If you own a small business or a home business, would you like to buy a printer, a photocopier, a scanner and a fax machine or one machine that can do all these jobs? The answer is clear, most people would pick a multifunction machine. A true all-in-one (AIO) machine prints, scans, copies and faxes with network capability. However, choosing a good AIO printer is not as easy as choosing a printer as you need to consider many functions at the same time.
A prime example of how far these office solutions have come can be seen in the Canon ImageCLASS MF4370DN black and white laser printer with fax, copier and scanner capacity. Fast printer speeds and long-lasting toner cartridges make this a small office bargain at less than $200.
The imageCLASS MF4370DN delivers large-office network capabilities in an affordable compact package. It can be connected over an Ethernet, so everyone can easily share printing, PC faxing and scanning directly from their PC. The MF4370DN boasts print and copy speeds of up to 23 pages-per-minute (ppm) for letter-sized output, and delivers quick first prints or copy pages in approximately nine seconds. It has the versatility to duplex print directly from a PC as well as duplex print incoming faxes and copy letter-sized documents, helping reduce paper consumption in the home or office. Through the device's 35-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF), the unit will also copy single-sided documents and output double-sided pages for quick and efficient workflows.
The imageCLASS MF4370DN capture scans in a 24-bit color at an interpolated resolution of up to 9600 dots-per-inch (dpi) through its ADF or platen glass. The device transmits documents seamlessly and quickly with Super G3 Fax, reaching speeds of approximately 33.6Kbps. The Canon MF4370DN also incorporates the Canon single cartridge system, which combines the toner and drum in one easy-to-replace unit, resulting in excellent image quality retention and eliminating the complication and warehousing of separate toner and drum consumables.
Setting up the MF4370dn on a network is absolutely standardat least in theory. Aside from the built-in duplexer, which is a notable advantage for the MF4370dn, the paper handling is typical for the price, with a 250-sheet paper tray standard and no options to increase it. If you're primarily interested in printing, copying, and faxing, the MF4370dn is still worth considering. Just make sure you either won't be scanning over a network very often or you're extraordinarily patient.