Evaluation of the performance of the Canon CLASS MF543dw printer

The ImageCLASS MF543dw comes with a Canon Custom Processor, 1 GB (non-expandable) memory, and a 5-color touchscreen control panel. The touchscreen works like a smartphone and supports custom printing.


Possessing the most modern technologies of a Canon printer, a platform that allows administrators to set up one-touch buttons for a number of key functions: Print Templates, Standby Slides, Consumption Information and Languages ​​(to support multiple language environments) to save you maximum time when using the product.

First print out time is 5.6 seconds. The MF543dw supports Canon’s proprietary print language, as well as PCL and PostScript. USB, Ethernet and Wi-Fi are standard. Users can directly print JPEG, PDF and TIFF files.

Mobile printing is also supported. Users can print from their mobile device using any of the following applications: Apple AirPrint, Canon PRINT Business, Mopria Print Service, or Google Cloud Print.

Canon offers an optional uniFLOW portfolio that helps companies better manage their output. Deployed in the cloud or on premises, the solution allows administrators to track their printing costs. There is also the Imaging Software Enterprise Management Console, used to manage the entire fleet of Canon printers from one location.


Canon imageCLASS MF543dw printer feature evaluation

The ImageCLASS MF543dw includes a 550-sheet paper tray and a 100-sheet bypass. Companies can purchase up to three 550-sheet trays, each with an additional 2,300-sheet paper capacity. All paper trays accept up to 8.5″ x 14″ paper.

Output capacity is 150 sheets. The recommended monthly page count is between 2,000 and 7,500 pages. Duplex is the standard. There is a single-scan duplex document feeder up to 70 ipm in black and 26 ipm in color. It contains 50 sheets.

Users can scan to email, SMB and FTP destinations. They can also scan documents to their mobile device using the Canon PRINT Business app. Users can also scan to Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, Microsoft OneDrive and Evernote via supported uniFLOW Online File formats including TIFF, JPEG and PDF (both compact and searchable). LDAP authentication is supported.


Fax function uses 33.6kbps modem with JBIG compression. It supports fax memory up to 512 pages. Internet fax is supported.

Canon offers high yield aftermarket toner cartridges that yield 21,000 pages. Unfortunately, we don’t have the information to calculate the cost per page. In addition to using high-yield ink cartridges, businesses can save on printing costs by taking advantage of Canon’s environmental features, such as duplex printing.

Security features include department ID authentication, secure printing, IP/MAC address filtering, and Wi-Fi authentication. System Verification at Startup verifies that the firmware and Application Libraries are safe from any unauthorized modification.