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132 of 133 people found the following review helpful.
Great little printer, perfect for snapshots
By Robyn B
I just bought this little printer and hooked it up wirelessly to both my laptop and my phone. LOVE IT!! For Android you need to download the app called Canon Easy-Photo Print. For your laptop/desktop just download the software at canon. Once you've done that printing can be done wirelessly and is a breeze. I will mostly be printing 4 x 6 size but I do like smaller for scrapbooking so I was a little disappointed to find out that this printer won't print smaller than 4 x 6.That is UNTIL I figured out how to circumvent this. Just add a border to your photo using photo software program like photoshop (I'm sure any photo software will do this). Add a white border that will decrease the photo to the size you want. For example the normal print size is 4 x 6 if you add a two inch border and print that picture the finished picture itself will be 2 x 3 just cut it out and viola a small photo. Now that I have figured this out I'm even happier with this printer.
Now for the print quality. I find it excellent. No, it's not as good as a professional print shop and by professional I mean a printer like ProDPI. It does print every bit as good as Walgreens or CVS or Wal-Mart. The color is bright and the image is sharp even after adding the border.
Some people have mentioned that the full 4 x 6 picture prints into the perforated border and they're losing some of the image. I don't know how this is happening because the perforated border is only one the 6 inch sides and from what I've seen the amount of picture that prints into the border is less than 1/4". If you're printing portrait this might pose a problem but a simple solution is to choose the 4 x 6 with border option and your border will be into the perforated section. I hope this review helps you decide on the printer.
488 of 506 people found the following review helpful.
Decent for home use
This printer is great for casual use and if you are not particularly picky about your photo quality.
The photo paper that feeds through this prints slightly smaller than 4x6. It's frustrating because the photo prints as a 4x6 image but there are perforated sides to tear off and those go through the printed image. The actual photo size is 3mm short on the long side. I got this printer to use with Project Life which has photo pockets specifically at 4x6, and these photos are slightly too loose and you can see gaps through the photo pages. Also, if you use these in photo frames, they will be slightly too small. I know this is the printer review and not the photo paper, but since Canon specifically states to use this photo paper, I feel like I need to include this in the review.
The photo quality is great for an at home printer. I've printed photos before on all-in-one printers and this prints quality photos quickly and smoothly with no drying time. The machine feeds the paper through 4 times and puts layers of color on before finishing. I had little to no lag time in printing.
However, the quality is not up to speed with those you order through an online/store retailers. Photos I order online and have shipped to my home are crisp quality. Photos printed with the SELPHY come out nicely but are not very crisp, glossy and the colors are not as vibrant.
PROS: very convenient home use, quick prints without lag, no drying time, able to crop photos on screen, usb/sd card connectivity
CONS: expensive photo paper required, prints are slightly smaller than 4x6, colors are not vibrant, photos are not as crisp as professional quality, not all photos are compatible with the display view on printer
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I bought it so that I could have a "box of pictures" like when I was young (many of you aren't young ...
By Robert Pavich
Well, count me in the 5 star group. I'm loving this thing.
I bought it so that I could have a "box of pictures" like when I was young (many of you aren't young enough to remember how pictures USED to be viewed lol...) We used to sit around the kitchen table and look through the shoebox full of pictures. We'd pass them around and talk about them...read what was written on the back...it was like a time capsule.
Very different from today's Flickr/instagram method.
This printer delivers..period. It's quick, easy to use, and the print quality is plenty good enough at 4x6 size. I have no complaints except that it's a bit touchy when setting up the wireless aspect but a call to Canon got that sorted out very quickly.