Printer Review: Canon imageCLASS MF445dw – great monochrome laser printer
What does monochrome laser printer mean exactly?
A monochrome laser printer is a type of printer that uses toner (a dry powder substance) to print text and images onto paper. Unlike a color laser printer, which uses multiple toner cartridges to produce a full range of colors, a monochrome laser printer uses a single toner cartridge that contains only black toner. This makes monochrome laser printers less expensive to operate, as they only require one toner cartridge, and they are also generally faster and more efficient than color laser printers. They are often used for printing text-based documents, such as contracts, reports, and invoices.
ImageCLASS MF445dw is a outstanding printer for small or home offices. It has an excellent cartridge system that is capable of producing an incredible number of pages, so the cartridge does not need to be replaced often. Printing very quickly, has a scanner with an automatic document feeder and has an Ethernet port for a reliable network connection. However, the lack of color printing can be a switch for some.
The Canon imageCLASS MF445dw is a great monochrome laser printer designed for small businesses. It is an all-in-one solution that comes with excellent scanning capabilities, fast printing speed and an excellent cartridge system that produces an incredible number of pages. In addition, the toner cartridge is relatively inexpensive, so the total cost per printout is exceptionally low. Unfortunately, like most laser printers, it’s terrible to print photos and can’t print on brilliant photo paper. On the plus side, there are extensive connectivity options, including printing from mobile devices using AirPrint, Mopria, or Canon’s mobile companion app.
The MF445dw is a good printer for students. It prints documents in black and white very quickly and is very convenient thanks to the exceptional performance of the cartridge. It has a scanner, has extensive connectivity options and its mobile app allows you to perform most tasks using your smartphone. Unfortunately, it cannot be printed in color.
The Canon imageCLASS MF445DW prints with excellent quality when you are primarily printing text. Its monochrome nature isn’t a restriction at all for typical business-oriented documents where colored text is unlikely to be used, and to put its text quality into point of view, it’s not dissimilar to the more expensive HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 when it comes to printing text. Text clarity is excellent even at smaller font sizes. Contrary to the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479FDW, it struggles with gradients, and the lack of color makes it unsuitable for printing any significant photographs. You won’t be happy if you buy it for the pictures, but it’s fine for what it is.
The MF445dw enables an Ethernet 10/100/1000BaseT, USB 2.0, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Wi-Fi Direct direct connection to a single PC. The final one is a peer-to-peer protocol that enables your printer to connect to compatible mobile devices directly without the need for a middle network by acting as a hotspot.
You may print from and scan to cloud and social media sites via Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Mopria, and the aforementioned Application Library apps, among other mobile connections.
Canon ImageCLASS MF445dw is an exceptional printer for printing black-and-white documents. The cartridge produces a large number of pages, making it ideal for those who regularly print in bulk. The toner cartridge is relatively inexpensive, making it very affordable in the long run. Print extremely fast black-and-white documents and large mailboxes, so you don’t have to constantly load more paper.
The MF445dw has excellent connectivity options. For external storage devices, it has two USB ports, one on the front of the printer and one on the back. Unfortunately, it does not support SD cards. To connect using Wi-Fi Direct, tap the ‘Mobile Portal’ option in the main menu and view the username and password you want to use to connect.Photo:Canon
Canon imageCLASS MF445DW Specifications
- Printer Type Multifunction
- Paper Capacity 350 sheets
- Supported Paper Size A4
- Print Speed 38 ppm
- Print Colour Black & White
- Network Compatiblity Yes
- Mobile Print Yes
- Printing Resolution 600×600 dpi