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Canon imageCLASS MF455DW Review

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The Canon ImageCLASS MF455dw is outstanding for office use, thanks to its impressive fast printing speeds, low printing costs, and high printing quality. However, it doesn’t support color printing, and it’s bulky.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Canon ImageCLASS MF455dw is a mid-range monochrome LaserJet printer that made its debut back in 2020, offering mobile wireless all-in-one functionality for small homes and businesses. If you’re intent on finding a top printer, the MF455dw may be a suitable option. This printer has a 900-sheet maximum paper capacity and offers smart reorders via Alexa.

With single-pass duplex scanning via its automatic document feeder, this printer is good for busy offices. It has USB 2.0, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi direct connections and supports Apple AirPrint, Canon Print Business app, and Mopria print services. A 5-inch color touchscreen panel enables hassle-free customization and operation. Find out how it compares to the highest-rated all-in-one printers.

Best For

  • Black And White

  • Canon

  • Chromebook

  • Envelopes

  • Laser

  • Small Business

  • Students

Consensus

our Verdict

The Canon ImageCLASS MF455dw is a good business printer with super-fast monochrome printing speeds that reach 24.95 ppm. It ranks at the top of our certified, tested printers in terms of printing speed. With low running costs of just 3.6 cents, this printer is a good choice for workgroups. However, it doesn’t print in color. If your printer won’t print black and white without a color cartridge installed, learn how to troubleshoot in our post.

The Canon ImageCLASS MF455dw has an intuitive Canon Print Business app and a 5-inch touchscreen. However, this 15.4” x 17.8” x 23.2” printer has a large footprint. This printer has a built-in flatbed scanner that supports automatic single-pass duplex scanning. However, 600 dpi maximum scanner resolution is average. If all you need is a monochrome print-only unit, consider our Pantum P2502W review.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Print Quality
    • The printer Generates documents of just 600 dpi, which are okay for text.

  • Business-grade scanner
    • The MF455dw has a 600 dpi flatbed scanner with an ADF that supports automatic duplex scanning.

  • High page yield
    • With running costs that average just 3.6 cents per page, the Canon ImageCLASS MF445DW is affordable to operate, and its costs rank among the top 25% of our certified tested printers.

  • Fast printing speeds
    • Printing at 24.95 ppm in black and white, this printer is fast, and it ranks among the top 25% of our certified tested printers.

Reason to Avoid

  • Lacks color printing
    • The Canon ImageCLASS MF455dw doesn’t print in color, so it’s not very usable for photos and graphics.

Canon imageCLASS MF455DW Specs

Automatic Document FeederAutomatic Document FeederYes
Automatic Two-Sided PrintingAutomatic Two-Sided PrintingYes
Copier Resolution (B&W)Copier Resolution (B&W)
Copier Resolution (Color)Copier Resolution (Color)
DepthDepth18.3"
Duplex Scan FunctionDuplex Scan FunctionYes
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star CertifiedYes
HeightHeight15.4"
Integrated FaxIntegrated FaxYes
Max Number of CopiesMax Number of Copies999
Max Paper WidthMax Paper Width8.5"
Mobile PrintingMobile PrintingYes
Number of Ink Cartridges RequiredNumber of Ink Cartridges Required1
Paper FeederPaper Feeder
Print Speed (B&W)Print Speed (B&W)40 ppm
Print Speed (Color)Print Speed (Color)
Printer Resolution (B&W)Printer Resolution (B&W)Up to 600 x 600
Printer Resolution (Color)Printer Resolution (Color)
Printer TypePrinter TypeAll In One, Fax
Scanner ResolutionScanner ResolutionUp to 600 x 600
Scanner TypeScanner TypeFlatbed, Sheetfed
Tray CapacityTray Capacity250
WidthWidth17.8"
WirelessWirelessYes

All Specs

Test Results

B&W Print Speed (ppm)24.95
Color Print Speed (ppm)0
B&W Printing Costs (¢ per page)3.6
Color Printing Costs (¢ per page)6.8
Color Accuracy (dE)0

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Product Comparison

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Market Context

The Canon ImageCLASS MF455dw is a mid-range monochrome LaserJet printer that made its debut back in 2020, offering mobile wireless all-in-one functionality for small homes…

The Canon ImageCLASS MF455dw is a mid-range monochrome LaserJet printer that made its debut back in 2020, offering mobile wireless all-in-one functionality for small homes and businesses. If you’re intent on finding a top printer, the MF455dw may be a suitable option. This printer has a 900-sheet maximum paper capacity and offers smart reorders via Alexa.

With single-pass duplex scanning via its automatic document feeder, this printer is good for busy offices. It has USB 2.0, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi direct connections and supports Apple AirPrint, Canon Print Business app, and Mopria print services. A 5-inch color touchscreen panel enables hassle-free customization and operation. Find out how it compares to the highest-rated all-in-one printers.

Being a monochrome printer, the Canon ImageCLASS MF445DW is not as suitable for printing photos as the Canon Color ImageCLASS MF753Cdw, which supports color printing….

Being a monochrome printer, the Canon ImageCLASS MF445DW is not as suitable for printing photos as the Canon Color ImageCLASS MF753Cdw, which supports color printing. Its printing cost is, however, slightly less than that of the MF753Cdw. The MF753Cdw, on the other hand, produces higher-resolution prints. Check out our Canon ImageCLASS MF753Cdw review for details about the color printer.

The Canon ImageCLASS MF455dw has a slightly lower printing cost and prints faster than the Canon PIXMA G7020, which uses cartridge-free SuperTank technology. However, the…

The Canon ImageCLASS MF455dw has a slightly lower printing cost and prints faster than the Canon PIXMA G7020, which uses cartridge-free SuperTank technology. However, the G7020 is a color printer more suitable for graphics and photos than the ImageCLASS. Learn more about the PIXMA model by browsing our Canon PIXMA G7020 review.

The Canon ImageCLASS MF455dw is limited to printing black documents, so it is not as feature-rich as the HP Color LaserJet Enterprise MFP M480f, which…

The Canon ImageCLASS MF455dw is limited to printing black documents, so it is not as feature-rich as the HP Color LaserJet Enterprise MFP M480f, which prints in color. However, the HP printer also has a slightly lower printing cost per page. That said, the HP device prints faster. Check out our HP LaserJet MFP M480f review for details.

Automatic Document Feeder

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Automatic Two-Sided Printing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Copier Resolution (B&W)

Up to 600 dpi

Copier Resolution (Color)

Up to 600 x 600 dpi

Depth

18.3"

18.2"

14.6"

18.59"

Duplex Scan Function

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Energy Star Certified

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Height

15.4"

17"

9.3"

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • PC Mag
    86.9

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The imageClass MF455dw laser all-in-one printer delivers everything a small-to-midsize office or workgroup needs: top-tier… Read More

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    M. David Stone
  • Consumer Reports
    90.86

    Category Trust Rating

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