Summary: As with all the others the Canon Laser Printer i-SENSYS LBP5050n was good value for money, better than its previous laser printer. This printer is just over a year old and it is used lightly. It worked fine until mid October 2013. Then is stopped working on a print instruction ,where the yellow light flashes. Switch the power off and then on and it prints. It in on a PC with Win 7, and it has been working fine.
Summary: Prints one page and then ALWAYS starts recalibrating so if you print more than one page it'll take forever. Color toner runs out even when not used. Paper jam ALL the time. Worst printer I've ever had.
Summary: I agree with the previous reviewer about the difficulty in getting it to print- I have had exactly the same problems (machine says there's no paper when there is, says there's a blockage when there isn't, the need to switch off and on again to get it to (sometimes) work). I don't expect the cheapest consumables in the world - I'd settle for a printer that works, occasionally, without my physical involvement, other than clicking a print icon.
Conclusion: Bought this canon for home office use to replace a Canon LBP5100. It has many great features however it is let down by the frequent automatic calibration it performs after the first print job. This slows down print speed if you try and do a subsequent print job as you wait for the re-calibration to finish which can take 2-3 minutes. This might not be good for toner life either. Maybe Canon can provide a driver or firmware update to correct this ?
Pros: Reliable, Compact Design, Easy Setup, Durable, Sharp Tones & Colors, Easy to use
Summary: The printing quality is really good - I must say, but as many says in here - its calibrating habits, after each first print, lasting up to 30 seconds is annoying. But that's not all - and I could live with that - the worst thing that the cartridges doesn't last anywhere near to what they promise.
Summary: The price was low, but the price of the cartridges were high. The quick guide isnt enough to get the printer working. In the beginning it kept complaining about no paper and wrong paper format. The thing was that u had to change paper load location and paper format in two different locations. To simple do as the quick guide said wasnt enough. When I finally started using this crap it constantly jammed. The instruction how to remove the paper isnt enough.
Summary: The Canon LBP5050N is quite simply the worst printer I have ever owned or used, and there have been a lot. If I could charge Canon at my charge-out rate for all the time I have spent persuading it to work I wouldn't need to work for the customers any more. It continually refuses to print, claiming to be either out of paper (which it isn't) or paper-jammed (which it isn't either) or that the case is open (again it isn't).
Summary: I bought this colour laser as a replacement for an Epson inkjet as I was tired of replacing the ink cartridges at regular intervals. Although the 4 toner cartridges for the 5050 cost almost 200GBP I reckoned they'd still be cheaper than all the ink cartridges I'd normally buy. The quality is excellent: sharp vivid colours. Speed of print is good too. But...
Summary: At first i was satisfied with this printer although it calibrates, corrects colours etc allllll the time. Then after puting it once in a 'save toner' mode, it would not come out of it. I reinstalled & everting: nope! I had to reset darkness etc to max, and even then the result was only ±. And it used up a lot of toner (at ±75 each)! I suppose that's what they like!