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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.

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Specifications

General

Printer type Colour
Function Print, Copy and Scan, Fax
Display LCD
Display size 4.5cm
Max paper size A4
Memory 128MB
Technology Inkjet

Brother Apps

Easy Scan to Email Yes
Office Doc Creator Yes
Scan to Searchable PDF Yes

Connectivity

Local interface Hi-Speed USB 2.0, Wireless 802.11b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Connectivity Wireless, USB

Mobile connectivity

Supported AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, iPrint&Scan, Mopria, Print Service Plugin for Android

Copying

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

Dimensions & weights

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

Energy Consumption

Operating Up to 16 watts
Ready mode 3.5 watts
Sleep mode Up to 1 watts
Off 0.2 watts
Sound power 50 dB

Faxing

Fax modem 14.4 kbps

Environment

Sound pressure 50dBA (Maximum)

Environmental

Blue Angel environmental accreditation Yes
Nordic Swan environmental accreditation Yes
Power consumption (Watts) Operating:16W, Ready mode: 3.5W, Sleep: 1W, Off: 0.2W

In the box

Contents Power supply cord, Fax cord, Product safety guide, Software disc, Ink cartridges, User guide, Warranty card, Quick setup guide

Media specifications

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)

Network

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

Operating systems & software

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 handling

Paper input 100 sheet standard tray, 20 sheet ADF
Paper output 50 sheets
Standard tray capacity 100 sheets

Printing

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)
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

Scanning

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

Supplies and accessories

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

Warranty 1 year

Web connect

Scan to Google Drive, Evernote, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, OneNote
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FAQs

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Manuals & Guides

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Customer Reviews

MFC-J491DW is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 455.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Just don't buy it!! The printer may be cheap but it makes the ink cartridges useless even when you don't use the printer. The color cartridges can have lots of ink but the printer marks them as empty and won't print until replaced even black and white won't print!!!
Date published: 2022-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brother’s Keeper Works like a champ just like our last one. We had bought a different brand and had trouble.
Date published: 2022-06-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do not purchase Quite work one month out of warranty. In my opinion do not buy.
Date published: 2022-06-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed First time I have been disappointed in a Brother product. Very slow printing; too small paper tray. Returned printer. Decided to repair my Brother HL-L2380DW
Date published: 2022-05-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Slow, short life span The printer started off ok - just pretty slow. About 18 months in, print quality diminished, despite barely any use. Scanner quality is barely average. Within 2 years, printer is useless - wont print color at all despite wasting money on all new cartridges. Do not Recommend
Date published: 2022-04-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from MFC-J491DW Works well except for occasional paper jam and wireless problems. Works better on usb.
Date published: 2022-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Work Printer HANDS DOWN! Would give it 5 stars, if it had a USB port, for my phone. Having to go wi-fi all of the time gets old, to take a picture then print it up, would be great .
Date published: 2022-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Easy to use, reasonably priced ink, love this printer
Date published: 2022-03-09
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