The Canon imageRUNNER C1031 is a multifunction color laser printer with fast speeds and a fair amount of upgradeability. It can output up to 30 pages per minute in black and 22 pages per minute in color, and it features copying and scanning as standard features. Although Canon C1031 printer toner supplies offer fairly large yields, they are expensive to replace.
Even the base model of the C1031 tends to be a bit bulky; measuring 20x24x21 inches, and it weighs a hefty 96 pounds, though that does include the imageRUNNER C1031 toner supplies. The warm-up time from power on is 60 seconds or less, and only 19 seconds from sleep mode, which is pretty quick for an office machine.
The standard paper capacity includes a 250-sheet main tray and a 150-sheet bypass tray, with the option for a 500-sheet additional tray. While this 850-sheet maximum capacity may not work well for larger offices, it should be a good fit for a small office space without too high of a workload.
In addition to the usual printing and copying options, the scanning function may be surprisingly useful. Users can scan paper documents into digital versions, then share them using several different methods, including saving to a network folder or sending via email.
Each of the four Canon C1031 toner cartridges offers a page yield of 6,000 pages, so users won't have to replace toners too frequently. The cost of each imageRUNNER C1031 toner cartridge is fairly high, though, which might make it too expensive for the average small office. Third-party Canon C1031 toner is also harder to come by than with other competing models.
Combining solid speeds with customization options and strong digital workflows, the C1031 would be an excellent choice for a small office. Its main weakness is in its asking price, and in the high cost of supplies.
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