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Canon i-SENSYS Colour Laser Printer Networkable 16MB 8ppm 600x600dpi A4 Ref LBP5050N
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Share professional colour output with this stylish, network ready, desktop laser printer. Compact, quiet, easy to operate and energy efficient, it's the ideal colour solution for small businesses.
- Compact, professional quality colour laser printer
- 8ppm in colour, 12ppm in mono
- Network ready
- No waiting with Quick First-Print technologies
- Up to 9600x600 dpi printing
- All-in-One colour cartridges
- Quiet operation and energy efficient
Compact, network ready colour laser printer for small businesses
Outstanding colour output
Create impressive sales and marketing material in-house with this stylish and compact desktop colour laser printer. Give your work added impact with beautiful colour images, bold graphics and sharp text - to impress your customers and clients. Canon’s image processing and S-Toner ensure the highest quality colour output.
Easy to share
The built-in network interface lets you share colour output, so you can be sure that you get maximum use from this printer. Installing the i-SENSYS LBP5050N on a network is quick and simple. With auto IP configuration and ‘Point and Print’ installation, users can start printing over the network without any hassle or delay.
With our Quick First-Print technologies there’s zero warm-up time, so no waiting around when you want to print. The unit springs into action the moment it’s needed. And with up to 8 ppm colour print speeds, there’s also no waiting for prints jobs to complete.
Convenient All-in-One colour cartridges
Simply replace the compact colour cartridge - containing superior S toner, drum and cleaning units - and the printer is as good as new. There’s no mess and no hassle. Always use Authentic Canon cartridges to benefit from continuous high quality output.
Quiet and energy efficient
Thanks to the fan-less engine design, this printer is silent in standby and quiet during operation – so you can concentrate on your work with no distracting background noise. The unit uses only 8 watts in sleep mode providing cost savings and eco-friendly efficiency.
Easy to use
Enjoy exceptionally simple operation. The user-friendly Canon CAPT printer driver and Printer Status Window allow easy control of the printer – delivering outstanding colour output time after time.
Compatible operating systems: Windows 2000/Server 2003/ XP/ Vista\nMac OS X version 10.3.9 - 10.5
Dimensions (WxDxH): 401 x 452 x 262 mm
Duplex printing: No
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9): A4, A5
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9): B5
Internal memory: 16 MB
Mac compatibility: Yes
Maximum ISO A-series paper size: A4
Maximum duty cycle: 25000 pages per month
Maximum print size: A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum resolution: 600 x 600 DPI
Media weight (tray 1): 60 - 230 g/m²
Network ready: Yes
Non-ISO print media sizes: executive, legal, letter
Operating temperature (T-T): 10 - 30 °C
Power consumption (active): 210 W
Power consumption (standby): 16 W
Power supply type: 220-240V, 50/60Hz
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter): 8 ppm
Print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Letter): 12 ppm
Printing noise level: 48 dB
Standard input capacity: 150 sheets
Standard output capacity: 125 sheets
Standard tray media types: Glossy paper, Plain paper, Recycled paper
Time to first page (black, normal): 28 s
Time to first page (colour, normal): 22 s
Warm-up time: 25 s
Weight: 18.4 kg
Top Customer Reviews
- small and quiet, and as nice looking as a laser printer can be
- great quality black text output
But 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 10.5.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 answers
In 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.
1. There are no Mac instructions in the manual
2. It doesn't come with a Mac driver
3. You can download the Mac driver from the Canon website but ...
4. You apparently need something called a Netspot device installer too and ...
5. That isn't yet available for Mac OSX 10.6.7
Apple are due to release OSX 10.8 (OSX Lion) next month (July '11). So even if Canon do release Netspot for 10.6.7, it will immediately be out of date anyway.
A call to Canon tech support won't help much. The surly, rather impatient man I spoke to identified the problem and said there was nothing that could be done. When I asked when the new Netspot version was due out, his response was that he just worked in technical support, so that was nothing to do with him.
To cap it all, I'd agreed just before I was connected to the support desk to take part in an automated customer survey once my call had been dealt with. But I was never connected to the survey.
I can find no customer care number on the Canon site.
How on earth do they get away with such poor service? Once you've paid your money, you're left with a product you can't use and a feeling of utter helplessness.
It continually refuses to print, claiming to be either out of paper (which it isn't) or paper-jammed (which it isn't either) or that the case is open (again it isn't).
Sometimes it will work if I open and shut the covers, but most usually I have to cycle the power off and on to get it to go. I have to do this for every print job - sometimes for every page. Sometimes nothing works and I have to give up and try later.
Unfortunately, early on I thought the problem was lack of toner, so I bought a new set, which cost more than the printer did originally. So I have some investment in the thing. This is basically what stops me smashing it to pieces. I could change my mind.
It started well enough, until the low-capacity test cartridges ran out. Since then, it says I've printed 5300 pages in the 4 years I've had it; and I'd estimate about half of those are misprinted repeats whilst trying to get it to perform the most basic job of printing a standard document. Endless false jams, toner "run out" complaints, and massively overpriced consumables.
It's seemingly a piece of crap. Can anybody recommend a worthwhile alternative?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Terrible printer. It falsly tells you it's run out of toner all the time, and the toner is EXPENSIVE (funny that). Read morePublished 12 months ago by MphotoUK
I have had 2 of these printer before. I find them small in footprint, ideal for office with limited space. Read morePublished on 17 May 2014 by Thomas Clarke
I agree with the previous reviewer about the difficulty in getting it to print- I have had exactly the same problems (machine says there's no paper when there is, says there's a... Read morePublished on 3 Dec. 2012 by Mr. Stephen Laird
This is one of the worst printers I've ever used! Never works. You always have to keep changing the paper input - comes with test ink so you have to buy more all round rotter.Published on 24 July 2012 by Julian Hanton