Canon M85 MFP Large Format Scanner and Printer, 36in


Market and Applications and who uses this type of large format printer

The M85 MFP (multi function printer) delivers leading 36″/A0 scan and print technology from Colortrac and Canon in a compact size, designed to simplify workflow. Scanning, copying and printing of technical documents have never been easier.

The M85 MFP features the Colortrac Smart LF SC36c scanner and the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF785 5-colour large format printer designed for the CAD, GIS, and Architecture and Engineering markets. The M85 MFP combines the highest quality scanning and printing with exceptional productivity and return on investment.

The M85 MFP delivers leading A0 print and scanning technology from Canon and Colortrac in a compact size, designed to simplify workflow. Scanning, copying and printing of technical documents have never been easier.

Design Supply, an Accredited Canon Gold Partner, works closely with Canon to provide the best solutions available to get the job done for your business and maximize your opportunities. With more than 27 years of experience in the large format printer market, Design Supply offers expertise and knowledge in tailoring the exact solution for your specific application.

The M85 MFP Colortrac SmartLF SC36c MFP includes SmartWorks Touch which is a SCAN/COPY/E-MAIL software which supports multiple file formats, and includes an ISIS interface driver to connect seamlessly to EDM systems and databases. SmartWorks Touch software features a scanning resolution of 100 to 600 dpi (dots per inch). Automated features include auto paper detection and auto start scanning. Document types allow setting the colour mode, dpi, file format and clean-up automatically and include ten types (colour photo, colour lines, colour document, highlighter, gray photo, gray lines, pencil tracing, BW copy and BW original) . The SC36c features face-up, front feed with front or rear exit of documents with document return guide and is compatible with Windows 7, 8, Vista and XP (both 32-bit and 64-bit). Scan, copy, print or email with full image preview and edit control. An efficient, single screen interface groups all controls and scanner information in one place. Use advanced two-finger pinch and flick gestures for zoom, image pan and parameter select on supported touch compatible monitors.

Optional touch screen monitors are available for the Colortrac SmartLF SC36c. Optional SmartWorks Pro software is also available featuring a graphical user interface which can be operated with a mouse or touch screen, providing simple working for rapid access to the wide range of full colour and image quality editing features including smooth de-skew ensures clean scan and minimises stress on original document and advanced image restoration, colour management, and multi page document manager.

Designed to provide the quality line rendering and productivity needed for the specialist CAD usage, the Canon iPF785 printer offers full support for specialist CAD file formats HP-GL/2 and HP-RTL, including the ability to set palette and pen settings for those demanding workflows, and an HDI driver for Windows applications, enabling seamless integration with the way you work. In collaboration with Autodesk, Canon has developed an optimised printer driver to further improve productivity for customers using AutoCAD applications. By adjusting the resolution and the memory utilised, the optimised driver ensures that print jobs are processed efficiently with superb accuracy every time.

Borderless printing technology improves productivity as there is no need for offline trimming and Auto Skew Correction enables unattended printing by automatically adjusting for any skew in orientation and feeds the paper/media correctly. The M85 MFP is a multi-user turn solution, cloud ready with easy access even from mobile devices. Even the most complex files can be easily processed at high performance with the built-in 320GB hard disk and 32GB buffer memory. A high durability cutter is included, bringing a professional finish to all your work.

A large, bright LCD operation panel on the Canon iPF785 printer gives easy access to sophisticated functions. The printer driver can be tailored to suit your level of expertise and control of the print is from the front of the printer, with simple roll paper and hot swap ink tank loading with choice of 130ml and 300ml cartridges, which can be changed while printing.

Canon’s flexible imagePROGRAF Printer Driver includes an Easy mode enabling Canon’s pre-defined settings for speed and simplicity of use. Switch to Advanced mode and you can adjust drying times, colour settings and manage our own ICC profiles. Page set-up allows customised page sizes if required and a best-fit option for each media is selectable. Select the watermark feature and you can protect the rights of your images. For enhanced workflow, pre-defined settings can be created using hot folders. A maintenance facility allows adjustment of the media feed, do a nozzle check, clean the print head, check the print queue and carry out other time saving procedures. Digital Photo Front Access software allows you to import digital photos and edit them before including in your poster designs.

As you would expect from Colortrac and Canon, reliable performance is a given. For added peace of mind, Colortrac SmartLF SC36c features a 2 year on-site warranty and the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF785 printer and print heads feature a 12-month warranty.

There is a complete range of Canon and third party media compatible with the M85 MFP, available from Design Supply’s media specialists whose expertise can help you determine the best solutions for your particular printing needs.



Key features of the M85 MFP

The M85 MFP includes the Colortrac SmartLF SC36c MFP scanner, featuring breakthrough new SingleSensor (CIS) scanning technology that boosts image quality and colour capture performance, ideal for the majority of scanning applications. The M85 MFP scans at up to 13 inches/sec (mono), and scans documents up to 38″ wide (36″ image width. The Colortrac SmartLF SC36c scanner features 1200dpi optical resolution.

The M85 MFP includes the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF 785 36″/A0 large format printer and stand, featuring a unique 5-colour dye/pigment reactive ink system designed specifically for CAD & GIS applications. This means clearer text, smoother curves, and sharp fine lines even on uncoated technical papers. Using reactive inks also improves scratch and marker resistance so prints are far more durable than those printed with conventional dye inks. The M85 MFP printer produces 2400 x 1200 dpi resolution and offers high speed (fast economy mode) printing of A0 prints in just 41 seconds.

The M85 MFP is a versatile scan and print solution designed to meet the speed and precision requirements for CAD/GIS applications. Easy to use with efficient scanning and file management, the M85 MFP can scan and save to PDF, JPEG,TIFF, AutoCAD DWF, PCX and BMP file formats. Economical and cost efficient, the M85 MFP features an accounting function which allows tracking of the cost per print, viewable via the printer driver and a selectable Economy Print Mode, which uses less ink, perfect for printing draft documents.

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More on M85 MFP proprietary technologies

The M85 MFP includes the Colortrac SmartLF SC36c large format scanner, which features new SingleSensor (patent pending) digital imaging technology, combining Contact Imaging Sensors (CIS) in a robust design aligned in a single line array with a full width straight line image sensor of 30,000 pixels, resulting in 48-bit colour and 16-bit greyscale data capture. The Colortrac SmartLF SC36c features a dual bi-directional extra long life RGB white LED lighting system which optimises illumination, delivering accurate, consistent colour and more control over the details in the shadows and highlights. The LED lighting system features Instant-On scanning, lowering power consumption, and eliminates the effects of shaded areas caused by document creases. The LED lighting system has an estimated working life of 50,000 hours or over 5 years of continuous scanning.

The M85 MFP includes the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF785 (5-colour) wide format printer, which uses a number of advanced Canon proprietary technologies to achieve fine lines, small text and highly detailed graphics produced with incredible accuracy and sharpness.

FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) print-head technology for 5-colour imagePROGRAF printers features a total of 15,360 nozzles into a 1″ high density print head. Bi-directional printing design of the M85 MFP means print times are significantly faster than conventional print systems which require multiple passes for each line to compensate for uneven droplet size and placement on the paper. An innovative ink-nozzle manufacturing method results in precisely uniform 4 picoliter droplets resulting in 2400 x 1200 dpi (dots per inch) and outstanding print performance.

The M85 MFP features Canon’s 5-colour dye/pigment reactive ink system designed specifically for CAD and GIS applications. This unique formulation improves ink adhesion to the media, minimises colour bleeding and includes a new magenta ink for reproduction of brighter red colour. When black ink intersects with coloured ink (for example, words printed on a colour background) the black and cyan inks induce a chemical reaction that prevents black from bleeding into the colours. This means clearer text, smoother curves, and sharp fine lines even on uncoated technical papers. Using reactive inks also improves scratch and marker resistance so prints are far more durable than those printed with conventional dye inks.

The M85 MFP utilises two types of black ink for the best possible results on all types of media. For photo-type a black ink (BK) is used and for high contrast prints on matte paper, a matte black (MBK) is used. This process ensures smooth graduations across every media type and is highly efficient as the relevant ink is automatically selected for each media type.

Canon’s advanced L-COA (Large Format printer Common Architecture) image processor delivers faster high-quality output and print optimization. L-COA helps your printer carry out the most complex print jobs – where files can often exceed 200MB – with ease.



  • Canon imagePROGRAF iPF785 printer
  • Colortrac SC36c Colour Scanner
  • Colortrac SmartWorks Touch software
  • 1 x Print head PF-04
  • 1 x set starter inks C,M,Y,BK (90ml) and MBK (130ml)
  • 3-inch core adapters
  • Setup guide
  • User Manual CD
  • Quick Start Guide
  • EU/UK Power cord
  • One Year Warranty Registration Card
  • User Software CD (Mac & Win)
  • 12 months on-site warranty for Canon imagePROGRAF iPF785 printer
  • 2 year on-site warranty for Colortrac SC36c scanner

Software included:

  • User Software CD with: imagePROGRAF Printer Driver, HDI Driver, imagePROGRAF Status Monitor, Media Config Tool, Printer Driver Optimization Module for AutoCAD, Print Plug-In for Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint (PC only)
  • Direct Print & Share Utility
  • Custom Installer Creation Tool
  • PosterArtist Lite (PC only)
  • ExtraKit – Free Layout & iR enlargement Copy
  • SmartWorks Touch software
  • Digital Photo Front Access (PC only) Software


  • Viewsonic 22″ Touchscreen monitor
  • SmartWorks Touch Pro software
  • Roll Holder Set (2-inch core spindle with 3-inch media tube attachment and borderless printing spacer): RH2-33
  • Canon PosterArtist 2009 software – PC only


  • Ink Tank 130ml: PFI-107 (MBK, BK, C,M,Y)
  • Ink Tank 300ml: PFI-207 (MBK, BK, C,M,Y)
  • Print Head: PF-04
  • Maintenance Cartridge: MC-10

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