Canon D761 Printer Review
The Canon imageCLASS D761 can print, scan, copy and fax a document, but despite its versatile all-in-one design, this unit's accompanying features designate it as an entry-level laser model that is better fit for light-duty home offices. Slow output speeds is one such feature that relegates the D761 to low volumes, printing a maximum of only 16 pages per minute on legal size documents. Users that aren't deterred by its output speeds and basic control tools stand to benefit from this inexpensive 4-in-1 printer's flexible connectivity and long-lasting imageCLASS D761 printer toner.
Often printers that package more than one function tend to be bulky, but the D761's frame of 24x15x17 inches makes it moderately compact and capable of fitting on a desktop. Contributing to the unit's footprint is its media handling, which includes a 500-sheet front-loading cassette tray that can support paper sizes like legal and letter. Also provided is a 100-sheet multipurpose tray that can handle a wider variety of media such as bond, transparencies, envelopes and color paper.
The unit's 30-sheet automatic document feeder will be useful when users need to scan larger jobs and don't have time to feed each page, but the lack of a flatbed design will limit the types of media users can copy or scan. User reviews also fault the D761 for its simple control panel, which includes faulty copy buttons and a single-line monochrome LCD that may be difficult to read in certain lighting. The panel includes additional features like a numeric pad for dialing fax numbers and LED lights that will flash to indicate when the paper or the Canon D761 toner need to be replaced.
The D761 comes with standard wired parallel and USB ports that will enable users to print jobs from their computer, but they also have the ability to add an optional ethernet interface to access network printing. The unit features Canon's Advanced Printing Technology that is able to print monochrome text and graphics with a satisfactory quality and maximum resolution of 600x600 dpi using black imageCLASS D761 toner.
The device's single black Canon D761 toner cartridge and print system will limit users to monochrome printing, but this also means replacement toners won't contribute to high running costs. Each black Canon D761 toner cartridge has a high yield of up to 5,000 pages, which will enable the device to cost-efficiently handle the moderate printing and copying needs of home offices.
The D761 is an affordable desktop printer that also bundles other basic functions that allow users to duplicate a job, send a scan or receive a fax. While the unit's onboard control tools cause its all-in-one design to be harder to navigate, its inexpensive and high-capacity supplies, ample media handling and optional network interface help overshadow such negative attributes.