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Canon i-SENSYS LBP5050 Laser Printer

by Canon
2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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  • Personal, professional quality colour laser printer
  • 8 ppm in colour, 12 ppm in mono
  • No waiting with Quick First-Print technologies
  • Up to 9600x600 dpi print resolution
  • Colour All-in-One cartridges
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Technical Details
Item Weight18 Kg
Product Dimensions45.2 x 40.1 x 26.2 cm
Item model number2409B014AA
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 130,207 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight23 Kg
Date First Available25 Aug 2008

Product Description

Product Description

Fast colour laser printer that’s perfect for business

The i-SENSYS LBP5050 is a swift performer capable of printing up to 12ppm mono/8ppm colour which means there’s very little business downtime. Canon’s i-SENSYS LBP5050 delivers high quality, reliable performance and effortlessly combines speed, efficiency and unbeatable value with its range of features including:

  • High definition full colour printing
  • Quick First-Print saves time, energy and money
  • Convenient, simple and eco-friendly with an All-In-One toner cartridge
  • 12 pages per minute (A4) mono and 8 pages per minute colour laser printing*
  • First Print Out Time of just 22 seconds for black and white (28 seconds for colour)
  • Up to 9600 x 600dpi high quality prints with Automatic Image Refinement
  • Highly efficient 4W power consumption in sleep mode

Simple, small and stylish

The sleek i-SENSYS LBP5050 includes a retractable paper tray that boasts compact dimensions of just 39.9cm x 45.3cm x 32.6cm (WxDxH) and weighs in at 16kg. With no background ‘buzz’ that some other printers produce coupled with a smart and simple one button interface, you have the perfect desktop laser printer.

Printer daytime activity
On average a printer warms up approximately 8 times each day
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Canon’s unique Quick First-Print technology

Conventional laser printers need to warm up before being able to print and will often go through 4 stages of operation:

1. Wake up from sleep/stand-by mode
2. Warm up ready to print
3. Print the document
4. Return to sleep/standby mode

75% of all print jobs are 3 pages or less and, on average, a printer is required to warm up eight times a day. This means that with conventional printers you have to wait for them to warm up every single time you want to print - soon you’re spending more time waiting than working.

To resolve this, Canon has developed its unique Quick First-Print technology which saves time, energy and money by implementing 3 pioneering technologies into its printers:

On-Demand fixing
Canon On-Demand print technology
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1. High Performance Controller: Canon’s high performance controller optimises processing time in both the PC and the printer ensuring higher compression rates and faster data transfer. Using less memory than conventional printers the file is rendered and ready for printing quickly and efficiently. With increasing usage of colour imagery and large files in business today, fast efficient processing is essential to overall output speed.

2. On-Demand Fixing: Before a conventional laser printer can print it must first heat up the fixing roller inside to a high temperature so as to melt the toner onto the paper which causes significant delay. With Canon’s On-Demand Fixing technology, a ceramic heater generates heat instantly, transmitting it through a thin fixing film so you can print immediately with no warm up time. This also means less cooling is required reducing fan noise and contributing to a quieter working environment.

3. On-Demand Toner (EF & S Toner): The specially designed Canon toners have a lower melting point and fixing temperature than other colour and black and white toners. Working in conjunction with the On-Demand Fixing, this results in 75% less power consumption than conventional laser printers making them more energy efficient.

Printer cartridge
All-In-One printer cartridges make replacement much easier

All-In-One printer cartridges

Canon’s All-In-One cartridge system includes toner as well as a photosensitive drum, charging unit, cleaner and developer all contained within a single unit which takes just seconds to replace with no mess or hassle. When replacing the cartridge you are also replacing all of these vital components ensuring your hands stay clean and your machine stays virtually as good as new significantly reducing any maintenance requirements.

Environmentally friendly

All genuine Canon toner cartridges are eligible for Canon’s toner cartridge recycling programme. This programme provides a free, easy and environmentally conscious way to recycle empty Canon toner cartridges. Just download your personal pre-paid return labels from Canon’s ‘e-Return’ site, print them and tape them to the cartridge boxes before posting. They each contain country-specific barcodes ensuring shipping-free postage of used toner cartridges to the nearest recycling plant.

What are the benefits to you?

  • Free recycling of your empty Canon toner cartridges, saving you the cost of ordinary disposal
  • Full regulatory compliance: All agents used by Canon hold the required licenses, giving you the peace of mind that your waste is being dealt with in the appropriate way
  • Canon assumes responsibility for recycling and recovering 100% of the toner cartridges that customers return. No cartridge returned through this programme ever goes to landfill
  • The recycling process enables parts and materials from the empty cartridge to be reused in the production of new cartridges

Printing specification

The i-SENSYS LBP5050 is capable of printing up to 12 mono A4 pages per minute* and takes less than 22 seconds to print out its first page which is achieved using Quick First-Print technology. Not only is it fast but it delivers the sharpest, crispest text and the most detailed graphics thanks to its print resolution of up to 9600 x 600dpi with Automatic Image Refinement.

This energy efficient printer uses just 1.3W in sleep mode and a convenient front power switch makes it easy to turn off, cutting your energy costs even further. Thanks to Canon’s unique engine design the i-SENSYS LBP5050 is silent in standby and exceptionally quiet during operation allowing you to focus on your work without intrusion.

Media handling

With regards to its printing capabilities it boasts the following:

  • Paper input – 150-sheet multi-purpose tray
  • Paper output – 100-sheet face down
  • Media types – plain paper, heavy paper, transparencies, labels and envelopes
  • Media weights – multi-purpose tray with 60 – 163 g/m²
  • Printable pages – Starter Cartridge 725 will print 700** pages
  • Printable pages – Standard Cartridge 725 will print 1,600** pages

* The print speed may drop depending on the printer driver settings, paper size, paper type and number of pages printed
** Based on ISO/IEC 19752

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars canon i-sensys LBP5050 laser printer 24 Nov 2009
When purchasing new You need to be aware that the toners supplied with the printer are only part filled, so instead of getting the 2100 printouts advertised, you end up withn an empty toner after only 5oo printouts and this is the same for the colour toners too
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1.0 out of 5 stars Returned 9 May 2014
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I was really disappointed with this purchase. I know laser printers were more cost effective than inkjet, and after speaking with a canon representative who told me this would fit my purpose, I went ahead. But the printing quality was awful for graphics. There were lines through the images - noticeable most when printing batches. The first would look OK, but the 5th or 6th copy would start to show lines horizontally across the page, and by the 10th copy they were awful. I complained to canon, who said it was most likely a faulty machine, but the whole experience put me off buying a laser printer again. I replaced with a Pixma ix6550 instead and am much happier!
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