Canon 330 Printer Review
The Canon imageRUNNER 330 is a standalone monochrome copier, so users will be able to create duplicates without the assistance of a computer. This machine is also classified as a multifunction unit, which means it can be used to perform additional tasks like printing, scanning and faxing. The unit's primary setback is its lack of a network connection, which can be found in its more advanced and expensive series model, the 330N. The 330 makes up for this with its low price tag and impressive maximum output speeds of up to 33 pages per minute, however. A number of other positive attributes make this laser machine worth a look for small offices, such as its high-yielding imageRUNNER 330 printer toner, built-in automatic duplexing and robust paper handling.
The 330 is designed to support busy small offices with its ample standard media capacity of 1,050 pages. If this isn't large enough, users have the option to expand the input capacity to a maximum of 5,550 pages by purchasing additional feeders and trays. Users also have the ability to add three finishing options that can saddle-stitch brochures and staple documents in multiple positions. In addition, the machine includes two separate 30-sheet and 50-sheet automatic document feeders that can tackle multiple-sheet scan jobs.
While the device comes with image enhancement features like automatic centering and sharpness adjustment, its copy resolution of only 600x600 dpi using Canon 330 toner is lower quality than comparable models. However, the 330 outperforms other units in its class with its ability to handle a maximum monthly duty cycle of 120,000 pages and copy up to 999 new documents from an original job.
The unit's front panel includes a color LCD that can perform a range of features from notifying users if either paper or imageRUNNER 330 toner has run low to providing job progress alerts. Users will also have access to menus, popular functions and device settings to conveniently manage jobs.
Replacing toners is both easy and economical since the machine only operates with one black Canon 330 toner cartridge. With a large maximum capacity of over 10,000 pages for each Canon 330 toner cartridge, this device is capable of cost-effectively handling medium to large volumes.
With attractive features like an input paper capacity that can be expanded when needed, plenty of on-board control and decent output speeds, the 330's design makes it one of the better options in its class of small office devices. Built-in networking would expand its appeal, but if this is a deal-breaker, buyers should consider the similar 330N model.