Canon imageFORMULA CR-180

Document Scanners

CR-180 Cheque Reader

Canon imageFORMULA CR-180

Further Information

Introducing the new leader in desktop cheque scanning efficiency, the Canon CR-180. It delivers faster throughput then any comparable scanner. Its unique, all-in-one design boots efficiency: handling five key steps in a single, quick process.


  • Fast throuhgput at 180 cheques per minute (American format)
  • Four levels of scan resolution (up to 240x240dpi)
  • Five key steps in a single quick process - Stack alignment, MICR reading, endorsement printing, scanning + sorting.

Detailed Features

High-Speed Cheque Scanning
With a duplex scanning speed of 180 cheques per minute (American cheque format), the CR-180 is up to twice as fast as other compact cheque scanners. You can choose from among five types of black/white and greyscale scanning modes, and four levels of scan resolution (up to 240 x 240dpi). When you're ready to start scanning, load up to 200 cheques on the feed tray at once.

Precise MICR Reading
The CR-180 reads the MICR line with a high precision Canon magentic reader, an can also read this data simultaneously with OCR software. In addition, the Scanning Utility software lets you save MICR data in different ways: as the file name of an image, in a TIFF file tag, or in a log file for reference.

Advanced Text Enhancement
This scanning mode offers clearer black and white scans of cheques printed with illustrated or light coloured backgrounds. With normal scanning, such as design elements may lead to images in which important information is obscured. By contrast, Canon's exclusive image processing technology detects where the letters on the page are and emphasises them for improved visibility.

Smooth Document Feeding
Feliable feeding is absolutely curucial to efficient job completion. And that's where Canon expertise with document scanners makes a difference. The CR-180 allows you to adjust the feed mechanism to match the thickness of your documents, which ensures that each document moves smoothly into the scanner. Duplicate forms can be fed as well, by turning off the paper separation mechanism.

Double Feed Detection
If two cheques get pulled inot the scanner at the same time, you'll be warned right away. The CR-180 can be set to detect double feeds either by the thickness or length of your documents.

The Canon Scanning Utility application software offers scanning, file saving, image viewing, pring and various other functions. The ISIS/TWAIN diver is bundled and a software development kit is ready for customising scanner operation.

Product Specification


Scanner Type Sheet fed type colour image scanner
Colour Yes
Power Supply AC120V(60Hz) or AC220-240V (50/60HZ)
Dimensions 399 x 242 x 271mm (WxDxH) with extendable output tray closed
Weight Approx. 6.3kg
Interface SCSI-III, Hi-Speed USB 2.0


Scanning Element Contact Image Sensor (CMOS)
Light Source RGB (red, green, blue) LED & white LED array
Scanning Speed US Cheques: 180 cheques per minute
Scanning Mode Image output resolution (dpi): 240x240, 200 x 200, 150 x 150, 100 x 100
Black & White: Binary, Error Diffusion, Advanced Text Enhancement (Simplex, Duplex in each mode) Greyscale: 256-level, 16-level (Simplex, Duplex)


Document Thickness 0.08 - 0.20 mm, weight: 60-120gsm
Document Sizes Height: 60 118 mm, length: 120 - 230mm
Sheet Feeder Capacity Built-in automatic feeder
Maximum stack height: 20mm (approx. 200 sheets or less, paper weight: 60 - 120gsm
Other Functions Dropout Colour, Automatic Page Size Detection, Double Feed Detection, Emboss Enhancement


Software Canon Scanning Utility
Drivers ISIS/TWAIN driver,
  • ™All company and/or product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective manufacturers in their markets and/or countries.
  • Canon reserves the right to change specifications without notice.
  • bvseo_sdk, net_sdk,
  • CLOUD, getAggregateRating, 477ms
  • bvseo-msg: The resource to the URL or file is currently unavailable.;
  • bvseo_sdk, net_sdk,
  • CLOUD, getReviews, 47ms
  • bvseo-msg: The resource to the URL or file is currently unavailable.;