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Canon iR 3100CN

Office Black & White Printers

Canon iR 3100CN

Further Information

The iR 3100CN is the first of our B&W MFP's with Smart Colour. Communicate clearly, share information effectively, scan and send electronically, spend with control and enjoy the smart use of colour with your black and white print.


  • True MFP with copy, print, fax, scan & intelligent send functionality.
  • Controllable colour as & when you need it
  • Initiate, preview & monitor jobs easily using Canon's familiar control panel
  • Full finishing options for professional looking business documents

Detailed Features

The new iR 3100CN Multi Functional Printer adds something very special to the black and white office environment. As a space saving printer, copier, scanner and fax*, it offers you easy creation and distribution of electronic or paper documents. As an intelligent digital device, it can improve your network communications, give documents a professional finish and help you save money through cost control.

Intelligent colour sending and document distribution

Once linked to your network the iR 3100CN is an intelligent device so that you can send black & white and colour documents to many destinations in a single operation. Once scanned in, they can be distributed to wherever they are needed – individual e-mail addresses, a specific database or to a file server for storage. And with Canon’s unique colour scan file compression, you can be sure that even large colour files won’t congest your network.

Control colour easily

Canon’s ID management technology offers excellent control. You can set colour and volume quantity limits for all the different users via their individual passwords and stop the unauthorised usage that could result in high costs. Unusually for a MFP with colour capability, the iR 3100CN defaults to black & white unless colour is selected, to avoid colour printing charges when you don’t need them. Using further software such as Canon Netspot Accountant and Document Accounting Intelligence, you can attribute client costs and manage your budget more easily.

Do business productively

The iR 3100CN gives you more options than you ever imagined in black & white. Create high quality documents mixing colour and black & white without outsourcing them. Do it swiftly at 31ppm in black & white and 7ppm in colour (A4 – single sided), with double siding as standard. Do it without interruption, using the optional paper decks that give you up to 4,750 sheets of continuous output and a variety of media sizes and weights.

Why struggle to put together complex documents to beat tight deadlines? With Canon’s new iW Publishing Manager software, you can bring documents together from different Windows-based applications electronically as a single iWPM. document.

Network Ready

Choose the version that suits your needs. The iR 3100C copier only, which can be connected to three different printer boards* and the iR3100CN which comes fully network ready with a built in PS/PCL/UFR printer board


Product specification


Type Desktop
Maximum Original Size A3
Copy Sizes Cassette: A5R-A3
Stack Bypass: A5R-SRA3 (320x457mm), Envelopes
Resolution Scanning: 600x600dpi
Copying: 600x600dpi
Printing: 2400 equivalent x 600dpi (256 Gradations)
Copy/Print Speed A4: 31ppm B&W, 7ppm Full Colour
A3: 16ppm B&W, 3.5 ppm Full Colour
First Copy Time Black and White: 8 sec.
Full Colour: 23.9 sec.
Warm-Up Time 6 Minutes
Multiple Copies/Prints 1 to 999 sheets
Duplexing Standard automatic stackless
Paper Weight Cassette: 64 to 163gsm
Stack Bypass: 64 to 163gsm
Cassette: Universal: A5R to A3, 305x457mnm
Paper Capacity Standard: 550 sheets x2 cassettes (1100 sheets), Multi Stack Byapss: 50 sheets (80gsm)
Optional: 550 sheets x 2 cassettes (1100 sheets)
Paper Deck: 2500 sheets
Total Paper Capacity: 4750 sheets
CPU Canon Custom Processor, 250MHZ x 2
Memory iR3100C: 512MB to 768MB(Optional)
iR3100CN: 768MB
Hard Disk Drive 40GB
Interface Ethernet (100Base-TX/10Base-T)
Power Supply 230V/6A/50Hz
Power Consumption 1.2kW maximum
Dimensions 565x755x754mm (WxDxH)
Weight 86.2kg


Optional/Standard Standard for iR3100CN, optional for iR3100C
Model Name Colour Network Multi-PDL Printer Kit - B1
PDL PCL5c, PostScript3 Emulation and UFR
Resolution 2400 equivalent x 600dpi
Memory 768MB (Uses Main unit RAM)
Hard Disk 40GB (Uses Main unit HDD)
CPU Canon Custom Processor 250 MHz x 2
(Uses Main Unit CPU)
PS Fonts Roman136
PCL Fonts Roman80, Bitmap1, Barcode30, OCR2
Supported OS PCL: Windows® 95/98/ME/NT4.0/2000/XP/2003
PS: Windows® 95/98/ME/NT4.0/2000/XP/2003, Mac OSX 10.2 or later
UFR: Windows® 98/ME/NT4.0/2000/XP/2003
Mac-PPD: Mac OS8 or later
Interface Ethernet (100Base-TX/10Base-T), TokenRing (Optional) USB (Optional)
Network Protocol TCP/IP(LPD/Port9100/IPP/SMB), IPX/SPX(NDS Bindery, NDPS-GW, AppleTalk
Pull Scan Network TWAIN Driver (75 to 600dpi 24-bit colour/ 8-bit grayscale/ Black & White)


Optional/Standard Optional for iR3100C
Model Name Colour Network Printer Unit - E1
PDL Adobe PostScript 3, PCL 5c
Resolution 2400 equivalent x 600dpi
Memory 128MB to 256MB (Optional)
Hard Disk 20GB
CPU Intel Mobile PentiumIII 850 MHz
PS Fonts Roman138
PCL Fonts Roman78 (including Barcode Fonts)
Supported OS PS: Windows® 98/ME/NT4.0/2000/XP/2003, Mac OS9.0/X
PCL: Windows® 95/98/ME/NT4.0/2000/XP/2003
Interface IEEE1284, Ethernet(100Base-TX, 10Base-T)
Network Protocol TCP/IP(LPD/FTP/Port9100/IPP/SMB/email), IPX/SPX(NDS, Bindery, NDPS-GW), AppleTalk


Optional/Standard Optional
Model Name Colour Universal Send Kit - B1
Scan speed 44ipm: A4 300dpi with DADF
Scan Resolution 100dpi, 150dpi, 200x100dpi, 200dpi, 200x400dpi, 300dpi, 400dpi, 600dpi
Destinations E-Mail/Internet FAX (SMTP), PC(SMB,FTP,NCP), iWDM
Address Book LDAP, Local(Max.1800)
File Format Single: TIFF, PDF


Optional/Standard Optional
Model Name Cassette Feeding Unit - Y1
Type 2 Fron-loading adjustable drawers
Paper Weight 64 to 163gsm
Paper Capacity 550 sheets (80gsm) x 2 cassettes
Dimensions 565 x 700 x 251.5mm (WxDxH)
Weight Approx. 23kg
Optional/Standard Optional
Model Name DADF - L1
Paper Size A3-A5R
Paper Weight Single sided original: 42 to 128gsm
Double sided original: 50 to 129gsm
Max. Number of Originals 50 sheets (80gsm)
Document Scanning Speed max. 28ipm (A4), (Colour/B&W)


Optional/Standard Optional
Model Name Paper Deck - Q1
Paper Size A4
Paper Weight 64 to 105gsm
Paper Capacity 2500 sheets (80gsm)


Optional/Standard Optional
Model Name Finisher - P1
Number of Trays One stack tray (Inner)
Tray Capacity A4-A5R: 500 sheets
A3: 250 sheets
Staple Position Corner, Double


Optional/Standard Optional
Model Name Finisher - Q1
Number of Trays 2 tray (+optional tray)
Tray Capacity A4-A5R: 1,000 sheets
A3: 500 sheets
Staple Position Corner, Double
Staple Capacity A4: 50 sheets
A3: 30 sheets


Optional/Standard Optional
Model Name Saddle Finisher - Q2
Number of Trays 2 tray (+optional tray)
Tray Capacity A4-A5R: 1000 sheets
A3: 500 sheets
Staple Position Corner Double, Saddle Stitch
Staple Capacity A4: 50 sheets
A3: 30 sheets
Saddle Stitch Specifications Paper Size: A3, A4R
Staple Capacity: Colour material: 1 to 10 sheets (40 pages)
B&W material: 1 to 15 sheets (80 pages)
Paper Weight: 64 to 163gsm


Other Accessories Plater Cover-H, Inner 2-way Tray C1, Buffer Pass C1, Copy Tray J1, Puncher Unit L1/N1/P1, iR3100C Pedestal, Envelope Feeder Attachment C1, FL Cassette Y1/Z1, Key Switch UnitA1, Document Tray J1, Staple Cartridge J1, Stamp Ink Cartridge B1, Card Reader C1, Card Reader Kit B, Colour iR256MB Expansion RAM A2, Colour Network UFR Printer Kit B1, Super G3 FAX Board N1, Resolution Switching Board A2, USB Interface Board A3, iR Security Kit, Token Ring N/W/I/F Adapter iN-TR2, Additional Finisher Tray A1
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