Canon i-SENSYS X 1238i Series

Specifications in detail

Machine type

Mono Laser All-In-One

Available functions

i-SENSYS X 1238iF:Print, Copy, Scan and Fax
i-SENSYS X 1238i:Print, Copy, Scan


Print speed

Single sided : Up to 38 ppm (A4)
                      Up to 63.1 ppm(A5-Landscape)
Double sided : Up to 31.9 ipm (A4)

Printing method

Monochrome laser beam printing

Print Resolution

Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi

Warm-up Time

Approx. 14 seconds or less from power on

First Print Out Time

Approx: 5.5 seconds or less

Printer Languages

UFRII, PCL 5e*, PCL6, Adobe® PostScript3

*A Canon PCL5e driver is not supplied, however PCL5e commands are supported on the device.


93 PCL fonts
136 PostScript fonts

Print margins

5 mm-top, bottom, left and right
10 mm-top, bottom, left and right (Envelope)

Toner saver mode


Advanced printing features

Secure Print
Print from USB memory key (JPEG/TIFF/PDF)
Barcode Print*
Google Cloud Print Ready
iOS: AirPrint, Canon PRINT Business app
Android; Mopria certified, Canon PRINT Business app, Canon Print Service Plug-in

*Accessory - Barcode Printing Kit-E1E - is required


Copy Speed

Single sided (A4): Up to 38 ppm
Double sided (A4): Up to 30.3 ipm

First Copy Output Time (FCOT)

ADF (A4): Approx. 6.6 seconds or less
Platen (A4): Approx. 6.4 seconds or less

Copy resolution

Up to 600 x 600 dpi

Copy modes

Text, Text/Photo (Default),Text/Photo (High Quality), Photo

Double sided copying

2-sided to 2-sided (Automatic)

Multiple Copy

Up to 999 copies


25-400% in 1% increments

Other features

Frame Erase, Collate, 2 on 1, 4 on 1, ID card copy




Scan Resolution

Optical: Up to 600 x 600 dpi
Enhanced: Up to 9600 x 9600 dpi

Scan speed

Single sided mono: 38ipm (300x600dpi)
Single sided colour: 13ipm (300x600dpi)
Double sided mono: 70ipm (300x600dpi)
Double sided colour: 26ipm (300x600dpi)

Colour scanning depth

24 bit/24 bit (input/output)


256 levels



Max. scan width


Scan to E-mail

TIFF/JPEG/PDF/Compact PDF/Searchable PDF/Encrypted PDF*/PDF (Digital signature)*

*Accessory - Send PDF Security Feature Set-E1 is required

Scan to Cloud


*Scan by MF Scan Utility or Canon PRINT Business app



i-SENSYS X 1238iF only

Modem Speed

33.6 Kbps (Up to 3 seconds/page)*

*Based on ITU-T Standard Chart No. 1

Receive mode

Fax only, Fax/Tel Auto Switch, Answer Mode, Manual

Fax resolution

Standard: 200 x 100 dpi
Fine: 200 x 200 dpi
Super fine: 200 x 400 dpi
Ultra fine: 400 x 400 dpi

FAX memory

Up to 512 pages*

*Based on ITU-T Standard Chart No. 1

Speed dials

Up to 281dials

Group dials/destinations

Max. 299 dials / Max. 299 destinations

Sequential broadcast

Max. 310 destinations

Memory backup

Permanent fax memory backup (Backup with flash memory)

Double sided faxing

Yes (Transmit and Receive)

Other features

Fax Forwarding, Dual Access, Remote Reception, PC Fax (TX only) DRPD, ECM, Auto Redial, Fax Activity Reports, Fax Activity Result Reports, Fax Activity Management Reports

Media Handling

Scanner Type

Platen, 2-sided ADF (single pass)

Paper input (Standard)

250-sheet cassette
100-sheet multi-purpose tray
50-sheet ADF

Paper input (Option)

550-sheet cassette

Paper output


Media types

Plain paper, Recycled paper, Heavy Paper, Thin paper, Label, Post card, Envelope

Media sizes

Cassette (Standard and optional):
A4, A5, A5 (Landscape), A6, B5, Legal, Letter, Executive, Statement, OFFICIO, B-OFFICIO, M-OFFICIO, GLTR, GLGL, Foolscap, 16K, Custom sizes: Min. 105 x 148 mm  Max. 216.0 x 355.6 mm.

Multi-purpose tray:
A4, A5, A5 (Landscape), A6, B5, Legal, Letter, Executive, Statement, OFFICIO, B-OFFICIO, M-OFFICIO, GLTR, GLGL, Foolscap, 16K, Indexcard, Envelope (COM10, Monarch, C5, DL), Custom sizes: Min 76.2 x 127 mm  Max. 216.0 x 355.6 mm.

A4, A5, A6, B5, Legal, Letter, Statement, Custom sizes: Min. 105 x 128 mm  Max 215.9 x 355.6 mm

Media weights

Cassette (standard and optional): 60 to 120 g/m²
Multi-purpose tray: 60 to 163 g/m²
ADF: 50 to 105 g/m²

Double Sided Printing

A4, Legal, Letter, OFFICIO, B-OFFICIO, M-OFFICIO, GLGL, Foolscap
Custom size - Min. 210 x 279.4 mm Max. 216.0 x 355.6 mm
60 to 120 g/m2

Interface & Software

Interface type

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000Base-T, Wireless 802.11b/g/n, Wireless Direct Connection

Operating System compatibility

Windows® 10 / Windows® 8.1 / Windows® 7 / Server® 2019 / Server® 2016 / Server® 2012R2 / Server® 2012 / Server® 2008R2 / Server® 2008
Mac OS X version 10.9.5 & up / Mac OS 10.15 & up

*Web distribution only. Linux support printing only.

Network Protocol

   LPD, RAW, Port9100, IPP, IPPS, WSD (IPv4,IPv6)
   Email, SMB, WSD-Scan(IPv4, IPv6), FTP-Scan, iFAX
TCP/IP Application Services:
   Bonjour(mDNS), HTTP, HTTPS, POP before SMTP (IPv4,IPv6)
   DHCPv6 (IPv6)
   SNMPv1, SNMPv3 (IPv4,IPv6)
Security (wired):
IP/Mac address filtering, IEEE802.1X, SNMPv3, SSL (HTTPS, IPPS)
Security (wireless):
Infrastructure Mode:
Access Point Mode:

Software and printer management

MF Scan Utility,
Remote User Interface (RUI),
Department ID Management,
Toner Status Tool,
iW Enterprise Management Console: Server-based software for centralised management of a fleet of devices
eMaintenance: embedded RDS allows remote eMaintenance services such as meter capture, automatic consumables management and remote diagnostics.
Universal Log-in Manager / uniFLOW online / uniFLOW online Express / uniFLOW Compatibility
Application Library

General features

Recommended Monthly Print Volume

750 - 4,000 pages per month

Duty cycle

Max. 80,000 pages per month*

*Duty cycle is defined as the maximum number of printed pages for a single peak month. Any usage above the recommended duty cycle may decrease the life of the product

Processor Speed

800MHz x 2



Control Panel

12.7 cm LCD Colour Touch Screen

Dimensions with trays (W x D x H)

453 mm x 464 mm x 392 mm

Installation Space (W x D x H)

682 mm x 1,083 mm x 895 mm


Approx. 16.2 Kg

Operating Environment

Temperature: 10 to 30ºC (50 to 86ºF)
Humidity: 20 to 80% RH (no condensation)

Power Source

220-240V(±10%) 50/60Hz (±2Hz)

Power Consumption

Maximum: Approx. 1,370 W
Standby: Approx. 9.4 W
Sleep mode: Approx. 0.9 W
Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC): 0.33 kWh/week 11
For detailed information relating to Lot26 regulation, please go to:

*As per US ENERGY STAR® version3.0.

Noise Levels

Sound Pressure* :
Active: 53 dB
Standby: Inaudible*

Sound Power*:
Active:  72.2 dB
Standby: Inaudible*

*Declared noise emission in accordance with ISO 9296

*Inaudible means that the emission sound pressure level for a bystander is lower than absolute standard for background noise in accordance with ISO 7779



TONER T08 (11,000 pages*)

*Based on ISO/IEC 19752

Accessories / options


i-SENSYS X 1238iF:
CST.Feeding Module-AH1 (550-sheet cassette)
TEL 6 Kit Long Cord (Telephone handset)
Barcode Printing Kit-E1E
MiCard Multi (Card reader for identification with RFID or magnetic cards with uniFLOW)
Micard Plus (Card reader for identification with RFID or magnetic cards with uniFLOW)
MiCard Attachment Kit-B1
Send PDF Security Feature Set-E1

i-SENSYS X 1238i:
CST.Feeding Module-AH1 (550-sheet cassette)
Barcode Printing Kit-E1E
MiCard Multi (Card reader for identification with RFID or magnetic cards with uniFLOW)
Micard Plus (Card reader for identification with RFID or magnetic cards with uniFLOW)
MiCard Attachment Kit-B1
Send PDF Security Feature Set-E1

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