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Compact Photo Printer
You Pay: $149.99
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Fun Printing For The Whole Family with Built-in Power Adapter & Voice Guidance.

Now when you're on-the-go whether by yourself or with the friends and family, you can experience fun, easy photo printing! The SELPHY ES40 Compact Photo Printer features a great combination of quality and ease of use. With ink and paper in one cartridge, you'll be able to print borderless images in Credit Card and Postcard sizes, in color or black & white that will be water-resistant and last up to 100 years1.

The 3.5" Color LCD lets you preview and edit your images before you print while the Easy Scroll Wheel allows you to quickly jump to the function you want. The good times continue to roll with new Creative Print options like Speech Bubbles, Stamps, Frames and Effects to customize your images. Plus, the optional Gold and Silver ink lets you take creativity to all-new heights. Make the most of your memories and utilize the Portrait Image Optimize feature which automatically delivers face detection, backlight correction and noise reduction. One of the coolest features new to the SELPHY ES series is the Voice Guidance functionality. Your ES40 will actually speak to you when you press the voice button so printing will be even more fun and hands free!

To print awesome photos you don't even need a computer - just print directly from compatible memory cards, cameras and Bluetooth mobile devices. Or, you can easily print from a compatible power outlet with the built-in AC Adapter. So, what are you waiting for? Take this portable printing wonder by the handle and start printing as the memories are being made.


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.

Photos That Last A Century
Print photo lab quality images that will last up to 100 Years1.

The Gold & Silver Option
Add fun and creativity to frames and clip art images with the special optional gold and silver ink colors.

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!

Ink and 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.

Beautiful and Borderless
Print photo lab quality Credit Card and Postcard Sizes.

Creative Print
Customize your photos for added printing fun with elements like Frames, Calendars, Photo Diary Print and much more!

3.5" LCD
Easily view, select and edit your images for simple computer-free printing. No downloading needed, just pick your pic and print!

Easy-Scroll Wheel
Quickly access and select the various features available for faster operation.

Portrait Image Optimize
Automatically corrects your images where subjects' faces appear dark due to strong backlighting.

Memory Cards3, PictBridge4, and 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.

Connect your SELPHY via USB Cable to print from a computer.

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Printer Type
Compact Photo Printer

Printing Method
Dye Sublimination

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 seconds2 Print 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

    SELPHY ES40 Compact Photo Printer

    AC Cable

    Trial Standard Paper Pack (Postcard size)

    Document Kit:

  • Customer Support Center Leaflet
  • Insertion for On-Line Registration
  • Printer Solution Disk
  • SELPHY Beginners Guide
  • Warranty Card

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1Based 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.
2Compatible 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.™.
4Requires mobile phone equipped with PictBridge technology and a USB cable.
5Requires 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.
6System requirements vary by application.
7Warranty programs are subject to certain conditions and restrictions. See for details.