Tutorial: Print Photos Directly From Your iPhone

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This little printer changed my scrapbooking life. A few days back, over on instagram, I had a few questions about how I printed the photos in this Project Life spread. I started extolling the virtues of my Canon Selphy printer. I LOVE THIS THING. I love that I can pick up my phone and print out all my photos — in whatever size I need — and start scrapbooking right away.

I picked up the Selphy c900 on Amazon a few months ago. I had been hearing rave reviews for more than a year, but I was hesitant to buy another gadget that wouldn’t live up to the hype. It has quickly become one of my absolute must-haves.

I print directly from my iPhone to the printer — which saves me so much time, and that saved time goes directly into Project Life and other memory-keeping projects. This printer has become the key to how I keep up with any project with a time frame, and I know it’ll be especially useful for my December Daily album.

One more reason I love the printer — the paper & ink comes together in a package, so it’s easy to calculate cost per print. My cost per print has been around 30 cents for a 4×6. I usually use 3-5 4×6 prints for a project life spread — keeping my cost per spread around $1.

Here’s a quick tutorial to using the PicFrame iPhone app and the Selphy app (Canon iEPP) to print out a photo collage directly from your phone.

 

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Pick up the Canon Selphy on Amazon — Pictures are only $.30 a print. 

Print your pictures whenever you need them and keep up with all your memory-keeping projects.

Disclaimer: I got no compensation for writing this post — I’m just that in love with this printer. 

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As a woman, telling your story is a powerful and radical act. I tell my story with personal photos, colorful paper, and unique memorabilia. This is my platform for teaching modern-day scrapbooking and helping women document their awesome-lady lives.

  • Kimberly James

    I will be bookmarking this page. I got my Selphy for my birthday over 1 month ago and have not set it up yet. I keep telling myself it’s because I want to finish the projects I am already working on first. Let’s be honest, there will always be projects to finish. I am going to tr to get to it this weekend. Thanks for showing this!

    • That was one of my reasons for waiting too! but you are absolutely right, there are ALWAYS projects to catch up on.

  • Cricket Rawlins

    Fabulous!!! Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial! Just printed out a picture using your instructions and it rocks! Yay!!
    Blessings,

  • Ellie A.

    My MIL just got me one (Today) for my bday!! I can’t wait to get it at the house (later tonight I hope) and get to printing I am SOOO Excited now to download PicFrames and get ready!

    • Yay Ellie! you’ll love it.

  • joanne

    I just started using my selohy but I’m disapointed. I have an android and can’t figure out how to print 3×4 and sometimes the picture prints landscape when it should print portrait. Maybe its a great iphone printer, I wish I could figure out how to make it work for my android. If u know of any way, please let me know. Thank you!!

    • Are you using an app to print your 3×4 photos?

  • With your calculations, I realized it’s more cost effective than printing on 8.5″ x 11″ photo paper with an Epson Workforce 545. The 4 ink cartridges and photo paper alone cost more than the unit itself! And, there’s so much paper wasted with all the white space.

    Bought the Selphy based on your recommendation. Anxiously anticipating its delivery later today!

    • Hooray! It’s crazy how much printer ink and photo paper cost! I love that this is just a whole package and I know exactly how much I’m spending each time.

  • Elizabeth

    I totally and completely agree with you Kristin – this cute little printer has totally changed my Project Life world! No more waiting for pictures from a commercial place – I just print the picture and size as I’m figuring out my PL layout. Could not be easier!!

    • It really helps the ‘right-now’ aspect of documenting so much.

  • KarlaR

    Mine will arrive Dec. 12 :) I’m so excited!!!

    • Yay! Come back and share some of your creations :)

  • Suz

    I got this immediately. Making smash journals and didn’t have anything or a program I liked for small photos. I love it! Finally got it all worked out and printed my first photo. The weird thing is I guess they are so popular that a lot of places are buying them from Canon and reselling them for more. Cannon is out but they are regularly around $79.00 They are $95.00 on Amazon.

  • Suz

    Oh and thank you so much for the little tutorial. It was perfect!