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Fun Printing For The Whole Family with Built-in Power Adapter & Voice Guidance.
From the Manufacturer
Now when you're on-the-go whether by yourself or with the friends and family, you can experience fun, easy photo printing! The SELPHY ES40 Compact Photo Printer features a great combination of quality and ease of use. With ink and paper in one cartridge, you’ll be able to print borderless images in Card and Postcard sizes, in color or black & white that will be water-resistant and last up to 100 years1.
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The 3.5" Color LCD lets you preview and edit your images before you print while the Easy Scroll Wheel allows you to quickly jump to the function you want. The good times continue to roll with new Creative Print options like Speech Bubbles, Stamps, Frames and Effects to customize your images. Plus, the optional Gold and Silver ink lets you take creativity to all-new heights. Make the most of your memories and utilize the Portrait Image Optimize feature which automatically delivers face detection, backlight correction and noise reduction. One of the coolest features new to the SELPHY ES series is the Voice Guidance functionality. Your ES40 will actually speak to you when you press the voice button so printing will be even more fun and hands free!
To print awesome photos you don't even need a computer - just print directly from compatible memory cards2, cameras and Bluetooth3 mobile devices. Or, you can easily print from a compatible power outlet with the built-in AC Adapter. So, what are you waiting for? Take this portable printing wonder by the handle and start printing as the memories are being made.
Speed & Quality High Quality Prints: Dye-sublimation technology uses heat to transfer ink to the paper, reproducing 16.8 million colors for amazing pictures in both color and black and white. Then, a clear protective coating is added which helps protect against damage from light, water and gases so your precious photos will last for generations.
High Photos That Last A Century: Print photo lab quality images that will last up to 100 Years.
The Gold & Silver Option: Add fun and creativity to frames and clip art images with the special optional gold and silver ink colors.
Fast Prints: Print a Postcard size photo in under 1 minute4!
Creative Print: Customize your photos for added printing fun with elements like Frames, Calendars, Photo Diary Print and much more!
3.5" LCD: Easily view, select and edit your images for simple computer-free printing. No downloading needed, just pick your pic and print!
Easy Scroll Wheel: Quickly access and select the various features available for faster operation.
Portrait Image Optimize: Automatically corrects your images where subjects faces appear dark due to strong backlighting.
Connectivity Memory Cards, PictBridge5, & Optional Bluetooth: Don’t feel like using a computer? No problem. Just insert a compatible memory card into the built-in card slot, select images on the LCD display, and print! Thanks to a PictBridge connection you can also print photos directly from your digital camera or DV camcorder. Plus, you can print from wireless Bluetooth mobile devices with the optional BU-30 Bluetooth Adapter.
USB: Connect your SELPHY via USB Cable to print from a computer.
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What's in the Box?
SELPHY ES40 Compact Photo Printer
Document Kit: Customer Support Center Leaflet, Insertion for On-Line Registration, Printer Solution Disk, SELPHY Beginners Guide, Warranty Card
Trial Standard Paper Pack (Standard Size)
The ES40 is compatible with the following consumables: E-P25 Label, E-P20 Gold, E-P50 Postcard, E-P20 Silver, and E-P25 Black & White. *Consumables sold separately View larger
Disclaimers 1. Based on accelerated dark storage testing by Canon under controlled lighting, temperature and humidity conditions. Canon cannot guarantee the longevity of the prints; results may vary depending on printed images, display/storage conditions and environmental factors.
2. Compatible memory cards include SDª Memory Card, miniSD Card, SDHCª Memory Card, miniSDHCª Card, MultiMediaCard,¨ MMCplus Card, MMCmobile Card, HC MMCplus Card, RS-MMC,ª CompactFlash¨ Card, Microdrive,¨ Memory Stick,¨ Memory Stick¨ PRO,ª Memory Stick¨ Duoª and Memory Stick¨ PRO Duo.ª The following can be used with the addition of a special adapter sold separately: microSDª Card, microSDHCª Card, MMCmicro Card, xD-Picture Card¨ and Memory Stick Micro.ª
3. Requires mobile phone (or other device) equipped with Bluetooth v.2.0 and optional Canon Bluetooth Unit BU-30. Bluetooth operation depends on the device and software version used. Operating distance is approx. 10 meters but may vary due to obstacles, radio signals, locations where radio interference occurs, magnetic fields from microwave ovens, device sensitivity and/or antenna performance.
4. Print speed obtained using compatible Canon compact digital camera incorporating DIGIC II (other camera models may vary).
5. Requires mobile phone equipped with PictBridge technology and a USB cable.
8.9 x 5.4 x 8.9 inches ; 7.5 pounds
I received the Selphy ES40 as a birthday gift after several hints. It took a bit of doing to gather everything together to make it work as there was no paper included with the printer. The clerk at Best Buy sold the gift giver the wrong type of photo paper and this was discovered only after the box of paper was opened and BB would not take it back. TAKE NOTE ANYONE WHO IS INTERESTED IN PURCHASING THIS PRINTER: the Canon Easy Photo Pack (E-P100/Ink & Paper)that is needed to use in this printer is available only ON LINE through Amazon or directly from Canon. Plan ahead before you purchase it to make sure you can get the correct photo pack and you will then get carried away once you start printing your pics. One drawback is that if you plan to print from an xD-picture card, you will need an adapter for this (instructions in the guide state this is "commercially available"), but I have NOT been able to find this adapter anywhere on line or at any photo store I've contacted or visited. This has been my biggest disappointment with this printer as one of my cameras uses this type picture card and I'm not able to print those pictures without the adapter. It seems to me that Canon should include this adapter with the printer.
I just bought this printer last night and I LOVE it. I printed all 50 pictures in the photo pack with absolutely no problem. No, it doesn't come with the USB cord but I just used the USB cord from my old printer and it was a perfect match. I compared the quality with pictures I had printed from Target and they would equal if not better. I wish it told you how many prints you have left before the ink/paper is gone and maybe it does but I haven't found the option yet. The ink is a little expensive but I think it's so worth it for the convenience. I always have problems at the photolab, from the kiosks being down, to the kiosks not being able to read my memory card or disks, and of course, rude customer service. I took some awesome pictures of my tree and ornaments last year and plan to send them out next Christmas as cards thanks to the postcard on the back of the prints. Anyway, Amazon is selling this for over $200 and I bought it locally at Best Buy for $85.99 and I saw it advertised at Bestbuy.com for only $99. It's only $150 on Canon's site. Hope no one pays over twice the price!
I got this little printer in hopes of having something more convenient than having to run to the store. I've got three kids and two of them are under the age of two so a quick run to the store to print off pictures isn't ever easy. I turned it on and got it set up and that took about 2 minutes. After that I put in the ink and paper cartridge and that took about 15 seconds. I plugged in my camera and started printing. So in the matter of about 3 minutes after I took it out of the box I had a gorgeous picture. I've had so much fun with this little printer and every single picture has come out absolutely perfect.
I purchased this printer for my girlfriend. She's not a very electronics saavy person and will usually not even bother to attempt learning about new gadgets. She basically plugged this printer in and was printing in less than 2 minutes. Picture quality was good. Printer speed was average/good so no complaints. The paper/ink combo kits are fantastic. You always have the exact amount of ink for the amount of paper in each package so you never run out of one before the other. Very compact and light weight. LCD screen is a great feature. Overall this is a great printer and very worth your time, epecially for such a great price! MUST HAVE!
(Update 4/25/13). I have now owned this printer for over 3 years and it's still a fantastic product. The reason I'm updating this review is because of the drastic price increase. I purchased this product in 2010 for $50. It is now listed for $350. It's probably worth the money if you have it to waste, but because of the crazy price increase, I would look for something else. Now, If you do decide to buy this product in spite of the price, you won't be disappointed in terms of quality.
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Make sure to order at least one pak of paper/ink with this as it does not come with any in the box. Ok so you are thinking about buying one of these little gems. I purchased one of these the other day for the Santa Claus gigs I do. I am a professional Santa and this year we have added the ability to get a picture with Santa. I needed something compact with good quality and good speed. After reading about all differnt types of printers I decided to go with this one. This is not the first dye sub printer I have purchased so I knew a bit about them before. Lets start with setting it up, out of the box you plug it in load the paper pak and away you go. Open the side door to load the paper pack which comes as 1 unit paper and dye sub ink all in one piece. It slides right into the printer only 1 way it can go no way to screw this part up. Now either connect a camera directly through the USB Pictbridge connector or you can just pop in your memeory card. If using a memory card the pictures come right up on the screen and you scroll to the one you want and push print. Within 43 seconds from the time you hit the button you have a very nice very sharp picture.(even better than a print form your local picture printing loaction) When printing directly from your camera you tell your Pictbridge enabled camera to print and it prints in the same speed from the camera. Now the only down side with printing directly from the camera is that you have to wait for it to completly print before you can take another picture. For our Santa pics we do not have time to wait so I have interfaced my DSLR camera through a computer to speed up the process. So there is the basics in a nut shell but it does more. You can do some basic editing of your pictures like cropping and so forth.Read more ›
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