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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.

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 Up to 16 watts
Ready mode 3.5 watts
Sleep mode Up to 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 417.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Slowest printer ever. My husband bought me the printer because he didn't like the HP printer I was using. This has to be the slowest printer ever. I am getting used to the speed, now I have time to rest between printing pages.
Date published: 2021-06-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Can't print from phone is IPAD A nice printer but still will not print from my phone or IPAD.
Date published: 2021-06-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Has worked perfect since set up! This printer has done everything I need, the only downfall is that it's much slower than my J780DW but I not longer need speed anyway! Works for me!
Date published: 2021-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good experience Product performs as advertised. All features explained clearly in instructions. Customer service experience was outstanding!!
Date published: 2021-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well! Nice features, Wifi connected printing mode works very well. Freed up a USB port on the laptop that I was using on a prior printer setup.
Date published: 2021-05-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Printer Not Suitable Even For LANDFILL Replace my trusty Brother Printer with this waste of space > Need a loan to pay for ink it eats. Constantly says paper jam when there is none. Yes, support I have followed your instructions. Brother should replace all of these pieces of junk with a better model. You are aware they are crap thats why you no longer have this model used it 4 times nad out of warrrenty
Date published: 2021-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastically Easy to set up and operate Replacement for a Canon that constantly went off WIFI. No issues with Brother.
Date published: 2021-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Some difficult procedures,but I eventually figure something to do but overall I am very satisfied.
Date published: 2021-05-19
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