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imageRUNNER C5870U

Support Color Multifunction Copiers


The imageRUNNER C5870U device offers black-and-white output speeds of up to 58 pages-per-minute with the ability to handle occasional color requirements at 16 ppm. The device also supports fast scanning speeds of up to 70-ipm (ltr, 300 dpi).
The imageRUNNER C5870U has been designed with an innovative dual processor supporting up to 1GB RAM and a 80GB hard disk drive, thus eliminating bottlenecks and improving network efficiency.
With Canon's standard Color Universal Send technology, users are able to scan and distribute documents to multiple destinations, eliminating expense and administrative burden associated with conventional methods of printing, filing, and forwarding of hard-copy documents. In addition, users may add the optional PDF High-Compression Kit-A1 to send complex and detailed color pages efficiently over network lines and the Universal Send PDF Enhancement Kit-C1 offering Searchable PDF and Encrypted functionality.
Installed with an optional Super G3 Fax Board-U1, the imageRUNNER C5870U can be transformed into an advanced, easy-to-use fax machine.
With reliable consumables and supplies, the imageRUNNER C5870U device offers easy-to-replace and high yielding toners. And, a durable Amorphous Silicon Drum, which delivers high reliability over millions of impressions for both black-and-white and color output.
Incorporating Canon MEAP™ (Multifunctional Embedded Application Platform) architecture, the imageRUNNER C5870U is customized to meet unique business needs. Customized applications can run from the device's control panel, streamlining document workflows.
Users can choose to add the Canon Color UFR II/PCL/PS Printer Kit-L1, which delivers printing capabilities with support for PCL 5e/6, PostScript® 3™ emulation, and Canon's UFR II (Ultra Fast Rendering) technology.
The generous paper supply of 4,200 sheets can be boosted to a bountiful capacity of 7,700 sheets for virtual uninterrupted productivity. The imageRUNNER C5870U supports large paper sizes of up to 13" x 19" and heavy weights of up to 140lb. Index, and can accommodate tab paper and transparencies.
Users can choose to add the optional Finisher-R1 or Saddle Finisher-R2 for advanced document finishing capabilities. The Saddle Finisher allows users to create folded booklets for paper sizes including Letter, 11" x 17", and Legal-sized paper. Each finisher can be configured with a hole-punch unit for professional-looking documents.
Supports a host of Internet-ready capabilities, including the optional Web Access Software that allows users to call up Internet or intranet data right on the user-interface, and print Web Pages and downloadable PDF files when configured with the Canon print controller.


Model Name

imageRUNNER C5870U


Color Digital, Multifunction Imaging System

Imaging System

Laser Dry Electrostatic Transfer

Developing System

Dry Monocomponent/Dual Component Developing System (B/W, Color)

Image Server Memory

Standard 1GB RAM + 80GB HDD

Max Mailboxes Supported


Max Copy Reservation

5 Jobs

Scanning Resolution

600 x 600 dpi (256 Gradations) 8 Bit x 3 Colors

Printing Resolution

2400 dpi x 600 dpi Interpolated


256 Gradations (Continuous-Tone)


58, 16 ppm (B/W, Color)

Letter R

42, 7.8 ppm (B/W, Color)


34, 7.8 ppm (B/W, Color)


25, 5.2 ppm (B/W, Color)


58, 16 ppm (B/W, Color)

First Copy Time

5.3 Seconds (B/W); 12.2 Seconds (Color)

Multiple Copies

1 to 9,999


25% to 400% (in 1% Increments)

Preset Reductions

25%, 50%, 64%, 73%, 78%, 121%, 129%, 200%, 400%

Acceptable Originals

Sheets, Books, 3-Dimensional Items (Up to 4.4 lb.)

Maximum Original Size

11 x 17

Standard Paper Capacity

Dual Front-Loading Trays (1,500 Sheets Each); Dual Front-Loading Cassettes (550 Sheets Each); Optional: 3,500-Sheet Paper Deck

Manual Bypass

100-Sheet Stack Bypass

Maximum Paper Capacity

7,700 Sheets

Acceptable Paper Weights


17 lb. Bond to 110 lb. Index (Trays, Cassettes, Optional Paper Deck)


17 lb. Bond to 140 lb. Index (Manual Bypass Tray)


Standard Automatic Trayless Duplexing

Warm Up Time

9 Minutes or Less

Power Requirements

120V, 60Hz, 16A


46-7/8 x 26-3/4 x 33-1/2 (1191mm x 679mm x 852mm)


498 lb. (226kg)


Black: Magnetic Negative Toner; Colors: Non-Magnetic Negative Toners

Estimated Toner Yield

Black: Estimated Yield: 40,000 Images (at 6% Coverage); Colors: Estimated Yield: 9,500 Images (at 5% Coverage)


Amorphous Silicon

Estimated Drum Yield




Automatic Document Feeder (Standard)

Acceptable Originals

Statement to 11 x 17


100 Sheets (Letter/20 lb.)

Paper Weights

13 lb. to 32 lb. Bond (Simplex); 17 lb. to 32 lb. Bond (Duplex)

Power Source

From Main Unit


Approximately 32.4 lb. (14.7kg)

Paper Supply Options


Side Paper Deck-U1

Number Of Cassettes


Paper Capacity

3,500 Sheets (20 lb. Bond)

Paper Sizes


Paper Weights

17 lb. Bond to 110 lb. Index

Power Source

From Main Unit


22-3/8 x 12-7/8 x 23 (569.5mm x 326mm x 583mm)


Approximately 101 lb. (46kg)

Output Options

Finishers Output Trays


Finisher-R1/Saddle Finisher-R2

Paper Weights

17 lb. Bond to 140 lb. Index

Paper Size

Non-Collate, Collate, and Group Mode: 1,000 Sheets (Letter, Statement, Statement-R, Executive); 500 Sheets (Legal, Letter-R, 11 x 17, 12 x 18, 13 x 19); Staple Mode: 1,000 Sheets/30 Sets (Letter, Executive); 500 Sheets/30 Sets (Legal, Letter-R, 11 x 17); Max. Stapling Capacity Corner, Double: 50 Sheets (Letter), 30 Sheets (Letter-R, Legal, 11 x 17; 17 lb. to 20 lb. Bond)

Number Of Trays

2 Trays

Saddle Stitch Tray


Staple Capacity

15 Sheets

Hole Punch

Puncher Unit-M1

Paper Sizes

Letter-R, Legal, 11 x 17

Stapling Capacity

1 to 5 Sheets/25 Sets; 6 to 10 Sheets/15 Sets; 11 to 15 Sheets/10 Sets

Fold Type



Additional Finisher Tray-A1

Top Tray

100 Sheets (Top Finisher Tray 1,000-Sheet Max. Decrease to 500)

Fax Board


Super G3 Fax Board-U1

Applicable Line

Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN)

Print Board


Color UFR II/PCL/PS Printer Kit-LI


Canon Custom Processor -- Shared

Standard Memory


Maximum Memory


Hard Disk

80GB -- Shared

PDL Support

PCL 5c, PostScript® 3TM Emulation, UFR II

Interface Connections

10/100Base-T (RJ-45), USB 2.0

Print Controller Technology

Printer Drivers: UFR II; PCL 5c; PS 3 Emulation


imagePASS-G1: External Piggy-Back Controller


Intel® Celeron® M 1.2GHz

Standard Memory


Maximum Memory


Hard Disk


PDL Support

Adobe PostScript 3, PCL 5c

PCL Fonts

PS: 136 Fonts (117 Adobe® Type and 19 TrueType®); PCL 5c: 113 Roman

Interface Connections

10/100/1000Base-T (RJ-45)

Other Features

Color Network ScanGear

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