Canon Selphy Cp1200 Setup [simple Guide]

Canon Selphy CP1200 is a single-functional, compact printer that allows you to perform the print operation over a wireless, Wi-Fi Direct, or USB cable connection. It is suitable for the one who prefers photo printing the most. Setting up this printer is quite a simple and easy task to perform.Scroll down this page to know the Canon Selphy Cp1200 setup procedure in detail.

Canon Selphy Cp1200 Unboxing Setup

Simple instructions to set up the Canon Selphy CP1200 printer

Canon Selphy Cp1200 Setup
  • Open the product box. 
  • Inside the box, you can find the Selphy CP1200 Wireless Compact Photo Printer, Compact Power Adapter, Paper Cassette, Sample Paper and ink, and power cable. Now, unpack the printer completely.
  • Get the ink cassette; unpack and insert it into the printer.
  • Unpack the paper cassette and insert it into the printer.
  • Now, get the power cable and connect it to the power adapter of the printer.
  • Insert the other end of the adapter into the power source.
  • Press the Power button.
  • Once the printer turns on and becomes stable, configure the printer settings by following the on-screen instructions.
  • Install the Canon Selphy CP1200 printer driver on your computer to finish the setup.
  • Finally, print a test page to check whether the Canon Selphy CP1200 setup is done correctly.

Canon Selphy Cp1200 Driver Download

Download your Canon Selphy CP1200 printer driver from this page or the printer’s official support page. To know the driver download procedure, scroll down this page.

Canon Selphy Cp1200 Driver For Windows

  • Locate and click on the Driver Download or Driver Download for Windows button provided on this page.
  • Now, the Canon Selphy CP1200 printer driver available for your current OS type will start to download.

Canon Selphy Cp1200 Driver For Mac

  • Visit the Canon printer’s official support page.
  • Choose your Canon printer model correctly.
  • On your printer’s support screen, click on the Drivers & Downloads tab.
  • If necessary, select your OS type from the drop-down menu.
  • Choose the printer driver and click the Download icon beside it.

Canon Selphy Cp1200 Manual

  • Click the Manual Download button provided on this page.
  • Once your Canon Selphy CP1200 printer’s user guide is downloaded, open and utilize it as per your need.

Canon Selphy Cp1200 Driver Install

  • Initially, make sure that you have downloaded the Canon printer driver that is compatible with your computer’s OS.
  • Similarly, make sure that your printer is turned on.
  • Open the printer driver file.
  • During the Canon printer driver installation, make sure to select the connection type and the software of your desire correctly.
  • Finish the Canon Selphy CP1200 setup by following the on-screen instructions.

How To Connect Canon Selphy Cp1200 To Wifi?

  • Turn on your Canon Selphy CP1200 printer, wireless router, and your computer.
  • Locate the Wi-Fi button on your printer’s control panel and press it.
  • Now, the screen titled Connection Method will appear on your printer display.
  • Choose the Via Wi-Fi Network option followed by Search for an access point using the arrow buttons available on your printer’s control panel.
  • Now, your Canon printer will try to detect the wireless networks available within its range.
  • Choose your wireless network's SSID or name from the list.
  • In the given field, type the network password and press OK.
  • Once the Canon printer is connected to the wireless network, your Wi-Fi network’s SSID will be displayed on the printer's main screen.
  • Connect your computer (Windows or Mac) or smartphone to the same wireless network.
  • Install the necessary printer driver or app on your computer or smartphone to perform the print operation wirelessly.

How To Connect Canon Selphy Cp1200 To Computer?

You can connect your Canon Selphy CP1200 setup printer to a computer over a wireless or a USB cable connection. The below section explains how to connect the printer to a computer over a USB cable connection.

  • Initially, get a USB cable that is recommended by the printer manufacturer, if not provided.
  • Now, open the Canon Selphy CP1200 printer driver file on your computer.
  • Perform the prompts to reach the screen titled Connection Method.
  • Choose the Use via USB Connection option.
  • When prompted, connect your printer to the computer using the USB cable.
  • Finish the driver installation to complete the printer USB setup.

Canon Selphy Cp1200 Airprint Setup

  • Connect your iPhone and the Canon Selphy CP1200 printer to the same wireless network.
  • Now, on your iPhone, open the page or document that you want to print.
  • Tap on the Share  icon followed by Print.
  • Now, the print dialog box will open.
  • Configure the AirPrint settings by following the on-screen instructions.

How Do I Connect My Canon Selphy Cp1200 To My Iphone?

The Canon Selphy CP1200 printer supports AirPrint. Use the AirPrint option or the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY application to connect the printer to your iPhone. The below instructions explain how to connect your Canon Selphy CP1200 setup to your iPhone using the Selphy mobile app.

  • On your iPhone, install the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY  app from the App Store.
  • If you have installed any external storage devices such as a memory card or USB flash drive,  then remove it from the printer.
  • Now, gather your printer’s Wi-Fi Direct connection credentials. To do so, go to your printer’s Wi-Fi Settings menu. Select Connection Settings > “your printer name” > Direct Connection.  Note down the Wi-Fi Direct credentials displayed on the screen.
  • Now, enable the Wi-Fi option on your iPhone and look for the wireless network’s SSID that matches the one that is displayed on the printer screen.
  • Select the printer’s Wi-Fi Direct SSID and type its password in the given field.
  • Once the printer and the iPhone are connected to the same network, open the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.

Canon Selphy Cp1200 Firmware Update

You can update your Canon Selphy CP1200 setup printer’s firmware using the SD card. 

Preparation

  • Get an SD card and the SD card reader/writer.
  • Make sure to take a backup of data stored on your SD card. Because during the SD card initialization into your printer, there is a chance for data loss.
  • Download the firmware file from the printer’s official support page and copy it to the SD card using the SD card reader/writer.
  • After copying the firmware file, remove the SD card reader/writer from the computer. Remove the card from the reader/writer.

Updating the printer firmware

  • Turn on your Canon Selphy CP1200 printer.
  • Insert the SD card that contains the firmware file into your printer’s SD card slot.
  • Once the Update the firmware? message is displayed on your printer screen, press the OK button to initiate the firmware update process.
  • Perform the firmware update by following the on-screen instructions. 
  • Once the firmware update is completed, you’ll be notified.

Canon Selphy Cp1200 Printer Troubleshooting

Some of the common Canon Selphy CP1200 setup printer problems and their troubleshooting instructions are given below. To get remote assistance in resolving the same or another printer issue, click the Call button to contact us.

Canon Selphy Cp1200 Hard Reset

Resetting the printer

  • Turn off your Canon printer and unplug its power cable.
  • Press the Power button of your printer 5 times.
  • Leave the printer disconnected for 2 minutes.
  • Reconnect the power cable after 2 minutes.
  • Now, turn on your printer and check if the printer issue is resolved by printing a test page.

Canon Selphy CP1200 Paper Jam

  • Initially, make sure that your Canon Selphy CP1200 printer is turned on.
  • Check whether the paper and ink cassette are loaded properly on your printer.
  • Make sure that you’re using the paper cassette that is recommended by the printer manufacturer.
  • If the ink cassette is damaged, then you can replace it with a new one. Similarly, if the ink cassette is empty or low, refill it.
  • Make sure that your Canon printer and the computer or smartphone are connected to the same network.
  • Restart the printer. 

If the restart doesn’t resolve the printing issue, reset the printer.

 Canon Selphy Cp1200 Offline

  • As soon as the printer offline message is displayed on your computer screen, check whether your printer is turned on. If not, turn it on.
  • If necessary, restart the printer.
  • Make sure that you have selected your Canon printer correctly while configuring the print settings.

Check whether the printer driver is installed on your computer. If not, install it

Canon Selphy Cp1200 Not Connecting To Wifi

  • Restart your Canon Selphy CP1200 printer.
  • If you encounter the issue while connecting the printer to Wi-Fi using the WPS Connection method, then choose the option named Search for an access point during the Wi-Fi setup.
  • Make sure that your Canon printer is placed within the range of the wireless router.
  • Restart the wireless router.
  • For more assistance on Canon Selphy CP1200 Setup and troubleshooting, feel free to contact our technical experts.