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Canon SELPHY CP720

Ilse Jurrien
Photokina report
Thursday 24th, August 2006
Posted by: Ilse Jurrien

Canon focuses in on ease-of-use, style and image quality with its Canon SELPHY CP720 inkjet photo printer. Offering a range of solutions that meet virtually every picture-taker’s needs, Canon’s SELPHY CP720 lets people print wedding photos while at the wedding or prom night fun at the prom. The Canon CP720 photo printer will be available this fall for estimated selling prices of $99.99. “Whether people capture photos from a digital camera, camcorder, cell phone, or even a PDA, Canon’s new compact photo printers make it easy to quickly print beautiful photographs from nearly anywhere.” said Yukiaki Hashimoto, senior vice president and general manager of the consumer imaging group at Canon USA, Inc.

Canon SELPHY CP720

Canon CP720 printer - Home printing
“These printers provide consumers with portable digital imaging solutions that yield brilliant photographs.” According to a recent Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) study of consumer buying habits, women influence about 88 percent of consumer electronics purchases. The study further revealed that women are motivated to purchase products that emphasize form factor. Based on this data, Canon optimized the new printers’ product design and ease-of-use, while maintaining interest to all potential customers through image quality and performance.

Canon SELPHY CP720 photo printer - Design
The Canon CP720 compact photo printer is the latest example of Canon’s commitment to offering a complete portable photo printing solution. The Canon SELPHY CP720 dye-sublimation model features a popular design based on a compact, rectangular shape that maintains the user-friendly and distinctive SELPHY concept. The use of dye-sublimation technology means that prints made with the Canon CP720 model has true continuous tone photographic quality. At the same time, they are laminated with a clear overcoat that protects them from moisture and fingerprints, with 100-year longevity when stored in an archival photo album8.

Canon CP720 dye-sublimation printer - Monitor and Flash Memory card
Canon’s SELPHY CP720 Compact Photo Printer has a 1.5-inch Color LCD screen with the capability of switching from normal to full screen viewing. Automatic dynamic range correction and Adobe RGB support better image quality. The Canon CP720 printer features retractable USB cables for convenient connection to PictBridge-compliant digital cameras and camcorders, and card slots for nearly all memory card formats including SD, CF, miniSD, and Memory stick. The printer also incorporates additional USB ports for connection to a PC, external USB cable or other compatible accessories.

SELPHY CP720 printer - Print Speed and Paper tray
Canon’s new SELPHY CP720 Compact Photo Printer allows consumers to print out brilliant, high quality 4 x 6 inch borderless postcard prints in roughly 58 seconds at an approximate cost of 28 cents per print. They are ideal for precious pictures from a baby’s first birthday party or other family events, with no need for the complexities of a computer or the inconvenience of a photo lab. In addition to postcard prints, the Canon SELPHY CP720 can also produce 4 x 8 inch panorama prints and credit card size prints or stickers, when equipped with optional paper trays and ink/paper sets.

Wireless Photo Printing
Canon’s new compact photo printer, the Canon SELPHY CP720, is compatible with Canon’s BU-20 Bluetooth Adapter. Available as an optional accessory, this petite adaptor allows consumers to print photos wirelessly from a variety of nearby Bluetooth enabled devices, like mobile phones and PDAs. Please check the Canon USA website for additional information.

Canon Creative Park
Looking to extend creativity beyond just photos and documents? Consumers can now try Canon's new Creative Park website at canon.com/c-park. The site offers 3-D paper craft projects, scrapbooking templates and embellishments, novel greeting cards, educational materials and the opportunity to learn more about digital photography.

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