Epson PictureMate or Canon Selphy? Or neither?

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Posted 1/4/2013 by twochicksdesigns in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 1/4/2013 3:28:56 PM
I have been pondering this for a while and thought I should ask the experts! Which of these printers do you prefer? Will I use it and will it help me scrap more (Project life type pages)? I need something to help me get stuff done and hate that when I order prints I seem to have way to many left over that I never use.

Thanks in advance for the advice!


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Posted: 1/4/2013 3:34:21 PM
Selphy! There's a rather long post regarding the Selphy.


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Posted: 1/4/2013 3:34:35 PM
I can only speak for the Canon Selphy...it is awesome!! I love being able to print wirelessly from my iphone. It does great Instagram pics or of course the tradtional size. You can also print from your pc/mac, memory card, or usb cable. And since it uses the cartridges instead of ink you know exactly how many prints you are going to get.


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Posted: 1/4/2013 3:36:47 PM
having a selphy totally helps me scrap more. Love being able to print photos on demand. I always had a photo printer, but for some reason I use the selphy so much more. I recommend it.


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Posted: 1/4/2013 3:38:15 PM
I just got the white Selphy and I it! The prints are unbelievable quality and I can print directly from my iPhone. For the price it is well worth it!


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Posted: 1/4/2013 3:43:03 PM
If I print an instagram directly from my phone, do I have to change settings or will it automatically print out a square shape on the rectangular paper?


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Posted: 1/4/2013 4:25:21 PM
I've only had a Picturemate, but it's fabulous and I love it.


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Posted: 1/4/2013 4:51:37 PM
twochicks. To do 4x4 you just select bordered before you print.


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Posted: 1/4/2013 5:02:46 PM
Picturemate-Charm, or Show! Amazing quality!


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Posted: 1/4/2013 6:43:31 PM
I also just got the selphy and love it!!

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Posted: 1/4/2013 9:13:42 PM
I love my Epson Charm - IMO the prints are better than Snapfish.
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Posted: 1/4/2013 9:16:21 PM
I sold my Selphy and got a Charm. The Selphy prints were good, but the Charm's are better.


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Posted: 1/4/2013 9:18:34 PM
Just got a Selphy and I love it. I had an Epson Charm and I didn't like it. A lot of people love them though. Apparently there is a problem with the ink cartridges clogging or something. I think that is what was happening to mine when I had it.

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Posted: 1/4/2013 9:28:07 PM
Are the photos true 4x6? One of them has the two sides that you snap off and the pictures are a little smaller. My mom has that printer and her pictures print really well, she loves it, but I want a true 4x6. Not sure which printer she uses. It has paper and ink that you get together.


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Posted: 1/4/2013 10:18:04 PM
Selphy pics are a hair under 4x6. 3.94" x 5.83"


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Posted: 1/4/2013 10:29:37 PM
picturemate charm. It prints matte photos~which I prefer.

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Posted: 1/4/2013 10:47:13 PM
Love the Charm...here are instagrams that I did for the first time tonight. The photo quality is awesome!
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Posted: 1/5/2013 8:58:16 AM
Thank you slyn11. I think that is close enough to 4x6 that it wouldn't matter at all for me.


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Posted: 1/5/2013 9:11:56 AM

Love the Charm...here are instagrams that I did for the first time tonight. The photo quality is awesome!
Instagrams



Your pictures are great!! How did you print them on your charm?

Thanks



Candie




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Posted: 1/5/2013 9:17:36 AM
I plugged both my printer and phone into my netbook, used my phone as a drive, chose my instagrams(opening them defaults them to windows viewer, chose print, deselected fit to page and printed.

I am going to experiment with Google Play or Picasa for editing and see what I come up with. Might do a video when I figure it out a bit more.



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Posted: 1/5/2013 12:10:36 PM
Thanks ladies! I went ahead and took the plunge and ordered the Selphy yesterday, so I will have it soon!


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Posted: 1/5/2013 1:16:54 PM
Yay, I know you'll love it. I love mine. Which color did you choose?

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Posted: 1/5/2013 2:50:29 PM
I've had both and prefer the selphy. The picturemate prints great pics but for me, doesn't last long (I had 2 different ones). Especially if you don't print often, which I don't.


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Posted: 1/5/2013 5:23:12 PM
I did white, I wasn't sure which I wanted but thought the white would be cute with the aqua ikea cart. I have a nice scraproom, but have found that I am not using it! I am *attempting* to organize my basic supplies on the ikea cart, and hopefully do Project Life this year. I am really hopeful that with the Selphy I will be able to plan my pages more, and not have stacks of photos I never use! We'll see how that goes!


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Posted: 1/5/2013 10:38:53 PM
I just got my Selphy and I'm kind of hoping the same thing. I got white too. It's so cute. Plus it matches my scrapbook room which has all white furniture.
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