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MFC-J491DW Wireless 4-in-1 Inkjet Printer

Sleek 4-in-1 A4 inkjet with wireless connectivity and automatic document feeding, in a stylish black finish.

£108.00 Inc. VAT £90.00 Ex. VAT

At a glance

  • Cloud Connectivity
  • iPrint and Scan
  • Nordic Swan Ecolabel
  • Wireless network connectivity
  • Brother My Supplies app icon

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With print, copy, scan & fax functionality the MFC-J491DW is the perfect device for your home or small office. The cleverly compact multifunction printer is a true all rounder with simple usability and a stylish design that would fit easily into those small spaces. 

Key Features

  • Choose from a range of affordable standard or high yield, genuine Brother ink cartridges to maximise the cost effectiveness of your printing
  • Print, copy & scan
  • Up to 12ipm mono / 6ipm colour
  • Automatic 2-sided print
  • Wireless network ready | Mobile Cloud compatible

Overview

 
MC-J491DW with documents in paper tray and ADF

Print, copy, scan & fax: the perfect all-round colour printer

Vivid inkjet colour printing plus accurate copying, high resolution scanning and the added flexibility of fax come together in one stylish package to make the MFC-J491DW a truly diverse machine for all your home or small office needs. So if you're looking for a machine that does it all, meet the Brother MFC-J491DW.

MFC-J491DW printing from mobile device

A range of connectivity options for the entire house

Cleverly compact, the MFC-J491DW brings affordable, high-quality printing to your home. With a range of connectivity options to suit, connecting from multiple devices is quick and easy and you don't even have to be in the same room either thanks to wireless printing.
Hand using the cursor control & LCD display on MFC-J491DW

Simplicity with minimal intervention

The MFC-J491DW comes with an intuitive 4.5cm LCD display with easy user control and a 20 sheet Automatic Document Feeder that allows you to scan and copy multi-page documents - perfect for multi-tasking!

Specification Details

Features and Specifications

Printer type Colour
Function Print, Copy and Scan, Fax
Display LCD
Display size 4.5cm
Max paper size A4
Memory 128MB
Technology Inkjet
Easy Scan to Email Yes
Office Doc Creator Yes
Scan to Searchable PDF Yes
Local interface Hi-Speed USB 2.0, Wireless 802.11b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Connectivity Wireless, USB
Supported AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, iPrint&Scan, Mopria, Print Service Plugin for Android
2-sided copy No
Resolution Up to 1200 x 1200dpi (mono) & 1200x600dpi (colour)
Speed Up to 6ipm (mono) & 3ipm (colour)
Resolution (colour) Up to 1200 x 600 dpi
Resolution (mono) Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
With carton 477(W) x 249(D) x 457(H) mm
With carton 10.1 kg
Without carton 400(W) x 341(D) x 172(H)mm
Weight 8.3 kg
Operating 16 watts
Ready mode 3.5 watts
Sleep mode 1 watts
Off 0.2 watts
Sound power 50 dB
Fax modem 14.4 kbps
Sound pressure 50dBA (Maximum)
Blue Angel environmental accreditation Yes
Nordic Swan environmental accreditation Yes
Power consumption (Watts) Operating:16W, Ready mode: 3.5W, Sleep: 1W, Off: 0.2W
Contents Power supply cord, Fax cord, Product safety guide, Software disc, Ink cartridges, User guide, Warranty card, Quick setup guide
Weights Standard Tray – 64 – 220g/m2, ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) – 64 – 90g/m2
Types and sizes Standard Tray - Plain, Inkjet, Glossy, Recycled (Landscape- A4, LTR, EXE, LGR, LGL, Folio, A5, A6, Photo(10x15cm/4x6"), Indexcard(13x20cm/5x8"), Photo-L(9x13cm/3.5x5"), Photo-2L(13x18cm/5x7"), C5, Com-10, DL Envelope, Monarch, Mexico Legal, India Legal), Lower tray - Plain & recycled paper (Landscape - A4, LTR, LGR, LGL, Folio, Mexico Legal, India Legal), Multipurpose Tray - Plain, Inkjet, Glossy, Recycled (Landscape - A4, LTR, EXE, LGR, LGL, Folio, A5, A6, Photo(10x15cm/4x6""), Indexcard(13x20cm/5x8""), Photo-L(9x13cm/3.5x5""), Photo-2L(13x18cm/5x7""), Com-10, DL Envelope, Monarch, C5, Mexico Legal, India Legal"), ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) - Plain & recycled paper (105/148mm to 297/431.8mm)
Wi-Fi Direct™ Yes
Wireless network 802.11b/g/n
Wireless network security WEP 64/128bit, WPA-PSK(TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK(AES)
Wireless setup support Yes
Software supplied - Windows Brother ControlCenter4, Nuance® Paperport® 14 SE (download only) with OCR
Supported Windows 8 / 8.1 (32bit(x86) & 64bit(x64) editions), Windows 7 (32bit(x86) & 64bit(x64) editions), Windows server 2008 (32bit(x86) & 64bit(x64) editions), Windows Server 2008 R2 & 2012 (64bit(x64) edition), Mac OS X 10.11.6/10.12.x/10.13.x
Paper input 100 sheet standard tray, 20 sheet ADF
Paper output 50 sheets
Standard tray capacity 100 sheets
A4 2-sided print speed Up to 3ipm (mono) & 1.7ipm (colour) sides per minute
A4 standard print speed Up to 12ipm (mono) & 6ipm (colour) pages per minute
Minimum droplet size 1.5Pl
Resolution Up to 6,000 x 1,200 dpi (Vertical x Horizontal)
Speed - fast mode Up to 27ppm mono & 10ppm colour
Speed - laser comparable Up to 12ipm mono & 6ipm colour
Automatic 2 sided print Yes
Droplet size 1.5 pico litre
First print out time Less than 8.5 seconds
Recommended monthly volume 50-1000 pages
2-Sided scan No
Resolution Optical: Up to 1,200 x 2,400dpi, Interpolated: Up to 19,200dpi.
Scan to Email / Image / File / OCR / Web services
Speed From 3.35 seconds Mono / 4.38 seconds Colour (A4 size. 100 x100dpi)
Scanner type CIS
Brother paper BP71GLA: A4 glossy photo paper, 20 sheets, BP71GLP: 10x15cm glossy photo paper, 20/50 sheets, BP60MA: A4 Matte inkjet paper, 25 sheets, BP60PA: A4 inkjet paper, 250 sheets
Standard-yield ink cartridges LC3213BK/C/Y/M - Approx 400 A4 pages, LC3211BK/C/M/Y - Approx 200 A4 pages
Warranty 1 year
Scan to Google Drive, Evernote, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, OneNote

Rating and Reviews

Customer reviews

MFC-J491DW is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 300.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Convenient! Working perfectly through multiple devices. And, finally, a printer that uses a lot less ink than I'm accustomed to or expected. My first Brother, but probably won't be my last!
Date published: 2020-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Requested part worked perfectly printer works perfectly as described. No problems with setup. Printer cartridges costs are lower than other makers.
Date published: 2020-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Genial Muy cómodo poder imprimir cualquier cosa desde el móvil, y se conecta muy rápido. Es compacta por lo que cabe perfectamente en mi escritorio.
Date published: 2020-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Pandemic Printer With two of us working from home, and the children in virtual school, this Brother printer is providing valuable, reliable service for us all. The connectivity to multiple users, online system upgrades, and automated-ordering for ink supply give us confidence in knowing our printer is always available when needed. Plus, quality printing, of course.
Date published: 2020-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfecta. Perfecta, de tamaño compacto y con todo lo necesario parra el día a día ( colegio, gestiones personales, etc.)
Date published: 2020-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from MFC-J491DW very good. just a bit difficult learning all the features.
Date published: 2020-10-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from PRINTING ONLY COMPLAINT; THE "COPY" OF MY ORIGINAL, FAILS TO COPY THE EXTREME OUTSIDE BORDER, ON ALL FOUR SIDES. * I GAVE UP TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT BY USING YOUR WEB SITE. IF YOU HAVE A LINK TO FIXING THIS PROBLEM, THATS ACCURATE AND SIMPLE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. Mike *(1/2 inch or so)
Date published: 2020-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from old standby, this replaces my older mfc. I have always used brother products
Date published: 2020-09-17
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