Canon LC3170 Printer Review
Though it looks small, the Canon LC 3170 laser fax machine is actually a machine built for large offices. Its 16x18.1x13.9 inch size might make it seem like a home office unit, but its 65,000 page monthly duty cycle definitely contradicts that. This is an all-in-one fax machine, because the LC 3170 can print, copy and scan in addition to its faxing features.
This machine's fax function is definitely its best feature. With an automatic dialing option, 72 one-touch speed dials and 128 coated speed dials, you will find you won't ever need to remember fax numbers. Also, it has up to 199 group dials, and an automatic redialing option that can redial up to 15 times within the 2-99 minute range. It has a modem speed of 33.6 Kbps, and usually each page of a fax takes about 3 seconds to send. These speeds are quite fast compared to others on the market, and they should keep up with most offices well. It even comes with a telephone headset, so you can make phone calls if you need. Most really enjoy this additional feature.
To print and copy, you are going to need one Canon LC 3170 toner cartridge, and one black printer toner comes with the machine upon purchase. The black Canon LC 3170 toner will last around 5,000 pages before you need to replace it. If you generally just using this as a fax machine, there's a good chance you won't even find yourself needing additional Canon laser supplies very often.
When printing using the Canon LC3170 toner cartridge, you can reach resolutions as high as 1200 dpi. The copier can create 17 copies per minute and up to 99 copies from each original document. Resolutions of 600x600 dpi are as high as you can get when copying. All around the Canon LC 3170 is a great machine to add to any midsized to large sized office.