Test Center Head-To-Head: 4 Great Printing Solutions For Small Offices

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Canon ImageClass MF8580

Canon delivers solid value with the Color ImageClass MF8580Cdw Color Laser Multifunction printer. For $599 list, the 8580 includes a two-sided color printer, copier, scanner and fax machine with network control and Ethernet, USB and Wi-Fi interfaces all standard. Boasting a 40,000 page-per-month duty cycle, fast time-to-first-page and fairly high paper capacity, the 8580 is suited for the small office or busy department.

With its 17- by 19-inch footprint and 26-inch vertical clearance requirement, the 8580 stands a prominent figure. Its handsome black-and-putty design and sturdy look and feel instill confidence that the unit will well outlast its one-year warranty. It touts higher-end features such as secure-print and unique user IDs for usage monitoring. Mobile devices can output to Canon's ImageClass MFP using Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print and Canon's own Canon Mobile Printing application for iOS (an Android version is in development).

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