Canon imageCLASS MF8050CN Multifunction Printer
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Product Information for Canon imageCLASS MF8050CN Multifunction Printer

Highlights for Canon imageCLASS MF8050CN Multifunction Printer

  • Product Type:Laser Multifunction Printer
  • Print Color:Color
  • Maximum Print Resolution:2400 x 600 dpi
  • Ethernet:Yes

Canon ImageCLASS MF8050Cn Information

Color Print, Copy, Fax, Scan and Network with the Canon Color imageCLASS® MF8050Cn

The Canon Color imageCLASS MF8050Cn sets new standards for business-quality results in any environment. Packed with sophisticated features, and cutting-edge technology, the MF8050Cn has advanced color technologies found in high-end commercial machines - in an affordable, compact solution.

The MF8050Cn delivers fast and accurate printing. Documents are ready in a short time, at print speeds up to 8 pages-per-minute (ppm) in color and 12 ppm in black and white*.

Designed for ease-of-use in your home or home office, the MF8050Cn is outfitted with a front-loading design that provides easy access to the control panel and paper sources. In-line cartridges can also be retrieved from the front of the machine for hassle-free replacement. A large LCD with graphic-display provides guided user animation within the display that simplifies once complex tasks via illustrated on-screen instructions. Carry your important information with you by saving scanned documents to a USB removable media. Connect the USB removable media to the USB port located conveniently in the front of the machine to scan your letter, statement, or legal-sized documents.

The Superior Color Imaging Technology featured in the MF8050Cn captures fine details with remarkable tone-on-tone clarity, helping images stay true to the original. Canon Pure Black Technology ensures the richest blacks by utilizing only the black toner instead of traditional methods of combining toner colors.

For added flexibility and user-convenience, the Color imageCLASS MF8050Cn is equipped with unique features, such as: ID Card Copy, Auto Fax Forwarding, and Searchable PDF. The MF8050Cn uses approximately 3 watts of energy during Energy Saving Mode and meets Energy Star guidelines, saving you money on energy costs.

And like many imageCLASS products, the MF8050Cn is part of the Generation Green program, Canon's initiative to reduce environmental burdens in all stages of a product's life-cycle.


  • Print and Copy in color at speeds up to 8 ppm (pages-per-minute), and in black & white at up to 12 ppm (letter)
  • Quick First Print provides first page in approximately 23 seconds in black & white and 29 seconds in color
  • Superior Color Imaging - capture fine details when you print or copy with remarkable tone-on-tone clarity where your image will be true to the original
  • Efficient energy-saving mode; approximately 3W of energy used
  • Up to 50-sheet ADF (Automatic Document Feeder)
  • 150-sheet cassette, plus 1-sheet multipurpose tray
  • Scan to USB
  • Built-in Ethernet port for network printing, PC faxing and scanning
  • Scan in color up to 9600 dpi quality with 600 dpi optical resolution
  • 33.6 Kbps Super G3 fax
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed for optimal performance
  • User-friendly 5-line LCD with animation for easy navigation
  • Canon Generation Green
  • Energy Star Qualified

Printer Attributes

  • Printing Method: Color Laser
  • Print Speed (up to):Black/Color: Up to 12 ppm/8 ppm (letter)
  • Print Resolution (up to): Up to 600 x 600 dpi, 2400 x 600 dpi quality
  • Ink Compatibility: Canon Cartridge 116 (C/M/Y/Bk) (Yield: C/M/Y 1,500/Bk 2,300 pages*)
  • Maximum Monthly Duty Cycle: 30,000 pages
  • Printer Features: Printer Language -Canon UFR II LT (Host-based)
  • Color Imaging Technologies: Auto Gradation Adjustment, Pure Black Technology, Dual Direct Mapping
  • Paper Weights:
    • 16 to 43 lbs. bond (cassette)
    • 16 to 58 lbs. bond (multipurpose tray)
  • Output Tray Capacity: 125 sheets (face down)


  • Mono Copy Resolution: Up to 600 x 600 dpi
  • Copy Speed (up to): Black: Up to 12 cpm (letter)
  • Color: Up to 8 cpm (letter)
  • Type: Color Laser
  • Zoom: 25-400% in 1% increments
  • Halftones: 256 levels
  • First Copy Time: Black/Color: Approx. 22.5 seconds/28.6 seconds (letter)
  • Reductions Enlargement: 25%, 50%, 64%, 78%, 129%, 200%, 400%
  • Document Feeder: 50-sheet1
  • Copy Size:
    • Platen: Up to 8.5" x 11"
    • ADF: 5.5" x 5" to 8.5" x 14"
  • Copy Features:
    • Frame Erase
    • Memory Sort
    • 2 on 1
    • 4 on 1
    • ID Card Copy
    • Sharpness Auto Size Select


  • Scanner Type: Color Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
  • Max. Resolutions: Up to 600 x 600 dpi (optical)/ Up to 9600 x 9600 dpi (interpolated)
  • Scanner Features: Push Scan (Scan to PC), Pull Scan, Scan to USB, Color/Mono Scan Distinction, Neg/Pos Reversal, Mirror Image
  • Color Depth: 24-bit
  • Max. Document Size
    • Platen: Up to 8.5" x 11"
    • ADF: 5.5" x 5" to 8.5" x 14"
  • File Format: PDF, JPEG/EXIF, TIFF, BMP, Compressed PDF, Searchable PDF


  • Modem Speed: Up to 33.6 Kbps (Super G3)
  • Fax Resolution: Up to 406 x 391 dpi (ultra fine)
  • Memory Capacity: Up to 512 pages2
  • Speed Dialing: 19 one-touch speed dials/ 181 coded dials/ Group Dialing: 199 destinations
  • Receive Options: Fax Only, Manual, Answering, Fax/Tel Auto Switch
  • Fax Features:
    • Remote RX
    • Dual Access
    • Distinctive Ring Pattern Detection
    • Error Correction Mode, Auto Redial
    • Fax Activity Reports
    • PC Fax (sending only)
    • Fax Forwarding
    • Memory Backup (5 minutes)

General Specifications

  • USB Functions
    • Windows: Print/PC Fax/Scan
    • Mac: Print/PC Fax/Scan
  • Network Functions:
    • Windows: Print/PC Fax/Scan
    • Mac: Print/PC Fax
  • OS Compatibility:
    • Windows Vista®, Server 2008, Server 2003, XP, 2000
    • Mac® OS X 10.4.9 & up
  • Standard Interface
    • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed3
    • Network 10/100 Base T
  • Software Included: Canon drivers, Document Management & OCR Software
  • Power Consumption (approx.): 900W (Max), 3W (Energy Saver Mode)
  • Dimension (W x D x H) : 17.0"(W) x 19.1"(D) x 16.9"(H)
  • Weight: Approx. 52.0 lbs. (without cartridge)
  • Warranty: 1 year limited warranty4 (exchange/trade-in)/(Extended Warranty available)

What's in the Canon ImageCLASS MF8050Cn box?

  • MF8050Cn
  • Setup Instructions
  • Power Cord
  • Registration Card
  • Starter Cartridges 116
  • Manuals
  • User Software CD-ROM
  • Warranty Card