Just as Canon’s compacts have brought simplicity and ease of use to the consumer, so has its Selphy printer range....

Product Overview

Overall rating:

85%
Overall score:85%

Pros:

  • Ease of use, print quality, value for money

Cons:

  • Some banding, lacking in effective features

Product:

Canon Selphy CP760

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£85.00

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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.

Verdict

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.