We bought the Canon LBP2900B about a year ago to replace an aging ink printer in our house. We can honestly say that this purchase has been one of the best we have made in the recent past.
Having shopped around and compared a broad range of printers, we decided to go for a Laser one for their performance, speed and relatively infrequent need for replacement cartridges. Out of the broad range of various laser printer options, this Canon model stood out because of its novel cartridge technology. With approximately 3-4 times the longevity of other printers, we figured we'd almost never have to refill, making a slightly higher purchase price than some low-cost options still great value. Moreover, the price of £60-70 we paid back then was still considerably cheaper than many of its alternatives.
The installation and operation of the printer was very straight-forward. The printer plugs into your PC, you install the software from a supplied CD and hey presto! When we later installed Linux onto our PC, the installation was a fair bit more difficult as the driver was not available on the Linux system. Luckily, a few google searches later and after installing a few specific items, it also worked on Linux which I was very grateful for.
The printer itself has just two buttons. The power button and the "paper" button which you use after refilling the printer with paper if it runs out. And run out it does fairly frequently. With a capacity for only 150 A4 sheets, this printer is not as handy as its size would suggest. The lid on top which unfolds into a 'printed' tray both looks good and is particularly practical.
The printing quality is also great. The colour translation to grayscale is near-perfect and the sharpness & precision of the print is of a really high standard. Unfortunately, this printer will not print on any sizes other than the standard A4, which would make it near-enough perfect.
Last, but not least is this printer's ability to print via your internal network. This is fairly easy to set up and works a treat as you are able to have your printer set up attached to your desktop, but print things on it from the laptop that you are using downstairs!
This compact desktop laser printer delivers professional prints without delay. Easy to use, quiet and energy efficient, it is the perfect mono printer for the personal office.
Get prints the moment you need them without waiting. This smart, desktop printer delivers your documents at a speed of 12 pages per minute. There's zero warm-up time from sleep mode due to Canon On-Demand fixing technology. The first print out time is only 9.3 seconds. Also CAPT - Canon Advanced Printing Technology - speeds up processing to maximize printing performance.
Benefit from high quality output with sharp text and clear graphics, thanks to a print resolution up to 2400 x 600 dpi. The 150-sheet multi-purpose tray ensures flexible paper handling. Save on power costs as this energy efficient and environmentally friendly printer uses only 2 watts in sleep mode. What's more, with quiet operation you can concentrate fully on your work. The All-in-one cartridge reduces maintenance requirements and ensures continuous high quality output. Simply replace the compact cartridge - containing toner, drum and cleaning units - and the printer is almost as good as 'new'.
|Product Description:||Canon i-SENSYS LBP2900B - printer - monochrome - laser|
|Printer Type:||Workgroup printer - laser - monochrome|
|Max Media Size (Standard):||Legal|
|Max Media Size (Custom):||216 mm x 356 mm|
|Print Speed:||Up to 12 ppm - B/W - A4 (210 x 297 mm)|
|Max Resolution ( B&W ):||2400 x 600 dpi|
|RAM Installed ( Max ):||2 MB|
|Media Type:||Envelopes, plain paper|
|Total Media Capacity:||150 sheets|
|Monthly Duty Cycle (max):||10000 pages|
|System Requirements:||Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Microsoft Windows XP|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||37 cm x 21.7 cm x 25.1 cm|