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1. Canon PIXMA MP780 All-In-One Photo
$186.99 list($299.99)
2. Canon PIXMA MP760 All-in-One Photo
$132.99 $123.49 list($199.99)
3. Canon MultiPass MP390 Multifunction
list($249.99)
4. Canon MultiPass MP730 Multifunction
Too low to display list($496.00)
5. Canon ImageCLASS MF3110 Laser
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6. Canon ImageCLASS MF8170c Color
$379.99 $369.99 list()
7. Canon ImageCLASS MF5550 Laser
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8. Canon MultiPASS C755 Multifunction
$249.99 list($299.99)
9. Canon MultiPass MP700 Color Multifunction
list($799.99)
10. Canon iC D680 imageClass Copier
$209.76 list($495.99)
11. Canon FaxPhone L75 Laser Fax Printer
list($174.58)
12. Canon MultiPass C3500 Color Bubble
list($199.99)
13. Canon MultiPASS C5500 Color Bubble
$138.95
14. Canon MultiPass MP370 Multifunction
list($399.99)
15. Canon MultiPASS F50 Flatbed Multifunction
list($129.94)
16. Canon MultiPass MP C545 Color
list($149.99)
17. Canon Multipass MP C555 Color
18. Canon MultiPass C635
list($194.94)
19. Canon MultiPASS C530 Color Bubble
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20. Canon MultiPass F60 Multifunction

1. Canon PIXMA MP780 All-In-One Photo Printer
list price: $299.99
our price: $268.84
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Asin: B00030CHOE
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Canon Computer Systems, Inc. (CCSI)
Sales Rank: 977
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Features

  • Prints and copies up to 25 ppm black, 17 ppm color
  • Faxes up to Super G3 speed in color or black-and-white
  • Scans up to 2,400 x 4,800 dpi resolution, 48-bit color depth
  • 35-page auto document feeder, dual paper path, built-in 2-sided printing
  • USB 2.0 and PictBridge interfaces; 1-year warranty with InstantExchange

2. Canon PIXMA MP760 All-in-One Photo Printer
list price: $299.99
our price: $186.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0007W89H2
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Canon Office Products
Sales Rank: 22
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Pixma MP760 Photo All-In-One Printer, Print/Copy/Scan ... Read more

Features

  • USB, Direct Printer Port, camera card slots; PC/Mac
  • Prints photos, copies, and scans in one convenient unit
  • 4,800 x 1,200 optimized dpi color, 600 x 600 dpi black resolution
  • Up to 17 ppm color, 25 ppm black, 4-by-6-inch photo in about 36 seconds
  • Large 2.5-inch LCD for easy viewing, editing, and printing

Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars Some points not covered by others.
Let me start by saying my previous printer was an HP 540 bought ten years ago and I do not own a digital camera nor a scanner.

So why did I buy it? Because of the good reviews I have seen for the Pixma family, because people complaining about how the new HP printer family software installation is a bear, and complaints about Epson print heads clog if not used both here and on usenet. I bought it for home, and I have only needed to fax about twice in the last ten years, but I (we?) often need to copy, and I wanted a color printer, separate print cartridges, two paper trays. I hemmed and hawed and decided to pay the extra to get the MP760 features over the sheet feeder of the MP750. A digital camera will probably be next electronics purchase.

First some notes
- Another website said this printer has a parallel port. It does not. Not a big deal.
- It works over USB 1.1. Not as fast, but if you are like me and would rather put the money for a USB 2.0 card into a new PC, you are not out of luck. You do need a USB OS. I am using XP Pro.
- You do not need the PC turned on to copy or print pictures from memory cards OR from negatives or slides! But, when printing from negatives it will NOT let you print to plain paper. I don't know about scanning then printing, I would have to try it out.
- The slide and negative holders are stored in the underside of the scanner lid. When you unsnap this carrier it exposes a white strip that appears to be a light source for scanning negatives or slides.
- The memory slots come up as removable disk drive under XP, one does not have to use them for just digital picture files. Its a nice feature for me, since my home computer's USB slots are in the back and both are used. I have a SanDisk MobileMate SD to USB converter, I can put files on it at work, then take the memory out and upload with the MP760.
- No thick all encompassing manual, but rather printed quick start guides and the full manuals installed in HTML format on your PC.
- Two TWAIN drivers are installed. One limits you to 600 DPI when scanning. Need to be scanning negatives or slides to get to 2400 DPI (someone correct me if I am wrong).
- Two paper trays - one is a cassette down at the very bottom, the other is an automatic sheet feeder from the rear.

Random blathering opinions ---
- The print quality is great, but I don't have alot to compare it to.
- Reasonably quiet. Other manf's models made beeps. I don't want to wake up the kids when printing at night.
- Big. And you need even more room with the sheet feeder in the rear and the door to open in the front for finished prints to come out.
- I would rather have the manuals in PDF over HTML.
- Getting at and installing the print head and cartridges is harder than the Deskjet 540. There is some sort of prop rod, that needs to be unlatched to get it back down, and two doors in front of the print cartridges.
- A consumer magazine states that each photo print costs about $0.85 on an MP780, and at the store near me its $0.29 for digital prints. But then again I can make a print right NOW if I wanted to.
- Manual says you should not to just drop the power to it, you have to press the ON/OFF button and wait. Annoying, and what happens if the power goes out? What about when it is in sleep mode? Would be nice if the PC powers down it assumes it should power down, or at least be an option.

I can personally vouch that it copies color or grayscale, scans with PC color or grayscale, prints directly from film negative to photo paper, prints from PC, and no software problems thus far. Everything else I either can't test it (like the PictBridge) or have not had the time.

Overall, I'm glad I waited this long to buy an MFC and I'm glad I waited a bit longer for the MP760.

5-0 out of 5 stars Does itfax?
Could any one please tell me if this machine does scan to fax??? I have fax program in my XP.There were so many good reviews about this AIO, so it is hard to let go, but I need to use fax at least once a week.I have also considered MP780, but it doesn't come with the negative slide,thanks.

5-0 out of 5 stars Which Canon Multifunction is right for you?
First off, if you're in the market for a printer, you can't go wrong with a Canon.Canon printers consistently beat out the competition in independent tests for print quality.Their items are elegant, well designed, and most importantly, ink is affordable.

We all know the razor and blade scheme: sell the printer below cost and make it up with pricey cartridges.Canon, however, saves you a lot of money by including the print head with the printer and not on each cartridge.Because of this, genuine Canon cartridges can be had for around $12, while 3rd party cartridges, which many claim work just as well, can be found for as low as $2.

If you've already decided on a Canon multifunction, lets see which model is right for you.Canon's current market list is as follows:

MP130 - New model, and the most affordable yet.
Copy/Print/Scan
18ppm black, 13ppm color
2 ink tanks
No auto sheet feeder!
Card slots

MP390 - Has a fax, About half the cost of the MP7xx's.
Copy/Print/SCan/Fax
18ppm black, 12 ppm color
2 ink tanks
card slots

MP750 - Older model - exactly the same as mp780 but no fax.
Copy/Print/Scan
25ppm black, 17 ppm color
5 ink tanks
Built in Duplexing

MP760 - New Model - geared towards photo enthusiasts.
Copy/Print/Scan + Special Photo Features
25ppm black, 17 ppm color
5 ink tanks
No auto sheet feeder!
Built in Duplexing
*Unique photo features:
2.5 inch lcd screen
Built in film adapter for 35mm slides or negatives
can print directly from negatives
Card slots

MP780 - Does it all except for the mp760 photo features.
Copy/Print/Scan/Fax
25ppm black, 17 ppm color
5 ink tanks
Built in Duplexing

Now, let's look more closely at some key differences between these models:

*Fax: The first thing you should do is decide if you need a fax or not. If you do, you should choose between the MP780 or the MP390.If not, don't rule those two out just yet, they may have have other features you can't live without.

*Note: There is NO auto fax/telephone switching on these models if you wish to use the same line for faxes and voice calls.

*Number of ink tanks: The next important thing you should look at is whether you want to be able to replace each color individually or not.The MP750, MP760 and MP780 all have 5 individual ink tanks (photo black, black, cyan, yellow, magenta), while the MP130 and MP390 have only 2 (black and tricolor).The cost of each cartridge is about the same, but you will waste some leftover ink by throwing out the MP130 or MP390's color cartridge when just one color runs out.

*Photo printing: If you're planning on printing a lot of photos, you should probably go with an mp7xx.These have a superior print head, as well as the 5 separate ink tanks.The MP760 is especially noteable with all the features Canon has added specifically for photos.These come at a price however, as the MP760 does not share the auto sheet feeder of its MP750 and MP780 cousins, or the fax of the 780.

*However - If you plan on printing directly from memory cards, beware!The mp750 and mp780 do not have card slots!The 2 cheaper models and the mp760 do.

*Auto sheet feeder: The mp130 and mp760 do NOT have an auto sheet feeder.All 3 of the others do.An auto sheet feeder is very useful when doing a lot of scanning or faxing.

*Duplexing: The mp7xx models each have built in duplexing.

*Size: The mp7xx models weigh around 30 pounds and are quite big.The MP390 is a smaller, and weighs 18 pounds.The mp130 has a tiny footprint for a multifunction printer, and weighs 14 pounds.

Some features that all of Canon's current MFPs share:

*Copying: Each of these models has a copy function, and all have the same resolution (600x600 black, 1200x1200 color).
*USB 2.0 connection
*Pictbridge direct photo printing support
*All 5 models are great looking and will complement almost any decor.

My recommendations:

If you want a great price on an excellent printer and don't need a fax: MP130

If price is an issue but you still need a fax: MP390

If you can afford an MP700 series and don't need a fax, card slots, or the MP760's photo features: MP750

If you need its exclusive photo features (but no fax or auto sheet feeder): MP760

If you can afford an MP700 series and need a fax (but no card slots and none of the MP760s photo features): MP780

5-0 out of 5 stars You will be glad you bought it
I have had this printer for a couple of weeks and it does everything Canon's description says and it does it well.The included software gives you options for printing photos and scanning that range from fully automatic (simple) to using wizards (need to make some decisions) to full control of everything (got to read the manual).Pictures come out looking great and text is sharp.It has two paper sources so that you can switch between different papers without having to fumble with a paper tray, built in two-sided paper printing (duplexing) and a real plus, it has a built-in memory card reader so you can print directly or easily and quickly transfer info. to your computer from most any kind of memory card.

The only problem I have had, and that you may also have, has somthing to do with how the printer uses my computer's USB2 ports.I have a laser printer connected to one of these ports and if it and the Canon are both connected when I boot up the computer, the computer's USB controller experiences some kind of conflict between these printing devices and resolves the conflict by disabling some of the Canon's functions.I called Canon's tech. support, which, by the way, is free during your warranty year. After going through a few prompts I was quickly connected with a support person (not outsourced!) who was knowledgeable and patiently helped me troubleshoot the problem.Tech talk: something to do with computer bios, the USB controller and how the Canon is programmed to use the USB hub.In any case, he said I would have to call my computer maker for help in changing computer codes.My quick, if not elegant solution, was to unplug the laser printer from the USB until boot up was complete and then plug it back in.Problem solved!This didn't work if I unplugged the Canon and instead left the laser printer connected during boot up.Hope this helps.

Bottom line...You won't go wrong if you get this printer.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very impressed
So far, so very very good.This printer creates great photos on glossy paper and does very well with black tiny text on injet paper.But most of all, I'm impressed with its speed.It's the fastest printer I've ever owned (maybe that says more about me than the printer) so I'm extremely happy.

The only issue I have with this printer is that its front buttons (copy, scan, film, photo) do not work with my Macintosh.I use system 10.3.8 and pressing the buttons does *nothing*. However, everything works if you use the included (excellent) software.If I'm looking for other things to complain about, I'd say it's a bit heavy & large.It woudn't fit in the cabinet where my old printer did. ... Read more


3. Canon MultiPass MP390 Multifunction
list price: $199.99
our price: $132.99
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Asin: B0001CJECC
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Canon
Sales Rank: 102
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

For most homes and small businesses, space is a consideration when buying office machines, which is exactly why multifunctions like the MultiPass MP390 from Canon are such a popular choice. By combining printing, copying, scanning, and fax functions into one convenient unit, you can save on valuable desktop space, while taking advantage of all the functionality normally provided by four separate peripherals. The MP390 can also print high-quality color photos directly from compatible cameras and memory cards.

With its small, 2-picoliter droplet size, this versatile machine can deliver exceptional print resolutions up to 4,800 x 1,200 in color, resulting in lab-quality photos and crisp, professional prints of graphics and images. Print and copy speeds of up to 18 ppm in black and up to 12 ppm in color ensure that your jobs are done quickly and efficiently, while a 25% to 400% reduction/enlargement feature allows you to produce copies in just the right size. The CCD scanner has a 1,200 x 2,400 dpi optical resolution (9,600 x 9,600 dpi interpolated), which combines with a high 48-bit internal color depth to produce true-to-life scans that are ideal for a wide range of professional applications.

The fax machine is capable of both black and color faxing, and its 33.6 K modem speed results in transmission speeds of up to 3 seconds per page for black and 1 minute per page for color. Up to 40 speed-dial entries can be programmed into the fax memory, allowing you to easily recall frequently dialed numbers, while a 200-page transmission memory means that you never miss an incoming fax, even when you run out of paper.

Thanks to built-in memory card slots and compatibility with Bubble Jet Direct and with PictBridge digital cameras and DV camcorders, the MP390 provides a quick and convenient way to print high-quality borderless photos in popular sizes--from 4 by 6 to 8.5 by 11 inches. A photo index sheet helps you select your photos, set print sizes, and choose the number of copies, all without turning on your computer. Additionally, the included software bundle helps you get the most out of your photos, with tools to reduce red-eye, adjust brightness levels, and more. The 100-sheet input tray can handle plain paper, transparencies, envelopes, and professional-quality photo paper in sizes up to 8.5 by 14 inches. Compatible with Windows operating systems only, the MP390 comes backed with a one-year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
MultiPass MP390 desktop photo printer, MP390 printhead, BCI-24 black ink tank, BCI-24 color ink tank, power cord, setup and documentation kit on CD-ROM, software CD-ROM; USB cable not included ... Read more

Features

  • Prints photos and text, copies, scans, and faxes
  • Prints directly from compatible digital cameras and memory cards
  • Copies up to 18 ppm black, up to 12 ppm color
  • Faxes up to Super G3 speed in color or black-and-white
  • Complete software bundle; USB 2.0 interface

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Best for the price.
I searched high and low for a bargain. $400 for a quality all-in-one is just crazy! The MP390 is the best for the price. Great scanning quality, awesome photo prints, and a good all around solid printer. The fax is something to get use to, you have to scan them in, then send them. The machine does it all for you, but if you have a large document to fax, it could be a burden. But let's face it, it's for home use and the "occassional" fax. I can live with it.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this if you own a system with a VIA motherboard
bought this one for my mom and while it's a nice printer, fax, etc it has one big problem: when i boot up her Shuttle XPC system (latest and greatest BIOS and all that), the system locks up completely due to some incompatibility. I've talked to Shuttle and Canon and they both acknowledge the problem, but have said that they're not going to change anything to fix it. They each suggested that I return the other's product! :)
Anyway, I'm sending the printer back which is too bad, but I'm posting this as a word of caution to prospective owners.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Personal Printer
I was looking at HP and Epson multifunction printers and was almost ready to buy when I saw a review for the MP390 at the PC Magazine website. They gave it pretty good ratings, but complained that it doesn't have a sheet feeder for the scanner and the ink tanks are small. For personal use, these are not a problem because my printing and scanning needs are not that high. The output is very good to excellent. This unit has it all (except a picture preview screen), something that the HP and Epson units don't have for the same money. Because of all of the features, there are many buttons and options to confuse you, but the documentation is pretty good. The quick start guide is excellent. My only problem is my computer. I have an older computer and my USB ports are PCI cards. I have a USB 2.0 card, but my computer is not fast enough for that. A Pentium/Celeron 566 MHz or greater is needed. Fortunately, Canon allows the MP390 to work with USB 1.1. Once I put in a USB 1.1 card, the printer installed correctly and it has run smoothly since then.

5-0 out of 5 stars It serves the purposes nicely
1. Phone Printing: I compared it with a Canon I900D on Canon's Phone Plus Grossy papers. The details are indistinguishable. Although, colors from I900D seem more natural and vivid.But we need to be aware of that I9000D is a photo-dedicated machine. It has 6 color cartridges. By itself, MP390 generates superb phone printing quality. Photo Index Sheet helps a lot when you print stuff directly from a camera or a merory card. It is fun as well.

2. Document Printing: It is quite fast, especially in B&W mode. Generally, I don't like the idea of color-printing documents through a ink jet.

3. Scanning: With the included software it scans as good as other hith qulity Canon's scanners. You choose the data density. It can be very close to original stuff when you set it high. I , particularly like the idea you can convert documents to text files. Awesome!

4. Fax: You can have some many different personal settings when you fax. You can also set this machine with your phone or answer machine in many ways. If you don't have a seperate phone line dedicated to fax, then carefully choose the right mode,MP390 will not mess up your incoming phone calls. The Super G3 is supposed to be very fast. I haven't had chance to test it yet.

Overall, this is a good-looking machine with all the purposes you need for SOHO. The document handling is rather slow since there is not document feeder. Almost everything is done on the flat glass. But, hey,for me , it is a personal machine. I can live with that. This machine would be nicer if there was Canon' Think Tank device in it, i.e. individual color cartridges. ... Read more


4. Canon MultiPass MP730 Multifunction
list price: $249.99
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Asin: B00009L1XH
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Canon Computer Systems
Sales Rank: 4579
Average Customer Review: 4.47 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Uniting the engines of the popular Canon i850 photo printer and the Canon LiDE 30 scanner, the Canon MultiPass MP730 photo printer, copier, and scanner enhances both your performance and creativity. Each function supplies the technology needed to make an impressive visual impact, while the unique Canon Think Tank System lowers printing costs by combining individual ink tanks with intelligent management. Plus, the 35-sheet feeder makes it easy to fax, copy, or scan large documents.

Adaptable for both home and office use, the MP730 delivers high-quality legal and letter-size copies at speeds of up to 22 pages per minute in black and 14 ppm in color. The single-pass flatbed scanner processes documents up to 1,200 x 2,400 optical (9,600 dpi interpolated) in brilliant 48-bit color--your images will look better than ever. When it's time to share your ideas with the outside world, a built-in color fax is waiting, offering Canon's Super G3 high-speed technology, convenient 35-sheet document feeder, and helpful 250-page memory.

As a printer, the MP730 performs equally well with straightforward documents and digital images. Combining advanced technology and Canon's exclusive Easy-PhotoPrint software, it allows you to print directly from digital camera memory cards and produce photo quality borderless 4-by-6, 5-by-7, and 8.5-by-11-inch output without a PC connection--and at a crisp 4,800 x 1,200 dpi resolution. Canon includes a one-year warranty with InstantExchange program. ... Read more

Features

  • Individual ink tanks, intelligent ink management
  • Legal and letter size copies, up to 22 cpm black, 14 cpm color
  • Up to 4,800 dpi color printing with 2-picoliter droplets
  • Scans up to 1,200 x 2,400 dpi optical resolution
  • 33.6 Kbps super G3 color fax; 35-sheet auto document feeder

Reviews (30)

5-0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable value
This is my second Canon color inkjet. The first is just a printer, but based on my positive experience wiht that, I was confident in buying a Canon this time around as well. That confidence was reinforced with the MP730.

In a nutshell, the positives are:

- Surprisingly quick printing for an injet, even in color. Faster than the laser from just a few years ago that it replaces

- Excellent print quality -- tested it with color photos at full size and it's outstanding

- Very slick design... small footprint on the desk and looks good too.

- Both a flatbed AND fed copier -- this is very cool. I prefer to use the feeder most of the time (which is what my old multifunction had), but sometimes, if I'm copying a book or something, I wish I had a flatbed. This does both, again in a very compact size.

- Great Canon software and utilities for printing and other tasks

- Individually replaceable ink cartridges (saves money).

Just an outstanding unit -- I would have expected it to cost 2-3x it's price point.

The only downside, and this is a downside of inkjets generally, not the Canon specifically, is that ink is expensive and runs out faster than you think. Over the course of a couple years owning it, the cost of ink will likely outpace the cost of the printer itself.

But if you're deciding among multifunction units and among inkjets, this is a very good pick.

4-0 out of 5 stars Outsanding performance but....bulky, photo quibble
I've just set up the printer today, so this is my initial impression after playing with it.

I love it! It is a bit larger than I expected, mainly because angled paper tray at rear makes it take up a lot of depth (22.5 inches). Text output is OUTSTANDING and fast (up to 22ppm), but like all things in life, it comes with a small but noticable compromise. Although the photos are quite stunning, any areas with dark black have droplets that are visible (only if you look closely) but otherwise the image is stunning and very sharp. For professional quality photo output I would recommend a dedicated photo printer (check out Canon i950)but note that it is not optimized for text (I believe it prints text around 2 pages per minute. Also, if you do intensive document scanning, it seems a bit slow when using the document tray on top. There is also quite a bit of annoying beeping going on (pushing buttons, completed faxes, that I hope I can turn off...)

If you want a home office beast of burden that can handle a variety of tasks with very high quality results, this is it!

Helpful notes:
1. If it makes funny clicking noises and the phone you plug into it does not always work, and your faxes just stall with continuous beeping, switch the phone lines in back...oops!
2. If you are upgrading from an older printer, you will need to purchase a USB 2.0 cable (not included)

5-0 out of 5 stars It's a Gem
Ok granted I've only had the unit a week or so...but it's been a really good week. Easy to get running and works like a dream, fax, scanner and copy unit are great and just printed out about a dozen foto's. This is a great buy.

5-0 out of 5 stars No need to look further, I already did it for you
I am a small business owner and bought the 730 for fax reasons mainly. I got a whole lot more than I paid for. This thing is great.

The photo print quality is awesome, it prints damn fast on all settings, has a flat bed, and you can reload the ink tubs individually. I looked at the HPs, the Epsons, the everbody elses, and this one took the cake. It doesnt come with an interconnect cord, so go to best buy get one before you try to hook the 730 up. It is large, so check your desk space before you buy.

For those of you with voicemail from your phone company - as opposed to an answering machine- you will need to get a distinctive ring pattern for the fax to pick up the call. The DRP usually is a double ring as opposed to a single ring. The machince recognizes this as a fax and picks it up. If the caller is a normal voice caller, your phone will do the normal single ring, and you will either pick up the call or let it go into voicemail.

The DRP is a second phone line into your house, but it will work on the same phone line as your voice line and is very cheap. So, only 1 call at a time or 1 fax at a time. I had to do some homework to figure this out, so pay attention and save yourself some time.

I would buy this again in a heartbeat if I open a second office. Amazon also has the best price for the 730, even better than what you can find on Ebay.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best multifunction out there!
I did a month of research before buying this multifunction printer. I really wanted something to do it all. It had to do decent faxing, plus serve my needs for scanning and copying as well. I already have a high-end photo printer, so basic printing was fine for me.

This did all I hoped for and then some. The Fax worked great, I hooked it up to my home phone system and it does a great job of detecting voice versus fax calls and switching them appropriately. You'll hear the answering machine pick up for a second when sending a fax to it, but that's a very minor nit. Quality of the fax is nice. I did notice that it only redials 3 times on a busy signal, but I hope to find a function to set that higher. The document feeder is essential, you'll find a lot of multifunctions do not include one and you have to load the pages one at a time. It also has a nice cover for the paper feeder in the back, a nice feature if you do not print a lot.

Scanning is considerably slower than my old flatbed to get high quality but the results look good. Anything less than high quality is not that great, but fine for anything but photos.

The printing quality is not quite as good as my dedicated photo printer, but I doubt most home office users would notice. You'll still get very decent photos and color printing out of this, certainly far better than most multifunctions. It's good enough that if I did not already have a high end color injet, I probably would be fine with this one.

Overall, I'm very pleased with this printer and recommend it highly. ... Read more


5. Canon ImageCLASS MF3110 Laser Multifunction
list price: $496.00
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B0002UECSO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Canon Office Products
Sales Rank: 8514
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Features

  • Prints, copies, and scans in one convenient unit
  • Up to 21 ppm print speed, up to 1,200 x 600 dpi resolution
  • Reduces and enlarges copies from 50 to 200% in 1% increments
  • 1,200 x 2,400 dpi scan resolution, 48-bit color
  • USB 2.0 interface, optional external print server; PC compatible

6. Canon ImageCLASS MF8170c Color Laser Multifunction
list price: $1,995.00
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B00043KPB2
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Canon Computer Systems, Inc. (CCSI)
Sales Rank: 24205
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Features

  • Up to 16 ppm black print and copy speed, up to 4 ppm color
  • 1,200 x 2,400 dpi optical scan resolution
  • 375-sheet standard input capacity plus 50-sheet auto document feeder
  • 33.6 Kbps Super G3 fax; Windows 2000/XP compatible
  • USB 2.0 interface, built-in 10/100 Base T networking

7. Canon ImageCLASS MF5550 Laser Multifunction

our price: $379.99
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Asin: B0000C0CLW
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Canon
Sales Rank: 20321
Average Customer Review: 2.25 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

A laser multifunction from Canon, the MF5550 consolidates important office functions into one unit, saving on both space and money. Designed with small business users in mind, the MF5550 can scan, copy, fax, and print, and comes with a number of useful features.

A 250-sheet front-loading paper cassette and single-sheet multi-purpose feeder are provided, while a 50-sheet automatic document feeder helps save valuable time when scanning, copying, or faxing large documents. Maximum print and copy resolutions of 600 x 600 dpi are accompanied by a maximum optical scan resolution 1,200 x 2,400 dpi, (up to 9,600 x 9,600 dpi interpolated), while 256 levels of halftone and a 48-bit internal color depth produce high-quality, accurate scans suitable for a wide range of applications.

The included software comes with an OCR program, so you can easily convert scanned documents into text files on your computer. Print speeds are as fast as 19 ppm for letter-sized documents and copy speeds of up to 19 cpm (at lower resolutions) and a time-to-first-copy of around 13 seconds. The copier accepts originals up to 8.5 by 14 inches and can enlarge or reduces copies anywhere from 50% to 200%.

The fax machine has a 33.6Kbps modem, with fax resolutions of up to 203 x 196 dpi. A fax memory of up to 255 pages ensures that even if you run out of paper, you won't lose important faxes, and 12 standard and 100 coded speed dial presets provide an easy way to store frequently used numbers.

The MF5550 has a 19.1-by-18.1-inch footprint and connects to the host computer via its USB port. PC compatible only, the unit also comes backed with a one-year parts and labor warranty.

What's in the Box
MF5550, automatic document feeder and tray, document output tray, slide guide, multi-purpose feeder, paper cassette, toner cartridge, USB cable, software CD-ROM, user's manual ... Read more

Features

  • Prints, copies, scans, and faxes
  • Up to 19 ppm print speed; up to 600 dpi resolution
  • Up to 19 cpm; reduces and enlarges 50% to 400%
  • 1,200 x 2,400 dpi optical scan resolution, 24-bit color
  • USB interface; PC compatible

Reviews (4)

3-0 out of 5 stars Despite attractive feature set & price, should be avoided
I bought one of these and returned it after a week. It is not horrible. The print speed & quality are good, ditto for copies. (However, copies made from the auto-document feeder are not perfectly centered on the page, a minor annoyance.) I haven't tried it for incoming faxes, but for outgoing faxes it usually works just fine. One idiosyncracy is that the fax operation is completely silent. Every other machine I've used had a little speaker that let you monitor the dialing and transmission, so it's weird that the fax on this machine is silent. Finally, the price is decent for a machine with all these features.

Nonetheless, I recommend you look elsewhere. The main reason is that the build quality of the Canon MF5550 is mediocre. It looks great in the store, but get it home and it just feels cheaply built. I was really afraid that mine wouldn't last more than a year. The other problem is that printing envelopes (or anything on non-standard paper) is confusing, awkward, and time-consuming.

I've read elsewhere that Canon outsourced the design and manufacture of this particular model to save costs. I believe it. The Canon MF5550 is not of the same quality as other Canon machines I've used or owned.

4-0 out of 5 stars Unfairly Maligned
I purchsed this machine because of the relatively low price after rebate - it was a replacement for a HP OfficeJet v40 that kept having problems.

The other reviews make a valid point - printing single envelopes is a stupid, time consuming process. Aside from that, this is an excellent machine. It makes excellent copies, scans, and faxes, and it is lightning fast.

I use the machine as a fax machine on a dedicated line, and to print large quantities of handouts for my athletic club - this saves me costs for printing and copying that I used to take to the office supply store or the professional printer. Now I only need them to make 2 part forms and color advertisements. The laser printer function alone was worth the purchase price, and the scanner, fax and copy functions all work well. It does what I need it to do, it does it quickly, quietly, and cheaply (only one toner consumable, much cheaper than anything inkjet).

1-0 out of 5 stars Do not buy this one
1) Misses some incoming faxes! (There is really no need to read further, is there?)We are still attempting to determine what causes this, but it is none of the usual suspects, and Canon has such great suggestions as check the telephone line.
2) We bought this unit because of the feature set and and the excellent scan/print quality, but the negatives of the small, shoddy paper tray outweigh these.
3) No Sound. There is no keyboard sound feedback, no ring (without connecting a separate phone or answering machine), no beeps, nothing. It is surprising how important sound feedback is on a fax machine.
4) There are vertical lines which appear on faxes, scans and copies after several weeks. This is a recurring problem that is easily solved by hard cleaning the automatic document feeder, but this unit seems to be especially prone to this -- so much so that Canon has a sticker on the machine that tells you how to solve the problem.
5) Sorry, Canon, but this machine is not a good choice for any use at any price.

1-0 out of 5 stars Should not be in production -- major paper handling problems
I had been looking at multi-function devices (MFDs) for a little over one year. One of the things that delayed my purchase is that the all-in-one machines are usually a generation or two behind in technology. The Canon imageCLASS MF5550 is able to print-copy-scan-fax, with an automatic document feeder (ADF) and a glass platen for laying objects flat for scanning and copying. Because this Canon was also the first MFD with USB 2.0, I bought it for my solo law firm. This unit also looked more graceful than other Canon or Brother models. I have owned this unit for three months. I paid $450 plus tax from Office Depot. The manager agreed to come close to available online prices.

While this unit does some functions very well, it does other basic functions very poorly, and I do not recommend it. Although you are buying the Canon name, they actually outsourced the design of this model, and the design company has taken the position that if there is some way to get a function to work, no matter how convoluted, then the printer does what it claims to do.

* CONS *

ENVELOPE PRINTING is the main reason to stay away from this MFD. It will not allow you to print an envelope unless you change the paper sizes for both the copier (7 steps) and Windows (6 steps). And there are 2 pop-up Windows error messages if your Word document has an envelope on one page and a letter on another. These 2 errors show up again when you change the Windows settings back. There are also 2 more error messages when you actually hit the print button to print the envelope only. So you have 6 error messages that require a keystroke or mouse click. Then you have to change both the copier and Windows settings back again to print a non-envelope. That is a grand total of 34 EXTRA keystrokes or mouse clicks. I did not count the basic keystrokes or mouse clicks when you select the Word print button and go through the Word pop-up dialog box. Make sure you only print the envelope page, or otherwise on your letter-size page will only be printed with an envelope-width-size strip of text down the middle.

With my old HP 4P printer, the Word print pop-up dialog was the only step required to print envelopes and letters. The HP automatically waited for me to feed an envelope in the manual paper feeder for any pages that were not letter size, and then printed the rest of the letter-size pages in the same print job. One of the less senior (but know-it-all) Canon reps claimed that the problem was with Windows, even though the old HP did just fine and the Canon was a nightmare under the same OS. One of the more senior Canon reps said that problem was built-in to the printer, and a driver update will not fix the above issues.

The MFD documentation claims you need insert the envelope into the manual feeder with the stamp-end first. However, Word will print the envelope upside-down. The MFD manual claims that the printer will jam if you put the return-address side in first, but mine has never jammed.

On the upside, the envelopes do come out okay without using the back door to make them go straight out the back instead of coming out the front.

ODD PAPER SIZES - this Canon only handles the preset paper sizes specified in its driver, so you cannot use this printer to address Christmas card envelopes or certified mail receipts. Using the manual feeder is not a work around. The Canon locks up, and you either have to open the toner cartridge door or unplug the machine to get it to reset. My old HP printer works fine with all Windows (98SE, XP Pro), and will automatically default to the manual paper feeder if I am not printing a page that is the default paper tray size. The HP won't give me an error, no matter what paper I put in the manual feeder.

ENLARGE/REDUCE - automatic or manual 50-200%; but unfortunately you cannot zoom pages that come through the ADF. Also, the glass platen cannot see past letter-size 11", even though it is about one inch longer than that. Thus, you cannot copy anything longer than 11" with either the ADF or laying a page on the glass platen. If you had a document or image on your hard drive that was legal size, you could probably print it - or maybe the ADF plus the manual feeder would allow you to copy legal size (I have not tried either).

INK/TONER CARTRIDGE is combined; but cartridge is too small (2,500 printouts) and expensive at $80.00. That's where companies make their money these days. HP, Lexmark and probably even Canon use proprietary codes to prevent third parties from making generic cartridges. I have not seen a non-Canon X25 cartridge available anywhere, and only a few drill-and-refills are available on ebay.

EXPOSURE - images appear too dark when printing or copying.

"2 ON 1" COPYING - the manual states that you can copy on both sides of a page, but the errata (i.e., correction) sheet confirms that the machine really cannot.

FAXING requires that you use a shorter telephone line (I wanted to use 25 feet), or you will have trouble sending and receiving.

THE PAPER TRAY really is too small for 250 sheets, so expect to break your 500-sheet pack in three parts (this means more refilling and running out of paper in the middle of a job).

THE ENERGY-SAVER LIGHT is a surprisingly strong nightlight for its small size (well, I mentioned everything else - I might as well include it all).

WARRANTY - one year is too short. Real (i.e., non-outsourced) Canons carry a three-year warranty.

* PROS *

PRINT AND COPY QUALITY is excellent, and you cannot tell the difference between the original and the copy. It is every bit 600x600 dpi printing.

AUTOMATIC DOCUMENT FEEDER - I had no problem with misfed pages; it claims to handle 50 pages.

COPY AND PRINT SPEEDS are very fast - it spits one page out and prints the next right away.

COVER - stays up with no balance problem; it can be raised about 1 inch when closed. You need to keep it down when copying small papers like receipts and checks, because it will waste a bunch of black toner printing in the empty areas without the cover closed. The cover provides a white background.

COLLATE function works well.

FAX - You can store often-used fax numbers, and the fax documentation says it recognizes "distinctive ring" from the phone company.

LACK OF NOISE - It is completely silent quiet when in energy-saver mode or in standby after an operation. There is no on/off button on the Canon. My HP was very noisy when it was turned on and even louder when printing. When the Canon is working, it is also less noisy than the HP.

SCAN SPEED - The scans are much faster than my old parallel-port, dedicated scanner, and the supplied word-recognition programs (OmniPage and PageManager) do a decent job. One of the programs defaults to .bmp images for image scanning, which take up a lot more room than a .jpg. You cannot change the default.

CANON CUSTOMER SUPPORT does actually answer their phone, and the three senior reps, Bill (who helped me), Josh and Steve will spend time with you explaining why this machine is a piece of junk. ... Read more


8. Canon MultiPASS C755 Multifunction
list price: $199.94
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Asin: B00004Y7L0
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Canon Computer Systems
Sales Rank: 23053
Average Customer Review: 2.62 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Canon MultiPass C755 multifunction peripheral is whole lot of functions rolled into one. It's a color Bubble Jet printer, fax machine, copier, and scanner. You can save money and space in your office with this high-performance multitasking machine.

As a Bubble Jet printer, the C755 features individual ink tanks, meaning you replace just the color that runs out, not an entire cartridge. A special optical sensor alerts you with a message on your screen that you are about to run out of ink, so you can change your cartridge before you end up high and dry.

The C755 prints incredibly fast, up to 9 ppm in black (using the optional BC-30e black BJ cartridge) and up to 4 ppm in color, so you can get through jobs quickly. Then, if you need to, you can whisk them away using the machine's faxing capability--which operates faster than most standard fax machines. At up to 33.6 Kbps, you can fax a page in just 3 seconds. That's saving you not only time but money as well. Plus, the C755 has a memory that stores up to 80 pages, and with 1,440 x 720 dpi your documents are sure to look sharp.

The C755 features one-touch scanning, providing you with the advantage of using the fax and copier without using your PC. This entire unit weighs 14.6 pounds, measures 17.2 by 16.9 by 9.6 inches, and comes with a one-year limited warranty. --Linda Anderson ... Read more

Features

  • Printer prints black text at 9 ppm, color at 4 ppm
  • High-speed faxing with 33.6 technology
  • 1,440 x 720 dpi resolution
  • Automated one-touch scanning
  • Color faxing and copying without your PC

Reviews (16)

4-0 out of 5 stars Canon multifunction printer
I upgraded to this printer from an older Canon multipass machine that a few years ago cost me more than 2x as much and did much less. This printer has black and white and color copying, scanning and printing. It is a good size, easy to use and has ink tanks that are seperate for each color, so you just replace what you need. I have had mine for about 2 months and haven't had any problems with it. Pictures print quickly and are pretty sharp. I think this is a great printer to use at home as I do for my basic household computer printing, and I make many copies which is great too.

1-0 out of 5 stars Worst Printer Ever
If my sister askes whether to buy this C755 Multipass, my answer is, "Darn forget it." Yest it prints, scans, faxes and photo copies. But that's it. Quallity of printing (whatever it is black, color, faxing or copying), is almost tragic. There are very notable thinny line between one horizontal ink spread and another. Another agony is popping up when you leave it out for a relatively long period of time. Ink or nozzle (I don't know what actually cause problem) are sticking up and it produces jagged letters or images which is very unsmooth. Scanning quallity? It's even no better than today's digital cameras which many cell phones arm with. Last pitfall is it needs on-memory utility software turned always on. Considering the large memory size of today's computers, the on-memory residencial utility program could not be a big issue. Yet, it makes lots of problem such as scarry blue screen and reasonless system stop with certain applications. I manually dragged the utility out from my start-up list for trouble shooting and reenter it when I needed printing. All in all, I gave it away to somebody and I'm so happy about it.

1-0 out of 5 stars don't do it!!!!!!
We purchased this printer while still running windows98. It has NEVER worked correctly. We have since upgraded to windowsXP and the problems are even worse. The print quality is terrible. The top of page one of nearly everything is a mess. This machine is NOT user friendly at all so if you are the least bit intimidated by copying, faxing, scanning, etc, then DO NOT buy this. I wish that I could give it zero stars. I would recommend this only as a "hand me down" to a preschooler who doesn't know or care about the quality. Then again, maybe not.

1-0 out of 5 stars MultiNONfunction - software support is TERRIBLE
I've had compatability issues with this printer/fax/copier/scanner from the first time I tried to install it. I've tried using it with Windows 98, 2000, NT and now XP. NEVER EVER EVER has anything worked the way Canon says it will. The scanner software creates errors in Excel and Access when it's installed. The fax sending software never worked - I ended up printing every fax I needed to send. The faxes sent manually mis-feed if there's more than 1 page. The print quality is spotty at best. Half the time, there's just splotches of ink instead of text. Forget about printing photos of any kind. Print speed is terrible - the cartridge runs back and forth and churns about 6 times before it starts feeding paper in, if it even does this. Making copies works o.k., but mostly it seems to work, the ink cartridge moves back and forth for about 1 min., then a "CHECK DOCUMENT" error flashes up and you have to start the whole process again.
I have been working with computers, printers, networks, etc. very heavily since 1992. No piece of hardware has ever been so frustrating.
So of the 4 'functions' on this machine, none work as expected. And Canon's tech support for this product is slow, and hasn't solved any of these problems.

1-0 out of 5 stars think twice
Think twice about what you need in a printer, because I did not and purchased the Canon Multipass C755 Multifunction System. I was going to use it mainly for printing/faxing resumes, scanning/printing family color photos, and simple copies for various projects.
This machine can not even make a simple copy without the lines becoming crooked and the words squished together. The color copies were okay, but nothing spectacular, I have not used the fax machine, because it does not work. The entire machine does not work after a year of purchase. It is dead and not worth the time to have it repaired. I have wasted my money on Canon. I do not recommend this product. There are better products out there. Needless to say, I've learned a lesson and purchased a an HP :) ... Read more


9. Canon MultiPass MP700 Color Multifunction
list price: $299.99
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Asin: B00009L1XK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Canon Computer Systems
Sales Rank: 7934
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Uniting the engines of the popular Canon i850 photo printer and the Canon LiDE 30 scanner, the Canon MultiPass MP700 photo printer, copier, and scanner enhances both your performance and creativity. Each function supplies the technology needed to make an impressive visual impact, while the unique Canon Think Tank System lowers printing costs by combining individual ink tanks with intelligent management.

Adaptable for both home and office use, the MP700 delivers high-quality legal and letter-size copies at speeds of up to 22 pages-per-minute in black and 14 ppm in color. The single-pass flatbed scanner processes documents up to 9,600 dpi (interpolated) in brilliant 48-bit color.

As a printer, the MultiPass MP700 performs equally well with straightforward documents and digital images. Combining advanced technology and Canon's exclusive Easy-PhotoPrint software, it allows you to print directly from digital camera memory cards and produce photo quality borderless 4-by-6, 5-by-7, and 8.5-by-11-inch output without a PC connection and at a crisp 4,800 x 1,200 resolution (color). Canon includes a one-year warranty with InstantExchange program. ... Read more

Features

  • Individual ink tanks, intelligent ink management
  • Legal and letter size copies up to 14 copies per minute
  • 1,200 x 2,400 dpi optical resolution, 9,600 dpi interpolated, 48-bit color
  • Up to 22 ppm black, 14 ppm color print speed
  • Accepts letter, legal, A4, 4-by-6, 5-by-7, envelopes, and banner paper

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great home printer
I have purchased this printer 8 months back from Amazon. Great price on the net. I have been using the printer for ever since. THe printe quality is very good. Scanner and Fax works great. I even print photographs and a lot of material for home and my child's school projects.

I would recommend this product.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great!
Only had this for 2 days, so I'm sure something will rattle me eventually, but so far this is a great product. Fast, high quality pictures and print. Good copies. Easy to set up. Good deal so far. ... Read more


10. Canon iC D680 imageClass Copier
list price: $799.99
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Asin: B0000780AM
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Canon
Sales Rank: 21160
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Canon imageCLASS D680 digital copier, printer, and fax is designed for businesses needing a robust multifunction copier with maintenance-free performance. Its L50 cartridge, which ships with the product, yields approximately 5,000 black-and-white copies at five percent density, for an economical $0.30 per copy. A 30-sheet automatic document feeder can accept originals up to legal size and reproduce letter-size documents at 13 copies per minute (cpm) and legal-size documents at 10 cpm.

For speed and convenience, Canon has incorporated into the imageCLASS D680 a Super G3 fax with a maximum modem speed of 33.6K, which can transmit a single page in as few as three seconds. The imageCLASS D680 can handle up to 255 pages in memory for faxing and uses Canon's Ultra High Quality image-enhancement technology to ensure images are scanned accurately. Maximum fax resolution, in ultra-fine mode, is 406 x 392 dpi. Additional fax features include 12 one-touch speed dials, 100 coded speed dials, group dialing, and directory dialing.

The iC D680 is backed by a three-year warranty (limited parts and labor) with free onsite service for the first year. ... Read more

Features

  • Prints and copies up to 13 ppm
  • Faxes up to 3 seconds per page
  • Sharp laser printing with up to 600 x 600 dpi resolution
  • Parallel and USB interfaces
  • 3-year warranty, 1-year onsite service

Reviews (3)

2-0 out of 5 stars Don't even think about networking it
The positive: I wanted an "industrial strength" printer/copier/fax for my home which has a PC network and some heavy users. As a STANDALONE, or attached to ONE PC, this is every bit the product advertised.

HOWEVER, the Canon IC D680 is not compatible with the print servers that come built into home networking hardware. You have to buy another $170 proprietary print server from Axis. I did, and regret it. The Canon/Axis combo is HIGHLY UNSTABLE on my network, especially when interfacing with Windows XP PCs. It usually works for a few documents and then fails. Failure requires a server reset, and often a complete DRIVER REINSTALL on the offending PC (2 CDs and 2 reboots!). It's a nightmare, and Canon tech support (which isn't available nights or weekends) has no idea what's wrong. I've been back and forth with them half a dozen times, including several multi-hour calls, and 2 months into ownership can't get it working.

Don't go here, it's miserable.

5-0 out of 5 stars great so far
I have only owned this a very short while but I love it so far, makes business alot easier and is a very quiet running machine.
If you are running a small business, you cannot go wrong with this.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wow, what a machine!
Canon did a beautiful job making this unit and it's especially nice to be able to consolidate my printer, fax machine and copier all into one unit. There's a lot less clutter in my home office now where space is at a premium.

I've had 2 Canon copiers prior to this D680 and have been impressed with their reliability. In this unit you have the drum and toner in one cartridge which is really nice. Additionally the fax is F A S T.

The only thing I would change if I were Canon would be to incorporate a 'scanner' in it so I could get rid of one more component on my desk.

Update 2/23/03:
I've had this unit for a couple of months now and am still impressed with it. I have no regrets about buying it. It's a great machine at a very reasonable price. ... Read more


11. Canon FaxPhone L75 Laser Fax Printer
list price: $495.99
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Asin: B00008IOQO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Canon Computer Systems
Sales Rank: 10020
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Up to 600 dpi and up to 6 ppm printing
  • Convenience copying
  • Up to 203 x 391 dpi fax resolution, 33.6 Kbps/Super G3 modem
  • 4 MB, 256-page transmission memory
  • USB interface; PC compatible

Reviews (1)

3-0 out of 5 stars Beware - no PC Fax capability
Although this is a multifunction Printer/Fax, there is no provision for faxing direct from the PC. You have to print, then fax the paper document. Ridiculous oversight. ... Read more


12. Canon MultiPass C3500 Color Bubble Jet Printer/Fax/Copier/Scanner
list price: $174.58
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Asin: B00000JH6G
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Canon Computer Systems
Sales Rank: 31965
Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 720 x 360 dpi color output
  • MultiPass Desktop Manager software
  • 300 dpi optical color scanner
  • Built-in 14.4 Kbps fax
  • Stand-alone faxing and monochrome copying

Reviews (11)

2-0 out of 5 stars Don't buy Canon!
I purchased my multipass and it was supposed to have a color scanner (the book even said so), but when I called them about it they told me that it was a generic book and that mine was not supposed to have a color scanner. The book doesn't list any other machine except for my Canon Multipass C3500. Then my warning light wouldn't always come one when it was supposed to to tell me that I needed to replace the ink cartridge. And to top it off, my print head needs to be replaced. The reason I say don't buy Canon is because I have seen many of their printers up for sale (not just this particular kind) and every time I ask what is wrong the tell me they need a new print head. I've run into many people on the web with the same problem. If only I knew then what I know now.

2-0 out of 5 stars Multipass equals multiple problems
Like a lot people, I went for something that could do a lot for little money. I knew the risks of buying a machine that can seemingly do everything. Well, I know nothing is a cure-all but I was hopeful.

1. I couldn't use the product for 3 months because of driver problems. I got defective software that included the driver setup. It took 8 weeks for them to send it to me. Took me another month to get it set up.

2. I finally got to use it and then almost immediately started having feed problems with the copy and fax feeders. I had to start manually loading each page of the fax I was sending. If I miscalculated the timing I would wind up sending half of a fax because the machine wouldn't accept subsequent pages.

3. The scanner is VERY poor. I wouldn't even consider it a real scanner. Lots of skipping occurred because this is the same feeder for the faxing and copying I don't think the rollers were built to have that much action. They should have put sturdier rollers/feeders on the machine knowing it was going to be used for so much. If I were using three different machines (i.e. a dedicated copier, fax and scanner) my volume would not be considered that high for each machine. But using the same feeder for all three functions is more than this product can handle unfortunately.

4. I don't like the fact that it doesn't tell me when it's going to run out of ink. Unless, I missed that particular function. But as far as I can tell you just RUN OUT. NO warning. I've learned to "buy ahead" and I used to think it "convenient" that they sold the black ink jet cartridges in pairs, but now I think it's a plot. Canon knows the cartridges have low capacity and/or the machines are greedy.

5. This last problem--the final straw. I came home last weekend after being gone for 5 weeks and "suddenly" the printer feeder isn't working and the function keys are going nuts (possible power surge problem to be fair but everything else is fine and I have a very good power surge protecting hardware). Anyway, called for repair and realized it's two months past my 3 year warranty.

surprise, surprise

These problems weren't constant but seemed to come up at THE most inconvenient times. Good when it worked but it just wasn't consistent enough to be considered a great, reliable product.

Would suggest buying for a college student not a home office--it's reasonably priced enough and should last through most of your student's college career. Also, a college student will have back up computer resources around campus in case of a last minute breakdown.

3-0 out of 5 stars multipass 3500
Its always good to see that a model is still available 3 years later. We have been using this in a light-med duty office for that long. It has really good features for a home office, color copies that look great. Relatively little problems for the three years until now, that it says its out of ink but its a new cartridge. Head cleaning hasn't done the trick. It does eat ink cartridges so be aware!

5-0 out of 5 stars what a deal or should i say steal
this product was economical and affordable to me seeing how i didn't want to spend a lot on a copier fax and scanner all at once i will recommend this to all my friends and family and co workers too.all the other multi function machines did exactly what this ones does but i feel that i was paying for the fancy adds and pictures and not the product itself

1-0 out of 5 stars Junk
This is a junk machine. Slow, eat a lot of inks. And recently, although I changed new cartages, it prints nothing on paper. ... Read more


13. Canon MultiPASS C5500 Color Bubble Jet Printer, Copier, Scanner, Fax
list price: $199.99
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Asin: B00000JH6I
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Canon Computer Systems
Sales Rank: 36473
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Prints, scans, copies, and faxes
  • 720 x 360 dpi print resolution in black and color
  • 24-bit color scanning with 300 dpi optical resolution
  • Up to 6.5 pages per minute black, 2.5 ppm color printing
  • Fax speeds up to 4 ppm

Reviews (9)

4-0 out of 5 stars Not conpatable with XP operating system.
This multipass C5500 is a very good all-in-one machine. I recently purchased a new Dell computer, but this machine is not compatable with the XP os. I need to sell this one and buy another multifunction that will work with my new computer. I have the original box it came in, the software, documents and extra black cartridge still in the package, unopened, that goes to the successful buyer. This machine is in excellant condition and have never had any problems with it . I am the only owner. I purchased it new. Thank you for your interest. Daniel Rogers

3-0 out of 5 stars not a great product
The printer, copy, and scan functions all work great. I have only tried to fax a couple times and couldn't get it to work. The ink cartridges run dry frequently, one went out in only 11 days. I am not sure if it is because the cartridge dries that fast or because the print head gets clogged quickly and thinks its dry. Even with cleaning the print head it still runs out of ink too fast.

3-0 out of 5 stars Hardware Fab! Software Bad!
I have had the C5500 for almost 2 years now and have discovered all its faults and advantages. It is really no different from any other All-In-One device. At the time we bought it, there was only one other choice, the HP OfficeJet 500 (which we already own). The colors are marvelous, the blacks are also very good. It isn't that fabulous for sending faxs or making monocolour copies, but that's what I use my scanner for.

A very nice feature to the C5500 is AnsMode, where if you plug your answering machine through the unit, you can send faxes to the answering machine, but the unit will pick up and recieve the fax as normal.

But the reason i didn't give it 5 stars is the software. The unit is completely useless without the software. While you can copy and recieve/send faxes to a degree without the software, you cannot print as another printer similar to other printers. The software is often very problematic and sometimes doesnt start up properly, making you restart or plug a different printer into the unit. The software also crashes a lot both on Win98 and WinME machines. If you misplace the CD (I could've sworn I left it on the counter) it's a 40MB download just to make it work!!!

Unfortunately, the software gives the C5500 a bad reputation with me. If the software were re-designed it would earn the C5500 a 5 star rating because the unit is really and truly wonderful.

3-0 out of 5 stars A Cheapy All-In-One Printing Package
I use this Canon machine mostly for printing, and copying use. However, this can only scan sheets as there is no area on the machine to print bulky books. I was dissappointed this fact. It prints well when there is ink, but I have to constantly buy a lot of ink cartridges because it runs out quickly. Although the price might sound appealing, a higher priced all-in-one machine might be a better buy.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good but greedy!
Found this version of the multipass to be a reliable machine. But it DOES USE ALOT OF INK! If you think of purchasing the multipass do yourself a favor and get the 6000 series which is the laser copier. ... Read more


14. Canon MultiPass MP370 Multifunction

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Asin: B0000E659F
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Canon
Sales Rank: 4236
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Whether you're running a busy home office or just looking to minimize your desktop clutter, you're going to love the Canon M370, a single unit that combines the functions of a scanner, copier, and printer. With printing and copying speeds at up to 18 ppm black and 12 ppm color, it easily keeps pace with business demands while its rich colors and low-cost consumables make it the perfect companion to electronic craft projects. Plus, you can print directly from digital-camera memory cards, including CompactFlash, MicroDrive, SmartMedia, Memory Stick (excluding PRO), SD Card and MultimediaCard, and xD-Picture Card; Memory Stick DUO and miniSD Card are supported with an optional adapter.


This printer can connect directly to select digital cameras. Learn more about PictBridge.
You can archive your family photos or digitize your research, thanks to the flatbed color scanner, which has an optical resolution of 1,200 x 2,400 dpi (9,600 x 9,600 dpi interpolated). Included scanning software can help you edit, organize, and smooth out your images to improve the fine details--your copies may look better than the original when all is said and done! 48-bit color and 16-bit grayscale provide realistic colors and accurate and subtle shading with high contrast.

The printer offers 600 x 600 dpi for black pages and 4,800 x 1,200 dpi for photographic color; it's compatible with a wide variety of papers. When printing from your memory card, you can produce a photo proof sheet at the touch of a button, which allows you to easily choose your very favorite photos without wasting expensive paper. The two-cartridge system makes replacing empty ink tanks a snap.

The M370 is compatible with Windows-based systems and connects via a high-speed USB 2.0 cable. Canon includes a one-year warranty with Instant Exchange service.

What's in the Box
M370 multifunction, 1 black ink tank, 1 color ink tank, power cable, warranty card, setup card, setup software and user's guide disk; USB cable not included ... Read more

Features

  • Up to 4,800 x 1,200 dpi color print resolution
  • Up to 18 copies per minute black, 12 cpm color
  • Slots for digital-camera memory cards
  • USB 2.0 interface, PC compatible; 1-year warranty

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars Love this printer
Compared this one to various printers in the HP line and I am glad I bought this one! I also have an HP officejet 630 on our other computer, which has worked well. Scanner jams ocassionally, not a flatbed. It was time to buy a flatbed scanner/printer/copier to go with our new Dell 4600 with XP home. The reviews on the HP were toublesome since a lot of people had to contact HP tech for help and were pretty discouraged with the response, software and printer problems out of the box.
The printer and software were very easy to install with no problems, under 10 min. First thing I did was print out some photos on photo paper and they turned out great! It was a snap. Scanner worked well and produced a pretty nice image. The copier was also tested right away and did a great job. Black and white text printed out pretty fast. This one also can print photos directly from your digital camera media. The mp360 can't.
Another great thing about the printer is the ink is very affordable, 6 to $7 retail, cheaper online. A welcome relief compared to my HP, at 26 to $30.
All in all for the price you can't beat it!

4-0 out of 5 stars Great value overall
Pros:
- Very good quality printing, takes few minutes to
go through the alignment (follow the documentation)
- The ink's are much cheaper to refill ( best thing!)
- Not too big

Cons:
- While shutting does some noisy operation before completely shutting down.

But if you want all-in-one and best value for money- go for this one! ... Read more


15. Canon MultiPASS F50 Flatbed Multifunction
list price: $399.99
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Asin: B00005OSVF
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Canon
Sales Rank: 12893
Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Designed with the small office in mind, Canon's F50 Multipass combines several necessary functions inside one sleek box that fits snugly into an 18-by-24-inch space. Featuring a fax machine, copier, scanner and printer, this speedy and accurate machine is an economical personal assistant for the home office.

Faxes are transmitted as quickly 3 seconds per page; color sheets may take as long as 60 seconds. With programmable dialing options for 12 one-touch numbers and a 30-page automatic document feeder, it practically operates by itself. The transmission memory can contain up to 270 pages, and users have easy access to a number of utility reports.

The printer and copier are compatible with envelopes, transparencies, photo paper, stickers, and transfers as well as plain paper in letter or legal sizes. For monochrome sheets, the F50 churns out up to 17 pages per minute at 600 x 600 dpi; in color, it can process up to 12 pages per minute at an outstanding 2,400 x 1,200 dpi. The paper tray can handle up to 100 sheets of plain paper. Up to 99 copies can be created from one original, with available magnification options ranging from 25 to 400 percent.

The flatbed scanner offers 9,600 x 9,600 dpi and 36-bit color depth; hobbyists can easily process their vacation photos while professionals can quickly organize important documents.

The F50 is fully compatible with PC and Macintosh systems, and includes a scan processing software package. Canon provides a one-year limited warranty on parts and service, along with an InstantExchange program. --Jill Lightner ... Read more

Features

  • Fax, printer, copier, and scanner, in one unit
  • Print up to 17 ppm black, 12 ppm color
  • Scan at 9600 dpi in 36-bit color
  • Canon Think Tank System individual ink tanks
  • Built-in automatic document feeder

Reviews (20)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great unit, but docs need work
An excellent printer, lots of great features for the money, although a few minor quirks. I was considering some other flatbed all-in-one's from HP, Brother, Lexmark, etc, and am using this to replace separate older HP all-in-one and Canon scanner units. Some reasons I chose this unit include combination of ability to copy 8x14 legal (auto-doc feeder only), individual color cartridges (cheaper and environmentally more friendly), high speed color fax w/270pg memory, 2400x1200 color print resolution (useful for digital photos), 30pg auto-doc feeder, direct hi-res color copies (1200x1200), 25-400% copy enlarge/reduce, and print speed.

Setup was easy - quite a few steps to unwrap packing tapes and other setup, but fairly dummy-proof both hardware and software. Performance is excellent in many ways for basic printing, copying, scanning and fax. In the 1200dpi direct color copying mode, even does a respectable job copying direct to glossy photo paper. Doc feeder is smooth, no jams so far. Note that 8x14 legal scans work fine, but are through the doc feeder only, which runs them through a small separate 1"-wide scan area - the plate glass accepts up to letter and A4 sizes (the doc is wrong on this suggesting 8x14 glass copies, but a note on the canon web site corrects this). The unit is a good healthy size, but not overly huge. It vibrates back and forth a bit during inkjet printing sweeps, but a good solid base will help. There is also a plastic cover over the paper tray, a nice touch to keep dirt/dust off the paper supply.

On the down side, the docs are well written for basic functions, but very poor for most advanced features. Many technical terms are not defined (eg: most fax tx/rcv settings) or not documented beyond just mentioning them by name. There is no single section or roadmap for all of the on-printer menus and most menu settings are not in the index either, so you have to jump around the pages by eye. The color/quality/paper settings in the print setup, while flexible, have little documentation in terms of what they really do (eg: difference between photo/glossyphoto/photofilm paper type settings). I'm still working on trying to compensate a bit for correct skin tones from my Fuji digital camera, which tends to favor red more than I'd like - although shots from another digital camera came out fine. Another nit: the max scan resolution I've seen is 600x600, so I'm not sure where the claimed 600x1200 settings come from. Finally, 17c/12b ppm copying and printing speeds are not what I'm seeing for highest resolution settings, these numbers must be for either lowest resolution, or multiple page copy speeds.

All that aside, I'm very happy with the unit, it copies and prints great high-resolution pictures in reasonable speeds, and is nicely priced.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fast, easy to install and use, great-looking print!
I bought this to use in my back office. I'm a busy doctor and the 20-minute setup according the color poster couldn't have been easier to follow. The printer worked GREAT right out of the box. It's fast. The included software runs easily but also offers options (like adjusting ink color levels manually)that allow you to be a little creative if you like. It's fast (great when we run out of a form unexpectedly). I love being able to scan a document to fax, type in the name and fax number of the recipient, add a few lines for the cover sheet, and have the computer take care of the rest. Did I mention it's fast? I plan to replace all three of my employees' printers with this machine!

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Unit, Software aggravating
I truly like this printer. It's fast, beautiful output. FAX, scanner and copy functions are very easy to use and reliable.

The only thing I don't like is that you have to use Canon's drivers. I never successfuly got the USB connection to work.
Canon want's you to use their USB controls, not Windows. It
got all confused and kept repeatedly saying "It's not connected,
It's not connected!!!". Well, it was. I just plugged in my parallel printer cable and moved on.

2-0 out of 5 stars Terrible
When i first got this printer i already new that i would use mostly for printing pictures on regular paper. well that has come out to be true, but wow i was wrong. the quality is extremely bad the pixels are sometimes as big as a millimeter by a milimeter! as for scanning, i could say that it's exeptional, but i don't use that feature much. copying is average at best. Text printing is the WORST there letters are like fraing blobbs. as for faxing a havent found any issues exept for speed which is a little slow. Now tha ti have had it with this printer i am getting a epson c82 because thats all i really need and the quality is very good, thats what i would recomend to you, or if you want these features i would recomend the epson cx5200 for only $... which is twice as cheap as this and at least twicew as good.

5-0 out of 5 stars Better than many reviews here suggest
Examples. Has occasionally fed paper crooked, but that was almost always due to paper misalignment or paper irregularities (smoothness, folds, waviness). That's just an inconvenience. When it happens, I just print again, being more careful with paper supply. Not too bad considering 98% of the paper used is "used" single side printouts. Just using the other side for draft doc purposes. Paper costs are near 0. Of course, paper frugality is independent of printer used.

Generally feeds great all the time, fast and smooth. And yes, from time-to-time the Canon printers do go thru a lengthy and a bit noisy cleaning cycle. This usually happens shortly after being used after long periods of inactivity. If it keeps the printhead from degrading, then that's good. Again, generally if we use ours even a little bit and leave it turned on, those cleaning cycles are minimal. It generally tries to perform those during periods of inactivity a short while AFTER we've completed a print job. And it's not bad at all when you consider how QUIETLY it does all this high quality printing so quickly.

Some reviews score this unit a bit lower for having a bit larger footprint than some other competative units. The footprint is not a problem for us. Yes, it takes more space than the old S-600 did alone. But we got rid of a scanner, and gained other functionality to boot. It's not really that big.

I share our MFP F-50 off my dual boot WinXP/Linux box. It works just fine when running in either/both OS(es). Sorry, I haven't had the XP problems other report. Maybe the fact that I try to keep up to date on system software and driver updates has helped me avoid such problems.

Other positives observed. Ink usage isn't too bad, better than others. And the ink replacement cost is MUCH better than competition. And better yet, tanks are easily refilled to save even more $, but I use only the highest quality re-ink kit I could find. There are a number of inks that can mess these inkjets up. Very easy access and replacement of ink tanks. I won't use all the subjective descriptions ... let's just say it has Excellent print quality, period. We're very happy with all forms of printed image quality. Seems to be the same excellent printer engine as we had in our previous Cannon S-600. Printer driver: good options, easy to use, stable. Very fast printing, while still doing quality output. Scanning for fax and copying is pretty quick. The auto-sheet feeder is very handy for us, esp. for oversize items (like those long printer tape rebates) The shared fax psuedo-printer works great. Any use on our LAN can send a print job to the fax on this unit just like printing a document. Handy. It's not always practical to fax from within the PC, so it's also very handy to be able to just drop in some papers and let it run that way. We don't need one of those so-called photo printers. A very small part of what we print is photos, and when it is, this unit does a great job, esp. with glossy paper.

Printer drivers install and work fine on Win XP and Win ME machines, drivers that came boxed with printer on CD, and newer ones downloaded from Canon.

Haven't needed any human tech support yet. Good indication of product quality and web site. No data for human tech support quality.

Weaknesses: on our unit, when doing detailed photo scans, minor streaks come out in image in the direction of the scan motion. I suspect a flaw in the scan CCD array. This is a minor issue for us. We rarely scan photos these days now we have digital camera and camcorder. And the streaks don't show in other more common scan tasks, like faxes, B&W copies, etc. If I have too, I have been able to clean the pics up acceptably well in PaintShop Pro. And our friends and family say they wouldn't even notice the streaks if we hadn't pointed them out. Still, I expect no streaks or other flaws in a scan. Probably an isolated case. LCD display contrast on our unit is not real good. Would help if it was adjustable. The front panel LCD menu system is a fairly awkward to navigate.

I suspect one of the newer Canon multipass' is a replacement to this model, and I also suspect they would perform comparably, perhaps even better.

All considered, give it a 5/5. Same in general for the comparable Canon printers, 5/5. The Canon's really seem the be the best value printers out there, optimal balance of feature and price trade-offs. I shopped, researched, and tested a lot over past few years on this topic. Used the S-600 all through 2002, and have used this F-50 since September 2002 (Had an HP 870 before. It was great in it's day, but is/was no longer any comparison to printers these days).

There's proably more I could think of, but that should be enough for now. ... Read more


16. Canon MultiPass MP C545 Color Bubble Jet Printer, Fax, Copier, and Scanner (Mac)
list price: $129.94
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00004T8MY
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Canon Computer Systems
Sales Rank: 34591
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Buying an all-in-one unit designed to be partnered with your Mac may be the perfect solution for your family or small business, rather than stocking a roomful of electronics. Canon's MultiPass C545 is an ink-jet-based multifunction unit with the key features of color printing, scanning, and copying that are designed to work together and are supplemented by a fax function. The black text in crisp 720 x 360 dpi brings a professional look to résumés, papers, and presentations at 5 ppm. Color prints at 2 ppm. You can print on all the papers you'd expect from a high-quality unit, including letter and legal papers, envelopes, glossy photo, gloss film, and transparencies. A one-touch button makes scanning and editing photos for all kinds of projects and e-mail easy, even for the novice. A flatbed scanner lets you scan books and magazines. You'll appreciate OCR software for scanning text, and the clear optical resolution of 600 x 600 dpi with 24-bit depth provides accurate color.

Use the color copy features of the C545 without starting up your computer. One button supplies posters, mirror images, and superzoom. Save time running around town to pickup photo reprints and enlargements when you can print your own on photo paper. The copier feature reproduces in 360 x 360 dpi resolution, for black and color, with reduction capability up to 70 percent. Load paper in the rear of unit and collect finished work on your desktop. A low-ink sensor alerts you to get more, and the separate black and tricolor ink tanks mount in a removable print head. Transmit faxes with another one-touch feature, automatically speed dialing to send up to 30 pages at 6 seconds per page (14,400 bps), or print incoming faxes at 4 ppm.

The MultiPass C545 offers family-friendly features and software. Children and adults alike will express themselves more creatively in home projects, school assignments, work, and community projects. And don't forget the advantages of an all-in-one unit with a small footprint of 14.4 by 12.7 by 8.1 inches and just 10.5 pounds for saving space, and reducing clutter and the need for disparate accessories and supplies. The software bundle includes the MultiPass CD-ROM for Mac with printer drivers and multifunction setup utilities, plus Canon Photo, TextBridge Pro, OfficeReady CC, ChromaFax, Printmaster SE, and EarthLink Sprint Total Access. The box includes a power adapter, phone cord, color and black ink cartridges, and an ink cartridge container. The unit is covered by a limited one-year warranty. --Barbara Price ... Read more

Features

  • Multifunction printer, fax, copier, and scanner for Macintosh computers
  • 720 x 360 resolution for color or B&W printing
  • Mulitasking lets you print, scan, or make copies while sending a fax
  • 1-touch scanning operation
  • Small footprint

Reviews (6)

2-0 out of 5 stars Works OK, but no MacOS X support
I'm reasonably happy with how this printer performs in general, and it does the job as a quick and dirty copier.

However, I was extremely disappointed that Canon apparently doesn't have the slightest intention of writing MacOS X native printer drivers for it. As a workaround, I print my documents to a PDF file and then run Acrobat in the Classic environment to print from there. MacOS X PDF support is excellent, so this works quite well.

Nevertheless, given Canon's disgraceful lack of support, I doubt that I'll ever buy a Canon printer again.

4-0 out of 5 stars Mine's just fine!
I am a Mac G3 user and for the price and all the functions this machine performs, I think it is great. I have space restraints and this is the smallest of the multifuntion machines. Probably the only thing I don't love is the quality of the printing, although if you instruct your computer to print on best quality (which is slow) the quality is much better!

3-0 out of 5 stars Great idea, short on delivery.
The versatility and light-weight, compact design of this machine made it practically irresistible to an iMac man like me. But after experiencing some communication problems between the printer and my computer, and then noticing that the product is absent from the catalogs of most Macintosh dealers, I was able to determine that the Canon 545 uses a conversion cable for USB compatibility. The Canon 555, on the other hand, comes with "hard-wired", built-in USB capability. Only slightly larger and a few dollars more than the 545, the 555 may be the better bet for most Mac users, at least in this price range.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not in the black.
I installed USB ports into my Macintosh G3 (to attach this specific printer) and finally got the computer to recognize it.... only to learn that the printer wouldn't recognize its own black ink.

It was nice that the printer came with two black ink cartridges (and the necessary cable), but the printer told me that both of them were empty.

Thinking maybe this printer had a unique way of installing cartridges, I actually followed the intructions. Still the same thing happened.

Then I found in their troubleshooting section that I likely had a damaged internal something or other.

I assumed I got a lemon and immediately sent it back to Amazon with the idea of getting another one. But after reading the other less than stellar reviews of this product, I plan to look to another printer.

1-0 out of 5 stars Problem
MultiPass C545 would crash my Mac G3/OS 9.1 on start-up. Canon's solution to the problem was to disconnect the USB plug, before starting, then plug it in after the computer was on. ... Read more


17. Canon Multipass MP C555 Color Bubble Jet Printer, Fax, Copier, and Scanner
list price: $149.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00004ZAV1
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Canon Computer Systems
Sales Rank: 22373
Average Customer Review: 2.41 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Canon MultiPASS MP C555 multifunction peripheral is everything you could possibly want. It's a color Bubble Jet printer, fax machine, copier, and scanner. With all these functions the C555 is a multitalented machine that will save you space and money.

Well designed, and stylish to boot, the C555 plugs into any parallel or USB and is compatible with either a PC or Macintosh.It's fast and efficient so you can send or receive faxes at 14.4 Kbps--equivalent to 6 seconds per page. You can store up to 42 pages in memory and load up to 20 pages in the automatic document feeder.

Photo-quality color printing comes to you at 720 x 360 dpi resolution. Print reports and promotional materials that look professional and slick. Scan color photos, artwork, and text at 600 dpi (300 dpi optical) with the push of a button. You can send documents to your e-mail or OCR (optical character recognition) application. You can even use your fax or copy function without your computer! And with easy drop-in ink cartridges (BC-20), changing your ink is a cinch.

The C555 comes with special software tools. These will help you enhance or manipulate photos, integrate scanned text into word processing documents, and create terrific Web pages. In fact, with the C555 you receive a free business Web site. This machine weighs 11.2 pounds and measures 14.4 by 13.4 by 10.9 inches and comes with a one-year limited warranty. --Linda Anderson ... Read more

Features

  • Color printer, fax machine, copier and scanner in one
  • Built-in USB and parallel ports
  • 720 x 360 dpi print resolution, 600 dpi scanning resolution
  • 14.4kbps modem for speedy faxing
  • Portable and lightweight

Reviews (17)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Product for MAC, But no OSX Drivers yet...
I have had this machine for 1 year.
-Very reliable and easy to use.
-Omnipage comes free and is the best OCR program I have used yet.
-Printer works fine in OS9 and classic. I have not used the Scanner or Fax in classic.
-Paid [item price]. This is same price for a standalone Fax machine...which this can be.
-Printing is slow for any higher quality. But this machine is designed to print text, which is does fairly fast.
-Scanner can easily get dirty. So clean the scan white surface often.
-Eats ink cartridges in high quality, but cheap replacement ones can be had for $1-2.

I love this machine, but I need the OSX print driver to give it a 5.

3-0 out of 5 stars frustrated
when i bought my cannon c555 i was very pleased on how it worked...but when i cant get the alarm light off and an err keeps flashing that my cartridge needs to be put in when it is in and full of ink..THATS FRUSTRATING....i cant get the alarm light off and cant print....i cant get any tech information over the internet without having to pay for it...thats frustrating...ive had it for about 2 years and this is the first time i cant find tech help.....thank you and good luck

1-0 out of 5 stars A Piece of JUNK!!!
I purchased my third canon printer last year and decided to go with a multifuntional one======WHAT A MISTAKE THAT WAS!!! It has NOT worked more than it has worked!!!!!!!!!!!! As soon as I got one thing straightened out, another would pop up!!! I've been out looking for a new one and it WON'T BE A CANON!!! The techs didn't even know what to do with it!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars super deal
I've owned this printer for about 2 years and I think it was a spectacular deal. It prints, scans, faxes, copies, and does so reliably. I've never had a serious problem with this machine. My only wish is that I could get a driver that would allow me to use it with OSX (I'm not running OS 9 Classic, which is required if you want to use this printer).

1-0 out of 5 stars Did not even last a year!!!
I purchased this machine in Sept 2001 and it gave me headache after headache. I had problems installing it. The ink cartridges were tiny and needed to be replaced often. The printer died and Canon's support suggested that I needed a new BC-21e print head/cartridge combo. At $50, I think not!!!! I've seen brand new printers advertised for this price. I prefer to put the money toward a better printer. I also will never consider another all in one machine again. When the printer died, I lost my copier and my fax machine as well. ... Read more


18. Canon MultiPass C635

Asin: B00000K0DH
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Canon Computer Systems
Sales Rank: 50964
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

With so many people working at home, there's a greater need for a fully functional office in the back bedroom or at the dining room table. But where do you fit all that equipment? A computer, printer, fax machine, copier, and scanner are absolutely necessary in the modern world of freelancing and telecommuting, but who has the room for--and who can afford--so many machines? One of the only multifunction options currently available for Mac users is the Canon MultiPass C635. A color bubble jet printer, copier, fax, and scanner all in one compact machine, the C635 will become your new best friend, though it fails miserably at water cooler gossip.

Plain old black-and-white printing isn't enough in this Power Point world, so the C635 offers photo-realistic 720 x 360 dpi color images, which will print at approximately 2.5 ppm. Copies retain the same vibrancy as the original, as will scanned photos. And if you're not quite pleased with the photo itself, with a few simple mouse clicks you can manipulate and enhance the image using Adobe PhotoDeluxe, which comes bundled free with the C635. With TextBridge Pro, you can integrate scanned text right into word processing documents and save yourself hours of retyping time.

When setting up fax capabilities, you have four modes to choose from: fax only, fax/telephone, manual, or answering machine mode. Determine whether you want to have a separate line for just faxes, if you want to hook up through your answering machine, and if you want the fax to ring or not. The C635 can distinguish between fax and phone calls and will send the signal to the right machine. No more picking up the phone and getting that annoying constant beep in your ear.

Extremely versatile, the C635 is as simple to set up as a standard printer. The quick start guide is very clear and has illustrations that actually look like the product (unlike many manuals we've tried to follow, to no avail). If you've ever set up a printer before, this will be intuitive, but nonetheless, Canon breaks it down into little bites and has helpful line drawings at every bullet point. For extra instructions or troubleshooting, check out the user's manual on the software CD. Be sure to plug the USB cord directly into your computer or into a dedicated USB hub. Using another port--like the one on your keyboard--won't give the C635 the power it needs for its many functions.

Once the hardware is set up, turn on your computer and insert the CD. With a few clicks, you can install the MultiPass Desktop Manager and Canon Creative for the Macintosh. The Desktop Manager includes the Printer Driver, Fax Utility Setup, and ScanTastic. Included in the Canon Creative for the Mac is Adobe PhotoDeluxe and ScanSoft TextBridge Pro. Once installed, restart your computer and you're ready to go.

We think the best thing about the C635 is the vast convenience that it offers. No more running out to the copy shop and rustling up change to make a copy or two while waiting to receive an expensive fax or trying to find someone with a scanner to help you out at the last minute. The C635 makes working at home more comfortable, professional, and smooth. It's amazing how four office machines can be compressed into the size of one standard printer.

Canon offers a one-year warranty that includes repair or replacement of a defective product and free technical support (when the warranty expires, you have to pay). --Dana Van Nest

Pros:

  • Four-in-one convenience
  • Easy-to-follow setup and software installation
  • Extremely versatile

Cons:

  • Need to take extra care when scanning
  • Technical support post-warranty is pricey
... Read more

Reviews (2)

4-0 out of 5 stars An all-around decent unit for home and SOHO.
I used a MultiPass C635 for a few years with my iMac Rev. A, and other than a few hiccups in the initial driver release, which were promptly fixed in Canon's next release, the unit was very good to me for scanning, printing, and faxing. Also comes bundled with PhotoDeluxe, a very good photo editor.

3-0 out of 5 stars OS9 procedure
If you are using OS9 you will encounter the following problem after installing the included Adobe Type Manager software: "System error type 119." Canon and Adobe are aware of this and the fix is as easy as going to adobe and downloading "Adobe Tpye Manager 4.5.2 Macintosh version" (NOT the deluxe version). At some time in the near future Canon will update the included software, but until then there is no clue about how to solve this problem in the box. ... Read more


19. Canon MultiPASS C530 Color Bubble Jet Multifunction
list price: $194.94
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00001X5DE
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Canon Computer Systems
Sales Rank: 32818
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The Canon MultiPass C530 combines the functions of a color printer, fax machine, convenience color copier, and PC scanner at an almost irresistible price. The C530 is best suited to home use because of its modest performance ratings. Printing is rated at up to 2 pages per minute (ppm), and the copier function can make black-and-white copies at up to 3.1 copies per minute (cpm). Color copies range from three to nine minutes per page, depending on resolution settings.

Setup is almost as easy as plugging in a traditional ink-jet printer. We connected the C530 to our test PC with a bidirectional parallel cable, inserted the ink cartridges, and plugged in our phone line. The unit offers three RJ-11 phone jacks for line, telephone, and an answering machine. We loaded the ink cartridges by placing the color and black ink tanks into the print head, dropping the head in place, locking it in place with the blue lever, and pressing the cartridge key, which is exposed only while the cover is open.

This Canon model comes with a number of individual software elements. There are separate printer and fax drivers for outputting jobs from the PC. In addition, the C530 includes Status Monitor, which displays job status and error conditions; Send Fax Manager, which lets you monitor scheduled fax jobs; MultiPass Toolbar, which provides a customized interface to common tasks; and Desktop Manager, a flexible interface that lets you manage your scanned documents and pass them to applications through drag and drop. This multitiered combination of driver software caused us some problems during our testing. On one of our test systems, we got an initialization error every time we printed, even though the print jobs always came out fine.

Two key strengths of this unit are its stand-alone fax and copy capabilities and its application software bundle. The C530 includes a complete fax control panel with 12 one-touch dial buttons and a number of software programs for a well-rounded small- or home-office solution. The MultiPass C530 isn't really cut out for a high-volume environment, but it is a flexible solution for a home office. --Stephen W. Plain

Pros:

  • Stand-alone color copying and faxing
  • Copies, scans, faxes, and prints
  • Broad software bundle

Cons:

  • Slow printing and scanning
  • Limited scanning resolution
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Features

  • Bubble Jet printer, fax, copier, and scanner in one machine
  • Stand-alone faxing and color copying
  • 20-sheet automatic document feeder
  • Includes Desktop Manager document management software
  • Optional black and photo ink cartridges

Reviews (2)

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Buy for the Money
I purchased my Canon Multipass C530 in October of 2000. I paid $199.99 for and it came with a $55 mail in rebate. I consider it to be a very good buy. It is still working very well with one minor quirk that I have learned to live with. If you are using it with a computer that has a Win based modem it sometimes fails to initialize on startup. This problem is easily bypassed by shutting the power off to the unit (unplugging it) and then plugging it back in.

I also found out the hard way that the unit must be kept plugged in. I had the unit plugged into a powerstrip with the rest of my computer. I would shut off the power to everything when I turned off my computer. I couldn't understand why I was going through ink cartridges so quickly, so I called Canon support. After talking with two techs we figured out why I was having this problem. Power must remain supplied to the unit in order to put the carriage in a home position which seals off the ink cartridge so it doesn't dry out. After pointing out the fact that this was one major point that they forgot to mention in the manual they were very apologitic and sent me 2 new ink tanks free of charge.

I have used this unit for everything and have been very pleased with the quality of prints you are able to obtain with it. Grant it they are not the 1200 dpi resolution that you would get with some more expensive units but they are good enough to print out fairly decent color photographs. Quality paper makes a big difference! I have printed out business brochures which turned out fantastic on the higher quality paper.

I have been doing a LOT of scanning photographs for a family photo video that I am putting together. It does a good job of scanning these pictures but if you run one through the scanner feed more than four or five times you will start to notice light track lines across these pictures (even if you keep your feed rollers clean). Because of this I am currently shopping for a flatbed multifunction unit - Canon makes one called the multipass F50 which is also a multifunction unit but has no rollars to leave track marks on my pictures. This is quite a bit more expensive though so if you can get by with only scanning a picture a couple times the C530 might still be a good choice for you.

The fax speed is great with the G3 technology you can scan a page in about three seconds and with the error reporting feature turned on you will know right away if you fax has been sent or received properly.

The printer has a built in nozzle cleaning feature which can clean out clogged nozzles with just the touch of a couple buttons. Since I have been keeping the unit plugged in the nozzles stay fairly clean and my ink tanks last pretty long.

Don't be expecting a speed demon with this machine it is not a high speed printer - full color photos take a few minutes. Just remember that this isn't a $300 machine and you can't have everything for almost nothing and you will be happy with it. All in all for the money I would say that this unit is definitly a good buy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Changed my mind
I actually went into the stores looking for a fax machineexpecting to spend about $150. when i saw this at [the offered price], i realized i hit the jackpot. its so nice and small and the cover closes up to hide the buttons for a better look. my print quality was exceptional even though the dpi is only 720x360. in reading about Canon's Drop Modulation technology, i can see how they do it with minimal dpi. black quality is perfect and there are NO paper missfeeds at all. it seems as though it will copy just about anything and that makes me happy. i havent had any worries about this machine and Canon has answered all my questions about the different things i can do with it. Thank you so much Canon for making a great product. Now my fax machine does 4 other things as well! Awesome. ... Read more


20. Canon MultiPass F60 Multifunction
list price: $249.99
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Asin: B00006JXVT
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Canon
Sales Rank: 15468
Average Customer Review: 4.15 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The MultiPass F60 delivers high-quality legal-size and letter-size copies--up to 13 copies per minute (cpm) in color and 20 cpm in black and white. It also scans documents and photos at a maximum resolution of 9,600 dpi in 36-bit color and prints at up to 20 pages per minute (ppm) in black and 13 ppm in color.

The F60 features the Canon Think Tank system, with four ink tanks. When one color runs out, simply replace the ink tank for that color, rather than replacing the entire cartridge. A low-ink sensor alerts the need for a new tank, so you don't risk running out of ink in the middle of a print job.

The F60 offers advanced Exif Print compatibility for improved processing of digital camera images. In addition, the unit comes with Easy-PhotoPrint software, allowing you to produce borderless 4-by-6-inch or 8.5-by-11-inch prints from digital-camera memory cards, without a PC. Canon's MicroFine Droplet technology prints up to 2,400 x 1,200 dpi resolution with ultrafine, 5-picoliter droplets.

The unit is backed by a one-year warranty. ... Read more

Features

  • Copies letter and legal-size documents
  • Scans at 9,600 dpi in 36-bit color
  • Prints photo-quality output; up to 20 ppm black, 13 ppm color
  • Directly accetps digital camera-memory cards
  • Produces borderless prints and copies

Reviews (13)

5-0 out of 5 stars All-in-one-convenience
I purchased the F60 on the basis of the review by Consumer Reports of the F30, essentially similar, without the slot to direct print digital photos from various media. The set-up was a snap with Windows XP. Copies, scans, and printing are all razor sharp. Tiny gripe - my older Canon S630 allowed the software to turn it on and off; the F60 is controlled manually, so I leave it on all the time. I've used the scanning feature and it accurately recognizes text and converts it to editable text with OCR software. Bottom-line: for not much more than a "standard" printer you can have a copier and scanner as well!

4-0 out of 5 stars I had the same problem.
...as jwalley1 (below) on Win98. After reading his solution, I installed an ADS Tech. USB Turbo Quad 4 into a free PCI slot (no problems on installation). This not only cleared up the problem, but noticably increased the speed at which jobs spool to the printer.

I guess this was really a problem with my box, not a fault of Canon, and the machine is doing a good job now that I've fixed the bug. Thus, I've upgraded my rating to 4 stars, although I'm still a little miffed at having to jump through these hoops (and pay for the USB port upgrade) to make the thing work. People with older computers (unless you've upgraded your USB ports) should be forewarned that they may have similar issues with the Canon F60.

5-0 out of 5 stars Quite good overall
Printing quality is excellent, and I am quite pleased with the scanning quality. I did not have any problems installing it on my Windows ME machine, and it works well through my network too! I still have my original printer connected to my parallel port, and this has not caused any problems either.

I do have a couple of small complaints though, most of them about the Compact Flash (CF) slot...
The CF option works well, but there is little documentation on how to use it. When printing the index sheet, the thumbnails are a little too small for my taste. The slot itself could be in a better location (it's on the right side near the back), as I have to pull the unit out in order to access it.

Borderless printing works excellent, but there is a slightly noticeable difference on the print quality near the edges. However, Canon does mention that this may happen.

Like many USB devices, this one does not come with a USB cable. I would highly recommend doing some price checking before purchasing a cable. The price at a local store was over twice as much as one that I found online.

This is my first multi-function device, and I am quite pleased. I was in need of both a new printer and a new scanner, and the F60 does a good job at being both! I would recommend this to anyone who wants a high quality multi-function device.

Some new notes:
I've printed a couple of banners, which all came out excellent using banner paper. However, make sure you feed only the amount of paper that you need, plus one sheet, through the printer. If you do not, you will have to deal with a paper jam.

I had to call Canon's tech support the other day, and they were excellent. The paper jam (see above) caused the print head to go way out of alignment (beyond what is fixable through the align print head menu). The tech-support helped me get it to a bearable state, and have also sent me a new print head (free of charge). My only complaint is that their tech-support phone number is long-distance (not a problem with most cell phone services).

5-0 out of 5 stars Great deal
I got a refurbished one at Fry's for $90. Love it. Ink is cheap and it doesn't go through it too fast. Print quality is great. The only thing missing is a way to scan my slides.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Multifunction Printer
Have had this printer for over a year and it has performed flawlessly. Generous as far as ink usage and has fast speed. ... Read more


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