Canon CD-4050


Canon’s unique CD-4050 digital document recorder brings new dimensions to document management - allowing you to scan directly to CD-R's through one complete, compact desktop system - all with the simplicity of touch screen control.


  • Ultra Scanning 37 ppm
  • Instant paper to CD-R disk storage
  • Single/double-sided scanning
  • Full network connectivity
  • Scan to network and/or e-mail
  • Barcode, OCR, MICR recognition
  • Automatic scanning and indexing
  • Free text search
  • Optional ED500 Endorser

Detailed Features

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Efficient Document Storage

Benefit from effective, cost-efficient, digital storage of all your documents, using the CD-4050 as a compact, space-saving stand-alone system. Then simply plug in to a network and it is fully integrated, increasing productivity and performance. Powerful new features include scan to file, scan to e-mail and barcode recognition with automatic indexing.

Ultra Fast Scanning

Scanning speed of 37 ppm (single-sided A4 page) with scanning resolution of 300 x 300 dpi, with paper handling to B4 size. Batch scanning enhances productivity, with job separation sheets to separate multiple jobs. Automatic recognition is possible of simplex/duplex text or photo modes via Scanner Control sheets. Double-sided documents can be scanned individually or in batches, all in a single run. 100-page Automatic Document Feeder handles documents smoothly.

Secure Long Term Storage and Retrieval

Each CD-R disk has a large storage of 650 MB, holding up to 20.000 images (based on CCITT No. 1 chart), providing secure long-term storage. Recorded documents are easily retrieved on a local or remote PC. All you need is a CD-ROM drive and a Tiff compatible viewer (standard with windows 95/ Windows 98 or easy to download from the Internet). Workgroup access is also possible with a network server jukebox. And new documents can easily using the latest Packet Writing Technology. Thus the CD-4050 serves as an ideal back-up filing system.

Easy Operation

A high resolution, user-friendly LCD Screen simplifies operation-enabling users to control all scanning operations and create customised filing systems easily and efficiently. The LCD panel also allows for a quick preview of all scanned documents.

Document Indexing

Three index fields can be created on each CD-R, providing an efficient storage structure, with an index data of up to 53 characters. Documents are consigned to Folders and Cabinets for easy filing and fast retrieval. Scanned documents can be filed in standard templates or can be easily customized, with details of the user-defined CD structure stored on the CD-4050’s internal hard disk.

Product specification

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