Great machine except for scanning
The hardware side of this device is exceptional. It prints quickly, goes to sleep quickly, and is completely silent when asleep. The print is crisp and clear, the scans excellent. The paper feeder is smooth and hasn't jammed yet.
Printing is flawless with both, Windows and Mac PCs (you have to download the Mac software from the Canon website, no biggie).
The painful part, and the reason why I gave it 3 stars, is that the firmware is cumbersome for scanning. I should be able to go up to the machine, select the PC to which i want the scan to go (assume for a moment that they are all on the same, secure subnet and that I have allowed access to the PC storage) and have the scan go there. Alternatively, start the whole process from the PC and then just put the papers to be scanned in the scanner, hit a button linking the PC's scan request to the action, and done.
No, instead you have to go back and forth between the machine you want the scan to end up on, interact with the Canon software on the pc, and the firmware selection on the scanner.
I hope Canon fixes this with an upgrade. It's a pain in the rear and it makes the value of a networked scanner significantly diminished.
September 30, 2013
MAINLY FOR FAX FUNCTION
I already have three Canon printers. I got this one primarily for faxing. Since it is so new, I knew it would deal with the digital phone line that I have much better than my old one. I was right! Works great.
August 28, 2013
Bought it the other day to replace my Color Printer, I love it, does all that the other printer did..... color is really not necessary in what I do.
July 9, 2013
This is a replacement for my old network printer, This has everything that a home office would need. Built in network card or wireless setup. Print Quality is Clean and sharp. Front panel controls for fax copy and scan. It is really a great printer.
June 22, 2013
Print speed is based on internal testing. Print speed may vary depending on the number of copies selected, as well as on the settings for size, type and orientation of paper.
May vary depending on the output environment.
Letter size, after being restored from energy saver mode.
The Public Switched Telephone Network currently supports fax modem speeds of 28.8 Kbps or lower, depending on telephone line conditions. Sending and receiving fax machines need to conform to ITU-T v.34 guidelines.
Based on ITU-T #1 Chart (standard mode).
PNG supports Mac OS only.
Based on 20 lb. bond paper.
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed requires Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP/2000 or Mac OS X operating systems. For Windows 98, Me and Mac OS X v. 10.2 to 10.2.6 operating systems, the printer/scanner will operate at USB 1.1 specifications.
Warranty program is subject to certain conditions and restrictions. See the warranty card for details.
Quiet Mode may affect processing speed and may not lower all sound. Quiet Mode is only compatible with certain paper sizes or types. Special Mode has higher priority than Quiet Mode.
Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.