Canon imageRUNNER 1400 Series Review

Good: Wide range of security features, 1,100-sheet maximum paper capacity, new toner that contributes to low operating costs.
Bad: No ledger-sized (11" x 17") paper handling available, no finishers.
Bottom Line: Compact monochrome MFPs for offices that don't require color output.
Intended Users:
iR 1400 Series
Small, Medium
Speed Black:
Speed Color:
Not applicable

Product Overview

Canon has recently released its new series of monochrome MFPs, the imageRUNNER 1400 Series, for small businesses or workgroups within larger ones. This series consists of three models: the 1435P, the 1435i ($1,560) and the 1435iF ($1,870). The 1435P is a single-function printer, but our review will focus on the 1435i and 1435iF, the two multifunction devices in this series.  All three devices have a print speed of 37ppm.

The 1435i includes standard copying, printing, and scanning functions. The 1435iF includes standard faxing, as well as standard PCL and PostScript (optional on the 1435i). Both devices includes a first-print-out time of 5 seconds and a 5-line LCD operator panel. Memory is 512MB, not expandable. USB and Ethernet are standard, as is Canon’s proprietary printing language (UFR II LT).  Users can print from or scan to a mobile device.

These devices also are compatible with Canon’s Managed Document Services, especially if a company has more than one Canon machine at their site. Features that are supported by Managed Document Services include mobile printing and scanning, Canon’s Advanced Anywhere Print, Authorized Send, and Workflow Composer.

More details are in our features section below.

The 1400 Series are good buys for SMBs, such as a doctor’s office, that don’t require color functions. We like that they include many features (especially security and fast speed) in a compact device.


Paper handling starts with a 500-sheet tray and a 100-sheet bypass. There is an optional 500-sheet tray that brings the maximum paper capacity to 1,100 sheets. All three trays hold up to 20lb. bond paper. Output capacity is 100 sheets. There is a 50-sheet duplexing automatic document feeder. The devices accept up to 8.5″ x 14″ paper.

The Universal Send function allows for color scanning. Users can scan to email, USB, FTP, and SMB. Standard file formats include TIFF, JPEG, PDF, compact PDF, and OCR PDF. Optional formats are encrypted PDF and digital signature PDF.  Faxing (standard on the 1435iF only) includes a 33.6kbps modem.

There are a wide range of standard security features – including department ID management, LDAP, MAC/IP address filtering, USB block, secure print, SSL encryption, and SMTP authentication, to name a few.

Canon’s uniFLOW solution includes security features such as secure document retrieval and restricting scanning to authorized users. It also allows administrators to manage print costs by tracking print usage, therefore, reducing any unnecessary costs.

Canon has introduced a new Defined & Quick Fixing toner, a larger toner bottle (with a 17,600-page yield) that helps lower operating costs, while keeping print speeds fast.

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


These devices do not support 11″ x 17″ paper. Also, there are no finishing options. For companies looking for color MFPs we recommend the Canon imageCLASS MF800 Series.


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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