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Canon ImageCLASS MF9280Cdn

Canon ImageCLASS MF9280Cdn
alaScore 78

10 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Canon ImageCLASS MF9280Cdn. The average rating for this product is 1.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and performance. The size and price also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon ImageCLASS MF9280Cdn is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Canon Color imageCLASS MF9280Cdn


The price difference between the models isn't nearly as great as the stated prices would indicate, as street prices are often substantially lower than list. A spot check of the prices offered by 5 e-tailers who stock both models indicates that the...

Good set of MFP features. Duplexing ADF. Low claimed cost per page. Multiple drivers included

PostScript driver slow and PCL driver extremely slow at printing Acrobat files. Slightly sub-par photo quality

The Canon Color imageClass MF9280Cdn provides a good feature set as a color laser MFP for a small office or workgroup.

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Printer Good - Software Poor


Printer output good. Shame that the software disks did not have 64 Bit version drivers. Had to trowel Canon website, which kept going down and finally downloaded and installed to 64 Bit machines on the network. Still having a problem with MacBook Pro,...

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified: Yes


Copier resize:50 - 200
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):21
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):21
Maximum copy resolution:600 x 600
Maximum number of copies:99
N-in-1 copy function (N=):4
N-in-1 copy function (N=):4
N-in-1 function (N=):4
PC free copying: Yes
Time to first copy (black, normal):12.5
Time to first copy (color, normal):12.5


Color of product:Grey


Built-in display:Y
Display Diagonal:3.5
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Power consumption (off):1.2
Power consumption (PowerSave):470
Power consumption (standby):35


Fax broadcasting:332
Fax dual access: Yes
Fax forwarding: Yes
Fax memory:1000
Fax resolution:400 x 400
Fax resolution (black & white):400 x 400
Fax Speed:3
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):200
Fax speed dialing, max numbers:200
Fax transmission speed:3
Group dial:299
Modem Speed:33.6

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:50
Maximum input capacity:900
Maximum number of paper inputs:2
Maximum number of paper trays:2
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:100
Number of standard paper trays:1
Standard input capacity:250


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 32
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 32

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Digital sender, Fax, Print, Scan / Copy, Fax, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan / Copy, Print, Scan
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2 / Server 2008 / Server 2003 / XP / 2000\nMac OS X 10.4.9-10.6.x \nMac OS X 10.4.9-10.6.x\nLinux / Windows 7 /Server 2008 R2/ Server 2008/ Server 2003/ XP/ Vista/ 2000\nMac OS X version 10.4.9-10.6.x\nLinux
Dimensions (WxDxH):21.5 x 20.7 x 24.9 / 22.2 x 20.7 x 24.9
Network ready: Yes
Networking features:10/100-TX Ethernet
Power Requirements:220-240V, 50/60Hz

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:250

Paper Handling

Auto Document Feeder (ADF) media weight:50 - 105
Custom media length:5 - 14
Custom media width:3 - 8.5
Duplex media weight:64 - 105
Envelopes sizes:10, B5, C5, DL / 10, B5, C5, DL, Monarch / DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Media weight (tray 1):60 - 120 g/m²
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight:60 - 176
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Legal, Letter, Statement / executive, letter, statement
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Transparencies
Standard tray media weight:60 - 120


Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N / Y
Duplex functions:Copy, Fax, Print / copy, print / Copy, Print, Scan
Economical printing: Yes
Faxing:Colour faxing / Mono faxing
Maximum duty cycle:65000
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Laser
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 2.0 / USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Power consumption (average operating):1210 / 1210, 470
Power consumption (off):1.2
Power consumption (PowerSave):470
Power consumption (standby):35


Maximum Resolution:2400 x 600
Print margins (top, bottom, right, left):0.197
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):21
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):21
Standard printer languages:PCL 5c, PCL 6, PostScript 3 / PCL 5c, PCL 6, PostScript 3, UFRII-LT
Warm-up time:60


Gray scale levels:256
Image formats supported:JPG, TIF
Input color depth:24
Input colour depth:24
Maximum scan area:A4 (210 x 297) / A4 / Letter (216 x 297)
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 600
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Scan to:E-mail, E-mail Server, FTP, Image, USB / E-mail, File, FTP, USB
Scan type:Flatbed / Flatbed & ADF
Scanner Type:Flatbed / Flatbed & ADF


Bundled software:NetSpot Device Installer, Canon Font Manager, Remote User Interface (RUI), Department ID Management
Drivers included: Yes
Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Server operating systems supported:Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Sound Emission

Copying noise level:66
Duplex printing noise level:66
Noise level (idle):43
Print noise level:66
Printing noise level:66
Scanning noise level:66
Standby acoustic emission:43


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, microSDHC, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, miniSD, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC
Internal memory:768
Maximum internal memory:768
Maximum memory:768
Memory slots:1

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions