Canon ImageCLASS MF4570DN Review
Overview: The Canon ImageCLASS MF4570DN takes the core hardware from the Canon ImageCLASS MF4450 and boosts its power by throwing in a network card as well as a built in duplexer and, at just a marginal increase in price, the Canon ImageCLASS MF4570DN is the much better value.
Pros: First of all, the Canon ImageCLASS MF4570DN and its counterpart are quite large. This means that, when using it as a personal printer connected through USB, its large footprint could prove to be a nuisance. However, when Ethernet support comes into play, positioning the device becomes easier and more practical. Boasting overall dimensions of 14.6 x 15.4 x 16.6 inches (W x D x H), the unit is much better suited for network sharing.
The device is topped off with a 35 page automatic document feeder that will certainly help users to deal with those heavy volume copy, scan, and fax projects, while a 250 sheet paper tray is large enough to handle half a ream of input. A scan glass is also included with a size of 8.5 x 14 inches, making single page legal sized scans easy to execute, as well as objects such as books and magazines that may not fit on a letter sized glass.
With a built in duplexer, the Canon ImageCLASS MF4570DN has a major advantage of the lower end MF4450 model. Built in duplexing is a great way to reduce paper usage by as much as half, as well as keep printing costs down. Canon estimates that the cost per page of the unit is just less than 4 cent per piece, which means that, with an overhead price so low, the device does well overall in the area of printing costs.
One top of the deviceâs main paper tray, it is also equipped with a single sheet bypass slot that allows users to input special media type while not having to unload their regular paper supply. The bypass slot is the method to be used when printing to envelopes or thicker media such as card stock.
Cons: The overall quality of the Canon ImageCLASS MF4570DN is going to prove to be a problem for some. Both its copy and scan resolutions top out at only 600 x 600 dots per inch and its text printing is sub par for the deviceâs category. Basically, the unit is designed as a primarily text only workhorse that will not handle any type of imagery very well.
The print speed for the Canon ImageCLASS MF4570DN is also a little disappointing at only 24 pages per minute. While the device is quite cheap for a fully functional monochrome MFC, users can surely find faster units available in the same price range.
Another big hit in the deviceâs overall versatility is its inability to accept an additional paper tray. While most users will never take advantage of additional tray options that are often available for multifunctional devices, as they are quite expensive, at least having the option available is a must for a lot of different types of small businesses.