General Info


The imagePRESS C1 Digital Print System leverages the needs of creative services companies, advertising agencies, design firms, corporate marketing offices, and graphic-art firms. Whether you use this device for color-accurate proofing; as an on-demand, short-run press; or as a short-run companion printer to an offset press, the imagePRESS C1 represents a giant leap forward from the groundbreaking CLC products.

The imagePRESS C1 offers several advanced technologies including a much smaller toner particle size that averages 5.5 microns which delivers vivid and detailed images; advanced twin red laser beam imaging with up to 1200×1200 dpi resolution to give you razor sharp text and graphics.

With a choice of three optional print controllers, the imagePRESS C1 can meet the needs of the demanding print environment from entry-level graphics and office documents to intensive graphic and variable data files. To maximize versatility, the system has saddle-stitched booklet finishing, hole punching, tab-feeding and high capacity stacking.

The imagePRESS C1 model builds on Canon’s next-generation imagePlatform for imagePRESS architecture, offering both traditional and new capabilities that allow you to accomplish the most complex, advanced document handlings with ease.




  • With a Print/Copy speed of up to 14 PPM in Color and up to 60 PPM in black and white, the imagePRESS C1 is equipped with a 80 GB Hard Disk Drive and 1 GB RAM, providing users with exceptional productivity and reliability.
  • With a scanning resolution of 600 x 600 dpi, enhanced copy/print resolution of up to 1200 x 1200 dpi, the imagePRESS C1 delivers outstanding image quality, sharp text and graphics for the most graphic intensive environments.
  • Features a 10.4 inch full-color user interface that is comprehensive, intuitive, and smart. It provides instant status display for media and toner levels and keeps logs of everything that is done to the press.
  • The oil-free based V Toner is the finest pulverized toner in the market. With its small particle size of 5.5 microns (average size) and large color gamut the imagePRESS C1 delivers vivid and vibrant colors throughout the job.
  • The Advanced Imaging Transfer Belt technology drives improvements in both media versatility as well as image quality. The AITB uses a composite construction to print superb color on a wide range of surfaces. The soft belt surface enables excellent image transfer to uneven media.
  • When the V Toner and Belt Fusing Technology are combined they deliver a natural looking, gloss finish which we call Gloss Optimization. With these two combinations the amount of time the toner is exposed to the fusing unit varies. Eliminating blistering or wrinkling. And high density levels on gloss media will have a smooth finish.
  • The Advanced Smoothing Technology reduces jagged edges by creating smooth curves, sharp edges, and clean lines. The Graphics and text look sharper and crisper. The end result is that the job is produced at the highest level of quality.
  • The Twin Red Imaging Laser will produce a true 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution that delivers higher resolution, finer halftones, clean and precise lines, and smooth gradients that contribute to crisp text and detailed graphics.
  • The E drum is newly designed with a new over coat layer to protect the lower layer from scratches. This new layer improves color stability and drum durability.
  • With the new Auto Carrier Refresh a constant supply of fresh toner is applied resulting in reliable, consistent density. It also improves uptime by eliminating frequent carrier changes.
  • With New Real Time Calibration the shifts in color are dramatically reduced by the constant measurement of color patches. When an unacceptable hue shift is detected, the press automatically resets itself to instantly produce the correct color. This capability ensures that the color is accurate from page-to-page.
  • With Automatic Press Calibration approximately 10 test patterns are printed to ensure the highest color reproduction. After the sensors read the patches the appropriate changes will be applied to ensure color accuracy.
  • The imagePRESS C1 supports up to 13"x19" and 17 lb. bond to 140 lb. index media through the stack bypass. Coated media can also be used through the stack bypass and Paper Deck-AA1 with the help of the heat and humidity sensors that support the Air Assist Technology.
  • The New Media Library allows users to edit, manage, and select media from one central location. There will be 37 custom type medias. In addition the operator may store up to 200 custom types.
  • The new Belt Fusing Technology improves gloss optimization. The temperature of the belt fuser is one of the lowest in the industry which helps avoid wrinkles and blistering of the media without sacrificing image quality.
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Main Unit Specs

Model Name imagePRESS C1
Developing System Dry Dual Component Developing System Auto Carrier Refresh
Image Server Memory 80GB HDD + 1GB RAM (Max 1.5GB)
Max Mailboxes Supported 100 User Inboxes
Scanning Resolution 600 x 600 dpi
Printing Resolution 1200 x 1200 dpi (Continuous Tone)
Halftone 256-Level Grayscale
Letter Up to 14 ppm (Color)/Up to 60 ppm (B/W)
First Copy Time 7.6 Seconds (B/W), 14.1 Seconds (Color)
Multiple Copies 1 to 999
Magnification 25% - 400% (Between 25% and 400%, in 1% Increments)
Preset Reductions 25%, 50%, 61%, 70%, 81%, 86%
Preset Enlargements 115%, 122%, 141%, 200%, 400%
Acceptable Originals (MFP and Copier Model): Sheets, Books, 3-Dimensional Objects (Up to 4.4 lb./2kg)
Maximum Original Size 11" x 17" (Ledger)
Standard Paper Capacity 550 Sheets Paper Drawers x 4 (2,200 Sheets: 20 lb. Bond/80gsm) Optional: Paper Deck-AA1/AB1 (3,500 Sheets: 20 lb. Bond)
Manual Bypass Stack Bypass (100 Sheets: 20 lb. Bond)
Output Sizes
Cassette Executive, Statement-R, Letter-R, Letter, Legal, 11" x 17", 12" x 18", 13" x 19"
Bypass 3-5/16" x 5-7/8" to 13" x 19" (100mm x 148mm to 330mm x 483mm)
Acceptable Paper Weights
Cassette 17 lb. Bond to 110 lb. Index (64gsm - 209gsm) and Transparency
Bypass 17 lb. Bond to 140 lb. Index (64gsm - 256gsm) and Transparency
Duplexing Standard Automatic Trayless Duplexing
Warm Up Time 11 Minutes 40 Seconds Max. After Powering On 11 Minutes 40 Seconds From Sleep Mode
Power Requirements Power Source: 120V AC, 60Hz (From Main Engine) Power Plugs: 15A, 20A (Total Two Plugs for Main Unit)
Dimension (Printer/Reader, w/o UI): 41" x 33-3/4" x 35-3/8" (1042mm x 855mm x 898mm) (Printer/Reader, with UI): 58"x 52-3/4" x 35-3/8" (1476mm x 1339mm x 898mm)
Weight (Printer/Reader): Approximately 616 lb. (280kg)

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Description DADF (Duplexing Automatic Document Feeder)-R1*
Acceptable Originals Statement to 11" x 17"
Scanning Speed Up to 80 Sheets per Minute (Letter)
Capacity 100 Sheets
Paper Weights 13 lb. Bond to 80 lb. Cover (50gsm to 216gsm)
Dimensions 5-5/8" x 25-1/2" x 22-3/8" (143mm x 646mm x 569.5mm) (Excl. Document Output Tray)
Weight (Excluding Output Tray): Approximately 47.3 lb. (21.5kg)Color Image Reader-H1 Image Sensor: CCD Originals: Sheets, Books, 3-Dimensional Objects Up to 4.4 lb. (2kg) Document Size: Statement to 11" x 17" (139.7mm x 139.7mm to 297mm x 432mm) Light Source: Xenon Tube Resolution: 600 x 600 dpi, 256 Gradations Productivity: Up to 80 ipm (300 dpi), Up to 50 ipm (600 dpi) Power Source: From Main Engine Dimensions (H xWx D) (Excluding Document Feeder): 4-1/8" x 28-7/8" x 23-1/2" (105mm x 732mm x 595mm) Weight (Excluding Document Feeder): Approximately 38.5 lb.(17.5kg)
Paper Supply Options
Description Side Paper Deck-AA1**
Paper Capacity 3,500 Sheets (20 lb. Bond)
Paper Sizes Letter, Letter-R, Legal, 11"x 17", 12"x 18",13"x 19"
Paper Weights Non-Coated Media: 17 lb. Bond to 140 lb. Index (64gsm to 256gsm) Coated Media: 28 lb. Bond to 140 lb. Index (106gsm to 256gsm)
Dimensions 22-1/2" x 23-5/8" x 24-1/2" (570mm x 601mm x 621mm)
Weight Approximately 112.4 lb. (51kg)
Description Side Paper Deck-AB1
Paper Capacity 3,500 Sheets (20 lb. Bond)
Paper Sizes Letter
Paper Weights 17 lb. Bond to 110 lb. Index
Dimensions 22-5/8" x 12-7/8" x 23" (574mm x 326mm x 583mm)
Weight Approximately 101.4 lb. (46kg)
Output Options
Finishers Output Trays
Description Finisher-AA1 and Saddle Finisher-AA2 (Optional)
Number Of Trays 3 Trays
Top Tray Non-Collate Mode: 250 Sheets (Letter, Statement-R, Executive), 125 Sheets (Legal, Letter-R, 11" x 17", 12" x 18", 13" x 19")
Middle Tray Non-Collate Mode: 1,300 Sheets (Letter, Statement-R, Executive), 650 Sheets (Legal, Letter-R, 11" x 17", 12" x 18", 13" x 19") Collate and Group Mode*** 1,300 Sheets (Letter, Executive), 650 Sheets (Legal, Letter-R, 11" x 17") Staple Mode*** 1,300 Sheets/100 Sets (Letter, Executive), 650 Sheets/50 Sets (Legal, Letter-R, 11" x 17")
Lower Tray Non-Collate Mode: 2,450 Sheets (Letter, Executive), 1,700 Sheets (Statement-R), 650 Sheets (Legal, Letter-R, 11" x 17",12" x 18", 13" x 19") Collate and Group Mode*** 1,700 Sheets (Letter, Executive), 650 Sheets (Legal, Letter-R, 11" x 17") Staple Mode*** 1,300 Sheets/100 Sets (Letter, Executive), 650 Sheets/50 Sets (Legal, Letter-R, 11" x 17")
Saddle Stitch Tray 1 to 5 Sheets/25 Sets; 6 to 10 Sheets/15 Sets; 11 to 15 Sheets/10 Sets
Staple Capacity Corner/Double: 50 Sheets (Letter, Executive), 30 Sheets (Letter-R, Legal, 11" x 17")
Paper Sizes Letter-R, Legal, 11" x 17", 12" x18"
Stapling Capacity 15 Sheets
Fold Type V-Fold
Dimensions 43-3/8" x 25-1/2" x 25-7/8" (1102mm x 646mm x 656mm)
Weight Finisher-AA1: Approx. 106.9 lb. (48.5kg) Saddle Finisher-AA2: Approx. 156.5 lb. (71kg) Attachable Accessories: Puncher Unit-M1Puncher Unit-M1 (Option for Finisher-AA1/Saddle Finisher-AA2)*** Max. Paper Weight: 17 lb. Bond to 140 lb. Index (64gsm to 256gsm, 106gsm to 256gsm for Coated Media) Paper Sizes: 2-Hole: Letter-R, Legal, Executive 3-Hole: Letter, 11" x 17" Punch Method: Sequential Processing System (One Sheet at a Time) Punch Dust Stock: 3,000 Sheets Dimensions (H xWx D): 32-3/4" x 4-1/4" x 24-1/4" (833mm x 107mm x 614.8mm) Weight: Approx. 15.9 lb. (7kg)
Print Board
Description Color UFRII/PCL/PS Printer Kit-P1tt
Processor Canon Dual Custom Processors - Shared
Standard Memory 1GB (Max 1.5GB) - Shared
Hard Disk 80GB - Shared
PDL Support UFRII, PCL 5e, PostScript 3 Emulation
Interface Connections 10/100 Base-T (RJ-45), USB (2.0) Network OS: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Server 2003/CitrixMetaframe/Mac OSX
Send Expansion Sets
Description Color Universal Send Kit-G1
Sending Method E-Mail, I-Fax, SMB, File Server, (FTP, IPX, WebDAV), User Inbox
Address Book Capacity Max. 1,800 Destinations (Includes 200 One-Touch Buttons), Max. 5 LDAP Servers
File Format File: FTP (TCP/IP), SMB (TCP/IP), NCP (IPX), WebDAV E-Mail/I-Fax: SMTP, POP3, I-FAX (Simple, Full)
Sending Size File, E-mail: TIFF, JPEG, PDF, PDF (Compact)ttt PDF (Trace & Smooth)ttt, PDF (OCR)ttt, Encrypted PDFs, Digital Signature PDF (Devices, Userss) I-Fax: B/W: TIFF (MH, MR, MMR) Color: TIFF (Profile-C)Additional Optional Accessories:
  • Universal Send PDF Advanced
  • Universal Send PDF Security
  • Digital User Signature PDF Kit-A1sss
  • Web Access Software-E1n
  • Secure Watermark-A1nn
  • Encrypted Secure Print Software-C1n
  • Security Expansion Board-E1
  • Voice Guidance Kit-A2u
  • imageRUNNER 512MB Expansion RAM-C1
  • Remote Operators Software Kit-A2
  • imageRUNNER Security Kit-A2uu
  • Platen Cover Type Kuuu
  • Stack Bypass Tray-B1
  • Card Reader Attachment-E1
  • Voice Guidance Attachment-B1
  • Staple Cartridge-J1
  • Staple Cartridge-D2
  • Document Tray-J1
  • Card Reader-C1§
  • Key Switch Unit-A2
  • Cassette-AA1
  • ADF Access Handle-A1§§
  • imagePRESS Server Q1§§§
  • imagePRESS Server T1§§§
  • eCopy Suite
  • imageWARE Suite
Footnotes:* Power Supply Unit-S1 (for imagePRESS C1) is included. ** Requires power outlet independently *** Up to 11" x 17" t Up to 12" x 18" tt The imageRUNNER 512MB Expansion RAM-C1 is included standard in this set item ttt When configured on the imagePRESS C1, requires Universal Send PDF Advanced Feature Set-A1 s When configured on the imagePRESS C1, requires Universal Send PDF Security Feature Set-A1 ss When configured on the imagePRESS C1, requires Digital User Signature Kit-A1 sss Requires the Color Universal Send Kit-G1 n Cannot be installed with the imagePRESS Server Q1/T1 nn The imageRUNNER 512MB Expansion RAM-C1 is required except when configured with the Color UFR II/PCL/PS Printer Kit-P1 u Voice Guidance Attachment-B1 is required for installation uu Security Expansion Board-E1 is required for installation uuu Cannot be installed w/the DADF-R1 § Requires Card Reader Attachment-E1 §§ Requires DADF-R1 §§§ Check with your local Authorized Canon Dealer for availability Specifications are preliminary and subject to change.