Canon MF4330 Printer Review
The Canon imageCLASS MF4330 is the base model in a series of monochrome laser devices that can print an original document or copy one, as well as send important scans. The other model in its series is the MF4330d, which is very similar with the exception of its built-in automatic double-sided printing and copying. The MF4330 offers quick enough speeds to handle small offices, printing a maximum output of 22 pages per minute. Several elements gear this unit toward low to medium volumes, including its paper handling, the yield of its imageCLASS MF4330 printer toner cartridges and its decent set of all-in-one features.
Each of its 4 functions bundle their own features, with the scanner including a 35-sheet automatic document feeder and Optical Character Recognition software that can automatically convert printed text into editable electronic files. The copier can function independently from a computer thanks to the front panel, which includes buttons to adjust the zoom range and select a copy mode, as well as the option to select duplicating a job between 1 and 99 times. Due to the MF4330's lack of built-in networking, users will need to connect to their computer via the wired USB port in order to print and scan jobs.
The unit's flatbed scanner design enables it to handle a broader range of media types including heavy paper and thick paper. Since it only comes with a single 250-sheet input tray, users will have to frequently restock media if they plan on printing and copying at high volumes.
The device uses automatic image refinement technology that enables it to print graphics with sharp detail and a fine maximum resolution of 1200x600 dpi using Canon MF4330 toner. The copier should be able to reproduce the quality of the original job to suit internal distribution, duplicating with a resolution of up to 600x600 dpi using imageCLASS MF4330 toner.
To help minimize the amount of Canon MF4330 toner used for jobs, users can select the unit's Toner Save mode. The device can also be more affordable when users opt to replace toners with remanufactured supplies over the pricey OEM options. Each black Canon MF4330 toner cartridge can achieve moderately high yields of up to 2,000 pages, which will support light to medium volumes.
Perhaps one of the only setbacks the MF4330 faces is its lack of a built-in fax machine, but users who can get by with its efficient 3-in-1 design will benefit from this affordable and easy-to-use printer. This monochrome unit doesn't offer perks like expandable media handling or network connectivity, but it should be a good fit for small offices with moderate workflows.