Overall, the paper capacities of this device reaches 850 sheets. It is powered On Demand Fixing technology to accelerate printing process. Not wrong if MF5980dw imageCLASS series fit into Workhorse category (hard worker) Plus the range of printing devices presented by Canon.
This category is intended for multi-functional device variants with robust performance. This category claimed to be able to print up thousands of pages without a hitch. But of course this will not be a big impact if not supported by hurried print time.
In terms of print speed, the performance is pretty good. Seeing print time (see table), looks this device is one of the fastest in its class. Besides the time of printing, photocopying and scanning processes also hurried.
The front panel of this device has a specific function that is quite interesting, for example, Copy and Direct Print. In the Direct Print function, you can use USB port on the front for printing from flashdisk. Unfortunately, just image file that can be printed only from this port. Text-based documents such as RTF, PDF, and TXT just can not.
You’ll also find the Secure Print button that lets you enter a PIN before printing. In addition, also features scanning and storing scan results. With SEND technology, users will be able to save scanned files to various media, such as the flashdisk, into folder on a computer connected to your network, or even directly to your email address.
Another feature embedded diverse, including ADF. This allows the device supports two-sided printing (duplex) when scanning and printing copies. Wi-Fi is also provided for connecting this device to a network. Configuration can be done manually via control panel.
Canon imageCLASS MG5908dw offering print, scan, copy and fax function. This device has a complete feature for activity print all-in-one at the office. Support wired and wireless connections are also provided for easy sharing connection on the network. The resulting performance does not disappoint and is one attractiveness of this multi-functional device.
|print speed||5 sheets||FPOT (1 sheet)|
|Mono text (rtf)||15 seconds||8 seconds|
|Text + graphic (pdf)||15 seconds||8 seconds|
|A4 image||19 seconds||11 seconds|
|Mono text (rtf)||12 seconds||5 seconds|
|Text + graphic (pdf)||13 seconds||6 seconds|
|Images (jpg)||13 seconds||6 seconds|
|Photo A4 (100dpi)||4 seconds||11 seconds|
|Photo A4 (300dpi)||5 seconds||10 seconds|
|printing technology||laser monochrome|
|resolution||600×600/1200×600 dpi (standard/interpolation)|
|paper capacity||250/50/50/500 sheets (cassette/multipurpose/ADF/optional)|
|Paper output capacity||150 sheets (Manual Duplex)|
|technology||Color CIS Flatbed|
|resolution||600×600 dpi (optical)|
|color depth||24 bit|
|modem speed||33.6 Kbps|
|Resolution (max.)||400×400 dpi|
|Fax Facilities||PC faxing, duplex fax, remote RX, dual access|
|Zoom-In / Zoom-out||25-400%|
|copy facility||Memory sort, 4 in 1, ID Card Copy|
|work cycle||15,000 pages/month|
|connection||USB 2.0, Ethernet 10/100, wireless|
|operating system||2000/XP/Vista/Server Windows 2003/Server 2008/7, Mac OS X 10.3 – 10.6, Linux OS variants|
|Dimensions (lwh)||39 x 47.3 x 43.1 cm|
|electricity consumption||Until 1200/550/9/2, 3 watt (max/active/standby/sleep)|
|Price (range*)||U.S. $ 895|
Plus: solid print quality, fast print time; duplex printing and ADF; wired and wireless connections to the network; secure print facility; lots of paper capacity.
Minus: Direct Print JPG format only; huge electrical power; choice only 300 dpi scan resolution.
Score Assessment - Performance: 4 - Facilities: 4.25 - Ease: 3.75 - Price: 3.75 - Total Score: 3.97