Canon LBP5970 Printer Review
Although the Canon imageRUNNER LBP5970 is marketed as a desktop color laser printer, the reality is that it may be a bit big for this type of use. It is still quite a compact machine, however, which should appeal to small office environments and even the busy home user. Canon LBP5970 printer toner is affordable, and the unit can provide speeds of up to 31 pages per minute. Warm-up time is rated at 0 seconds, meaning less waiting, even from standby mode.
Networking features abound, with an ethernet port on the back for simple setup and sharing among multiple users. Users can also take advantage of management features like the Remote User Interface and the imageWARE Enterprise Management Console, which provide monitoring and control of the device, as well as status updates and the levels of imageRUNNER LBP5970 toner.
The machine measures 15x21x25 inches, which tends to be a little larger than the average desktop device, and its weight of 106.9 pounds might be difficult for individual users to manage without some help. Optional features such as wireless support and upgraded memory are available, as well as an optional 30 GB hard drive for easier document storage and retrieval.
The four individual toners are divided into cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. Replacing the Canon LBP5970 toner cartridges is as easy as opening the side panel and swapping in the replacements. The color imageRUNNER LBP5970 toner cartridges have capacities of 6,000 pages each, while the single black cartridge has a capacity of 10,000 pages.
For buyers who don't mind a bit of extra weight and bulk, the LBP5970 is a great solution as a personal printer for a high-volume individual, or as a shared device on a network. It comes at an affordable price, and Canon LBP5970 toner won't break the budget.