Compact, multi-featured and wireless.

Compact, multi-featured and wireless.
MFC-255CW Colour Inkjet Multi-Function Center
Compact, multi-featured
and wireless.
Print, copy, scan and fax with
wireless convenience.
Networking in colour
Easy-to-use wireless networking with an 802.11b/g
interface. Share colour print, colour scan and
PC-FAX send functions to help save on resources.
Colour print
Vivid high quality output and high speeds. Media card
compatibility†. Print photos directly, without your PC.
Colour scan
High quality colour scanning with up to 19200 dpi
interpolated resolution.
Colour copy
Versatile flatbed design for colour copying.
Accommodates a variety of formats including bound,
thick or odd-sized documents.
Colour fax
Convenient 14.4 kbps fax modem. PC-FAX software to
send faxes directly from your computer and help save
on paper▲‡.
Share with multiple computers
Print photos directly
using a wireless (802.11 b/g)
from your digital
network connection
camera’s media cards†
4 separate ink cartridges.
Change only the colour
that needs replacing
MFC-255CW Colour Inkjet Multi-Function Center
Share great features, with wireless networking.
Compact and multi-featured
The MFC-255CW has a lot to offer in a compact
package for the home and small office user.
Its space-saving combination of print, copy, scan
and fax functionality is ideally suited for a
wireless work environment.
Direct photo printing from media cards
You can also print lifelike photo images directly from
your digital camera media cards† without even using
your computer. Enjoy vivid, borderless colour output
with droplet size as small as 1.5 picoliters and
resolutions up to 6000 x 1200 dpi▼.
Built-in wireless interface
Easily share the MFC-255CW’s convenient features
with user-friendly wireless network installation.
Share print, scan, PC-FAX send‡ features and
access digital camera media cards† over your
wireless network.
Convenient fax capability
The MFC-255CW is designed to work with fax
and phone on the same line using the Auto Fax /
Telephone switching feature. Never miss a fax with
200-page out-of-paper reception2.
Savings on ink
Our efficient 4-cartridge ink system means that
you only change the cartridge that needs replacing. Brother genuine supplies ensure consistent,
high-quality results.
Total Customer Satisfaction
Brother is committed to total customer satisfaction.
We provide no-charge toll-free technical support
for the life of your machine, 7 days a week■,
including 24/7 web support. Our MFC-255CW’s
1 year limited exchange express warranty is
supported by an established network of highly
qualified Authorized Service Partners. We are at
your side every step of the way.
Product Specifications
4-cartridge colour inkjet
• Print speed
• Modem speed / best
Brother’s new print engine and Brother Innobella™ inks and
papers are a completely integrated and fully optimized system.
• Included supplies
transmit speed2
14.4 Kbps/6 s
Black starter ink cartridge5
Cyan starter ink cartridge5
Yellow starter ink cartridge5
Magenta starter ink cartridge5
• Ink monochrome / colour (ppm)*
Up to 30 ppm/Up to 25 ppm
• Colour fax (document send /receive)
• Resolution (dpi)▼
Up to 6000 x 1200
• Memory capacity (max pages)2
• Warranty
• Memory capacity
32 MB
• Fax compatibility
• Unit dimensions (W x D x H)
• Minimum droplet size
1.5 picoliters
• Paper Capacity3
• PC-FAX functionality
100 sheets
• Paper sizes3
200 pages
390 mm x 365 mm x 150 mm
Send only
• PhotoCapture Center®
LTR, LGL, EXE, A4, A5, A6, B4,
Envelopes: Com-10, DL,Monarch
Built-in media card drives
Photo: 4" x 6", 5" x 7"
Custom sizes: from 3.9" x 5.8" to 8.5" x 14"
• Sheet weights3
64-220g/m2 (17-58 lb)
• Interfaces**
• Accepted media†
• Colour scanning
• Interpolated resolution max (dpi)
19200 x 19200
• Optical resolution max (dpi)
1200 x 2400 (colour and monochrome)
• Document viewer and
OCR software
465 mm x 225 mm x 460 mm
• Unit/carton weight
• UPC code
• Paper 012502622765
Up to 20 cpm/Up to 18 cpm
• Resolution (dpi)
1200 x 600
• Reduction/enlargement
25%-400% in 1% increments
• Sorting function/stacking function
No/Yes (up to 99)
8.5" x 11" Letter-size glossy paper
4" x 6" Glossy paper BP71GLTR
MS, MS Pro, SD, SDHC, xD,
xD type M/H
• Direct print size
4" x 6", 5" x 7", Letter, A4
Supported operating systems and software functions
• Network management tools
Printing, Scanning,
PC-FAX send4
Removable Disk ENVIRONMENT
• ENERGY STAR® qualified
• Power consumption (Avg)
Operating: Average 23W
Intel Pentium II
or equivalent
256 MB
64-bit processors
512 MB
Mac OS X 10.3.9
or greater
Printing, Scanning,
PC-FAX send4,
Removable Disk ®
Required HARD Disk Space
450 MB
Windows Vista
• Network compatibility
TCP/IP, Apple ’s Simple Network
XP Home2,5
XP Professional2,5
XP Professional
x64 Edition2
• Wireless network security
2000 Professional
BR-Admin Light
SSID (32 chr), WEP 64/128bit, WPA
Supported Functions
Operating Systems
monochrome / colour (cpm)
• Box dimensions (W x D x H)
Scansoft™ Paper port™ 11 SE with OCR
by NUANCE™ for Windows®
• Network printing/scanning/
Presto!® Page manager 7 for Mac®
PC-FAX send
• Copies per minute
Part numbers
Black (450 pages)4
Cyan (325 pages)4
Yellow (325 pages)4 Magenta (325 pages)4
Print photos, colour enhancement,
crop photos, Media card read and
write access
Wireless 802.11b/g, Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Item • PhotoCapture Center
• System compatibility▲
Windows®, Mac®
1 year limited exchange express warranty
Intel Pentium 4
or equivalent
64-bit processors
1 GB
1.2 GB
PowerPC G4/G5
Intel Core™ Processor
1 GB
480 MB
1. Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5.5 or greater.
2. For WIA, 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution. Brother Scanner Utility enables to enhance up to 19200 x 19200 dpi.
3. Third party USB ports are not supported.
4. PC-FAX supports black and white only.
5. PaperPort™ 11SE supports Microsoft® SP4 or higher for Windows® 2000 and SP2 or higher for XP.
For the latest driver updates, visit Windows® Vista is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft® Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
All other trademarks, brand and product names are property of their respective companies.
Ready: Average 5W
Off: 0.7W
Sleep: Average 3W
• Noise level
50 dBA (maximum)
For more information please call 1-877-BROTHER (1-877-276-8437) or visit our web site:
Digital media cards not included. *PPM speed excludes time to complete first page and will vary depending on a variety of factors. ▼Resolutions are listed vertical by horizontal. **Cables not included. ▲See minimum requirements chart for details. ‡PC-FAX send functionality in black and white only. 1Requires additional purchase. 2Based on Brother No.1 chart with MMR coding. 3All references to sheets of paper refer to 20 Lbs (bond) paper. 4Approximate page yields in accordance with ISO 24711. 5Actual yield of starter cartridge will be approx. 65% of replacement LC61 series, due to ink system initialization process. ■From MONDAY to FRIDAY: 8:00am to 8:00pm
ET - From SATURDAY to SUNDAY: 8:30am to 5:00pm ET. Please note that on weekends, some of our software support services may not always be available during these time periods. Please note that we are closed on
most Canadian statutory holidays. Mac is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S.A and other countries. Microsoft, Windows, the Windows logo and/or other Microsoft products referenced herein are either
registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. Brother and its logo are trademarks of Brother Industries Ltd., Japan. All specifications are subject to change without notice. All registered
trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective companies.
©2009 Brother International Corporation (Canada) Ltd. 1, rue Hôtel de Ville, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Québec, H9B 3H6.
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