Canon LBP1120 Printer Review
Compact, efficient, and easy to use, the Canon LBP-1120 is the perfect personal printer. It could also be a good addition to a small office. Only Windows operating systems are compatible, though, so Mac users will need to look elsewhere. It lacks the networking capabilities needed in bigger offices and expansion options needed for growing offices, but for occasional black-and-white USB printing, the LBP-1120 holds its own against similar models.
Though the maximum speed of 10 pages per minute is not overly impressive, this unit requires virtually no warm-up time. The first page of a job will begin printing in about 17 or 18 seconds. The overall time it takes to complete a document will be slower when printing in Best mode. This mode allows prints to reach the maximum resolution of 2400x600 dpi, which is obtained in part because of the Automatic Image Refinement feature. This mode also uses more Canon LBP-1120 printer toner per page, creating bold text and sharp lines.
The footprint of this device is small, measuring only about 14x12x9 inches. It also only weighs about 13 pounds, so it is easy to move and requires minimal space. Only one Canon LBP-1120 toner cartridge is needed for operation, so maintenance will be quick and affordable. Toners are easy to remove and install, and each Canon LBP-1120 toner cartridge yields about 2,500 pages, which will minimize the overall cost per print. Even better, some vendors offer remanufactured versions of the Canon LBP-1120 toner.
The input tray on this machine holds up to 125 sheets of standard paper, while the output tray holds only about 50 printed documents. Alternative media types are supported also, including index and post cards, envelopes, transparencies, and labels. Different print settings can be accessed via the computer and the 512 KB memory allows multi-page tasks to be processed easily.
A compact and reliable personal laser printer, the Canon LBP-1120 will efficiently handle the simple printing needs of the home or micro office. Its lack of modularity and sharing capabilities will hinder bigger offices, but it is a good choice for smaller environments.