The Canon imageCLASS D480 is a multifunction laser printer designed for small office use. It has the standard office functions as well as networking and duplexing, but its slightly bulky design might be too large for some tight spaces. Printer toner
is affordable, thanks to the low cost of Canon D480 toner.
The D480 has a fairly straightforward boxy design with a control panel and automatic document feeder located on top. It measures 14.2 inches by 15.4 inches by 17.4 inches and weighs 28 pounds. While its footprint is relatively compact, it may be a bit too bulky for some small offices.
The machine can print, scan, copy and fax. It features automatic duplexing, or two-sided printing, which uses both sides of the page for reduced paper costs and more flexibility in printing options. Also included is an ethernet support for connecting and sharing it across a network of computers. The embedded web interface makes it easy for users to access options and features remotely, and it is very easy to set up for sharing.
Print speed is fast at up to 23 pages per minute, and faxing supports Super G3 transmission speeds of up to 33.6 Kbps, though it can also slow down to accommodate slower machines. The 1200x600 dpi printing engine produces excellent print quality.
The single-cartridge system makes replacing the Canon toner
easy and more efficient as Canon D480 toner cartridges also include the drum, making them the only part that needs replacing. The 2,000-page capacity of imageCLASS D480 toner cartridges means a low cost per page for users, and third-party compatible imageCLASS D480 toner is available at much lower prices than OEM versions.
Combining the low cost of Canon D480 toner with the savings on paper costs when using duplexing makes it a very cost-efficient machine with great value. Its fast speeds and print quality are impressive, and network support is a nice bonus for the price.