The simplicity of the Canon FC-228 laser copier is appealing, and it is designed for portability. It has a maximum speed of 4 pages per minute, but that is quite impressive given its compact frame. The unit has a few drawbacks, but the affordability of Canon FC-228 printer toner supplies makes it a good value.
The design hinges on the unit's portability, and it measures just 4.1x14.1x15.8 inches, with a weight of 18.1 pounds that even includes the Canon FC-228 toner supply. It requires virtually no warm-up time, though its first page out time of 22 seconds might feel like a long delay. Users do get a few manual exposure controls, but they won't get as much control as with larger models, but this has the benefit of making it easy to use.
Paper handling is fairly limited, which isn't overly surprising for such a small device. The input paper capacity is only 50 sheets, though, so larger jobs will require a lot of time and possibly several reloads. The machine can only make a maximum of 9 copies from an original, as well, so users shouldn't expect to handle large volumes of copies with this machine.
With only one Canon FC-228 toner cartridge to replace, it is easy to maintain. Toners are affordably-priced, and each Canon FC-228 toner cartridge has a yield of around 4,000 pages. Combined with low prices for compatible supplies, this adds up to low operating costs, which is rare in a portable device.
With a great portable design and an affordable price, the FC-228 is a good choice for buyers looking for a transportable copier. It won't handle large volumes very easily, however, and its speed and first page out time might be a bit disappointing for some users.
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