Make your own QSL cards

Radio amateurs exchanges QSL cards (post card type) to verify their radio contacts. This very small printer, the Canon Selphy CP760, is very handy, e.g. to print such cards with high photo quality.

Canon says about this printer: 

With the compact SELPHY CP760, you can print amazing photos with ease from your kitchen, living room, a friend's house, even a hotel room on vacation—all without a computer! Just insert your camera's memory card
 into one of the built-in card slots, preview and auto-enhance images on the 2.5" TFT display, then print! Or, print directly from your compatible digital camera, camera phone, or Bluetooth device using the optional BU-30 Bluetooth interface.The big buttons, large display, and automatic red-eye correction make it simple to create superb prints, from card size up to 4" x 8". And it's fast, too; a beautiful, long-lasting (100 years), water resistant 4" x 6" photo takes less than a minute to print.

So if you have a nice photo it is easy to produce your own small series of QSL cards. To put text on the photo and do a lot of other things before printing them I can recommend an on-line service at The service with some limitations is free and is very easy to use.

See the magic printing video below.

QSL Printer from Kjell Bergqvist on Vimeo.


Anonymous said…
cool :-) though I send my prints to one of those online serviers, cheap and easy. here is a list
Yes, you are right. I should have mentioned it. But I wouldn´t miss the printer noise. It is unbeatable :-)