IMAGE RUNNER ADVANCE 3520, 3525 and 3530 review
With Condor in its 30th year, we like to think we know a thing or two about office printers and photocopiers, so we thought we’d share our thoughts on Canon’s new offerings with you. It comes in three flavours of 20,25 and 30 pages per minute, hence the 3520, 3525 and 3530 model numbers. At first glance it’s clear that the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C3500 is a very sleek looking series of photocopiers, one that looks like it could have been designed by Apple.
We love the sophisticated colour and shape of the models; they make for a very aesthetically pleasing office accessory! The large touch screen is much more responsive than other brands, and we love how the motion sensing screen wakes up as you walk up to it – all in all it makes for an enjoyable and easy to use experience.
Bringing it back to the basics, the Imagerunner c3500 photocopier series produces stunning results: great copy quality which is vivid and vibrant, alongside reliability which is second to none, as highlighted by the fact that Buyers Lab gave the series its ‘Line of the year’ award.
Helping to maximise uptime, the Canon IR 3500 series also has remote monitoring and diagnostics, ensuring you receive toner and servicing before you even know you need it!
Additionally, we know that everyone wants to control their costs. The 3500 shows exactly how to help achieve this; user activity tracking allows you to monitor print behaviours and apply policies in order restrict usage by individual users – very handy!
We like to think we’re a trendy bunch here at Condor, so a photocopier showcasing modern technology always appeals! This machine has the ability to print and scan from mobile, as well as support for industry standards such as Apple Airprint and Mopria. Canon’s MEAP platform allows easy integration with many industry specific software packages and document management solutions.
In terms of security, this series gives you the ability to control who has access to the device with award-winning smart user authentication as well as the ability to disable functions by user to prevent unauthorised usage. Secure print and mailbox also enhance document confidentiality.
One of our favourite features has to be the staple-less eco stapler; a very innovative touch which makes for a unique user experience whilst also allowing you to do your bit for the environment – what’s not to like?
Canon have a well-deserved reputation for quality and innovation. The 2 series machines that previously occupied this space was frankly below par by Canon’s standards. The c3500 range takes Canon straight back to the top of the pile with possibly the best machine they’ve ever made.