The Canon Selphy ES40 Compact Photo Printer is a dye-sublimation printer which uses heat to transfer ink to paper and reproduces up to 16.8 million colors. It will output a postcard-sized photo in under a minute. Users will never have ink without paper and vice versa because they come in one package...changing media is as easy as replacing a single cartridge.
The ES40 is equipped to print with or without a computer. It is compatible with 20 different memory card types, has a USB port and PictBridge connection for printing directly from a digital camera or DV camcorder. The ES40 can also print wirelessly from Bluetooth mobile devices with the optional BU-30 Bluetooth Adapter.
The Selphy ES40 is simple to operate. The front panel has a high-resolution 3.5" LCD display to view, select and edit pictures plus an Easy Scroll Wheel for selecting various printer features. A Creative Print button allows users to customize photos with elements such as frames, speech bubbles, calendars, and other enhancements.
The ES40 has a voice guidance feature which when engaged will alert users to various printer functions such as, "Select a color", or "Replace the cartridge". It is lightweight (under 5 pounds) and compact (approx 9 x 9") and has a built in carry handle. For added convenience it also has a built-in power adapter.
- High-Quality Prints
- Dye-sublimation technology uses heat to transfer ink to the paper, reproducing 16.8 million colors for vivid pictures in both color and black and white.
- Printer Enhancements
- Included with the ES40 is a wide variety of enhancements such as: borderless or bordered images (select from 6 color border choices), multi-layout (1-up, 2-up, 4-up, and 8-up), image quality adjustment, index print, trimming, gold & silver special color print (optional), and red-eye correction.
- Creative Print Mode
- Customize your photos with Creative Print which includes: frames, clip art, multi-layout, calendar, speech bubbles, ID photo, date print, photo diary, movie print and image effects.
- Portrait Image Optimizer
- Portrait Image Optimize feature automatically delivers face detection, backlight correction and noise reduction.
- Stand Alone Printing
- With the ES40 users can print without using a computer. Just insert a compatible memory card into the built-in card slot, select images on the LCD display, and print. A built-in PictBridge connection enables direct printing from a digital camera or DV camcorder. Plus, users can print from wireless Bluetooth mobile devices with the optional BU-30 Bluetooth Adapter.
- Ink & Paper In One Cartridge
- Consumables for the ES40, ink and paper, come in one cartridge. Printing and changing your ink and paper is easy and you'll never have one without the other.
- 100 Year Print Life
- During the printing process a clear protective coating is added which helps protect against image damages from light, water and gases for photo lab quality photos that will last up to 100 years. 1
- Voice Guidance
- One of the new features to the SELPHY ES series is Voice Guidance functionality. Your ES40 will actually give verbal cues to printer functions when the voice button is activated.
- Easy Scroll Wheel
- The unit's Easy Scroll Wheel makes image access and selection of various printer functions effortless.
- The Gold & Silver Option
- Add fun and creativity to frames and clip art images with the special optional gold and silver ink colors.
- Software Included
- The SELPHY ES40 comes with a comprehensive software package including: the ES40 Printer Driver, setup software & user's guide CD-ROM, EOS Utility, Compact Photo Printer Solution Disk (CPSD), ImageBrowser (Mac Only), SELPHY Contents Utility (Windows Only), Ulead Photo Express LE (Windows Only), ZoomBrowser EX (Windows Only). 2
- One-Year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty in the U.S.A and Canada only, plus toll-free technical phone support and InstantExchange program. 3
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