The CP-100 produces color prints that equal the sharpness and durability of prints from film negatives. The printer's resolution is 300x300 dpi, more than adequate for a crisply detailed postcard sized image from any 2 megapixel or greater camera, or for credit card size prints from 1.2 megapixel cameras. The dye sublimation color process is a continuous tone printing system that renders subtle shadings and realistic colors.
The printer also covers each print with a clear, protective overcoating that protects it from the effects of sunlight and weather. The prints from the CP-100 are at least as durable as photographic prints from film.
There are several sizes of media available:
The CP-100 is a complete printing system in an extremely compact unit. You don't need to enter data from your PowerShot camera into a personal computer and then into the computer's printer. A dedicated cable connects the CP-100 to Powershot G2*, S40*, S30*, S330, S300*, S200, S110*; the A40, A20*, A10*, A200 and A100. Because all of the necessary controls and bundled software are already a part of your PowerShot camera, they aren't necessary on the printer, keeping weight and bulk to a minimum.
(Firmware upgrade may be necessary for this camera model.)
KP-36IP - Thirty-six 4 x 6 in. sheets of paper and ink ribbon
KC-36IP - Thirty-six credit card size sheets of paper and ink ribbon
KC-18IF - Eighteen credit card size/full label and ink ribbon
KC-18IL - Eighteen credit card size/mini label (8 stickers per sheet) and ink ribbon
Steve's ConclusionThe CP-100 is a small and portable printer that can be easily taken along with you on your travels. It produces brilliant 4 x 6-inch prints in a minute and twenty seconds. The credit card size prints only take about forty seconds. Setup and use is very simple, there are only a few print-time options that need to be selected such as borders or borderless, print the date and standard or multiple prints per page.
The CP-100 prints are indestinguishable from conventionally processed film prints and just as durable. Unlike photo prints from inkjet printers, dye sublimation prints are waterproof thanks to the protective overcoat. The overcoat also prevents UV fading from exposure to daylight, another inkjet problem.
If you own one of the compatible Powershot cameras (see list above) then the CP-100 can be your ultimate personal photo printer.
US visitors KP-108IP Color Ink & Paper Set for Canon CP-100, 200, 220, 300 & 330 Photo Printers (4x6" paper, 108
UK visitors KP-36IP Color Ink Paper Set (CP-100)
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