Canon PC-920 Overview
A Canon PC920 is a good black and white printer for both home small office use. It has a lot of features comparing to its size and also is priced low. Although the Canon PC920 copier lacks the standard document feeder that’s automatic as a feature, it is still a good buy for personal use. There are a lot of printers on the market, but this one is one of a kind in terms of ease of use and overall functionality.
It has a very professional look which is an added bonus for many new business or small firms. The quality of the print are much better than other models in the same class and same price range, and the difference can bee seen easily when placing two documents next to each other.
The Canon PC920 Copy Machine measures 11.8 X 19.6 X 17.6 with a basic weight of 42.5 lbs. The space it takes up is limited, but the output is very fast.
The copiers can print around ten copies per minute which is a higher capacity than most in the same price range. The toner cartridge capacity is 4000 pages and holds 250 sheets of paper at once.
The unit also has a manual bypass slot for single-sheets for different media options. The Canon PC920 toner packs run on a single cartridge system. This system basically puts both the toner and the ink together creating a single laser cartridge.
While being eco-friendly is new or most copiers, this one has a function built in that saves both energy and money, and that the auto shut off. After a certain amount of time being idle, the machine will turn off its own power.
Another advantage is that you don’t have to spend time studying a manual in order to use it; the functions are intuitive and simple to use.
The feeder easily accepts transparent paper, as well as thick paper stock without having paper jam problems and also have a toner saving option that give you great prints but cuts down on the amount of ink used on each page.
There is no auto paper feeder which makes the unit a bit cumbersome. The copier also boasts only a simple flatbed scanning surface meaning the user will only be able to scan pages individually.
The rate at which you can make copies relies on the how fast you can change the pages. The paper capacity is a bit small which would make it inconvenient if you have the need to do a lot of work. For the graphics and photos, there are other notable units that do a better job but the quality is still very usable.
If you need to create prints or double sided copies, you will have to manually flip the pages over the copy on the other side. Some fancier machines have that built in, but not having the options doesn’t detract from the overall use of the machine. The toner for the copier can run on the expensive side. Out of the box you are provided with a 2,000 page cartridge, and the owner’s manual will suggest that you switch to the higher output cartridge which will net you 4,000 printed pages on average. They run about $120 per replacement, but if you keep your machine on the toner saving setting you can get many more that that.
Most copiers have a counter so you can gauge the amount of pages you print and if you are printing in a cost effective manner, but this one doesn’t have one.
The printer is larger than some desktop models, but not so large as to become obtrusive or aesthetically unappealing.
The Canon PC920 is a great buy for home use or if you are starting up a small office. Copy speeds and quality are good enough and for the small price, it is a good dedicated copier to invest in. You can be sure that your prints will come out clear each time and you wont have a problem with complicated controls or paper jams.