Canon LBP1120 Driver Download– A personal laser printer is now a fairly easy thing. All technology was developed years ago, and despite the improvements, the only way you can continue to attract new buyers is to reduce the price.
Canon’s Laser Shot LBP-1120 is a personal laser with a reasonable asking price of around £100. This price level targets the single-desk business market but also at home, where one can consider laser printers for regular correspondence and color inkjets for luxury goods.
The LBP-1120 has a conventional ‘breadbin’ design, with curved front and top surfaces and paper feed from near-vertical slots on the back of the machine’s top cover. It enters through and around the drum and exits the second slot at the front of the top cover. A button on the front panel switches the page to an alternate paper output, which goes directly to the desktop. The multipurpose feed, for envelopes and special media, is directly in front of the main feed slot.
Canon cites the feed tray as holding 125 sheets of paper, which is modest even for a personal laser, but when you consider that this is for 65gsm paper, which is very thin, you realize it will likely take less than 100 sheets. Plain 80gsm copy paper. If you print with it regularly, you may have to keep refilling the trash can.
This kind of hidden specification appears again in the quoted resolution of the LBP-1120. It says 2,400 x 600dpi, but when you take a closer look at the spec sheet, you see the 2,400dpi is the result of the print enhancement software, and the optical resolution is 600dpi straight.
There is no control on the printer, and only one blue indicator shows when the printer is turning on and receiving data. It is completely controlled via software and shares a large portion of the internal memory using an innovative file compression technique as the driver sends the page data through the printer engine.
Installing the integrated drum and toner unit is very easy. The curved top cover of the printer hinges forward, and you slide the unit straight into the heart of the machine.
That’s the only physical setup you’ll need, besides plugging in the power cord and USB 2.0 cable, which you usually do before installing Canon software drivers. Installing the drivers from the supplied CD is easy and requires little technical knowledge.
The driver supports overlays like ‘Secrets’ and ‘Just For Your Eyes.’ You can also print 2, 4, 6, 8, or 9 pages onto a sheet, but there is no room for duplexing (printing on both sides of the paper) unless you load the paper by hand. When we tried this, we noticed misfeeds of multiple sheets of paper.
Canon cites the printer as a 10ppm device and may approach this in draft mode, but for normal printing, we measured it at over 6.5ppm. This is still closer to specifications than many other manufacturers have achieved and is a reasonable speed for a personal printer. At 62dBA, the LBP-1120 is not quiet when printing – certainly much noisier than a regular inkjet.
The engine finished our page of mixed text and graphics in just 19 seconds, which is an impressive result even for a monochrome printer and even more impressive when you add that the 5 x 3-inch test photo also took 19 seconds.
Good print quality. Black text looks solid and sharp with neat, diagonal edges and smooth curves. It handles true colors well, assigning clean tone patterns to different shades without the odd glitches you sometimes see when grayscale printers interpret colors.
Our test photo was good in some areas, although with the default settings, the result was too pale, and there were some blemishes in the printed areas that were colored smoothly, such as sky tones. Details are generally good, although some definition is lost in the shadow areas. Still, this is reproduced too brightly.
Operating costs for this printer are very easy to calculate, as it uses a drum and toner cartridge all-in-one, rated at 2,500 pages with five percent cover. The cheapest we could find for the EP-22 cartridge was £35, giving it a cost per page of 1.88p. This isn’t very cheap for a laser printer, where a typical page print costs close to 1.25p per page.
Given the asking price, Canon’s Laser Shot LBP-1120 is a great mono-personal laser printer. Even though the results of grayscale photography aren’t great, most people don’t buy laser printers for it. They will be more than satisfied that it prints at a reasonable speed and produces good text and business graphics output.