Canon MF5730 Printer Review
The Canon MF5730 is a multifunction monochrome laser printer designed for the home or small office user. It has fast speeds and excellent text quality, and its single-cartridge system is very economical. Lack of faxing, color capabilities and built-in networking are small downsides. For color printing, look at the Dell 1320c that features Dell 310-9060 toner.
With its many features, it may be expected that the imageClass MF5730 would be a little large, but it tends to be a little bulkier than most multifunction units. It measures 20 inches by 19.1 inches by 18.8 inches, and weighs 31.3 pounds. This is still small enough to fit on most desk surfaces, and its light weight makes it fairly easy to move around.
The MF5730 can print, scan, and copy, but it lacks faxing capabilities. This will likely not be an issue for the majority of home or small office users, who either don't need faxing, or already have a fax machine. Copying can be done in standalone mode, without the need for a connected computer. The unit can scan using either its 50-sheet automatic document feeder or its flatbed scanning surface. The automatic document feeder is especially convenient for scanning a large number of pages quickly and easily. If all of these functions aren't needed and standard printing is all that is desired, try a model that uses Lexmark E250A21A toner.
Canon MF5730 toner cartridges have a capacity of 2,500 pages. The imageClass MF5730 toner cartridges are part of Canon's single cartridge system, which incorporate both the toner and the drum into each MF5730 toner cartridge. Using the TonerSave mode of the Canon MF5730 will help users get more value out of each Canon MF5730 toner cartridge, making the MF5730 a very economical printer. It has a much lower cost per page too than competitors, like Konica-Minolta A0V301F toner.
Print speed is impressive, especially for the price, at 21 pages per minute. Print quality is a mixed bag. Text is excellent, but graphics leave a little to be desired.
Overall, the Canon MF5730 is an excellent choice for the home or small office that needs a quality laser printer and the ability to copy and scan in an affordable package. Lack of faxing and networking capabilities may be an issue for some buyers.