Bad installation file from Cannon but once past that a great printer
James L. Davis, Amazon
29 July 2014
Summary: Unlike most others here, the install for me was hell and took two hours. I installed on Windows 7 65 bit. I went to the the Cannon site to get the drivers and under the name of this printer they gave me just this: LBP6000_R150_V110A_W64_us_EN_1.exe I tried everything to get this to recognize my usb connection and no go; it just did not work at all.
Summary: So I spend two hours figuring out how to install driver and software for my MAC laptop. The CD has outdated software and no driver for a Mac computer. So after two hours I found the answer on Apple's website from (boochap) on their Discussions and I wanted to share it to save everybody else's brain from hurting. 1. First you will need to go to Canon website to download latest software: Link is below to make it easy, copy and paste into web browser.
Conclusion: It took me three days to have it printer. I tried every suggestion. My mac kept saying not toner or paper and it would send the file to print and nothing would print. I was ready to send it back when i decided to take the toner out of the printer one more time and look inside in the back then i saw a orange plastic frame, i pulled out and the printer came to life! I spend 10 hours trying to make it work!
Conclusion: FYI: You need the UK firmware if you have OS X Mavericks. Google is your best friend. The printer is a pretty good bargain. Looks aesthetically pleasing. It's compact and doesn't take much room. It's quiet. Overall good quality.
Summary: Wanted a simple black and white printer with minimal ink refill costs to work with a Mac. I have a newer Mac without a cd drive so I knew the install CD would be pointless. But thanks to another reviewer who posted a link to the Canon driver download site, setup was simple and trouble free. So far so good!
Conclusion: I noted that another reviewer said it would not work with his MAC. This was not my experience at all. I downloaded the drivers and it was all plug and play. I use an early 2008 MacBook. This has been a good printer. Inexpensive black and white printing. Just what I needed.
Pros: reliable, Easy Setup, durable, Small Footprint, High Quality Output, easy to use
Summary: First, the cons: It's loud and it's clunky. The Pros: It's fast for what it is, It set up easily. It fits perfectly with my Canon scanner. Short warm up time. Starter cartridge gives about 700 pages. Replacement cartridges can be purchased at a reasonable price. Small footprint. Pages are crisp and clear. The dashboard gives a good variety of options. No wifi capability but I wasn't looking for wifi.
Summary: I just received this copier yesterday so I cannot attest to it's durability over the long haul. But if it like the rest of my Canon copiers it won't disappoint. What I can say about it is that the copies are really sharp and it is fast. Really fast especially when one is used to the speed of a color inkjet printer. So for copying ability I would give this printer 5 stars. As far as the installation was concerned I would give it 3 stars and that is pushing it.
Summary: I've now been using the LBP-6000 for a few weeks and I am very satisfied. My first laser printer was a third-hand HP LaserJet (notice the absence of any numbers or letters tacked to the end - I mean the very first LaserJet ever) which weighed as much as a kitchen stove, wasn't much smaller, and required a team of retired HP engineers to keep it running. And it still cost me three figures.