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IC MF3010 1 EA- 1 CA - 12 PL- Canon imageCLASS MF3010 Laser Multifunction Printer
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Laser printer, Digital Copier, and Color Scanner The MF3010 is the perfect solution for any home or small office user looking for professional performance in a compact device. This product is versatile, efficient, and produces quality documents at a quick speed.
This Canon MF3010 Laser Printer is a good choice for students and casual home printing. Here are my observations:
Misc - * Black and White Laser Printing * Connects to PC/MAC via USB Cable (not included), no Ethernet or Wi-Fi support
Pros - + Easy Setup; installs very quickly and without any issues on my 64-bit Windows 7 laptop + Fast Printing; very little delay starting or between pages + Good Color Scanning; good image quality on scans + Small Footprint; fits nicely on my desk
Cons - - No USB Cable Included - No Document Feeder; can only scan one page at a time - No Duplex Printing; single side printing
The quick printing and scanner functionality makes this a good choice for my son to use for his school reports, but lack of networking prevents this from being utilized by the rest of my family. This is a good choice if you don't require color printing or more advance features such as network support or duplexing.
First I will say that this is a GREAT LOOKING little printer/scanner, I chose it because it is compact and nicely designed, and I thought an inexpensive laser printer would best fit my needs. My printer is mostly idle so inkjets dry out on me, and when I do need to print something it's generally text. Color is a luxury I do not really need.
The print quality on text from this Canon is very, very good; much better than similar priced inkjets.
Setup was very easy, but if you use a Mac, you are on your own.
I will give Mac users a quick rundown on what they need to do:
Just follow the instructions until you get to "Installing the Drivers Software (for Windows)". Mac users are on their own from here on. There is an "e-manual" for windows that I did not bother trying to download.
You need to go to Canon's website and download 2 drivers, one for the printer and one for the scanner. The downloads contain folders called "guide", but they contain the Windows guide.
Install the drivers first, then connect the printer cable (which you already have or remembered to buy), then open a document to print. On the print window you will need to add a printer, the Canon will show on the list if it's plugged in, and choose the model number for 'print using'.
For scanning, if you want a printed copy, place the item on the scanner bed, press the right (green) button on the printer, use the up/down buttons to change number of copies, then the green button again.
To scan to the computer look in your Applications folder. If you installed the scanner driver there will be a new application called "Image Capture". Drag it to your dock if you like. If you click "show details" there are settings here to adjust scan type, file type, etc.Read more ›
With thanks to other reviewers, I now have updated Mac drivers, and speedy laser copy/print/scan with the Canon imageCLASS MF3010, the second laser printer in my home office.
After decades of buying (and hand-filling) inkjet cartridges, I bought my first laser printer during a Cyber Monday sale, a Brother Printer HL2270DW Wireless Monochrome Printer. Over the past year I have come to realize that B&W laser is much more suited to the way I print now that my children are grown - and the Canon imageCLASS is faster and more efficient than the printer I bought.
The imageCLASS MF3010 does not have a document feeder or wireless networking; I've had a document feeder for at least 8 years, and have had wireless networking since I added the Canon PIXMA MX340 Wireless Office All-in-One Printer (4204B019) to my home office last year (full disclosure: also Amazon Vine). Networking seems like a household standard, since we no longer use any desktop computers.
The Canon imageCLASS MF3010 handled the routine printing I sent to it, the specialized Avery forms and labels I put through it, as well as the generic shipping labels with peel-off adhesive backing.
At this price point the printer provides exceptional value, allowing for every function a student, small business, or retiree might need - no more trips to Staples or the copy shop.Read more ›
I just killed my Epson inkjet by buying non Epson cartridges so I decided to buy a new printer. I was surprised by the low cost of this one. It is black and white only, but we have a separate HP Envy on our home network and just wanted a local printer for our home office computer.
This thing is very fast. It really prints as quickly as a copy machine which is a real plus since I am used to inkjet speed. It doesn't have a large footprint. The controls are a little confusing at first, but I think in the era of touchscreen printers, the simplicity of the printer controls actually make them confusing. Imagine a printer from 1990 and that is what the controls are like. If you want a fast black and white printer that has a small footprint and would work as an adequate photocopier, this is it.
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