Canon i-SENSYS MF4380DN Laser Multifunction Printer
by Joan Figueroa
I'm a small business owner who owns a Canon i-SENSYS MF4380DN. I'm located in Raleigh, NC providing accounting advisory services and I depend heavily on an all-in-one printer on a daily basis to assist in my workflow needs.
When shopping for multifunction printers, the number one concern for my small business printing needs was a reliable and cost effective printer. This past summer, I purchased a Canon Image Class MF438DN multifunction printer with printing, copying, and scanning capabilities.
After hours of shopping, I found a steal via Ebay. Set-up and installation for this machine was a breeze and took about 15 minutes to load the software and initiate the physical set up.
Accompanying the machine was a very large and easy to read quick install guide with great color step by step instructions for set up with detailed photographic illustrations. A very intuitive user interface made learning the basic operation of primary functions very easy once installation and set up were complete.
The small area that this machine takes up on my desk is a plus as I have limited space in my office. This Canon machine offers the flexibility of USB or Ethernet network connectivity. Print quality has been excellent even at the end of the toner drum, which has lasted approximately 2300 printed pages each drum. At around $20 per drum, printing costs are reasonable.
I use the scanning function just as much as the i-SENSYS MF4380DN printer, and my only complaint is the slow scanning speed. Even with the scanning settings set to around 150 dpi, scan speeds are relatively slow, although the automatic document feeder does come in handy when scanning multiple page documents.
Would not recommend this product if you need to scan large documents frequently. I've used this machine for approximately five months and have been thoroughly pleased with the printing performance with the exception of the scanning speed. The Canon MF4380DN is a great buy for a small or home based business owners.