Card Photo Printer CP-100

The 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
  • Bordered or borderless credit card size prints 3.4 x 2.1-inch
  • Bordered or borderless credit card size prints with label adhesive
  • Card size with 8-label stickers, 0.9 x 0.7-inch per label. The CP-100 is shown here connected to the PowerShot S200 via the included cable. At this time there is no way to connect the printer to a computer but Canon says it will make a "connection kit" available in the near future. 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.)

    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

    Canon Card Photo Printer CP-100

    Canon Card Photo Printer CP-100

    Canon Card Photo Printer CP-100

    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.