Besides Lexmark C500N that was introduced previously, SOHO users can also look into the LBP 3460 monochrome laser printer produced by Canon. Spotting an elegant look, the LBP 3460 is quite useful for SOHO users in terms of operational functions as well as for economical reasons.

LBP 3460 has a faster startup time compared to other printers in its category. You don’t have to spend time waiting for the machine to warm up. Canon made possible the instantaneous heating of the fusing heater before printing via advanced technology. The printer also switches to stand-by-mode within seconds of job completion. Hence, the power consumption of this printer is relatively low.

The LBP 3460 is connectable via USB or integrated 10Base T/100Base TX Ethernet. It is network ready and it’s an auto-duplexing printer. LBP 3460 is ideal for small businesses or professional home offices. The printer speed is 33 pages per minute (in A4 size paper) and the quality printout comes out super sharp. It also produces exceptional edge definition for font and graphics (equivalent to 2,400 by 600 dots per inch/dpi).

The 16.1kg printer comes with 64MB memory which is expandable to 320MB using optional random access memory modules. This printer is powered by a R4000, 333-megahertz processor which is quite capable of handling SOHO jobs.

Other key factors to consider in getting this laser printer include low maintenance, small and compact size, and a reasonable price that is approximately US$1,100.


A summary of Canon LBP 3460 Laser Printer is as follows:

Machine Type: Desktop laser printer
Printing Speed^: 33 ppm in black (A4 size paper)
Duplexing: Automatic as standard
Resolution: 600 x 600 dpi (up to 2400 x 600 dpi equivalent with Automatic Image Refinement)
Network: 10Base T/100BASE-TX Ethernet
Method of Fixing: On Demand Fixing System
Warm-up Time: 0 second
First Print Out Time: less than 8 seconds
Printing Language: PCL 5e, PCL 6 and UFR 2.
Memory: 64MB
Paper Handling: Input tray: 250 sheet paper cassette (64 gsm), 100 sheet multipurpose tray;
Output tray: Face-down 100 sheets max.(64 gsm)
Toner Cartridge:310 (approx. 6,000 pages at 5% toner coverage on A4 page), 310 II (approx 12,000 pages)
Paper/Media Type: Plain paper (60-163 gsm), thick paper, transparencies, labels, envelopes
Paper Size: A4, B5, A5, Legal, Letter, Envelope (C5, COM10, DL, Monarch)
Interface: Universal Serial Bus (USB 2.0)
Supported OS: Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Weight: Approx. 16.1 kg (excl. cartridge)
Power Source: AC 220/240V, 50 – 60Hz
Power Consumption: Max: appr 1300W; Average Operation: appr 572W;Standby:appr 11W
Dimensions : 445 x 410 x 273 mm (W x D x H)
Noise^^: Operation: approx. 52dB or less
Standby: background noise level
Included As Standard: LASER SHOT LBP 3460, toner cartridge 310, User Software CD-ROM, Getting Started Guide, Power cord, Paper cassette with cover

^Print speed may vary with the content of the document and the processing speed of the host computer.:
^^Noise rating number based on ISO9296: