Summary: This machine works well with Windows machines - or about as well as can be expected. A huge driver-set needs to be installed, and a custom app to scan through the ADF. On Macs, instead of using the beautiful native printing and scanning system, a 100+ MB install is needed. It installs another deamon inside MacOS X, always running, and new apps to handle printer management and scanning - much less useful than the built in scanning capabilities.
Summary: As a home office user, printing some 1200 pages per week, and owner of several Canon printers in the past with good to excellent performance of those printers, I was expecting the same with this one. However, this printer has failed to meet those expectations. The worst problem is the copier's tendency to jam at the initial point of the paper entering the copier from the paper tray.
hugely expensive cartridges, does not accept generic
E. Ferreyros, Amazon
19 March 2012
Summary: The quality of the printing is good but Canon has figured out a way to prevent generic cartridges from working properly with this printer. I tried several different generics (low-end and higher-end generics like LD) and they all caused serious printing problems, streaks, miss-aligned colors, splotches, etc. A set of Canon cartridges cost more than the printer. That may be technically acceptable to Canon, and is obviously legal, but it is not good or fair to the consumer.
Summary: First off let me say I LOVE the functionality and quality of this printer. However, unless you are Bill Gates, you will soon realize that toner costs will eat you alive. Toner cartridges are LITERALLY MORE than the cost of the printer itself. I bought this printer for $450 at Office Maxx and should have looked at their toner price before buying the printer. $512 for the full set of 4 toner cartridges!
Summary: I bought my Canon MF8050Cn printer about a year ago and I have been unhappy with it for quite some time. One thing that always bothered me about this device is that it does not allow you to start a print job while another job is still printing. For example, if I am copying or printing something, I have to wait until the first job finishes printing before I can copy something else.
Good image, terrible paper handling, horrible controls
Chicago Ed, Amazon
16 October 2011
Summary: I bought this Canon ImageClass MF8350 on the basis of price, successful experience with my battery portable Canon Pixma iP90v, and that this version is ether-networked for printing and scanning functions. I had just retired a six year old Samsung CLP 550N, which is printer only. It took six times before Canon's scanner and printer drivers would install because they could not find the printer on the network.
Summary: The good: This printer was very easy to set up. It is fairly easy to operate, although I generally use the software controls for print quality (i.e., density, saturation, contrast, etc.) instead of the controls on the printer itself. One reviewer notes that the photo print quality is not as good as an inkjet. Well, what inexpensive laser printer does?
Summary: I bought this unit around the new year with the hope of bringing some organization to my home office. I was able to set it up and start using it very quickly (less than an hour, even counting the time required to unbox it). I wanted to be able to print from several devices on my network, so I plugged it into my router and followed the simple instructions. As a network printer, it works extremely well for me.