Canon MAXIFY MB5020 Driver Download– The Canon MAXIFY MB2050 is a large printer with a 50-sheet ADF mounted on the lid of its flatbed scanner. Inside the lid is the control panel, which offers a 62mm LCD screen and a number pad for fax calls and other control buttons.
It’s not a touchscreen, but with three soft keys under the panel and a four-way navigation pad, it’s easy to work with the comprehensive menu system. In addition to the obvious functions for Copy, Scan, and Fax, there are Cloud and Access Medium options, which include direct online access and uploading to and downloading from a USB drive.
There is a single paper tray, which can hold 250 sheets of paper from 15 x 10cm to A4 size; there is no single-sheet feed for special media. Each time you change media, the printer asks for the new type and size details.
Both the tray and the cover, which extend to become the output tray, increase the overall size of the printer. It is finally getting closer in size to an all-in-one color laser.
Cartridges and Software
The four individual ink tanks slide into their cradles once you fold the front panel. All four cartridges are XL capacity, with the black color being good for 1,200 pages and the color one being able to load between 700 and 1,000 pages, depending on the color.
Canon provides the usual software packages, including scanning utilities, OCR, WebPrint, QuickToolbox, and drivers.
Canon rates the MAXIFY MB2050 at a healthy 16ppm for mono and 11ppm for color. In our tests, the mono print speed varied between 12.5ppm on a five-page document and 13.5ppm on a 20-page document. Not up to the mark, but still a good speed for an inkjet, not bad for a mono laser, and great for any color laser under £300.
It also manages printing at nine sides per minute in duplex mode, thanks to which virtually no drying time is required between sides. It’s fast for any inkjet under £100.
For color speed, we measured 6ppm – a little more than half the specified speed, but still a reasonable output. The copy took 18 seconds for color pages from the flatbed and a fast 28 seconds for five mono pages from the ADF.
Printing a 15 x 10cm photo takes between 46 and 52 seconds, though none are borderless; the printer cannot print full-bleed. Although this machine is intended for small business and home use, it is a shame that it cannot print to the edges of the paper, as it can reproduce photo images well.
Print Quality and Cost
The print quality is very good. Black text approximates laser output in black density and character edge sharpness, and the color fill is also dense and smooth. The color copy is very similar to the original in color matching, although there is some loss of sharpness in the text.
To the naked eye, photo prints are just as good as Canon’s dedicated photo printer, and it’s only when you look closely that you notice a slight drop in the reproduction of darker colors.
Using the cheapest Canon XL cartridge we could find on the internet, the page cost was 1.7p for mono prints and 3.7p for color. This is an incredible number for a color inkjet at this price, and with the relatively high capacity, the cartridges don’t need to be replaced regularly.
Should I buy a Canon MAXIFY MB2050?
Other small offices and home-office all-in-ones are available at this price, such as the Brother MFC-J470DW and HP Officejet Pro 6830. The Brother machines are slower, have higher operating costs, and higher operating costs smaller LCD panels. HP printers are close competitors, with comparable speed and good output quality, but they are more expensive to run and noisy when feeding paper.
As the entry-level machine in Canon’s MAXIFY lineup, the MB2050 has many features you’d expect in a more expensive all-in-one. Versatile printing from a USB drive, direct or online wireless connection, plus a fast printer that produces quality prints make this an excellent choice for those who need everyday office prints on a relatively tight budget.
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