With a vertical orientation that gives it a small footprint, the Canon BJC-1000 inkjet printer would be a good choice for home users who want to conserve space, but only for very basic printing needs. Its maximum speeds of 4 pages per minute for black and 0.6 pages per minute for color are quite slow, output quality is below average for its class, and Canon BJC-1000 printer ink is pricey.
The compact design of the BJC-1000 is very convenient, as it uses a vertical orientation and measures just 6.3x14.2x6.9 inches, but there were some sacrifices made. The input tray holds only 50 sheets, for one, and there is no actual output tray to speak of. Pages simply slide out the bottom onto the desktop or table surface. In dusty environments, this could become a problem. With only a parallel port for connecting to a PC, users may require an adapter.
Canon touts the BJC-1000 as a tool for creative projects, including the Creative Home software for making T-shirt transfers, banners, greeting cards, and more. While this could be a lot of fun for a family, the printer has an output resolution of only 720x360 dpi, so users won't get great results.
This inkjet unit uses one tricolor Canon BJC-1000 ink cartridge that provides up to 200 pages, and one optional black supply for up to 450 pages. Adding the black Canon BJC-1000 ink cartridge will greatly improve images and text, but it is an extra expense. Remanufactured Canon BJC-1000 printer ink is available from some third-party sellers, which is a cost-saving alternative to OEM versions.
For a family with very simple printing needs, the affordable price and easy operation of the Canon BJC-1000 could be a solid fit. For the average user who expects a little more, however, it falls a bit short on quality.
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