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Need your small office or workgroup to print color in volume? The Canon Color imageClass MF8380Cdw ($600 street) offers a good set of MFP (multifunction printer) features, including WiFi connectivity, and provides solid output for text and photos (though not so much for graphics). It's not the fastest color laser MFP around, but it's worthy of consideration. The MF8380Cdw is too large to share a desk with, measuring 18.9 by17.0 by19.2 inches (HWD) and weighing 68 pounds with cartridges in place. The control panel is on top and doesn't really tilt towards you, so you'll need to stand up to access it unless the printer is on an extremely low table. The panel includes an alphanumeric keypad, four-way controller, 5-line monochrome display, and a typical range of function buttons for print, copy, scan, and fax as well as an energy-saving mode, and ID entry for secure printing. In front is a port for a USB thumb drive. On top is 50-sheet duplexing automatic document feeder (ADF) for copying, scanning, or faxing both sides of multipage documents. Standard paper capacity includes a 250-sheet main paper tray and a 50-sheet multipurpose feeder, and an automatic duplexer for printing on both sides of a sheet of paper.
At $600 (as of November 9, 2011), the Canon ImageClass MF8380Cdw costs $150 more than its cousin, the ImageClass MF8080Cw, but is an infinitely better product. It's faster, it costs less to operate, and it produces better output. It also offers automatic duplexing to save on paper costs, and it's set to duplex by default--a first in my book, and major green kudos to Canon for that. On top of everything else, it's a very competitive workgroup color laser multifunction printer (copy/print/scan/fax) in its price range. The MF8380Cdw's automatic duplexing capabilities include copying, scanning, and printing both sides of a document in one pass. The bottom-mounted paper cassette holds 250 sheets (100 more than the MF8080CW's maximum), and the ADF holds 50 sheets. There is no slot for envelopes as with the MF8080CW; instead, the front folds down to reveal a 50-sheet multipurpose tray. The output tray holds a sizable 150 sheets. The MF8380Cdw's control panel and printer driver lack the user-friendliness that typifies Canon's consumer-oriented machines. The software seems incomplete, too: For instance, the Mac printer driver contained a valid list of paper types, but the Windows printer driver did not.