The Expert Guide to Canon Multifunction Devices

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Canon offers a range of award-winning multifunction devices (MFD) models and integrated solutions designed to fit the business needs of any organization. This includes advanced MFDs in A4 (more compact) and also A3 sizes (designed to handle ledger-sized paper for in-line booklet production or other projects.)

A Leader in Multifunction Device Manufacturing

A leader in digital transformation, Canon understands that today’s consumer is not only looking for printing and copying, but also the option to scan and send information to digital storage or an email address. That’s why all of Canon’s devices feature:

  • Single-pass, two-sided scanning
  • Document feeder, up to 30% quieter than competitors
  • Adobe® PDF workflow for your scanning projects – to ensure accurate conversion of your most important details
  • Scanning security tools such as password protection, encryption and real-time hard drive erasure protect your data
  • Inbound routing of faxes

Workflow Efficiency

Speaking of details, Canon’s imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX models and imagePRESS LITE have some handy and standard workflow efficiency features such as:

  • 10.1" intuitive touchscreen with smartphone-like usability.
  • A unique, customized experience tailored to individual preferences.
  • Applications to support scanning and printing utilizing today’s most popular cloud services such as One Drive, Google Drive and Sharepoint Online.
  • OCR technology converts documents to searchable digital files in a variety of file formats.
  • Integration with various third-party software such as Laserfiche Document Management and Worldox Legal Case Management.
  • Hot Folders allow users to drag and drop a file into a hot folder, and automatically print with predefined settings such as number of copies and finishing requirements.
  • Combine copy and scan operations into single workflows using Authorized Send.

Security Features

Printer security is an essential topic for any organization searching for a new machine. That’s why all of Canon’s imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX models and imagePRESS LITE are designed with:

  • Advanced standard security feature set to help safeguard sensitive information and assist in regulatory compliance.
  • Integration with existing, third-party Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems to help provide real-time comprehensive insights into potential threats to the network and printers.
  • Technology to verify that the device boot process, firmware, and applications initialize at startup, without any alterations or tampering by malicious third parties. During operation, McAfee Embedded Control utilizes a whitelist to protect against malware and tampering of firmware and applications.
  • Security policy settings can be controlled with a dedicated password, configured from a central location, and exported to other supported devices.
  • Control access to the device and specific features, using a host of flexible authentication methods - PIN code, username/password, or card access. 

Multifunction Devices to Fit Your Needs 

The imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX business machines and imagePRESS LITE production print systems have a well-earned reputation as business printing workhorses. These devices help to keep office productivity high and minimize the impact on support resources.

In fact, both platforms have received numerous awards and industry recognition from leading analysts, noting their reliability and flexibility.

If you're interested in a new print device for your office, here are some examples of the variety of machines and tools Canon offers for any office environment. 

imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C568iF series and C478iF series 

The imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C568iF series and C478iF series are general-purpose MFDs designed to be your single office device with a compact footprint. These models deliver high performance in black/white or color printing for demanding office environments. imagerunner-advance-dx-c478if-hero-675x450
  • Color and B&W output
    • C568iF series: up to 60 ppm
    • C478iF series: up to 50 ppm
  • 2,300 sheet maximum paper capacity
  • Page size up to 8-1/2” x 14”
  • Optional publishing and finishing capabilities include internal staple finisher and additional paper storage

imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C357iF and C257iF

imagerunner-advance-dx-c357if-img1-675x450The imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C357iF and C257iF models are perfect for black/white or color, low-volume printing in environments focused on a 8-1/2” x 11”-sized page. 

  • Color and B&W output
    • C357iF: up to 36 ppm
    • C257iF: up to 26 ppm
  • 2,300 sheet maximum paper capacity
  • Page size up to 8-1/2” x 14”
  • Optional publishing and finishing capabilities include staple finisher and paper storage options

Full Specifications


ImageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C5800 series


The imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C5800 series includes several models that have won the BLI 2021 Pick Award from Keypoint Intelligence. The award judges noted the exemplary reliability, user friendliness, rich scan features and elite security features of these machines. (Award announcements: C5870 / C5860 /C5840) This series supports black/white or color printing, higher print volumes at faster speeds and features more robust paper handing and finishing options than others in the product line.

  • Color and B&W output at up to 70 ppm
  • 6,350 sheet maximum paper capacity
  • Page size up to 12” x 18”
  • Optional publishing and finishing capabilities include staple finisher, booklet finisher with trifold, paper folding unit, paper storage and imagePASS-R1 to support variable data printing software

Full Specifications 


imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C3800 series


The imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C3800 series is geared-toward black/white or color, low- to mid-volume print runs. This series is a reliable, durable machine designed as one of Canon’s most compact color-printing models.

  • Color and B&W output at up to 35 ppm
  • 2,300 sheet maximum paper capacity
  • Page size up to 12” x 18”
  • Optional publishing and finishing capabilities include inner finisher, booklet finisher, staple finisher and paper storage

Full Specifications 


imagePRESS Lite C270 series

imagepress-lite-c265-c270-hero-675x450-1The imagePRESS Lite C270 series is designed for organizations that need quality pre-production images or produce large volumes of print materials, whether corporate or education, the Canon imagePRESS Lite C165 is an increasingly popular option. This machine offers eye-popping color output and a variety of media feeding and finishing options usually found only on high-end digital printing press devices. This cost-effective machine is ready for both high-end office and light production environments.

  • Color and B&W output at up to 70 ppm
  • Standard paper capacity of 3,550 sheets with options for additional storage
  • Page size up to 13” x 19.2”
  • Supports a variety of media including coated and heavy stocks up to 130 lb cover stock
  • Able to print on specialty stocks, including tabs, envelopes and even long sheets up to 51.2” (optional accessories required)
  • Optional publishing and finishing capabilities include document insertion/folding unit, multi-function professional puncher, staple finisher, booklet finisher and booklet trimmer

Full Specifications


Canon offers a broad selection of models with the features today’s companies need – at a value-driven price point. 

If you have any questions, talk to the Print Experts at the Gordon Flesch Company for a free, in-house needs assessment. We're proud to have been the largest independent Canon dealer for the past 8 years. 

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