The Canon MF3111 is a multifunction monochrome laser printer designed for the home or small office user. It offers well-designed printing, scanning, and copying features and fast printing speeds for an affordable price. Faxing is not an included function. These multiple functions set it apart from the competition.
The MF3111 seems to make some tradeoffs to achieve its affordable price, and most of the choices seem to be very good. In general, Canon chose to eschew the features the home or small office users might not need, to deliver a simple, affordable machine. For example, the imageClass MF3111 lacks faxing capabilities, but the majority of its target users aren't likely to need it. It also has no automatic document feeder, and instead has only a flatbed scanning surface. For the user who only does occasional scanning and copying, this will likely be just fine.
The design of the Canon MF3111 does tend to be a little bulkier than one would expect, especially for a unit geared toward the individual user. It measures 14.5 inches by 17.7 inches by 18.2 inches, and weighs 24.7 pounds. While it is taller than many multifunctions, its footprint is still small enough to fit on most desks, the most likely location for the target user.
Canon MF3111 toner cartridges utilize Canon's single-cartridge system, combining the toner and the drum into the Canon MF3111 toner cartridge. Each Canon imageClass MF3111 toner cartridge has a capacity of 2,500 sheets. The printer has a TonerSave mode, which can help users get up to 40% more out of each MF3111 toner cartridge.
Print speed is very impressive for the price, at up to 21 pages per minute. Text quality is above average, with very sharp characters, even in toner save mode. Graphics quality could be better, but is good enough for users who print mostly text.
Overall, the MF3111 is a solid choice for users who don't need all the bells and whistles, and would prefer a lower price. Lack of faxing and networking may not be missed by its target users.
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