Canon 2018 Printer Review
Small and mid-sized offices will appreciate the versatility of the Canon imageRUNNER 2018, as well as the office space that is saved by combining a copier, scanner, and printer into a single machine. Even better, this unit supports the addition of a fax board, which can be purchased and installed if needed. Also sold separately are four additional paper trays, a 50-sheet automatic document feeder, and extra RAM. There are also finishing options for the 2018.
The supported fax board for this unit has Super G3 capabilities, which allows faxes to be sent or received in less than 5 seconds. The built-in RAM is 128 MB and the maximum is 256 MB. The single input tray that comes with the base model holds 250 sheets of paper, while the standard bypass tray can hold up to 80 sheets of alternative media such as envelopes and labels. The maximum paper capacity is 1,080 sheets.
Being capable of expanding is not the only impressive thing about the 2018, though. Speed is another important component in this machine's design. From Sleep mode, it takes less than a second to warm up, while about 14 seconds will be needed to warm from the off position. Once it is ready to go, the 2018 can produce up to 18 pages per minute, with the first printing in less than 7 seconds. The maximum speed will be reached only in the print mode that minimizes the amount of Canon 2018 toner ejected per inch of paper.
As many as 8,300 prints can be yielded by a Canon 2018 toner cartridge. The drum unit can produce around 55,000 documents before wearing down, so users should replace it every 6 or 7 toners. Replacement imageRUNNER 2018 toner can be purchased from the manufacturer or a certified reseller online.
When it comes to quality, the maximum resolution varies depending on which function is being used. When scanning, 600x600 dpi is the highest quality, which duplicates can be made at a maximum of 1200x600 dpi. The print resolution is the highest, though, maxing out at 1200x1200 dpi, which is rather impressive considering only a single color of Canon 2018 printer toner is used.
Ethernet and USB connection options are available and most major operating systems are compatible. With the imageRUNNER 2018 toner cartridge installed, this all-in-one machine still only weighs a little over 100 pounds. Overall, this is an excellent laser printer for a small, growing office.