is transferred onto the paper, and thus controls the brightness of the pixel. This a great color depth and saturation is achieved.
The simple, intuitive operation of the Selphy photo printer is commendable.
About the tiltable TFT display 6,2cm (2.5 ") gives the following information:. File number, cartridge type, number of prints of the displayed image, the total number of images to be printed, memory card currently used, paper orientation and the printer settings The large keys ( On-, menu, OK key with navigation keys, back-u. Print button) on the top panel are easily accessible, have a good pressure point, are clearly labeled and can be adjusted.
The ink cartridge can be replaced in a few steps to the side of the device and usually lasts for 36 photos. The paper feed is automatic from the previously easy-loading paper tray for up to 18 sheets of paper. Unfortunately, one has saved the enclosed Probeset (cartridge + photo paper) for 5 photos with this device, which was still attached to previous models. The required photo paper and ink cartridge for Selphy printer must be equal procured separately. For the accessories Canon KP-108in (3 color cartridges + 108 sheets of photo paper 10x15 cm) but is completely supplied as a set in a cardboard box. With an average online price of 30 euros, the cost of materials are thus completely covered.
Other printing paper, postcard paper, etc. do not work on the Canon.
The following print functions are possible: postcard / photo format 148 x 100 mm; Credit / business card format 86 x 54 mm, Mini ticker format 8x approx 22 x 17.3 mm (8 mini stickers per sheet ca. 86 x 54 mm).
The rich connections (built-in memory card reader, USB u. PictBridge port) are tailored to photographers who also allow a PC-independent printing. The following memory card types accepted the device: SD, SDHC, SDXC; MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus Card, CF, Microdrive, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro Duo. The Mini, Micro and xD Picture Card will only work using an adapter. Access to my SDHC card and print directly from the 4 GB USB flash drive was quick and easy. However, it should be noted that previously turned Photos can not be printed under certain circumstances.
A Bluetooth module for direct printing from the mobile phone is optionally available.
The output of a 10 x 15 centimeter picture will be taken within 45 to 47 seconds. Print speed I rate just as fast.
Photos achieve lab quality, are protected immediately after printing immediately dry and with a special layer to damage. Who, however, not only photos in conventional size, but also in the post and a credit card format, or even want to print less, has to buy an additional paper cassette to the machine.
The Selphy CP800 still offers more printing features, such as the possibility of issuing multiple images on a page, passport photos on a single sheet or pictures in different sizes as a collage. Very practical and original feature in my opinion.
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The software of the Canon allows for automatic adjustment of contrast and brightness. Another new feature is the option that you have them with the Smooth Slim function in portraits a skin smoothing.
The price of a printed image is converted 30 cents, although that's not cheap but for an occasional photo printing at home but still acceptable.
Be careful with the drivers, only the 800 can handle Windows 7, the previous models dominate only XP / Vista.
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