Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Reasonable cost per print

Cons

  • Slow; photos can look overly dark
  • Needs front and rear clearance to print

At A Glance

It’s slow and a bit klunky, but prints look smooth (albeit dark). Cost per print is reasonable.

Manufacturer’s Description

A compact photo printer the whole family can enjoy. The SELPHY CP740 makes printing at home fun and affordable. With a range of different print sizes, the results you want are always close at hand.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 2094B008AA
Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
PictBridge Yes
General Information
Manufacturer Canon, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number 2094B008AA
Brand Name Canon
Product Name SELPHY CP740 Dye Sublimation Photo Printer
Marketing Information

A compact photo printer the whole family can enjoy. The SELPHY CP740 makes printing at home fun and affordable. With a range of different print sizes, the results you want are always close at hand.

Product Model CP-740
Product Type Dye Sublimation Printer
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.usa.canon.com
Product Line SELPHY
Memory
Memory Card Supported CompactFlash (CF), Microdrive, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo, MMC, MMCmobile, MMCplus, Secure Digital, miniSD, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), miniSD High Capacity (miniSDHC), RS-MMC
Memory Card Slot Yes
Physical Characteristics
Height 2.5"
Width 7"
Depth 5"
Weight (Approximate) 33.6 oz
Form Factor Portable
Media Handling
Media Size Credit Card - 2.13" x 3.39", Postcard - 4" x 6", Postcard - 4" x 8"
Media Type Photo Paper, Borderless Media, Card Stock
Borderless Printing Yes
Technical Information
Platform Supported PC, Mac
Maximum Photo Print Speed 58 Second
Maximum Print Resolution 300 x 300 dpi
Print Color Color

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Color photo Very Good
Performance
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 84.33
Landscape (secs) 87.6
Skin Tones/Portrait (secs) 83.15
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 0.7
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality Fair
Tested Glossy Grayscale Photo Speed (ppm) 0.7
Sports action shot (seconds) 74.45