Selecting a Canon Thermal Printer
In 1977, Canon created the world's first thermal inkjet printer. These devices operate by using small heated pins to form characters on heat-sensitive paper. While some were designed for large printing projects, others were manufactured for at-home photo printing.What can you do with a thermal printer?
Thermal printers have many advantages. They contain no cartridges or ribbons, so you won't have to worry about replacing any cartridges in the future. The devices are quiet, and they print documents in less time. You can use them for printing documents, images, labels, and any other applications you would use a traditional printer to accomplish.What are the Canon thermal printer models?
- SELPHY CP510: This thermal printing model uses dye-sublimation thermal print methods with a protective overcoating. It has a 300x300 print resolution and standard color combinations, which means this device can also be used as an at-home photo printer. You can print directly onto paper, fabric, labels, or other compatible materials.
- SELPHY CP760: This digital photo thermal printer is equipped with a black print speed of up to 25 seconds per page and color print speed of up to 52 seconds per page. The max resolution of this printer is 300x300 dpi, making it another good choice for use as an at-home photo printer. It is compatible with both Mac and PC devices. It also has a color LCD panel, network adapter technology for Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth capabilities for wireless connectivity.
- SELPHY CP1200: This Canon printer uses dye-sublimation thermal-transfer technology for printing directly onto paper or other materials. Each print has a protective coating, which creates photos with high-gloss shine. It prints at up to 300x300 dpi, with 256 levels of color. It is also equipped with a digital LCD control panel and a standard outlet plug.
- ZoomBrowser EX 5.1: This allows you to upload pictures from your camera to your computer and view the images from the camera on the computer monitor. You can also view information about images stored in the camera, set up slide shows, and save computer images onto your camera. You can also adjust the brightness, contrast, color, and other settings as you convert them.
- Dye Sublimation: A dye-sublimation printer is a computer printer that uses heat to transfer dye onto materials like plastic, card, paper, or fabric. This feature means Canon thermal printers have the dual function of being at-home photo printers for various projects.
- USB Port: This exterior port supports data transfer rates of 12 Mbps. A single USB port can be used to connect up to 127 peripheral devices, such as modems, mice, and various keyboards. The USB port also supports Plug-and-Play installation.