The new 4-in-1 laser printer Canon I-Sensys MF249dw was released in the fourth quarter of 2016. This device combines the functions of faxing, scanning and copying with black and white printing. The multifunction device is therefore ideally suited for small offices or home office activities. The top model of the Canon I-Sensys series MF240 of the same name has all kinds of useful gadgets and enables fast and precise work.
Appropriate for a Black and White printer, the model is also optically completely black. With its rounded edges and the central control element including a touchscreen, the all-rounder makes a solid impression. You can see directly from the MF249dw that Canon has placed great value on a compact design and functionality. The wide 100-sheet paper output tray is located directly below the control element. The laser printer draws its standard media from a 250-sheet paper cassette. Optionally, the user can also put special paper in the universally usable duplex document feeder and thus print, scan, copy and fax on both sides with ease.
The consistently high printing speed of 27 pages per minute is also positive. Thanks to the built-in duplex module, sheets can also be conveniently printed on both sides without cumbersome manual turning. With an FPO time of max. 6 seconds from sleep mode, the MF249 can definitely convince. The laser printing process produces clear and sharp images, especially for text-based documents, with a print resolution of 600 x 600 dpi.
The device can be easily integrated into an existing network via Ethernet or WLAN connection and is therefore also available to the entire workgroup. Thanks to Google Cloud Print compatibility, documents stored online can be easily managed and printed. The model also supports Mobile Connect for Android and IOS smartphones. The user can thus conveniently access their documents via the Canon Print Business App and print them out as they wish. Of course, it will still be possible to print using a USB stick.
This could be of particular interest for the scan function, because despite the scan-to-PC function, the good old USB stick is still the first choice for many users. Fortunately, Canon has given the MF249 a color scanner that ensures high-quality scans with an interpolated resolution of 9,600 x 9,600 dpi. In addition, the integrated copier and the built-in fax machine round off the overall package. The latter hardly lacks any functions and offers many important functions with fax forwarding, dual access and faxing on both sides.
The uniform starting toner of the entire series, with a yield of 900 pages, can be easily replaced. Canon offers the cartridge 737 toner in the standard size, which can be reordered. Thanks to the original toner, around 2,400 additional pages can be printed.