Canon Announces New Selphy ES2 Compact Photo Printer
Digital photographers and scrapbookers now have even more creative options for printing their photographs – Canon U.S.A., Inc., has just announced the SELPHY ES2 Compact Photo Printer, the latest addition to the popular SELPHY line of Canon compact photo printers.
Combining new creative functions with advanced usability, the SELPHY ES2 Compact Photo Printer features an easy-to-use operation panel, a three-inch LCD monitor and multiple creative options for photos, including frames, clip art and image effects. With the Easy-Photo Pack cartridge, ink and paper come together in one integrated system, making the SELPHY ES2 Compact Photo Printer easy to operate and convenient. Further, it offers the same great compact, stylish package that SELPHY printer users appreciate, while enabling consumers to create amazing prints without a computer.
"This printer is ideal for anyone who hopes to produce long-lasting images that include a personal touch," said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. "The SELPHY ES2 Compact Photo Printer offers advanced creative functions that are perfect for holiday photos and scrapbooks. With its unique design and simplicity, it is an attractive option for making great prints."
New Creative Elements
The Canon SELPHY ES2 Compact Photo Printer offers new print functions, which allows consumers to personalize photos for a variety of creative needs. Users can choose from a selection of 16 different templates to frame postcard-sized photos. Frames can add a little pizzazz to birthday, holiday or seasonal photographs.
Additionally, the SELPHY ES2 Compact Photo Printer features new clip art options that allow users to add illustrations to any photo. With nine different stamps to choose from, any picture can be enhanced and given extra personality-stars for the birthday girl, dolphins for vacation photos or even hearts for photos of loved ones. The printer also offers select Image Effects, allowing users to soften the focus of photos, fade or soften the edges, and also add star lights, which are bright points in the image that are stretched out into star-shaped lights.
This photo printer offers users a variety of paper types and photo styles to choose from, including 4 x 6 inch postcard-sized prints, 2 x 3 inch credit card-sized prints, and even 4 x 6 inch black-and-white prints. Its wide range of creative offerings allows consumers to personalize their photos to produce a custom look. The enhanced image options are perfect for scrapbookers who want to add special embellishments to their books or for sending one-of-a-kind postcards and photos to family and friends.
Easy Operation for Superior Prints
The SELPHY ES2 Compact Photo Printer illustrates Canon’s ongoing commitment to develop user-friendly products that provide intuitive operation. The printer offers an Easy-Scroll Wheel for a smooth transition between functions and a large three-inch, high-definition LCD screen that can be tilted upward for easy on-screen viewing. The Easy Photo Pack system is a simple way to load paper and ink simultaneously with no mess or fuss, allowing users to simply pop the cartridge into place and print immediately after turning the power on.
This photo printer offers advanced functions to correct photos – Portrait Image Optimizer detects faces within a photo and helps to correct them for brightness and contrast automatically, so pictures of that first birthday party or soccer game come out crisp. The printer also features automatic red eye correction to help eliminate the dreaded "monster" look in photos.
The Canon SELPHY ES2 Compact Photo Printer will be available for an estimated selling price of $199.991.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
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