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