Another in the line of small, transportable printers, the Canon BJC-50 ink printer, also known as bubble jet, is geared towards the traveling user who needs a light-weight printer. At only two pounds, the BJC-50 is one of the lightest printers made, coming in under its Canon cousins. At less than 2" in height and 4.4" deep; it is less than a foot wide. This makes it smaller and lighter than the BJC-70. Printing speed is rated at 5.5 pages per minute for black and white and 2 pages per minute for color.
The compact size of the BJC-50 means that it will fit in a printer bag alongside a notebook. The Canon BJC-50 inkjet cartridges achieve a resolution of 720 dpi by 360 dpi for black and white and color. Supported paper handling capabilities include envelopes, film, plain paper, photo paper and transparencies. The Canon BJC-50 ink cartridges print clear, legible type that is more common with larger desktop printers. Its monthly duty cycle is rated at low output.
Computer connection is achieved through 36-pin Parallel Centronics or infrared - iRDA Wireless port. The only supported operating system is earlier versions of Windows. A lithium-Ion battery can provide power for up to 100 pages before a recharge.
The lack of a sheet feeder means that the Canon BJC-50 inkjet printer can only accommodate one sheet of paper at a time. There is no network card available and no Mac support either. Despite these drawbacks, user reviews are generally good with print quality, wireless capability and portability as regular themes.
When the BJC-50 was first introduced by Canon, many buyers found it to be too pricey. These days, it can be found cheap. Lacking some features that are necessities for many, its size and print quality may put it over the top for those who have to travel for a living.
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