Professional Colour Inkjet
A3 Multi-Function Centre®
with Fax and Wired Network
• Versatile faxing, copying and scanning
The MFC-5890CN is an office
solution that enables you to
Do More: It’s a high-quality
all in one fax machine, copier,
scanner, and a printer producing
outstanding results in all sizes
up to A3.
up to A4, and printing up to A3 size
• Fast printing: Up to 35 pages mono and
28 pages colour
• User-friendly 3.3’’ LCD screen and
easily accessible menus
• Share the MFC-5890CN with the
inbuilt wired network
• Speedy faxing and copying due to
a 50-page Automatic Document
Feeder (ADF)
• High resolution printing at 6,000dpi,
with a minimum droplet size of 1.5pl
when using Brother Innobella inks
and paper
• Even lower cost per page with the new
Innobella High Yield ink cartridges
The MFC-5890CN: A compact,
easy to use office solution that
gives you increased flexibility.
Quickly fax, copy and scan your
documents, and have the ability
to print up to A3 when required.
Wide LCD for ease of use.
Fast and versatile
The MFC-5890CN helps you save time, money and space:
Quickly print, fax, copy and scan from one machine using just
one set of consumables. For class-leading versatility, print
documents and borderless photos up to A3 size.
Ease of use
With its wide, full colour 3.3’’ LCD screen, accessing the
MFC-5890CN’s menus is incredibly easy. Simply preview or
edit photos, access the various scan options (including scan
to USB), or make photocopies without using your computer.
Share the MFC-5890CN among several users in your office
thanks to its wired network capability – and scan directly to
FTP or email server in order to save time and paper.
Professional print quality
An ink droplet size of just 1.5 Picolitres (pl) and an incredible
6,000dpi resolution assures professional quality printing every
time. Meanwhile, by using Brother’s Innobella inks and papers
with the MFC-5890CN you can achieve maximum quality
printing with the minimum amount of ink (use only 4 cartridges
instead of 6 or more).
Create an impact - with colour printing up to A3.
Value for money
Bring your cost per page down to a minimum with Brother’s
high yield Innobella ink cartridges which are supplied with
your MFC-5890CN. Using the cost-effective high yield
cartridges means you can print up to 900 pages mono and
750 pages in colour.
The new generation of Brother inkjet Multi-Function Centre®s
have the low power consumption and minimum noise emission
required to comply with the ENERGY STAR environmental
standard. Therefore, you can rest assured that your impact on
the environment is as low as possible.
Brother International Australia is a major
sponsor of the Planet Ark program ‘Cartridges
4 Planet Ark’ in addition to adopting a printing
system that reduces consumable wastage. The printing system
ensures users only need to replace the empty cartridge rather
than the entire inkjet print head. Brother International Australia
and each of their state branches have also been awarded the
strict ISO 14001:2004 standard for Environmental Management
Systems; and their products are Energy Star approved, a
standard governing product safety and total environmental
management strategy. All Brother Products are designed to help
you conduct business in the most environmentally sustainable
manner; please visit for more information
on how.
Automatic Document Feeder – ideal when copying
or faxing multiple page documents.
MFC-5890CN Professional Colour Inkjet A3 Multi-Function Centre® with Fax and Wired Network
The MFC-5890CN: A compact, easy to use office solution
that gives you increased flexibility. Quickly fax, copy and
scan your documents and have the ability to print up to A3
when required.
And what is best, despite its many features the MFC-5890CN is incredibly simple to
use and enables you to Do More than ever before with user-friendly menus and
software, as well as a wide 3.3’’ LCD display for easy access to various functions.
With the MFC-5890CN you get professional quality print, fax, copy and scan
performance. Using just one compact machine improves your workflow and saves
valuable space in your office. Additionally, you can print materials up to A3 size so
your documents will have more of an impact, and become much easier to read.
Furthermore, using four separate high yield ink cartridges results in a much lower
cost per page, thus saving you money every day.
Waste no more time: Fast print speeds of up to 35 mono and 28 colour pages per
minute, a 50-page Automatic Document Feeder for speedy faxing and copying,
and a Hi-Speed USB interface help you get your everyday office tasks done swiftly.
Simply connect the MFC-5890CN to your existing wired network to share it among
several users across the office.
The MFC-5890CN complies with the internationally renowned ENERGY STAR
environmental standard, reassuring you that your A3 Multi-Function Centre® has
minimal impact on the environment, making it the perfect solution for your business.
MFC-5890CN Technical Specifications
Memory Capacity
Warm-up Time
Paper Handling
0 seconds
Hi Speed USB 2.0 / USB Direct / Pictbridge / Media cards
10/100 Base-TX
TCP/IP (IPv4 & IPv6)
Wide 3.3" Colour LCD
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
Data Compression
Automatic Redial
Speed Dials
Group Dials
Fax / Tel Switch
Distinctive Ring Detection
Super Fine
Grey Scale
Memory Transmission
Out of Paper Reception
Broadcasting Locations
Auto Reduction
Error Correction Mode
Fax Forwarding
Remote Access
Fax Retrieval
Dual Access
Internet Fax (I-Fax)
Paper Output
Paper Handling Sizes
Media Type
Using the ITU.T-30E Colour Fax Protocol to other compatible fax machines
MH, MR, MMR (Mono), JPEG (Colour)
Automatic redial if the recipient fax is busy
80 locations for pre-stored numbers
Up to 6 groups
Automatic recognition of fax and telephone reception
Enables quality transmission and reception of very small print or line drawings
256 shades of grey
Up to 400 pages (ITU-T Test Chart No 1)
Up to 400 pages (ITU-T Test Chart No 1)
Send the same fax message to up to 256 locations
Automatically reduces a received fax to fit on to a single A4 sheet
Where machines share the ECM feature, errors during transmission are
corrected automatically ensuring received documents are error free
Sends a fax received in memory to another pre-programmed fax number (Mono only)
Allows the user to remotely access their machine by using another touch tone phone
Allows the user to retrieve fax messages using another touch tone machine (Mono only)
Scan a fax for transmission whilst receiving a fax (Mono only)
Fax documents anywhere in the world over the internet without the use of a
telephone line (Optional download)
Send & Receive faxes from your PC (phone line required)
USB Direct Interface
PhotoCapture Centre™
(Acceptable Media Cards)
Media Card Drive
Network Media Card Drive
Image Format
Up to 23ppm mono & 20ppm colour
Up to 600 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)
Driver Software Included
Reallusion® FaceFilter
Studio Software
Supported Operating Systems
Scan Speed
Grey Scale
Colour Depth
'Scan' Key
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, USB Flash Memory Drive or FTP
Supporting: JPEG, BMP, PDF, TIFF, PNG (USB Flash Memory Drive supports PDF
Mono & Colour, JPEG, TIFF).
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 borders.
Windows Vista® / Windows® XP Professional (32 & 64 bit editions) / XP
Home Edition / Windows® 2000 Professional (SP4) / Mac OS X 10.2.4 or greater
Standard Cartridges
High Yield Cartridges
Brother Paper
Black: LC-67BK - Approx 450** A4 pages
Cyan / Magenta / Yellow: LC-67C/M/Y - Approx 325** A4 pages
Black: LC-67HY-BK - Approx 900** A4 pages
Cyan / Magenta / Yellow: LC-67HY - C/M/Y - Approx 750** A4 pages
BP71GA3: A3 glossy photo paper, 20 sheets
BP71GA4: A4 glossy photo paper, 20 sheets
BP71GP20: 4x6" glossy photo paper, 20 sheets
BP60MA: A4 Matte inkjet paper, 25 sheets
BP60PA: A4 Plain inkjet paper, 250 sheet
BP60MA3: A3 Matte inkjet paper, 25 sheets
BP60PA3: A3 Plain inkjet paper, 250 sheet
Weights & Dimensions
With Carton
Without Carton
Colour Scanner (A4)
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 compatible)
Memory Stick: 16MB-128MB (Duo with Adapter)
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)
Colour Copier
Multi copy
Enlargement / Reduction Ratio
N in 1
Poster Printing
150 sheet standard paper tray
50 sheet automatic document feeder (A4 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
Direct Photo Printing
Colour Printer (A3)
Borderless Printing
Colour Enhancement
Minimum Droplet Size
Direct Photo Print
Paper Input
597(W) x 541(D) x 380(H) mm / 15.7kg
485(W) x 408(D) x 242(H) mm / 10.9kg
Power Consumption
Noise level
Operating - 27W
Standby - 6W
Sleep - 4.5W
Power Save - 0.8W
50dBA (Maximum)
* Receiving is for Windows®only
** Approx. cartridge yield is declared in accordance with ISO/IEC 24711
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