Saturday, September 21, 2013

Canon PC941

The Canon PC941 is a laser monochrome copier that aims for the lucrative home office market with a product that suits it perfectly. Canon have listened to what home workers want and have produced a device that meets all those needs.

The first thing you notice about it is the fact that it’s small. It only takes up 19.5 x 17.5 x 12 inches of desk space, which is perfect for a home office where space might be at a premium. There is a 250 paper cassette at the front and a single sheet bypass for everything else. The device has a solid feel to it. It’s compact, well built and looks like it could last quite a while in the right hands.

The quality of the copies is very good. It’s text is crisp and black, images and graphs are equally well rendered. The grayscale engine produces good even coverage, even on photographs and complex images. At 11 pages per minute it doesn’t sacrifice speed for quality, in fact the PC941 doesn’t seem to sacrifice anything. It is the ideal home office copier.

The cartridge is one unit comprising toner, drum and development unit which makes management easy. It also lowers the cost per page considerably. Replacements will last 4000 pages and cost less than $40. This offers one of the lowest cost per page rates in the range.

As well as the single cartridge system, the PC941 uses Canons patented RAPID fusing system which means the device doesn’t have to warm up. Traditionally, toner has to be warmed through in order for it to spread properly. Canon have worked theirs so it doesn’t have to be as long as it’s stored at room temperature. That means no warm up times, and an instant response when you order a copy of something.

The main advantage of the PC941 is its relative low cost, but the instant response is also a major benefit to users. This copier is a well considered, well designed device that suits the needs of its target market perfectly. It would suit any home worker or small business owner who needs to copy perfectly. It doesn’t take up too much space, make too much noise or need much looking after.

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