Summary: Nice product. Canon should be made more bjc-55 or similar. Very portable, good print quality, medium velocity, easy to carry, Cartridge can be refilled in home. Drivers for all operating sistems easy to find.
Summary: I've had many of these over the years. I have one I carry, one at home when I need two printers working, and one for back-up. I refuse to be without one. I carry one in my suitcase as I'm a frequent traveler and need to be able to print and scan as necessary. It prints beautifully and works with all MS O/S thus far (not tried on Windows 8). One thing to be aware of is that it doesn't have a box to carry it in.
Summary: Our family has owned this printer for years, since at least 2001. I inherited it from my dad when I went to college. You'll be hard-pressed to find a mobile printer that's as small and sturdy as this one is. It's incredibly compact, extremely light, has a cartridge for scanning and all it needs is an AC adapter. The ink is very small and is still available even today. True story: I brought this printer with me to English class on the days we'd write in class.
Summary: People complain this printer costs the same as a laser printer... it might be true 10 years ago. This is a very neat and easy to carry printer. It allows you to print important documents without paying expensive business center fee at your hotel. It even runs on battery so can be used anywhere including airplane. Obviously, it is not designed for large volume printing. However, it is a good tool for your business trip or convention presentation preparation.
Summary: I bought this printer just because I needed something that I can carry away. However I am not realy satisfied with the quality and the speed. If you want to print more than 20 pages, it can be a burden. With the money you pay, you can even buy a Canon laser printer.
Still more expensive than the current printers 4 years later
25 July 2006
Summary: I watched this printer for years and I was waiting for the price to drop. I finally caved in a bought a refurb 1 year ago. Pro: Lightweight 2Lbs(with battery), USB, battery powered, comes with AC adapter, size is small to fit in a back pack. Works with my Tablet PC software. Con: High quality mode is slow compared to today's printers as well as resolution. Old type of feeding one page at a time. Could not get the IR to work.
Summary: There's no more printers so small like this one. Other printers are at least twice bigger, don't fit the loptop case, and do not remind the portable printers at all. It is so sad that big companies like Canon or HP don't make small printers like the Canon BJC 55 any more. Are we getting forward or rather backward?...
Summary: I needed a printer to go with my Notebook and this one filled the bill. It isn't cheap but you seem to get what you pay for. When at home, adding the Auto Sheet Feeder makes it as convenient as a stationary printer but with a smaller footprint. Highly recommend this one for the Notebook users.