Canon Color imageCLASS MF733Cdw - Edie - Love Letter
Suitable for a range of different office environments, the imageCLASS MF733Cdw All-in-One Color Laser Printer from Canon offers a variety of features to help users complete all their tasks, including printing, scanning, copying, and faxing. This model is unique in that is offers automatic duplexing in all of these modes via the 50-sheet single-pass duplex ADF. Also, it comes with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC, enabling support for various mobile printing protocols along with Wi-Fi Direct and tap-to-print features. Users will enjoy using it as well, due to the use of a large 5" color touchscreen LCD, and they can print from or scan to their portable drives by using an easy-access USB port.
In terms of printing technology, the MF733Cdw is very capable with a 600 x 600 dpi print resolution and a simplex speed of up to 28 ppm. Also, it has V2 (Vivid and Vibrant) Color Technology for improved sharpness and color and uses a Single Cartridge System to make swapping out supplies a much simpler process. The ADF and both the 50-sheet multipurpose and 250-sheet input trays work with a multitude of media sizes up to 8.5 x 14" and an 8.5 x 11" flatbed is present for thicker or odd-sized media. Additionally, the printer is equipped with standard wired USB 2.0 and Ethernet connections.
Fast print speeds of up to 28 ppm in simplex and 23 ppm in duplex are possible along with a first print out time of just 9 seconds.
Print resolution of 600 x 600 dpi has an equivalent quality of 1200 x 1200 dpi for sharp text and documents.
V2 (Vivid and Vibrant) Color Technology helps create images with high sharpness and accurate, vibrant colors.
Users can print JPEG, TIFF, and PDF files from a USB flash drive as well as set the printer to various modes, including poster, booklet, watermark, toner saver, and page composer.
Mobile printing support includes Wi-Fi Direct, NFC tap-to-print, Canon PRINT Business, Mopria Print Service, Apple AirPrint, and Google Cloud Print.
This printer is durable with a rated monthly duty cycle of 50,000 pages and recommended monthly print volume of 750-4000 pages.
A 50-sheet single-pass duplex ADF enables automatic duplexing for printing, scanning, copying, and faxing.
Scan speeds of up to 28 ppm in black and white and 14 ipm in color.
The scanner features an optical resolution of 600 x 600 dpi which can be interpolated up to 9600 x 9600 dpi.
The scanner is compatible with TWAIN, WIA, and ICA drivers.
Users can scan to email, SMB, PC, and USB flash drives with output file formats of JPEG, TIFF, and PDF.
Users can have their first copies ready in just 9.5 seconds in black or 11.1 seconds in color.
Up to 999 copies can be made without a computer.
Copy features include enlargement/reduction of 25-400%, frame erase, collation, 2-on-1, 4-on-1, ID card copy, and both text and photo copy modes.
The fax supports resolutions of up to 400 x 400 dpi along with a transmission speed of about 3 seconds per page using the 33.6 kbps Super G3 modem.
There is enough fax memory for about 512 pages and there are multiple speed and group dial options, including 19 one-touch speed dials, 262 coded dials, 199 group dialing destinations, and 310 sequential broadcasting destinations.
Fax features include fax forward, dual access, remote reception, PC Fax (TX only), distinctive ring pattern detection, error detection mode, auto redial, and fax activity/activity result/activity management reports.
The printer features 1GB of shared memory for smooth operation.
A Single-Cartridge System combines the toner and image drum into a single unit, making it easy to replace and ensuring one does not need replacement before another for easy supplies management. The S-Toner also enables more detailed prints and does not require oil during fixing.
QR Code Connection permits easy pairing with your mobile device using the Canon PRINT Business app.
A large 5" color touchscreen LCD provide intuitive navigation of the menus and changing settings.
Integrated security features include IP/Mac Address Filtering, SNMPv3, SSL (HTTPS/IPPS), IEEE802.1x, WEP 64/128-bit, WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK (AES), Secure Print, Department ID Management (up to 300 IDs).
This unit is ENERGY STAR and EPEAT Silver certified.
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Canon imageCLASS MF733Cdw All-in-One Color Laser Printer
imageCLASS MF733Cdw All-in-One Color Laser Printer is rated
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Rated 5 out of
Great printerI received this product in exchange for my unbiased opinion. After receiving the printer I was initially very surprised by the size and weight of the product. Having a small business I already had a number or printing solutions in my shop but nothing the size of this beast. From unboxing to initial set up was all very effortless. The quality of the product looks very good. Wireless set up was simple and actually worked the first time. I was up and printing in no time and have not had to think much more about it since. That is all I can really ask for from a office printer. Provides a very nice color laser image and is very fast. I imagine it will provide years of great service
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 5 out of
Scott L from
Great workhorse solution for a home officeRecently started my own business working from home. I was used to the powerhouse Toshiba Printer/Scanner machines that you see everywhere in large offices. After nearly a year of use I can say this machine is excellent and gives me the features I wanted. Speed was important, as was print quality and I also very much wanted the ability to use the scanner stand alone without having to go through a computer interface. This unit handles everything just like I wanted.
I do have a setup tip if you end up getting this unit. Don't connect it to your computer via USB, just log it onto your network then open a browser window to the IP address it has on your network. Just hit the login button with no credentials should let you right in, then configure your settings that way.
Once set up you'll be able to walk up to the unit, hit the address book and scan documents to anyone in your address book, boom done.
Date published: 2018-07-27
Rated 1 out of
Nope.I was looking for a replacement for a Brother printer because the cost of replacing toner and parts was more than a new printer. I settled on the MF733Cdw and was initially pleased with my decision. When it came time to replace my first cartridge, I bought a Canon 046 cartridge from my local office supply. At the time, the color cartridges were still at 50%. Once I put the new cartridge in, the color cartridges immediately dropped to 10%. Worse, the new black cartridge has supposedly used 50% of the cartridge in two weeks, which is impossible as I haven't printed more than a couple of hundred pages. I also have to say that the printer has the worst touch screen I have ever encountered. If you are buying this printer as an alternative to some other product, I doubt you will find what you were looking for.
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 5 out of
Surprised at the number of Negative ReviewsI have used many printers over the span of several years, from inkjets to lasers; from Epson, Brother to HP. The color laser printer has been especially the hardest to appreciate, with spotty performance and less than satisfying printing results each time. I decided to go for this Canon printer mainly because of its double-sided scan and copy capability, and I was not expecting too much from it. But so far, it's been the best printer I have ever used, both performance and output-wise. Setup was easy and WiFi connection has been great so far. Therefore, I am very surprise to see so many negative reviews.
In fact, I bought another one for my HR manager and I have not had a single complaint from her either, unlike a previous printer from another brand I purchased for her. Either some folks just got bad units (as there is always a small percentage of defects from very production run) or Canon has had major failures with its quality control on this model.
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 1 out of
Don't waste your moneyWe bought this printer in late 2017 to replace an HP printer that is dying. We have had a million issues with it. Like others said, the touch screen is terrible - often completely unresponsive to the touch no matter how you touch (soft or hard). I can't scan from the printer: I have to put the pages on the platen, and then go to my computer to use the scan utility - instead of just putting papers in the printer, pushing "scan" on the touchscreen, and selecting my computer as the destination. Printing photos is a nightmare - the multipurpose paper feeder doesn't pull photo paper, can't ePrint from my iPhone, etc. Tried to print our Christmas envelopes and after the first 5 envelopes the addresses came out double printed and smeared. I have spent many, many hours trying to problem solve and finally conclude it's just a terrible printer. Get something else.
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 5 out of
Still Getting to Know It...This printer seems to fit my home office needs. Canon's color laser cost per page is (supposedly) below average. So far so good on the print quality, speed and features, although the Scan utility could be better. I'm used to using ScanTango for my Fujitsu scanner. There doesn't seem to be a better after-market software equivalent for Canons. It is large and heavy though.
Date published: 2018-08-06
Rated 5 out of
Finally sprung for a real printerHaving been a long time Canon printer owner, I decided it was time to make the switch to laser instead of buying another multi-function inkjet for business uses. I have had this for a few weeks now and am pleased with what it is able to do. As others have said this is a heavy beast of a printer. I actually like that.
What really sold me on this printer over other small business class MF printers is its compatibility with mobile devices running Windows 10.
* Set up was very simple
* No bulky software required to print
* Simple Wireless set up, just needed to select the Wi-Fi and enter the password
* Easy to select print options
* Print from USB great
* Scan and send email
* Price and value (bought it on sale)
* Drivers easy to install
Areas where I still need to get smarter than the "toy":
* "toner life" left
* security functions
* The toner cartridges are very expensive but in taking the time to really look, I found these cartridges come out to be the same cost or cheaper than the other viable MF printer options.
* I really wanted NFC printing but it only works with Android/iOS apps. This was a big disappointment but there are other options.
* Photo printing is not as good as my inkjets, but I have a photo inkjet just for printing photos. This has always been a limitation of laser printers. With that said, I am really pleased with the color images in my printed documents, REALLY pleased.
So at the end of all of this, I really like the printer and I would recommend it, especially for those with Windows Mobile devices.
Date published: 2019-01-11
Rated 5 out of
Great Value!!!!I owned a Xerox Phaser 6280DN for ten years. The lack of wireless networking became too much to bear, so I finally had to surrender to find a replacement. After reading many reviews I decided to buy the Canon MF733Cdw because it seemed to offer the best cost/features/quality ratio on the market. The printer is heavy, but to me, I'm a bit old-school and I associate heavy with quality......something solid. The footprint is fine and fits perfectly on my credenza (see photo). I am puzzled too by the negative reviews. Set-up was super easy! It found my network in a snap, I was able to easily print from my MacBook Air, HP Windows Work laptop, iPhone, my wife's iPhone and her Lenovo Windows work laptop, upon first attempt...no issues whatsoever...very compatible across platfroms. The printer is wicked fast compared to my Xerox. I would say, however, compared to my Xerox, even though the Canon is heavy, when opening and closing doors and lifting the lid, the world doesn't build'em like they used to. Shareholder value seems to eclipse quality every time. I wanted to give it 4 stars on that alone, that it just doesn't feel as well built as something from 10 years ago. When I pull open and close my old Xerox paper drawer, it's solid and strong, but for printer this I say to myself, "better not be too rough or too fast....it might break" but on its own merit, it deserve 5 stars......great price on sale at a national retailer, wireless, wicked fast printing across all platforms, real duplex, scanner, copier, etc......great bank for the buck....here are your 5 stars.