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- 10.1" intuitive touchscreen with smartphone-like usability.
- A unique, customized experience tailored to individual preferences using My ADVANCE.
- Supports mobile solutions and integration with many popular cloud services like Google Drive.1
- Scan and convert documents to searchable digital files in a variety of file formats.
- Integration with Canon and various third-party software with embedded application platform.
- Advanced standard security feature set to help safeguard sensitive information and assist in regulatory compliance.
- Security policy settings can be controlled with a dedicated password, configured from a central location, and exported to other supported devices.
- Control who has access to the device, and to which features, using a host of flexible authentication methods — picture login, PIN code, user name/password, or card access. 2
Note: Canon products offer certain security features, yet many variables can impact the security of your devices and data. Canon does not warrant that use of its features will prevent security issues. Nothing herein should be construed as legal or regulatory advice concerning applicable laws; customers must have their own qualified counsel determine the feasibility of a solution as it relates to regulatory and statutory compliance.
- Track and assess print, copy, scan, and fax usage and allocate costs to departments or projects.
- Apply print policies and restrict usage by user to help reduce unnecessary printing and contribute to cost efficiency.
- Standard cloud-based solution provides a centralized dashboard with up-to-the-minute insights into printer activity.3
- Upgrade to uniFLOW server or cloud-based solutions for full accounting and reporting for compatible Canon and third party devices, job routing and powerful scan workflows.
- Designed for quick, easy deployment.
- Remote diagnostics and parts life management for proactive maintenance and rapid fixes.
- Easy and intuitive to monitor device status and consumable levels, turn off devices remotely, observe meter readings, manage settings, and implement security policies.
- Common firmware and regular updates with Unified Firmware Platform (UFP) for continuous improvements and consistency across a fleet.
- Canon's signature reliability and engine technologies help keep productivity high and minimize the impact on support resources.
- Outstanding imaging technologies and toner allow for consistently striking images, thanks to Canon's V2 color profile.
- Designed to achieve maximum up time with status notifications that help keep supplies replenished and intuitive maintenance videos for consumables replacement.
- A combination of fusing technologies and low-melting-point toner minimizes power requirements and helps achieve low energy consumption.
- Encourage environmentally conscious work practices by enabling multiple settings that can help save paper and energy.
- ENERGY STAR® certified and rated EPEAT® Gold.4
imageRUNNER ADVANCE C256iF II
|TYPE||Color Laser Multifunctional|
|CORE FUNCTIONS||Print, Copy, Scan, Send, Store, Fax (Line One Standard, Line Two Optional)|
|PROCESSOR||Canon Dual Custom Processor (Shared)|
|CONTROL PANEL||10.1" TFT LCD WSVGA Color Flat-panel|
|MEMORY||3.0 GB RAM|
|HARD DISK DRIVE||250 GB|
|INTERFACE CONNECTION||Network: 1000Base-T/100Base-TX/10Base-T,
Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n)
Standard: USB 2.0 x1 (Host), USB 3.0 x1 (Host), USB 2.0 x1 (Device)
Optional: Serial Interface, Copy Control Interface
|PAPER CAPACITY (LTR, 20LB BOND)||Standard: 650 Sheets
Maximum: 2,300 Sheets
|PAPER SOURCES (LTR, 20LB BOND)||Standard: 550-sheet Paper Cassette, 100-sheet Stack
Optional: 550-sheet Paper Cassette (CASSETTE MODULE-AE1), 550-sheet Paper Cassette with Cabinet (CASSETTE FEEDING UNIT-AJ1), Triple 550-sheet Paper Cassettes (CASSETTE FEEDING UNIT-AK1)
|PAPER OUTPUT CAPACITY (LTR, 20LB BOND)||Standard: 250 Sheets
Maximum: 500 Sheets (with STAPLE FINISHER-Z1)
|FINISHING CAPABILITIES||Standard: Collate, Group
Finisher: Collate, Group, Offset, Staple
|SUPPORTED MEDIA TYPES||
Cassette: Thin, Plain, Recycled, Color, Heavy,
Pre-punched, Bond, Envelope
Stack Bypass: Thin, Plain, Recycled, Color, Heavy, Pre-punched, Labels, Bond, Transparency, Envelope
Cassette Module-AE1: Thin, Plain, Recycled, Color, Heavy, Pre-punched, Bond
Cassette Feeding Unit-AJ1: Thin, Plain, Recycled, Color, Heavy, Pre-punched, Bond
Cassette Feeding Unit-AK1: Thin, Plain, Recycled, Color, Heavy, Pre-punched, Bond
|SUPPORTED MEDIA SIZES||
Cassette 1: Legal, Letter, Executive, Statement,
Envelope [No.10 (COM10), Monarch, DL,
ISO-C5], Custom Size (3-7/8" x 7-1/2" to
8-1/2" x 14")
Stack Bypass: Legal, Letter, Executive, Statement, Envelope [No.10 (COM10), Monarch, DL, ISO-C5], Envelope Custom Size (3-7/8" x 5-7/8" to 8-1/2" x 14"), Custom Size (3-7/8" x 5-7/8" to 8-1/2" x 14")
Cassette Module-AE1: Legal, Letter, Executive, Statement, Custom Size (3-7/8" x 7-1/2" to 8-1/2" x 14")
Cassette Feeding Unit-AJ1: Legal, Letter, Executive, Statement, Custom Size (3-7/8" x 7-1/2" to 8-1/2" x 14")
Cassette Feeding Unit-AK1: Legal, Letter, Executive, Statement, Custom Size (3-7/8" x 7-1/2" to 8-1/2" x 14")
|SUPPORTED MEDIA WEIGHTS||Cassettes: 16 lb. Bond to 60 lb. Cover (60 to 163 g/m2)
Stack Bypass: 16 lb. Bond to 80 lb. Cover (60 to 220 g/m2)
Duplexing: 16 lb. Bond to 60 lb. Cover (60 to 163 g/m2)
|PRINT / COPY SPEED (BW AND COLOR)||Up to 26 ppm (Letter); Up to 21 ppm (Legal)|
|WARM-UP TIME||From Power On: 34 Seconds
From Sleep Mode: 10 Seconds
Quick Startup Mode: 4 Seconds1
|DIMENSIONS (W X D X H)||Standard
(Desktop): 20-1/8" x 25-5/8" x 25-1/8"
(511 mm x 651 mm x 639 mm)
With Cassette Feeding Unit- AJ1 or AK1: 20-1/8" x 25-5/8" x 41-7/8” (511 mm x 651 mm x 1,064 mm)
|INSTALLATION SPACE (WXD)||Basic: 33-1/2" x 35-3/4" (852 mm x 908 mm)
With Staple Finisher-Z1: 55-3/8" x 35-3/4" (1,407 mm x 908 mm)
(Desktop): Approx. 108 lb. (49 kg)
With Cassette Feeding Unit- AJ1: Approx. 143.3 lb. (65 kg)
With Cassette Feeding Unit- AK1: Approx. 149.9 lb. (68 kg)
With Cassette Module AE-1: Approx. 130.1 lb. (59 kg)
|PRINT RESOLUTION||1200 x 600|
|STANDARD PAGE DESCRIPTION LANGUAGES||UFR II, PCL®6, Adobe® PS® 3|
|DIRECT PRINT||Available from USB, Advanced Box, Remote UI, and Web Access3|
|SUPPORTED FILE TYPES||PDF, TIFF, JPEG, EPS, XPS|
|PRINTING FROM MOBILE DEVICES AND CLOUD-BASED SERVICES||A range of software and MEAP-based solutions are available to provide printing from mobile devices or Internet connected devices and cloud-based services depending on your requirements.|
|FONTS||PCL fonts: 93 Roman, 10 Bitmap fonts, 2 OCR fonts,
Andalé Mono WT J/K/S/T (Japanese,
Korean, Simplified and Traditional Chinese),4
PS fonts: 136 Roman
|OPERATING SYSTEM6||UFRII/PS: Windows Vista®/Server 2008/Windows® 7/
Server 2008 R2/Server 2012/Windows 8.1/
Server 2012 R2/Windows 10/Server 2016/
MAC OS X (10.6.8 or later)
PCL: Windows Vista/Server 2008/Windows 7/ Server 2008 R2/Server 2012/Windows 8.1/ Server 2012 R2/Windows 10
|PRINT FEATURES||Suspend Job Timeout, Subset Finishing (PS only), Profile Settings, Secured Print, Forced Hold Printing, Watermark, Page Border, Header/Footer, Page Layout, Two-sided Printing, Collating, Grouping, Mixed Paper Sizes/ Orientations, Offsetting, Front/Back Covers, Toner Reduction|
|FIRST-COPY-OUT-TIME||As fast as 6.9 seconds (BW) / 9.4 seconds (Color)|
|COPY RESOLUTION||Reading: 600 x 600
Printing: 2400 x 600
|MULTIPLE COPIES||Up to 999 copies|
|COPY EXPOSURE||Automatic or Manual (9 Levels)|
|MAGNIFICATION||25%-400% (1% Increments)|
|PRESET REDUCTIONS||25%, 50%, 64%, 78%|
|PRESET ENLARGEMENTS||129%, 200%, 400%|
|BASIC COPY FEATURES||Preset Reduction/Enlargement Ratios by Area, Paper Setting, Previous Settings, Favorite Settings, Finishing, Two- Sided, Density Adjustment, Original Type Selection, Interrupt Mode, Setting Confirmation/Cancel|
|SPECIAL COPY FEATURES||Two-Sided Original, Finishing, Job Build, N on 1, Density Adjustment, Original Type Selection, Page Numbering, Copy Set Numbering, Sharpness, Erase Frame, Secure Watermark, Print Date, Shift, Job Done Notice, Copy ID Card, Multi Sheet Feed Detection|
|TYPE||Single-pass Duplexing Automatic Document Feeder|
|DOCUMENT FEEDER PAPER CAPACITY||100 Sheets (20 lb. Bond)|
|DOCUMENT FEEDER SUPPORTED MEDIA SIZES||Legal, Letter, Statement|
|DOCUMENT FEEDER SUPPORTED MEDIA WEIGHTS||BW Original: 13 lb. Bond to 34 lb. Cover (50 to 128 g/m2)
CL Original: 17 lb. Bond to 34 lb. Cover (64 to 128 g/m2)
|PLATEN ACCEPTABLE ORIGINALS||Sheet, Book, 3-Dimensional Objects [Up to 4.4 lb. (2 kg)]|
|PULL SCAN||Color Network ScanGear2 for both Twain and WIA Supported OS: Windows Vista/7/8.1/10/ Server 2008/Server 2008 R2/ Server 2012/Server 2012 R2/Server 2016|
|SCAN RESOLUTION||600 x 600, 400 x 400, 300 x 300, 200 x 400, 200 x 200, 200 x 100, 150 x 150, 100 x 100|
|SCAN TO MOBILE DEVICES AND CLOUD-BASED SERVICES||A range of solutions is available to provide scanning to mobile devices and cloud-based services depending on your requirements.|
|SCAN SPEED (LETTER)||Single-sided
Scanning (BW/CL): 50 ipm (300 dpi )/30 ipm (600 dpi)
Double-sided Scanning (BW/CL): 100 ipm (300 dpi)/50 ipm (600 dpi)
|DESTINATION||E-mail/Internet Fax (SMTP), SMB, FTP, WebDAV, Mail Box, Super G3 Fax, IP Fax (Optional)|
|COLOR MODE||Automatic-Color Select (Full Color/Grayscale), Automatic- Color Select (Full Color/Black-and-White), Full color, Grayscale, and Black-and-White|
|ADDRESS BOOK||LDAP (2,000)/Local (1,600)/Speed Dial (200)|
|SEND RESOLUTION||600 x 600, 400 x 400, 300 x 300, 200 x 400, 200 x 200, 200 x 100, 150 x 150, 100 x 100|
|COMMUICATION PROTOCOL||File: FTP, SMB, WebDAV
E-mail/I-Fax: SMTP, POP3, I-Fax (Simple, Full)
|FILE FORMAT||Standard: TIFF, JPEG, PDF (Encrypted, Compact,
Searchable, Apply Policy, Optimize for Web,
PDF A/1-b), XPS (Compact, Searchable),
Office Open XML (PowerPoint®, Word,
Digital Signature (PDF/XPS)
Optional: PDF (Trace & Smooth)
|UNIVERSAL SEND FEATURES||Original Type Selection,Two-Sided Original, Density Adjustment, Sharpness, Erase Frame, Job Build, Direct Send, Delayed Send, Preview, Job Done Notice, File Name, Subject/ Message, Reply-To, Email Priority, TX Report, Original Content Orientation, Skip Blank Originals, Multi Sheet Feed Detection|
|MAXIMUM NUMBER OF LINES||2 (Line One Standard, Line Two Optional)|
|MODEM SPEED||Super G3: 33.6 Kbps
G3: 14.4 Kbps
|COMPRESSION METHOD||MH, MR, MMR, JBIG|
|RESOLUTION||400 x 400, 200 x 400, 200 x 200, 200 x 100|
|SENDING / RECORDING SIZE||Statement to Legal|
|FAX MEMORY||Up to 30,000 Pages|
|SPEED DIALS||Max. 200|
|GROUP DIALS / DESTINATIONS||Max. 199 Dials|
|SEQUENTIAL BROADCAST||Max. 256 Addresses|
|FAX FEATURES||Original Type Selection, Two-Sided Original, Density for Scanning, Sharpness, Erase Frame, Job Build, Specifying the Sender's Name (when sending fax), Sender's Name (TTI), Direct Send, Delayed Send, Preview, Job Done Notice, TX Report, Multi Sheet Feed Detection|
|MAIL BOX SIMPLE(NUMBER SUPPORTED)||100 User In-boxes, 1 Memory RX In-box, 50 Confidential Fax In-boxes, 30,000 Maximum Pages Stored|
|ADVANCED BOX||Communication Protocol: SMB or WebDAV
Supported Client PC: Windows (Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10)
Concurrent Connections (Max.)
WebDAV: 3 (Active Sessions)
|ADVANCED BOX AVAILABLE DISC SPACE||Approx. 16 GB|
|ADVANCED BOX FEATURES||Disabling Advanced Box, Storage Filtering, Authentication for Advanced Box Log-in, Search Function, Sort Function, Printing a PDF File with a Password, imageWARE Secure Audit Manager Support|
|MEMORY MEDIA||Standard: USB|
|AUTHENTICATION||Standard: Universal Login Manager, uniFLOW
Online Express,7,8 User Authentication,
Department ID Authentication,
Access Management System,
Device and Function Level Log-in
|DATA||Standard: Trusted Platform Module (TPM),
Hard Disk Password Lock, Hard Disk
Drive Erase, Mail Box Password Protection,
Hard Disk Drive Encryption (FIPS140-2
Optional: IEEE 2600.2 Common Criteria Certification, Data Loss Prevention (Requires uniFLOW)
|NETWORK||Standard: Encrypted Secure Print, IP/Mac Address Filtering, IPsec, TLS Encrypted Communication, SNMP V3.0, IEEE 802.1X, IPv6, SMTP Authentication, POP Authentication before SMTP|
|DOCUMENT||Standard: Secure Watermark, Secure Print, Adobe LiveCycle® Rights Management ES2.5 Integration|
|OPERATING ENVIRONMENT||Temperature: 50 to 86 ºF
Humidity: 20 to 80 % RH (no condensation)
|POWER REQUIREMENTS||120-127V AC 60 Hz, 6.9 A|
|PLUG (MAIN UNIT)||NEMA 5-15P|
|POWER CONSUMPTION||Maximum: Approx. 1.5 kWh
Standby: Approx. 38.9 W
Sleep Mode: Approx. 0.8 W9
Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC) Rating: 0.7 kWh
|STANDARDS||ENERGY STAR® Certified
Rated EPEAT® Gold10
|TONER YIELD (ESTIMATED @ 5% COVERAGE)||Black: 23,000 Images
Color (C,M,Y): 18,000 Images
1 Time from device power-on to when copy jobs can be programmed.
2 Includes consumables.
3 PDF print from Web sites is supported.
4 Requires the optional PCL International Font Set-A1.
5 Requires the optional Barcode Printer Kit-D1.
6 Other operating systems and environments including AS/400, UNIX, Linux and Citrix may be supported. Some of these solutions are chargeable. SAP Device Types are available via the SAP Market Place. For more information, contact your sales representative.
7 No charge for this solution; however activation is required.
8 Check for availability.
9 0.8 W sleep mode not available in all circumstances due to certain settings.
10 For current EPEAT rating (Gold/Silver/Bronze), please visit www.epeat.net.
Item Code: 2182C003AA
Estimated Toner Yield: 23,000 Copies/Bottle (Estimated @ 5% Coverage)
Item Code: 2183C003AA
Estimated Toner Yield: 18, 000 Copies/Bottle (Estimated @ 5% Coverage)
Item Code: 2184C003AA
Estimated Toner Yield: 18, 000 Copies/Bottle (Estimated @ 5% Coverage)
Item Code: 2185C003AA
Estimated Toner Yield: 18, 000 Copies/Bottle (Estimated @ 5% Coverage)
- Cassette Module-AE1
- Cassette Feeding Unit-AJ1
- Cassette Feeding Unit-AK1
- FL Cassette-AV1
- Staple Finisher-Z1
- Copy Card Reader-F1
- Copy Card Reader Attachment-B5
- Canon Card Set-A1 (1-30)
- Canon Card Set-A2 (31-100)
- Canon Card Set-A3 (101-200)
- Canon Card Set-A4 (201-300)
- Canon Card Set-A5 (301-500)
- Canon Card Set-A6 (501-1000)
- ADF Access Handle-A1
- Copy Control Interface Kit-A1
- Braille Label Kit-F1
- USB Keyboard (Cherry)
- Universal Keyboard Stand-A1
- Card Reader Assembly for Universal Keyboard Stand
- Convenience Stapler-A1
System Connectivity Accessories
- PCL International Font Set-A1
- Encrypted Secure Print Software-D1
- Barcode Printing Kit-D1
- Universal Send Trace & Smooth PDF Kit-A1
- Universal Send Digital User Signature Kit-C1
- Super G3 2nd Line Fax Board-AT1
- IP FAX Expansion Kit-B1
- IC Card Reader Attachment-A1
- Document Scan Lock Kit-B1
- HDD Data Erase Scheduler V3.1.1
- HDD Data Erase Scheduler V3.1.1 NFR
- iR-ADV Security Kit-R1 for IEEE 2600.1 Common Criteria Certification
- Connection Kit-A1 for Bluetooth LE
- NFC Kit-C1
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