Pros: Attractively priced
Cons: Lesser features
Bottomline: Canon LBP 6018B could prove to be a viable solution for SMB users. Moreover, its attractive price and print quality increase its value over similar printers.
You'll appreciate its compact size and easy setup. The printer can be connected directly to a PC via USB.
With a weight of 5 Kg, the printer is relatively comfortable to be moved from one place to another. But the build quality doesn't look so sturdy. The input tray can hold a maximum of 150 pages at a time which is average for a low-end laser printer, and for the output tray, the capacity is 100 pages. The control panel contains only two buttons. The Canon LBP 6018B doesn't make too much of a noise while printing. Canon rates the printer's monthly duty cycle as 5,000 pages, which should prove sufficient for a majority of small businesses.
It proved itself to be a consistent and speedy performer. We tested the printer with a set of standard ISO 19752 page (100 pages). For the speed test, it posted consistent scores in the 16-pages-per-minute range. The time taken for the first page was 9 sec which is again excellent time for an entry level monochrome laser printer. Meanwhile, the maximum print resolution supported is 2400×600 with a crisp and intact print quality. But it is unable to do USB drive, network, mobile or cloud and duplex printing. You can have upto 1600 prints with a single cartridge.
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Review by Jayanta Ghosh