Canon imageFORMULA DR-C225W Review

Good: Mobile scanning capability, standard Wi-Fi connectivity, compact.
Bad: Not suitable for larger offices.
Bottom Line: Midrange scanner that is compact and offers wireless connectivity.
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iF DR-C225W
$549
Small, Medium
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Product Overview

Canon’s newest scanner, the imageFORMULA DR-C225W Office Document Scanner, is built to recognize offices that want to scan paper-based documents to mobile devices. At an MSRP of $549, it scans at a speed of 25ppm in black, grayscale, and color. The DR-C225W also scans both sides in a single pass – its duplex speed is 50ipm. At almost 6lbs., it is compact and can fit most desktops. Daily duty cycle is 1,500 pages.

Please refer to the Features section below for more details.

The DR-C225W is affordable, compact, and has excellent scanning features, especially the ability to scan to the cloud or to mobile devices.

Features

Like other Canon models, the DR-C225W is loaded with excellent features. It has strong native imaging technology, and comes with dynamic thresholding and smoothing as well as text enhancement. In addition, Canon provides auto color detection, so they can detect pages with color to eliminate pre-sorting of mixed batch documents. Other features include automatic size detection and deskewing, so that various-size documents in a batch are handled without operator intervention. It also comes with a feature called Moiré Reduction, which can enhance the quality of scanned-in images.

There is a 30-sheet document feeder. Connectivity is supported via USB and Wi-Fi. Using the Canon CaptureOnTouch Mobile app, users can scan to any mobile device, such as iOS and Android devices. Users can also scan to the cloud, such as SharePoint, Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive, and OneDrive.

Color dropout is standard, either one of the standard red, green, and blue colors. Ultrasonic double-feed detection is standard, using one ultrasonic sensor.

You can scan documents from business card size (2″ x 2.1″) to 11″ x 118″, using Folio Mode or Long Document Mode.

There is also a feature called multistreaming. This allows the scanner to process both color and black-and-white (or grayscale) images at the same time, so that you can create multipurpose documents. For example, you can create a color image for archiving and a bitonal one for OCR conversion.

Bundled software includes ISIS/TWAIN drivers, Canon CaptureOnTouch, Nuance eCopy PDF Pro Office, Nuance PaperPort, Nuance OmniPage, NewSoft Presto! Bizcard, and Evernote.

  • Automatic Document Feeder?
  • Duplexing?
  • Ethernet Connectivity?
  • Wireless Connectivity?
  • Mobile Printing/Scanning?
  • Finishers?

Shortcomings

At 25ppm, this scanner is a good buy for small or medium-sized offices. Offices with larger scanning needs are encouraged to check out Canon’s other scanners or the other scanners on this site.

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Canon is the number one copier company in the U.S. if you measure by the total number of units sold. The company features an impressive line of  multifunctional devices, and it is one of the leaders in this market. Most of Canon’s MFP line carries the imageRUNNER brand name.

Over the years, Canon’s print controller strategy has involved partnering with EFI, the third-party controller company that dominates the color market. The company also relies on controllers developed by Canon itself. The controllers, which feature Canon’s IP architecture (the “IP” stands for “Image Platform”), can be found on all
imageRUNNER models. Canon’s MEAP architecture (Multifunctional Embedded Application Program) has been a significant addition to Canon’s controller strategy. It is featured on most of its mid-to-high-volume models. The MEAP platform features an open architecture for providing custom software applications, some for private use and others sold on the open market as add-on products from third parties.

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