Canon imageClass D1350
As a center indication in Canon’s D1300 series, a Canon imageClass D1350 ($599 direct) adds fax capabilities to a Canon imageClass D1320 ($499 direct, 3.5 stars). It’s a plain monochrome laser multifunction printer (MFP) geared to tiny offices, and in that purpose it provides good paper capacity, important speed, and excusable outlay quality, if you’re not too picky about graphics. It lacks some extras that come with a Canon imageClass D1370 ($799 direct, 4 stars): PCL and PostScript drivers, secure printing, and a ability to indicate to e-mail or a network drive, as good as to track incoming faxes to those locations.
The D1350 can print, copy, scan, and fax (including from your computer, PC-Fax); and imitation from or indicate to a USB key. The white D1350 measures 18.4 by 17.8 by 18.6 inches (HWD)—large adequate that we wouldn’t wish to share a table with it—and weighs 45 pounds.
On tip of a D1350 is a 50-sheet duplexing involuntary request tributary (ADF), that lets we scan, copy, or fax two-sided papers yet carrying to feed a sheets one during a time. The ADF swings adult to exhibit a scanner’s legal-sized platen. Beside a outlay tray is a pier for a USB ride drive, that we can imitation from or indicate to. Above a outlay tray is a front row (more of a “top panel” in this case, as it faces scarcely upward); a 5-line monochrome display, a four-way controller, an alphanumeric keypad, and a medium set of duty buttons.
The D1350 has a customary 550-sheet paper capacity, separate between a 500-sheet categorical tray and a 50-sheet feeder. An involuntary duplexer, for duplicate on both sides of a piece of paper, is standard. (As with other new Canon printers, a D1350 ships with duplex duplicate as a default. An additional 500-sheet tray ($200 street) is accessible as an option, for a limit paper ability of 1,050 sheets. The D1350 can bond to a PC around USB cable, or to a local-area network around Ethernet. we tested it over an Ethernet tie regulating a PC regulating Windows Vista.
Our customary procession for contrast business duplicate speed is to exam regulating a printer’s default settings. Canon is maybe a usually printer manufacturer that creates duplexing (double-sided printing) a default on many of a new printers. Thus, we tested a D1350 in duplex mode, that tends to be somewhat slower than simplex (one-sided) printing.
On a new chronicle of a business applications apartment (using QualityLogic‘s hardware and program for timing), we timed a D1350 during an effective 8.9 pages per notation (ppm), a good speed for a 35 ppm engine rating (for duplicate content papers yet graphics or photos), generally deliberation it was duplicate in duplex. It somewhat lagged both a D1370 (9.8 ppm) and a D1320 (9.5 ppm). The Editors’ Choice Brother MFC-8480DN ($400 street, 4 stars) tested during 10.6 ppm for simplex (one-sided) duplicate on a same tests.
Output peculiarity was radically a same as a other dual D1300 models: somewhat sub-par text, below-par graphics, and customary mono laser imitation peculiarity Text peculiarity was somewhat next customary for a mono laser, that is still really good: excellent for customary business uses, yet not good adequate for applications regulating really tiny fonts, such as desktop publishing.
Graphics peculiarity was next normal for a mono laser, fine for many inner business uses, yet we wouldn’t wish to give them to clients we was seeking to impress. All of a illustrations showed dithering (dot patterns). Certain graphics with black backgrounds seemed somewhat blotchy. One printout that should have shown a slope between dim and light zones printed out as regularly dark.
One exam painting is a graph consisting of colored lines, some of them really thin, opposite a black background. All those lines should uncover adult as white when printed out on a monochrome printer, yet a thinner ones were totally lost. (When we printed out a exam apartment on a D1370 regulating a PCL and PostScript drivers, a lines showed adult as they should, yet they were invisible in a outlay from that printer’s default driver. Otherwise, there was really small disproportion between a outlay from a Canon D1320, D1350, and Canon D1570.)
Photo peculiarity was customary of a mono laser, good adequate to be means to imitation out tangible images from files or Web pages. All of a prints showed dithering (dot patterns). Another problem we beheld was aliasing, a bent for loyal lines to seem sawtoothed or jagged. Detail in dim areas showed adult pretty well, yet splendid areas tended to demeanour cleared out.
The D1350 has comparatively high regulating costs for a mono laser, during 3.3 cents per page. This is loyal of a other D1300 array models as well.
The D1350 lacks some of a bells and whistles of a D1370, such as secure printing, additional scanning and faxing capabilities, and a additional drivers. It has a reduce cost tag, so if we don’t need those facilities (and don’t consider we will in a future), we competence as good save a money. Speaking of saving money, if we don’t need fax capabilities on your MFP, we can have a D1320 for $100 less.
The D1350 has larger paper ability than a Editors’ Choice Brother MFC-8480DN, yet a plaque cost is higher, and a Brother 8480DN has reduce regulating costs—the some-more we print, a some-more you’ll save—and improved graphics quality. Still, a Canon imageClass D1350 is a ideally reasonable choice, and value care if you’re looking for a small-office MFP with plain speed and a good underline set.
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