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High-Quality Prints: Dye-sublimation technology uses heat to transfer ink to the paper, reproducing 16.8 million colors for amazing pictures in both color and black and white. Then, a clear protective coating is added which helps protect against damage from light, water and gases so your precious photos will last for generations.<br/><br/>Photos That Last A Century: Print photo lab quality images that will last up to 100 Years1.<br/><br/>The Gold & Silver Option: Add fun and creativity to frames and clip art images with the special optional gold and silver ink colors.<br/><br/>Fast Prints: Print a Postcard size photo in under 1 minute2!
Talk It Out: All-new voice guidance lets the printer speak to you at the press of the voice guidance button. So now you're printing will be more fun and hands-free than ever before!<br/><br/>Ink & Paper In One: Printing and changing you're ink and paper is now a snap! Your SELPHY ES40 has an integrated ink and paper cartridge so you'll never have one without the other.<br/><br/>Beautiful & Borderless: Print photo lab quality Credit Card and Postcard Sizes.<br/><br/>Creative Print: Customize your photos for added printing fun with elements like Frames, Calendars, Photo Diary Print and much more!<br/><br/>3.5" LCD: Easily view, select and edit your images for simple computer-free printing. No downloading needed, just pick your pic and print!<br/><br/>Easy-Scroll Wheel: Quickly access and select the various features available for faster operation.<br/><br/>Portrait Image Optimize: Automatically corrects your images where subjects' faces appear dark due to strong backlighting.
Memory Cards3, PictBridge4, & Optional Bluetooth5: Don't feel like using a computer? No problem. Just insert a compatible memory card into the built-in card slot, select images on the LCD display, and print! Thanks to a PictBridge connection you can also print photos directly from your digital camera or DV camcorder. Plus, you can print from wireless Bluetooth mobile devices with the optional BU-30 Bluetooth Adapter.<br/><br/><br/><br/>USB: Connect your SELPHY via USB Cable to print from a computer.
Special color printing for postcard size ES3, ES30 and ES40 only. When using the gold and silver cartridges, they will make your creative prints with select borders, frames and clip-art especially unique! Great for the holidays or making your scrapbook layouts pop.<br/><br/>

SELPHY ES40 Box Contents

SELPHY ES40 Box Contents SELPHY ES40 Compact Photo Printer AC Cable Document Kit: - Customer Support Center Leaflet - Insertion for On-Line Registration - Printer Solution Disk - SELPHY Beginners Guide - Warranty Card


Printer Type

Compact Photo Printer

Printing Method

Dye Sublimation


Borderless/Bordered (Select from 6 color border choices), (1-up/2-up/4-up/8-up layout), Creative Print (Frames, Clip Art, Calendar, Multi-Layout, Speech Bubbles, ID Photo, Movie Print, Images Effects), Date Print, DPOF, Image Quality Adjustment, Index Print, My Colors, Photo Direct Print (Memory Card/Camera), Trimming, Wireless (via Optional Bluetooth), 3.5 LCD, Built-in AC Adapter, Demo Mode, Easy-Scroll Wheel, Gold & Silver Special Color Print (Optional), Portrait Image Optimize, Quick Startup, Red-eye Correction, Voice Guidance Print Speed (up to)4x6 Color Photo:4 x 6 borderless photo: approx. 55 seconds2Print Resolution (Up to)Color:300 x 300 dpi:256 levels per color

OS Compatibility

Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP SP2 and Mac OS® X v10.4 to v10.5.x6

Standard Interfaces

USB, Card Slots (See Memory Card), PictBridge (Cable not included), Bluetooth® v1.25 (Optional)

Paper Sizes

Card size (2.13 x 3.39), Postcard size (3.94 x 5.81)

Output Tray Capacity

50 sheets

Physical Dimensions

8.9(W) x 8.9(H) x 5.4(D)


4.8 lbs.


T1-year limited warranty. Toll-free technical phone support7

Software Included

SELPHY ES40 Printer Driver, Setup Software and User's Guide CD-ROM

Memory Card

SD™ Memory Card, miniSD™ Card, microSD™ Card, SDHC™ Memory Card, miniSDHC™ Card, microSDHC™ Card, MultiMediaCard®, MMCplus Card, MMCmobile Card, MMCmicro Card, HC MMCplus Card, RS-MMC™ Card, CF® Card, Microdrive®, xD-Picture Card™, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™, Memory Stick Duo™, Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick Micro™3

Compatible Supplies & Accessories

Canon offers a wide range of compatible supplies and accessories that can enhance your user experience with you SELPHY ES40 that you can purchase direct. Scroll down to easily select items to add to your shopping cart for a faster, easier checkout. Visit the Canon Online Store



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  1. Based on accelerated dark storage testing by Canon under controlled lighting, temperature and humidity conditions. Canon cannot guarantee the longevity of the prints; results may vary depending on printed images, display/storage conditions and environmental factors.
  2. Print speed obtained using compatible Canon compact digital camera incorporating DIGIC II (other camera models may vary).
  3. Compatible memory cards include SD™ Memory Card, miniSD Card, SDHC™ Memory Card, miniSDHC™ Card, MultiMediaCard,® MMCplus Card, MMCmobile Card, HC MMCplus Card, RS-MMC,™ CompactFlash® Card, Microdrive,® Memory Stick,® Memory Stick® PRO,™ Memory Stick® Duo™ and Memory Stick® PRO Duo.™ The following can be used with the addition of a special adapter sold separately: microSD™ Card, microSDHC™ Card, MMCmicro Card, xD-Picture Card® and Memory Stick Micro.™
  4. Requires mobile phone equipped with PictBridge technology and a USB cable.
  5. Requires mobile phone (or other device) equipped with Bluetooth v.2.0 and optional Canon Bluetooth Unit BU-30. Bluetooth operation depends on the device and software version used. Operating distance is approx. 10 meters but may vary due to obstacles, radio signals, locations where radio interference occurs, magnetic fields from microwave ovens, device sensitivity and/or antenna performance.
  6. System requirements vary by application.
  7. Warranty programs are subject to certain conditions and restrictions. See www.usa.canon.com/support for details.

† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.

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