Leti is a firm believer that photos need to see the light of day instead of being buried on an electronic gadget. The SELPHY CP1300
outputs standard 6x4-inch photo prints in just 47 seconds. It can also produce sheets of mini stickers in various sizes, adding to your creative options. As with the SELPHY Square QX10
, you can print directly from smart devices via Wi-Fi, but the CP1300 also boasts a memory card slot and a PictBridge port, great for printing images taken on a camera such as Canon EOS 250D
The tilting colour screen of SELPHY CP1300 makes for intuitive operation and a battery pack for mains-free printing is available as an optional extra.
"Because the printer creates standard 6x4-inch prints, it's easy to find the right size of frame, and there are loads to choose from," says Leti. "The thing I love about putting photo prints in frames and placing them around the house is that the images are just 'there'. You don't need to turn on a device and search for them, which can be quite an involved process and one for which the children lack patience.
"The older kids love to have photo prints of themselves as babies and toddlers. Framed prints of special moments also make great gifts for our family and friends. Ultimately, I feel that a framed print is a physical thing that stands out, rather than just another digital image that's lost in the cloud."
You could also use prints from the SELPHY CP1300 and SELPHY Square QX10 to decorate a nursery for an upcoming arrival, using pictures of family and printing out your sonogram scan before adding baby's first photo.