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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Copy speed is good.
By Roman M.
Small supply drawer. Previous Canon copier could hold 500 sheets. Copy speed is good.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
By Nicholas Nguyen
Everything works as advertised.
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Excellent Value for the Office or Home Office- VERY FAST!
By CircaRigel's Tears of the Phoenix
***** Easy Set-up
***** VERY fast- faster than a copier for double sided prints & copies
***** Excellent scans
***** High Resolution
***** Handles Legal sized scanning
***** Somewhat noisy
This printer is everything I had hoped for! Being a laser printer, toner is more cost effective than ink for ink-jet printers, and over the long run is far less expensive. A couple of weeks ago, I needed to print a large number of double sided flyers for my candidacy as a delegate for the state political parties. I had done this just a week before as well, but that was before the new printer arrived, so I'd used a copier. Comparing the two, the copier at Kinkos was expensive, and turned out approximately 1 double-sided page every 8 seconds. The Canon, on the other hand, was turning out pages at twice that rate, and much higher quality print quality.
This printer is a fantastic value, although it's virtually identical to the Canon Imageclass D1550 Printer I also have, which has a lower price. The MF416dw is efficient and accurate, and I've experienced zero problems. Setup was a breeze, without me having to directly connect my computer to it at all. It does come with a setup disk, so if you have a newer computer that doesn't come with a DVD or Blu-Ray drive, you will have to go online to get the drivers and software. less than 10 minutes after I set the printer up, I had everything installed and was printing a test page.
The printer is rather noisy, so if you need it for a quiet environment, I wouldn't recommend it. It does go into its sleep / energy saving mode automatically very quick, and requires virtually no warm-up time coming out of the mode.
I've had zero issues sending and receiving faxes with the printer, which was the first thing I truly tested it for, and both scans and copies have been accurate.
Really, the only complaint I have is that it is rather loud. Well, that and it's not color, but I wasn't expecting color when I got the printer, and don't consider that a valid complaint. I would expect a color printer with this quality and capability to be far more expensive. Moreover, this printer is light-years ahead of the laser printers I use at work, and thus far is more reliable than the copier there as well, with just as much functionality (sans color) while taking up less than 1/4 the space. I will say that this printer is extremely large and heavy, though. It is not something you want to transport without assistance, and will take up a significant footprint when placed on a desk. Be sure to check the dimensions before you purchase to make sure it isn't too large for the space you plan to set it up in.