Canon NP4050 Printer Review
The Canon NP4050 is a laser machine that is most suited for a small office, though it could also be used as a person work unit. It does not have built-in networking capabilities, only a USB port that can connect with a single electronic device. However, universal adapters can always be purchased to provide sharing capabilities, which is crucial in an office environment. Though the NP4050 may not have flashy characteristics, it is an affordable and reliable unit that will perform well for many years.
When it comes to speed, this Canon laser is not the fastest at less than 20 pages per minute, but will be sufficient in an environment with low-volume tasks. As for quality, the Canon NP4050 toner can produce a maximum resolution of 600x600 dpi. This quality will be perfect for standard text documents, but may lack clarity and precision in complex or intricate graphics.
Maintenance for this unit should be simple and inexpensive as only a single Canon NP4050 toner cartridge will need to be replaced. The replacement toners are reasonably priced at multiple vendor sites and the Canon NP4050 toner cartridges have an impressive page yield of 15,000 prints, minimizing cost per page printed. When the printer toner does start to run low, an alert message will appear on the LCD display on the top panel that allows users to monitor the level of Canon NP4050 toner.
This device has earned an Energy Star qualification, which means it has undergone extensive testing to ensure that it is environmentally friendly. An Energy Save mode is available to automatically shut off the NP4050 when it has not been used for a while, and the Toner Save mode will slightly reduce the amount of toner used per printed page. Overall, the basic features and functions of the Canon NP4050 make it an excellent choice for any small or home office.