Canon recently added two new entry-level print, copy, scan and fax-capable A4 color laser MFPs to its imageCLASS line. The 14-ppm Color imageCLASS MF8280Cw and the 21-ppm MF8580Cdw devices are based on the same engine as the units they replace: the Color imageCLASS MF8080Cw and MF8380Cdw. The new units offer a higher print resolution (1,200-by-1,200 dpi) than their predecessors as well as a new and improved seven-line color LCD and enhanced support for mobile printing.

 

     

Product Overview

Device type A4 entry-level color laser MFPs
Functions Print, copy, scan, fax
Introductory list price (USD) MF8280Cw: $449.00
MF8580Cdw: $599.00
Announced date April 2013
Print speed (b&w / color) MF8280Cw: 14/14 ppm
MF8580Cdw: 21/21 ppm
Monthly duty cycle MF8280Cw: 30,000 pages
MF8580Cdw: 40,000 pages
Cost per page (b&w, toner only) N/A
Cost per page (b&w) MF8280Cw: 3.58 cents
MF8580Cdw: 3.94 cents (2.78 cents with value pack)
Cost per page (color, toner only) N/A
Cost per page (color) MF8280Cw: 20.58 cents
MF8580Cdw: 17.29 cents (16.12 cents with value pack)
     

Summary

Canon recently added two new entry-level print, copy, scan and fax-capable A4 color laser MFPs to its imageCLASS line. The 14-ppm Color imageCLASS MF8280Cw and the 21-ppm MF8580Cdw devices are based on the same engine as the units they replace: the Color imageCLASS MF8080Cw and MF8380Cdw. The new units offer a higher print resolution (1,200-by-1,200 dpi) than their predecessors as well as a new and improved seven-line color LCD and enhanced support for mobile printing. The MF8280Cw has a monthly duty cycle of 30,000 pages and accommodates 151 sheets of paper, while the MF8580 has a monthly duty cycle of 40,000 pages and ships with standard duplexing and a standard paper capacity of 300 sheets, which is expandable to 550 with an optional cassette. Both new machines feature a 50-sheet ADF and a front direct print USB port. The MF8280Cw and MF8580Cdw leverage Canon’s Pure Black technology, which uses only black toner when printing in black-and-white that works with the machines' Auto Gradation Adjustment to ensure high quality copies. Additional capabilities with the MF8580Cdw include Department ID Management and SecurePrint.

The new imageCLASS devices employ a mix of new and existing consumables. Both new MFPs use Canon S-toner, a chemically-grown color toner that Canon has used for years. The MF8280Cw uses the new 131 series monocomponent toner cartridges. The standard-yield black SKU is rated at 1,400 pages and the high-yield black SKU prints 2,400 pages. Each individual color cartridge (CMY) yields 1,500 pages. The best per-page costs using Canon's 131 series cartridges are 3.58 cents for black-and-white documents and 20.58 cents for color output. The new imageCLASS MF8580Cdw uses existing supplies, the 118 series toner cartridges. The black cartridge delivers 3,400 pages and prints a black-and-white page for 3.94 cents. The color cartridges are rated at 2,900 pages each and render a color page for 17.29 cents. The per-page costs of the 118 series can be improved using the value packs with 2 black cartridges, which is capable of printing a monochrome page for 2.78 cents in black and color pages for 16.12 cents.

The new Canon units will face competition from other new low-end color devices such as the Dell C1760nw and C1765nf/nfw and the HP LaserJet Pro 200 color MFP M276nw. The new Canon units are competitive and have similar acquisition and operating costs. Looking at feature sets, the Canon machines have more to offer than Lexmark's CX310 and CX410 models, which were launched last year. While the Lexmark machines lack fax functionality, they are cheaper to operate than Canon's latest entry-level color laser MFPs. The imageCLASS MF8280Cw and MF8580Cdw are available now at the minimum advertised prices (MAP) of $449 and $599, respectively. Like other imageCLASS devices, the newest additions are sold through retailers, Canon resellers, and Canon Direct.

     

Software Utilities

Standard

Canon Mobile Printing, Google Cloud Print, Apple AirPrint, Printer driver, Fax driver, Scanner driver, MF Toolbox, Presto! PageManager, Embedded Web Server.

MF8580Cdw: Department ID Management, SecurePrint.

Optional

N/A

     

Consumables

Standard Yield

High Yield

Black yield MF8280Cw: 1,400 pages
MF8580Cdw: 3,400 pages
2,400 pages
N/A
Black cartridge price (USD) MF8280Cw: $69.00
MF8580Cdw: $134.00
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Color toner cartridge yield (CMY, per unit) MF8280Cw: 1,500 pages
MF8580Cdw: 2,900 pages

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Color (CMY) cartridge price (USD, per unit) MF8280Cw: $85.00
MF8580Cdw: $129.00
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Photoconductor unit yield N/A N/A
Photoconductor unit price (USD) N/A N/A
Waste toner box yield N/A N/A
Waste toner box price (USD) N/A N/A
Maintenance kit fuser yield N/A N/A
Maintenance kit fuser price (USD) N/A N/A
     

Additional Hardware Specifications

Standard

Optional

Print resolution 1,200 × 1,200 dpi N/A
Duplex MF8580Cdw: Yes N/A
Scanner type Color Contact Image Sensor (CIS) N/A
Automatic document feeder MF8280: 50-sheet
MF8580Cdw: 50-sheet duplexing
N/A
N/A
Memory MF8280: 256 MB (shared)
MF8580Cdw: 512 MB (shared)
N/A
N/A
Hard disk drive N/A N/A
Processor N/A N/A
Connectivity USB Device 2.0 Hi-Speed, front direct print USB port, 10/100 Base-T Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wireless N/A
Network protocols

SNMPv1, SNMPv3 (IPv4,IPv6)

Print Protocols: LPD, RAW, WSD-Print (IPv6)

DHCP, BOOTP, RARP, Auto IP, Bonjour(mDNS), DHCPv6 (IPv6), HTTP, HTTPS, POP before SMTP (IPv4,IPv6), ARP+PING, WINS (IPv4)

 

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Watts – maximum 900 watts N/A
Watts – operating 400 watts N/A
Watts – standby mode 23 watts N/A
Watts – sleep mode 2 watts N/A
Paper capacity MF8280Cw: 150-sheet cassette,
1-sheet multipurpose tray:
151 sheets standard
N/A
  MF8580Cdw: 250-sheet cassette,
50-sheet multipurpose tray:
300 sheets standard
250-sheet cassette:
550 sheets maximum
Paper size (trays) Letter, Legal, A4, A5, B5, B6, Statement, Executive N/A
Paper weight 6-58 lb. bond (cassette)
16-58 lb. bond (multipurpose tray)
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Emulations MF8280Cdw: UFR II LT (Host-based) N/A
  MFC8580Cdw: UFR II LT (Host-based), PCL6(5e,XL), LDAP N/A
Operating systems Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Mac OS X 10.5.8 & up, Linux (Print only) N/A
Size (width x depth x height) MF8280Cdw: 17 × 19.1 × 16.9 inches N/A
  MF8580Cdw: 17 × 19.1 × 18.9 inches N/A
Finishing N/A N/A
     

Warranty

1 year limited exchange/carry-in warranty (Extended warranty available)

*5% coverage

 

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