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Professional Series Inkjet All-in-One Printer with up to 11" x 17" Printing and Dual Paper Trays

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The Professional Series MFC-6490CW color inkjet All-in-One is perfect for creating impressive everyday business documents such as reports, presentations, spreadsheets, proposals and more! Plus, it offers the ultimate in versatility with up to ledger (11"x17") size print / copy / scan / fax. Also includes up to 6000 x 1200 dpi‡ high quality resolutions, Widescreen 3.3" color LCD display, uses high yield ink cartridges and includes a 2-year limited warranty.

Main Features
  • High Impact Printing. Up to ledger (11" x 17") paper printing- great for presentations, spreadsheets, signs, photos and more!
  • Fast Color Printing on Demand. With speeds up to 35ppm black and 28ppm color‡.
  • Versatile Printing, Scanning, Copying & Faxing Print, scan, copy or fax a wide variety of document sizes up to 11" x 17" (Ledger) on the document glass or through the 50-sheet auto document feeder.
  • Built-in Wireless & Wired Interfaces. 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‡ or USB flash memory‡.
  • Versatile Paper Handling. Dual paper trays provide a total of 400-sheet capacity. Tray 1 holds up to 150 sheets of 3.5” x 5” to ledger 11" x 17" sized. Tray 2 holds up to 250 sheets of letter up to ledger 11" x 17" sized paper.
  • Direct Photo Printing. Print photos directly from your digital camera's media cards, PictBridge-enabled camera, or USB Flash Memory.
  • Secure Function Lock. Allows you to restrict public access to certain machine functions such as Fax, Copy, Scan and Print.
  • Brother™ iPrint&Scan. Free app download for wireless printing (JPEG, PDF & web page) from and scanning to your Apple®, Android™ or Windows® Phone 7 mobile device‡.
  • High Yield 4-Cartridge Ink System. Both standard and high yield ink cartridges are available. Our efficient 4-cartridge system means that you only change the cartridge that needs to be replaced‡.
  • Professional Print Resolutions. With droplet sizes as small as 1.5 picoliters and high resolutions up to 6000 x 1200dpi‡.
  • Widescreen 3.3" Color LCD Display. Edit and enhance images, preview faxes and easy to read help menus.
  • 2-Year Express Exchange Limited Warranty. Provides assurance and reliability.
Conditions for the MFC-6490CW
"In-box" Consumables/Yield‡
Actual yield of starter cartridge will be approx. 65% of replacement LC-65 cartridge series, due to ink system initialization process. Approximate page yields in accordance with ISO 24711. For more page yield information see
Accepted Media Types‡
PictBridge-enabled camera, media cards & USB flash drive are additional purchases.
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, Legal, Ledger, 4"x6", 5"x8", 3.5"x5", 5"x7", A4, A3, 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.
Color Print Speed (max. ppm)
Fax Page Memory (max. pages) ‡
Based on Brother #1 Chart at standard resolution with MMR compression
Fax Page Memory (max. pages)‡
Using Brother #1 Chart at standard resolution and highest compression mode.
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.
Print Resolution (max. dpi)
Resolutions are listed vertical by horizontal dpi.
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.
Recommended Monthly Print Volume‡
The recommended range of monthly printed pages to achieve the best possible performance and printer life. Printers are intended to handle occasional usage beyond this range with little or no effect. Consistently printing above the recommended print volume, however, may adversely affect the print quality or life of the machine. It is always best to choose a printer with an appropriate recommended print volume to allow for any anticipated increase in printing needs.
Standard Input Paper Capacity (sheets)‡
Maximum capacity based on using 20 lb (bond) paper.
Standard Interface(s)
Cable(s) not included.
System Requirements
  MFC-6490CW Supported PC Software Functions
Operating System Sistemas operativos Supported Functions Funciones Soportadas Interface Conectividad
Windows®1 Windows® 2000 Professional 5 Printing, PC Fax4, Scanning, Removable Disk7 Impresión, Escaneado, PC Fax 4, Disco removible7 USB, 10/100 Base-TX (Ethernet), Wireless 802.11b/g
Windows® XP Home2,5 Windows® XP Professional2,5
Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition2
Windows Vista®2
Mac®6 Mac OS® X 10.2.4 - 10.4.3 Printing, Scanning, PC Fax Send4,Removable Disk Printing7 Impresión, Escaneado, PC Fax (solo enviar4), Disco removible7 USB 3, 10/100 Base-TX (Ethernet), Wireless 802.11b/g
Mac OS® X 10.4.4 or greater Printing, Scanning, PC Fax Send4,Removable Disk Printing7 Impresión, Escaneado, PC Fax (solo enviar4), Disco removible7 USB 3, 10/100 Base-TX (Ethernet), Wireless 802.11b/g
  MFC-6490CW Minimum System Requirements
Operating System Sistemas operativos Minimum Processor Requerimiento minimo de procesador Recommended RAM Requerimiento de memoria Required HARD Disk Space Espacio requerido en el disco duro
Windows®1,4 Windows® 2000 Professional5 Intel® Pentium II® or equivalent Intel® Pentium II® o equivalente 256MB 450MB
Windows® XP Home2,5 Windows® XP Professional2,5
Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition2,5 64-bit processors Procesadores 64-bit 512MB
Windows Vista® 2 Intel® Pentium® 4 or equivalent 64-bit processors Intel® Pentium® 4 o equivalente Procesadores 64-bit 1GB 1.2GB
Mac®6 Mac OS® X 10.2.4 - 10.4.3 PowerPC G4/G5 PowerPC G3 350MHz 256MB 480MB
Mac OS® X 10.4.4 or greater PowerPC G4/G5 Intel® Core Processor 1GB
  1. Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5.5 or greater.
  2. For WIA, 1200x1200 resolution. Brother Scanner Utility enables to enhance up to 19200 x 19200 dpi.
  3. Third party USB ports are not supported.
  4. PC Fax supports black and white only, and does not support Ledger/A3 size paper.
  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!® PageManager® is available as a download from the Brother Solutions Center.
  7. Removable disk is a function of PhotoCapture Center®
For the latest driver updates, visit Windows Vista® is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks, brand and product names are property of their respective companies.Condiciones:
  1. Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5.5 ó superior.
  2. Resolución de 1200x1200 bajo WIA (sistema de impresión de Windows). La aplicación "Brother Scanner Utility" le permite obtener una resolución mejorada de hasta 19200 x 19200 dpi.
  3. No es compatible con puertos USB de terceros.
  4. El PC Fax solo funciona en blanco y negro y no soporta papel de tamaño tabloide.
  5. PaperPort™ 11SE es compatible con Microsoft® SP4 ó superior para Windows® 2000 y SP2 ó superior para XP.
  6. Presto!® PageManager® del CD-ROM es compatible con Mac OS® X 10.3.9 o posterior. Para Mac OS® X 10.2.4-10.3.8, Presto!® PageManager® se puede descargar desde Brother Solutions Center.
  7. Disco extraíble es una función de PhotoCapture Center®
Para obtener controladores actualizados visite Windows Vista es una marca o marca registrada de Microsoft Corporation en los Estados Unidos y/u otros países. Todas las marcas registradas y nombres de productos son propiedad de las compañías respectivas.
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