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  • Page 1 Reading this guide will help you learn to use the printer properly. • Store this guide safely so that you can use it in the future. Switching Between Pages Click the button on the top of the screen. : return to the Contents. ç Contents ENGLISH © CANON INC. 2015 CT0-D018-000-F101-B...
  • Page 2: Package Contents

    ç Contents Package Contents Before use, make sure the following items are included in the package. If anything is missing, contact the retailer where you purchased the printer. □ SELPHY Printer □ Compact Power □ Power Cord Adapter CA-CP200 B □...
  • Page 3 ç Contents Ink and Paper (Sold Separately) Before use, purchase a Color Ink / Paper Set. Color Ink / Paper Set Necessary Number of Paper Product Name Paper Size Possible Cassette Prints Color Ink / Paper Set KP-36IP (Postcard) Color Ink / Paper Set RP-54 (Photo Paper) Paper Cassette Color Ink / Paper Set...
  • Page 4: Before Use

    • The printer warranty is valid only in the country or area of purchase. In case of printer problems while abroad, return to the area of purchase before contacting a Canon Customer Support Help Desk. • Although the LCD monitor is produced under extremely high- precision manufacturing conditions and more than 99.99% of the...
  • Page 5: Conventions In This Guide

    ç Contents Conventions in This Guide • In this guide, the printer is referred to as “SELPHY” or “the printer”. • Icons are used in this guide to represent buttons on SELPHY. Refer to “Controls” 12) for details. • On-screen text or icons are shown in square brackets, as in [ ]. •...
  • Page 6: Safety Precautions

    Do not allow liquids or foreign objects to enter the product. This could result in electrical shock or fire. If liquid comes into contact with the product, unplug it from the outlet and consult your retailer or a Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
  • Page 7 ç Contents • Do not touch the printer or the power plug during thunderstorms. This could result in electrical shock or fire. Immediately stop using the equipment and distance yourself from it. • Unplug the power cord periodically, and using a dry cloth, wipe away any dust or dirt that has collected on the plug, the exterior of the power outlet, and the surrounding area.
  • Page 8 ç Contents • Avoid using, placing, or storing the product in the following places: • Places subject to direct sunlight • Places subject to temperatures above 40 °C (104 °F) • Humid or dusty places • Places subject to strong vibration This may cause overheating of or damage to the printer or adapter, which may result in electric shock, burns or other injury, or fire.
  • Page 9 If you accidentally turn the printer off while printing, restart it and wait until the paper is ejected. If paper jams and cannot be removed, contact your retailer or a Canon Customer Support Help Desk. Do not attempt to remove jammed paper by force, which may damage the printer.
  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    ç Contents Contents Printing via Wi-Fi ..Package Contents ....2 Ink and Paper Printing from a Smartphone ... 66 (Sold Separately) ..... 3 Printing from a Camera ..73 Before Use ....... 4 Printing from a Computer ..77 Conventions in This Guide ..
  • Page 11: Part Names

    ç Contents Part Names Memory Card Slot Ink Cassette Lock Paper Cassette Ink Cassette Compartment Compartment Paper Cassette Ink Cassette Compartment Cover Compartment Cover Computer USB Port 101) Camera / Flash Drive Battery / Battery Cover USB Port Removal Switch 118) 32, 107) Battery Pack...
  • Page 12 ç Contents Controls Icons in This Name Function Guide Displays images, setting screens, or – Screen (LCD monitor) error messages 116) <q> Power button Turns SELPHY on or off <k> MENU button Displays the menu screen Displays the editing menu and rotates –...
  • Page 13 ç Contents Switches display modes, enlarges <-> Enlarge button the crop frame Switches display modes, reduces the <0> Reduce button crop frame Restores the previous screen <v> Back button 48), cancels printing <p> Print button Starts printing...
  • Page 14 ç Contents On-Screen Information Shooting date of current File number image 59) (Dimmed (Dimmed when when unavailable) unavailable) Paper orientation Port/slot in use 26, 32) Print size (Postcard size shown here) Print settings (= 49 – 58) Cropping (Dimmed when unavailable) Total prints Copies of current image...
  • Page 15: Basic Operations

    ç Contents Basic Operations This chapter introduces basic printing operations such as preparing SELPHY, selecting images on a memory card, and specifying the number of copies.
  • Page 16: Initial Preparations

    ç Contents Initial Preparations Prepare for printing as follows. This example shows a Postcard-size Color Ink / Paper Set (sold separately, 3), but the same steps are followed for other sizes. Avoid getting dust on ink sheets or paper, which may cause banding or damage the printer Preparing the Ink Cassette Check the ink cassette and...
  • Page 17 ç Contents For an ink cassette that has a lock on the bottom, press the lock (as shown) to release it as you turn the sprocket to make the sheet taut. • Do not hold the ink cassette with wet hands. Avoid touching the ink sheet, and avoid getting dust on it.
  • Page 18: Preparing The Paper Cassette

    ç Contents Preparing the Paper Cassette Check the paper size. Check the size on the paper cassette (such as “POSTCARD SIZE” or “CARD SIZE”) to make sure it matches the size of the ink cassette. Open both covers. There are two layers of covers. First open the outer cover ( ), and then the inner cover ( ).
  • Page 19 ç Contents When making postcard prints with space for a stamp, load the paper with the stamp area facing as shown. Close the inner cover. Close the inner cover firmly until it clicks into place. Leave the outer cover open when printing.
  • Page 20 ç Contents • Use of genuine Canon Color Ink/Paper Sets for SELPHY CP printers is recommended to achieve correct printing and excellent performance of this product. • Canon Color Ink/Paper Sets for SELPHY ES and postcards cannot be used with this product.
  • Page 21: Loading The Cassettes

    ç Contents Loading the Cassettes Open the covers. Open the ink and paper compartment covers. Load the ink cassette. Insert the ink cassette into the printer in the direction of the arrow on the cassette until it clicks into place. Close the ink cassette compartment cover.
  • Page 22: Connect The Power Cord

    ç Contents Installing and Plugging in SELPHY Choose the right place to More than put SELPHY. length of paper Place the printer on a table or other flat, stable surface. Never place the printer on an unstable or tilted surface. Minimum Keep the printer away from 10 cm...
  • Page 23 ç Contents • Do not use the printer near motors or other devices that generate strong magnetic fields, or in dusty environments. This may damage the printer or cause malfunction. • Do not place the printer near televisions or radios. This may cause the printer to malfunction.
  • Page 24: Display Language

    ç Contents Display Language Change the language of menus and messages. Turn on SELPHY. Hold the <q> button until the screen at left is displayed. To turn off SELPHY, hold the <q> button again until the screen changes. Raise the screen (LCD monitor).
  • Page 25 ç Contents Access the language setting screen. Press the <u><d> buttons to select [ Language], and then press the <o> button. Choose a language. Press the <u><d><l><r> buttons to select a language, and then press the <o> button. To return to the screen in step 2, press the <v>...
  • Page 26: Supported Cards/images

    ç Contents Supported Cards/Images Supported Memory Cards No Adapter Required Adapter Required (Sold Separately) • SD Memory Card • miniSD Memory Card • SDHC Memory Card • miniSDHC Memory Card • SDXC Memory Card • microSD Memory Card • microSDHC Memory Card •...
  • Page 27: Supported Images

    ç Contents Supported Images JPEG images conforming to the Exif standard can be printed with SELPHY. • Images may not be displayed or printed correctly depending on their size or if they have been edited on a computer.
  • Page 28 ç Contents Printing Images (Select & Print) Select images and specify the number of copies as follows. Here, printing from an SD memory card is described as an example, but you can print from other memory cards with the same steps. Turn on SELPHY.
  • Page 29 ç Contents Choose an image. Press the <l><r> buttons to select an image to print. To jump forward or back by five images, hold down the <l><r> buttons. Choose the number of Copies of current image copies. Total prints Press the <u><d> buttons to specify the number of prints.
  • Page 30 ç Contents Add more paper as needed. If a message indicates that the paper has run out, remove the paper cassette without turning off the power. Add more paper to the cassette 18) and reinsert the cassette in SELPHY 21). Change the ink cassette as needed.
  • Page 31: Avoiding Left Over Paper

    ç Contents • Image display in step 4 may take some time when memory cards contain many images. • If a message indicates that DPOF images remain, see “Printing Using Camera Settings (DPOF Print)” 108). • You can specify up to 99 images in step 4 and up to 99 copies per image in step 5.
  • Page 32: Printing From Usb Flash Drives

    ç Contents Printing from USB Flash Drives Images on USB flash drives (sold separately) can be printed the same way as images on memory cards. Remove any inserted memory cards. Insert a USB flash drive as shown. After this, all steps are the same as for printing images from memory cards (= 28...
  • Page 33: Storing Prints

    • When storing prints in an album, choose an album with photo covers made of nylon, polypropylene, or cellophane. • Color may change over time or depending on storage conditions. Canon cannot be held liable for discoloration.
  • Page 34: After Printing

    ç Contents After Printing Turn off SELPHY 24) and remove any memory cards or USB flash drives. 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 before putting it away.
  • Page 35: Print Settings

    ç Contents Print Settings Explore a variety of printing features in this chapter, such as cropping images, preparing ID photos, and enhancing images.
  • Page 36: Printing All Images

    ç Contents Printing All Images Print all images on a memory card at once as follows. Access the menu. Press the <k> button. Access the setting screen. Press the <u><d> buttons to select [Print All Images], and then press the <o> button.
  • Page 37 ç Contents Choose the number of copies. Press the <u><d> buttons to specify the number of copies. To increase or decrease the quantity by five copies, hold down the <u><d> buttons. Copies of current image Number of images on card Total prints Print.
  • Page 38: Cropping Images

    ç Contents Cropping Images Print only selected areas of an image as follows. Access the cropping screen. Choose an image as described in step 4 of “Printing Images (Select & Print)” 29), press the EDIT button, and then press the <o>...
  • Page 39 ç Contents Confirm the setting. To confirm the cropping area and return to the image display screen, press the <o> button. To crop other images for printing with the first one, repeat steps 1 – 3. Print. Print as described in step 6 of “Printing Images (Select &...
  • Page 40: Printing Id Photos

    ç Contents Printing ID Photos Images can be printed for use in photo identification. Choose from the following three sizes. Specify the length of the long and short sides, and then [Custom] print. Print a photo that complies with the international ICAO [Standard] standard.
  • Page 41 ç Contents Specify ID photo printing. Press the <k> button. Press the <u><d> buttons to select [ID Photo], and then press the <o> button. Specify the finished size of the photo. Press the <l><r> buttons to specify how the size is determined.
  • Page 42 ç Contents Choose an image to print. Press the <l><r> buttons to select an image, and then press the <u> button. is shown in the lower right (up to two images with [Custom] and [Standard], only one image with [Dual]). To specify the cropping area 38), press the EDIT button.
  • Page 43 ç Contents Filtering Candidate Image Sizes Many image size options are listed when you select [ID Photo] ► [Size Selection] ► [Custom]. To simplify size selection, you can edit the list to show only sizes used most often. Access the setting screen. On the ID photo settings screen, choose [Size Selection] ►...
  • Page 44 ç Contents • A warning message is displayed if you press the <v> button when no sizes are selected. Press the <o> button to return to the [Sizes] screen. Select at least one size to list, and then press the <v> button.
  • Page 45: Selecting And Printing Images From History (reprint)

    ç Contents Selecting and Printing Images from History (Reprint) Images printed from Select & Print 28) remain in the history. Images can be selected from the print history and printed. Access the print history. Press the <k> button. Press the <u><d > buttons to select [Reprint], and then press the <o>...
  • Page 46 ç Contents • SELPHY can store up to 10 items in the print history. • History information settings cannot be changed for printing. • Follow the steps below to erase the history. Remove the memory card Turn off SELPHY • The print history is not stored when [ Shuffle] or Index] is selected in Page Layout...
  • Page 47: Adjusting Settings

    ç Contents Adjusting Settings You can enhance images in several ways before printing. Add the shooting date, adjust colors, and more. Settings apply to all images, so there is no need to adjust each image individually. Configurable Items Description Choose the surface finish of prints. Print Finish Print images with or without a border.
  • Page 48: Configuring Settings

    ç Contents Configuring Settings Access the setting screen. Press the <k> button. Press the <u><d> buttons to select [Change Settings], and then press the <o> button. Select an item and adjust the setting. Press the <u><d> buttons to select an item. Press the <l><r>...
  • Page 49 ç Contents Print. Select the images and the number of copies 29), and then press the <p> button to print. Choosing the Finish (Print Finish) Example of finish Glossy] Pattern 1] Pattern 2] Pattern 3] By adding a subtle texture to the surface of prints, you can create a less glossy finish.
  • Page 50 ç Contents • The surface finish may not be as expected depending on SELPHY’s internal temperature when you turn it on. Before turning on SELPHY and printing, wait until it has adjusted to an ambient temperature of 10 – 35 °C (50 – 95 °F). •...
  • Page 51 ç Contents Choosing a Layout (Page Layout) Choose the number of images per sheet. Your specified quantity of prints 29) will be printed in the configured layout. With Color Ink / Label Set KC-18IL (8 Labels per Page, specify [ 8-up].
  • Page 52 ç Contents • Turning off SELPHY will restore the default setting of [ 1-up]. You can have SELPHY retain configured settings 63). • The position of images cannot be specified. • Depending on the configured layout, images may not be printed with the settings in [Date] 59), [File Number] 61),...
  • Page 53 ç Contents Press the <l><r> buttons to adjust the settings, and then press the <v> button to confirm your choice. • The position of images cannot be specified. • It may take some time before printing begins. Printing Two Card Size Images on One Sheet (2-up (Fixed Size)) Two card sized images can be printed in 2-up orientation on one L or postcard-size paper...
  • Page 54 ç Contents On the screen at left, press the <u><d> buttons to select an item. Press the <l><r> buttons to adjust the setting, and then press the <v> button to confirm your choice. • When [Bordered] is selected in [Borders] 50), [Off] can be selected in [Center].
  • Page 55: Adjusting The Brightness

    ç Contents • Some images may not be adjusted correctly. • Turning off SELPHY will restore the default setting of [ On]. • When [ Index] is selected in [Page Layout] 51), [Image Optimize] is not applied. • The degree of correction may vary depending on layout and paper size.
  • Page 56 ç Contents Adjusting the Color Tone (Color Adjustment) Adjust the color tone by adjusting the RBCY colors in a range of 0 to 3. On the screen in step 2 of “Configuring Settings” 48), press the <u><d> buttons to select [Color Adjustment], and then press the <o>...
  • Page 57 ç Contents Adjusting the Color Tone (My Colors) Choose special color tones to make prints look distinctive, or choose sepia or black-and-white prints. Saturated, natural colors, – Off (default) PositiveFilm as produced with positive film Vivid prints with greater contrast and Sepia-tone Sepia Vivid...
  • Page 58 ç Contents Reducing the Appearance of Red-Eye (Correct Red-Eye) Correct images affected by red-eye. Off (default) / • Red-eye correction may mistakenly be applied to areas of the image other than the affected eyes. To avoid this, select On] only for images affected by red-eye. •...
  • Page 59 ç Contents Printing with the Date (Date) 08/08/2015 Add camera shooting dates when you print. Off (default) / Prominent / Subtle • To prevent two instances of the date on images already labeled by the camera, select [ Off]. • Turning off SELPHY will restore the default setting of [ Off].
  • Page 60 ç Contents Changing How the Date Is Displayed (Date Format) 08/08/2015 2015/08/08 When adding the date 59), adjust the date format as needed. mm/dd/yyyy (default), dd/mm/yyyy, or yyyy/mm/dd • The setting is retained even when SELPHY is turned off or memory cards are removed.
  • Page 61 ç Contents Adding the File Number when Printing (File Number) The file number can be added to the image when printing. Off (default) / Prominent / Subtle • Turning off SELPHY will restore the default setting of [ Off]. • The file number added to prints is the file number assigned by the camera when the photos were taken, so it cannot be changed by SELPHY.
  • Page 62 ç Contents Using ID Photo Printing by Priority (ID Photo Priority) You can set the ID Photo Settings screen 40) to display when SELPHY is turned on, when a memory card is inserted, and after printing. When set to [Off], the [Select & Print] screen 28) is displayed.
  • Page 63 ç Contents Using the Same Borders and Page Layout Settings after Turning off the Power (Keep Print Settings) You can have SELPHY retain the Borders 50) and Page Layout 51) settings even after being turned off. Off (default) / On You can set this separately for Borders and Page Layout.
  • Page 64 ç Contents Saving Energy (Auto Power Down) SELPHY turns off automatically if left idle for about five minutes. On (default) / Off • If any of the following happen, SELPHY does not turn off automatically. When a different device is connected When the Wi-Fi function is enabled When an error message is displayed on the screen •...
  • Page 65: Printing Via Wi-fi

    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 dedicated application when printing from an AirPrint- compatible application 71).) Visit the Canon website for...
  • Page 66: Printing From A Smartphone

    Install the dedicated application on your smartphone. For an iOS device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch), visit the App Store and download and install Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY. For an Android device, download and install Canon PRINT Inkjet/ SELPHY from Google Play.
  • Page 67 ç Contents Access the setting screen. Press the <k> button. Press the <u><d> buttons to select [Wi-Fi Settings], and then press the <o> button. Press the <u><d> buttons to select [Connection Settings], and then press the <o> button. Check the printer name. Check the displayed printer name and press the <o>...
  • Page 68 ç Contents Choose the connection method. Press the <u><d> buttons to select [Direct Connection], and then press the <o> button. The screen at left is displayed. Use your smartphone to join the network displayed on the printer screen. In the smartphone’s Wi-Fi settings, select the SSID (network name) displayed on the printer.
  • Page 69 ç Contents Use your smartphone to print. Start Canon PRINT Inkjet/ SELPHY, choose images, and print. Once printing begins, the screen at left is displayed. Do not disconnect the devices or close the application while this screen is displayed. Images may not be printed correctly or completely.
  • Page 70 ç Contents Subsequent Printing • Once you have completed the connection settings (= 66 = 69 – 69), the second, standby screen in step 7 on displayed automatically when you turn on the printer. To print, after the standby screen is displayed, simply use the smartphone as described in steps 6 –...
  • Page 71: Printing Via Airprint

    Choose images to print with the application on your iOS device, tap [ ], and in the menu options displayed, tap [Print]. Configure printer options. In [Printer], choose “Canon SELPHY CP1200”. Specify the number of copies. Print. Tap [Print] to print.
  • Page 72 ç Contents If Printing via AirPrint is Not Possible If you cannot print, check the following. • Confirm that SELPHY is on. If SELPHY is on, try restarting it to see if the problem is resolved. • Confirm that SELPHY is connected via Wi-Fi to the same access point as the Apple device.
  • Page 73: Printing From A Camera

    ç Contents Printing from a Camera You can print as follows by connecting the printer to a camera compatible with DPS over IP, the PictBridge standard for Wi-Fi connections. Prepare SELPHY. Remove any inserted memory cards or USB flash drives. Insert a loaded paper cassette and an ink cassette in SELPHY.
  • Page 74 ç Contents Check the printer name. Check the displayed printer name and press the <o> button. You can change the printer name by pressing the EDIT button 95). Choose the connection method. Press the <u><d> buttons to select [Direct Connection], and then press the <o>...
  • Page 75: Printer Screen

    ç Contents Use the camera to join the network displayed on the printer screen. In the camera’s Wi-Fi settings, select the SSID (network name) displayed on the printer. Enter the password displayed on the printer into the password field. Use the camera to print. Use the camera to select images and print.
  • Page 76 ç Contents • Printing in progress cannot be canceled from SELPHY by using the <v> button. Use the camera to stop printing. • 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 77: Printing From A Computer

    ç Contents Printing from a Computer Confirming Access Point Compatibility • Before you can print via Wi-Fi from a computer, the computer with the images to send must be connected to an access point. • Use an access point that supports the following Wi-Fi standards. To check the standards your access point supports, refer to the access point user manual.
  • Page 78 ç Contents • Confirm that the access point supports WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup). WPS-Compatible Access Connect as described in “WPS-Compatible Points Access Points” 79)*. Check the following information and connect as described in “Non-WPS Access Points” 83) . Non-WPS Access Points - Network name (SSID/ESSID) Or WPS Support - Network authentication / data encryption...
  • Page 79 ç Contents Connecting the Printer to the Access Point How to connect varies depending on whether the access point is WPS-compatible 79) or not 83). WPS-Compatible Access Points Check the access point. Confirm that the access point is on and ready for communication. Prepare SELPHY.
  • Page 80 ç Contents Check the printer name. Check the displayed printer name and press the <o> button. You can change the printer name by pressing the EDIT button 95). Choose the connection method. Press the <u><d> buttons to select [Via Wi-Fi Network], and then press the <o>...
  • Page 81 ç Contents Choose the access point connection method. Press the <u><d> buttons to select [WPS Connection], and then press the <o> button. Choose the WPS connection method. Press the <u><d> buttons to select [PBC Method], and then press the <o> button. The screen at left is displayed.
  • Page 82 ç Contents On the access point, hold down the WPS connection button for a few seconds. For details on where the button is located and how long to press it, check the access point user manual. Establish the connection. On the printer, press the <o> button.
  • Page 83 ç Contents Non-WPS Access Points Check the access point. Confirm that the access point is on and ready for communication. Prepare SELPHY. Remove any inserted memory cards or USB flash drives. Insert a loaded paper cassette and an ink cassette in SELPHY (= 16 –...
  • Page 84 ç Contents Check the printer name. Check the displayed printer name and press the <o> button. You can change the printer name by pressing the EDIT button 95). Choose the connection method. Press the <u><d> buttons to select [Via Wi-Fi Network], and then press the <o>...
  • Page 85 ç Contents Choose the access point connection method. Press the <u><d> buttons to select [Search for an access point], and then press the <o> button. Access points found nearby are listed. Choose the access point. Press the <u><d> buttons to select the access point, and then press the <o>...
  • Page 86 ç Contents Enter the password. Press the EDIT button to access the input screen, and then enter the password 97). Press the <o> button. Check the access point. Once the printer is connected to the access point, the screen at left is displayed. Check the indicated access point name and press the <o>...
  • Page 87 ç Contents • Selecting an unprotected access point in step 7 and pressing the <o> button will display the screen in step 9. • Up to 20 access points are listed. If your desired access point is not listed, press the <v> button and select [Manual Settings] in step 6 = 85 to specify the access point manually.
  • Page 88 ç Contents Subsequent Connections Once you have connected to an access point, the printer will automatically reconnect to the previous access point whenever you turn it on again, and the standby screen at left will be displayed. If connection fails because the access point is off or for another reason, ] will be displayed.
  • Page 89 Confirm that the screen at left is displayed on SELPHY. Install the printer driver. Connect to the Internet from a computer and access “http://www. canon.com/icpd/”. Select your country/region and follow the instructions displayed to complete the download. Double-click the [Driver] folder, and then double-click [cp1200- 100-9l.exe].
  • Page 90: Installation Process

    Start the photo software, select images to print, and access the printing dialog box. As the destination printer, select “Canon SELPHY CP1200”. Choose printing options. Choose a paper size corresponding to the size of paper and ink cassettes in SELPHY.
  • Page 91 Confirm that the screen on the left is displayed on SELPHY. Access the printing dialog box. Start the photo software, select images to print, and access the printing dialog box. As the destination printer, select “Canon SELPHY CP1200”.
  • Page 92 54 mm as the width and 86 mm as the height. • Mac OS: If “Canon SELPHY CP1200” is not available as a destination printer, register SELPHY on the computer as follows. Access [System Preferences] > [Printers & Scanners] or [Print &...
  • Page 93: Other Wi-fi Functions

    ç Contents Other Wi-Fi Functions Password Settings for Direct Connection You can change the password or set so that connections can be made without entering a password. Press the <k> button and then the <u><d> buttons to select [Wi-Fi Settings], and then press the <o> button. Press the <u><d>...
  • Page 94 ç Contents Changing the Connection Method You can change the connection method to suit how you use the printer. Press the <k> button and then the <u><d> buttons to select [Wi-Fi Settings], and then press the <o> button. Press the <u><d> buttons to select [Connection Method], and then press the <o>...
  • Page 95: Changing The Printer Name

    ç Contents Changing the Printer Name Change the printer name 84) as follows. Press the <k> button and then the <u><d> buttons to select [Wi-Fi Settings], and then press the <o> button. Press the <u><d> buttons to select [Other Settings], and then press the <o>...
  • Page 96 ç Contents Specifying the Communication Protocol Select the IP version. Select the IP version. Press the <k> button and then the <u><d> buttons to select [Wi-Fi Settings], and then press the <o> button. Press the <u><d> buttons to select [Other Settings], and then press the <o>...
  • Page 97: Check The Settings

    ç Contents Check the settings. Review the indicated setting details and press the <o> button. • [IPv6] cannot be selected when using Direct Connection. Returning the Wi-Fi Settings to Default Reset Wi-Fi settings such as the printer name, access point information, and password as follows.
  • Page 98 ç Contents Deleting information Press the <u><d><l><r> buttons to select [ ], and then press the <o> button. Switching input modes To switch from uppercase to lowercase letters and then symbols, press the EDIT button repeatedly. Returning to the previous screen To confirm input and return to the previous screen, press the...
  • Page 99: Printing Via Usb Cable

    ç Contents Printing via USB Cable This chapter describes how to connect a camera or computer to SELPHY via a USB cable for printing.
  • Page 100: What You Will Need

    USB cable, 2.5 m (8.2 ft.) or shorter, sold separately (SELPHY port: Mini-B) Install the printer driver. Connect to the Internet from a computer and access “http://www. canon.com/icpd/”. Select your country/region and follow the instructions displayed to complete the download. Double-click the [Driver] folder, and then double-click [cp1200- 100-9l.exe].
  • Page 101 ç Contents If the User Account Control window is displayed, follow the on-screen instructions. Choose the connection method. When the screen at left is displayed, select [Use via USB Connection] and click [Next]. When the screen at left is displayed, prepare the printer and connect it to the computer.
  • Page 102 USB 101), and then turn on the printer again. Access the printing dialog box. Start the photo software, select images to print, and access the printing dialog box. As the destination printer, select “Canon SELPHY CP1200”.
  • Page 103 ç Contents Choose printing options. Choose a paper size corresponding to the size of paper and ink cassettes in SELPHY. Also choose bordered or borderless printing as an option with the listed paper sizes. Choose the printing orientation and number of copies, as desired. Print.
  • Page 104 Start the photo software, select images to print, and access the printing dialog box. As the destination printer, select “Canon SELPHY CP1200”. Choose printing options. Specify the paper size, orientation, and number of copies. To print at L size, select [89 x 119 mm] as the paper size.
  • Page 105 ç Contents Print. Click [Print] to print. • Printing in progress cannot be canceled from SELPHY by using the <v> button. To cancel printing, use the computer to delete the print job. • SELPHY may not work correctly if it is connected to a computer via a USB hub.
  • Page 106 If a message is displayed on the computer, you can also click [Cancel] to cancel printing. • Mac OS: If “Canon SELPHY CP1200” is not available as a destination printer, register SELPHY on the computer as follows. Access [System Preferences] > [Printers & Scanners] or [Print &...
  • Page 107: Printing From A Camera

    By connecting a PictBridge-compatible camera, you can choose images with the camera and print. Here, printing instructions are given using a Canon compact digital camera as an example. If your camera is operated differently, refer to the camera user manual.
  • Page 108 Dates and file numbers are DPOF information set on the camera that cannot be changed on SELPHY. • Images prepared with a [Print Type] of [Standard] on Canon cameras are printed according to the settings in “Adjusting Settings” (= 47 –...
  • Page 109: Troubleshooting

    ç Contents Troubleshooting Refer to these troubleshooting tips to resolve problems with SELPHY. If the problem persists, contact a Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
  • Page 110: Troubleshooting

    ç Contents Power Cannot turn on SELPHY • Confirm that the power cord is connected and plugged in correctly 22). • Hold the <q> button until the startup screen is displayed 24). • When using a battery pack, confirm that the battery pack is charged and inserted correctly.
  • Page 111 ç Contents Cannot display or print images on memory cards or USB flash drives • Confirm that the memory card is fully inserted in the correct slot, with the label face-up 26, 28). • Confirm that the USB flash drive is fully inserted, right-side up 32).
  • Page 112: Usb Flash Drives

    ç Contents No date or file number when printing from memory cards or USB flash drives • Confirm that SELPHY is set up to print the date or file number 59). Note that in DPOF printing, date or file number printing is configured on the camera.
  • Page 113: Printing Takes Too Long

    If you accidentally turn the printer off while printing, restart it and wait until the paper is ejected. If paper jams and cannot be removed, contact your retailer or a Canon Customer Support Help Desk. Do not attempt to remove jammed paper by force, which may damage the printer.
  • Page 114 ç Contents Wi-Fi Do not use the printer near sources of Wi-Fi signal interference, such as microwave ovens, Bluetooth devices, or other equipment operating on the 2.4 GHz band. Device SSID (network name) not displayed when connecting to a camera or smartphone •...
  • Page 115 Printing is not possible when the printer is already printing a job from another device, or when the printer is connected to a camera. • When printing from a smartphone, install Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY 66). • Confirm that the camera, smartphone, or computer you are printing from is connected to the same access point as SELPHY.
  • Page 116: Error Messages

    If only an error message is displayed, follow the suggestions in “Troubleshooting” 109). If the problem persists, contact a Canon Customer Support Help Desk. • If a problem occurs while SELPHY is connected to another device, an error message may also be displayed on the device.
  • Page 117: Appendix

    ç Contents Appendix Instructions for battery-powered printing with an optional battery pack are given here, along with SELPHY specifications and handling and maintenance tips.
  • Page 118: Printing Without A Power Outlet

    To print where no power outlet is available, use Battery Pack NB- CP2LH (sold separately). On a full charge, up to about 54 sheets* of postcard-size paper can be printed. * According to Canon testing. May vary depending on printing conditions. Attaching the Battery Pack Remove the battery pack mounting cover.
  • Page 119 ç Contents Charging the Battery to Use SELPHY • Once power is connected 22), charging starts and [ blinks on the screen. • When charging is finished in about four hours (at room temperature), [ ] will no longer be displayed. •...
  • Page 120: Specifications

    ç Contents Specifications Printing Method Dye-sublimation thermal transfer (with overcoating) Resolution 300 x 300 dpi Gradation 256 shades per color Dedicated color ink (Y/M/C/overcoating) Paper Postcard (photo paper), L (photo paper), and card size (photo paper, full-page label, 8 labels per sheet configuration, square labels) Paper Size Before tearing at...
  • Page 121 ç Contents Interfaces Hi-Speed USB Type A port for PictBridge-compatible devices Mini-B port for computers Memory Cards SD, SDHC, SDXC, miniSD* , miniSDHC* microSD* , microSDHC* and microSDXC* Wireless LAN Standards: IEEE 802.11b/g Channels: 1 – 11 Connection: Infrastructure mode* Transmission: DSSS (IEEE 802.11b) or OFDM (IEEE 802.11g)
  • Page 122 Approx. 300 times Operating 5 – 40 °C (41 – 104 °F) Temperature • All data is based on tests by Canon. • Printer specifications or appearance are subject to change without notice. USA and Canada only: As a participant in the international Energy Star Program, we believe this product satisfies the standards of the Energy Star Program.
  • Page 123: Handling And Maintenance

    ç Contents Handling and Maintenance • Do not subject the printer to excessive force, which may damage the printer or cause paper jams. • Do not expose the printer to insecticides or other volatile substances. Additionally, do not store the printer in contact with rubber, vinyl, or plastic products over extended periods, which may deteriorate the casing.
  • Page 124: Wi-fi (wireless Lan Precautions

    To avoid violating WLAN regulations, visit the Canon website to check where use is allowed. Note that Canon cannot be held liable for any problems arising from WLAN use in other countries and regions. •...
  • Page 125 ç Contents • Canon will not make compensation for damages resulting from loss or theft of the product. Canon accepts no responsibility for damages or loss resulting from unauthorized access or use of target devices registered on this product due to loss or theft of the product.
  • Page 126: Security Precautions

    ç Contents Security Precautions Because Wi-Fi uses radio waves to transmit signals, security precautions more stringent than when using a LAN cable are required. Keep the following points in mind when using Wi-Fi. • Use only networks you are authorized to use. This product searches for Wi-Fi networks in the vicinity and displays the results on the screen.
  • Page 127 ç Contents While Printing Do not disconnect the printer from other devices until printing is finished, which may cause incomplete or incorrect prints. This product can print using PictBridge over wireless LANs. PictBridge technical standards facilitate direct connection of cameras, printers, and other devices for easy printing. Support for the PictBridge DPS over IP standard enables the product to print wirelessly in network environments.
  • Page 128 ç Contents THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS “AS IS” AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR ONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS...
  • Page 129: Trademarks And Licenses

    ç Contents Trademarks and Licenses • Microsoft and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. • Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. •...
  • Page 130 Reprinting, transmitting, or storing in a retrieval system any part of this guide without the permission of Canon is prohibited. • Canon reserves the right to change the contents of this guide at any time without prior notice. • Illustrations and screenshots in this guide may differ slightly from the actual equipment.

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