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Part Names
Basic Operations
Print Settings
Printing via Wi-Fi
Printing via USB
Cable
Troubleshooting
Appendix
CT0-D012-000-F102-A
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  • Page 1 To jump to the beginning of a chapter, click the chapter • Store this guide safely so that you can use it in the Troubleshooting title at right. future. From chapter title pages, you can access topics by clicking their titles. Appendix © CANON INC. 2015 CT0-D012-000-F102-A...
  • Page 2: Ink And Paper

    Package Contents Ink and Paper (Sold Separately) Cover Before use, make sure the following items are included in the package. Before use, purchase a Color Ink / Paper Set. If anything is missing, contact the retailer where you purchased the printer. Color Ink / Paper Set Contents Necessary Paper...
  • Page 3: Before Use

    For convenience, all supported memory cards are simply referred to as If liquid comes into contact with the product, unplug it from the outlet and “memory card”. consult your retailer or a Canon Customer Support Help Desk. • Do not touch the printer or the power plug during thunderstorms.
  • Page 4 If paper jams and cannot be removed, contact your • Place SELPHY in a safe location where people will not trip over the retailer or a Canon Customer Support Help Desk. Do not attempt to remove Troubleshooting power cord.
  • Page 5: Printing Via Usb Cable

    Contents Part Names Cover Package Contents ......2 Printing via Wi-Fi .... Ink and Paper (Sold Separately) ..2 Memory Card Slot Contents Ink Cassette Lock Before Use ........3 Printing from a Smartphone ..34 Paper Cassette Conventions in This Guide .....3 Printing from a Camera ....37 Ink Cassette Compartment Safety Precautions ......3...
  • Page 6 Controls On-Screen Information Cover Shooting date of current image File number 30) (Dimmed when (Dimmed when unavailable) unavailable) Contents Paper orientation Port/slot in use 13, 16) Print size Part Names (Postcard size shown here) Print settings (= 25 – 29) Cropping (Dimmed when unavailable) Basic Operations...
  • Page 7: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations Cover Contents This chapter introduces basic printing operations such as preparing SELPHY, selecting images Part Names on a memory card, and specifying the number of copies. Basic Operations Print Settings Printing via Wi-Fi Printing via USB Cable Troubleshooting Initial Preparations ..................
  • Page 8: Preparing The Ink Cassette

    Initial Preparations • Do not hold the ink cassette with wet hands. Avoid touching the Cover ink sheet, and avoid getting dust on it. Dirt or moisture may cause Prepare for printing as follows. This example shows a Postcard-size Color banding or affect print quality, tear ink sheets and prevent printing, Ink / Paper Set (sold separately, 2), but the same steps are followed...
  • Page 9: Preparing The Paper Cassette

    Preparing the Paper Cassette Close the inner cover. Cover Close the inner cover firmly until it clicks Check the paper size. into place. Check the size on the paper cassette Leave the outer cover open when Contents (such as “POSTCARD SIZE” or “CARD printing.
  • Page 10: Loading The Cassettes

    Loading the Cassettes • Use of genuine Canon Color Ink/Paper Sets for SELPHY CP Cover printers is recommended to achieve correct printing and excellent Open the covers. performance of this product. • Canon Color Ink/Paper Sets for SELPHY ES and postcards cannot...
  • Page 11 Installing and Plugging in SELPHY • Do not use the printer near motors or other devices that generate Cover strong magnetic fields, or in dusty environments. This may damage Choose the right place to put More than the printer or cause malfunction. SELPHY.
  • Page 12: Display Language

    Display Language Access the language setting Cover screen. Change the language of menus and messages. Press the <u><d> buttons to select Language], and then press the Turn on SELPHY. Contents <o> button. Hold the <q> button until the screen at left is displayed.
  • Page 13: Supported Memory Cards

    Supported Cards/Images Supported Images Cover JPEG images conforming to the Exif standard can be printed with SELPHY. Supported Memory Cards • Images may not be displayed or printed correctly depending on their size or if Contents No Adapter Required Adapter Required (Sold Separately) they have been edited on a computer.
  • Page 14: Printing Images

    Printing Images (Select & Print) Choose an image. Cover Press the <l><r> buttons to select an Select images and specify the number of copies as follows. Here, printing image to print. from an SD memory card is described as an example, but you can print To jump forward or back by five images, from other memory cards with the same steps.
  • Page 15 Add more paper as needed. • Image display in step 4 may take some time when memory cards contain Cover many images. If a message indicates that the paper • If a message indicates that DPOF images remain, see “Printing Using Camera has run out, remove the paper cassette Settings (DPOF Print)”...
  • Page 16: Printing From Usb Flash Drives

    Printing via USB • Color may change over time or depending on storage conditions. these steps. Cable Canon cannot be held liable for discoloration. Choose an image as described in steps Troubleshooting 1 – 4 of “Printing Images (Select & Print)” 14).
  • Page 17 After Printing Cover Turn off SELPHY 12) and remove any memory cards or USB flash drives. Contents Lower the screen for storage. Unplug the power cord from the outlet and disconnect the adapter plug from SELPHY. • If the compact power adapter is still warm, wait for it to cool down Part Names before putting it away.
  • Page 18: Print Settings

    Print Settings Cover Contents Explore a variety of printing features in this chapter, such as cropping images, preparing ID Part Names photos, and enhancing images. Basic Operations Print Settings Printing via Wi-Fi Printing via USB Cable Printing All Images .................. Adjusting the Brightness .................28 Adjusting the Color Tone (Color Adjustment)
  • Page 19: Printing All Images

    Printing All Images Choose the number of copies. Cover Press the <u><d> buttons to specify Print all images on a memory card at once as follows. the number of copies. To increase or decrease the quantity by Contents Access the menu. five copies, hold down the <u><d>...
  • Page 20: Cropping Images

    Cropping Images Confirm the setting. Cover To confirm the cropping area and return Print only selected areas of an image as follows. to the image display screen, press the <o> button. Contents Access the cropping screen. To crop other images for printing with the Choose an image as described in step first one, repeat steps 1 –...
  • Page 21: Printing Id Photos

    Printing ID Photos Specify the finished size of the Cover photo. Press the <l><r> buttons to specify how the size is determined. Contents [Custom]: Press the <u><d> buttons to select [Long Side], and then press the <l><r> buttons to specify the length. Part Names Specify the [Short Side] length, and then Images can be printed for use in photo identification.
  • Page 22 Select sizes for display. • Card-size paper cannot be used. Cover • [Borders] settings are not applied, and dates and file number are not printed. To remove a size from the list, press the • Selecting two images in step 3 will produce an equal number of prints of each <u><d><l><r>...
  • Page 23 Selecting and Printing Images from Cropping Images Cover History (Reprint) Two cropping guide lines are displayed Images printed from Select & Print 14) remain in the history. Images when you access the crop frame Contents can be selected from the print history and printed. 20) when [Standard] or [Dual] size is selected in [ID Photo].
  • Page 24 Adjusting Settings • SELPHY can store up to 10 items in the print history. Cover • History information settings cannot be changed for printing. You can enhance images in several ways before printing. Add the shooting • Follow the steps below to erase the history. date, adjust colors, and more.
  • Page 25: Configuring Settings

    Print. Configuring Settings Cover Select the images and the number of Access the setting screen. copies 14), and then press the <p> button to print. Press the <k> button. Contents Press the <u><d> buttons to select Choosing the Finish (Print Finish) [Change Settings], and then press the <o>...
  • Page 26 Choosing a Layout (Page Layout) • The surface finish may not be as expected depending on SELPHY’s Cover internal temperature when you turn it on. Before turning on SELPHY and printing, wait until it has adjusted to an ambient temperature of 10 –...
  • Page 27 • Turning off SELPHY will restore the default setting of [ 1-up]. You can have • The position of images cannot be specified. Cover SELPHY retain configured settings 32). • It may take some time before printing begins. • The position of images cannot be specified. Printing Two Card Size Images on One Sheet (2-up •...
  • Page 28 Adjusting the Brightness • When [Bordered] is selected in [Borders] 26), [Off] can be Cover selected in [Center]. • When printing an image that has a 4:3 or more elongated aspect ratio, the printed image layout is the same even if [Off] is selected Contents for [Center].
  • Page 29 Reducing the Appearance of Red-Eye Adjusting the Color Tone (My Colors) Cover (Correct Red-Eye) Choose special color tones to make prints look distinctive, or choose sepia or black-and-white prints. Contents Saturated, natural – colors, as produced Off (default) PositiveFilm with positive film Part Names Vivid prints with greater contrast and color...
  • Page 30: Date Format

    Changing How the Date Is Displayed Printing with the Date (Date) Cover (Date Format) Contents 08/08/2015 Part Names Add camera shooting dates when you print. 08/08/2015 2015/08/08 Off (default) / Prominent / Subtle Basic Operations When adding the date 30), adjust the date format as needed. •...
  • Page 31 Adding the File Number when Printing (File Using ID Photo Printing by Priority (ID Photo Cover Number) Priority) The file number can be added to the image when printing. You can set the ID Photo Settings screen 21) to display when SELPHY is turned on, when a memory card is inserted, and after printing.
  • Page 32 Using the Same Borders and Page Layout Saving Energy (Auto Power Down) Cover Settings after Turning off the Power (Keep SELPHY turns off automatically if left idle for about five minutes. Print Settings) On (default) / Off Contents You can have SELPHY retain the Borders 26) and Page Layout •...
  • Page 33: Printing Via Wi-fi

    , and computers. Wi-Fi is a brand name that indicates interoperability certification of wireless LAN devices. Requires installation of the dedicated Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app on your smartphone or tablet. (There is no need to install the Basic Operations dedicated application when printing from an AirPrint-compatible application 36).) Visit the Canon website for application details,...
  • Page 34: Prepare Selphy

    <o> button. For an iOS device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch), visit the App Store and download Basic Operations and install Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY. Check the printer name. For an Android device, download and Check the displayed printer name and...
  • Page 35 Choose the connection method. Use your smartphone to print. Cover Press the <u><d> buttons to select Start Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY, [Direct Connection], and then press the choose images, and print. <o> button. Contents Once printing begins, the screen at left is displayed.
  • Page 36 During standby-screen display, you can view the SSID and password by Part Names Configure printer options. pressing the <o> button. In [Printer], choose “Canon SELPHY CP1200”. • Even during standby, you can print images on a memory card by inserting the card to access the screen in step 4 on Specify the number of copies.
  • Page 37 Printing from a Camera If Printing via AirPrint is Not Possible Cover If you cannot print, check the following. You can print as follows by connecting the printer to a camera compatible • Confirm that SELPHY is on. If SELPHY is on, try restarting it to see if the with DPS over IP, the PictBridge standard for Wi-Fi connections.
  • Page 38 Check the printer name. Use the camera to join the Cover network displayed on the printer Check the displayed printer name and screen. press the <o> button. In the camera’s Wi-Fi settings, select the You can change the printer name by Contents SSID (network name) displayed on the pressing the EDIT button...
  • Page 39 Printing from a Computer • Printing in progress cannot be canceled from SELPHY by using the <v> Cover button. Use the camera to stop printing. Confirming Access Point Compatibility • You can also connect the printer to a camera via an existing access point. In this case, connect the printer and camera to the same access point.
  • Page 40 • Confirm that the access point supports WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup). Connecting the Printer to the Access Point Cover WPS-Compatible Access Connect as described in “WPS-Compatible Access How to connect varies depending on whether the access point is WPS- Points Points”...
  • Page 41 Check the printer name. Choose the access point Cover connection method. Check the displayed printer name and press the <o> button. Press the <u><d> buttons to select You can change the printer name by Contents [WPS Connection], and then press the pressing the EDIT button 48).
  • Page 42: Insert A Loaded Paper Cassette And An Ink Cassette In Selphy

    Non-WPS Access Points On the access point, hold down Cover the WPS connection button for Check the access point. a few seconds. Confirm that the access point is on and For details on where the button is located ready for communication. Contents Prepare SELPHY.
  • Page 43 Check the printer name. Choose the access point Cover connection method. Check the displayed printer name and press the <o> button. Press the <u><d> buttons to select [Search for an access point], and then You can change the printer name by Contents press the <o>...
  • Page 44 Enter the password. • Selecting an unprotected access point in step 7 and pressing the <o> Cover button will display the screen in step 9. Press the EDIT button to access the input • Up to 20 access points are listed. If your desired access point is not listed, screen, and then enter the password press the <v>...
  • Page 45 Automatic access point connection at startup can also be disabled Print Settings 48). Install the printer driver. Printing via Wi-Fi Connect to the Internet from a computer and access “http://www.canon.com/icpd/”. Printing via USB Select your country/region and follow the Cable instructions displayed to complete the download.
  • Page 46: Access The Printing Dialog Box

    Start the photo software, select images to Printing via Wi-Fi print, and access the printing dialog box. Access the printing dialog box. As the destination printer, select “Canon Start the photo software, select images to Printing via USB SELPHY CP1200”.
  • Page 47 86 mm as the height. then press the <o> button. • Mac OS: If “Canon SELPHY CP1200” is not available as a destination printer, Press the <u><d> buttons to select [Direct Connection], and then Basic Operations register SELPHY on the computer as follows.
  • Page 48: Changing The Printer Name

    Disabling Wi-Fi Specifying the Communication Protocol Cover Disable Wi-Fi connections as follows. Select the IP version. Press the <k> button and then the <u><d> buttons to select [Wi-Fi Select the IP version. Settings], and then press the <o> button. Contents Press the <k>...
  • Page 49: Entering Information

    Returning to the previous screen • [IPv6] cannot be selected when using Direct Connection. Cover To confirm input and return to the previous screen, press the <u><d><l><r> buttons to select Returning the Wi-Fi Settings to Default Contents [Finish], and then press the <o> Reset Wi-Fi settings such as the printer name, access point information, button.
  • Page 50: Table Of Contents

    Printing via USB Cable Cover Contents This chapter describes how to connect a camera or computer to SELPHY via a USB cable for Part Names printing. Basic Operations Print Settings Printing via Wi-Fi Printing via USB Cable Troubleshooting Appendix Printing from a Computer (Windows) ........... Printing from a Camera ................
  • Page 51 Use the USB cable to connect SELPHY Printing via Wi-Fi Connect to the Internet from a computer to the computer. For instructions, refer to and access “http://www.canon.com/icpd/”. the computer or cable user manual. Select your country/region and follow the Printing via USB...
  • Page 52 If an error message is displayed on SELPHY, also check for any error print, and access the printing dialog box. messages displayed on the computer (in desktop mode). Messages will be Print Settings As the destination printer, select “Canon automatically dismissed once you resolve the issue indicated. SELPHY CP1200”. •...
  • Page 53 Cable number of copies. • Mac OS: If “Canon SELPHY CP1200” is not available as a destination printer, To print at L size, select [89 x 119 mm] as register SELPHY on the computer as follows. the paper size.
  • Page 54 Dates and file numbers are DPOF information set on the camera that cannot be changed on SELPHY. Printing via Wi-Fi • Images prepared with a [Print Type] of [Standard] on Canon cameras are Turn on SELPHY and then the printed according to the settings in “Adjusting Settings” (= 24 –...
  • Page 55 Troubleshooting Cover Contents Refer to these troubleshooting tips to resolve problems with SELPHY. If the problem persists, Part Names contact a Canon Customer Support Help Desk. Basic Operations Print Settings Printing via Wi-Fi Printing via USB Cable Troubleshooting Appendix Power ......................56...
  • Page 56: Power

    Cannot display or print images on memory cards or USB flash drives Power Cover • Confirm that the memory card is fully inserted in the correct slot, with the label face- 13, 14). Cannot turn on SELPHY • Confirm that the USB flash drive is fully inserted, right-side up 16).
  • Page 57: Paper

    Printing via Wi-Fi cannot be removed, contact your retailer or a Canon Customer Support Help Desk. Individual images are printed reduced, in only one layout position Do not attempt to remove jammed paper by force, which may damage the printer.
  • Page 58: Wi-fi

    • Keep the printer near the camera or smartphone, without objects between them. • When printing from a smartphone, install Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY 34). Access point not displayed on the printer Cannot connect the printer to the access point •...
  • Page 59: Error Messages

    If only an error message Basic Operations is displayed, follow the suggestions in “Troubleshooting” 55). If the problem persists, contact a Canon Customer Support Help Desk. Print Settings • If a problem occurs while SELPHY is connected to another device, an error message may also be displayed on the device.
  • Page 60 Appendix Cover Contents Instructions for battery-powered printing with an optional battery pack are given here, along with Part Names SELPHY specifications and handling and maintenance tips. Basic Operations Print Settings Printing via Wi-Fi Printing via USB Cable Troubleshooting Appendix Printing without a Power Outlet ............. Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) Precautions ............
  • Page 61: Printing Without A Power Outlet

    Contents • When charging is finished in about four hours (at room temperature), * According to Canon testing. May vary depending on printing conditions. ] will no longer be displayed. Attaching the Battery Pack • SELPHY can be used even while [...
  • Page 62: Specifications

    Interfaces Specifications Cover Hi-Speed USB Type A port for PictBridge-compatible devices Mini-B port for computers Printing Method Dye-sublimation thermal transfer (with overcoating) Memory Cards SD, SDHC, SDXC, miniSD* , miniSDHC* , microSD* Resolution 300 x 300 dpi Contents microSDHC* and microSDXC* Gradation 256 shades per color Wireless LAN...
  • Page 63: Handling And Maintenance

    Printing via USB casing. Cable Operating Temperature 5 – 40 °C (41 – 104 °F) • All data is based on tests by Canon. Troubleshooting • Printer specifications or appearance are subject to change without notice. USA and Canada only: Appendix...
  • Page 64: Wi-fi (wireless Lan) Precautions

    Canon accepts no responsibility for Note that Canon cannot be held liable for any problems arising from Part Names damages or loss if the function and product are used in ways other than WLAN use in other countries and regions.
  • Page 65: Security Precautions

    Security Precautions While Printing Cover Do not disconnect the printer from other devices until printing is finished, Because Wi-Fi uses radio waves to transmit signals, security precautions more stringent than when using a LAN cable are required. which may cause incomplete or incorrect prints. Keep the following points in mind when using Wi-Fi.
  • Page 66 Canon is prohibited. ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT OWNER OR • Canon reserves the right to change the contents of this guide at any time Contents CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, without prior notice.

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  • Brenda Jan 14, 2019 12:17:
    I had not used my Selphy 1200 in appx 1 year. I put in a new ink piece and new paper. I have the Selphy plugged into 110v and plugged into my laptop. The only thing it does is to say Canon on the little screen and that is it...it will not do another thing. Thank you.