Every office based business strives to boost efficiency, getting more done in the day is always preferred because, for businesses, time is money. Although providing us with numerous means with which to promote efficiency in business, outdated technology has been known to unnecessarily slow down workers through its own faults and errors. For reference, the average employee loses 46 minutes a day to technological delay.
Given that nearly an 1/8th of an employee’s working day is thereby wasted on a daily basis, it is in the company’s interest to try and resolve the issues causing these delays where they arise. One of the most inefficient and often outdated pieces of technology in an office is a printer – it resembles the perfect time vacuum for businesses to try and correct. Fortunately, Canon has produced many printers to help boost office efficiency, seven of which have been outlined in this article.
Buying Guide for Canon
Canon, although also famous as a high-end camera manufacturer, is an industry leader at making printers. They offer printers with a variety of functions and capabilities so that multiple product categories are tackled. There is no singular ‘best printer’ for every company, consider your own needs before deciding on which choice is preferable for your situation – as each of the printers on this list excels in their own way.
Canon imageCLASS MF743Cdw
By far the best laser printer that reviews have indicated for offices is Canon’s imageCLASS MF743Cdw. Due to its large touchscreen display, it is smooth and easy to navigate through all of the printer’s functions – from scanning, copying and printing tasks. On top of this, the printer can also connect via Ethernet and standard Wi-Fi, and is also able to print from USB drives directly.
Canon MAXIFY GX7020
Rigorous testing has illustrated the best colour printer for office use to be Canon’s MAXIFY GX7020. It is able to produce a staggering number of pages due to the refillable supertank ink system built inside it. This is particularly useful for users who often print documents or spreadsheets that incorporate colour-coding systems (as most offices will).
Not only this, but its cheap cost per page (especially combined with the huge supertank of ink) means that the running costs of this machine can be kept extremely low as time passes – something all businesses will definitely appreciate.
Canon imageCLASS MF445dw
For monochrome printing, the best machine for office use remains the Canon imageCLASS MF445dw. This well-constructed AIO (all in one) printer exhibits an expansive colour display that makes navigation of the printer’s functions a breeze. Combined with the outstanding connectivity (through both an Ethernet port and Wi-Fi), and you are left with the ideal printer for black and white printing.
Canon imageCLASS MF644Cdw
The best printer for office use that prints in monochrome that we’ve tested is the Canon imageCLASS MF445dw. This remarkably well-built all-in-one has a large color touchscreen display that makes it easy to navigate print and scan functions. Connectivity is outstanding, including an Ethernet port and Wi-Fi, and it can print directly from USB flash drives.
Canon imageCLASS D1620
The imageClass D1620 a monochrome laser printer that’s use has been tailored for low and medium volume printing and copying by SMEs. Like several of the other machines on this list, it’s fast, can print well, and has the capability to put up with high levels of printing and copying.
However it is held back by its fairly high running costs, especially for its rather premium price point. Aside from this, the D1620 satisfies all other print and copy demands any busy office could require.
Canon Wireless Pixma TR4520
Canon’s Pixma TR4520 is an entry level wireless printer that specialises in the fairly light work family and home-office use. Whilst slow and expensive to use, it makes up for this with its strong set of features – and is able to print both documents and photos exceptionally well.
Similar to a few of the other printers on this list, it includes built-in support for Alexa, which enables users to voice command the machine to print. It is the ideal choice for home office users who need an inexpensive, entry-level all in one printer.
Canon Pixma G3260
A solid all-rounder – the Pixma G3260 can print impressive-looking documents and has one of the lowest running costs in the business. This is due to its design as a ‘ink-tank’ machine, which uses bottles to refill instead of cartridges. As if this wasn’t enough, it stands out from the majority of ink-tank printers since it is actually great value up front due to its low list price.
I hope this article gives you some idea of which printer is best suited for your business or home office, or at least a starting point from which to begin your targeted research. If you have found a printer that appears to fit your needs, but you are deterred by its running costs, as is often the case with Canon cartridges, do note that online retailers do exist that produce their own unbranded cartridges for up to 45% cheaper.