Canon imageFORMULA CR-55

Document Scanners

Canon imageFORMULA CR-55

Further Information

The CR-55 is a compact, affordable and productive cheque scanner that’s perfect for over-the-counter transactions.


    Compact counter-top scanning
  • Easy to use and maintain
  • High-speed 55 cheques per minute
  • Colour, black and white and greyscale reading
  • Advanced double-feed detection
  • MICR font reading & cheque imprinting
  • Includes Silver Bullet™ Range Driver

Detailed Features

The Cheque Truncation system – allowing the exchange of data and cheque images electronically - has created the need for a cheque scanner for counter use. The CR-55 is the answer – a compact, affordable and productive device with an outstanding handling accuracy.

Compact design, productive scanning

At 2kg, the CR-55 is as light as a laptop, and its dimensions (223mmx140mmx188mm) ensure it sits comfortably on the smallest of desks or counters. With the CR-55 by your side, it’s easy to scan in high quality at a class-leading 55 cheques per minute, using 24-bit colour, black-and-white, and greyscale image reading.

Advanced double-feed detection

Canon’s heritage in paper-based document feeding is used in the CR-55 to ensure exceptional reliability. Fifty cheques can be loaded at once and an infra-red sensor uses two different, sophisticated calculations to detect double-feeding, for trouble-free operation. It also allows the CR-55 to handle multiple cheque types and sizes, which can restrict competitive devices that only use cheque length to identify double-feeds. However, in the unlikely event of a cheque feeding error, the device is designed to make resolution quick and simple, via an easy-access maintenance cover on the side.

MICR font reading & imprinting

The CR-55 can read Magnetic Ink Character Recognition fonts with a 99.9% reading ratio. Innovative design also ensures that there is no interference caused by static electricity and radiation from PC monitors. An imprinter unit is built-in to the CR-55 which can print endorsement information on cheques prior to scanning.

Powerful software

Canon’s scanning software allows scanning, file saving and viewing and other functions to make operation effortless. The widely recognised Ranger Driver from Silver Bullet™ is also incorporated which enables system integrators to incorporate the CR-55 into their workflow.

Product specification


Type Desktop type sheet fed scanner
Scanning Unit Sensor CMOS CIS Sensor
Optical Resolution 600 dpi
Light Source RGB LED
Scanning Side Simplex/ Duplex
Scanning Speed 100 dpi: 55cpm (B&W, Grayscale), 23.8cpm (Colour)
200 dpi: 55cpm (B&W, Grayscale), 23.8cpm* (Colour)
300 dpi: 23.8cpm (B&W, Grayscale)
*200dpi Colour is converted from optical 200x100 dpi


Width 54 - 106mm
Length 80 - 228mm
Thickness Normal: 60 - 120gsm (0.08 - 0.20mm) (17 - 40 Ib Bond)
Infrared double feed detection ON: 81 - 105gsm (0.10 - 0.14mm) (20 - 28 Ib Bond)
Document Types Cheque or bill paper
Document Requirements Carbon-backed paper: Cannot be fed
Pressure-sensitive paper: Can be fed with limitation of direction
Curled paper: Can be fed only if curl is 5mm or less
Creased paper: Can be fed, but crease must be straightened before being fed
Remaining or perforated line: Cannot be fed


Pick Up 55mm or less including curls, or 50 sheets at max.
Eject Same as Pick-up


Paper Separation Comb-shaped roller method (no by-path mode)
Ejection Pocket One pocket
Double Feed Detection Infrared method
Counter Total fed counts (indicated in display computer)


Binary/ Gray 100/200/300 dpi
Colour 100/200 dpi
*Colour 200 dpi is converted from 200 x 200 dpi


Binary Black & White/ Error diffusion/ Advanced Text Enhancement
Grayscale & Colour Grayscale: 4bit/ 8bit
Colour: 24bit


Reading font of MICR E13B/CMC-7
Reading font of OCR E13B/OCR-A/OCR-B


Consumable Ink cartridge (for Imprinter)
Daily Duty Cycle Approx. 3000 sheets/ day
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