The Canon imageClass D880 ($700 street) is built around a 16-page per minute (ppm) printer engine that Canon says is equally appropriate for a printer or copier (it works at 18 ppm for copying).
The Canon imageClass D880 is designed as a desktop copier that incidentally functions as a standalone fax machine and printer. It functions well in all three roles. But its design focus overlooks features you might expect, notably the ability to scan to or fax from your PC.
The Canon D880 laser printer is designed for the home or small office user. It builds on the quality, speed, and paper capacity of previous models in its line and adds Super G3 faxing capabilities. The result is a machine that can handle nearly everything a user can throw at it, minus scanning.
The Canon imageCLASS D880 laser printer, despite the added fax capability, doesn't add much to the size, and still manages to be compact enough for a small office environment. It measures 15.1 inches by 24.5 inches by 17.4 inches (HWD) and measures 52.9 pounds. Its paper capacity is impressive for the price point, at 600 sheets total, divided between a 500-sheet standard tray and a 100-sheet multipurpose tray. It can operate as a standalone copier or fax machine, but connects to a computer for printing via USB or parallel port. While it doesn't include networking support out of the box, the unit can be shared across a network with either a print server or a computer acting as a host.
As a copier, it supports reduction and enlargement from 50% to 200%, as well as collating, 2 on 1 copies, and other useful features. It supports faxing transmission speeds up to 33.6 kbps (Super G3).
Canon imageCLASS D880 toner cartridges use a single cartridge system that combines the and drum into one printer toner cartridge. Canon D880 toner cartridges have a capacity of 5,000 pages in each laser toner cartridge.
Print speed is quite fast, at up to 18 pages per minute. Copies can print at the same speed, but require some scanning time. Graphics and photo quality is above for a laser, and text is sharp and detailed.
Overall, the Canon D880 adds faxing capability to an already impressive line of machines. Users will be impressed with its speed and versatility, but if in need of faster speed and higher-volume capacity, should look at the printer.