Canon has announced it will introduce a new dye-sublimation thermal transfer printer to its Selphy range of compact photo printers this summer. The Selphy CP1000 will have features very similar to the current products, but will additionally offer the ability to print twin ID photos on the same sheet of paper using the new Dual ID mode. Unlike the CP910, the new model will not be Wi-Fi compatible, but it will allow input direct from a camera using the PictBridge protocol, a USB socket for printing from USB Flash storage as well as from a computer. The printer will also have memory card slots that will accept CF and SD type memory cards, and mini/micro SD cards via adapters.

Equipped with a 2.7in LCD screen for previewing images and accessing the menu, the Selphy CP1000 allows cropping as well as image enhancement, and can produce its maximum sized 6x4in / 148x100mm print in 47 seconds. As with previous models, users have a choice of four print finishes without changing the paper, from high gloss to three versions of semi-gloss, though Canon says only the full gloss finish has the 100-year print life. The printer also offers a wide range of print sizes and formats, including 50x50mm/2x2in square with optional paper cassette PCC-CP400.

The printer is compatible with the existing Canon NP-CP2L battery pack that allows printing on location, and which can produce about 36 prints per charge.

The Canon Selphy CP1000 will be available from July priced at £89.99/€109.99. The NP-CP2L battery pack costs £82/€100. For more information visit the Selphy CP1000 page on the Canon website.

Press release:

High quality photo prints wherever you are – the new SELPHY CP1000

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 16 April 2015 – Canon today unveils the SELPHY CP1000, a new compact photo printer that allows you to print creative, lab-quality photos at home and on the move. Capable of printing your favourite images in just 47 seconds1 directly from your camera2, USB or memory card, with the SELPHY CP1000 now every photo can be treasured. With an elegant, compact design, the SELPHY CP1000 includes 6.8 cm (2.7”) LCD tilting screen and combines an easy-to-use interface with exceptional print quality. Plus, with the inclusion of an optional battery pack accessory, the CP1000 is the ultimate portable photo printer.

Print your favourite photos in rich, vibrant colours

With ultra-high quality prints thanks to advanced dye sublimation technology, the SELPHY CP1000 produces high-resolution photos using 16.7 million colours. For even more clarity in prints the CP1000 also includes an Auto Image Optimize feature to further enhance blue skies and sunsets, correct colour cast and contrasts, as well as remove red-eye and noise. Plus, for picture-perfect selfies and group shots, the Smooth Skin mode removes facial imperfections to ensure you get stunning results every time. 

Full control for creative freedom

With the ability to control the heat applied to the ink ribbon on the print head, the SELPHY CP1000 offers four print finishes without ever having to use a different paper or media type. The options include a glossy finish for a durable print that will last up to 100 years, and three variations of semi-gloss for smudge and fingerprint resistant photos you can hand around.  

Whether you need a standard postcard sized image or a more unusual shape, such as a 50 x 50 Instagram™ style or a credit card sized print, the SELPHY CP1000 gives you the freedom to make your prints your own. The SELPHY CP1000 also allows for ID Photo Printing at 43 pre-set sizes, perfect for small offices or events where you need to print ID badges in a hurry. Plus, with the ability to print two different ID image sizes on one sheet, and ID framing and cutting guide improving accuracy and precision, every print counts with the minimum of waste.
SELPHY CP1000 key benefits: 

  • Compact and portable photo printer   ideal for home or away
  • Quick and easy printing from camera, USB or memory cards
  • Make lasting memories with durable lab quality prints
  • Selectable finishes with standard photo paper
  • Create ID photos to widely accepted standards 

Pricing: The SELPHY CP1000 will be available from early July with an RSP of £89.99/€109.99.