Canon L170 Multifunctional Laser Fax Machine

On Demand Fixing technology

Canon’s proprietary On-Demand Fixing technology transfers heat directly to the ceramic heating element, reducing warm-up time to the bare minimum and enabling a quick first print.

Compact footprint

The FAX-L170 features a compact profile with a remarkably small footprint, helping to reduce desktop clutter.

Functions as a printer too

The fax machine can also be hooked up via USB to a PC or Mac to function as a speedy 18ppm (A4) printer.

Accompanying handset

The accompanying handset kit is flushed with the top surface of the device body, adding to device compactness.

5-Line LCD display

A 5-line LCD display aids in device setup and also makes menu settings easier to read than ever before.

Minimal maintenance

The FAX-L170 uses the all-in-one toner cartridge 328 integrating the photosensitive drum, cleaning unit, and toner reservoir in one compact package, saving costs and making toner replacements easy.



Printing Method

Monochrome Laser

Print Speed (A4 / Letter)

18 / 19ppm

Print Resolution

Up to 600 x 600dpi
1200 (equivalent) x 600dpi

Warm-up Time (From Power On)

14secs. or less

First Printout Time (FPOT)


Approx. 7.8secs. (A4), 7.7secs. (LTR)

Recovery Time (From Sleep Mode)

Approx. 3.5secs.

Print Language / Emulation


Print Margins

Top: 5mm, bottom: 6mm, left: 5mm, right: 5mm (Other sizes than Envelope)
10mm - top, bottom, left and right (Envelope)

Print Features

Watermark, Page composer, Toner saver



Copy Speed


12.4cpm (copies per minute)


11.8cpm (copies per minute)

Copy Resolution

600 x 600dpi

First Copy Time (FCOT)


Approx. 22.3secs. (A4), 21.3secs. (LTR)

Maximum Number of Copies

Up to 99 copies

Reduce / Enlargement

50 - 200% in 1% increments

Copy Features

Density adjustment, Toner saver



Modem Speed

Up to 33.6Kbps

Fax Resolution

Up to 200 x 400dpi

Compression Modes


Memory Capacity*1

Up to 512 pages

One-Touch Dial

30 dials

Speed Dial (One Touch + Coded dials)

Up to 130 dials

Group Dials / Destinations

Max. 129 dials / Max. 129 destinations

Sequential Broadcast

Max. 140 destinations

Receive Mode

Fax only, Manual, Answering, Fax / Tel Auto switch

Memory Backup

Yes, 5 minutes

FAX Features

Fax Forwarding, Dual Access, Remote Reception, PC Fax (TX only), DRPD, ECM, Auto Redial, Fax Activity Reports, Fax Activity Result Reports, Fax Activity Management Reports

Paper Handling


Auto Document Feeder

30 sheets (80g/m2 or less)

Available Paper Size for ADF

A4, B5, A5, B6, Letter, Legal, Statement
Min. 127 x 139.7mm to Max. 216 x 356mm

Paper Input

Plain Paper 
(60 - 80g/m2):

150-sheet cassette

Paper Output

100 sheets (face down)

Paper Sizes

A4, B5, A5, LGL, LTR, STMT, EXE, OFFICIO, B-OFFICIO, M-OFFICIO, GLTR, GLGL, FLS, 16K, Postcard, Postcard without folding line, Tetrahedral Postcard


COM10, Monarch, C5, DL, 
Custom (Min. 76.2 x 127mm to Max. 216 x 356mm)

Paper Types

Plain, Heavy, Recycled, Transparency, Label, Envelope

Paper Weight

60 to 163g/m2

Connectivity and Software


Standard Interface(s)

USB 2.0 High Speed

OS Compatibility

Windows 7 (32 / 64 bits*2), Windows Vista (32 / 64 bits*2), 
Windows XP (32 / 64 bits*2), Windows 2000
 OS X 10.4.9 & up*2, Linux*3

Software Included

Printer driver, Fax driver

General Specification



Canon Custom Processor 133MHz


64MB (Max.)

LCD Display

5-line B/W LCD

Dimensions (W x D x H)

372 x 303 x 303mm (cassette closed)
372 x 400 x 303mm (cassette opened)


8.2kg (with cartridge)
8.8kg (without cartridge)

Power Consumption


1020W or less

During Operation:

Approx. 400W (in copying)

During Standby:

Approx. 10W

During Sleep:

Approx. 1.5W

TEC (Typical Electricity Consumption)

0.6 kWh/W

Noise Levels

Sound pressure level 
(Bystander's position):

53dB in B/W printing (reference value)

Sound power level:

6.5B or less in B/W printing

Sound pressure level
(Bystander's position):

Inaudible*4 (reference value)

Sound power level:

4.3B or less

Operating Environment


50 to 86°F (10 to 30°C)


20% to 80% RH (no condensation)

Power Requirements

AC 220 to 240V:

50 / 60Hz

Toner Cartridge*5

Cartridge 328:

2,100 pages

Bundled cartridge:

1,000 pages

Monthly Duty Cycle*6

Up to 8,000 pages

Specifications are subject to change without notice.




Based on ITU-T #1 Chart (standard mode).


Drivers for Mac OS and Windows 64-bit OS can be downloaded from when available.


Linux supports printing only.


"Inaudible" means each Sound pressure level at bystander's position is less than the absolute criterion value about background noise of ISO 7779.


Toner cartridge yield in accordance with ISO / IEC 19752.


Monthly Duty Cycle value provides a means for comparison of product robustness in relation to other Canon Laser Devices, and does not refer to actual maximum image output per month.

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