Canon LC9500 Printer Review
The Canon LC9500 laser fax is designed for the small or medium office environment. Its large and expandable paper capacity and fast Super G3 transmission speeds make it a great choice for high-volume faxing use.
Despite being built for speed and having a large paper capacity, the Canon LC9500 laser fax is still relatively compact, allowing it to fit even small office spaces. Its paper capacity is 600 sheets, divided between a 100-sheet multipurpose tray and a 500-sheet main drawer. Small offices expecting to grow in the future will also appreciate the ability to add a second 500-sheet drawer, bringing the total paper capacity to 1,100 sheets.
The unit comes in multiple models, the LC9500, the LC9500S, and the LC9500MS, with the main differences being in paper capacities and networking capability. The machine can also act as a basic copier and laser printer, though its copying abilities are limited by its lack of a flatbed scanner, and its use as a printer is limited by its lackluster print quality.
There is a 12-hour battery backup for operating during power outages, and also a 592-page memory, which stores incoming faxes for later retrieval, ensuring incoming faxes will never be missed.
Canon LC9500 toner cartridges have a capacity of 4,000 pages for the single black laser toner cartridge. The fax toner cartridge is easy to access and replace from the front panel, and the cost per page is quite affordable. Users can get more pages from each cartridge by enabling the built-in toner save mode, which reduces the amount of toner needed for each page.
As a printer, print quality is below average, as the print engine is geared toward the lower quality needed for faxes. Speed is fast, but mostly dependent on fax transmission speeds.
Overall, the Canon LC9500 is a solid choice for a high-volume fax machine, but its printing and copying capabilities are somewhat limited.