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We asked for a dedicated photo printer last christmas and got this one from my in-laws. Overall I think it's ok but probably wouldn't have been my choice. It's quite small and neat and easily portable. (very handy if you want to take it with you for a special occasion and print off photos then and there.)
Its very easy to use either plugging camera directly into it, or via pc, or it can also print wirelessly via bluetooth or something technical called IrDA. I have no idea what that is but i can print the photos directly from my mobile phone without downloading to pc first.
Printing of the photos is not the quickest process as it takes about 4 passes per photo but the quality is
good although can be a bit dark, and streaky at times.
One other thing i like is that the ink and the paper come in one package so it's easy to replace, and it's all stored inside the printer so you don't have to find where you left the paper last time you used it!
The software is also very good and makes it easy to select the photo you want and make changes prior to printing.
Overall this could be a very good printer, however the occasional bad print does disappoint, and makes you wish for a bertter make/model
With one-touch operation, integrated ink and media and a 50-sheet capacity, the stylish SELPHY ES1 makes photo printing a pleasure. Enjoy outstanding quality and a host of creative options.
A compact vertical design allows the SELPHY ES1 to be stored and operated in tight spaces without taking up valuable desk space. The retractable USB cable can never be lost and a convenient carry handle makes printing truly portable.
The printer's dedicated DIGIC II image processor delivers ultra-precise print head control for superior output quality. Images are automatically optimized within the printer to adjust qualities like brightness and contrast. When printing from a memory card, red eye can also be corrected.
The large, tilting LCD can be used to edit and review photos in detail before printing. And getting photos onto the screen is as easy as viewing them - simply connect your digital camera or camcorder via the built-in retractable USB cable or insert your camera's memory card into one of the card slots available.
|Product Description:||Canon SELPHY ES1 - printer - colour - dye sublimation|
|Printer Type:||Compact photo printer - dye sublimation - colour|
|Max Media Size (Standard):||100 x 148 mm|
|Max Media Size (Custom):||100 mm x 148 mm|
|Max Resolution ( Colour ):||300 x 600 dpi|
|Preview Screen Size:||2.5"|
|Processor:||Canon DIGIC II|
|Card Reader:||Card reader|
|Media Type:||Photo paper, photo stickers, photo postcard paper|
|Total Media Capacity:||50 sheets|
|Printer Features:||Borderless printing|
|System Requirements:||Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP, Apple MacOS X 10.2 - 10.4.x|
|Microsoft Certification:||Compatible with Windows 7|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||19.9 cm x 11.3 cm x 17.7 cm|