Desktop personal printers are popular for a multitude of reason, as are laser printers. Put the two together and buyers have a compact, reliable unit perfect for home usage. The great thing about compact desktop units is that they make a small footprint and don't take up much space, while a laser printer offers precision and accuracy, as well as a low cost per page. The Canon LBP-250 is a fine example of a compact personal laser printer. Though it will be versatile enough to fit most users' needs, for those who need color prints it just won't do. Because it prints strictly in black-and-white, only one Canon LBP-250 toner cartridge is needed.
Printing at speeds of only 8 pages per minute, the Canon LBP-250 is a little slower than most of the competition, but it makes up for that with its instant start-up time and high resolution of prints. Using Canon LBP-250 toner, resolutions can reach as high as 600x600 dpi. Though photos and graphics generally need higher resolutions, text documents will look sharp and precise. The printer even comes standard with Automatic Image Refinement, or AIR, features. These features will increase the accuracy of each document.
The black Canon LBP-250 toner cartridge used inside will last buyers about 2,500 pages before expiring. Though OEM toners are readily available, buyers should consider using remanufactured Canon LBP-250 toner instead. Remanufactured printer toner will last just as long as OEM replacements and offer the same high quality printouts.
Transparencies, envelopes, labels, postcards, index cards, colored paper and plain paper all work in conjunction with the LBP-250. The smallest size supported is 3x5 inch paper, and the largest size supported is 8.5x14 inch media. This will give buyers a lot versatility to print exactly the document they want. Though this unit probably won't work well for home offices that produce hundreds of documents every week, for those with small work rates the Canon LBP-250 will prove to be a smart, affordable option.