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It is an all-in-one & high-impact digital copier, scanner, fax machine, and inkjet printer designed for printing, faxing.

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footprint is reasonable, doesn't take up too much room

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automatic feed can handle a small stack of sheets and fax/scan/copy them together or individually

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tray holds a large amount of paper

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print speed is relatively fast compared to other models in this price range

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there are "known issues" with the driver and Windows Vista

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software installation can take up to 40 minutes to install, even on a relatively new computer

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included phone cord for faxing is fairly short, need to position it near the jack or get another cord

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The Brother MFC-5890CN is an all-in-one & high-impact digital copier, scanner, fax machine, and inkjet printer designed for printing, faxing, copying, or scanning school projects, photos, recipes, web pages, and much more. An upgrade from the Brother MFC-5490CN, the Brother MFC-5890CN features 64MB of internal memory, not to mention faster 35ppm black and 28ppm color print speeds. Like its predecessor, the MFC-5890CN features an extra-large 150-sheep input tray, a 50-sheet auto document feeder, and a built-in fax machine that can transmit one page approximately every 3 seconds. Most notable about the MFC-5890CN is its compatibility for PictBridge-enabled cameras, USB flash memory drives, and multimedia cards such as Secure Digital, Compact Flesh, and Memory Stick. The MFC-5890CN makes it easy to not only print from a Wi-Fi or Ethernet network, but even directly from your camera. The Brother MFC-5890CN retails for $199.99.

  • Color Inkjet Technology
  • B/W & Color Copying
  • B/W & Color Scanning
  • B/W & Color Faxing
  • 4-Cartridge Ink System
  • Widescreen 3.3” Color LCD Display
  • Wireless Network Interface
  • Standard Ethernet
  • Multimedia Card Slots
  • USB Direct Interface
  • PictBridge Interface
  • Auto Document Feeder
  • 150-Sheet Input Tray
  • 64MB Internal Memory
  • 2 Year Express Warranty
  • Technology: Color Inkject
  • Max Black Print Speed: 35pm
  • Max Color Print Speed: 28ppm
  • Max Black Copy Speed: 23cpm
  • Max Color Copy Speed: 20cpm
  • Fax Transmission: 3 seconds per page
  • Print Resolution: Up to 6000x1200 dpi
  • Optical Scan Resolution: 1200x2400 dpi
  • Standard Paper Capacity: 150
  • Interface: 802.11b/g Wireless, 10/100 Ethernet, 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: Compact Flash (Type 1 only) Memory Stick®/Pro®; xD-Picture Card™ Type M/H, and Secure Digital™ media cards.
Post Review
Lance Foss
01/10/2010 12:56

I am VERY satisfied with the Brother MFC-5890CN. I made my purchase decision at Office Depot very carefully. I priced, more like studied for more than an hour, the printer, ink and features at the store (the printer was on sale at Office Depot at the time). I even compared other printers at other stores the same way. Making the best decision I possibly could that night, I made the plunge and bought this printer, the Brother MFC-589. After four months of sometimes intensive printing, I would make the exact same purchase again, this time without any doubts. It is compact on the desk. The automatic feed works great for me. I can FAX, SCAN, COPY, PHOTCAPTURE and of course PRINT with ease. I find that this printer sips ink (OVERARCHING BEST FEATURE), and prints quickly (the "fast" mode is VERY economical on ink, time and paper) and accurately. The print two pages, or four pages-on-one saves me LOTS OF ink, paper, $ and time! Normally, I avoid using color printing on this and any other printer. This printer allows me to print economically solely in grayscale : ) I make this recommendation voluntarily with no benefit to me or ulterior motive. I am VERY, VERY satisfied with the Brother MFC-5890CN. Lance Foss, Mayfield, KY USA 01/09/2010

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