Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE 715iF II Series Review

Good: Enhanced security features, finisher models that include standard stapling finisher, scan-to-cloud functionality.
Bad: Doesn't accept 11" x 17" paper handling.
Bottom Line: Scalable line of black-and-white MFPs intended for companies with high-volume printing needs but don't require color output.
Intended Users:
iR ADVANCE 715iF II Series
Large, Enterprise
Speed Black:
Speed Color:
55 ppm-75 ppm
Not applicable
Canon Dual Custom Processor
3 GB

Product Overview

Canon has refreshed its third-generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE series with the the new third edition models. The new edition includes upgraded security features, such as the integration with the customers’ exiting Security Information Event Management (SIEM) solution. Integration to SIEM allows IT professionals to include the Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE device into their company’s existing comprehensive security monitoring. In other words, they’ll have insights into potential threats to their infrastructure, including their print fleet, without having to manually import data from the printer into the SIEM solution. SIEM integration is now also available on all third-generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE models through Canon’s Unified Firmware Platform, which frequently provides new features and functionalities through firmware updates.

Additional new security features include the Verify System at Startup process, only available on third edition models, that uses a Root of Trust to help protect the device from unauthorized modifications and an automatic security certificate update that helps reduce the burden on IT staff.

The imageRUNNER ADVANCE 715IF II Series join Canon’s lineup of A4 (8.5″ x 14″) MFPs. They target companies that have high-volume printing needs, but don’t require color output. There are six devices in this series:

  • The 525iF II is the base model that prints and copies at up to 55 ppm.
  • The 525iFZ II is the finisher model that includes a standard stapling finisher to its configuration.
  • The 615iF II is the base model that prints and copies at up to 65 ppm.
  • The 615iFZ II is the finisher model.
  • The 715iF II is the base model that prints and copies at up to 75 ppm.
  • The 715iFZ II is the finisher model.

All devices support standard printing, copying, scanning and faxing functions, and has a first-copy-out-time of five seconds. They include the Canon Dual Custom Processor, 3 GB of memory and a 250 GB hard drive. There is also a 10.1″ color control panel with a flat touchscreen that works like a smartphone. The control panel uses a feature called My ADVANCE that allows each user to customize specific features (i.e. a personal address book) based on their specific workflows.

Printing language, such as PCL, PostScript and Canon’s proprietary UFR II, is supported. USB, Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity are also standard. The devices also support mobile printing and scanning.

More details on the devices’ features are in our Features section below.


Paper handling: Standard paper handling starts with a 550-sheet paper cassette and a 100-sheet bypass. Canon offers additional paper options, such as the 550-sheet paper cassette feeding unit, a 2,550-sheet high-capacity feeder and a 550-sheet cassette module. The maximum capacity is 3,200 sheets. All paper trays accept up to 8.5″ x 14″ size.

Automatic duplexing is supported. Thedevices has a standard 100-sheet single-pass duplexing document feeder. The document feeder supports paper up to 8.5″ x 14″ in size and has a scanning speed of 50 ipm single-sided.

Standard output capacity is 500 sheets. The finisher models include a three-tray 1,000-sheet-capacity finisher with 30-sheet corner stapling.

Scanning and faxing: The color scanning function allows for sending scans to multiple destinations, such as email, SMB and mailbox. It supports file formats, such as TIFF, JPEG, compact and searchable PDF, encrypted PDF, and PDF with digital signature. LDAP is also supported.

The devices include document storage functionality with a maximum of 100 user in-boxes that includes a capacity of 30,000 pages stored. The Advanced Box mailbox and storage system that allows users to store work in an expanded number of shared boxes on hard drive. It also allows users anywhere on the network to store files created on their PCs, and is accessible, subject to authentication.

As noted above, the devices support scan-to-cloud functionality. Users can scan documents to cloud storage solutions, such as Google Drive and Box.

The faxing function uses a 33.6 kbps modem with JBIG compression and up to 30,000 pages in fax memory. A single fax line is standard but two fax lines are optional.

Security: The Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE 715iF II Series include many security features, including user authentication, device and function-level log-in, hard disk drive erase, IP/Mac address filtering and encrypted secure print, to name several.

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


As the 715iF II Series accept only up to 8.5″ x 14″ paper, they’re not intended for companies that require 11″ x 17″ paper handling. And aside from the stapling finisher, there’s no other finishers offered.


Canon is the number-one copier company in the U.S. if measured by the total number of units sold.

The company has an impressive line of multifunctional devices, and it’s one of the leaders in this market. Most of Canon’s multifunction printer (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’s 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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