Reviews and Problems with Canon Color imageCLASS 8180c
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Noisy Money and Time Pit
Bradley Noyes, Amazon
25 January 2011
Summary: My fraternity Purchased one of these in late 2007. For the first year it was in and out of service several times, this was before I joined so I don't know what it was for. However when I joined in 2009 it had epic issues, the main one being "System Error E197", Manual says it is an unplugged power cable, wrong. Upon goggling it I discovered that these printers have known power supply issues.
Summary: A good functioning multi-function color laser unit. Though not as fast as some, it has good color printing, good fax, and good scanner all with a doc feeder for easy multi page docs. A little noisy and fairly hefty in size it is still a good machine for the money. The color is not as good as Oki but better than my previous Konica Minolta. The Oki is faster especially on startup but this is definitely faster and cheaper operation wise than ink jet ones.
Thinking about an "I hate this printer" Fan Club...
H. Keimig "Library Frequent Flyer", Amazon
24 February 2009
Summary: Noisy. Non-intuitive. Expensive to maintain. Difficult to return used toner cartridges for Canon's recycling program. Huge. Did I mention Loud?! Quirky interfacing with our computers...in a bad way. I'm particularly cranky about this printer right now b/c I am having to replace two toner cartridges and they are EXPENSIVE. NOT happy with this purchase. Frankly, I don't know what better options are out there, but this should not be on anyone's list.
Summary: In addition to not knowing where to print a label, mine is now speaking Spanish. This is the absolute worse printer I have ever owned. It is noisy. It answers the phone even when it is not a fax. It can't print envelopes or labels in the correct spot. It cannot print a pdf exactly as written. Now mine is speaking Spanish. It it bad enough I live in Phoenix. I guess Sheriff Joe should pick this $800 plus piece of trash up and take it to tent city.
DON'T BUT IT !This is clearly one of the worst pieces of equipment
R. Sanborn "Robin - Transportation", Amazon
2 June 2008
Summary: This is clearly one of the worst pieces of equipment I have ever purchased! After being in business for over 20 years and purchasing every conceivable need for an office, this is the most disapointing. The first came, broken inside the machine, clearly broken at the factory. Amazon tried to blame the shipper - there was no shipper issue. I was charged over $100 to ship it back. There was no option not to get another - it was automatically shipped at my expense!
Summary: Like the lawyer below, you have to read the manual. Sorry to say, but that's how you got to work it! They also have updated the drivers to include Windows vista and it works seamlessly in my small office with 8 computers set up. We have a trucking dispatch office and the copier is in a separate room. Albeit a bit noisy it doesn't interfere.
Noise aside, a terrific value as a color laser printer
William J. Dyer, Amazon
25 October 2007
Summary: I've had my mf8180c for about 10 months now, using it as my main networked printer in a solo law practice. I use it for printing, faxing, copying, and scanning (everything that comes into or goes out of my office is scanned to .pdf, so I can carry my practice with me in a laptop). There is no doubt that it is noisy. It is indeed loud enough to interfere with nearby phone conversations. It's noisy not only when you're using it, but often when you're not.
Summary: I am unimpressed and outright dissapointed with the quality of this so-called color laser printer. The prints are inkjet quality at best. The setup is difficult with a Vista machine and the usability is limited. Prints: Quality is substandard. Paper handling is limited. Comparison to my Multipass 730 - I go with the inkjet. Vista: Only the network driver works as of this writing. The USB driver is in spanish which makes it unworkable for me.
Summary: I have owned an HP Color LaserJet 2600n for the better part of two years now without a single problem. No replacement of the drum, Not a thing except buying more toner carts. So when it was time to look for a multifunction printer, I looked into the HP version and found that it's reviews were poor and so I looked into the Canon. Needless to say I am very disappointed for a variety of reasons. If I could make this review ZERO stars, I would!