imageCLASS LBP8780x

A3 monochrome laser printer for the high productivity office

Powerful and fast monochrome printer with 100% duplex productivity, PCL5e/6 and PostScript3 language support and Canon MEAP integration

  • Print speed (A4): 40ppm
  • Duplex print speed (A4) of 40ipm (20 pages)
  • Maximum paper input capacity of 2 000 sheets
  • Recommended Monthly Print Volume: 4 000 - 10 000 pages


On Demand Fixing Technology

Canon's proprietary technology On-Demand Fixing consume less power and warm up quickly compared to the conventional fusing roller designs, enabling a fast warm up time and quick first print.

Auto-Duplex Printing

The built-in duplex print engine in LBP8780x effectively cuts paper usage to half while maintaining duplex print productivity with 100% efficiency. Printing 20 pages of double-sided document is now as fast as printing 40 pages of single-sided document.

High Paper Input Capacity

The standard 250-sheet cassette and 100-sheet multi-purpose tray, together with optional 550-sheet Paper Feeder brings the maximum total paper input capacity to a massive
2 000 sheets, suitable to handle large volume print job.

Mobile Printing Enabled

Increase flexibility and document mobility by printing directly from USB flash memory. Tiff, JPEG, PDF and XPS files are supported.

USB Direct Printing

Increase flexibility and document mobility by printing directly from USB flash memory. TIFF, JPEG, PDF and XPS files are supported.

MEAP-enabled, uniFLOW compatible

MEAP, a Java-based platform for developing applications, is built-in so the LBP8780x can be incorporated into solutions – such as uniFLOW, which simplifies print output management while reducing cost.

Minimal Maintenance

The Canon all-in-one toner cartridge 333 integrates the photosensitive drum, cleaning unit and toner reservoir in one compact package, saving costs and making cartridge replacements easy. Optional high capacity cartridge 333H is available for customer with high volume printing, reducing the frequency of replacing cartridge even further.

Printing Method Monochrome Laser Beam Printing
Fixing Method On Demand Fixing
Print Speed Mono: A4 / A3 40/20ppm
Duplex: A4 40ppm (20spm; sheets per minute)
Print Resolution 600 x 600dpi
Print Quality with Image Refinement 1 200 x 1 200dpi (equivalent)
2 400 (equivalent) x 600dpi
Warm-Up Time From Power On:
From Quick Start: 17s
Recovery Time (From Sleep Mode) Panel Off: 0s
Deep Sleep: 10s
First Print Out Time (FPOT) 9.3s
Print Language UFRII, PCL5e/6, PostScript 3, PDF, XPS
Standard Fonts PCL: 93 fonts
PS / PDF: 136 fonts
Auto Duplex Print Standard
Available Paper Size for Auto Duplex Print A3, B4, A4, A4R, B5, A5, Ledger, l, l-R, Legal*1, Exe
Print Margins 5mm - top, bottom, left and right
(Envelope: 10mm)
Direct Print (via USB Host 2.0) TIFF, JPEG, PDF, XPS
Paper Handling  
Paper Input
Standard Cassette:
(Based on 60 - 84g/m2)
250 sheets
Multi-Purpose Tray:
(Based on 60 - 90g/m2)
100 sheets
Optional Paper Feeder PF-A1:
(Based on 60 - 74g/m2)
550 sheets (3 units)
Maximum Paper Input Capacity
(Based on 60 - 74g/m2):
2 000 sheets
Paper Size Standard Cassette: A3, B4, A4, A4R, B5, A5, Ledger,l, l-R, Legal*1, Exe, foolscap, 8K, 16K,
Custom Size available*2
Multi-Purpose Tray: A3, B4, A4, A4R, B5, A5, Ledger, l, l-R, Legal*1, Exe, STMT, foolscap, 8K, 16K,
Custom Media: 76.2 - 312.0mm x 127.0 - 470.0mm; 210.0 – 297.0mm x 470.1 – 1200mm (only with UFR II printer driver)
Optional Paper Feeder PF-A1: A3, B4, A4, A4R, B5, A5^, Ledger, l, l-R, Legal*1, Exe, STMT, foolscap, 8K, 16K,
Custom Size available*2
^ optional Universal Cassette UC-A1 and UFR II printer driver are required
Paper Type Plain, Heavy, Recycled, Color, Transparency, Label, Envelope
Paper Weight Standard Cassette: 60 ~ 120g/m2
Multi-Purpose Tray: 60 ~ 199g/m2
Optional Paper Feeder PF-A1: 60 ~ 120g/m2
Paper Output
(Based on 64g/m2)
Face-Down: 250 sheets
Face-Up: 50 sheets
Connectivity and Software  
Standard Interface USB 2.0 High Speed, USB 2.0 Host (2 ports), 10 / 100 Base-T / 1 000 Base-T Ethernet
Expansion Interface SD Card Slot
Compatible Operating Systems*3 Windows XP (32 / 64-bit), Windows Vista (32 / 64-bit), Windows 7 (32 / 64-bit), Windows 8 (32 / 64-bit), Windows Server 2003 (32 / 64-bit), Windows Server 2008 (32 / 64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit), Windows Server 2012 (64-bit), Mac OS 10.6 ~ 10.8.x*4, Linux*4, Citrix
Security & Other Features  
Security Function IPSec, IEEE802.1x, Secure Print (with optional SD Card)
Support MEAP function
Mobile Print Canon Mobile Printing
General Specification  
Memory (RAM) 768MB
LCD Display 6.9cm LCD Display
Dimensions (W x D x H) 514 x 532 x 303mm
Weight 25.8kg (without cartridge)
Power Consumption Maximum: 1420W
During Operation: 670W (Average)
During Standby:
38W (Average)
During Sleep 1:
During Sleep 2:
During Sleep 3: 1.1W
Energy Star TEC (Typical Electricity Consumption) 2.2kWh/week
Noise Level During Operation: Sound Power Level: 7.30B 
Sound Pressure Level (Bystander's position): 56dB
During Standby: Sound Power Level: Inaudible
Sound Pressure Level: Inaudible
Operating environment Temperature? 10 ~ 30°C
Humidity? 20 ~ 80% RH (no condensation)
Power requirement AC 220 - 240V, 50 / 60Hz
Toner Cartridge*5 Cartridge 333: 10 000 pages
Cartridge 333 H: 17 000 pages
Monthly Duty Cycle*6 100 000 pages
Recommended Monthly Print Volume 4 000 - 10 000 pages
Optional Accessories  
Paper Feeder Paper Feeder PF-A1 (550-sheets)
Universal Cassette Universal Cassette UC-A1*7
Barcode ROM Barcode Printing Kit-F1
Secure Print Canon SD Card-B1 (8GB)

*1 Legal refers to paper measuring 215.9 x 355.6mm (21.49 x 35.56 cm).
*2 The supported custom size may differ depending on the installed print language.
*3 Check here for updates on available printer driver.
*4 Drivers for Mac OS or Linux can be downloaded here when available.
*5 Declared yield in accordance with ISO / IEC 19752.
*6 Monthly duty cycle value provides a means for comparison of product robustness in relation to other Canon laser devices, and does not refer to actual maximum image output per month.
*7 The Universal Cassette UC-A1 is required to enable A5 printing from the Optional Paper Feeder PF-A1.

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