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MFC-J497DW Wireless 4-in-1 Inkjet Printer

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

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  • Cloud Connectivity
  • iPrint and Scan
  • Nordic Swan Ecolabel
  • Wireless network connectivity
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MFCJ985DW front view with Exclusive to Amazon logo

MFC-J985DW Wireless Inkjet Printer

Inkbenefit All-In-One A4 inkjet available exclusively through Amazon.

£0.00 £0.00 (exc. VAT)


MFC-J5330DW All-in-one Inkjet Printer

A4 Wireless Inkjet with A3 print capability

£190.80 £159.00 (exc. VAT)

With print, copy, scan & fax functionality the MFC-J497DW 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 & fax
  • Up to 12ipm mono / 6ipm colour
  • Automatic 2-sided print
  • Wireless network ready | Mobile Cloud compatible
  • 20 sheet Automatic Document Feeder


MFC-J497DW with documents in ADF & paper tray

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-J497DW 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-J497DW.

MFC-J497DW printing from mobile device

A range of connectivity options for the entire house

Cleverly compact, the MFC-J497DW 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 navigating the cursor control on MFC-J497DW

Simplicity with minimal intervention

The MFC-J497DW 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!

Save time when it comes to photo printing

Perfect for when you're in a rush to get those photos printed off, the MFC-J497DW is always ready to go thanks to its print from USB or memory card feature. Simply plug your USB stick or memory card into the printer and choose which items you want to print via the user-friendly LCD display. You don't even need to turn your computer on! It's quick and easy with Brother.

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
Connectivity Wireless, USB
Local interface Hi-Speed USB 2.0, Wireless 802.11b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
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
Types and sizes Standard Tray - Plain, Inkjet, Glossy, Recycled (Landscape- A4, LTR, EXE, Portrait - A4, 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), 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)
Weights Standard Tray – 64 – 220g/m2, ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) – 64 – 90g/m2
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 10 (32 & 64 bit editions), Windows 8.1 (32 & 64 bit editions), Windows 8 (32 & 64 bit editions), Windows 7(32 & 64 bit editions), Windows Server 2012R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2008R2, Windows Server 2008 (32 & 64 bit editions). Note that Windows Server supports network printing only. OS X 10.11, macOS X 10.12.X, 10.13.X, 10.14.X, 10.15.X. Linux CUPS, LPD/LPRng (x86/x64 environment)
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-J497DW is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 900.
Date published: 2021-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great! This printer does all that my family wants. I like the auto-feeder and the way it folds down to keep dust out. I can send stuff from my phone to it, or from any computer in the house without issue. The prints look good and it's doesn't jam or have connection issues.
Date published: 2021-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ! Great compact machine, easy to set-up & easy to use.
Date published: 2021-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cost and quality This printer is great. It is affordable and it just works. The set up is easy but make sure to use the cartridges the unit comes with first and not the refills. They have some recognition build into the chips.
Date published: 2021-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handy wireless printer Other than the cost of ink cartridges, we like the Brother MFC very much. I would categorize us as low volume users - about 500 sheets per month. Our primary use is printing and copying and we are very satisfied. The double sided printing and the multi-sheet feeder are convenient and work well. An unexpected plus is the "iPrint and Scan" app. It is easy to use and makes wireless printing from a smart phone or tablet a handy asset.
Date published: 2021-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little machine Small but very efficient. Great for home or small office will all the essential features.
Date published: 2021-01-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good print just wish it didn't go through ink fast It works well. The fax works i just wish i didnt have to get ink so often.
Date published: 2021-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I was given this as a gift, and it was set up for me. Overall it worked more than I expected. I like it when it connects to my computer whenever I need to print compared to an old model (different brand). My previous printer does not have wifi printer ability and we had to buy a wifi attachment which didn't work most of time. The best feature was that it self clean without me having to set it.
Date published: 2021-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from user friendly easy to double side & color copies are excellent compact design & low maintenance
Date published: 2021-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great printer Easy to setup and has worked well for what I need. The ink is affordable as well.
Date published: 2021-01-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible product They claim its wireless unfortunately not true, worst printer ever.
Date published: 2021-01-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Features The steps to turn off are cumbersome and the screen is too small. An instruction book for operation should have beam included to operate the various functions. It is the worst Printer that I ever owned!
Date published: 2021-01-09
Date published: 2021-01-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ink hog I purchased this printer because the ink jets in my Epson all-in-one printer were clogged and no amount of cleaning would get them unclogged. I didn't expect the starter ink cartridges that came with the printer last very long. I purchased genuine Brother replacement XL cartridges but the yellow cartridge produces far less than the advertised 400+ pages of printed material. I know this is not an expensive printer, but I expected better performance than I am getting from this printer.
Date published: 2021-01-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Obsolete technology This would have been a great printer 10 years ago but today the function buttons and overall processes are outdated and cumbersome.
Date published: 2021-01-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't detect ink cartridges Says it doesn't detect ink cartridge and refuses to do anything. Having Googled it this is a common problem with Brother printers and they offer no help or support. In other words their printers don't actually print.
Date published: 2021-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly What I Wanted I needed a printer only for personal use to replace an Epson I'd had for several years but had given up the ghost. Reviews of this model persuaded me to purchase it and I'm delighted that I did. If you're looking for a speed demon printer, look elsewhere. But this one, besides being compact and seeming to go easy on ink usage, has an auto document feeder and does two-sided printing. Big bonus for me as my late Epson did neither. Finally, printers that cost considerably more didn't all have adf and duplexing. Completely satisfied all around.
Date published: 2021-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoying this machine My brother copier/printer does a really good job. The only thing I do not like about it is the sound it makes when it starts printing and the paper is released into the machine. It makes a sounds as if it takes a tremendous amount of energy to get the paper to move. At first I thought it was broken, but it always makes the same sound and it has always worked.
Date published: 2021-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great printer It does everything it is supposed to do, prints well and colors are clear and crisp.
Date published: 2021-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well for the price I paid I’ve used this printer a lot. Every now and the it prints a line through my printing. Otherwise, it’s a good printer.
Date published: 2021-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product This product was so easy to set up. The printer works flawless no problems.I have recomended this printer to other family members.keep up the great work.
Date published: 2021-01-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from New brand This printer has been fantastic! Faster than I am used to and efficient. I found myself with no printer one day and bought this one on a whim. I use it at home and it's been great with one exception: it seems to have issues "forgetting" what it's supposed to do. If I crawl on the floor to unplug it and plug it back in, it seems to regain it's memory. It's totally WIFI so there's no hard wiring it to the computer, which I would prefer. It doesn't unplug from the back of the machine which means I have to crawl on the floor to take care of business. Very annoying. I was able to hard wire it for installation purposes but the lid doesn't close all the way if you leave the cable plugged in. Strange.
Date published: 2021-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best little printer ever Had never had a brother product before, but I will from now on if I ever need one , this printer is awesome. Prints from my laptop and my iPhone easy to set up great for pictures right out of my gallery
Date published: 2021-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love auto dublex printing I've had many different Brother printers for ye ars and keep coming back. Because they are the best inkjet printers for the price. They all have been very reliable, with great print quality and have a modern pleasing look.
Date published: 2020-12-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Brena Products keep jamming.. and sometimes it doesn’t not print
Date published: 2020-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small and compact I love that it’s smaller than my last Brother printer! Easy set up and clean prints!
Date published: 2020-12-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not working anymore After two years of using, it stopped working even after reinstalling driver. My PC is not recognizing the printer.
Date published: 2020-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent value This all-in-one printer went above my expectations intuitive setup very easy the wireless was a no-brainer clear scans fantastic printing a really nice machine.
Date published: 2020-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I need Used in a small office I have at home it fills my needs and even is used by my Grand Kids
Date published: 2020-12-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Hate it I purchased this printer because people wrote in the reviews that it was easy to set up. It was not easy to set up. That is not why I gave it one star. The automatic paper feed does not work. The sensors in the paper tray are BAD. After about 2 or 3 copies I get an error message "clean the pickup rollers" I also get messages "no paper, reload paper" There is paper in the tray. I have to Take the paper tray out and put it back in several times before the contacts sense that there is paper in the tray and the pickup rollers are clean. On the positive side it prints fast and the quality is good.
Date published: 2020-12-28
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