Canon 2220 Printer Review
While it won't win any awards for speed, the Canon imageCLASS 2220 is a multifunction laser copier that is full of great features right out of the box. Unlike some of its predecessors, it can handle network printing and faxing in its standard configuration, without the need for costly add-ons. Printing speeds are around 16 pages per minute, which is somewhat disappointing, but low printer toner costs make it appealing, thanks to low Canon 2220 toner prices.
The 2220 comes with some features that other models charge extra for, like the roomy automatic document feeder that can hold up to 50 sheets, speeding up copy and fax operations, especially when they require multiple pages. Faxes can be received or transmitted at Super G3 speeds (up to 33.6 Kbps) which eliminates some of the waiting often involved, and the machine can store as many as 576 pages in its memory, so that users won't lose faxes when the device is busy with other tasks.
The toners have a simple design that makes them easy to remove and replace, and Canon 2220 toner cartridges are reasonably-priced. Combining the price with the 10,000-page capacity of the imageCLASS 2220 toner cartridges is what makes the cost per page so manageable. The cost of imageCLASS 2220 toner tends to be a bit higher than some similar models, however.
When comparing the 2220 to similar machines on the market, it doesn't have too many advantages. Its versatility is one of its strengths, but lack of scanning abilities is a drawback. It is also disappointing in printing speeds, and the higher cost of Canon 2220 toner will make it more expensive to maintain.
Overall, the Canon 2220 has a good design and reliable operation, but it doesn't keep up with more modern devices. Slow print speeds and the lack of scanning are big hurdles to overcome.