Print Settings - CP1500
Article ID: ART180917 | Date published: 09/21/2022 | Date last updated: 10/04/2022


This article provides information on print settings that can be adjusted when printing directly from the SELPHY CP1500.


Print Settings

Several print settings for printing from memory cards or USB flash drives can be changed. Settings apply to all relevant printing, so there is no need to complete the settings for each image. Note that default settings are restored after you turn off SELPHY. Depending on the type of image or the application used, it may not be possible to configure some features.

  1. Choose [Setup] and press <OK>.

    Figure: LCD

  2. Choose [Print settings] and press <OK>.

    Figure: LCD

  3. Choose an item to change and press <OK>.

    Figure: LCD

    • Print settings can also be shown on the [Preview] screen. (Settings unavailable for the current printing feature are grayed-out and cannot be adjusted.)

Print Finish

Figure: Examples of Glossy (1), Semi-gloss (2), and Satin (3) finishes

  • By adding a subtle texture to the surface of prints, you can create a less glossy finish.

(1) Glossy (default) Prints with a glossy surface finish.
(2) Semi-gloss Applies a fine surface pattern, for a less glossy finish.
(3) Satin Applies a fine grid-like surface pattern, for a less glossy finish.


  • Print images with or without a border.

  • Choosing [Bordered] enables you to print the entire image.

  • Borderless (default) / Bordered

Page Layout

Figure: Examples of page layouts

  • Choose the number of images per sheet.

  • For Color Ink/Label Set KC-18IL (8 Labels per Page, ), choose [8-up].

1-up (default) Prints one image per sheet.
2-up Prints two images per sheet.
4-up Prints four images per sheet.
8-up Prints eight images per sheet.


  • Specify the color around images.

  • The effect of this setting is shown on the [Preview] screen, in the layout illustration in the upper left.

  • White (default) / Black

Image Optimize

  • Automatically corrects brightness and contrast to suit each image.

  • On (default) / Off


  • Adjust image brightness in a range of –3 to +3.

  • Choose larger positive values to make images brighter, or larger negative values to make them darker.

Color Adjustment

Figure: LCD

  • Adjust the level of red, blue, cyan, and yellow (R/B/C/Y) in a range of 0–3. Increasing the level of R, for example, decreases the level of C (the complementary color).

  • Press <Up button><Down button><Left button><Right button> to select a value, and then press <OK> to confirm your choice.


  • Choose special color tones to make prints look distinctive, or choose sepia or black-and-white prints.

Off (default)
Vivid Images are vivid, with greater contrast and color saturation.
Neutral Images are subdued, with less contrast and color saturation.
PositiveFilm Images have a vibrant, natural appearance, as produced with positive film.
Sepia Produces sepia-tone prints.
B/W Produces black-and-white prints.

Smooth Skin

  • Make skin appear smooth and beautiful.

  • Off (default) / On

Correct Red-Eye

Figure: Example of red-eye correction

  • Correct images affected by red-eye.

  • Off (default) / On


  • Add camera shooting dates when you print.

  • [Subtle] makes the lettering imperceptible when viewed directly but visible at an angle.

  • Off (default) / Prominent / Subtle

 To avoid having two instances of the date for images already labeled by the camera, select [Off].

File Number

  • Images can be printed with their file number.

  • [Subtle] makes the lettering imperceptible when viewed directly but visible at an angle.

  • Off (default) / Prominent / Subtle

Print Dots to Prevent Re-use

  • Prints dots in the margin to prevent accidental reuse of paper.

  • On (default) / Off

 Never reuse paper for printing, even if most of the sheet is blank. This may damage the printer or cause malfunction.

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