The MF8100C is the first Canon colour All-In-One devise in Canon’s Laser Base range, combining a colour laser printer, colour laser copier, colour scanner and high speed fax in one unit. Colour prints are generated at 2400x600dpi enhanced quality, with Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black toner cartridges and a single drum cartridge for printing, copying and fax printing.
In conventional printers, the fixing roller is coated with oil to ensure that the paper does not adhere to the roller during the fixation process. Canon uses its originally developed S-Toner, comprised of perfectly spherical microparticles, in the MF8180C. S-Toner incorporates wax at the core of each toner particle. With S-Toner oil-less fixing becomes possible because the wax is released and spreads out during the fixation process. The result are output images without the glossiness associated with conventional toner.
The MF8180C has print speeds to cope with the demands of any busy office or work unit. Monochrome prints and copies are generated at 19ppm and colour at 4ppm. The device uses high yield cartridges (Y/M/C/K – 4’000 pages each) while the drum yield is 20’000 in monochrome (5’000 pages colour), based on 5% coverage.