Generation Green is Canon's new environmental initiative. This program encompasses imageCLASS Laser Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Printers, and Scanners. Generation Green is designed to provide business partners, customers and consumers a way to learn about the environmentally-friendly approach Canon is takes in designing many of its current and future products. The imageCLASS MF3240 has the following Generation Green characteristics:
4 in 1, 2 in 1 Printing - This option allows users to place multiple pages on 1 page, saving up to 75% of your paper supply.
PC Faxing - Send documents directly from your PC to a fax machine to reduce paper and print usage.
Energy Saving Mode - When the imageCLASS MF3240 enters Energy Saving Mode, it has a low power consumption of 5 watts of energy in Energy Saving Mode.
On-Demand SURF Technology - On-Demand (Surface Rapid Fixing) technology uses a linear ceramic heater that heats instantly for fast warm up speeds and Quick First Prints. This results in up to a 75% reduction in energy consumption compared to conventional roller-fixing systems.
Toner Saving Mode - When the imageCLASS MF3240 is switched into the toner saving mode, it allows for up to a 20% more economical toner usage.
Toner Cartridge Recycling Program - Canon was the first in the printing industry to create a toner cartridge recycling program. Canon toner cartridges are 100% recovered with zero landfill waste.
Hardware Recycling Program - Canon is committed to the world community and the belief that we are building a better world for future generations. We want to work with our customers to ensure appropriate recycling of certain imageCLASS products to help improve the environment and our local communities.
Refurbishing Program - The Canon refurbishing facility manages waste stream processes for Canon products, so Canon has full control over recovery and salvage for imageCLASS products, not third-party vendors.
ENERGY STAR® - Qualified products are 25% more efficient than conventional models. By using less energy these products reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save energy as well as money. The imageCLASS MF3240 automatically enters low-power mode when not in use.
RoHS Compliant - This is a directive from the European Union that restricts the use of hazardous materials found in electronic products. This product restricts the use of cadmium, mercury, lead, hexavalent chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB), and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE).
ISO 14001 - We currently hold the largest Consolidated Certification to the ISO 14001 Standard for our Environmental Management Systems in the world with over 700 Canon companies certified to the Standard.
Energy Star qualified products and practices help you save money and reduce greenhouse emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. For more information regarding Canon Energy Star, visit www.usa.canon.com/ energystar
scaner doesn't work with the toolbox in win7 64bit
scaner doesn't work with the toolbox in win7 64bit
a big company can't let the toolbox solfware for win7 64bit...disapoint it..
August 13, 2013
All the functions of this MFP work flawlessly.
Many of the other reviewers have stated that the print does not work with 64bit and or Windows 7 as a whole. This is incorrect. To get this printer working on Windows 7, as I have done, you need to download the appropriate driver from this page. Once you have the .exe file. Run it and there will be a a new folder in the same directory as the .exe. Now click start and type device manager. Look for other devices and or imaging devices. Right click all the MF3240s you see and click update drivers. Then click the second option, manually update and select the folder that you created after ruinning the .exe. Repeat this for all the MF3240s that appear in device manager and you will be set.
December 2, 2012
No Win 7 64 bit support
It worked fine under Windows XP but when I upgraded to Windows 7 64-bit, only the printer worked.
No scanning ability. Looks like others are finding out the hard way, too. I'm hoping they come out with driver/software support for the entire system but since the printer is now discontinued, I doubt it. Canon probably wants you to buy a newer model.
November 9, 2012
Worse than some....better than most
This MF is great for people who don't use it frequently or for more than 20 pages at once because there is no ink to dry up but gets hot when printing multiple documents. I don't find the control panel very easy to use. It should be idiot proof and simple to program and use. I haven't been able to find out how to use it with my 64x laptop as there are no drivers to support it so I can only use it on my desktop, which is now sick, so I can't print anything. It's generally reliable and hasn't given me any problems. I would not recommend this for an office or high use areas. The software I find to be inferior to others I have used and is generally not helpful. Would I buy this again knowing what I know now? I've owned several computers and printers and used many in offices and would have to say the brand is good but no I wouldn't buy this particular model again.
August 20, 2012