Canon all in one printers are very popular, especially because of their name. But as a consumer, you can’t just depend on the brand name. You also have to be smart in making an investment, especially if it’s for your own business or livelihood. As for me, I have achieved the best results with using the Canon imageCLASS MF3240 Monochrome Laser All-in-One Printer, which I have found to be as functional as can be. But you need to read my review before you find out why.
The model is simple enough, except that it has a nice, blue accent on its printout panel, adding some points to its aesthetic value. It’s also very compact if you compare it to many other Canon all in one printers or other brands, for that matter. The dimensions of the device are 17.7 “x 18.2” x 14.5 “and it has a weight of 26.4 pounds including cartridge weight.
The LCD display is an ordinary two-liner which shows basic information about the process being performed by the printer. The device is not designed for multiple users so it isn’t easy to set ua network with the printer in it, but that’s not a problem for me because I only use it on a single computer which I use solely for business purposes.
Printing and Other Functions
The monochrome laser printer is excellent in producing high quality output. It can print as fast as 21 pages per minute on letter size papers. The paper tray can carry up to 250 sheets, which is very convenient for any user, eliminating the need to refill the feeder every now and then. The print resolution can reach up to 1200×600 dpi, producing excellent prints and very professional documents.
The copier produces the same resolution and print speed as the printer, so you can be sure that your copies are as close to the original as possible. You can reduce or enlarge your copies to preset sizes of 50%, 64%, 78%, 129%, and 200%. The copier even has memory for various documents that you had copied previously. What I like best about this copier is that it helps me save paper by allowing 2 on 1 printing, where you can print two copied documents in a single paper.
The scanner is a flatbed which makes use of color contact image sensor for reading documents. You can only scan a maximum paper size of 8.5 ” x 11.7 ” though, so A4 and letter papers are the only documents you can scan fully. For any longer length, the scanner cuts it at the assigned length. I find this quite inconvenient especially because most business papers are legal sized and I need to scan the remaining end and create a whole new document to get the two parts to stick as one.
The fax machine has a resolution of 203×391 dpi, and it can save 100 preset speed dials. The memory can save up to 256 pages of previous fax documents.
The device makes use of a single cartridge system which allows the user to save more money because you only have to buy one cartridge instead of two. The toner and drum are mixed in a single package, eliminating the need for a complicated set up process and mixing the two inks. It also produces better quality documents which heightens the functionality of this laser printer.
The device is a member of the generation Green campaign of Canon which aims to help Mother Nature by saving many resources including paper, energy, and reducing wastes. Under the Energy Saver mode, the model can run in as low as 5 Watts of consumption. It is also an Energy Star qualified device. The 4 in 1, 2 in 1 features allow you to save more paper by printing multiple pages in one paper. There’s also a toner saving mode feature of the printer which reduces ink consumption of up to 20%. This device is definitely a great buy.
What I liked most about the Canon imageCLASS MF3240 Monochrome Laser All-in-One Printer that really made me buy it was its affordable price. As compared to many other Canon all in one printers, this model has a very low price which really attracts a user to buy it. But despite its sale price, I never regretted getting this model because so far, it has proven its worth to me and I am very happy with it. To all the people out there who are looking for a good multifunctional laser printer, I highly recommend getting this device.