Canon imageFORMULA DR-C120

Document Scanners


Canon imageFORMULA DR-C120

User-friendly desktop scanner with powerful software to maximise office productivity.

Efficient and reliable, the imageFORMULA DR-C120 document scanner is an easy, cost-effective capture solution for smaller offices and corporate departments.


  • High-speed colour scanning up to 40ipm
  • Compact and easy to use
  • Powerful software suite, including eCopy PDF Pro Office
  • Cloud plug-ins to Google Docs, Evernote and SharePoint
  • Reliable document handling
  • Advanced image processing
  • Extremely energy efficient

Detailed Features

Fast, productive scanning

Through Canon's innovative imaging technologies the DR-C120 delivers productive double-sided colour scanning up to 40ipm. A 50-sheet document feeder keeps you working more productively.

Easy to use and compact

User-friendly by design, the front panel operation of the DR-C120 makes it easy to stop, start and resume scanning with a touch of a button. You can conveniently initiate a frequent scan job from the ‘Start’ button – which not only saves you time but also ensures accuracy as all settings are already pre-defined for the scan job. The compact DR-C120 provides versatility where desk space is at a premium with a three-way tray design that lets you scan with the eject tray either open, closed or half-open.

Do more with a full suite of software

The DR-C120 comes with an impressive range of premium software to produce highly professional scanning results including: CaptureOnTouch, CapturePerfect, BizCard, OmniPage, PaperPort and eCopy PDF Pro Office. The intuitive CaptureOnTouch software supports scanning to multiple formats including PDF, PDF-A, TIFF, JPEG, BMP and PPTX. You can also scan and save documents directly to cloud applications including SharePoint, Evernote and Google Docs. A full licence of eCopy PDF Pro Office is also included, which is a powerful, easy-to-use application for creating, editing and converting PDF files.

Impressive document handling

No matter the document type, a robust feeder mechanism ensures optimum feed and separation reliability – even when scanning mixed batches of thin and thick documents together. The versatile DR-C120 is also capable of scanning business cards, ID cards, 3m long documents and even A3 documents (in folio mode).

Advanced image quality

Supported by intuitive image processing features, the DR-C120 requires little preparation for scanning mixed documents – just stack and scan! With features such as automatic document size detection, colour detection and deskew you get perfect image results every time. To make it easier, simply select the full-auto mode feature to automatically apply the best scanner settings based on document content.

Friendly to the environment

The DR-C120 is extremely energy efficient using less than half the power than many other similar scanners in its class. For added convenience and power savings the scanner automatically switches OFF in-line with the PC.

Product Specification


Type Desktop Type Sheet Fed Scanner
Scanning sensor unit CMOS CIS 1 Line Sensor
Optical resolution 600dpi
Light source RGB LED
Scanning side Front / Back / Duplex
Interface High speed USB 2.0
Dimensions (WxDxH) Tray Closed : 298 x 160 x 160 mm
Tray Opened: 298 x 490 x 245 mm
Weight Approx. 1.8kg
Power requirements AC220 - 240V (50/60Hz)
Power consumption Scanning 11.5W or less, Sleep Mode 1.6W or less, Power Turned Off: 0.3W or less
Operating environment 10 - 32.5°C (50 - 90.5°F), Humidity: 20 - 80% RH
Environmental compliance RoHS and ENERGY STAR


Black and White 20ppm / 40ipm
Colour 20ppm / 40ipm
Output resolution 150 x 150dpi, 200 x 200dpi, 300 x 300dpi, 400 x 400dpi, 600 x 600dpi
Colour mode Black and White, Error Diffusion, Advanced Text Enhancement, Advanced Text Enhancement II, Auto Colour Detection, 8-bit Greyscale (256-Level), 24-bit Colour
Suggested Daily Duty Cycle Approx: 1,500 scans/day


Width 50.8 - 216mm
Length 53.9 - 355.6mm
Thickness 52 - 128g/m² (0.06 - 0.15mm)
Long document mode 3000mm Max (selectable in MS Windows control panel)
Card scanning Width:53.9mm Length: 85.5mm Thickness: 0.76mm (Embossed Card is supported)
Paper separation Retard Roller Method
Feeder capacity 50 sheets (80g/m²)


Others Automatic Page Size Detection, Deskew, 3- Dimensional Colour Correction, Colour Dropout (RGB), Colour Enhancement (Red), Auto Colour Detection, MultiStream, Preset Gamma Curve, Skip Blank Page, Folio Mode, Scan Area Setting, Edge Enhancement, Moire Reduction, Prevent Bleed Through/Remove Background, Contrast Arrangement, Colour Drift, Character Emphasis, Background Smoothing, Shadow Cropping, Auto Resolution Setting, Double Feed Release


Windows ISIS /TWAIN Driver
eCopy PDF Pro Office
Nuance PaperPort
Nuance OmniPage
Presto! BizCard Reader


- Retard Roller, Feed Roller


- Flatbed Scanner Unit 101, Silex C-6600GB, Silex SX-DS-4000U2
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Accessories & Supplies

Scanner accessories

Canon introduces a range of scanner options and scanner accessories to boost performance and enable work on the move.

Flatbed Scanner Unit 101

Simple to connect via USB cable, the optional Flatbed Scanner Unit 101 works across a wide range of Canon DR-series scanners. High-speed, high-resolution (1200 dpi) open A4 scanning is supported by a unique adjustable cover and ambient light control.

SILEX SX-DS-4000U2_t

Silex DS-510

Scan server with Network 10/100/1000 Mbps interface for connecting a USB scanner to a local network.

Scanner supplies

Canon’s supplies for imageFORMULA document scanners allow you to maintain the performance and extend life of your scanner.


Roller Kit

Replacement roller kit including retard and feed rollers for scanner's automatic document feeder.

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