Canon L60 Printer Review
The Canon L60 is a fax machine and laser printer designed for the home or small office user. Its compact size and robust fax feature set are impressive, but its lackluster print speed and quality make it a poor choice as a laser printer.
Canon managed to squeeze a lot of functionality into a small package with the MultiPASS L60. Its small footprint will fit easily in a tight office space, although it does take up more vertical space than most printers and all-in-one machines.
The Canon L60 has most of the expected fax features, such as a page memory of up to 90 pages, delayed sending, and up to 117 locations for speed dialing. Unfortunately, where the L60 really falls behind the competition is its transmission speed, limited to only 14.4 kbps. At its price point, many competing units offer Super G3 transmission speeds, and for a little more, users can get a true all-in-one machine that can print, copy, fax, and add the scanning capability that the Canon L60 lacks.
The one major benefit the Canon MultiPASS L60 has over some competition is its economical printing costs. Canon L60 toner cartridges are very affordably-priced, resulting in a low cost per page. This can be reduced even lower by using third-party compatible printer cartridges instead of the more expensive OEM Canon L60 toner cartridges. Each Canon L60 toner cartridge has a capacity of 2,700 pages, so it won't need to be replaced often.
The printing portion of the Canon L60 is a bit disappointing as well. Its slow printing speeds of 6 pages per minute mean it will not likely find a place as the only printer in the office. Text quality is pretty good, but graphics quality is a little lackluster.
Overall, the Canon L60 is difficult to recommend for its relatively high price point and its slow faxing speeds. Having a combined fax and printer is appealing, but neither function is as good as the competition.