Canon L900 Printer Review
The Canon L900 laser fax is designed for the small or medium office environment. It takes the excellent paper handling and convenient features of previous models and adds faster transmission speeds to make a very impressive machine. It only has black-and-white capabilities, though.
The Canon L900 laser fax addresses one of the main gripes of previous models, which was slow transmission speeds. It supports Super G3 transmission speeds of 33.6 kbps, giving it a transmission time of around 3 seconds per page. It can also slow down transmission speeds to accommodate slower fax machines, which may not be capable of Super G3 speeds. It has a number of security features, including confidential user boxes, for storing and keeping sensitive documents safe.
Its paper handling is top notch, with a 50-sheet automatic document feeder for quickly and easily scanning up to 50 pages at once. It has a 500-sheet main drawer and a 100-sheet multipurpose tray, able to support multiple paper types without having to clear out a drawer first. An additional 500-sheet drawer can be added as an upgrade, bringing the total paper capacity to 1,100 sheets. It also has an 80-page memory in case it runs out of paper.
Canon L900 toner cartridges are easily replaced from a front panel. Each laser toner cartridge has a capacity of 4,000 pages. Using third-party compatible fax toner cartridges will result in a lower cost per page.
Unfortunately, unlike similar models on the market, the unit can not operate as a laser printer. Print quality is good, but a bit below average compared to a dedicated laser printer, as its printing engine seems designed to handle lower quality fax transmissions, and therefore lacks the sharpness of a higher-quality engine.
Overall, the Canon L900 is an impressive fax machine with the speed and features to support high-volume users. Lack of printing capabilities may be a disappointment for some buyers.