While the Canon BJC-255 isn't exactly designed to be a portable inkjet printer, its light weight and fold-up paper trays make it easy enough to transport once in a while. Users can't expect great print speeds for such a low price and such a compact machine, but its 4 pages per minute for black and 0.5 pages per minute for color are still a bit disappointing. Canon BJC-255 printer ink costs will start to add up after a while, too.
The BJC-255 is definitely great for tight spaces. It weighs less than 6 pounds, so it can be picked up and carried along, and it is only 6.8 inches high when the paper trays are folded in, with a footprint of 8.5x14.2 inches. The included software and print driver are only compatible with Windows, so Mac and Linux users are left out in the cold, and the unit only includes a parallel port, severely limiting connection options.
Media handling is more diverse than expected, with a tray that can hold up to 100 sheets, and supports media types from greeting cards to fabric to iron-on transfers. The included software also helps users create these types of projects, and is fairly easy to use. The maximum paper size is 8.5x14 inches.
The tricolor Canon BJC-255 ink cartridge provides up to 200 pages before expiring, and is fairly expensive to replace, compared to competing models. The black Canon BJC-255 ink cartridge must be purchased separately, and provides up to 450 pages.
Overall, the BJC-255 inkjet printer will be most appealing due to its compact size and low price, but certainly not for its speed or print quality. From expensive Canon BJC-255 printer ink to its limited connection options, there are just too many obstacles to overcome, with better choices in its class.
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