Canon’s newly-released imageCLASS MF730 series (colour), MF525 and MF420 series (b&w) devices have just raised the bar for low-cost, feature-rich multifunctions. While other manufacturers offer Single-Pass document feeders on their high end desktop devices (priced $2000 and up), Canon has put them on their entry-level MFPs. Single pass document feeders read both sides of double sided documents at once when copying and scanning, instead of feeding the sheets back in and flipping them. This not only greatly increases the speed of scanning large documents, but also cuts down significantly on paper jams caused by wrinkled and torn originals.
Canon has also put a large, full colour touch screen with intuitive, easy-to-use options on their imageCLASS MFP’s, while some other manufacturers still use small 2 or 3 line LCD screens and manual up/down buttons on devices in the same class.
The new imageCLASS 730 series and 420 series devices are perfect for offices that need to do higher volume scanning than was previously possible on small, low-cost devices, but don’t print enough to justify the cost of the more robust, higher volume, higher cost MFP’s like the imageCLASS 9220.
Service agreements available on most models, with Canon OEM toner for 4 year terms. Service agreements with Revolution compatible toner available for the 730 series colour devices for 3 year terms.