Canon imageCLASS MF753Cdw/MF751Cdw – Wireless 4-in-1 Printer
The build quality of the Canon imageCLASS MF753Cdw/MF751Cdw printer is excellent, featuring a predominantly plastic construction with some metal components. Apart from a few smaller, delicate moving parts on the front manual input tray, the printer feels robust and sturdy. The power cord securely attaches to the printer and is removable, making replacement easy if needed. The scanner’s lid stays open on its own, eliminating the need to hold it open, and a dampener prevents it from slamming down forcefully. Accessing the toner cartridges from the front and addressing paper jams through a panel on the back is straightforward. However, it’s worth noting that the printer’s display lacks the ability to be pushed to the side or retracted, which can make carrying the printer somewhat cumbersome.
In terms of maintenance, this printer requires very little attention. Unlike inkjet models, there’s no risk of clogging if the printer remains unused for an extended period. Built-in functions such as Auto Adjust Gradation, Correct Print Color Mismatch, and Adjust Print Position assist in resolving print quality issues. Cleaning functions like Clean Fixing Assembly, Clean ITB (transfer belt), and Clean Feeder are also available. The long-lasting toner cartridges contribute to reduced maintenance, and the drum is integrated into the cartridges, eliminating the need for separate drum replacement. The main input tray accommodates 250 sheets of paper, a substantial capacity that reduces the need for frequent refills unless extensive printing is performed. Toner cartridge access is achieved by opening the front cover and pulling out the drawer, while paper jams can be addressed through a large panel on the back or by removing the input trays (the green button releases the panel covering the sheet rollers).
The printer’s display is exceptional, featuring a large size and good visibility from various angles, whether sitting, standing, or viewing from the side. Although the display can be tilted for improved visibility, the range of adjustment is limited. The primary drawback is that it doesn’t provide high brightness, which may pose difficulties in well-lit environments. Nevertheless, the touch input responsiveness of the display is excellent, and the user interface is user-friendly and easy to navigate.
The Canon imageCLASS MF753Cdw boasts a feature-rich scanner. Its automatic feeder supports single-pass duplex scanning, facilitating the processing of multi-page and double-sided documents. However, the scan speed is relatively slow, significantly slower than the advertised 20 pages per minute (PPM) when scanning at a resolution of 300 x 600 dpi. The speed may vary depending on the destination of the saved files. The stated speed corresponds to saving the scans directly to a PC via USB or Wi-Fi. The scanner can achieve the advertised speed when scanning directly to a USB flash drive. Optical character recognition (OCR) functionality allows scanning documents into .TXT files for quick keyword searches. It’s important to note that the Scanner MF Utility application must be installed to utilize this software-based OCR feature. Overall, the OCR performs well, with occasional errors occurring only when special characters are involved. It’s worth mentioning that the Canon imageCLASS MF751Cdw variant does not support duplex scanning.
The Canon imageCLASS MF753Cdw/MF751Cdw printer offers a high yield of prints from a single set of toner cartridges, reducing the frequency of cartridge replacements. It’s important to note that you can achieve even more black prints than our results indicate, although there may be a slight decrease in print quality. We stopped counting the pages when the print quality started to degrade, specifically when printing black pages with 80% coverage of black toner. However, for regular documents, the print quality degradation is less noticeable, as demonstrated in the sample printed after 91 pages (80% coverage) and again after 210 pages. While the quality is noticeably worse after 210 pages, it may still be acceptable depending on the document type. The printer emits a beeping sound to alert you when the toner is low and provides a warning message when the toner is almost empty, indicating that print quality may be affected. However, you can continue printing beyond this point.
When printing long documents or in high volume, it’s worth noting that the print quality of the first pages is significantly better than that of the later pages. To maintain consistent print quality, it is recommended to break the print job into smaller segments rather than printing it all at once, as the printer refreshes the toner between print jobs.
The print quality for black and white documents is exceptional, with sharp text and fine details. However, the printer may encounter difficulties when converting yellow to grayscale, which is a common issue for many printers.
The Canon PRINT Business mobile app is outstanding, offering the ability to print, copy, and scan using the printer or your smartphone’s camera. It also allows remote operation of the printer and performs maintenance tasks. However, there are a few limitations when printing photos and web pages. For photos, accessing them directly from the app on Android devices is not possible. Instead, you need to access ‘My Files’ first, and then open the photo with the Canon PRINT Business app to print. Regarding web pages, direct printing of HTML files from the app is not supported. However, on iOS devices, the ‘Print from Web’ function can be used to access any website and print from there.
The Canon imageCLASS MF753Cdw is an excellent choice for small or home offices. It delivers high-quality black and color documents, and its high print yield reduces maintenance requirements. Although it takes a bit of time to warm up and start printing the first page, it prints quickly once it gets going. The scanner features an automatic feeder with single-pass duplex scanning, simplifying the processing of multi-page and double-sided documents. The printer offers multiple connectivity options, including Wi-Fi, USB, Ethernet, and the ability to print directly from a USB flash drive.
In terms of black-and-white document printing, the Canon imageCLASS MF753Cdw is exceptional. It produces remarkably sharp documents, and although it takes a while to warm up, it prints quickly at speeds of up to 23 pages per minute. The long-lasting black toner cartridge reduces maintenance costs, and the large input tray capacity is ideal for large print jobs, as it minimizes the need for frequent tray refills. The scanner, equipped with an automatic feeder and single-pass duplex scanning, further enhances productivity when handling multi-page and double-sided documents.
However, it’s important to note that the Canon imageCLASS MF753Cdw is not suitable for photo printing. Like most laser printers, it may produce photos that appear muted and lack detail. Additionally, it is unable to print on glossy paper. While the toner cartridges have a long lifespan, they can be expensive, particularly the color cartridges. Therefore, if you regularly print, you may need to allocate a significant budget for replacement toner.
The Canon imageCLASS MF753Cdw is a suitable choice for family use, provided that photo printing is not a priority. It excels at producing incredibly sharp documents; however, like most laser printers, it may not deliver optimal results for photo printing, as printed pictures can appear grainy and muted. With its wide range of connectivity options including Wi-Fi, USB, and Ethernet, the printer is easily accessible for all members of the household. Additionally, the ability to print directly from a USB flash drive adds convenience. The scanner performs admirably, producing outstanding scans with sharp text and fine details. However, when it comes to digitizing photos, the colors may appear washed out, making it less ideal for that purpose. In terms of maintenance cost, the toner cartridges have a long lifespan, but it’s important to note that color printing can still be expensive due to the high cost of color cartridges.
The Canon Color imageCLASS MF753Cdw/MF751Cdw is an all-in-one color laser printer that utilizes Canon’s 069 toner cartridges and is compatible with the 069H high-yield cartridges. It offers various connectivity options such as USB, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet, ensuring easy accessibility for users. Additionally, it provides the capability to print directly from a USB flash drive, adding to its convenience. The scanner is equipped with an automatic feeder and extendable lid hinges, supporting single-pass duplex scanning and optical character recognition. It’s worth mentioning that there is a variant of this printer, the Canon Color imageCLASS MF751Cdw, which is identical to the MF753Cdw but does not support duplex scanning. The price of the printer is $499.99.