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 461.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from High quality prints and scans. This printer produces high quality prints and scans and I probably use it for scanning old photos more than printing. I don't use the printer very much, though I have in the past. I do have difficulty getting it to print by clicking on the printer icon in the various sites I visit where I am interesting in printing the content of the page or partial content.
Date published: 2023-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super god og brugervenlig printer til privat brug Jeg købte min Brother DCP J 1050DW fordi min 3 år gamle Brother MFC J491DW gik i stykker, idet den ved scanninger og farvekopiering belagde siderne med sorte og mørke streger over hele siderne, således at man kun kunne ane det man kopierede mellem alt det sorte/mørke med en masse blækforbrug og ubrugelige kopier. Da jeg ellers havde været meget tilfreds med printeren, valgte jeg at anskaffe en lignende ny printer af samme fabrikat. Havde selvfølgelig inden beslutning om at købe ny forsøgt at installere printerdriver m.v. på ny - uden det afhjalp problemet.
Date published: 2023-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Did I mention its Wireless Reliable, quality printing at a reasonable price. Love the 2 sided printing, saves a ton of paper. Has easy to read and understand display/control panel, makes completing printing tasks a snap.
Date published: 2023-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Printer/Expensive Toner This is a good printer for the money I paid! The toner refills are expensive.
Date published: 2023-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good A good printer but if you use expect to pay for ink. Which you cant find in stores usually. I always have to order. Ink is reasonably priced. I have had a hard time installing because i cant find the password to download the updates.
Date published: 2023-02-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from another choice as 1010 might be better Slow printing, difficult to set up and get fax, print and scan to work correctly
Date published: 2022-12-30
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
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