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Decent for home use
on February 15, 2014
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