Canon 400 Printer Review
There are a number of things that make the Canon imageRUNNER 400 an ideal machine for a busy office, but the most prominent is its modular design that allows it to be upgraded to handle increasing volumes. Many features can be added to the base model, also listed as the 400N, while two model alternatives have some of these features standard. The 400S comes with a stapling finisher and the 400V has an increased paper capacity.
It takes about a minute and a half for this all-in-one laser device to warm up, and the first page of an order will begin printing in less than 6 seconds. Once it starts moving, up to 40 pages per minute can be copied, printed, or scanned. Faxing is an optional feature that can be added if needed. The fax board for the 400 is Super G3 compatible with a 33.6 Kbps transmission rate, which equates to less than 3 seconds per transmission. It also offers 140 speed dial locations, with 60 of them being one-touch buttons.
Because this is a monochrome machine, only a single Canon 400 toner cartridge is required and it holds only black printer toner. Offices that need the ability to print in color should look elsewhere. Each imageRUNNER 400 toner cartridge can yield up to 10,600 pages, minimizing the frequency that replacements will be needed and the damage to the office budget. Replacement toners are easy to find online from third-party resellers as well.
An interpolated resolution of 1200 dpi can be reached when scanning, and the maximum resolution created with the Canon 400 toner is 1200x600 dpi. This device can be shared on a network, thanks to the built-in ethernet interface, though there is a limit to how many pages should be printed monthly, at 150,000 prints. An integrated touchscreen LCD is available for users to monitor the progress of tasks, change functions and settings, and keep track of the remaining level of imageRUNNER 400 toner.
When it comes to expansion, there are internal and external features that can be added. On the inside of the machine, a fax board can be installed and the memory can be expanded from 64 MB up to 96 MB. On the outside of the 400, a number of pieces can be added, which will increase the weight of the unit from the already heavy 215 pounds, as well as the overall size. Staple, saddle-stitch, and stacking finishers are available, as well as an automatic document feeder. Additional cassette feeding units and a paper deck are also available to increase the paper capacity from the standard 1,050 sheets to a maximum of 5,550 sheets.
With so many impressive features and functions, as well as an intuitive design, the Canon imageRUNNER 400 is an ideal match for growing offices. This device is versatile, fast, and fully equipped to handle the demands of a busy work environment. The high-yielding Canon 400 toner will keep operational costs within reason, and numerous upgrade options make it a valuable asset to the office.