Canon Selphy CP760
Review Date : Thu, 16 Oct 2008
Author : Jon Tarrant
Just as Canon’s compacts have brought simplicity and ease of use to the consumer, so has its Selphy printer range....
|Pros:||Ease of use, print quality, value for money|
|Cons:||Some banding, lacking in effective features|
Just as Canon’s compacts have brought simplicity and ease of use to the consumer, so has its Selphy printer range. The dye-sub CP760 fits both of these criteria, with a 2.5in LCD screen and large rubber buttons to make printing a doddle. Three card slots, PictBridge and DirectPrint facilitate media reading, with MyColors, red-eye removal and image optimisation options applicable to images. During printing, the LCD screen shows what colour layer it’s applying – and though the printer takes a moment to recuperate between prints, print times average out at an impressive 65 seconds, with the unit following the standard ‘in-and-out’ dye-sub process.
In terms of results, prints display excellent sharpness and colour is punchy, if a little too saturated, and while there’s a modicum of banding it’s only visible if you look particularly closely at prints. On a couple of instances, prints were reproduced at a very slight angle to the paper, despite ensuring the paper was straight on entry; and the MyColours and image-optimisation features also appear to have little effect on end results. However, auto red-eye removal is impressive at finding and fixing instances of red-eye.
Overall, despite a few minor pitfalls, and a rather lacking feature set, the printer can certainly deliver sharp and pleasant results. For the money, it’s an excellent choice for everyday printing.