I got this Canon MF 3010 Laser to replace an inkjet "all in one" printer. I don't do a lot of printing and I do a little more scanning and this printer is saving me money. I've had several "all in one" ink jet printers. Since I don't print much, it seemed whenever I needed to print, my ink cartridges had dried up and required replacing. This meant frequently replacing cartridges to print a few letters, envelopes or journal pages and it became very expensive as well as time consuming and frustrating. Every time a new inkjet cartridge is installed in an inkjet it must be properly aligned and print heads cleaned, wasting ink and time. Finally in frustration, since almost all the little printing I do is in black and white, I decided to explore laser printers. They used to be very expensive. Was I surprised at how inexpensive they are now! I researched and shopped and finally decided on the Canon MF 3010 Laser. First, it is compact and takes up little space on my desk. Second, it's quiet and economical, since one toner cartridge will provide about 1500 printed pages (the "starter" cartridge that comes with the printer only does about 700 copies). Third, It scans in COLOR with good resolution and makes quick copies in black and white. It also has several nice time saving features, like two sided copying, enlarging and reducing copy size, etc. Fourth, toner cartridges are readily available on-line through numerous sources from $18 (re-manufactured) to $60 new. Fifth, Installation of the printer, the drivers and accompanying software was easy, just FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS step by step. If you are replacing a printer, it is best that you remove all your old printer drivers and software from your computer before installing the Canon MF 3010 Laser software to avoid conflicts. I had my printer out of the box, set up and working in about 15-20 minutes and I'm no computer geek by any means. Cartridge installation is a snap and there is no need to align or clean print heads, like with an inkjet printer. So far, it has performed flawlessly and done everything I want it to do. I hope this Canon MF 3010 Laser will be the last printer I'll have to buy. I highly recommend it for the average home user who just needs black and white printing, a basic copier and color scanning. For around $100, and no more wasting money on ink cartridges that dry out, it will soon pay for itself.
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