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ImageRunner C6870U

Your Price: $23,945.45
OEM Part # IRC6870U 
Weight 508 lbs
AMOF ID 1365980564
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The Image Runner C6870U device offers a complete suite of functionality, including Internet-ready capabilities, advanced digital copying and Mail Box features, network printing and color Universal Send™ functions for conversion of hard-copy originals to digital form for delivery distribution via multiple communication mediums.

Delivering high-speed, black-and-white letter-size output up to 68 ppm (letter), and color output at 16 ppm (letter), it easily can handle the workload of several dedicated devices. The color-enabled imageRUNNER C6870U device is a revolutionary digital multifunction solution that is fast and versatile, and lets you add color to your usual black-and-white work when you need it.


  • The Image Runner C6870U device offers black-and-white output speeds of up to 68 pages-per-minute with the ability to handle occasional color requirements at 16 ppm. The device also supports fast scanning speeds of up to 70-ipm (ltr, 300 dpi).
  • The Image Runner C6870U has been designed with an innovative dual processor supporting up to 1GB RAM and a 80GB hard disk drive, thus eliminating bottlenecks and improving network efficiency.
  • With Canon's standard Color Universal Send technology, users are able to scan and distribute documents to multiple destinations, eliminating expense and administrative burden associated with conventional methods of printing, filing, and forwarding of hard-copy documents. In addition, users may add the optional PDF High-Compression Kit-A1 to send complex and detailed color pages efficiently over network lines and the Universal Send PDF Enhancement Kit-C1 offering Searchable PDF and Encrypted functionality.
  • Installed with an optional Super G3 Fax Board-U1, the Image Runner C6870U can be transformed into an advanced, easy-to-use fax machine.
  • With reliable consumables and supplies, the Image Runner C6870U device offers easy-to-replace and high yielding toners. And, a durable Amorphous Silicon Drum, which delivers high reliability over millions of impressions for both black-and-white and color output.
  • Incorporating Canon MEAPx (Multifunctional Embedded Application Platform) architecture, the Image Runner C6870U is customized to meet unique business needs. Customized applications can run from the device's control panel, streamlining document workflows.
  • Users can choose to add the Canon Color UFR II/PCL/PS Printer Kit-L1, which delivers printing capabilities with support for PCL 5e/6, PostScript® 3™ emulation, and Canon's UFR II (Ultra Fast Rendering) technology.
  • The generous paper supply of 4,200 sheets can be boosted to a bountiful capacity of 7,700 sheets for virtual uninterrupted productivity. The Image Runner C6870U supports large paper sizes of up to 13" x 19" and heavy weights of up to 140lb. Index, and can accommodate tab paper and transparencies.
  • Users can choose to add the optional Finisher-R1 or Saddle Finisher-R2 for advanced document finishing capabilities. The Saddle Finisher allows users to create folded booklets for paper sizes including Letter, 11" x 17", and Legal-sized paper. Each finisher can be configured with a hole-punch unit for professional-looking documents.
  • Supports a host of Internet-ready capabilities, including the optional Web Access Software that allows users to call up Internet or intranet data right on the user-interface, and print Web Pages and downloadable PDF files when configured with the Canon print controller.


Main Unit Specs
Color Digital,

Multifunction Imaging System Imaging System: Laser Dry Electrostatic

Transfer Developing System: Dry Monocomponent/Dual Component

Developing System (B/W, Color) Image Server Memory: Standard 1GB RAM + 80GB HDD Max.

Mailboxes Supported: 100 Max.

Copy Reservation: 5 Jobs

Scanning Resolution: 600 x 600 dpi (256 Gradations) 8 Bit x 3 Colors

Printing Resolution: 2400 dpi x 600 dpi

Interpolated Halftone: 256 Gradations (Continuous-Tone)


Multicopy Speed

Letter: 68, 16 ppm (B/W, Color)

Letter-R: 42, 7.8 ppm (B/W, Color)

Legal: 34, 7.8 ppm (B/W, Color)

Ledger: 25, 5.2 ppm (B/W, Color)

Statement: 68, 16 ppm (B/W, Color)

First Copy Time: 5.3 Seconds (B/W); 12.2 Seconds (Color)

Multiple Copies: 1 to 9,999 Magnification: 25% to 400% (in 1% Increments)

Preset Reductions: 25%, 50%, 64%, 73%, 78%, 121%, 129%, 200%, 400%

Acceptable Originals: Sheets, Books, 3-Dimensional Items (Up to 4.4 lb.)

Maximum Original Size: 11" x 17"

Standard Paper Capacity: Dual Front-Loading Trays (1,500 Sheets Each); Dual Front-Loading Cassettes (550 Sheets Each); Optional: 3,500-Sheet

Paper Deck Manual Bypass: 100-Sheet Stack Bypass Maximum Paper Capacity: 7,700 Sheets

Acceptable Paper Weights
17 lb. Bond to 110 lb. Index (Trays, Cassettes, Optional Paper Deck)

Bypass: 17 lb. Bond to 140 lb. Index (Manual Bypass Tray)

Duplexing: Standard Automatic Trayless Duplexing Warm-up Time: 9 Minutes or Less Power Requirements: 120V, 60Hz, 16A Dimensions (H x W x D): 46-7/8" x 26-3/4" x 33-1/2" (1191mm x 679mm x 852mm) Weight: 498 lb. (226kg)

Black: Magnetic Negative Toner; Colors: Non-Magnetic Negative Toners

Estimated Toner Yield: Black: Estimated Yield: 40,000 Images (at 6% Coverage); Colors: Estimated Yield: 9,500 Images (at 5% Coverage) Drum: Amorphous Silicon Estimated Drum Yield: Estimated Accessories

Automatic Document Feeder (Standard) Acceptable Originals: Statement to 11" x 17" Capacity: 100 Sheets (Letter/20 lb.) Paper Weights: 13 lb. to 32 lb. Bond (Simplex); 17 lb. to 32 lb. Bond (Duplex) Power Source: From Main Unit Weight: Approximately 32.4 lb. (14.7kg) Paper


Supply Options

Side Paper Deck-U1 Number of Cassettes: 1 Paper Capacity: 3,500 Sheets (20 lb. Bond) Paper Sizes: Letter Paper Weights: 17 lb. Bond to 110 lb. Index Power Source: From Main Unit Dimensions (H x W x D): 22-3/8" x 12-7/8" x 23" (569.5mm x 326mm x 583mm) Weight: Approximately 101 lb. (46kg)

Output Options

Finishers/Output Trays
Finisher-R1/Saddle Finisher-R2

Paper Weights: 17 lb. Bond to 140 lb.

Index Paper Sizes: Non-Collate, Collate, and Group Mode: 1,000 Sheets (Letter, Statement, Statement-R, Executive); 500 Sheets (Legal, Letter-R, 11" x 17", 12" x 18", 13" x 19");

Staple Mode: 1,000 Sheets/30 Sets (Letter, Executive); 500 Sheets/30 Sets (Legal, Letter-R, 11" x 17"); Max. Stapling Capacity Corner, Double: 50 Sheets (Letter), 30 Sheets (Letter-R, Legal, 11" x 17"; 17 lb. to 20 lb. Bond)

Number of Trays: 2 Trays


Tray Capacity

Saddle-Stitch Tray: Yes Staple Capacity: 15 Sheets Hole Punch: Puncher Unit-M1


Saddle-Stitch Specifications

Paper Sizes: Letter-R, Legal, 11" x 17"

Stapling Capacity: 1 to 5 Sheets/25 Sets; 6 to 10 Sheets/15 Sets; 11 to 15 Sheets/10 Sets Fold Type: V-FoldAdditional Finisher Tray-A1 Tray Capacity

Top Tray: 100 Sheets (Top Finisher Tray 1,000-Sheet Max. Decrease to 500) Fax Boards
Super G3 Fax Board-U1 Applicable Line: Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN)
Printer Boards
Color UFR II/PCL/PS Printer Kit-LI
Processor: Canon Custom Processor -- Shared Standard Memory: 1GB Maximum Memory: 1GB Hard Disk: 80GB -- Shared PDL Support: PCL 5c, PostScript® 3TM Emulation, UFR II   Interface Connections: 10/100Base-T (RJ-45), USB 2.0 Protocols Supported: NetWare Protocols Supported: TCP/IP Protocols Supported: AppleTalk Print Controller Technology: Printer Drivers: UFR II; PCL 5c; PS 3 Emulation ImagePASS-G1:

External Piggy-Back Controller Processor: Intel® Celeron® M 1.2GHz  Standard Memory: 256MB                                                      Maximum Memory: 512MB                                                           Hard Disk: 80GB                                                                           PDL Support: Adobe PostScript 3, PCL 5c PCL Fonts: PS: 136 Fonts (117 Adobe® Type and 19 TrueType®); PCL 5c: 113 Roman Interface Connections: 10/100/1000Base-T (RJ-45)                                 Protocols Supported: IPX/SPX                                                Protocols Supported: TCP/IP Protocols Supported: AppleTalk Other Features: Color Network ScanGear


Braille Label Kit-A1

The Braille Label Kit-A1 contains transparent Braille labels that affix to each hard key on the control panel except for the numeric keys. This is due to the conventional layout of the numeric keypad, which already has a protruded dot on the "five key," providing familiar entry for the visually impaired. This kit provides visually impaired users with improved access to copy and fax functions.

The Braille Label Kit-A1 can be used with Image Runner devices, as well as some Color Laser Copiers, NP Copier products, and LASER CLASS Facsimile.

Voice Guidance Kit-A2
Enables visually impaired users to be able to operate the copy functions on the device. These users can select functions on the control panel and the machine will provide voice guidance confirmations of the selected operations.

eCopy Desktop™

eCopy Desktop is a client-based software that provides network users with the ability to treat eCopy document files just like paper, right on their desktop computer. With eCopy Desktop, users can view and annotate, perform Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to generate editable text, and store or distribute eCopies from their desktops. eCopy Desktop also allows users to combine or separate pages from multiple eCopies, to create a new document of selected pages, or attach a signature stamp.


eCopy ShareScan™
eCopy ShareScan drives the eCopy ScanStation and serves the eCopies to the network. Once a document is eCopied, images of the pages are displayed on the eCopy ScanStation control panel, allowing the user to check the image quality and make any adjustments prior to sending the eCopy to its destination.

eCopy ShareScan integrates seamlessly with Windows NT and Novell NetWare, enabling administrators to manage user lists in the online address book, and create Inboxes for multiple eCopy stations from an administrative workstation anywhere on the network.

For easy distribution of eCopies, the Desktop software uses the system's native e-mail application to create e-mails with the eCopy as an attachment. Users simply employ the familiar e-mail interface to select a recipient, add a subject line and cover note, and send the eCopy on its way.


Remote Operator's Software Kit-A1
The Remote Operator's Software Kit improves access for persons operating the Image Runner C6870U series devices from a seated position. Users can operate system functions from a laptop or desktop personal computer using the optional Remote Operator's Software Kit, which emulates the Image Runner control panel.

All control panel functions including copy, print, fax, scan, and send functions from the touch screen are available, including access to the hard keys. The Remote Operator's Software Kit may also be helpful for persons with other types of mobility or dexterity impairments with the use of an alternative mouse.


Barcode Printing Kit-A1
Provides the ability to print bar codes on output. Requires UFRII/PCL/PS Printer Kit-R1. Activated through the License Management System.

Captaris®:RightFax® Integration for MEAP
Captaris is a Canon Solution Provider improving business efficiency and optimizing IT infrastructure by giving the organization and user better control over document flow and security. The Captaris RightFax Integration for MEAP tightly integrates with Canon Image Runner C6870U devices to consolidate faxing services on the network and provide users easy access to the extended document delivery features of RightFax directly at the Canon Image Runner.

As the first two-way dynamic integration between RightFax and Canon devices, the RightFax integration for MEAP gives users both walk-up access and a central point of control for hard-copy and electronic faxing. It transforms paper-based documents to electronic format, delivers the documents via standard fax, certified email or encrypted PDF and provides notifications and history for fax tracking and audit trails. In conjunction with Canon Image Runner devices, it's the ideal solution for organizations that want a cost-effective, consolidated solution to electronically capture, process, deliver and track fax documents all at the user interface.

Image Runner Security Kit
Technology associated with office equipment has evolved over the last several years. As the marketplace transitions from the purchase of standalone copying, printing, faxing and scanning products to devices that integrate those functions and link them to corporate networks, a new era in information technology has begun. Securing these systems is now an important aspect of an overall network and information security strategy.

Canon's attention to emerging market trends and details surrounding customer security requirements has driven the development of features within the Image Runner product portfolio to thwart data loss and the potential threats posed by hackers. Canon's security capabilities fall into three main areas: standard device security, network and print protection, and data overwrite protection.

Key Switch Unit-A2
Allows administrators to access system functions that are accessible to all users with a key.

Card Reader-C1
Used to limit and control system access to authorized users. Tracks activity by user number for charge-back or accounting purposes.

Security Expansion Board-E1
The Security Expansion Board is necessary to activate the optional iR Security Kit data encryption capability. This option allows users to protect information on the hard drive with the HDD data encryption.

EFI:MicroPress for Canon
The EFI MicroPress for Canon maximizes productivity for print environments ranging from corporate workgroups to high-volume Print-on-Demand operations. The Canon MicroPress offers advanced make-ready tools, maximum throughput and unmatched quality in a scalable solution for Canon's Image Runner and CLC production print systems.

Casual and production-oriented POD environments require advanced job-management and printing capabilities to optimize their workflow. The Canon MicroPress provides these advanced capabilities to fill the void created by the limited feature set available on most embedded and server-based controllers. With the job-management capabilities of the Canon MicroPress, users can calculate toner coverage on a page-by-page or job basis, export job information to third-party billing tools, preview jobs prior to printing, archive jobs for future use, and schedule jobs for future processing.

The EFI MicroPress for Canon is built upon the latest proven technologies to provide productivity, scalability and flexibility with a broad range of connectivity options. These functions allow users to maximize their initial investment while providing a growth path for future demands.

Side Paper Deck-U1
The Side Paper Deck-U1 provides an additional 3,500 sheets of letter-sized capacity, minimizing paper reloading chores.

Adds two additional front loading, user-adjustable paper cassettes that support large paper sizes up to 13"x19" and heavy weights of up to 110 lb. index. The tray capacity is up to 550 sheets (20 lb. bond).

IMPOSE V2.6 Roman x1
A PDF-based imposition tool that accommodates nearly any imposition requirement for digital printing. Impose saves production time and costly print errors with its unique WYSIWYG imposition preview. Impose lets users perform late-stage editing to any document with its integrated, advanced PDF utilities.

Secure Erase
Secure Erase removes traces of job data from the imagePASS-S2 hard disk drive, providing a high level of document security on the Fiery server. Deleted job data file is overwritten three times.

Puncher Unit-M1
Option for the Finisher-Q3 and Saddle Finisher-Q4; places 2 or 3 holes in pages one sheet at a time.

The Finisher-R1 is equipped with dual trays, each holding up to 1,000 sheets. It also offers corner stapling (any corner) of up to 50 sheets, plus side margin stapling.

Saddle Finisher-R2
The Saddle Finisher-R2 mirrors specifications of the Finisher-R1, and offers saddle-stitching finishing capabilities for booklet sets up to 15 sheets.

Puncher Unit-M1
Option for the Finisher-Y1 and Saddle Finisher-Y2. Places 2 or 3 holes in pages one sheet at a time.


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