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Canon LBP-5050

alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 reviews of Canon LBP-5050. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the paper handling and design. The performance and usability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the durability, while there are some mixed views about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon LBP-5050 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Simon Handby (

Canon Pixma TS5050 review: Another great all-in-one from Canon


It's a smart-looking MFP with good all-round performance , but the PIXMA TS5050 is a touch on the pricey side

Stylish, compact design ; Good all-round performance ; Simple interface and controls

Price ; No automatic duplex function


Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Expert Reviews Staff (

Canon iSENSYS LBP5050 review


Cleverly designed and capable of superb results, Canon's offering loses out on winning by a small margin.

Oct, 2009

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Canon Pixma TS5050 review

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If you're hunting for a sub-£100 printer that's brimming with features, then the Canon Pixma TS5050 could appeal to you. This all-in-one inkjet turns out fantastic-quality black text documents, but how well does it handle other print jobs? And is it...

Feb, 2017

Consumer review (

Great printer


Great printer at a great price, love that it accepts heavy card stock up to 300gsm. Easy to use and set up

Oct, 2017

Consumer review (

Nice, compact, and great quality all in one


Different to use than my HP but great soft ware takes up less space and comes with 5 XL ink cartridges. there are two black's one for doc's and one for more refined photo's etc. And a sample pack of Photo Paper Plus Glossy ll "10 x 15cm" to try. "NICE"...

Sep, 2017

Consumer review (

Good quality no non-sense printer


Good printer worth the money

Aug, 2017

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Scanning software is rubbish


I bought this a couple of weeks ago. I've only tried using it to scan things, but it's really annoying. I tried for about 4 hours. Usually I'm good with technology. All I wanted to do was crop and save scanned items, but, each time it did different...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (

The canon pixma ts5050


Great printer no problems has Wifi and comes with inks check out my review

May, 2017

Consumer review (

Limited editing options on Canon print !!


Not a bad printer . Disappointed in the app you download to use with it . It has very limited editing choice .

Apr, 2017

Consumer review (

Looks a fair buy at the price, inks reasonable


I got this printing fairly quickly, though it has stuck some unsolicited software onto my taskbar. Copying was ok but nothing in the written instructions so it was trial and error. It says it will scan things and probably will, eventually. It's smaller...

Apr, 2017

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified: Yes


Stand-by LED: Yes

Energy Management

Power consumption (PowerSave):5 / 8
Power consumption (standby):12 / 16

Input Capacity

Standard input capacity:150


Internal memory:16


Network ready:No / Optional / Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 30
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 30

Other Features

Acoustic pressure emissions:48
Capacity cartridge:2300
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000/Server 2003/ XP/ Vista,\nMac OS X version 10.3.9 - 10.5 / Windows 2000/Server 2003/ XP/ Vista\nMac OS X version 10.3.9 - 10.5 / Windows 2000/Server 2003/XP/Vista, Mac OS X v10.3.9 - 10.5.x / Windows 2000/Server 2003/XP/Vista,\nMac OS X v10.3.9 - 10.5.x
Custom media sizes:76.2x127.0 mm - 215.9x355.6 mm / 76.2x127mm - 215.9x355.6mm
Mac compatibility: Yes
Manual feeder:A4, B5, A5, Legal, Letter, Executive, Statement, Foolscap, 16K, Envelope DL, Envelope COM10, Envelope C5, Envelope Monarch, Envelope B5, Index Card
Networking features:10Base-T/100Base-TX
Power consumption (active):207 / 210
Power Requirements:220-240V (±10%) 50/60Hz (±2Hz) / AC 220-240V (±10%), 50/60Hz (±2Hz)
Power supply type:220-240V, 50/60Hz
Recommended media weight:60/230
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 80
Standard media sizes:Foolscap, 16K
Supported media weight(s):60/230
Toner cartridge:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:125

Packaging Content

Bundled software:NetSpot Device Installer, Remote User Interface

Paper Handling

Envelopes sizes:B5, C5, DL / B5, DL / C5, DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Media types supported:Heavy Paper, Coated Paper
Media weight (tray 1):60 - 230 g/m² / 60 - 230 gsm
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Index card, Legal, Letter, Statement / Executive, Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Glossy paper, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Transparencies / Envelopes, Glossy paper, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Transparencies / Glossy paper, Plain paper, Recycled paper / Plain paper, Recycled paper


Power consumption (PowerSave):5 / 8
Power consumption (standby):12 / 16

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Duplex printing: No
Maximum duty cycle:25000
Maximum Resolution:600 x 600 / 9600 x 600
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Laser
Standard printer languages:CAPT


Print margins (top, bottom, right, left):0.197
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):12 / 22 / 8
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):12 / 28 / 8
Time to first page (black, normal):22 / 28
Time to first page (color, normal):22 / 28
Warm-up time:25

Sound Emission

Print noise level:48
Printing noise level:48

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):15.8 x 17.8 x 10.3
Weight:40.6 / 649