Today we’re really getting crafty with Canon! Using their new wireless SELPHY printer, we’re creating the cutest photo favor station ever – which would be a fabulous addition to any special event. It’s not a photo booth, it’s a place to print your photos right from your phone. Since everyone has their own camera in their pocket now a days, this darling station allows them to print the photos they’ve taken right on the spot. Kind of like a modern photo booth of sorts. One print is a favor for them and another print is a keepsake for you! Creating the best kind of instant gratification of your special day… because there is something extra special about a printed photo vs. one posted online. Cheers!
Have Your Guests Help You Capture The Love
This table is a win-win type of wedding favor. Your guests get to print any photo they’d like, right there at your wedding and take it home with them. Then by asking them to print one for you too – you’ll end up with a huge pile of fabulously candid wedding photos ~ instantly. No need to look through Instagram or Facebook that night, just grab this stack on the way out and enjoy!
You might want to designate someone to keep an eye on the booth for you. So that when the stack of paper/ink runs out they can replace it and keep the printer running!
Set Up The Selphy
One fantastic element about the SELPHY printer is that when you buy the photo paper – it always comes with the ink cartridge needed! So when the paper runs out, you throw out the ink cartridge too. It’s super easy. Add the cartridge, add the paper and the holder for the postcard size paper. Then connect the SELPHY to the venue wi-fi and set up your display.
Grab These Signs + Print
Both of the signs here are available for free at the bottom of the post. Click on the graphic and it will immediately download for you. Print using your favorite Canon printer and Canon’s 8.5″ x 11″ Matte Photo Paper, trim on the lines provided, frame the 8×10 print and fold the table tent card.
No Power? No Wi-fi?
No access to power where you’d like to set up this booth? No problem! The SELPHY has an available battery pack that will last up to 54 prints. Just make sure to charge it before your event and potentially purchase extras to replace. Or maybe have two printers running at the same time!
No wi-fi network at the venue? That’s okay! You can change the connection method on the screen to “Direct Connection”. Then guests can connect to the printer just like they would connect to a wi-fi signal. You can even change the password!
How To Print
Download and print this cute little table tent sign and fill in the wifi network and password available at your venue. If you’re using the “Direct Connection” method, just fill in with the printer name and password.
Once your guests connect to the venue wifi or directly to the printer, they will be able to wirelessly print any photo in their phone! Simply choose the photo, then click to choose print, choose the SELPHY CP1300 printer, the amount of photos and watch it work it’s magic!
Four Passes Make Perfect
The SELPHY will automatically start printing and it will print in 4 passes; yellow, magenta, cyan and gray. With each layer your photo comes to life. It’s so fun and takes less than 30 seconds per print. Such a fun, interactive favor station idea!
DIY TUTORIAL SPONSORED BY:
Canon U.S.A., Inc. prides itself on allowing consumers to create and preserve beautiful imagery, from capture to print. With wireless technology and seamless printing capabilities, you can print your photos and printables with precision and ease.
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DIY Tutorial Credits
Photography + DIY Tutorial: Jen Causey of Something Turquoise // Canon Items; SELPHY CP1300 Printer, Postcard Paper/Ink Set, TS9020 Printer, Matte Photo Paper: courtesy of Canon // Sign Designs: Julia Ensign // Rose Gold Sequin Tablecloth: Amazon // Balloon Letters in Silver and Rose Gold: Northstar // 8 x 10 Silver Frame: Amazon // White Lantern Set: Oriental Trading // Black candlesticks: Amazon // Candlestick holders: shot glasses painted silver! // Black candles and decorative silver dish: Hobby Lobby // Flowers: Whole Foods // Nail Polish: OPI – Withstands the Test of Thyme
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