So, I have been seeing many of my scrappy friends talking about this Canon Selphy CP 900 printer. Of course nosy little me has to see what it’s all about and see if it’s something that I ‘need’.. you all know how that goes.
After checking it out on Amazon and putting it on my ‘eventually buy’ list I decided to order it a whole three days later, lol. I’ve never been happier to have an Amazon prime account and got this baby in two days! *high five*
Hellooooo cuteness! Totally modern looking, compact, and adorable.
Hubby got it wifi connected and I got busy doing some test prints. The printer comes with a pack of ink and paper to print a whoppin’ 5 photos. I didn’t realize this when I got it. So I printed my 5 photos and pouted. I used that good ‘ol Amazon prime account again and ordered a 3pk of ink/paper. Yay!
First thoughts after my first print…?
SOLD! I started singing, “Where have you been all my life…” Seriously. This little printer is top quality and the whole ‘dye’ process amazes me. You sit there standing over the printer watching it lay down the colors and each time it pulls it back in for another layer, the anticipation grows! It’s like it spitting presents out at you. Little 4×6 photo presents!
So, here is it.. lookin’ all cute and stuff! It comes in white or black.. I ordered black… Obviously. lol.
It’s so black.. it’s white! lol!
The printer uses a Canon app with your phone to print. Very easy to use! So easy a cave man with no fingers or eyes could do it.
TIP: You can make edits, collages, etc. with apps through your phone before printing! I was REALLY happy with the quality of the Instagram pics!
I know.. a photo of a photo to show you the quality of the printed photo… whatever. lol. It looks great in the photo.. and even BETTER in person!
Here’s an example of the border ‘on’ and ‘off’.
NOTE: The printer does not print an ‘exact’ 4×6. It’s close enough for me and doesn’t look odd in a 4×6 photo sleeve or anything.. at least not to me. Here’s a photo of an Echo Park Photo Freedom sleeve with the Canon Selphy print (the kids) and a regular Costco 4×6 print (my hubby).
Now, remember I mentioned the ‘dye’ process. This nifty little printer uses a dye-sublimation process.
Dye-sublimation technology uses heat to transfer ink to the paper, reproducing approximately 16.8 million colors for amazing pictures in both color and black and white. Then, a clear protective coating is added which helps prevent against damage from light, water and gases so your precious photos can last for generations.
Here’s how it works.. yellows, reds, blues and clear. Ah-mazing! (3rd photo is after the blue layer)
All together now, “Snaaaaazzy!”
When I opened up the ink I was kinda scared of it. I have ways of messing up everything. If it can be broken, I WILL break it. lol. If you’re not suppose to touch it.. I lick it.. etc.
The photo below shows the ink and the ink compartment. It even looks scary! Watch those fingers! *chomp*
One thing I have seen people mention about NOT liking the Selphy is the perforated tabs on the ends of the photos. The printer uses these tabs to pull the photo through the machine. The edges are so small so they don’t bother me. With darker photos you can barely see the little ‘teeth’, but I mean.. you have to be actually LOOKING for them. If they are that big of an issue for ya, you can easily just trim a little off. No biggie! (Unless you’re already overly irritated about the ‘not quite’ 4×6 size. A picky ‘lil one, aren’t ya?! lol.
See, not so bad!
So, this was all done with iphone photos. Yep! I was blown away with that.. and then did test prints with photos from my Canon 5D. Umm, drooooool! GORGEOUS! I ran a professional photography business for about 5 years and I ‘know’ gorgeous professional prints. And while these are semi gloss non-textured prints, for an at home little printer, the quality really is fabulous! Colors are SPOT ON.
Do I sound like an infomercial yet? LOL!
BUT WAIT!!!!.. Call in the next millisecond and I will throw in a bonus rat pelt for FREE! Yes, folks.. FREE!
Don’t ask where I got ‘rat pelt’ from.. this is me. This is how my overly random mind works.
I should write children’s cooks, eh?
Little Johnny Figglemyer and the Magical Rat Pelt – By Tamara Tripodi
Pssh-yuh! That’s awesome! I’m already thinking of cover ideas! Now, should Johnny be wearing the rat pelt like a scarf.. or maybe I should have the rat pelt floating in the air with ‘glitter’ all around it. Glitter makes everything extra magical!
Anyhow.. Buy the darn printer. You know you wanna!
You all know (because I say it like.. every other blog post) that I am not much of a scrapbooker.. I don’t ‘do’ Project Life (Although I really, really, REALLY think I am going to.. like.. next week. Seriously.) but this will really help me in getting these photos off the computer. I have TONS. I need to get these photos off of the computer and into albums to cherish! I am awful about printing photos because I don’t want to deal with the labs.. or go online and upload, etc. Lazy, I know. The biggest thing for me was ease of printing my iphone pics!
“But Tamara, I print my pics off my regular printer, why do I need this?”
Well, Johnny Figglemyer, let me tell you.. The print quality is WAY different. It just looks and feels different. At least from MY printer. I have a good printer, too. A nice Canon wide format printer. And I will never print another photo from it again.. Nev-ah!
Welp, I guess that’s it. Just me being a little printer pusher, lol.
OK, friends.. This is probably my last blog post before I leave on Thursday for CHA. I’m getting there the day before to drop off all my projects.. not going to the show until Saturday though. But hey, wanna see what’s going on while I am at CHA? I am sure I will be blowing up my INSTAGRAM so be sure to follow me if you haven’t already!
Have a great week!