Canon MF7400 Printer Review
The Canon imageCLASS MF7400 multifunction laser printer offers moderately solid speeds of 25 pages per minute, includes a touchscreen panel for easier control, and supports upgradeable paper capacity. The expensive price tag and pricey Canon MF7400 printer toner supplies are major drawbacks, however, as competing models are much more cost-effective.
The MF7400 starts with a somewhat compact frame in its basic configuration, measuring 29.8x24.5x26.3 inches, but it weighs a hefty 128 pounds with the imageCLASS MF7400 toner installed. The standard connection options include a USB port and an ethernet port, the latter of which allows for easy sharing among users in an office environment. The unit includes the full complement of faxing, scanning, copying, and printing.
One of the major benefits of the MF7400 is that its printing engine supports 1200x1200 dpi printing resolutions, so its output will be sharper than devices that max out at the more common 600 dpi. It also includes a roomy 50-sheet automatic document feeder for quick scanning and copying. Users can utilize the scanning system and its Universal Send feature to send documents via email, I-Fax, or store them to an FTP or SMB server, which also reduces paper and Canon MF7400 toner usage.
Reducing the frequency of replacement toners is essential, as the imageCLASS MF7400 toner cartridges are quite expensive. Even though each Canon MF7400 toner cartridge has a yield of around 10,000 pages, the cost per page is still high, so high-volume offices will end up with high costs each month.
Although the MF7400 has some nice features, such as its Universal Send options and upgradeable paper capacity, it ultimately disappoints on a few levels. Its output speed is quite slow, and operating costs will really start to add up in a busy office environment, making competing models a much better value.