Canon imageCLASS D1650

Most offices have a bit of a love-hate relationship with their printers. On one hand, a printer is a necessary tool that everyone uses and that generally works at the touch of a button. But between frequent breakdowns and paper jams and demands for more toner, it’s also the appliance that frustratingly needs the most human attention.

The Canon imageCLASS D1650 multifunction printer was designed to shift that relationship back toward the “love” side of the equation. It’s a dependable printer requiring minimal maintenance. On the surface, the D1650 is a fairly basic unit (which helps with its reliability). It’s a black-and-white laser printer offering nearly perfect quality for things like crisp text printed on regular or legal-sized office paper.

The default unit comes with a 650-sheet paper capacity. That’s large for a printer in this class, yet it can be expanded with additional trays to hold 2,300 sheets. That’s more than enough to last most small workgroups for weeks without reloading. And inside the unit, the D1650 also sports a simplified paper path, meaning it will experience fewer jams over time. I ran more than 2,000 sheets through it for testing, and it never jammed or misprinted.