The Canon BJC-251 is a stripped down and simple inkjet printer that doesn't consume a lot of space, but still offers basic printing. Its speeds are a bit disappointing, at only 4 pages per minute black and 0.5 pages per minute in color, however, with lackluster print quality. It is also limited to a parallel port for connection.
Canon touts the BJC-251 as somewhat of a creative hub for home users, and the software included on the CDs can help users create a variety of creative projects from iron-on T-shirt transfers to banners and greeting cards. What users won't get is high-quality printing, though, with a maximum color resolution of only 360x360 dpi that falls well below the average for its class, with black output at only 720x360 dpi.
The BJC-251's connection options are limited to a parallel port only, and many modern computers won't include this port, which will mean purchasing an adapter at an additional cost. The input paper tray can hold up to 100 sheets, which is decent for home use, and the machine only weighs 5.5 pounds, which includes the Canon BJC-251 printer ink supplies.
The Canon BJC-251 ink cartridges have a universal design that is compatible with multiple models, but they are expensive to replace. Only a tricolor Canon BJC-251 ink cartridge is included with the purchase, so users will be wasting printer ink with "composite black" unless they add the optional black Canon BJC-251 ink supply, which is another additional expense that some buyers might not be planning for.
As personal inkjet models go, the Canon BJC-251 is below average. Its low price and small size are definite positives, but its many negatives, such as limited connectivity and slow speeds, greatly outweigh these factors.
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