Canon L120 Printer Review
The Canon L120 is a monochrome laser printer and fax machine designed for the home or small office user. It combines an excellent laser printer with a great fax machine for the best of both worlds in a compact, affordable package. For a little more money, some users might prefer to have a true multifunction unit, like the Canon MF4150 toner printer, with a flatbed scanner.
With the price of laser printers and fax machines both continuing to drop, it makes sense to combine the two into a single compact unit. Multifunction devices that can print, scan, copy, and fax are most popular right now, but for the user who needs a printer and a fax machine, the Canon L120 may be a good fit that covers both bases. It can also do some rudimentary copying, but its copying function is a little slow, so don't expect much in this area.
Most fax machines have a barebones printing engine that is merely adequate, but not particularly impressive. The benefit of combining a fax machine and a laser printer in this way is that faxes are printed at laser quality, for much better quality than a typical fax machine. The L120 is a full-featured fax machine. It includes all the essential features, such as delayed sending, speed dials, and a 340-page memory. It also includes a 30-sheet automatic document feeder, allowing users to send up to 30 sheets at once. The fax operates at 33.6 kbps Super G3 speeds.
The L120 is also a fully-functional laser printer as well. Print quality is excellent, and everything one would expect from a quality Canon laser printer. Text is sharp and defined, and graphics printing is adequate. Print speed is quite good, at around 12 pages per minute, and this speed applies to fax printing as well, minus transmission speeds.
The Canon L120 toner cartridge has a capacity of 2,000 pages. While this is not an excessive amount of toner, a home or small office user will not need that much. This makes the Canon L120 toner cartridge perfect for the laser printer/fax machine.
Overall, the Canon L120 is a great choice for the user who needs just a printer and a fax machine. A true multifunction device might be a better fit for many users, however, and would only be a little higher in price.