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Canon ImageCLASS D1120 Review
Canon’s ImageCLASS D1120 offers almost everything an office needs, all in a single desktop package. The D1120 has a network laser printer, copier, and scanner. Designed for the office that uses less than 20,000 sheets of paper a month, the multi-function can print in 1200 x 600 dpi resolution at speeds up to 30 single-sided pages per minute, 15 two-sided pages per minute.
The Canon ImageCLASS D1120 weighs in at just under 49 pounds, with a square-ish 17.7” x 18.6” footprint. The Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) raises its overall height to almost 18 inches, which may make it too tall to sit on a desk that has a hutch. However, sitting on a table or credenza, it’s the right height for people standing over the unit making copies.
Printing a new job can start as fast as 8 seconds, with print speeds up to 30 ppm. Printing resolutions for the D1120 range from the optical 600 x 600 to the digitally-enhanced 1200 x 600 dpi. At maximum resolution, the multifunction keeps text fairly sharp--even at 6-point font sizes--and does a decent job with printing graphics in B&W. Canon gives you the option of a USB 2.0 port to connect directly to any PC, or using the 10/100BaseTX Ethernet for networking to several computers.
The D1120 gives you the option of using its 8½” x 14” glass platen for scanning and copying legal-sized originals, or the duplexing ADF to scan up to 50 two-sided originals. Copies and prints come out below the control panel in a recessed area.
This multi-function has a cassette paper tray, capable of holding up to 500 legal-size sheets up to 32 pound bond weights. Heavier papers up to 51#, envelopes, and transparencies can be inserted through the flip-down 50-sheet multi-purpose tray. A second tray can be added to double the paper the D1120’s capacity.
As a copier, the 50-sheet ADF and the duplex features allow you to save on paper by having creating two-sided copies out of single-sided originals. The ImageCLASS multifunction has different copy exposure modes to handle text to photo reproductions in 256 grayscale levels. The magnification can be automatically or manually changed from 50% to 500% in 1% increments, or in 5 pre-set “jumps”. Up to 99 single-sided copies can be made at speeds up to 30 pages per minute.
Although a monochrome printer and copier, the D1120 scans in 24-bit color at resolutions up to 9600 x 9600 dpi. Files can be saved in the popular PDF, JPEG, TIFF, and BMP formats.
In spite of the fact that most businesses will accept correspondence by e-mail, for various reasons certain institutions (mostly the financial ones) still require forms and contacts to be faxed instead of just accepting an e-mail with the scanned document attached. If Canon added a facsimile mode, this would be the perfect all-in-one machine for any business.
Canon does not offer PCL or PostScript emulation with the D1120. Instead the ImageClass comes with Canon’s UFR II-LT emulator. Some Mac users running OS X 10.6 have experienced problems with this driver. The absence of a PostScript driver will only be noticeable by heavy Adobe users.
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