Canon PC720 Printer Review
The Canon PC720 is a monochrome laser copier designed for the home or small office user. Its compact size and fast speed for the price are impressive. Its energy-saving and toner-saving features also make it very economical. Though it can print in addition to copying, if printing is the main function needed a standalone printer like the Dell 1320c that uses Dell 310-9060 toner could be a better buy.
Despite the prevalence of all-in-one machines on the market, many users still prefer separate machines for separate tasks. The Canon PC720 laser copier makes an excellent machine for the small office, and its energy-saving features mean that even leaving it on all day will not use much power. This allows users to keep the copy machine free for copying, instead of having it integrated into an all-in-one machine.
The copier can produce up to 100 copies at a time, and it has reduction and enlargement options from 70% to 141%. Automatic duplexing is not supported, but manual duplexing is possible, and the software walks the user through the process. Many sizes of paper are supported, up to 8.5 by 14 inches. The flatbed scanning surface also supports originals up to 8.5 by 14 inches. The Canon PC720 laser copier has only a flatbed scanner, with no automatic document feeder, which might be a downside for some users.
Canon PC720 toner cartridges incorporate the single cartridge system, which combines the toner and drum into one laser toner cartridge. This is the only consumable that needs to be replaced, saving time and hassle for the user. Each copier toner cartridge has a capacity of 4,000 pages. For more pages per cartridge consider a model that features Okidata 43865720 toner.
The unit also has a toner save mode for reducing the amount of toner used per page, and the cost per page is lower than a lot of competing models, like the Samsung ML-1510 and its needed Samsung ML-1710D3 toner. Copy speed is quite fast, at 10 copies per minute. This should be fast enough for most home or small office users, although it will depend on the user's ability to feed pages quickly. Copy quality is excellent.
Overall, it is a strong choice for a small office copy machine. Its speed and features are impressive, and the single cartridge system is very convenient.