Canon LC9000 Printer Review
The Canon LC9000 laser fax is designed for the home or small office user. It offers fast faxing speeds and works well as a laser printer. Some models even include networking printing.
The Canon imageCLASS LC9000 laser fax is not only a very capable fax machine, but a very good monochrome laser printer as well. It comes in multiple models. The LC9000 and LC9000L are the most basic models, while the LC9000S and LC9000MS models add features like extra memory, paper capacity, and even network printing support.
The heart of the machine is its faxing component, which supports fast Super G3 transmission speeds up to 33.6 kbps. The unit has a page memory of up to 592 pages for storing incoming faxes even when out of paper, ensuring that users will not miss important faxes. There is also a 12-hour battery backup, allowing the unit to operate even when there is no power in the office. The combination of these two features makes it virtually impossible to ever miss an incoming fax, which adds security and peace of mind to any office. Paper capacity is 600 sheets, divided between a 500-sheet main drawer, and a 100-sheet multipurpose tray.
Canon imageCLASS LC9000 toner cartridges have a capacity of 4,000 pages for its single black laser toner cartridge. The cost per page is more affordable than many competitor products on the market. Users can get more from each printer toner cartridge by enabling the toner save mode, which reduces the amount of toner per page, saving costs. Canon LC9000 toner cartridges are easy to remove and replace.
Print speed is fast, though dependent mostly on the incoming transmission speed. Print quality is quite good, and faxes are very sharp and accurate. As a laser printer, print quality is below average, as faxes tend to not need the high quality printing engine that other tasks require.
Overall, the Canon LC9000 is an impressive fax machine that doubles nicely as a laser printer. Users looking for excellent print quality should look elsewhere, however.