As a personal inkjet printer with a portable design, the Canon BJC-150 could fill a niche for certain buyers, especially with its ability to operate on a battery. As might be expected, it isn't particularly fast, at up to 5.5 pages per minute for color and 1.9 pages per minute for black, but it does an adequate job for basic images and text, given its size. Canon BJC-150 printer ink can be a little expensive to replace, however.
The space-saving design of the BJC-150 is extremely efficient. When folded up, the unit measures just 1.9 inches high with a footprint of 4.4x11.9 inches. It also weighs just 2 pounds, even with the Canon BJC-150 printer ink installed. The input tray folds upward, which provides a very straight paper path and should help reduce paper jams. Given the dimensions, the fact that the tray can hold up to 30 sheets is impressive.
Lack of connection options is one of the major drawbacks of the BJC-150. It has only a parallel port for connecting to a computer. The inclusion of IrDA wireless is unlikely to be much help, as so few devices support this protocol. The internal battery is a very appealing feature, though, and it can last for up to 100 pages of printing.
The cost of Canon BJC-150 ink cartridges isn't terrible compared to other portable models, but it is more expensive to maintain than a standard inkjet device. The black Canon BJC-150 ink cartridge will last for up to 450 pages, while the tricolor supply lasts for a maximum yield of 200 pages.
Buyers who value portability will certainly be pleased at the small frame and battery capability of the BJC-150. They just shouldn't expect sharp print results or fast speeds, and should be aware that an adapter might be needed to work around the parallel port.
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