The Canon imageCLASS MF8580Cdw is part of the MF8580 series that also includes the MF8580Cw model. Both include wireless support, while the MF8580Cdw has the added convenience of automatic duplexing when printing, copying, scanning, or PC faxing. This multifunction color laser model can reach speeds of up to 21 pages per minute, but small offices might find the cost of replacing Canon MF8580Cdw printer toner to be too high.
The MF8580Cdw is designed for the small office, but it doesn't have the ability to expand much beyond its initial feature set. It measures 18.9x17x19.1 inches, and weighs 68.3 pounds with the imageCLASS MF8580Cdw toner installed, so it doesn't take up too much space in its basic configuration. A 50-sheet automatic document feeder is included, and the paper handling includes a 250-sheet main tray and a 50-sheet multipurpose tray.
The MF8580Cdw includes some nice office-centric features like a seven-line color LCD screen on the control panel, and a Secure Print option that requires a code before a document will start, keeping sensitive documents safe. It also includes some features that are more often seen in consumer models. Mobile printing support such as Google Cloud Print and Apple's AirPrint make it easy to print remotely, or from smartphones and tablets, for example.
The toners included with the machine are only "starters" with a reduced capacity, so users will need to replace them with standard Canon MF8580Cdw toner cartridges fairly early. The high cost of imageCLASS MF8580Cdw toner cartridges is one of the unit's biggest drawbacks, especially for OEM supplies. Users can find some relief by shopping for remanufactured Canon MF8580Cdw toner instead, for a lower price but equivalent output quality.
With its four major functions, solid speed, good output quality, and some nice extras like cloud and mobile printing, the Canon MF8580Cdw is pretty impressive for the price. Small offices need to be aware of its lack of upgradeability, however.
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