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The Brother MFC-290C is an all-in-one & compact digital copier, scanner, fax machine, and inkjet printer designed for printing.

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quick and easy to set up with software that's simple to install

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sturdy construction overall with no flimsy parts

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print times are fairly short for both color and black

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uses 4 separate print cartridges allowing you to just replace the color that has run out

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auto-feeder will scan multiple pages reliably

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.

no way to connect wirelessly or on a network, USB connection only

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black prints lean toward grey, not a deep jet-black

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.


The Brother MFC-290C is an all-in-one & compact digital copier, scanner, fax machine, and inkjet printer designed for printing, copying, faxing, or scanning school projects, photos, recipes, web pages, and much more. An upgrade from the Brother MFC-250C, the Brother MFC-290C adds along digital media card slots, a 15-page automatic document feeder for unattended faxing, copying, or scanning. In addition, the MFC-290C offers improved 25ppm color and 30ppm black printing speeds, while maintaining its predecessor’s 18cpm color and 20cpm black copying speeds, ultra-fast 6 pages per second faxing, and a maximum printing resolution up to a whopping 6000x1200 dpi. Plus, the MFC-290C includes a flatbed document glass to copy thick or oddly shaped documents, a 4-cartridge ink system, and both Macintosh & Windows PC compatibility. The Brother MFC-290C retails for $99.99 and comes with a 1 year limited warranty.

  • Color Inkjet Technology
  • B/W & Color Copying
  • B/W & Color Scanning
  • B/W & Color Faxing
  • 4-Cartridge Ink System
  • Built-In Duplexing
  • USB Direct Interface
  • Multi Media Card Slots
  • PictBridge Interface
  • 100-Sheet Input Tray
  • 32MB Internal Memory
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Technology: Color Inkject
  • Max Black Print Speed: 30pm
  • Max Color Print Speed: 25ppm
  • Max Black Copy Speed: 20cpm
  • Max Color Copy Speed: 18cpm
  • Max Fax  Transmission Speed: 6s/page
  • Print Resolution: Up to 6000x1200 dpi
  • Optical Scan Resolution: 1200x2400 dpi
  • Interpolated Scan Resolution: 19200x19200 dpi
  • Standard Paper Capacity: 100
  • Interface: USB 2.0, PictBridge
  • Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
  • PhotoCapture Center Capability: Built-In Digital Media Card Slots, PictBridge Interface, USB Flash Memory Drive
  • Scan to Card or USB Flash Drive: Color PDF/JPEG, Black TIFF/PDF
  • Digital Media Supported: Memory Stick®/Pro®; xD-Picture Card™ Type M/H, Secure Digital™, Multi Media Cards
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