Multifunction Colour Printers

Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C478 Series


Specifications in detail

Main Unit

  • Machine Type
    A4 Color Laser Multifunctional
  • Core Functions
    Print, Copy, Scan, Send, Store and Optional Fax
  • Processor Speed
    1.8GHz Dual Core Processor
  • Control Panel
    10.1" TFT LCD WSVGA Color Touch panel
  • Memory
    Standard: 4.0GB RAM
  • Storage
    Standard: (SSD) 256GB
  • Interface Connection
    Standard: 1000Base-T/100Base-TX/10Base-T, Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n);
    Optional: NFC, Bluetooth Low Energy
    Standard: USB 2.0 (Host) x 2, USB 3.0 (Host) x1, USB 2.0 (Device) x1;
    Optional: Copy Control Interface
  • Paper Supply Capacity (A4, 80 gsm)
    Standard: 600 sheets
      100-sheet Multi-purpose tray  
      500-sheet Paper cassette x 1,
    Maximum: 2,100 sheets (with Cassette Feeding Unit-AT1)
  • Paper Output Capacity (A4, 80 gsm)
    Standard model (iR-ADV DX C478i): 400 sheets
    Finisher model (iR-ADV DX C478iZ): 900 sheets
  • Finishing Capabilities
    Standard model (iR-ADV DX C478i): Collate, Group
    Finisher Model (iR-ADV DX C478iZ): Collate, Group, Offset, Staple
  • Supported Media Types
    Multi-purpose tray: Thin, Plain, Recycled, Heavy, Color, Bond, Letterhead, Envelope
    Paper Cassette: Thin, Plain, Recycled, Heavy, Color, Label, Bond, Letterhead
  • Supported Media Sizes
    Multi-purpose tray:
    Standard size: A4, A5, A5R, A6, B5,
    Custom size: 76.2 x 127.0 mm to 216.0 x 355.6 mm

    Paper Cassette:
    Standard size: A4, A5, A5R, A6, B5
    Custom Size: 101.6 x 148.0 mm to 216.0 x 355.6 mm
  • Supported Media Weights
    Multi-purpose tray: 60 to 216 gsm
    Paper Cassette: 60 to 163 gsm
    Duplex: 60 to 163 gsm
  • Warm-up Time
    Quick Startup Mode: 4 seconds or less*
    From Sleep Mode: 10 seconds or Less
    From Power On: 10 seconds or less**

    * Time from device power-on to when the copy icon appears and is enabled to operate on the touch panel display.
    ** Time from device power-on, until copy ready (not print reservation)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H)
    Standard model (iR-ADV DX C478i): 521 x 642 x 668 mm
    Finisher model (iR-ADV DX C478iZ): 521 x 642 x 864 mm
  • Installation Space (W x D)
    950 x 840 mm (with left cartridge door open + right door open + the cassette drawer open)
  • Weight
    Standard model (iR-ADV DX C478i): Approx. 46 kg
    Finisher model (iR-ADV DX C478iZ): Approx. 55 kg

Print Specifications

  • Print Speed
    iR-ADV DX C478i/C478iZ
    up to 47 ppm (A4), up to 73 ppm (A5)*, up to 39 ppm (A5R), up to 49 ppm (A6)*

    * 1-sided only
  • Print Resolution (dpi)
    600 ×600, 1200 × 600
  • Page Description Languages
    Standard: UFR II, PCL6, Adobe® PostScript®3TM
  • Direct Print
    Supported file types: TIFF, JPEG, PDF, EPS, and XPS
  • Mobile / Cloud Printing
    AirPrint, Mopria, Universal Print by Microsoft, Canon PRINT Business App, and uniFLOW Online (optional)
    A range of software and MEAP-based solutions are available to provide printing from mobile devices or internet-connected devices and cloud-based services depending on your requirements. Please contact your sales representative for further information.
  • Fonts
    PS fonts: 136 Roman
    PCL fonts: 93 Roman, 10 Bitmap fonts, 2 OCR fonts, Andalé Mono WT J/K/S/T*1 (Japanese, Korean, Simplified and Traditional Chinese), Barcode fonts*2

    *1 Optional PCL International Font Set-A1 is required.
    *2 Optional Barcode Printing Kit-D1 is required.
  • Print Features
    Secured Print, Secure Watermark, Header/Footer, Page Layout, Two-sided Printing, Toner Reduction, Poster Printing, Forced Hold printing, Print Date, Scheduled Printing, Printing Using a Virtual Printer
  • Operating Systems
    UFRII: Windows® 8.1/10/Server2012/Server2012 R2/Server2016/Server2019, Mac OS X(10.11 or later)
    PCL: Windows® 8.1/10/Server2012/Server2012 R2/Server2016/Server2019
    PS: Windows® 8.1/10/Server2012 /Server2012 R2/Server2016/Server2019, Mac OS X(10.11 or later)
    PPD: Windows® 8.1/10, Mac OS X(10.10 or later)
    McAfee Embedded Control

    As of Oct. 2020

Copy Specifications

  • Copy Speed
    iR-ADV DX C478i/C478iZ
    up to 47 ppm (A4), up to 73 ppm (A5)*, up to 39 ppm (A5R), up to 49 ppm (A6)*

    * 1-sided
  • First-Copy-Out Time
    Approx. 5.1/5.8 seconds or less
  • Copy Resolution (dpi)
    600 x 600
  • Multiple Copies
    Up to 9,999 copies
  • Copy Density
    Automatic or Manual (9 Levels)
  • Magnification
    Variable zoom: 25% to 400% (1% Increments)
    Preset reduction/enlargement: 25%, 50%, 70%, 100%(1:1), 141%, 200%, 400%
  • Basic Copy Features
    Preset R/E Ratios by Area, Two-Sided, Density Adjustment, Original Type Selection, Interrupt Mode, Two-sided Original, Job Build, N on 1, Page Numbering, Copy Set Numbering, Sharpness, Erase Frame, Secure Watermark, Print Date, Copy ID Card, Skip Blank Pages, Color Mode, Reserved copy, Copy Sample

Scan Specifications

  • Type
    Single-pass Duplexing Automatic Document Feeder* [2-sided to 2-sided (Automatic)]

    * Multi-Sheet Feed Detection.
  • Pull Scan Specifications
    Color Network ScanGear2. For both TWAIN and WIA
    Supported OS: Windows® 8.1/10/Server2012/Server 2012 R2/Server 2016
    As of Mar. 2020
  • Scan Resolution (dpi)
    Scan for Copy: 600 x 600
    Scan for Send: (Push) 600 x 600 (SMB/FTP/WebDAV/IFAX), (Pull) 600 x 600
    Scan for Fax: 600 x 600
  • Document Feeder Paper Capacity (80 gsm)
    up to 100 Sheets
  • Acceptable Originals/Weights
    Platen: Sheet and Book
    Document Feeder media weight:
    1-sided scanning: 42 to 128 gsm (BW), 64 to 128 gsm (CL)
    2-sided scanning: 50 to 128 gsm (BW), 64 to 128 gsm (CL)

    Business card: 80 to 220 gsm
    Original of its width narrower than A6: 50 to 128 gsm
  • Supported Media Sizes
    Platen scanning size: up to 216.0 x 355.6 mm
    Document Feeder media size:
    A4, A5R, A6, B5, Custom size: 48.0 x 128.0 mm to 216.0 x 355.6 mm
    Business card: 48.0 x 85.0 mm to 55.0 x 91.0 mm
  • Scan Method
    Push Scan, Pull Scan, Scan to Box, Scan to Advanced Space, Scan to Network, Scan to USB Memory Key, Scan to Mobile devices, Scan to cloud (uniFLOW Online - optional)
  • Scan Speed
    Send (300 x 300 dpi):
    Automatic Color Select "OFF":
       1-sided Scanning: 95
       2-sided Scanning: 190
    Automatic Color Select "ON":
       1-sided Scanning: 50
       2-sided Scanning: 100
    Scan Speed priority (300 x 600 dpi):
       1-sided Scanning: 50
       2-sided Scanning: 100
    Image Quality priority (600 x 600 dpi):
       1-sided Scanning: 30
       2-sided Scanning: 50

Send Specifications

  • Destination
    Standard: E-mail/Internet FAX (SMTP), SMB 3.0, FTP, WebDAV, Mail Box, Optional: Super G3 FAX, IP Fax
  • Address Book / Speed Dials
    LDAP (2,000)/Local (1,600)/Speed dial (200)
  • Send Resolution (dpi)
    Push: up to 600 x 600
    Pull: up to 600 x 600
  • Communication Protocol
    File: FTP(TCP/IP), SMB3.0 (TCP/IP), WebDAV
    E-mail/I-Fax: SMTP, POP3
  • File Format
    Standard: TIFF, JPEG, PDF (Compact, Searchable, Apply policy, Optimize for Web, PDF A/1-b, Trace & Smooth, Encrypted, Device Signature, User Signature), XPS (Compact, Searchable, Device Signature, User Signature), Office Open XML (PowerPoint, Word)
  • Universal Send Features
    Original Type Selection, Two-sided Original, Density Adjustment, Sharpness, Erase Frame, Job Build, Delayed Send, Preview, Job Done Notice, File Name, Subject/Message, Reply-to, E-mail Priority, TX Report, Original Content Orientation, Skip Blank Pages

Fax Specifications

  • Maximum Number of Connection Lines
  • Modem Speed
    Super G3: 33.6 kbps
    G3: 14.4 kbps
  • Compression Method
  • Resolution (dpi)
    400 x 400 (Ultra Fine), 200 x 400 (Super Fine), 200 x 200 (Fine), 200 x 100 (Normal)
  • Sending/Receiving Size
    A4, A5*, A6*, B5*/A4, A5, B5
    *Sent as A4
  • FAX Memory
    Up to 30,000 pages (2,000 jobs)
  • Speed Dials
    Max. 200
  • Group Dials/Destinations
    Max. 199 dials
  • Sequential Broadcast
    Max. 256 addresses
  • Memory Backup
  • Fax Features
    Sender's Name (TTI), Selecting the Telephone Line (when sending fax), Direct Send, Delayed Send, Preview, Job Done Notice, TX Report, Interrupt Transmission, Sequential Broadcasting, Password/Subaddress Sending, Confidential Mailbox, 2 on 1 Log

Store Specifications

  • Mail Box
    100 User Inboxes,
    1 Memory RX Inbox,
    50 Confidential Fax Inboxes
    Maximum 10,000 Pages (2,000 jobs) Stored
  • Advanced Space
    Communication Protocol: SMB or WebDAV
    Supported Client PC: Windows® 8.1/10
    Concurrent Connections (Max.): SMB:64,  WebDAV:3
  • Advanced Space Available Disk Space
    Standard:16 GB
  • Advanced Space Features
    Authentication for Advanced Space Log-in, Sort Function, Printing a PDF File with a Password, imageWARE Secure Audit Manager Support, Search, File Preview, Authentication Management, Open to public, URI TX, Backup/Restore

Security Specifications

  • Authentication & Access Control
    User Authentication (Picture Login, Picture and PIN Login, Card Login*, Username and Password Login, Function Level Login, Mobile Login),  Department ID Authentication (Department ID and PIN Login, Function Level Login), uniFLOW Online (PIN Login, Picture Login, Picture and PIN Login, Card Login, Card and PIN Login, Username and Password Login, Department ID and PIN Login, Function Level Login), Access Management System (Access Control)

    *Card readers are optional, please refer to Hardware Accessories. Activation is required
  • Network Security
    TLS 1.3, IPSec, IEEE802.1X authentication, SNMP V3.0, Firewall Functionality (IP/MAC Address Filtering), Dual Network Support (Wired LAN/Wireless LAN, Wired LAN/Wired LAN), Disabling Unused Functions (Enabling/Disabling Protocols/Applications, Enabling/Disabling Remote UI, Enabling/Disabling USB Interface), G3 FAX separation from LAN, USB Port separation from LAN, Prohibit the execution of files stored in Advanced Space in the MFP, Scan and Send -Virus Concerns for E-mail Reception
  • Document Security
    Print Security (Secure Print, Encrypted Secure Print, Forced Hold Printing, uniFLOW Secure Print*1), Receive Data Security (Confidential Fax Inbox Forwarding Received Documents Automatically), Scan Security (Encrypted PDF, Device Signature PDF/XPS, User Signature PDF/XPS, Adobe LiveCycle® Rights Management ES2.5 Integration), BOX Security (Mail Box Password Protected, Advanced Space Access Control), Send Data Security (Setting for requesting password input per transmission, Restricted E-mail/File send functions, Confirming FAX number, Allow/Restrict Fax Driver Transmissions, Allow/Restrict Sending from History, S/MIME Support), Document Tracking (Secure Watermark)

    *1 Requires uniFLOW Online / uniFLOW
  • Device Security
    Protecting SSD Data [SSD Data Encryption (FIPS140-2 Validated), SSD Lock], Standard SSD Initialize, Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0), Job Log Conceal Function, Protecting MFD Software Integrity, Checking MFD Software Integrity (Verify System at Startup, Runtime Intrusion Detection enabled with McAfee Embedded Control), HCD-PP
  • Device Management & Auditing
    Administrator Password, Digital Certificate And Key Management, Audit Log, Cooperating with External Security Audit System (Security Information and Event Management), Image Data Logging, Security Policy Setting

Environmental Specifications

  • Operating Environment
    Temperature: 10 to 30 ºC
    Humidity: 20 to 80 % RH (Relative Humidity)
  • Power Source
    220-240 V, 50/60 Hz, 4.3 A
  • Power Consumption
    Maximum: Approx. 1,500 W
    Copying (with DADF continuous scan): 739 W *
    Standby: Approx.  48 W *
    Sleep mode: Approx. 1.0 W **
    Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC) As per USA Energy Star 3.0 :  
    iR-ADV DX C478i/C478iZ: 0.49 kWh

    * Reference value: measured one unit
    ** 1.0 W is not available in all circumstances due to certain settings.

    For detailed information relating to Lot26 regulation, please go to:
  • Noise Levels
    Sound Power Level (LWA, m)*
    Active (BW) (1-sided):
       iR-ADV DX C478i/C478iZ : 63 dB, Kv 3 dB
    Sound Pressure (LpAm)*
    Bystander's position:
    Active (BW) (1-sided):
       iR-ADV DX C478i/C478iZ: 50 dB
       iR-ADV DX C478i/C478iZ:  28 dB

    * Reference value: measured only one unit with ISO7779, described with ISO9296 (2017)
  • Standards
    Blue Angel

Software & Printer Management

  • Tracking & Reporting
    Universal Login Manager (ULM)
    uniFLOW Online
  • Remote Management Tools
    Content Delivery System
  • Scanning Software
    Network ScanGear
  • Optimisation Tools
    Canon Driver Configuration Tool
  • Platform
    MEAP (Multifunctional Embedded Application Platform)
  • Document Publishing
    Kofax PowerPDF Advanced (Optional)


  • Toner Cartridge/s
    Toner T04 BK/C/M/Y
    Toner T04L BK/C/M/Y
  • Toner Estimated Yield
    Toner T04 BK: 33,000 pages*
    Toner T04 C/M/Y: 27,500 pages*
    Toner T04L BK: 11,000 pages*
    Toner T04L C/M/Y: 9,000 pages*

    *Toner Cartridge yield in accordance with ISO/IEC 19798*.

Paper Supply Options

  • Cassette Feeding Unit
    Cassette Module-AJ1:
    Paper Capacity: 500 sheets (80 gsm)
    Paper Type: Thin, Plain, Recycled, Heavy, Color, Labels, Bond, Letterhead
    Paper Size: A4, A5, A5R, A6, B5, Custom size: 101.6 x 148.0 mm to 216.0 x 355.6 mm
    Paper Weight: 60 to 163 gsm
    Dimensions (W x D x H): 521 x 474 x 130 mm (attached to the main unit)
    Weight: Approx. 7 kg

    Cassette Feeding Unit-AS1:
    Paper Capacity: 500 sheets (80 gsm)
    Paper Type: Thin, Plain, Recycled, Heavy, Color, Labels, Bond, Letterhead
    Paper Size: A4, A5, A5R, A6, B5, Custom size: 101.6 x 148.0 mm to 216.0 x 355.6 mm
    Paper Weight: 60 to 163 gsm
    Dimensions (W x D x H): 642 x 657 x 456 mm (attached to the main unit)
    Weight: Approx. 19 kg

    Cassette Feeding Unit-AT1:
    Paper Capacity: 1,500 sheets [500 sheets x 3 (80 gsm)]
    Paper Type: Thin, Plain, Recycled, Heavy, Color, Labels, Bond, Letterhead
    Paper Size: A4, A5, A5R, A6, B5, Custom size: 101.6 x 148.0 mm to 216.0 x 355.6 mm
    Paper Weight: 60 to 163 gsm
    Dimensions (W x D x H): 642 x 657 x 456 mm (attached to the main unit)
    Weight: Approx. 24 kg

Hardware Accessories

  • Card Readers
    Various card readers available e.g. MiCard Plus. Please contact local Canon Office for more details
    Copy Card Reader-F1
    Copy Card Reader Attachment-B5
  • Others
    IC Card Reader Box-D1

System & Controller Options

  • Print Accessories
    PCL International Font Set-A1
  • Barcode Printing
    Barcode Printing Kit-D1
  • System Accessories
    Copy Control Interface Kit-A1
    Connection Kit-A3 for Bluetooth LE
    NFC Kit-E2
  • Fax Accessories
    Super G3 FAX Board-AT1
    Remote Fax Kit-A1
    IP FAX Expansion Kit-B1

Other Options

  • Consumables
    Staple-P1 ( (2 x 5,000pcs)
  • Accessibility Accessories
    ADF Access Handle-A1