Canon launched this week two new additions to its Selphy range of dye-sublimation printers, offering up to 6×4″ prints with the minimum of hassle. The Canon Selphy E2 replaces the previous ES1 and sports an articulated 3.0″ LCD, wireless printing via IrDA (Bluetooth with an optional adaptor) and may be powered from an optional battery pack. The Selphy E20 meanwhile features a fixed 2.5″ screen and does without wireless connectivity and battery power, and for the ultimate print-anywhere experience, the SELPHY ES2 features an optional battery pack. The newly improved Auto Image Optimisation, provides automatic correction of common flaws: face brightness can be optimised with no effect on background levels, and overexposure and underexposure are detected and adjusted for improved results.
Canons Easy System, which uses handy integrated ink and media cassettes, is complemented by one-touch operation and a generous 50-sheet capacity. For added ease of use, the SELPHY ES2 incorporates Canons intuitive Easy-Scroll Wheel, offering complete control of all key functions.
Features at a glance:
*Unique integrated ink and media cassette – the Easy Photo Pack – colour coded for easy identification
*Stylish vertical design with small footprint and carry handle
*3.0” tilt-up colour LCD viewer (fixed 2.5” on SELPHY ES20)
*Easy Scroll Wheel (SELPHY ES2 only)
*DIGIC II processing ( improved processing algorithms offer new rapid start-up times, plus card reading and image viewing times up to ten times faster than on previous models)
*Direct printing from most popular memory card formats1
*Dedicated Creative Print button
*Image Adjustments including Image Optimize, Image Trim, My Colors, and improved Red-Eye Correction
*Wireless printing via IrDA (SELPHY ES2 only) and optional Bluetooth
*Optional battery pack (SELPHY ES2 only)
For convenient, stress-free printing, the SELPHY ES2 and ES20 use Canons Easy Photo Packs – special integrated ink and media cassettes that offer near-instant loading and sufficient ink and paper for 50 prints. Users can choose from three different printing sizes, with selected formats offering both colour and a dedicated Black and White version: all packs are colour-coded for easy identification, and include a slip to present at stores when replacements are required. Cartridges can be swapped quickly and easily mid-way through use, and because both ink and paper are stored inside the printer, the risk of dust affecting prints is minimised. Both the SELPHY ES2 and ES20 achieve a compact design by outputting prints to the top of the printer – eliminating the need for a bulky paper cassette. Finished in attractive cappuccino (SELPHY ES2) and elegant white (SELPHY ES20) colour schemes, their smooth, modern lines complement virtually any home.
Both models use exceptional print head control technology to produce top-quality, high resolution glossy prints. Minimal graininess and professional-looking gradation are assured by a dye-sublimation printing process, which generates up to 16.8 million colours and ensures that prints are dry to the touch from the moment they emerge. Photos are finished with a durable, high-gloss protective layer, which guards against water, oil, gas and fingerprints; kept in a photo album, prints retain their quality for up to 100 years.
As well as applying useful edits such as improved Red-Eye Correction, image trimming and My Colors effects, users can transform their pictures using the dedicated Creative Print button. It provides a wide range of attractive album designs, calendars and impressive Multi-Layout prints – plus fun picture additions like speech bubbles, clip art and frames. The SELPHY ES2 also includes a selection of Filter Effects such as Faded Edges, Soft Focus and Star Lights.
Available media includes:
* Post Card Size – (Easy Photo Pack E-P50, Easy Photo Pack E-P100)
* Post Card Size (Black and White) – (Easy Photo Pack E-P25BW)
* L Size (89mm x 119mm) – (Easy Photo Pack E-L50, Easy Photo Pack E-L100)
* Card Size (54mm x 86mm) – (Easy Photo Pack E-C25)
* Card Size Labels (54mm x 86mm) – (Easy Photo Pack E-C25L)
Software: The SELPHY ES2 and SELPHY ES20 are supplied with Canons Solution Disk, containing easy to use software for managing, storing and printing images via PC.
Accessories: NB-ES1L Battery Pack (for SELPHY ES2), BU-20 Bluetooth Unit.
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