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bold A3.
The multifunction inkjet range that thinks and prints big.
They’re here, Brother’s new sleek multifunction colour inkjet range that prints big but doesn’t cost
big money. Business and home users alike will just love these inspiring new machines that bring A3
capabilities for printing, copying, scanning and faxing* in one compact machine - and at an
affordable price.
*MFC-6490CW only
Solutions for every situation...
So whether you're a business looking to expand, a school, surgery or hospital with A3 printing needs,
a shop wanting to catch the eye of passing trade or a home office that's been waiting for an affordable
A3 option, Brother's world-first printers are for you.
Make menus more
Put classwork in a
class of it’s own
Add drama
to office documents
We've worked with home users and small to medium businesses for many years to understand your
Reducing costs
These are amongst the most affordable colour inkjet multifunction printers on the market and we
include high yield cartridges with your printer for even greater cost savings.
Maximising space
Not much bigger than an A4 printer, you'll be surprised at how compact these machines are whilst
still meeting all your printing, copying and scanning requirements. Plus, if you need to fax too,
choose the MFC-6490CW.
Connectivity like no other
Uniquely, no other A3 printer offers such total connectivity, from wireless operation to PictBridge and
Media Card Centre.
Professional A3 print quality
If you want big printing these multifunction machines print big - up to A3! Yet there's no compromise
on quality - with an ink droplet size of just 1.5 Picolitres (pl) and an incredible 6,000dpi resolution,
you are assured of professional quality printing every time.
Top Tip > Use Brother's BP71 premium glossy paper now available for the best professional results.
Colour A3 copying
When you want big copying these multifunction printers offer mono and colour copying up to A3.
They’re not work-shy either, they can cope with large documents and with their Automatic Document
Feeder they will copy multiple pages automatically - leaving you to go and do something far more
Hi-resolution colour A3 scanning
You won't believe the full colour scanning capabilities of these multifunction machines - comparable
to many standalone A3 scanners. And they have many time and money saving features to ensure
your business stays competitive. Scan and convert documents into PDF format directly to your USB
memory stick; scan documents straight to file on your computer (including JPEG, PDF and TIFF
formats); scan documents straight to email as an attachment; scan an image directly to your photo
application so it's ready for editing or printing or scan to OCR (optical character recognition), giving
you the ability to edit a pre-printed document.
Full colour fax
When you need faxing capabilities choose the MFC-6490CW - providing you with full colour faxing
up to A4 in size (up to A3 size-mono only). With 100 speed dial numbers to save time, up to 400 pages
transmit/receive memory and 33,600bps modem, it's quietly efficient for all your faxing needs.
Total connectivity
Uniquely, no other A3 multifunction machine has as much connectivity as Brother's new printers,
which are network ready 'out of the box' - meaning they are simple to connect and easy to use - plus
if you want to share all the machines’ capabilities with other uses in the home or office, you can. Your
home or office environment may not have wireless connectivity but to help you future-proof your
growing business, we've future-proofed our products. Both A3 multifunction machines are
compatible for wired and wireless networks so you can introduce wireless when you are ready. And
with PictBridge, USB memory stick, Ethernet, Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and Media Card Centre, these
multifunction printers have total connectivity.
Photo printing
Take advantage of the fantastic, easy to use media
card centre, PictBridge connection and Direct
USB print feature available on these new
generation multifunction printers - allowing you to
print excellent quality digital images directly from
your camera, media card or USB pen. You can
even edit your photographs before you print using
the wide, colour LCD which has built-in photo
enhance software.
Consumables designed to cut costs
Brother’s Innobella original consumables
utilise state of the art technology to
produce top quality prints time and time
again whilst keeping your cost per page to
a minimum. Long-lasting colours are vivid
and true thanks to fade resistant inks and
specially coated paper.
Energy efficient
Brother's new generation multifunction inkjet
printers have the low power consumption and
minimum noise emission required to comply with
ENERGY STAR and the renowned Blue Angel
environmental standard. So you are assured that
you are getting a quality product, value for money and at the same time, being kind to the environment.
MFC-6490CW & DCP-6690CW Technical Specifications
Memory Capacity
Warm-up Time
Wireless Setup
Easy Wireless Security
Display MFC-6490CW
Display DCP-6690CW
Colour Printer
Borderless Printing
Colour Enhancement
Minimum Droplet Size
Direct Photo Print
0 seconds
Hi Speed USB 2.0 / USB Direct / Pictbridge / Media cards
10/100 Base-TX, Wireless LAN IEEE802.11b/g (Infrastructure
Mode/Adhoc Mode)
TCP/IP (IPv4 & IPv6)
Secure Easy Setup™ (SES), Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS),
AirStation OneTouch Secure System™ (AOSS)
Wide 3.3" Colour LCD Display
Wide 4.2" Colour Touchscreen LCD Display
Colour Scanner
Scan Speed
Grey Scale
Colour Depth
'Scan' Key
Paper Output
Paper Handling Sizes
Media Type
Direct Photo Printing
USB Direct Interface
PhotoCapture Centre™
(Acceptable Media Cards)
Up to 35ppm mono & 28ppm colour
Up to 6,000 x 1,200 (Vertical x Horizontal)
Available for A3, A4, LTR, A6, Photo 4 x 6", Index Card, Postcard
Brother Image enhancement allows you to customise colour output
1.5pl (when used with Brother BP71 paper, see Supplies section)
Print photos direct from a USB Flash memory Drive / Media Cards
(See Direct Photo Print section)
Colour Fax MFC-6490CW only
Using the ITU.T-30E Colour Fax Protocol to other compatible
fax machines
Data Compression
MH, MR, MMR (Mono), JPEG (Colour)
Automatic Redial
Automatic redial if the recipient fax is busy
Speed Dials
100 locations for pre-stored numbers
Group Dials
Up to 6 groups
Fax / Tel Switch
Automatic recognition of fax and telephone reception
Distinctive Ring Detection
Super Fine
Enables quality transmission and reception of very small print or line
Grey Scale
256 shades of grey
Transit/Receive Memory
Up to 400 pages (ITU-T Test Chart No 1)
Broadcasting Locations
Send the same fax message to up to 256 locations
Auto Reduction
Automatically reduces a received fax to fit on to a single A4 sheet
Error Correction Mode
Where machines share the ECM feature, errors during transmission
are corrected automatically ensuring received documents are error free
Fax Forwarding
Sends a fax received in memory to another pre-programmed fax
number (Mono only)
Remote Access
Allows the user to remotely access their machine by using another
touch tone phone
Fax Retrieval
Allows the user to retrieve fax messages using another touch tone
machine (Mono only)
Dual Access
Scan a fax for transmission whilst receiving a fax (Mono only)
Internet Fax (I-Fax)
Fax documents anywhere in the world over the internet without the
use of a telephone line
Send & Receive faxes from your PC (phone line required)
Colour Copier
Multi copy
Enlargement / Reduction Ratio
N in 1
Poster Printing
Paper Handling
Paper Input
Up to 23ppm mono & 20ppm colour
Up to 1,200 x 1,200dpi (colour), 1,200 x 1,200dpi (mono)
Produces up to 99 copies of each original
25% - 400% in 1% increments
Reduce 2 or 4 pages on to a single sheet
Enlarge an image to print onto 3 x 3 pages of A4 size
(available for A4 only)
Optical: Up to 1,200 x 2,400dpi
Interpolated: Up to 19,200 x 19,200dpi
From 4 seconds Mono & from 6 seconds Colour
(A4 size, 100 x 100dpi)
256 shades of grey
36bit internal processing colour scanner
Allows the user to scan to E-mail, OCR, Image, File, Card or a USB
Flash Memory Drive, FTP (MFC-6490CW only)
Supporting: JPEG, BMP, PDF, TIFF, PNG (USB Flash Memory Drive
supports PDF Mono & Colour, JPEG, TIFF).
Media Card Drive
Network Media Card Drive
Image Format
150 sheet standard paper tray
250 sheet lower tray
50 sheet automatic document feeder (ADF)
50 sheets
A3, A4, LTR, LGL, EXE, A5, A6, Photo 4 x 6", Index Card, Postcard,
Envelope plus additional sizes
Plain, Inkjet, Glossy, Transparency
Print directly from a PictBridge enabled Digital Camera
Print directly from a USB Flash Memory Drive
Compact Flash: 4MB-8GB (Type1 only, Type2 & Microdrive are not
Memory Stick: 16MB-128MB (Duo with Adopter)
Memory Stick Pro: 256MB-8GB (MagicGate: YES if not use MG function)
Secure Digital: 16MB-2GB (MiniSD with Adopter)
Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC): 4-8GB
xD Picture Card: 16-512MB
xD Picture Card TypeM / M+ / TypeH: 256MB-2GB
Save & retrieve files using any of the above listed media cards
Save & retrieve files using any of the above listed media cards
through the network
Photo Print: JPEG
Scan to Card: JPEG, PDF (colour), TIFF, PDF (mono)
Driver Software Included
Reallusion FaceFilter
Studio Software
Brother MFL-Pro Suite
Brother ControlCentre3, ScanSoft® Paperport® 11 SE with OCR
Brother ControlCentre2, NewSoft® Presto!® PageManager7
A simple and easy to use photo editor that enables you to fine-tune your
photos to print perfect, professional looking photos with or without
Windows Vista® / Windows® XP Professional (32 & 64 bit editions) /
Supported Operating Systems Home Edition / Windows® 2000 Professional (SP4) / Mac OS X
10.2.4 or greater
Standard Cartridges
High Yield Cartridges
Brother Paper
Weights & Dimensions
With Carton
Without Carton
Power Consumption
Power Consumption
Noise level
Black: LC1100BK - Approx 450** A4 pages
Cyan / Magenta / Yellow: LC1100C/M/Y - Approx 325** A4 pages
Black: LC1100HYBK - Approx 900** A4 pages
Cyan / Magenta / Yellow: LC1100C/M/Y - Approx 750** A4 pages
BP71GA3: A3 glossy photo paper, 20 sheets
BP71GLA: A4 glossy photo paper, 20 sheets
BP71GLP: 4x6" glossy photo paper, 50 sheets
BP60MA: A4 Matte inkjet paper, 25 sheets
BP60PA: A4 inkjet paper, 250 sheet
BP60MA3: A3 Matte inkjet paper, 25 sheets
656(W) x 597(D) x 460(H) mm / 22.1kg
540(W) x 488(D) x 323(H) mm / 15.6kg
Operating 29W
Standby 6W
Power Save - 4.5W
Operating 26W
Standby 6W
Power Save - 4W
50dBA (Maximum)
*Receiving is for Windows® only
**Approx. cartridge yield is declared in accordance with
ISO/IEC 24711
Brother UK Ltd, Audenshaw, Manchester M34 5JD
Tel: 0870 830 4000 Fax: 0870 830 4031 Website:
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