ImageRUNNER C3025 series: color MFPs for the price of black and white

The new series of color laser MFP imageRUNNER C3025 may be of interest to users of the SO / HO segment (small office / home office), both because of its impressive functionality with compact dimensions, and because of the price range. Their cost is comparable to the cost of monochrome analogs. By the way, this is our first compact platform where software and hardware developments are combined to ensure data protection during printing. The series is represented by two models C3025 and C3025i. These devices perform a standard set of operations for office multifunction devices in both color and black and white modes:

Optionally possible to install a fax card. Let's look at each function in more detail.


Both models have the same performance in all respects. The difference between them is only in the configuration. We can say that the C3025 is the basic version and the C3025i is the more advanced one. The C3025i model includes a two-sided automatic document filing for scanning (RADF - Reversible automatic document feeder). Optionally, RADF can also be placed on the C3025 model, where, in the base configuration, a flatbed scanner cover is installed instead of the feeder. Scanning speed corresponds to the performance of the feeder and is 55 sheets per minute. Scan resolution is possible in two modes: 204x196 and 300x300 dpi. The maximum media format for scanning is A3.

There are both PUSH and PULL scanning.

The MF Scan Utility is preinstalled with the scanning software. With its help, scan results can be saved in the following formats: TIFF, JPEG and PDF (both compressed and searchable, which is very convenient when working with text documents). Depending on the settings, scanned files can be sent to e-mail, to a network folder, to the cloud, or to a usb carrier. In addition, you can scan to a network folder, USB drive, mail and other resources from the device itself without using a computer and special software.

The automatic document feeder allows for two-way scanning of documents. In the C3025i model, this feature is included in the basic configuration, and in the C3025 model - optional. Such modularity will be of interest to small enterprises, when at the initial stage the basic configuration of the imageRUNNER C3025 is acquired, and then, as necessary, it is equipped with additional options and functions up to the full version of the C3025i.

When determining the size of the workplace for placement of the multifunction printer, it is necessary to take into account the presence of an automatic feeder. Therefore, it is necessary to take into account not the overall dimensions of the device in the projection on the horizontal plane, but data on the required area for the normal functioning of the MFP. For the basic configuration C3025 requires 978 x 1088 mm, and for the maximum configuration of the C3025i you need 1110 x 1117 mm.


The copying speed, in both monochrome and color mode, is 25 ppm for the A4 format and 15 ppm for the A3. The device provides a good resolution when copying: up to 600 x 600 dpi. The imageRUNNER C3025 and C3025i devices have built-in scaling function with the most demanded coefficients: 25, 50, 71, 100, 141, 200 and 400%. It is also possible to zoom in manual mode from 25% to 400% in 1% increments. Settings allow you to perform up to 999 copies in one cycle.


The device is equipped with a number of useful features for printing. They are designed for both convenience and data security.

Optional equipment

In the basic version, the C3025 and C3025i are equipped with a standard tray consisting of two 550-sheet cassettes and a 100-sheet multi-purpose tray for paper with a density of 80 g / m2. Optionally, you can purchase an additional tray on two 550-sheet cassettes or a pedestal without the paper feeding function.
The imageRUNNER C3025 / i multifunction printer works with paper up to SRA3 inclusive and with a density of 52 to 300 g / m2. The abbreviation SRA3 stands for “Extra raw format A3”. It is used when cutting paper is done after printing in order to get ready-made A3 prints at the output.

We have developed a series of iR C3025 for use mainly in small enterprises that are focused on maintaining their workflow in digital format. In terms of performance, this model range is close to corporate models in terms of work efficiency and safety. It easily handles loads of up to 8,000 sheets per month. And we think that the iR C3025 series will be in demand not only in the small business segment, but will also be of interest to larger corporations.

Feel free to write in the comments if you have any questions regarding the difference between the models, their technical characteristics, if you need advice or have any doubts, we will be happy to get feedback! And be sure to share all the necessary information with you.


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