Canon i-SENSYS Colour Laser Printer Networkable 16MB 8ppm 600x600dpi A4 Ref LBP5050N – Great quality black text – but poor colour and expensive consumables.

Great quality black text – but poor colour and expensive consumables. . Bought this printer to replace a samsung clp-300 (which was failing to pick up paper correctly and had gone through two replacement imaging units, although its output quality when it worked was very good for the price). Chose the canon 5050n over the hp equivalent (wouldn’t have a samsung again) because it’s smaller and quieter. So, pros:- small and quiet, and as nice looking as a laser printer can be- great quality black text outputbut sadly, cons:- unbelievably expensive consumables, because they include not just toner but the whole imaging assembly for the relevant colour- truly appalling colour reproduction, way too dark (you can adjust the toner density but if your page includes text and photos on the same page, that doesn’t really work as the text then looks awful- utility doesn’t show toner levels (shows all colours as maximum until they run out) – have tested on mac 10. X and windows xp with the same result- raised the latter two issues with canon customer service but they didn’t really seem to understand the questions let alone provide sensible answersin summary, i don’t hate it – text quality is great (and that’s 80% of what we print) and it’s small and quiet. That said, i’d struggle to recommend it.

I am delighted with this printer. It is both quick and produces good quality results. I am not, however, looking forward to the cost of replacing the toner.

I am delighted with this printer. It is both quick and produces good quality results. I am not, however, looking forward to the cost of replacing the toner.

  • Great quality black text – but poor colour and expensive consumables.
  • How do they do it for the Price?
  • Canon Colour Lazer printer i-Sensys

How do they do it for the price?. I have a lbp5100 colour printer. I have had it a year and with heavy home use there is no sign of the ink running out. I bought the 5050n for my mum. It is very similiar to the 5100 except that it is smaller (approx half the size). If teh ink lasts as long in this one then it is a great printer. I don’t know why anyone would buy a inkjet anymore. Printing is fast and so far neither printer has ever jammed.

How do they do it for the price?. I have a lbp5100 colour printer. I have had it a year and with heavy home use there is no sign of the ink running out. I bought the 5050n for my mum. It is very similiar to the 5100 except that it is smaller (approx half the size). If teh ink lasts as long in this one then it is a great printer. I don’t know why anyone would buy a inkjet anymore. Printing is fast and so far neither printer has ever jammed.

Features of Canon i-SENSYS Colour Laser Printer Networkable 16MB 8ppm 600x600dpi A4 Ref LBP5050N

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Great quality black text – but poor colour and expensive consumables. . Bought this printer to replace a samsung clp-300 (which was failing to pick up paper correctly and had gone through two replacement imaging units, although its output quality when it worked was very good for the price). Chose the canon 5050n over the hp equivalent (wouldn’t have a samsung again) because it’s smaller and quieter. So, pros:- small and quiet, and as nice looking as a laser printer can be- great quality black text outputbut sadly, cons:- unbelievably expensive consumables, because they include not just toner but the whole imaging assembly for the relevant colour- truly appalling colour reproduction, way too dark (you can adjust the toner density but if your page includes text and photos on the same page, that doesn’t really work as the text then looks awful- utility doesn’t show toner levels (shows all colours as maximum until they run out) – have tested on mac 10. X and windows xp with the same result- raised the latter two issues with canon customer service but they didn’t really seem to understand the questions let alone provide sensible answersin summary, i don’t hate it – text quality is great (and that’s 80% of what we print) and it’s small and quiet. That said, i’d struggle to recommend it.

Canon colour lazer printer i-sensys. I have had 2 of these printer before. I find them small in footprint, ideal for office with limited space. When they are working there is nothing better but i have had pleanty of issues especially when replacement toners do not register. The last one i threw out in frustration. Never the less i bought another. I suppose that show i really do like them.