Card Photo Printer CP-100The Canon Card Photo Printer CP-100 is a very compact 4 x 6-inch dye sublimation printer made exclusively for use with compatible PowerShot digital cameras. 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: Bordered or borderless 4 x 6-inch prints
When the camera is connected to the printer there is a "SET" icon in the upper left corner. You press the SET button to access the Print menu. Here you select the printing type, standard or multiple if using the label-8 stickon sheets. Bordered or borderless and with or without a date stamp. Select the number of copies to make and you can even do a little image cropping because some of the 4:3 aspect ratio image is going to be lost when printing a 4 x 6-inch (3:2 ratio) print.
The CP-100 comes with two paper trays, one for 4 x 6-inch media and the smaller one to handle the card size media sheets.
Setup and use is very simple. Open the door on the side, insert the ink ribbon cartridge, close door, load the paper in the tray, open door in the front, insert paper tray into front of printer, connect power adapter, plug cable into camera and printer and away you go!
The available paper packs for the CP-100 printer are: - Thirty-six 4 x 6 in. sheets of paper and ink ribbon - Thirty-six credit card size sheets of paper and ink ribbon - Eighteen credit card size/full label and ink ribbon - Eighteen credit card size/mini label (8 stickers per sheet) and ink ribbon
Here's examples of the borderless and bordered standard prints with the tear-off tabs still intact. Credit card size bordered and borderless prints and a sticker sheet print with the eight mini-picture labels.
To make the CP-100 a truly portable, go anywhere printer, it can be run off the optional NB-CP1L rechargeable battery. It supplies enough power for printing up to eighteen prints per charge.