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Color Inkjet All-in-One with Networking

Discontinued Model
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Equipped with dual paper trays, the MFC-5860cn offers assurance that your faxes and photos will be printed on the intended paper. Designed to give the small office or home office user flexibility, the MFC-5860cn includes a USB interface for direct connection to a computer as well as an Ethernet interface to enable shared printing, scanning, faxing as well as access to the PhotoCapture Center® over a network.

Main Features
  • High speed fax modem. Send and receive faxes using the 33.6Kbps fax/modem.
  • Fast color printing. Speeds up to 30ppm black and 25ppm color.‡
  • Built-in Ethernet interface‡. Allows you to share the MFC now or in the future. Just plug it into your wired or wireless router and share it to print, scan, PC Fax and access to the digital camera media cards.
  • Automatic document feeder. Unattended fax, copy or scan up to 35 pages at a time.
  • Media card slots and PictBridge interface. Print photos directly from your digital camera’s media card or from your 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.
  • High Yield Black Cartridge‡. Reduce your running costs with the high yield black cartridge. Prints up to 900 pages at 5% letter size page coverage.
Conditions for the MFC-5860CN
"In-box" Consumables/Yield‡
Approx. ink yield based on letter paper size at 5% page coverage. Yields may vary with conditions and use.
Distinctive Ring Detection Ready‡
Check with local phone company for service availability.
Best Transmission Speed (approx. sec./page)‡
Based on Brother #1 chart with highest available coding method and standard resolution.
Black Print Speed (max. ppm)
Borderless Printing
Borderless printing is available for Letter, 4"x6", 5"x8", 5"x7", A4, A6, 3.9"x5.8" and 5.8"x7.8" paper sizes.
Broadcasting (# of locations)
B&W only.
Call Waiting/ Caller ID/ Distinctive Ring Ready‡
Check with local phone company for service availability.
Caller ID Ready‡
Check with local phone company for service availability.
Color Print Speed (max. ppm)
Fax Page Memory (max. pages) ‡
Based on Brother #1 Chart at standard resolution with MMR compression
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 and USB Flash Drive not included.
Optional Interface(s)
Additional purchase required.
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.
Quick Scan/Memory Transmission (approx. sec/page)‡
Using Brother #1 Chart at standard resolution and highest compression mode.
Standard Input Paper Capacity (sheets)‡
Maximum capacity based on using 20 lb (bond) paper.
Standard Interface(s)
Cable(s) not included.
System Requirements
  MFC-5860CN Supported PC Software Functions
Computer Platform & Operating System Supported Functions Interface
Windows®1 Windows® 98, 98SE Printing, PC Fax4, Scanning, Removable Disk3 USB, Ethernet
Windows® Me USB, Ethernet
Windows® 2000 Professional USB, Ethernet
Windows® XP Home Windows® XP Professional USB, Ethernet
Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition USB, Ethernet
Windows Vista® USB, Ethernet
Mac® Mac OS® X 10.2.4 or greater Printing, PC Fax Send4, Scanning, Removable Disk3 USB2, Ethernet
  MFC-5860CN Minimum System Requirements
Computer Platform & Operating System Processor Speed Minimum RAM Recommended RAM Available Hard Disk Space (Drivers) Available Hard Disk Space (Applications)
Windows® Windows® 98, 98SE Intel® Pentium®II or equivalent 32MB 128MB 120MB 130MB
Windows® Me 32MB 128MB 120MB 130MB
Windows® 2000 Professional 64MB 256MB 120MB 130MB
Windows® XP Home Windows® XP Professional 128MB 256MB 170MB 220MB
Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition AMD Opteron™ AMD Athlon™ 64 Intel® Xeon with Intel® EM64T Intel® Pentium® 4 with Intel® EM64T 256MB 512MB 170MB 220MB
Windows Vista® Intel® Pentium® 4 or equivalent 64-bit supported CPU 512MB 1GB 500MB 500MB
Mac® Mac OS® X 10.2.4 or greater Power PC G3/G4/G5, Intel Core Solo/Duo 350MHz 128MB 256MB 80MB 200MB
For the latest driver updates, access the Brother Solutions Center at
  1. Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5 or greater.
  2. Third party USB ports are not supported.
  3. Removable disk is a function of PhotoCapture Center®.
  4. PC Fax supports black and white faxing only.
Windows Vista® is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
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