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imageCLASS MF4690

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  • Built-in networking

  • Scan documents and SEND directly to an e-mail address or USB memory

  • Fast 21 ppm/cpm laser output

  • Up to 1200 x 600 dpi quality print resolution

  • Duplex (2-sided) printing

  • 35-page Automatic Document Feeder

  • 33.6 Kbps Super G3 fax

  • Single Cartridge System

  • Up to 9600 dpi color scanning

  • 250-sheet front-loading paper cassette

  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed for optimal performance*

  • Windows® and Mac® compatible**

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 takes in designing many of its current and future products. The imageCLASS MF4690 has the following Generation Green characteristics:
  • Auto-Duplexing - Using automatic 2-sided printing and copying can save you up to 50% of your paper supply.

  • 4 in 1, 2 in 1 Printing - This option allows users to place multiple pages on 1 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 MF4690 enters Energy Saving Mode, it has a low power consumption of 3 watts of energy in Energy Saving Mode.

  • On-Demand SURF Technology - On-Demand (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 MF4690 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 reducing 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 MF4690 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

imageCLASS MF4690 Box Contents

imageCLASS MF4690 Box Contents imageCLASS MF4690 Machine Power Cord Telephone Line Cable Destination Labels Document Tray User Software CD-ROM Starter Cartridge 104 Starter Guide Basic Guide Warranty Card for Main Unit Registration Card



Printing Method

Monochrome Laser

Print Speed (up to)

Black:21 ppm (letter)

Print Resolution (Up to)

Black:600 x 600 dpi; 1200 x 600 dpi quality

Toner Compatibility (for Laser MFP)

Canon Cartridge 104 (Yield: 2,000 pages*)
Maximum Monthly Duty Cycle: 7,500 pages
*yield is based on 5% coverage document

Paper Weights

17 to 34 lb.

Output Tray Capacity

100 sheets (face down)


Copy Resolution (up to)

600 x 600 dpi

Copy Speed (up to)

Up to 21 cpm (letter)


Monochrome Laser


50%-200% in 1% increments


256 levels

First Copy Time

8.5 seconds

Paper Weight

17 to 34 lb. (Cassette)
17 to 34 lb. (Multipurpose Tray)

Reduction / Enlargement

50%, 64%, 78% / 129%, 200%

Document Feeder


Copy Size

Platen: Up to 8.5 x 11.7;ADF: up to 8.5 x 14

Copy Features

Memory Sort, Toner Saver Mode, 2 on 1


Scanner Type

Color Contact Image Sensor (CIS)

Max. Resolutions

Optical:600 x 1200 dpi (Optical)
Interpolated:9600 x9600 dpi (Interpolated)

Max. Document Size

Up to 8.5 x 11.7
ADF: Upt o 8.5 x 14



File Format



Modem Speed

Up to 33.6 Kbps

Memory Capacity

Up to 256 pages

Fax Resolution

Up to 203 x 391 dpi (Super-Fine)

Memory Capacity

Up to 512 Pages2

Speed Dialing

8 one-touch speed dials/192 coded dials

Receive Mode

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

Fax Features

Remote RX, Dual Access, two-sided output


OS Compatibility

Windows® 7, Windows Server® 2008, Windows Vista®, Windows Server® 2003, Windows XP/2000, Mac® OS X 10.2.8 & up, Linux (print only)

Standard Interface

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed3

Software Included

Canon drivers for Windows®, Document Management & OCR Software

Power Consumption (approx.)

700W (Max), 12W (Stand-By), 3W (Energy Saver Mode)

Dimension (W x D x H)

15.4(W) x 17.4(D) x 14.6(H)


31.6 lbs.


1 year limited warranty with exchange5 (Extended Warranty available)


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1. Based on 20 lb. paper.
2. Based on ITU-T #1 Chart (standard mode).
3. USB 2.0 Hi-Speed performance requires Windows XP Service Pack 1 or Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 with pre-installed USB 2.0 port.
4. Mac Scan requires USB connection and Mac OS® X 10.4.9-10.6.
5. Warranty program is subject to certain conditions and restrictions. See the warranty card for full details.

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

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