The Canon FaxPhone L80 is a high speed fax that can also print and copy. It looks like a fax machine and acts like a fax machine but has the added advantage of being able to print and copy at a rate of 6 pages per minute. It has enough features to keep everybody happy while performing all its functions well enough to make it more than worth the investment.
While not designed primarily as a copier or printer, the FaxPhone L80 has the facilities to produce decent prints at around 6 pages per minute. While not up to the speed dedicated printer/copier, they are quite fast enough for the home user.
The quality was clear, sharp and belied the scale of the machine that produced them. Text was strong and exact, straight edges, sharp corners and deep fill. Images were almost as good, surprising for such a small machine and it surprised us all.
Operation is straightforward, working pretty much like a standard fax machine, with extra features. There is the standard phone keypad with extra buttons for print and copy functions. The small LCD screen is clear and contains just enough information to keep you running.
Connection is easy, using an RJ11 phone plug and a USB to connect to a computer. It's quite compact, at 23" x 17.5" x 16" and weighing in at 28 pounds. This makes is ideal for SOHO applications where space can be a problem. The small or home office is where this product is going to be most at home. The convenience of the small package, with the ability to print and copy from the fax is a nice touch and will appeal to small businesses.
The single cartridge system is simple to use, easy to change, produces little waste and is very cost effective. The machine ships with a half toner which is good for around 1000 pages. A replacement will set you back around $25 from somewhere like Quikshiptoner.com and will last for a further 2700.
The FaxPhone L80 is a solid fax and copier.