Canon 2520 Printer Review
For an office that needs a machine that can handle large volumes and a versatile array of tasks, the Canon ImageRUNNER 2520 is worth a look. Not the best or worst in its class, this middle-of-the-road laser device has all-in-one capabilities including scanning, printing, copying, and faxing. Though it is a bit slow compared to similar models, maxing out at 20 pages per minute, it will consistently deliver professional-grade black-and-white documents.
The standard configuration offers 256 MB of memory, while the 2520i configuration has 512 MB built in. A 400-MHz processor helps the machine to warm up in about 30 seconds and print the first page out in less than 7 seconds. This unit is compatible with most major operating systems and can be connected via USB or ethernet interface, the latter of which allows for shared operation through a network.
Only a single, black Canon 2520 toner cartridge is required for operation, as it is a monochrome device. The black-and-white documents will be printed at a resolution of 1200x1200 dpi and copied and scanned at a resolution of 600x600 dpi. Documents can be scanned in color if needed and can be sent directly to a memory card or flash drive, among other options.
On the front panel is a touchscreen LCD display that makes it easy for users to track the progress of jobs, change print settings, check the level of remaining ImageRUNNER 2520 toner, identify errors, access the automatic duplexer, and navigate the system. There is also a security feature that can be enabled to lock sensitive documents until a PIN code is entered.
Each ImageRUNNER 2520 toner cartridge can yield as many as 14,600 pages, which will keep the cost per printed page low. Replacement toners are available from third-party vendors, as well as the original manufacturer. To minimize cost, it is recommended to purchase the replacement Canon 2520 toner cartridges in multiples rather than one at a time.
The input and output capacity can be expanded if needed, making the 2520 a modular unit that can grow with a business. The high yield of Canon 2520 printer toner will keep operational costs within a reasonable budget, and the unit's speed and quality will ensure efficient production at a professional level.