Canon GP160F Printer Review
At a relatively compact size, the Canon GP160F laser copier doesn't take up as much space as larger models, but does suffer slow performance, at a maximum of only 16 pages per minute. Even with its small starting capacities, it can be expanded for future growth, and yet users will benefit from inexpensive Canon GP160F printer toner supplies right out of the gate.
Paper handling for the GP160F is solid, though a little limited. It includes a 250-sheet main input tray and a 100-sheet manual feed tray for alternative media. This can be expanded with up to three more trays for a maximum capacity of 1,100 sheets, which could easily support a mid-sized office. The unit comes with only a flatbed scanner to start, but an automatic document feeder can be added as an option.
The scanning resolution is fairly sharp, at 400x600 dpi, but this lags behind some of the competition which offers true 600x600 dpi input. Output quality is up to 1200x600 dpi, however, making up for some of the disparity. It can zoom from 25-400% of the original size, and users can make up to 99 copies of an original without the need to rescan for each copy, saving copy time and wear and tear on the machine.
Inexpensive toners are one of the reasons buyers gravitate toward laser models, and Canon GP160F toner cartridges won't disappoint. Each Canon GP160F toner cartridge can yield around 10,000 pages, and they are affordably priced. Users can save even more by choosing compatible Canon GP160F toner instead of OEM versions.
For the small office that requires basic copying features and doesn't need the fastest speeds or the highest-quality output, the Canon GP160 series is a pretty solid choice. It is affordable to operate, and easy to use, though buyers might want to opt for the automatic document feeder upgrade for quicker scanning.