Excellent Small Office Printer
I am a solo practicing attorney and have recently hung my shingle part time. This printer suits my needs perfectly - I don't need high volume, but I do need a reliable printer/fax/copier scanner. It was cost effective and works great. I've been using it consistently for 3-4 months and haven't had a single issue.
September 20, 2013
Hard to use and disappointed
The printing quality is excellent. The ease of use is terrible. You have to be at the printer to perform most functions instead of being able to perform from the computer. The fax machine has to scan one page at a time. You cannot just put the sheets in an automatic document feeder. I have figured out how to fax and have used it but I have to be at the printer for multiple pages. For scanning, you have to be at the machine in order to scan to the computer. Copying always does 2 sided and it is not easy to do a single page when desired. After a month I have not been able to receive a fax automatically even though my phone line is dedicated to the computer.
September 18, 2013
This is the best printer I've ever owned. Installed easily. Prints fast and flawlessly. The fax function works great. Love having a laser printer. Should have bought one of these years ago. A friend of mine saw it and he bought one too.
September 15, 2013
Stick with a single function
The laser printer works great. I love the ease of use of the duplex printing. Quality is great, speed is fantastic. Printer drivers loaded first time and hasn't missed a beat.
These days I think the fax option has outlived it's usefulness. Scan and email is much more popular.
The scanner is very disappointing. I bought the machine because I wanted the self-feeding duplex scanner. I have a Canon P-215 portable scanner that works great so I thought the bigger scanner would be the same. Wrong. The duplex scanning is mechanical (there is only one scan head so the paper has to be mechanical flopped over inside the machine) which doesn't work. The scan speed is 1/10 that of the P-215 and the quality is not as good. The scanner drivers simply would not load and I had to get customer support to figure it out. Turns out their 215 driver was preventing the 4890 scanner from working.
For the price I'm still happy with the printer and would have paid that for a single function laser printer. Canon needs to take the 215 scanner and put it in the 4890 to make a perfect machine.
September 14, 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.
Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the printer and wireless network clients.
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.