The Canon PC790 laser copier is designed for home or small office user. It produces fast, high-quality copies and includes an automatic document feeder and generous paper capacity.
The Canon PC790 laser copier fits a lot of speed and functionality into a small design. The unit 13.3 inches by 19.1 inches by 17.3 inches, and weighs 55 pounds. This is a little bulkier than other personal copy machines from Canon, such as the Canon MF6550 toner printer, but users get a lot more functionality from its extra size, and is still a compact machine with a small enough footprint to fit into tight spaces.
One of the benefits of the unit's extra size is a 30-page automatic document feeder, which allows users to quickly copy multiple pages without having to load them one at a time onto a flatbed scanner. The unit does also include a flatbed scanner, however, and unlike smaller models, the flatbed scanner is stationary, making it better able to accommodate larger media like books. Users can zoom from 70% to 141%, and there are both automatic and manual exposure settings available. Paper capacity is 250 sheets in the main drawer, with an additional 50-sheet bypass tray for alternate media.
Canon PC790 toner cartridges have a capacity of 4,000 pages. The laser printer toner cartridge is a single-cartridge system which combines the toner and drum into one copier toner cartridge, which makes it the only consumable that needs to be replaced. Toner prices are very affordable, giving the user a low cost of ownership.
Copy speed is quite good for the price, at around 12 copies per minute. Copy quality is excellent, though a few copies tend to be darker than they should be. This can be adjusted with the exposure settings, however. These features make the PC790 better than much of the competition, including the popular HP P1006 toner printer.
Overall, the Canon PC790 is an excellent choice for a home or small office copy machine. Fast speeds and great quality are very impressive.