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Color Inkjet All-in-One with Fax

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The MFC-230c is a perfect combination of features for the price conscious consumer. It offers high quality printing, copying, scanning and stand-alone faxing. You can also print vibrant and borderless photos directly from your PictBridge enabled camera.

Main Features
  • Fast color printing. Speeds up to 25ppm black and 20ppm color.‡
  • Print rich, vibrant borderless photos. Resolutions up to 6000 x 1200 dpi and a minimum droplet size of 1.5 picoliters shows the fine details of your photographs.
  • Send and receive faxes. The built-in 14.4Kbps fax/modem allows black and white or color faxing without a computer.
  • Pictbridge interface. Print photos directly from your digital PictBridge-enabled camera – without a computer.
  • 4-cartridge ink system. With separate cartridges for each ink color, you only need to replace the color that's empty.
Conditions for the MFC-230C
"In-box" Consumables/Yield‡
Approx. ink yield based on 5% letter size page coverage for each color used.
Accepted Media Types‡
Media Cards and USB Flash Memory- additional purchase required
Black Print Speed (max. ppm)
Borderless Printing
Borderless printing is available for Letter, 4"x6", 5"x8", 3.5"x5", 5"x7", A4, A3, A6, 3.9"x5.8" and 5.8"x7.8" paper sizes.
Color Print Speed (max. ppm)
Maximum Monthly Duty Cycle‡
Maximum number of printed pages per month and can be used to compare designed durability between like Brother products. For maximum printer life, it is best to choose a printer with a duty cycle that far exceeds your print requirements.
Media Drive Compatibility
Media Cards not included.
Optional Paper Trays (capacity)
Maximum capacity based on using 20 lb. (bond) paper. Additional purchase required.
Print Resolution (max. dpi)‡
Resolutions are listed vertical by horizontal dpi.
Standard Input Paper Capacity (sheets)‡
Maximum capacity based on using 20 lb (bond) paper.
Standard Interface(s)
Cable(s) not included.
System Requirements
  MFC-230C Supported PC Software Functions
Computer Platform & Operating System Supported Functions Interface
Windows®1,5 Windows® 2000 Professional Printing, PC Fax Send4 Scanning, Removable Disk3 USB
Windows® XP HomeWindows® XP Professional USB
Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition USB
Windows Vista® USB
Mac®6 Mac OS X 10.2.4 or greater Printing, PC Fax Send4, Scanning, Removable Disk3 USB2
  MFC-230C Minimum System Requirements
Computer Platform & Operating System Processor Speed Recommended RAM Required HARD Disk Space
Windows®1,5 Windows®2000 Professional Intel® Pentium®II or AMD equivalent 256MB 460MB
Windows® XP HomeWindows® XP Professional
Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition AMD Opteron™AMD Athlon™ 64 Intel® Xeon™ with Intel® EM64T Intel® Pentium® 4 with Intel® EM64T 512MB
Windows Vista® 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor 1GB 1.1GB
Mac®6 Mac OS X 10.2.4 or greater PowerPC G4/G5 Intel® Core™ Solo/Duo PowerPC G3 350MHz 256MB 480MB
  1. Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5.5 or greater.
  2. Third party USB ports are not supported.
  3. Removable disk is a function of Photo Capture®.
  4. PC Fax supports black and white faxing only.
  5. PaperPort™ 11SE supports Microsoft® SP4 or higher for Windows® 2000 and SP2 or higher for XP.
  6. Presto!® PageManager® on the CD-ROM supports Mac OS® X 10.3.9 or higher. For MAC OS® X 10.2.4-10.3.8 Presto!® PageManger® is available as a download from the Brother Solutions Center.
Windows Vista® is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
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