Canon FP-300 Printer Review
While it is past its prime, the Canon FP-300 laser printer was well-known for high-quality output at a reasonable price, especially when affordable home models were less common. Its print speeds of 9 pages per minute aren't overly impressive, but Canon FP-300 printer toner supplies offer solid yields at low prices, for a very low cost per page.
The FP-300 leaves a bit to be desired when it comes to connection options, with only a single parallel port onboard. This means an adapter would be needed to connect it to most modern computers, though the performance wouldn't be reduced. The maximum output resolution of 400x400 dpi doesn't compare favorably to more modern devices, but it is adequate for in-house documents.
The main paper tray can hold up to 250 sheets, which is fairly standard. Impressively, the output tray can also hold up to 250 sheets, so users can go through the entire supply without the need to stop and empty the tray. The unit itself measures 11.8x19.3x19.8 inches, so it is a little bulky for a desk surface. Its weight of 50.7 pounds includes the Canon FP-300 toner supplies, however, so it is manageable.
Canon FP-300 toner cartridges are among the least expensive among similar models in its class, especially if users look for compatible supplies instead of pricier OEM supplies. Even more impressive for its size, however, is that each Canon FP-300 toner cartridge can provide around 10,000 pages, so replacements won't be needed very frequently.
The Canon FP-300 can't keep up with modern machines in terms of speed or output quality, but for simple, affordable laser printing, it could still be a viable option. Its minimal output speeds and limited paper capacity will keep it relegated to light-duty use, but the low cost of replacement toners makes it a decent value.