Canon i-SENSYS MF231

A compact home office mono laser printer ? fast, reliable and easy to use. 23 ppm fast printing, A4 flatbed scanning and copying with an intuitive user interface. Plus the quality and consistency you?d expect from a laser printer.

Home office printing

An intuitive LCD display, high-quality print, copy and scan features, plus a large 250-sheet capacity ensures productive performance.

Flatbed scanner with OCR

The high-resolution scanner makes copies and easily saves paper documents digitally. Optical character recognition (OCR) software creates editable, text-searchable PDFs.

Improve your sustainability

From reports on the printer?s energy consumption to Auto Off and reduced power usage modes, you can save energy, cut wastage and improve sustainability.

Key Features




User friendly LCD display


Professional Scan quality


USB connection

Scanning shortcut key

Specifications in detail


Print speed

Single sided: Up to 23 ppm (A4)

Printing method

Monochrome laser beam printing

Print quality

Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi

Print Resolution

600 x 600 dpi

First Print Out Time

Approx: 6.0 seconds or less

Printer languages


Print margins

5 mm-top, bottom, left and right
10 mm-top, bottom, left and right (Envelope)

Toner saver mode



Copy Speed

Single sided: Up to 23 ppm (A4)

First Copy Output Time (FCOT)

Approx. 9.0 seconds or less

Copy resolution

Up to 600 x 600 dpi

Copy modes

Text/Photo, Text/Photo (High speed), Photo, Text

Multiple Copy

Up to 999 copies


25-400% in 1% increments

Other features

Memory sort, 2 on 1, 4 on 1, ID card copy




Scan Resolution

Optical: Up to 600 x 600 dpi
Enhanced: Up to 9600 x 9600 dpi

Scan speed

Single sided mono: 3 sec/page (300x300dpi)
Single sided colour: 4 sec/page (300x300dpi)

Colour scanning depth

24 bit/24 bit (input/output)


256 levels



Max. scan width


Scan to PC

TIFF/JPEG/PDF/Compact PDF/Searchable PDF

Scan to Cloud


Media handling

Scanner Type


Paper input (Standard)

250-sheet cassette
1-sheet multi-purpose tray

Paper output


Media types

Plain paper, Colour paper, Recycled paper, Heavy Paper, Bond paper, Label, Index card, Envelope

Media sizes

Cassette :
A4, A5, B5, Legal, Letter, Executive, Statement, OFFICIO, B-OFFICIO, M-OFFICIO, GLTR, GLGL, Foolscap, 16K, Envelop (COM10, DL, C5), Custom sizes: Min. 76.2 x 210 mm? Max. 216 x 356 mm.

Multi-purpose tray:
A4, A5, B5, Legal, Letter, Executive, Statement, OFFICIO, B-OFFICIO, M-OFFICIO, GLTR, GLGL, Foolscap, 16K, Indexcard, Envelope (COM10,Monarch,DL, C5), Custom sizes: Min 76.2 x 127 mm? Max. 216 x 356 mm.

Media weights

Cassette: 60 to 163 g/m?
Multi-purpose tray: 60 to 163 g/m?

Interface & Software

Interface type

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed,

Operating System compatibility

Windows? 10 / Windows? 8.1 / Windows? 8 / Windows? 7 / Vista
Mac OS X version 10.6 & up

Software and printer management

Presto! Page Manager,
MF Scan Utility,
Toner Status Tool,

General features

Recommended Monthly Print Volume

500 - 2,000 pages per month

Duty cycle

Max. 15,000 pages per month



Control Panel

5 lines B&W LCD

Dimensions with trays (W x D x H)

390 mm x 371 mm x 312 mm

Installation Space(W x D x H)

590 mm x 796 mm x 722 mm


Approx. 10.1 Kg

Operating Environment

Temperature: 10 to 30?C (50 to 86?F)
Humidity: 20 to 80% RH (no condensation)

Power Source

220-240V(?10%)? 50/60Hz (?2Hz)

Power Consumption

Maximum: Approx. 1120 W
Standby: Approx. 4.2 W
Sleep mode: Approx. 1.2 W
Power switch off: 0.5W or less
Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC): 0.6 kWh/week
Idle time required to enter sleep mode: 1-30 min (default: 1 min)
Idle time required to enter Auto Shutdown: 4 hours (default)

Noise Levels

Sound Pressure?:
Active: 51 dB in B/W printing
Standby: Inaudible

Sound Power :
Active:? 66 dB or less in B/W printing
Standby: 43 dB or less



Cartridge 737 (2,400 pages)

Product images are for illustration purposes only. Certain functions are optional. Please refer to the product specifications or contact your Canon sales representative for further details.

  1. Scan by MF Scan Utility
  2. Web distribution only. Linux support printing only.
  3. Duty cycle is defined as the maximum number of printed pages for a single peak month. Any usage above the recommended duty cycle may decrease the life of the product
  4. Tested in accordance to ISO7779 and declared per ISO 9296
  5. Based on ISO/IEC 19752
  6. Printer ships with Starter Cartridge (900 pages)