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Color imageRUNNER LBP5280


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The Canon imageRUNNER LBP Series is powered by a system architecture that is similar to the current imageRUNNER ADVANCE, and provides unparalleled speed, power and functionality. Fast processing of large and complex documents is further enhanced through expandable onboard memory. Whether the needs of users are basic or more demanding, the imageRUNNER LBP Series offers a scalable solution to all environments.

The imageRUNNER LBP Series produces output of unparalleled quality, regardless of the document. Users can print remarkably sharp and impactful presentations, architectural renderings, engineering diagrams or general office documents at high speed. The Color imageRUNNER LBP5280 model delivers crisp output at up to 2400 (equivalent) x 600 dpi.

Users will appreciate the clarity of the 5-line LCD display and intuitive control panel of the Color imageRUNNER LBP5280 model. The distinctive panel features on-screen navigation to facilitate device setup, animations to help guide operations, at-a-glance consumable levels, and the status of current print jobs.

The Color imageRUNNER LBP5280 supports Direct Print of documents from USB Memory Media via a convenient front USB 2.0 interface. PDF, JPEG, TIFF, and XPS files can be quickly and easily printed out a computer. A USB card reader (MiCard Reader only, rear USB 2.0 port) is also supported for easy authentication.

Optional SD Card expands your print capability, enabling Secured Print, Mail Box Print, and Email Print.

All models in the Canon imageRUNNER LBP Series are remarkably compact and feature front-load access to consumables such as drum, toner, fuser and paper supply. This enables the devices to be conveniently placed either on top of or below a desk, in a corner, or in previously unusable space.

The imageRUNNER LBP Series utilizes the same consistent printer driver that Canon developed for the imageRUNNER line. By standardizing the driver interface across the entire imageRUNNER series - from desktop to production devices - users need to only familiarize themselves with one universal set of print functions. Each intuitive tab in the printer driver provides graphical icons representing the device, as well as the page layout of the particular print job being submitted. Additionally, the Dynamic Configuration function of the printer driver always displays accurate information on the device's configuration options and installed paper to eliminate errors. The imageRUNNER printer driver is compatible with both Windows and Macintosh environments.

Support for PCL, Adobe PostScript 3, and Canon's UFR II printing technology is standard on the Color imageRUNNER LBP5280, providing users with the flexibility to choose how to produce their documents.

The Canon UFR II Print Controller is included in all Canon imageRUNNER LBP models. This proprietary architecture has been consistently proven to deliver faster output than PCL or PS page description languages for complex documents that include images, graphics and text. The UFR II Controller achieves high-performance printing by automatically distributing data processing between the print driver on the user's desktop computer and the imageRUNNER LBP device. The intelligent architecture automatically determines the optimal balance of processing by analyzing the layout and graphic components of each page. This unique approach maintains exceptionally high print performance on office documents and PDF files.

The long wait for printed output is over since the Canon imageRUNNER Series requires no warm-up time from standby mode to produce documents fast. The power of the RAPID Fusing System is inside each model, which uses a special fixing film and ceramic heater unlike traditional roller-fixing devices. RAPID Fusing System provides exceptional image quality with zero warm-up time and reduces first print-out time, while requiring less heat and energy consumption. The TEC (Typical Electricity Consumption) value is only 0.9 kWh/week for Color imageRUNNER LBP5280.

With the Color imageRUNNER LBP5280, get even more value from the imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFP systems. This new generation of LBPs can receive print fax jobs routed from a Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFP with fax board technology, providing the convenience of personal or departmental fax delivery from a central MFP while also reducing fax lines.

With Canon's pioneering MEAP technology embedded as standard, businesses can now also leverage the workflows that previously could only be accessed from the imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFP. Solutions, such as uniFLOW Secure Print release for imageRUNNER LBP, help extend the value and utility of your investment.

Whether you're administering devices in local offices or remote locations, Canon's robust management tools make it possible to streamline complex environments. Canon imageWARE EMC is a scalable, Web-based utility that facilitates centralized management of Canon's single/multifunction models and other-branded devices. Built on an extensible framework, it enables remote management of device settings, discovery of new devices using automated tasks, and device error notifications via e-mail. Administrators can also push print drivers to PC-based desktop computers for rapid deployment. Canon's innovative Content Delivery System (CDS) allows for remote upgrades of firmware and applications to prevent business interruption, while standard support for imageWARE Remote lets your Canon Authorized Dealer receive automated status and service alerts for the highest service levels.


Model Name

Color imageRUNNER LBP5280


Desktop Laser Printer
Printing Method: Electrophoto Method (RAPID Fusing System)

Developing System

Contact Developing System

Image Server Memory

Standard 768MB RAM
CPU: ARM11-528 MHz + ARM9-264 MHz

Printing Resolution

UFR II/PCL 5e/6/PS 3: 600 x 600 dpi
2400 (Equivalent) x 600 dpi
Engine: 600 x 600 dpi


256 Gradation (Continuous-Tone)


(B/W, Color): Up to 21 ppm (Letter)

First Copy Time

16 seconds or less

Maximum Original Size

Legal (8-1/2 x 14)

Standard Paper Capacity

250 Sheet Paper Cassette (20 lb. Bond)
Optional: 250 Sheet Paper Cassette

Manual Bypass

50 Sheet Multi-Purpose Tray

Maximum Paper Capacity

550 Sheets

Output Sizes


Legal, Letter, Executive, Statement, Foolscap, Index Card, Envelope DL, Envelope COM-10, Envelope ISO-C5, Envelope ISO-B5, and Envelope Monarch, Custom Sizes (Width 4-1/8 to 8-1/2, Length 5-7/8 to 14)


Legal, Letter, Executive, Statement, Foolscap, Index Card, Envelope ISO-C5, Envelope ISO-B5, and Envelope Monarch, Custom Sizes (Width 3 to 8-1/2, Length 5to 14)

Acceptable Paper Weights


60 - 176 g/m2 (16 lb. Bond to 43 lb. Bond)


60 - 176 g/m2 (16 lb. Bond to 47 lb. Bond)


Standard Automatic Trayless Duplexing (Legal, Letter)
Paper Output: Face Down
Output Capacity: Face Down Output Tray: Approx. 125 Sheets

Warm Up Time

29 seconds or less

Power Requirements

120-127V, 60Hz
Plug: NEMA 5-15P
Power Consumption: Operating: 440W
Stand By: 22W
Deep Sleep Mode: 1W


13-5/8 x 16-5/16 x 19-3/4 (350mm x 414mm x 499mm)
Installation Space (H x W x D): 13-5/8 x 16-5/16 x 42-1/8 (350mm x 414mm x 1069mm)


Approx. 49.4 lb.(22.4 kg)*

Estimated Toner Yield

Black (Starter): 3,400 copies/bottle (1,200 images)**
Y/M/C Starter: 2,900 copies/bottle (1,400 images)** (Estimated @ 5% Coverage)



Paper Feeder Unit PF-701

Acceptable Originals

Legal, Letter, Executive, Statement, Foolscap, Index Card, Envelope DL, Envelope COM-10, Envelope ISO-C5, Envelope ISO-B5, and Envelope Monarch, Custom Sizes (Width 4-3/16 to 8-1/2. , Length 5-7/8 to 14.)


250 Sheets (20 lb. Bond)


4-15/16 x 16-1/8 x 20-1/2 (115mm x 409mm x 520mm)


Approx. 12.1 lb.(4 kg)

Output Options

Print Board

PDL Support

(Standard): UFR II, PCL5c/6, Adobe PostScript 3UFR II, PCL 5c/6, Adobe PS3: Windows® (XP/Windows Vista®/ Windows 7/Server 2003/Server 2008/ Server 2008 R2/Small Business Server 2011), Windows Terminal Servers (Server 2008/Server 2008 R2), Small Business Server 2011, Microsoft Failover Cluster (Windows Server 2003/Server 2003 R2/Server 2008/Server 2008 R2), Citrix (Presentation Server 4.5, XenApp 5.0/6.0/6.5, XenDesktop 2.0/2.1/3.0/4.0/5.0/5.5), Macintosh (OS X 10.4.9 or later) (UFR II/PS only), VMware (vSphere 4/5), SAP (PCL/PS only)

Interface Connections

Shared 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T
Other Interface: USB(Device)x1 / USB(Host)x2
User Interface: LCD 22 Characters x 5 Line, 8 LED Indicators, 12 Operation Keys* Excluding the CRG.
** Toner cartridge yield in accordance with ISO/IEC 19798
♦ One Paper Feeder Unit can be added.


GPR-44 Toner
Color: Black
Item Code: 2662B009AA
Estimated Toner Yield: 6,800 Copies/Bottle (Yields are in accordance with ISO/IEC 19798.)

Color: Cyan
Item Code: 2661B005AA
Estimated Toner Yield: 2,900 Copies/Bottle (Yields are in accordance with ISO/IEC 19798.)

Color: Magenta
Item Code: 2660B005AA
Estimated Toner Yield: 2,900 Copies/Bottle (Yields are in accordance with ISO/IEC 19798.)

Color: Yellow
Item Code: 2659B005AA
Estimated Toner Yield: 2,900 Copies/Bottle (Yields are in accordance with ISO/IEC 19798.)

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† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.

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