Canon imageFORMULA DR-2020U

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Canon imageFORMULA DR-2020U

Enhance the management of the documents in your office with the DR-2020U’s fast and easy scanning operation and versatile paper handling capabilities - helping reduce costs for business and improve profitability.


  • High-speed colour scanning at 20ppm or 40ipm (200dpi)
  • Enhanced image quality
  • Versatile scanning - ADF, flatbed and unique business card feeder
  • Fast and easy scanning with CaptureOnTouch software
  • Powerful software applications included

Detailed Features

Easy to use, versatile scanning

The easy-to-use DR-2020U offers affordable high-speed duplex scanning for small and home office users, and also for corporate business departments – without compromising on quality or features.

A compact scanner with an attractive sleek, black design, the DR-2020U comes equipped with three versatile scanning options that make it ideal for handling a wide range of document types – from a large batch of invoices or reports to books, delicate archive records and customer business cards.

High-speed scanning

Increase productivity, with high-speed duplex scanning that operates at the same speed whether your documents are black and white or colour. The DR-2020U is capable of scanning up to 20 pages per minute or 40ipm (at 200dpi) when using the automatic document feeder.

Enhanced image quality

Advanced imaging features provide the highest-quality results, with features such as Punch Hole Removal, Auto Size Detection, Deskew and Advanced Text Enhancement, ensuring crisp clear images are consistently produced with a reduced file size, for faster processing. Colour Reports and photos can be perfectly captured with exceptional precision quality too using Canon’s cutting-edge 600dpi imaging sensor technology and 3-Dimensional Colour Correction processing.

Flexible scanning options

For maximum versatility, users can stack up to 50 sheets in the automatic document feeder, or copy manually using the flatbed scanner. Additionally, there is a dedicated business card reader that can hold up to 15 cards for the fast batch conversion of business contact information.

Easy one touch operation

Even users who are unfamiliar with scanning will find the DR-2020U extremely quick and easy to operate. Its intuitive user control panel has 3 illustrated buttons for the fast and effective ‘one touch’ execution of frequent scanning tasks, such as scan-to-email, scan-to-folders and scan-to-printer. Canon’s CaptureOnTouch software further simplifies scanning, reducing errors and saving valuable time.

Powerful applications

Included with DR-2020U is a comprehensive and versatile software pack with tools for efficient and effective document capturing, editing, filing and management. Users can also now send image files directly into Microsoft SharePoint or other applications using the included PaperPort software. Other useful software provided is Canon’s CapturePerfect, BizCard, Nuance OmniPage and eCopy PDF Pro Office.

Money-saving energy efficiency

The DR-2020U is Energy Star compliant, and can also be automatically switched on or off in line with the PC to which it is attached.

Product Specification


Type Universal Flatbed Scanner with ADF for A4
Scanning sensor unit 2 CCD Sensor
Optical resolution 1200dpi
Light source CCFL (Cold-Cathode Fluorescent Lamp)
Scanning side Front / Back / Duplex
Interface High speed USB 2.0
Dimensions (WxDxH) 440 (W) × 400 (D) × 180 (H) mm
Weight Approx. 7.8 kg
Power requirements AC100 - 240V (50/60Hz)
Power consumption Scanning 33W, Sleep Mode 3.7W, Power switch off 0.5W
Operating environment 10 - 32.5°C (50 - 90.5°F), Humidity: 20 - 80% RH
Environmental compliance ENERGY STAR


Black and White 20ppm / 40ipm
Colour 20ppm / 20ipm
Output resolution 150 x 150dpi, 200 x 200dpi, 240 x 240dpi,300 x 300dpi, 400 x 400dpi, 600 x 600dpi
Output mode Black and White, Error Diffusion, Advanced Text Enhancement, Advanced Text Enhancement II, 8-bit Greyscale (256-Level), 24-bit Colour
Suggested Daily Duty Cycle Approx: 1,000 scans/day


Width 139.7 - 216mm
Length 100 - 355.6mm
Thickness ADF: 50 - 128g/m² (0.05 - 0.15mm)
Flatbed: Up to 25mm
Card scanning Width:49mm Length: 85-91mm (Thickness 128 - 300g/m²)
Paper separation By Separation Pad
Feeder capacity 50 sheets (80g/m²)


- Auto Page Size Detection, Deskew, Skip Blank Page, Text Oriantation Recognition, Colour Dropout (RGB), Scan Area Setting, Auto Power On/Off, Double Feed Detection (by length), Job/User Registration (Register up to 50 jobs), Batch Separation


Windows ISIS /TWAIN Driver
Nuance eCopy PDF Pro Office
Nuance PaperPort
Nuance OmniPage
Presto! BizCard Reader
Plug-in: EMC Captiva Cloud Runtime Controls


- Exchange Roller for DR-2020U, Separation Pad


- Silex SX-DS-4000U2
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Accessories & Supplies

Scanner accessories

Canon introduces a range of scanner options and scanner accessories to boost performance and enable work on the move.

Scanner supplies

Canon’s supplies for imageFORMULA document scanners allow you to maintain the performance and extend life of your scanner.


Roller Unit

Replacement paper feeding roller unit for DR-2020U document scanner.


Separation Pad

Replacement paper separation pad with assembly for scanner's automatic document feeder.

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