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Selpic P1 Review - World's Smallest Printer!

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By SonyUSA on Jul 24, 2020 at 12:00 PM
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    The Selpic P1 is being touted as the World's Smallest Inkjet Handheld Printer
    And comes packed with everything you'll need to get started right away!
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    Inside the box, you'll find neatly packed the pen stylus, an inkjet cartridge (with a purported shelf-life of 6 months), a USB-C charging cable, some notice/registration cards, and a few cotton cleaning swabs (to clean off the inkjet head if it gets smeared with ink).

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    Setup is fast and easy with the Selpic mobile app, which requires a 2.4Ghz WiFi connection, but then connects instantly once it's been set up. The app lets you type text in a variety of fonts and sizes, as well as print images up to the size limit of the inkjet head. It -may- be possible to print larger images by making multiple passes, but it would require splitting the images across the print area and lining it up precisely with the previous pass.

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    The promotional material shows them printing across a variety of surface types, however your mileage may vary because while printing on a slick/glossy surface technically works, the ink will smear if you run your finger across it, no matter how long you let it dry.

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    Printing on paper or any surface advertised to work with inkjet printers works great. With one quick swipe you can print images, text, signature lines, and many other things. The primary advantage to the Selpic P1 is that you can carry it around in your laptop bag and print on virtually anything, especially things you wouldn't normally be able to fit into a standard inkjet printer like note sheets, postcards/card stock, paper CD sleeves, and a whole host of other objects.

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    The only issue I ran into while using the P1 was that you need to make a few test passes to get the ink flowing smoothly before doing your final print. I treat the first one or two swipes as a cleaning swipe, and this helps to get rid of any old ink still left on the print head and to get it primed with ink so you get a nice even flow to ensure a solid print with no artifacts.

    With such a peculiar product, it's hard to tell exactly who this is targeted to-- however, I can see this being used a lot by small business and Etsy-style shop owners that need to create custom greeting cards or to quickly print some instructions on smaller, more artsy style cards and product documents.

    For these types of users that need a fast and convenient way to print on abnormal surfaces, they should look no further than the Selpic P1.
     
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