I cannot remember the last time I had photos printed. It’s honestly been a matter for the ‘too hard’ basket.
I must confess, hundreds of my photos have died a digital death. I snap them on my iPhone, perhaps share a few to Facebook and that’s it. If I take photos with my camera, they end up being forgotten about on the memory card until such time I have to clear the card and then move them onto my computer or hard drive. Then, once I’ve done that, they’re definitely, well…dead.
So how do you rescue your photos from being something long forgotten about? You grab a decent camera, take some great photos and print them on the spot with a Canon Selphy printer.
Canon DSLR for beginners – EOS 800D
I used Canon’s latest DSLR camera, the EOS 800D, to take these shots on Mother’s Day. I hardly did anything in terms of setting functions and the photos turned out amazingly well. I was blown away by the clarity. I was even more impressed after printing them with the Canon Selphy printer.
The Canon Selphy in action
I was so impressed with the Canon Selphy printer that I had to jump onto Facebook Live and video this tiny little pocket rocket of a printer in action.
My commentary explains a few features of the printer and you can see it actually printing the photo and the photo quality. As I mention in the video, I was sceptical about the print quality but it has definitely exceeded my expectations. And the size of the printer is amazing, it’s not much bigger than my hand!
Where to buy
I learnt a little lesson with the Canon Selphy, Google first. The printer does not come with photo paper or ink and so I had to go out and buy it. My most obvious choice was to go Officeworks but, to my surprise, my local Officeworks did not stock the photo paper nor the Canon Selphy printer.
I made my way to KMart and found nothing. I tried Target and they had no photo paper in stock or the printer. Finally, my last stop was JB Hi-Fi who did sell the printer and photo paper. Places like Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi and Target do say they sell it but I’d recommend checking their stock before you make your way in there.
I purchased Postcard Size Selphy Paper for $44. This box came with 108 sheets (seen below) and also included the ink.
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Disclosure: I received the Canon EOS 800D camera on loan and a Canon Selphy printer for the purpose of a review. No monetary compensation was received for this post.