As of late, there has been an increase of questions related to the Canon Selphy CP1000 printers. Some of you dear readers, have even left me comments on my review post, and some have found ways to contact me via my Facebook page.
One question that showed up a couple of times in Google Analytics and was not fully answered in my big review is the question about printing multiple images on the same sheet of paper.
There are many ways to do that, if you are photoshop savvy, or know your ways around free photo-collage apps. But, unless you have a very specific photo-collage in mind, it's not really worth the extra effort.
Not when the Selphy CP1000 printer has a special feature that let you print a grid of pictures. As far as I know it seems to be a feature that didn't exist on the previous Canon Selphy models. So if you reached this page and have an older model, it might not support it.
I cannot stress it enough at this point, this is a tutorial that works for the Selphy CP1000. If you still are trying to make up your mind about buying it, I'd say go for it if you love printing pictures, you won't regret it. You can buy it hassle free on Amazon (affiliate link).
If you are the proud owner of one already and have been wondering about the multiple picture grid printing, let's dive in:
The multiple printing option lets you print smaller versions of your pictures on one paper. This means you can print 2, 4, 8 or 16 image on the same 4x6 paper. You also have the option of printing the same picture up to 16 times, or chose as many different pictures to print in the grid as you want.
For this tutorial, I decided to print 4 different pictures on the paper and this is how you do it:
The first thing you need to know right after inserting your pen drive or SD card is to press the "Menu" button. Then you will need to scroll down the list using the arrow keys until you find and highlight the "Change Settings" option. Press the OK button.
Once you are in the "Change Settings" menu, scroll down until you find the option "Page layout". Once you selected it, use the arrows > and < to find the layout you like. In this case, I chose the "4-up" layout. Once you have selected the layout of your choice, press the "Back" button. It'll take you back to the previous menu.
On that menu, scroll back up until you have the "Select & Print" option highlighted. Press OK. This will take you to the main printing menu.
Using the arrow keys, first find a picture you wish to print. Then press the up arrow key (my finger is on it in the picture). This will select how many copies of said picture you want to print.
On the 4-up layout option, this tells the printer to fill one of the 4 available space with each copies. In this case, I selected 1 copy of that picture, and it filled one space on the little "P" icon on the top right corner of the screen.
If you want to print that one picture 4 times, all you need to do is press the "Copies +" arrow 4 times and the number "4" will show up on the screen instead of the number "1" that is showing on my screen.
Now if you want to add 4 different pictures, all you need to do after you selected one copy of the first picture, is use the arrow key ">" to move to the next picture, until you find the one you wish to print, and repeat the step above by selecting how many copies you want of it.
For each copies you add, a cell on your "P" icon will get filled, once all your cells are filled it will look like this :
All 4 cells of the "P" Icon will be coloured blue instead of white which indicates that you have filled the grid and the final image is ready to get printed.
Time to hit the print button and let the printer work its magic. In the picture above it was printing the magenta layer and getting ready to go back in for the Cyan layer, but you can see the 4 different pictures on the paper distinctly enough.
Simply cut your 4 pictures into individual ones and you are done.
This is how simple it is to get multiple pictures printed on one sheet of Canon Selphy paper with the CP 1000.
If you have any other questions regarding that printer, either check if I haven't answered it on my review post or leave a comment below. I'll do my best to answer it.