Canon i-SENSYS MF4690PL

i-SENSYS Laser Multifunction Printers


Canon i-SENSYS MF4690PL

Versatile communication centre with auto-duplexing, networking and SEND functionality

This compact, versatile laser All-in-One with Super G3 fax delivers high quality professional output. Built-in networking, auto-duplexing and SEND functionality ensure optimal workgroup productivity.

  • Laser printer, fax, copier, colour scanner
  • Built-in automatic duplexing
  • Built-in networking
  • SEND functionality: Scan direct to email, network, fax or USB memory key
  • PCL5e/6 support
  • Super G3 fax
  • First Copy Out in 8.5 seconds
  • 20 ppm/cpm, 1200x600dpi

Compact and complete


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  • -SENSYS MF4690PL is a compact and stylish communication centre. It offers productive and professional print, fax, copy and colour scan functionality in one compact unit.
    Built-in automatic duplexing
    Convenient built-in automatic double-sided printing saves you time and money. Cut paper costs and produce more professional looking documents and booklets with ease.
    Built-in networking
    Small workgroups can share printing resources thanks to the built-in network interface card. A Remote User Interface allows each user to view machine status and monitor print jobs from their web browser.
    SEND functionality
    Scan colour documents direct to email, network, fax or USB memory key with SEND functionality. With Canon’s high compression PDF, advanced scanning for a workgroup is quick and easy.
    PCL5e/6 support
    PCL5e/6 support ensures seamless integration into existing PCL environments. Our own propriety printer technology, UFRII-LT, enables high speed processing and rendering.
    Professional faxing
    The Super G3 fax modem sends faxes at 3 seconds per page* to cut communication costs. The 256-page* fax memory stores incoming faxes safely if paper or toner runs out. Ultra High Quality technology ensures clear transmission of diagrams, photos and text.
    Security and cost control
    Control and monitor both fax and copy costs and protect sensitive information such as address book contents. The
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  • -SENSYS MF4690PL offers advanced security functions to restrict access to authorised users by User ID or Dept ID.
    Fast first output time
    Benefit from a First Copy Output Time of just 8.5 seconds. Switch on and start printing or copying almost straight away. There’s virtually zero warm-up time from sleep mode with Quick First Print performance.
    High speed, high quality output
    Get documents the moment you need them, at a rapid 20ppm/cpm. The 1200 x 600dpi enhanced print resolution ensures high quality output, with sharp text and clear graphics.
    35-sheet ADF
    The standard 35-sheet Automatic Document Feeder lets you copy and scan multiple page documents with ease.
    All-in-One cartridge
    The All-in-One cartridge reduces maintenance requirements and ensures continuous high quality output. Simply replace the compact cartridge - containing toner, drum and cleaning units - and the printer is almost as good as 'new'.

  • based on ITU-T Standard Chart No. 1

Product specification


Machine Type Mono Laser All-in-One
Available Functions Print, Copy, Scan and Fax
Print Speed Up to 20 ppm (A4)
Printing Method Monochrome laser beam printing
Print Quality Up to 1200 x 600 dpi with Automatic Image Refinement
Print Resolution 600 x 600 dpi
Double Sided Printing Automatic
Printer Languages UFRII-LT, PCL5e, PCL6
Print Margins 6 mm-top and bottom, 5 mm-left and right
Toner Saver Mode Yes
Copy Speed Up to 20 cpm (A4)
First Copy Output Time (FCOT) Approx. 8.5 seconds or less
Copy Resolution Up to 600 x 600 dpi
Copy Modes Text, Text/Photo, Text/Photo+, Photo
Double Sided Copying 1-sided to 2-sided (Manual)
Multiple Copy Up to 99 copies
Reduction / Enlargement 50-200% in 1% increments
Toner Saver Mode Yes
Other Features Collate, 2 on 1


Scan to File Server SMB
Scan to E-mail and i-Fax SMTP, POP3, i-Fax (Simple mode)
Scan to USB Memory Key Yes
File Formats TIFF, JPEG, PDF, PDF (Compact)
Type Colour
Scan Resolution Optical: Up to 600 x 1200 dpi
Enhanced: Up to 9600 x 9600 dpi
Colour Scanning Depth 24 bit/24 bit (input/output)
Greyscales 256 levels
Compatibility TWAIN¹, WIA¹
Max. Scan Width 216 mm
Modem Speed Super G3 33.6kbps (Up to 3 seconds/page¹)
Receive Mode Fax only, Fax/Tel Auto Switch, Answer Mode, Manual
Fax Resolution Standard: 200 x 100 dpi
Fine: 200 x 200 dpi
Photo: 200 x 200 dpi
Super fine: 200 x 400 dpi
Ultra fine: 400 x 400 dpi
FAX Memory Up to 512 pages¹
Speed Dials Max. 197 (including 7 one-touch dials)
Group Dials/Destinations Max. 198 dials/ Max.198 destinations
Sequential Broadcast Max. 201 locations
Memory Backup 1 hour
Double Sided Faxing Yes (Receive/ Transmit (Manual))
Other Features Fax Forwarding, Dual Access, Remote Reception, PC Fax (TX only)


Scanner Type Flatbed and Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
Paper Input (Standard) 250-sheet tray
1-sheet manual feed slot
35-sheet ADF
Paper Output 100-sheet
Media Types Plain paper, Heavy paper, Recycled paper, Transparency, Label, Envelope
Media Sizes Tray:
A4, B5, A5, Executive, Envelope (COM10, Monarch, DL, ISO-C5), LTR, LGL, Custom sizes: Width 76 to 216 mm; Length 127 to 356 mm.

Manual feed slot:
A4, B5, A5, Executive, Envelope (COM10, Monarch, DL, ISO-C5), LTR, LGL, Custom sizes: Width 76 to 216 mm; Length 127 to 356 mm.

A4, A5, Legal, Letter, Custom (W x L): Max 216 x 356 mm
Min 105 x 148.5 mm.
Media Weights Tray: 64 to 128 g/m²
Manual feed slot: 64 to 163 g/m²
ADF: 40 to 105 g/m²


Interface Type USB 2.0 Hi-speed,10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Operating System Compatibility Windows 98/ Me/ 2000/ Server 2003/ XP/ Vista
Mac OS X Version 10.2.8-10.5.x¹ ²
Linux¹ ³
Software and Printer Management Omni Page SE, Presto! Page Manager, MF toolbox, Remote User Interface (RUI), NetSpot Device Installer


Duty Cycle Max. 10,000 pages per month
Warm-up Time Approx. 16 seconds or less from power on
Memory 128 MB (shared)
Control Panel 16 characters x 2 lines backlit LCD
Dimensions with Trays (W x D x H) 390 mm x 442 mm x 455 mm
Installation Space (W x D x H) 673 mm (W) × 830 mm (D)
Weight Approx 13.4 kg
Operating Environment Temperature: 7.5 to 35ºC (46 to 95ºF)
Humidity: 5 to 90% RH (no condensation)
Power Source 220-240 V (±10%), 50/60 Hz (±2 Hz)
Power Consumption Maximum: Approx 730 W
Standby: 12 W
Energy saver: 3 W
Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC): 0.720 kWh/week
Noise Levels Sound Pressure¹:
Active: 66 dB(A) or less
Standby: Inaudible


Cartridges Cartridge FX10 (2,000 pages¹)


Items TEL 6 KIT (Telephone kit)
Compatibility ¹ USB connection only
Modem Speed ¹ Based on ITU-T Standard Chart No. 1
FAX Memory ¹ Based on ITU-T Standard Chart No. 1
Operating System Compatibility ¹ Web distribution only
² Scanning is not supported
³ Print driver only
Noise Levels ¹ Declared noise emission in accordance with ISO 9296
Cartridges ¹ Based on 5% coverage
  • All specifications subject to change without notice
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