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Canon Color imageCLASS MF743Cdw Review

The Canon ImageClass MF743Cdw is a color laser printer that is built for high volume paper handling and printing needs. The printer is made for small and medium-size businesses, the Canon MF743Cdw has a monthly page volume of up to 4,000 pages to handle a larger workload than any other kind of copier. It is also outfitted with a fast, 50-sheet automatic document feeder or ADF, performs simultaneous two-sided scanning and it can accommodate an additional 550-sheet paper cassette. Between the strong feature set of the copier and fast performance, the Canon ImageClass MF743Cdw is one of the best laser printers on the market for small businesses. 


The MF743Cdw weighs around 64 pounds, so it is a two-person job to move it around. It is massive, measuring 18.8 x 18.8 x 18.4 inches, and you will need clearance above it to fully lift the scanner lid. The document feeder sits atop the printer and you can access it by lifting a hinged cover that serves as the document feeder’s input tray. There is also a 50-sheet multipurpose bypass tray so you can use it, and you can fold down the front panel. The output tray, which is a cavity in the front of the body, can hold 75 sheets. The MF743Cdw has a recommended monthly page volume of around 4,000 pages.

Print speed

The MF743Cdw can print a five-page text document in just 26.6 seconds or 11.3 pages per minute, which is perfect for small businesses. Printing a 10-page text document and two-sided document will take 2 minutes and 34.7 seconds, or 3.9 ppm. If you print a five-page text document using the Canon Business Print app on an Android phone it will be almost as fast as printing from a Windows 10 computer, taking just 29.1 seconds.

Copy and Scan Speed

The MF743Cdw can make a color copy in 13 seconds. The Canon can make a black-and-white copy in 9.3 seconds, faster than the average of 10 seconds. By using the ADF, however, the MF743Cdw copied a five-page text document in just 20.2 seconds, or 14.9 ppm. That is twice the speed of 6.5 ppm when copying a single page on the scanner glass. Making two-sided copies of text documents was similarly fast, at 13.1 ppm.

Print Quality

The MF743Cdw can print text that looks very sharp and dark. The letterforms in the text documents printed from an Android phone looked very sharp. Graphics on documents that are printed in grayscale had a lot of detail and it had a smooth midtone transition, even though they looked too light overall. The Canon’s color graphics looked very sharp and well-saturated, although also a little light overall. The colors looked very well-saturated and natural, and textures and midtone transitions looked very smooth too. However, when printing from a Windows 10 PC, the text boxes with a black background in our test PDF printed a different shade than the surrounding background, which printed in gray instead of the same shade of black. This did not happen when printing in grayscale or when printing in color from an Android phone.

Toner Cost and Yield

The MF743Cdw offers standard and high-yield cartridges. Using the standard black toner cartridge, rated to last 2,300 pages, the cost per page is 4.1 cents, which is average for laser multifunction printers. Using a more expensive high-yield black-toner cartridge rated for 7,600 pages drops the cost per page to 2.1 cents. The cost per color page drops similarly to color cartridges. With the standard color cartridges rated to 2,100 pages, the MF743Cdw delivers a cost per color page of around 19 cents. 

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