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.
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: This should be a good printer, but if you're thinking of using it on a network with a Mac, forget it. 1. There are no Mac instructions in the manual 2. It doesn't come with a Mac driver 3. You can download the Mac driver from the Canon website but ... 4. You apparently need something called a Netspot device installer too and ... 5. That isn't yet available for Mac OSX 10.6.7 Apple are due to release OSX 10.8 (OSX Lion) next month (July '11).
Summary: This printer will print approx 500 colour pages at 50% coverage and then the cartridges will need replacing. This is nowhere near the 1500 pages promised by Canon when you buy full cartridges. I think it might be even more expensive to run than an inkjet! It ships with only partially filled cartridges and I needed to replace those with full ones after a few days, having printed around 300 pages.
Summary: Canon i-Sensys LBP5050 Farb-Laserdrucker Ich habe den Drucker seit ca. 2 Jahren. Seit längerer Zeit nervt er mit einer nicht durchführbaren Kalibrierung (das Internet ist voll mit Beiträgen, die den gleichen Fehler beschreiben). Seit einigen Wochen ist als weitere Fehlermeldung "Die Betriebsdauer der Tonerpatrone Schwarz ist abgelaufen. Öffnen Sie die vordere Abdeckung und wechseln Sie die Patrone aus." dazugekommen - obwohl der Druck fehlerfrei ist.