The Canon PC745 is a monochrome laser copier designed for the home or small office user. It offers decent copy speeds, excellent quality, and a fast warmup time. Some users might miss having an automatic document feeder for easier scanning.
With so many powerful all-in-one machines on the market, it might seem strange to choose a dedicated copy machine. For many users that might be the smartest choice, but others prefer to have a dedicated machine that can be kept free for its intended task, without needing to be all things to all people. For a dedicated printer, try a model like the Dell 3110cn that features Dell 310-8094 toner.
The PC745 is a powerful copy machine in a very small package. Its compact size makes it very suitable for home or small office environments where space is at a premium. It has 250 sheets of paper capacity in its single drawer, and a single-sheet bypass slot for alternate media.
All of the usual features are included, such as reduction and enlargement from 70% to 141%, a photo mode for copying photos, and the copier also includes both automatic and manual exposure adjustments, allowing users to get better scans of their documents and produce better copies.
Canon's single cartridge system combines the drum and the toner into one single copier toner cartridge, so that only one part needs to be replaced. The Canon PC745 toner cartridge has a capacity of 4,000 pages. Initially, the laser toner cartridges were available in different colors, which allowed users to make copies of a single color rather than black. These colors are not widely available due to its limited utility. For color capabilities, consider a model that uses Konica-Minolta 1710587-006 toner.
Copy quality is excellent. Text is sharp and detailed, and photos and graphics are quite good as well. Copy speed is up to 10 pages per minute, which is impressive for the unit's size. The cost per page using its needed printer toner is very low compared to competitor's products, like Konica-Minolta A0V306F toner.
Overall, the PC745 makes an excellent choice for the small office user who prefers a dedicated machine. Other users may wish to consider an all-in-one machine for copying, especially one with a document feeder.