For less than $300, you can add a compact laser copier that is perfect for home or small offices—Canon imageCLASS ICD340. Though it isn't the fastest printer on the market, it is faster than most Canon ink cartridge
printers and should make most people very happy with its high quality prints using the Canon ICD340 toner. With USB connection and Windows compatibility, most offices will find that this machine is easily adaptable into the workplace. Mac users, however, will have to look elsewhere for their copying needs. It weighs 35 pounds with the Canon toner cartridge
installed, which is a little husky, but still easy enough to move if necessary. Its dimensions of 21.4x17.6x17.8 inches will be very easy to place where you need it too. The ICD340 also comes with a 50-page automatic document feeder that will make copying very easy.
This copier is monochromatic, meaning it will only copy in black-and-white. Because of this, you are only going to need one imageCLASS ICD340 toner cartridge filled with black printer toner
. These toners will be easy enough to find, and using them, resolutions as high as 600x600 dpi are possible. Reductions and enlargements of 50% to 200% are possible in 1% increments, which will get your documents looking precise and perfect.
Speeds on this little machine are decent. When it comes to warm-up time, it excels, taking only 1 second to get up-and-running. It also has a very fast first-page out time of only 11 seconds. Its print speeds are a little slower, though, making only 15 copies per minute using Canon ICD340 toner. Though many people probably don't need faster machines, for those that do, there are machines on the market that can do double the speeds of the ICD340. It can also print, and does so at the same speeds using the imageCLASS ICD340 toner. If cost is an issue, try using remanufactured Canon ICD340 toner cartridges.