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Brother MFC-6490CW 6000 x 1200DPI Inkjet A3 35ppm Wi-Fi

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A multifunctional is really an all-in-one device; it is both a scanner and a printer, and often even has a fax function. So effectively it\'s a copier, but one that has the scanning and printing functions available separately. All this is a great advantage when you have limited office space. Moreover, you will be able to work faster and more efficiently by using the device\'s convenient special functions.
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Long product name Brother MFC-6490CW 6000 x 1200DPI Inkjet A3 35ppm Wi-Fi :
The short editorial description of Brother MFC-6490CW 6000 x 1200DPI Inkjet A3 35ppm Wi-Fi

MFC-6490CW color inkjet All-in-One

Brother MFC-6490CW 6000 x 1200DPI Inkjet A3 35ppm Wi-Fi:
The official marketing text of Brother MFC-6490CW 6000 x 1200DPI Inkjet A3 35ppm Wi-Fi as supplied by the manufacturer
The Professional Series MFC-6490CW color inkjet All-in-One is perfect for creating impressive everyday business documents such as reports, presentations, spreadsheets, proposals and more! Plus, it offers the ultimate in versatility with up to ledger (11”x17”) size print / copy / scan / fax. Making the everyday business documents more impactful and the fine details easier to read. Other powerful features include: wireless networking, large up to 150 sheet paper capacity and up to 50 sheet automatic document feeder. It also offers up to 35ppm black / 28pm color print speeds, up to 6000 x 1200 dpi high quality resolutions, widescreen 3.3" color LCD display, uses high yield ink cartridges and includes a 2-year limited warranty.

- Versatile Paper Handling. Dual paper trays provide a total of 400-sheet capacity. Tray 1 holds up to 150 sheets of 3.5” x 5” to ledger 11" x 17" sized. Tray 2 holds up to 250 sheets of letter up to ledger 11" x 17" sized paper.
- Fast Color Printing on Demand. With speeds up to 35ppm black and 28ppm color.
- Built-in Wireless & Wires Interfaces. Allows you to share the MFC now or in the future. Just plug it into your wired or wireless router and share it to print, scan, PC Fax and access to the digital camera media cards or USB flash memory.
- Versatile Scanning,Copying & Faxing Scan, copy or fax a wide variety of document sizes up to 11" x 17" (Ledger) on the document glass or through the 50-page auto document feeder.
- Direct Photo Printing. Print photos directly from your digital camera's media cards, PictBridge-enabled camera, or USB Flash Memory.
- High Yield 4-Cartridge System. Both standard and high yield ink cartridges are avalible. Our effcient 4-cartridge system means that you only need to change the cartridge that is empty.
- Professional. With droplet sizes as small as 1.5 picoliters and high resolutions up to 6000 x 1200dpi.
- Widescreen 3.3" Color LCD Display. Edit and enhance images, preview faxes and easy to read help menus.
Short summary description Brother MFC-6490CW 6000 x 1200DPI Inkjet A3 35ppm Wi-Fi:
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Brother MFC-6490CW, Inkjet, Colour printing, 6000 x 1200 DPI, Colour copying, 150 sheets, A3
Long summary description Brother MFC-6490CW 6000 x 1200DPI Inkjet A3 35ppm Wi-Fi :

Brother MFC-6490CW. Print technology: Inkjet, Printing: Colour printing. Maximum resolution: 6000 x 1200 DPI, Print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Letter): 28 ppm. Copying: Colour copying. Maximum copy resolution: 1200 x 1200 DPI. Scanning: Colour scanning, Faxing: Mono faxing. Maximum ISO A-series paper size: A3. Standard input capacity: 150 sheets. Wi-Fi

This is an auto-generated long summary of Brother MFC-6490CW 6000 x 1200DPI Inkjet A3 35ppm Wi-Fi based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Print technology *
Indicates the method used to print by this product.
Printing *
Producing a paper copy of information stored on a computer.
Colour printing
Copying *
Description of copying function (colour or monochrome).
Colour copying
Scanning *
To convert a document or picture into digital form for storage or processing on a computer, by scanning it using a scanner.
Colour scanning
Faxing *
To send an exact copy of a document made by electronic scanning and transmitted as data by telecommunications links.
Mono faxing
Digital sender *
Device similar to a scanner which converts paper documents into digital information for emailing, archiving, document management and more.
Number of print cartridges
The amount of print cartridges. A print cartridge is a container holding a quantity of ink which is inserted into a inkjet printer mechanism.
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter) *
The print speed of a printer for black & white A4 pages, normal quality. The exact speed varies depending on the system configuration, software program, and document complexity.
35 ppm
Maximum resolution *
Maximum printing resolution.
6000 x 1200 DPI
Print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Letter)
28 ppm
Maximum copy resolution *
The greatest amount of detail that can be produced by a copy of a document.
1200 x 1200 DPI
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4)
23 cpm
Copy speed (normal quality, colour, A4)
20 cpm
PC free copying
Maximum scan resolution
19200 x 19200 DPI
Input colour depth
Colour depth of the input into the product. The colour depth is either the number of bits used to indicate the color of a single pixel, in a bitmapped image or video frame buffer, or the number of bits used for each color component of a single pixel. High-end laptops have 24-bit colour depth.
24 bit
Modem speed
The speed at which data is transferred by a modem.
33.6 Kbit/s
Fax memory
100 pages
Indicates whether automatic redialing is available on this product
Fax forwarding
Sends a fax received in memory to another pre-programmed fax number.
Input capacity
Standard input capacity *
The number of sheets of paper that can be held by a device.
150 sheets
Maximum input capacity
400 sheets
Multi-Purpose tray capacity
250 sheets
Paper handling
Maximum ISO A-series paper size *
Standard tray media types *
The types of media which are used in the printer/photocopier trays e.g. glossy paper, photo paper, envelopes.
Envelopes, Photo paper, Plain paper
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9) *
Different sizes of paper from A0 (big) to A9 (small). A4 is the most common size used for printing documents.
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9)
Non-ISO print media sizes
Executive, Folio, Legal, Letter
Envelopes sizes
Built-in display *
A display which is part of the product, so you do not need to attach another display.
The description of display that can includes display type, resolution, size etc.
Display diagonal
Size of the display for this product, measured diagonally, usually in inches.
8.38 cm (3.3")
Wi-Fi *
Popular technology that allows an electronic device to exchange data or connect to the internet wirelessly using radio waves.
Ethernet LAN *
An Ethernet LAN (Local Area Network) interface is present, for a wired conection via a cable.
Ports & interfaces
Standard interfaces *
Most common industry-standard communication protocols ranging from RS-232, RS-422, RS-423, RS-485, and LVDS to USB.
USB 2.0
PictBridge is an industry standard introduced in 2003 from the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) for direct printing. It allows images to be printed directly from digital cameras to a printer, without having to connect the camera to a computer using common connectivity like USB or Bluetooth.
Internal memory *
The amount of memory, usually measured in bytes (e.g. MB, GB), which is installed in the system's hardware.
64 MB
Card reader integrated *
The device includes a card reader e.g. a card reader in the disk bay of a computer or thin client to permit log-on using smart/pin cards.
Power consumption (average operating) *
29 W
Power consumption (standby)
The amount of electricity that is consumed when the product is on standby.
4.5 W
Weight & dimensions
Weight *
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
15.6 kg
Other features
Networking features
10/100 BaseTX
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
540 x 488 x 323 mm
Network ready
Indicates whether the product is network-ready out of the box.
Wireless technology
Technology that communicates with other devices without a physical connection e.g. radio, WiFi.
802.11 b/g
All-in-one functions
List of All-in-One products' top-level functions; do not include AIO features such as fax forwarding or speed dialing
Copy, Fax, Scan
Colour all-in-one functions
Copy, Print, Scan
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Testseek has collected 28 expert reviews for Brother MFC-6490CW and the average expert rating is 77 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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An A3 printer is a useful thing. It allows you to print small poster-sized images, multi-page pamphlets on one sheet and can even be used in pre-production environments to output full-sized double-page proofs. But most people don't own or run them beca...
Bottom line A3 printing and scanning at a ludicrously low price, though speed and quality are middling...
Most A3 all-in-ones we see are laser based, have prices in the thousands and have dimensions a small building would be proud of. Brother’s MFC-6490CW is different: it’s an inkjet A3 all-in-one – the only one we’ve ever seen – and as a result it’s much...
Bottom line Very compact and incredibly cheap for an A3 all-in-one, but speed and print quality are only average...
The MFC-6490CW is an A3 alternative to A4 multifunction devices (MFDs). According to Brother, it’s the world’s first compact A3 wireless inkjet MFD.With its 540x488mm footprint, calling it compact is stretching it a bit, but Brother has done a good job...
Good Goodquality prints; accepts A3 paper; easy to install; wired and wireless networking...
Bad No duplex function; slightly flimsy chassis...
Bottom line If you’ll make good use of its A3 functions, this is a good-quality multifunction device...
Brothers MFC-6490CW is an A3+ business inkjet MFP with integrated fax and A3+ scanner, so you can produce A3 posters and scan double-page magazine spreads and tabloid-sized newspaper pages. Even the 50-page automatic document feeder (ADF) can handl...
Brother is aiming big with its latest multi-function device. The MFC-6490CW combines a colour inkjet printer, scanner, fax and copy functions, and the important ability to handle A3 pages - a not-too-common feature on inkjets at this price.
A bigger Brother. Affordable oversize printing and scanning. There are plenty of all-in-one printer/scanners around, but what almost all have in common is their A4 size. Brothers MFC-6490CW is the first that can print on A3+ paper and scan documents...
If A4 paper just isnt big enough, then Brothers MFC-6490CW might just be your next multifunction printer. It isnt the best or fastest A3 printer available, but the combination of features and its low running cost make it a tempting buy. Though it has the basic shape and look of a standard Brother inkjet multifunction printer, the MFC-6490CW is a different beast altogether. Its wide and deep enough to cope with A3 media, and high enough to fit 400 sheets at a time. It isnt as big as the Eps...
Good A3 printing and scanning, quick and detailed scans, fast first-page-out times, comprehensive connectivity, low running cost...
Bad Slow printing, photo quality isn’t great, no automatic duplex or CD/DVD printing...
Bottom line There are better standalone A3 printers available, but Brother’s A3 inkjet multifunction has its merits. A low running cost caps off a decent printer...
Product Code: MFC6490CWZU1 Brother's colour inkjet multifunction printer (MFP), the Brother MFC-6490CW, adds wide-format printing capability to an already long list of functions. Unfortunately, extremely slow performance is the tradeoff. For £299 (i...
Bottom line The Brother MFC-6490CW multifunction printer's wide-format capability is nice, but not its slow performance and variable print quality. Melissa Riofrio and Susan Silvius Lowest online price: £228.85...
Say the word ‘A3’ and most immediately think too big or too heavy or probably both. Well it will not fit where I review A4 units – no surprise there – but it sits in the doorway to my office quite happily and it just needs an extension on the USB lead...
We suspect this is the first of several A3 all-in-one printers to be released by the major manufacturers over the next year. While its well-specified and does its job reasonably well, there are some design flaws in the menu system and it would benefit...
As a first attempt at an A3 all-in-one office inkjet, the MFC-6490CW makes a lot of the right moves. It has twin paper trays, a good scanner and some useful extras, such as the widescreen LCD display. A couple of annoying shortcomings, particularly th...
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