Design and Ergonomics
Designed as a solid and practical machine, this printer is very compact in its inactive state and has no protruding parts. The color scheme matches the smooth and restrained lines of the case: white sides and a gray translucent top. The LBP-2900 is going to look well in a today’s office as well as at home. The brand “Canon” stands out on the front panel, reminding us that the device belongs to the famous series of consumer and professional printing machines.
The printer is made ready for work by opening the input and output trays – and it then occupies considerably more space. The snapshot shows that the paper path is crooked, so this machine can’t print on thick media types. When the covers are open, you can see rubber rollers at the center of the finishing shafts as well as two paper intake ports.
Both the ports have adjustable guides and the bottom one (that works as an automatic paper feeder) is also equipped with an adjustable limiter. Paper is loaded into this printer face up.
The control panel offers two buttons only: Power On/Off and Resume Operation (after adding more paper). The second button has an integrated LED indicator that signals that there is no paper in the tray. The lack of print media is also reported in the driver window, so you can resume the print task from the PC, but it’s just easier to do that from the printer right after you’ve supplied it with paper.