Canon 2200 Printer Review
At its core, the Canon imageCLASS 2200 is a fast digital laser copier, and most buyers will probably use it exclusively for this purpose. By adding options, it can even function as a network printer and fax machine, making it a full multifunction unit. Copy speeds are up to 16 pages per minute, and low printer toner costs are one of its best features, as Canon 2200 toner is inexpensive.
In the standard configuration, the 2200 has a 250-sheet main tray that can handle sizes up to 11x17 inches. Adding upgrades can bring the device to a total of 600 sheets, but this might be somewhat limiting for busy offices. The 50-sheet document feeder can also support 11x17 inch sheets, and makes copying and scanning of multiple pages quicker and easier. Combined with the ability to scan a document once and make multiple copies from memory, this greatly increases efficiency and speed. The optional network printing is limited, but useful.
Replacing the Canon 2200 toner cartridges is simple and fast, and the toners have a design that eliminates the possibility of inserting them incorrectly. The imageCLASS 2200 toner cartridges have a page yield of 10,000 as well, which gives the Canon 2200 toner a lower cost per page.
When comparing the 2200 to similar models, it has both advantages and disadvantages. It lags behind in speed when stacked against others with a similar price, but the modular aspect and ability to add printing and faxing is a bonus. The imageCLASS 2200 toner also makes it more economical than most.
With a solid monthly duty cycle of 50,000 pages, the 2200 is ready to work, and it should prove to be a good compromise between price and performance for a small or medium office. Limited paper capacity and slower speeds might be too many drawbacks for some buyers.