Canon MFD Embedded

PaperCut is pleased to announce the completed development of PaperCut's Embedded solution for Canon MEAP (Multi-Function Embedded Application Platform) devices - available in the UK, the Americas and Singapore.

PaperCut MF provides native integration with selected Canon MFDs, enabling Access Control, Secure / Find Me printing, management and tracking of Copy, Scan and Fax device functionality.

PaperCut MF embedded application tour for Canon MFD - watch on YouTube

PaperCut MF Interface Walkthrough for Canon MFDs - watch on YouTube

The PaperCut embedded application for Canon provides the following features:

  • User MFD authentication
    • Username and password
    • Unique User ID Number
    • Optional PIN for secure two stage authentication
    • Optional Card Authentication (USB Card reader required)
    • Accessibility with an optional external keyboard login (external keyboard required)
    • Anonymous user login
  • Card self-association - users can register their own card on first-use
  • Track, charge, manage quotas and control of Print, Copy, Scan and Fax
  • Account selection at the MFD (department, cost centre, client / matter or project code)
    • Quick search from a list
    • Search account by keyword or code
  • Release print jobs from the touchscreen


The Canon embedded solution is developed in-house by the PaperCut Software development team. This ensures that the copier interface is consistent with the workstation print interface, meaning users only have to learn one system and one set of terminology.

Selecting an account using the PaperCut standard client popup
Charging to a shared account while printing from a workstation
Selecting an account using the PaperCut Canon embedded application
Charging to a shared account while copying


PaperCut MF is a single integrated solution where print and copier control are all managed in the one system. Users have a single account and administrators have the same level of reporting and administration for all services. The embedded solution interacts with the PaperCut server using a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and web services based protocols.

Using a Canon MFD for print release
Releasing a print job from a Canon MFD

Rate of Development

PaperCut is developed under a release-often policy where new features are made available to users as soon as they are complete. Unlike hardware based solutions, new versions can be delivered to users regularly as software updates.

Vendor Neutrality

PaperCut remains true to its vendor neutral stance. All embedded solutions are equal and support all server OS's including Windows, Linux and Mac.


A large percentage of PaperCut's user base is in education environments where security is important. All embedded solutions are developed with security in mind. Where security objectives can't be satisfied, any deficiencies are fully disclosed.

Integrated Authentication

  • Leverage your existing single sign-on infrastructure by allowing users to log in with the same username and password used elsewhere on the network. No need to remember and maintain multiple logins!
  • Integrate with existing single sign-on environments such as:
    • Microsoft Active Directory
    • Apple Open Directory
    • Novell eDirectory
    • Other LDAP, NIS or POSIX environments
  • Optionally authenticate using convenient ID numbers and optional PINs for extra security
PaperCut Canon MFD login screen
Authenticating with a username and password at a Canon MFD

Find Me printing integration

  • Also known as "Follow Me" or "Pull Printing", Find Me printing provides users in environments with several compatible multi-function devices (MFDs) to print to a single virtual global queue. Users can then collect their print jobs from any MFD.
  • Read more about Find Me printing in our PaperCut tour.

Track and Control Copying

  • Charge different types of copying at different rates
  • All usage reported in the PaperCut logs
  • Optionally limit amount of copying users can perform

Track Faxing and Scanning

  • Track scanning to e-mail or to a file
  • Track sending faxes
  • Simple per-page cost model or 2-tiered cost model for volume discounts
  • All usage reported in the PaperCut logs
  • Filter job logs to display just copy, fax or scan jobs

Seamless User Experience

  • Provide users with the same account selection options they use for printing via the popup
  • If shared account access is granted, users have the option to select accounts from a list or using a PIN
  • Control access to accounts using Active Directory groups

Consolidated Reporting and Management

Consolidated management and reporting in either summary or detailed formats are readily available at the click of a button for all copies and prints across your entire fleet:

  • By device (printers & copiers)
  • By user
  • By shared account (client, department, faculty)
  • By location
  • By date and time / period
  • By environmental impact
Print log and report

For more information about reporting see the Reporting tour section.


PaperCut's embedded solutions work together with the PaperCut server software. This means that you benefit from a choice of server operating system (Windows, Linux, Mac, and Novell) and all management is conducted from a single admin console. There are no hidden extras such as external dependencies or database licensing.

Supported Devices

Integration is supported for many Canon MFD models, including:

Fax, Scan, Copy and Box-Printing job tracking
imageRUNNER ADVANCE series

4025 / 4025A / 4025F / 4025i
4035 / 4035A / 4035F / 4035i
4045 / 4045A / 4045F / 4045i
4051 / 4051A / 4051F / 4051i
4225 / 4225A / 4225F / 4225i
4235 / 4235A / 4235F / 4235i
4245 / 4245A / 4245F / 4245i
4251 / 4251A / 4251i
6055 / 6055i
6065 / 6065i
6075 / 6075i
6255 / 6255i
6265 / 6265i
6275 / 6275i
6555 / 6555i
6565 / 6565i
6575 / 6575i
8205 / 8205 PRO
8285 / 8285 PRO
8295 / 8295 PRO
8505 / 8505B / 8505i
8585 / 8585B / 8585i
8595 / 8595B / 8595i
C5030 / C5030F / C5030i
C5035 / C5035F / C5035i
C5045 / C5045F / C5045i
C5051 / C5051F / C5051i
C5235 / C5235F / C5235i
C5240 / C5240F / C5240i
C5250 / C5250F / C5250i
C5255 / C5255F / C5255i
C5535 / C5535i / C5535F
C5540 / C5540i / C5540F
C5550 / C5550i / C5550F
C5560 / C5560i / C5560F
C7260 / C7260i
C9270 PRO
C9280 PRO
C5045 / C5045F / C5045i

Scan, Copy and Box-Printing job tracking
imagePRESS series

C600 / c600i

Scan, Copy and Box-Printing job tracking
imageRUNNER ADVANCE series

C3320, C3320F, C3320i
C3325, C3325i
C3330, C3330F, C3330i

Scan and Copy job tracking
imageRUNNER ADVANCE series

400 / 400i / 400iF
500 / 500i / 500iF
C250 / C250i / C250iF
C350 / C350F / C350i / C350iF
C2220 / C2220F / C2220i / C2220L
C2225 / C2225i
C2230 / C2230F / C2230i

PaperCut makes all attempts to keep the product compatibility information on this website current. However, we make no warranties, express or implied, with respect to manufacturer's products or the interoperation with the listed PaperCut product(s). We offer 40 day trial versions of PaperCut software to assist you with compatibility testing with your network setup.