Canon imageFORMULA DR-M1060II review

The Canon imageFORMULA DR-M1060II lets you go large with your scanning, for paper sizes up to A3 and beyond

Canon imageFORMULA DR-M1060II
(Image: © Matthew Richards)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Surprisingly compact for a large-format scanner, the imageFORMULA DR-M1060II is nevertheless surprisingly weighty at just over 6kg (about 13.5lbs). That’s because it’s very solidly built, designed to fit into a busy business environment, and also because it folds in on itself for neat storage. It’s fast and capable, with a built-in ADF (Auto Document Feeder) and the ability to scan both sides of duplex pages in a single pass. The supporting Windows software is intuitive and effective, but it’s a pricey bit of kit.


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    Compact with trays retracted

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    Fast and accurate

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    Wide-ranging scanning options


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    Windows only

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    Basic onboard controls

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    No Ethernet or Wi-Fi

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The Canon imageFORMULA DR-M1060II performs scanning on a bigger stage. Let’s face, most printers these days have scanners built-in, often with an ADF for automating the process of scanning multi-page documents. The downside is that they can typically only scan pages up to a maximum of A4/letter size, and that’s often true for the scanners built into large-format A3 printers.

This purpose-built A3 scanner can accommodate everything from small business cards to A3/11x17-inch documents and beyond. Designed for a busy business environment, it has a suggested daily duty cycle of up to 13,000 scans with plenty of options for single-sided and double-sided documents, folded sheets, artwork and bound media, made quick and easy by fast scanning speeds and good supporting Windows software.


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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

His expertise with equipment doesn’t end there, though. He is also an encyclopedia  when it comes to all manner of cameras, camera holsters and bags, flashguns, tripods and heads, printers, papers and inks, and just about anything imaging-related. 

In an earlier life he was a broadcast engineer at the BBC, as well as a former editor of PC Guide.