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Color imageCLASS MF8050Cn

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  • Print and Copy in color at speeds up to 8 ppm (pages-per-minute), and in black & white at up to 12 ppm (letter)

  • Quick First Print provides first page in approximately 23 seconds in black & white and 29 seconds in color

  • Superior Color Imaging - capture fine details when you print or copy with remarkable tone-on-tone clarity where your image will be true to the original

  • Efficient energy-saving mode; approximately 3W of energy used

  • Up to 50-sheet ADF (Automatic Document Feeder)

  • 150-sheet cassette, plus 1-sheet multipurpose tray

  • Scan to USB

  • Built-in Ethernet port for network printing, PC faxing and scanning

  • Scan in color up to 9600 dpi quality with 600 dpi optical resolution

  • 33.6 Kbps Super G3 fax

  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed for optimal performance

  • User-friendly 5-line LCD with animation for easy navigation

Generation Green is Canon's new environmental initiative. This program encompasses imageCLASS Laser Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Printers, and Scanners. Generation Green is designed to provide business partners, customers and consumers a way to learn about the environmentally-friendly approach Canon is taking in designing many of its current and future products. The imageCLASS MF8050Cn has the following Generation Green characteristics:
  • 4 in 1, 2 in 1 Printing - This option allows users to place multiple pages on one page, saving up to 75% of your paper supply.

  • PC Faxing - Send documents directly from your PC to a fax machine to reduce paper and print usage.

  • Energy Saving Mode - When the imageCLASS MF8050Cn enters Energy Saving Mode, it has a low power consumption of 3 watts of energy.

  • On-Demand SURF Technology - On-Demand SURF (Surface Rapid Fixing) technology uses a linear ceramic heater that heats instantly for fast warm up speeds and Quick First Prints. This results in up to a 75% reduction in energy consumption compared to conventional roller-fixing systems.

  • Toner Saving Mode - When the imageCLASS MF8050Cn is switched into the toner saving mode, it allows for up to a 20% more economical toner usage.

  • AIRSHELL Cartridge Packaging - AIRSHELL is packaging material for our imageCLASS toner cartridges that utilizes air cushioning. It reduces product package sizes, helps to improve shipping efficiency and reduces CO2 emissions generated during transport by approximately 23% to 49%.

  • Toner Cartridge Recycling Program - Canon was the first in the printing industry to create a toner cartridge recycling program. Canon toner cartridges are 100% recovered with zero landfill waste.

  • Hardware Recycling Program - Canon is committed to the world community and the belief that we are building a better world for future generations. We want to work with our customers to ensure appropriate recycling of certain imageCLASS products to help improve the environment and our local communities.

  • Refurbishing Program - The Canon refurbishing facility manages waste stream processes for Canon products, so Canon has full control over recovery and salvage for imageCLASS products, not third-party vendors.

  • ENERGY STAR® - Qualified products are 25% more efficient than conventional models. By using less energy these products reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save energy as well as money. The imageCLASS MF8050Cn automatically enters low-power mode when not in use.

  • RoHS Compliant - This is a directive from the European Union that restricts the use of hazardous materials found in electronic products. This product restricts the use of cadmium, mercury, lead, hexavalent chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB), and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE).

  • ISO 14001 - We currently hold the largest Consolidated Certification to the ISO 14001 Standard for our Environmental Management Systems in the world with over 700 Canon companies certified to the Standard.
To learn more about Generation Green, visit www.usa.canon.com/green.

Energy Star qualified products and practices help you save money and reduce greenhouse emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. For more information regarding Canon Energy Star, visit www.usa.canon.com/energystar



Printing Method

Color Laser

Print Speed (up to)

Black:Up to 12 ppm (letter)
Color:Up to 8 ppm (letter)

Print Resolution (Up to)

Up to 600 x 600 dpi
2400 x 600 dpi quality

Toner Compatibility (for Laser MFP)

Canon Cartridge 116 (C/M/Y/Bk) (Yield: C/M/Y 1,500/Bk 2,300 pages*)
Maximum Monthly Duty Cycle: 30,000 pages

*Yield is based on ISO/IEC Standard

Printer Features

Printer Language
Canon UFR II LT (Host-based)

Color Imaging Technologies
Auto Gradation Adjustment, Pure Black Technology, Dual Direct Mapping

Paper Weights

16 to 43 lbs. bond (cassette)
16 to 58 lbs. bond (multipurpose tray)

Output Tray Capacity

125 sheets (face down)


Copy Resolution (up to)

Up to 600 x 600 dpi

Copy Speed (up to)

Black: Up to 12 cpm (letter)
Color: Up to 8 cpm (letter)


Color Laser


25-400% in 1% increments


256 levels

First Copy Time

Black/Color: Approx. 22.5 seconds/28.6 seconds (letter)

Reduction / Enlargement

25%, 50%, 64%, 78%
>129%, 200%, 400%

Document Feeder


Copy Size

Platen: Up to 8.5 x 11
ADF: 5.5 x 5 to 8.5 x 14

Copy Features

Frame Erase
Memory Sort
2 on 1
4 on 1
ID Card Copy
Auto Size Select


Scanner Type

Color Contact Image Sensor (CIS)

Max. Resolutions

Up to 600 x 600 dpi (optical)
Up to 9600 x 9600 dpi (interpolated)

Scanner Features

Push Scan (Scan to PC), Pull Scan, Scan to USB, Color/Mono Scan Distinction, Neg/Pos Reversal, Mirror Image

Color Depth


Max. Document Size

Platen: Up to 8.5 x 11
ADF: 5.5 x 5 to 8.5 x 14

File Format

PDF, JPEG/EXIF, TIFF, BMP, Compressed PDF, Searchable PDF


Modem Speed

Up to 33.6 Kbps (Super G3)

Fax Resolution

Up to 406 x 391 dpi (ultra fine)

Memory Capacity

Up to 512 pages2

Speed Dialing

19 one-touch speed dials
181 coded dials

Group Dialing

Group Dialing: 199 destinations

Receive Mode

Fax Only, Manual, Answering, Fax/Tel Auto Switch

Fax Features

Remote RX, Dual Access, Distinctive Ring Pattern Detection, Error Correction Mode, Auto Redial, Fax Activity Reports

Other Features

PC Fax (sending only)
Fax Forwarding
Memory Backup (5 minutes)


OS Compatibility

Windows® 8, Windows 7, Windows Server® 2008, Windows Vista®, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP/2000, Mac® OS X 10.4.9 & up, Linux (print only)

Standard Interface

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed3
Network 10/100 Base T

Software Included

Canon drivers, Document Management & OCR Software

Power Consumption (approx.)

900W (Max), 3W (Energy Saver Mode)

Dimension (W x D x H)

17.0(W) x 19.1(D) x 16.9(H)


Approx. 52.0 lbs. (without cartridge)


1 year limited warranty4 (exchange/trade-in)
(Extended Warranty available)

imageCLASS MF8050Cn Contents

imageCLASS MF8050Cn Contents MF8050Cn Setup Instructions Power Cord Registration Card Starter Cartridges 116 Manuals User Software CD-ROM Warranty Card

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* All ppm's are based on Letter-sized output unless otherwise noted.

1. Based on 20 lb. paper.

2. Based on ITU-T #1 Chart (standard mode).

3. USB 2.0 Hi-Speed requires Windows Vista, XP, or 2000 operating system.

4. Warranty program is subject to certain conditions and restrictions. See the warranty card for details.

5. Wireless printing requires a working Ethernet network with wireless 802.11b/g capability. Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the printer and wireless network clients. Supports Silex Print, PC Fax (sending) and Scan functions only. Compatible with Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, XP, 2000 only.

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

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