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Canon SELPHY CP730


$140.00 Released January, 2001

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Photo prints look like they came from the lab, very high quality. Easy to replace the ink cartridge even for entry-level users. Photo paper designed for the printer feels like nice, thick stock that makes a nice keepsake when you have your print.

The Cons:Need to use the paper from the manufacturer to get good prints. Cost per print is fairly high including the ink.

The Canon SELPHY CP730 is a mid-range dye-sublimation printer intended only for photo printing use, and has similar features to the CP710 model. The CP730 is portable and compact and has an optional rechargeable battery pack.

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It connects to PictBridg-enabled digital cameras with a USB interface, and can use an optional wireless Bluetooth adapter to print from Bluetooth devices. It also has a built-in 2.0" LCD screen, larger than the other CP700 models, that allows previewing of images from memory cards. It can print 4" x 6" prints in about one minute and the maximum printing size is 4" x 8", which takes about 75 seconds. Max print resolution is 300 x 300 dpi with 256 levels per color and each photo is finished with a UV- and water-resistant protective coating. Photos are supposed to be long-lasting, and the CP730 also has a built-in image color optimizer that enhances lighting and reduces red-eye.

Features

  • Released August 2005
  • Dye-sublimation photo printer
  • Adds protective coating after color layers
  • 2.0" LCD screen to preview images
  • Reads and prints from multiple memory card formats
  • 256 levels per color
  • 300 x 300 dpi print resolution
  • Portable, optional rechargeable battery pack
  • PictBridge direct printing, optional Bluetooth wireless adapter
  • 4" x 6" print in 58 seconds, estimated 28 cents per print, wide-mode prints in 75 seconds
  • Max print size 4" x 8" wide mode
  • Built-in color optimizer
  • Borderless printing
  • Long-lasting prints

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Pros
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    photo prints look like they came from the lab, very high quality

  • 1

    easy to replace the ink cartridge even for entry-level users

  • 1

    photo paper designed for the printer feels like nice, thick stock that makes a nice keepsake when you have your print

  • 1

    paper refills are reasonably priced

  • 1

    works with a battery pack making it very portable

Cons
  • 1

    need to use the paper from the manufacturer to get good prints

  • 1

    cost per print is fairly high including the ink

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