Canon Selphy CP1200 Dye Pigment Photo Printer

About a month ago, I noted that my Canon Selphy CP800 was no longer printing properly, with the printer ribbon cassette stuck inside. As it had proved to be very useful in the past to print photos for friends, relatives and guests, I knew that I had to replace this. I looked at the newer models and settled on getting the Canon CP1200, as it had plenty of useful features, could use the same printer ribbon cassette and paper, as well as the rechargeable battery of the CP800.

The Canon Selphy CP1200 cost me £91.98 from eBuyer.com (RRP £119.99). It arrived 5 days after the order on Saturday. Sadly there is no paper or printer ribbon cartridge included with the printer, which is not a problem for me as I already have these for the previous printer.

Canon Selphy CP1200 Photo printer
Canon Selphy CP1200 Photo printer
Comes with power adapter and paper cassette
Comes with power adapter and paper cassette
Various buttons on the CP1200
Various buttons on the CP1200

The printer is about the same size in width and depth as the CP800, although the CP1200 is shorter height wise.

Paper cassette inserted into printer
Paper cassette inserted into printer

The screen is slightly larger than that on the CP800 and displays photos better than the older model although still not up to the standard of the liveview screens on the digital cameras.

Higher resolution screen
Higher resolution screen

My rechargeable battery from the CP800 works perfectly fine with the CP1200, which means I do not need to spend more money to buy another battery but still am able to print on the go without needing to connect to the mains.

Rechargeable battery connected to printer
Rechargeable battery connected to printer

The Canon Selphy Dye Pigment photo printers use the same printer ribbon cassettes and paper, so the few remaining boxes I have will not go to waste.

Canon dye pigment cassette and paper
Canon dye pigment cassette and paper
Dye pigment ribbon cassette inserted into printer
Dye pigment ribbon cassette inserted into printer
Paper cassette holding the glossy 6x4 inch paper
Paper cassette holding the glossy 6×4 inch paper

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