With so many multifunction devices on the market, it may be unusual to consider a dedicated laser copier such as the Canon PC8, but it's simple design makes it very easy to use, and frees up other machines to do their tasks while you are making copies. It also comes at a lower price than most multifunction units, and printer toner costs are affordable as well, thanks to low-cost Canon PC8 toner.
The design of the PC8 is fairly basic. It includes a flatbed scanner on top, which can support media up to legal size. It does lack an automatic document feeder, but this keeps the device much lighter and smaller, so it will be a worthwhile tradeoff for those who don't need to frequently make multi-page copies. The control panel has a very small display, and very few buttons, which means fewer advanced features, but also makes it much easier to use.
When it is time to replace toners, the low price of Canon PC8 toner cartridges will be very welcome. Using compatible Canon PC8 toner will reduce the price even lower than OEM versions, and when combined with the large capacity of Canon PC8 toner cartridges, this results in a very low cost per page that will reduce running costs in the office.
Although it lacks in speed and some advanced features, the PC8 does have a few advantages over similar models in its class. The main advantage is its low upfront price, which makes it affordable even for those on a tight budget and its low running costs continue the money-saving trend throughout the life of the machine.
Overall, the PC8 is neither the fastest nor the most robust in its class, but it's simple design and low price make it a good buy. Home and small office users should find a lot to like with this model.