Some parts not included; not a painless Mac set up
4 October 2013
Summary: I am a grad student, and was looking for a not-too-expensive utility all-in-one that I could use for scanning and for printing from multiple computers. I choose this one based on overall positive reviews, and I would say if you work on a Windows platform and use MSWord and mostly want a printer that might do something else with some cajoling, this isn't a bad choice, with one caveat, which I'll get to in a moment.
This is probably fine if you have all day to wait for it to print.
Jon T. Peterson, Amazon
22 September 2013
Summary: I have this on a wireless network and it can take up to 20 minutes to print after pushing the print button on my computer. Average is about 5 minutes. Hopefully it will work better once it's plugged into the ethernet. If not it will be useless for my purposes.
Summary: I bought this printer to replace an hp photosmart 4650, color ink jet which I hated. The printer cost less than the ink cartridges. In contrast this is a monochrome laser printer. I just received and installed it. As usual Amazon gets a 5. The instructions are designed for stupid people like me, so installation was a snap. At work we've had many canon copiers, so this printer is similar from a documentation point of view - very easy to understand and follow.
Summary: Overall the printing and scanning functions are good, at least good enough for working from home. It prints relative fast when connected directly to the computer. A little slower via wireless. The print function is immediate when you print from your computer, however, when you want to scan from the computer, you have to go to the scanner and set it on Remote scanner. This is a little annoying if the scanner is in another room.
Summary: The printer came well packed and ready to install. I use a wireless next work and was familiar with networking. If you follow the instructions included with the printer and software you should have no problem installing it. For years I had a Dell Laser printer and it was big and bulky, slow to respond and just a plain boat anchor. This printer does it all, but color. I like the quick response from energy saver to printing. It is a lot quieter than my Dell.
Summary: This is the second Canon MF printer that I have owned. The previous was a MF 4150. I do not think that I have ever had a better printer that was easier to operate. When that printer failed after about 4 years of constant use, I decided to get another Canon in the same family. Well we all know about the black sheep in any family and this certainly earns that title.
Summary: The MF4880 is a very compact mufti-function printer. Print is sharp (I may not be a god judge, I find all laser printers sharp). Compared to my old Brother multifunction printer, I find the paper handling, especially that of the "multipurpose" tray (manual feeder) much better than the Brother printer. I would normally call it a single page feed but the 4880 can hold about 10 pages.
Summary: For my purposes, this copier does the job. I occasionally print. I'm not a big printer by any means. I print maybe a couple of pages once a week. So I wanted something that was wireless, laser, a copier, a scanner and would work with my Mac. This device fit the bill.