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Canon LBP312X - A4 Printer

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Produce high-quality, mono print output quickly at your workspace, using this small-footprint, high-speed office printer.


Compact, productive printer for busy office environments.

Printing – at speeds of 43ppm for A4 and 65ppm for A5 – from a compact, flexible device that can be configured with up to three extra paper cassettes, and is ideal for busy environments where a small footprint is required.


High-speed printing

Fast A4 and A5 printing at speeds of 43ppm and 65ppm respectively, using high-yield yet compact toner cartridges.

Handy, small footprint

Locate this compact and cost-effective device close to your workspace and save time on trips to the printer.

Flexible configuration

LBP312x has a 550-sheet paper cassette built in and you can add up to three more cassettes of 550 sheets each for extra capacity, or for different media or paper sizes.

High-quality print output

The Canon LBP312x delivers outstanding print quality, with strong, solid black areas and enhanced image sharpness.

Integrate with your fleet

PCL and PostScript support means easy integration with existing printers, and there’s compatibility with managed services, e-Maintenance and uniFLOW.

Mobile ready

The Canon LBP312x supports a wide range of cloud and mobile technologies, including the Canon PRINT Business app, Apple AirPrint, Mopria and Google Cloud Print.

Specifications in detail

Printer Engine

Print speed

Single sided (A4): Up to 43 ppm 
Double sided (A4): Up to 34.4 ipm 
Single sided (A5-Landscape): Up to 65.2 ppm

Printing method

Monochrome laser beam printing

Print quality

Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi

Print Resolution

Up to 600 x 600 dpi

Warm-up Time

Approx. 30 seconds or less from power on (default) 
Approx. 3 seconds or less from power on (quick mode)1

First Page Out Time

Approx. 6.2 seconds

Recommended Monthly Print Volume

2,000 - 7,500 pages per month

Duty cycle

Max. 150,000 pages per month2

Print margins

5 mm-top, bottom, left and right 
10 mm-top, bottom, left and right (Envelope)

Advanced printing features

Secure Print3
Print from USB memory key (JPEG/TIFF/PDF/XPS) 
Barcode Print4
Google Cloud Print Ready 
iOS: AirPrint, Canon PRINT Business app 
Android; Mopria certified, Canon Print Service Plug-in, Canon PRINT Business app

Media handling

Paper input (Standard)

550-sheet cassette 
100-sheet multi-purpose tray

Paper input (Option)

550-sheet cassette x 3

Paper output

250-sheet face down

Media types

Plain paper, Heavy paper, Recycled paper, Colour paper, Bond paper, 
Label, Envelope, Post card

Media sizes

Cassette (Standard): 
A4, B5, A5, A5 (Landscape), A6, LTR, LGL, EXE, STMT, FLS, K16 
Custom size - width: 105.0 to 215.9 mm, length: 148.0 to 355.6 mm 

Multi-purpose tray: 
A4, B5, A5, A5 (Landscape), A6, LTR, LGL, EXE, STMT, FLS, K16, Envelope (COM10, Monarch, DL, ISO-C5), Index card (3"x5") 
Custom size - width: 76.2 to 215.9 mm, length: 127.0 to 355.6mm 

Cassette (Optional): 
A4, B5, A5, A5 (Landscape), A6, LTR, LGL, EXE, STMT, FLS, K16 
Custom size - width: 105.0 to 215.9 mm, length: 148.0 to 355.6 mm

Media weights

Cassette: 52 to 120 g/m² 
Multi-purpose tray: 52 to 199 g/m²

Double Sided Printing

Cassette (Standard and optional): 
Custom size - width: 210.0 to 215.9 mm, length: 279.4 to 355.6 mm 
60 to 120 g/m²

General features

Power requirements

220-240V (±10%)  50/60Hz (±2Hz)

Power Consumption

Maximum: Approx. 1310W or less 
Active: Approx. 670W or less 
Standby: Approx. 9.5W or less 
Sleep: Approx. 1.2W or less 
Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC): 1.6kWh/week 
For detailed information relating to Lot26 regulation, please go to:  http://www.canon-europe.com/For_Work/Lot26/index.aspx

Noise Level

Sound power5
Active: 69 dB 
Standby: Inaudible 

Sound pressure6
Active: 54 dB 
Standby: Inaudible

Dimensions (W x D x H)

409 mm x 376 mm x 275 mm


Approx. 12.4 kg

Operating Environment

Temperature: 10 to 30ºC (50 to 86ºF) 
Humidity 20 to 80% RH (no condensation)

Control Panel

5 Line LCD, 5 LED (Online, Ready, Message, Job and Energy saver), Buttons, 10-key numeric keypad


Processor Speed

528MHz + 264 MHz



Printer languages

UFRII (Ultra Fast Rendering), PCL5e7, PCL6, Adobe® PostScript3


105 PCL fonts, 136 PS fonts

Interface and connectivity

USB 2.0 High-Speed, 10BASE-T/100 BASE-TX/1000BASE-T

Software and printer management

Remote User Interface (RUI), 
Department ID Management, 
iW Management Console: Server-based software for centralised management of a fleet of devices 
eMaintenance: embedded RDS allows remote eMaintenance services such as meter capture, automatic consumables management and remote diagnostics. 
uniFLOW compatibility with uniFLOW Login Device Client for SFP MEAP

Operating Systems Compatibility

Windows® 10 / Windows® 8.1 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 7 / Windows® Vista / Server® 2016 / Server® 2012R2 / Server® 2012 / Server® 2008R2 / Server® 2008 / Server® 2003R2 / Server® 2003 
Mac OS X version 10.6 & up 


All-in-One cartridges

Standard: Cartridge 041 (10,000 pages9)10
High yield: Cartridge 041H (20,000 pages11)12

Optional Accessories


Paper Feeder PF-C1 (550-sheet cassette) x 3 
SD Card-C1 (8GB SD card memory) 
Barcode Printing Kit-F1 (Enables barcode printing capability)13
PCL Font Set-C1 (Enables Unicode printing capability on SAP and supports Andale font)14
MiCard Multi (Card reader for identification with RFID or magnetic cards with uniFLOW) 
Micard Plus (Card reader for identification with RFID or magnetic cards with uniFLOW)

  1. Change setting to quick mode is required
  2. Duty cycle is defined as the maximum number of printed pages for a single peak month. Any usage above the recommended duty cycle may decrease the life of the product
  3. Accessory - SD Card-C1 - is required
  4. Accessory - Barcode Printing Kit-F1 - is required
  5. Declared noise emission in accordance with ISO 9296
  6. Declared noise emission in accordance with ISO 9296
  7. Commands supported only. Third party driver or direct printing from application required.
  8. Web distribution only. Driver will be available in 2H, 2017
  9. Based on ISO/IEC 19798
  10. Printer ships with 7,000 pages starter cartridge
  11. Based on ISO/IEC 19798
  12. Printer ships with 7,000 pages starter cartridge
  13. Barcode Printing Kit-F1 and PCL Font Set-C1 cannot be installed at the same time
  14. Barcode Printing Kit-F1 and PCL Font Set-C1 cannot be installed at the same time

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