Does everything we want it to do and SO much more!
Too much, probably.
February 9, 2012
My 5850dn was delivered exactly one week ago. This multi-function printer seems extremely well built, not cheap in the least. All of the plastic appears to be of high quality. I had absolutely no trouble setting it up on a 6-foot USB cable. Immediately I tested all functions but the fax and everything worked perfectly.
The very next day I began scanning every pertinent file in my personal file cabinet, about 1500 pages of one-sided and two-sided letter and legal documents. I used both Windows Fax and Scan and Microsoft Scanning software and they worked quite well in TIFF format. The software which came with the machine did not scan that clearly in PDF, so I switched to the other software which did not offer the option for a PDF scan. The ADF only jammed three times, twice for unknown reasons and once when I missed two pages stapled together (operator error). Overall this machine performed extremely well considering how many pages I ran through it over two days time. The scans were perfectly aligned and, with the software mentioned, the image quality was great. If the fax works as well as the rest of this machine, when I get around to testing it, I will be extremely satisfied.
Thank you, Canon, for a well-made machine that works as it is supposed to work.
January 17, 2012
1. 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. 2. Black & White document fax transmission speed is based on default setting using ITU-T #1 Chart. Actual transmission speeds vary depending on document complexity, fax setting at receiving end, and line conditions etc. 3. Based on ITU-T #1 Chart (standard mode). 4. Based on 20 lb. paper. 5. Network scanning is via Windows OS only. 6. Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 via network connection only. 7. Warranty program is subject to certain conditions and restrictions. See the warranty card for details.
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