Canon MF6560 Printer Review
The Canon imageCLASS MF6560 is a mid-sized office device that is surprisingly compact while including a fax machine, printer, copier, and scanner. It has only monochromatic capabilities, so users in need of printing in color should look elsewhere. Having a monochrome unit also means that maintenance costs will be minimal, however, as there is only one Canon MF6560 toner cartridge to replace. Overall, for a busy office with versatile needs, this unit is a good choice.
Each of the functions offers important features that will improve production. Copies can be resized from 50-200% of the actual size with a maximum resolution of 1200x600 dpi. This is also the highest quality for standard prints. The scanner operates with a 24-bit color depth, increasing the maximum internal resolution of scans to 9600x9600 dpi. The Super G3 fax machine cannot generate output quality quite as impressive, but it does have a 1,000-page fax memory and 23 one-touch speed dial options for convenience.
Up to 15,000 pages per month can be produced with this unit, while the imageCLASS MF6560 toner cartridges can yield up to 5,000 pages each. For offices that use this laser device to its maximum capacity, replacement toners could be needed up to 3 times a month. A number of online vendors offer replacement Canon MF6560 toner in both OEM and remanufactured versions. The latter will perform as well as the OEM imageCLASS MF6560 toner, but will cost significantly less.
The paper handling consists of a 500-sheet tray and a 100-sheet multipurpose tray that is used to print on specialty media such as envelopes and labels. There is also a 50-sheet automatic document feeder and a duplex unit. Up to 23 pages can be processed per minute and the first page of a task will begin printing in just about 8 seconds. This impressive speed is fueled by the 128 MB memory and the high-speed USB 2.0 port.
With high-yielding Canon MF6560 printer toner, this device is affordable as well as efficient in the workplace. Its versatility makes it an easy choice for an office with various needs but limited space.