Connect to a Canon Selphy Printer

I love my Canon Selphy printer for printing great 4×6 photos for my scrapbook layouts. There are a few ways to connect to the device. Let me show you how.

Canon Selphy CP1300

Many Ways to Connect

I often print directly from my computer and send photos to the Canon Selphy CP1300 printer just like my large HP 8.5×11 printer. In this case, I turn on the device and have the little printer connect to my home WIFI. But using your phone takes a non-intuitive way to connect. You can also simply insert your memory card into the slot near the paper tray opening in front of the printer. If all else fails, use this method!

Setup the Printer

  • Turn on the printer
  • Load ink, if necessary
  • Load paper tray with 4×6 Canon paper
  • Press the “WIFI” button on the top of the printer
  • Select Direct Connection, see screenshots below
    Note: If it does not have the option to Direct Connect, then turn off the printer and restart it

From the Phone

  • Install Canon Selphy App
  • Install Selphy Photo Layout App
  • Disconnect from any current WIFI connection
  • Now on WIFI, select the CP1300 printer with your printer’s name

Helpful Screenshots

Press WIFI symbol on top of printer
Enable WIFI by clicking OK.
You will then be prompted for WIFI or Direct. Select “Direct Connection”.
You do not need a password unless you are near strangers!
You should see the name of your Canon Selphy CP1300-######. If you do not see the option for Direct Connection, restart the printer.
Finally on your phone, under WIFI, select the CP1300 printer
instead of your WIFI connection

Using the Selphy Phone App

Now you should be ready to print! Open the Canon PRINT app. This should automatically connect to your Canon Selphy if it is turned on. Use “Photo Print” option to select your photos to print.

Use Photo Print to select your photos to print.

If you want to create a collage, then use the option “SELPHY Photo Layout”. This is an additional download. The app is called “SELPHY Photo Layout. Download, then use it from the Canon Selphy app.

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