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Canon Laser imageCLASS MF4890dw Wireless Monochrome Printer (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Print and Copy at the same speed up to 26ppm
- Duplex Automatic Document Feeder: Up to 50 sheets
- Duplex Versatility - print, copy, scan, and fax two-sided documents
- Wireless Connectivity - print from almost anywhere in your home or office
- Single touch Quiet Mode reduces operational noise
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This item Canon Laser imageCLASS MF4890dw Wireless Monochrome Printer (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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|Item Dimensions||15.4 x 14.5 x 14.2 in||15.4 x 14.9 x 14.2 in||15.4 x 14.7 x 14.2 in||15.4 x 14.7 x 14.2 in||15.4 x 14.6 x 12.3 in||17.8 x 18.5 x 18.1 in|
|Item Weight||28.2 lbs||28.9 lbs||26.9 lbs||26.7 lbs||25.2 lbs||58.3 lbs|
|Maximum Print Speed (Black and White)||26 pages_per_minute||—||28||—||28 pages_per_minute||28 pages_per_minute|
|Media Size Maximum||8.5 x 14 inch||8.5 x 14 inch||8.5 x 14 inch||8.5 x 14 inch||8.5 x 14 inch||8.5 x 14 inch|
|Operating System||Windows, Mac||Windows, Mac||Windows, Mac||Windows, Mac||Windows, Mac||Windows|
|Print Media Type||Fabric, Transparencies, Labels, Envelopes, Paper (plain)||Paper (plain)||Paper (plain)||Paper (plain)||Paper (plain)||Paper (plain)|
|Printer Output||Black and White||Monochrome||Monochrome||Monochrome||Monochrome||Color|
|Resolution||1200 x 600||—||—||—||—||—|
|Additional Features||Monochrome, Wireless, copying, scanning, fax||Auto-Duplex||Auto-Duplex||Auto-Duplex||—||—|
powerful multifunction wireless printer combines all of your needs into one compact design
From the Manufacturer
Canon MF4890dw - Black and White Laser Multifunction Printer
The imageCLASS MF4890dw is a powerful, high quality multifunction wireless printer with quick printing features of 26 ppm, a 50-sheet DADF and all mode two sided printing. This compact machine will fit anywhere in your home or office and offers great new technologies such as the tiltable control panel, quiet mode and simple solution keys. The MF4890dw also offers the convenience of wireless capabilities, giving you the opportunity to print from almost anywhere in your home or small office.
Fast, Precise Printing
Crisp black and white documents arrive in approximately 5.8 seconds with Canon’s Quick First Print while originals will output at up to 26 pages-per-minute.
Robust Paper Supply
Maximize time. A 250-sheet cassette, 50-sheet duplex ADF plus single sheet multipurpose tray means you spend less time re-filling paper.
Easily connect to a network through a built-in Ethernet port, so everyone can easily share printing directly from their PC. With IP address filtering and MAC address filtering, you’ll prevent unwanted users from gaining access to your network and your confidential data.
Print from almost anywhere in your home or office.
Smart Document Handling
The 50-Sheet Duplex Automatic Document (DADF) feeder lets you print, color scan or copy one-or two sided originals to produce two-sided output with ease.
ID Card Copy
Easily create copies of your identification cards or other small documents like passports to keep for your records on a one-sided document.
Single Cartridge System
Canon’s Single Cartridge System is a convenient all-in-one consumable that when replaced, rejuvenates the entire imaging process for consistent imaging quality.
The intelligent Energy Saver Mode reduces your power consumption to just 2.1W of power and this machine meets Energy Star guidelines.
- Windows7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP
What's in the Box
- Setup Instructions
- Power Cord
- Telephone Cable
- Registration Card
- Starter Cartridge 128
- User Software CD-Rom
- Warranty Card
Which Laser Printer Is Right For You?
|Specifications||imageCLASS MF4770n||imageCLASS MF4880dw||imageCLASS MF4890dw |
|Functions||Print, Copy, Scan, Fax, PC Fax|
|Print/Copy Speed |
(default print mode: 2-sided)
|Up to 24 ppm (letter)||Up to 26 ppm (letter)|
|Print Resolution||Up to 600 x 600 dpi, 1200 x 600 dpi quality|
|First Print Out Time||Approx. 5.8 seconds (letter)|
|Print Features||Watermark, Page Composer, Toner Saver|
|Print/Copy Memory||128 MB|
|First Copy Out Time||Approx. 8.7 seconds (letter)|
|Copy Resolution||Up to 600 x 600 dpi|
|Copy Features||Memory Sort, 2 on 1, 4 on 1, ID Card Copy|
|Connectivity||USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, 10/100 Base-T Ethernet||USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, 10/100 Base-T Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wireless|
|Duplex||No||All Mode (Print, Copy, Scan, Fax)|
|Printer Language||UFR II LT (Host Based)|
|Operating Systems||Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP|
|Paper Capacity||250-sheet cassette, 1-sheet multipurpose tray|
|Document Feeder||35-sheet simplex||50-sheet duplex|
|Min. Paper Size||5.8 x 4.1 inches|
|Max. Paper Size||8-1/2 x 14 inches (Legal)|
|Scan Resolution||Up to 600 x 600 dpi (optical), 9600 x 9600 dpi (interpolated)|
|Fax Modem Speed||33.6 Kbps Super G3 Fax|
|LCD Display||5-line LCD|
|Security||IP Filtering, MAC Address Filtering|
|Duty Cycle||Up to 8,000 pages per month||Up to 10,000 pages per month|
|Energy Consumption||Approx. 520 W (during operation), Approx. |
4.5 W standby, Approx. 1.3 W (energy saver)
|Approx. 520 W (during operation), Approx. 5 W standby, Approx. 2.1 W (energy saver)|
Top customer reviews
The scanning feature was very important to us. I wanted this to replace an older high quality document scanner that was not supported on the Mac and also have the ability to scan across the network (the document scanner had to be plugged directly into a Windows computer). The included Canon scanning app, MF Toolbox is not very good. While I was able to install it on Windows without a problem, I did have a bit of confusion in installing/configuring on the Mac. Canon's US based tech support helped me out and we got it working quickly. The UI of MF Toolbox is not at all intuitive or polished. I could scan both to the Mac and Windows (via Parallels), but as has been previously mentioned you have to go to the scanner, hit the scan button, and then select scan Remote Scanner to initiate the scan from the computer. Also, I felt the scan quality including OCR results were sub-standard. While the MF Toolbox claims it is scanning to PDF, I do not think the files they generate actually meet the PDF specification. If you want to append a scanned page to an existing PDF document which we frequently do, the original PDF must have been generated using the MF Toolbox. It will not work if the PDF had been originally created with another app like Acrobat. This limitation is documented in the MF Toolbox app. I tried to work around this by moving pages from the scanned document from MF Toolbox to another PDF file, but that didn't seem to work either.
Long story short, I was about to return the unit as I didn't think it would provide sufficient scanning capabilities. Then I realized that by installing the MF Toolbox, it also installs a TWAIN driver for the scanner. Thus, I am able to scan from the Canon MFP from within Acrobat. Acrobat seems to allow full control of the scanner, 1 sided/2 sided, document feeder, platen glass, etc.. Furthermore the scans from Acrobat were far superior in quality than those from MF Toolbox - better looking image, better OCR, smaller file size. I'm not going to claim that Acrobat is the best scanning app, but if you learn the appropriate settings you can get very good results. Also, if you don't have Acrobat you would need to purchase it and it's not cheap (you can't create PDFs from the free Adobe Reader).
Another trick is to change the preferences on the MFP so that the default mode is Scan. This avoids having to push the scan button on the MFP which removes the one step. Unfortunately, you can't change the scanner preference to default to "remote scanner" mode, so you need to select this at the MFP before you start scanning from the application whether it be MF Toolbox or Acrobat. The default mode is to send the scanned document to a registered PC but that I believe forces the use of the inferior Canon scanning software. Canon support also confirmed that you currently can't change that setting.
Using a different scanning application like Acrobat, I consider this unit 5 stars. If you use MF Toolbox and scanning is important to you I'd probably give it 2 or 3 stars so I'm going to put it at 4 stars overall.
Cons: Not much control over scan - but it is a business scanner not photo scanner.
I always knew my next printer would be a laser instead of problematic and expensive maintenance inkjets. And I always knew that to save trees and bulk, it must be a duplex printer. Initially, I was looking at a home / light duty Wifi duplex like the Brother 2270DW, which about $150.
Then, I needed a scanner too to back up important docs, and upon shopping I am surprised and a little shock to learn that flatbed scanners are almost extinct being replaced by all-in-ones and sheet scanners such as those from Fujitsu are very expensive going at $300+. However, those sheet scanners added a requirement in my mind - duplex auto sheet feeding.
It didn't seem possible to find an AIOs that met those 2 main requirements at a good budget -- and it was difficult to narrow down the models since there are so many out there. Then I noticed this baby when I sorted by price. It met all my requirements for duplex print and scan AND be at a reasonable price. In fact a very good price -- too good!
I thought this is an EOL model, but upon going to the Canon website - it looks like this is a current model as well. I couldn't believe it and was still skeptical. Moreover this got priced cheaper than its lower sibling the 4880dw which doesn't do duplex scanning. Go figure how pricing algorithms work! It seems the MSRP for this was $500+.
I think you can read the other 5 star reviews on this printer and I can concur with them. Warm up and printing is super fast and crisp. Toner is not too expensive. Most of all, with the ADF and doing duplex scanning - I just don't know why I didn't shop for something like this earlier.
What I'd like to address though are these from other reviewers that threw some (unwarranted) skepticism in me, but hope now I can answer some other shopper's questions:
- Obsolete model: No, this is not (as of 2013).
- Drivers for Win8 not available: Go to the Canon site and download latest. The x64 bit is common across Win7/Win8. (I am on Win7 & Win8 x64 no problems).
- IP addresses keep changing: That is not the problem of the printer. Either:
1. Set your router's DHCP server to lock the Mac (hardware) address to a static IP address.
2. Set the IP address manually on the printer (Choose a number in the same subnet. Eg. If your auto IP is 192.168.1.3, then most home routers would not complain if you manually force it on the printer to 192.168.1.253. Don't use .1 or .254 as that's usually the router's address.
- Scan settings. It is not as intuitive, but the settings for 'Custom' is actually at your computer's 'Toolbox' application. So if you want to, example, set Custom 1 to be 300 dpi, color, PDF, then set it in the Toolbox app. When you 'pull' or 'push' the scan using 'Custom 1' to your PC, then it will use those settings.
- Scan quality so so .. OK this is NOT a photo scanner which has high dpi and fidelity nor a fast one as those fast $400+ Fujitsu scanjet. Its designed more for business scans: Ie. Scan a doc and send/archive it. This means 300dpi is adequate, and don't expect photo scanner class accuracy.
- Scan formats are PDF, TIFF, JPG, BMP. As another reviewer posted, it has TWAIN and WIA drivers to scan to software (Eg. Photoshop, Acrobat etc.) that yield better quality scans.
- Fax functions - I don't use it and in fact, do people still fax?! Scan to PDF and send email!
Again, its about $200 (I got mine less, but note it has gone up in price now) and yet it prints at a zippy 26ppm, does duplex print AND scan, is a business class LASER printer with relatively big sheet tray but compact enough to hide anywhere in the house/office due to Wifi. Because of the ADF it can even scan Legal sized docs which is too long for the platen glass. Each toner is good for 2000 pages and if you get compatibles, they are $15 each.
Put that into perspective, and you'll see that those < 3 star grouses are really people with wrong expectations who just need a consumer-class AIO or should spend >$500 to get enterprise-class machines.