Reviews and Problems with Canon i-SENSYS MF8380Cdw
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Value for money 8
Overall quality 4
Started making a grinding noise after 6 months...
Silicon Valley, Canon
4 September 2013
Conclusion: but it's still working... repair guy says just buy a new one will cost too much to repair. Scanner sw works decently well. We'd be happy if it wasn't for the noise that suggests imminent breakdown. Consumables not too bad in terms of life span.
Pros: High Quality Output, fast print speed, easy to use, scanner interface good
Conclusion: This is the worst printer with the most unreliable performance I have ever had. For a laser printer it is very slow and after only 8 months of use the printer is putting out very low quality copies with heavy streaking on one side of the paper. If you are looking at this for a professional print job do not buy this printer. It will not last.
Conclusion: Print quality is great however I continue to run into proglems utilizing other features with my MAC. Have been unable to scan to my email. I believe it is a great printer for the PC world but continue to struggle with multi-function in the MAC world.
Pros: durable, High Quality Output, fast print speed
Great when it is working, but sometimes it is a brick
31 January 2013
Summary: There are a number of things that I really like about this printer: - The print quality (both of B&W and color) is top notch. Really looks very professional! - Duplex printing. - Duplex scanning, including duplex scanning via a 50 page automated document feed. There was a little ambiguity as to whether this did duplex scanning, so I would like to make clear that it does. - The first page comes out really fast, even if the printer has just been turned on.
Conclusion: This printer works great as a PC LAN printer. It is fast, reliable, energy efficient, and high quality. Here are the problems: - it doesn't have air print. This is inexplicable to me. Canon has iPad apps for printing for their high end (ImageRunner) AND their low end consumer printers (PIXMA) but not for this SOHO printer. How can it be so hard to provide an app?
Pros: reliable, High Quality Output, fast print speed, easy to use
Summary: I replaced my old Brother MFC 9440CN which broke after four years. The Canon prints quickly and beautifully but the user interface is a pain. If you want to switch to legal paper, envelopes, etc. you can't just replace the letter paper in the tray or put the envelope in the auto document feeder and print. You have to click around on the printer buttons and change the settings and then go back to your computer and print.
Summary: While the wired and wireless set up and installation for print/copy is fairly simple and easy to do (I did it first try without even reading the instructions) my only complaint is the large white border around what it is I'm printing. It's a minor thing, but far larger than our old copy machine - which was over 10 years old and nearly borderless. But, again, a small complaint there. The print and scan quality is, all and all, really good.
Poor user interface makes it irritating to use for some
25 March 2012
Summary: I purchased this printer from Staples, after a clerk persuaded me it would be better than the printer I had intended to buy (the Epson Workforce Pro 4540). I could imagine why it would work well in some situations: it is reasonably fast, not too noisy, and produces excellent text and chart output (photos, as in lasers generally, is not as good as a good inkjet on photo paper). But I echo here the observations of other reviewers about the defects in the user interface.
Summary: I switched from a Brother machine because of the color print quality and the Canon does not dissappoint there. The color reproduction is excellent. The machine works well and is fairly fast. Unfortunately, the Canon engineers could learn a thing or two from Brother when it comes to the user interface. Canon's user interface leaves a lot to be desired and don't think you can easily go to the manual to find your answers.
Summary: I loved my Canon pc1060 copier. I needed to replace my fax machine, get an additional printer and scanner. While this machine does all of these tasks well, it does not do them great. I prefer my ScanSnap scanner for speed of scanning and ease of use, including labeling and placement of the scanned files. I prefer my HP P1006 printer to this machine for its quick easy ability to change printing tasks. Everything with this machine is multistep.