Brother International (Australia)


Colour Inkjet MFC

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MFC-J491DW | Colour Inkjet MFC

RRP Price 129.00 INC GST

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Sleek and slender, this compact 4-in-1 A4 inkjet offers a wide range of features including a 4.5cm LCD display, wireless and mobile connectivity, 2-sided (duplex) print and a 20-sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF). As with all things Brother, you can be assured with award-winning reliability – recognised as PC Mags Reader’s Choice award winner for nine years in a row and their Business Choice award winner for five years in a row, Brother will ensure you’re delivering uncompromised performance, every time.

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1 Year Return To Base
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  • Print, Scan, Copy and Fax
  • 12ppm monochrome print / 6ppm colour
  • Automatic 2-sided (duplex) printing
  • Quick and easy connectivity - wireless or Hi-Speed USB
  • Print directly from your mobile device via the Brother iPrint&Scan app
  • 20 sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
  • Enclosed paper tray holding up to 100 sheets
  • 4.5cm LCD display and simple to use cursor controls
  • General
    • FunctionsColour Inkjet Printer, Colour Fax, Flatbed Digital Copier, Flatbed Colour Scanner, PC-Fax
    • Number of Functions5 in 1
    • EngineColour Inkjet
    • Backup For ClockYes
    • Standard Memory128MB
  • Display
    • LCD Display4.5cm Panel TFT Colour LCD
  • Printer
    • EmulationGDI
    • Print Speed12/6 ipm (Mono/Colour: based on ISO/IEC 24734)
    • Print Speed (4x6)Up to 42 Seconds
    • CPU Speed576MHz
    • Printer ResolutionUp to 1200x6000 dpi
    • Printer CompatibilityWindows® 10 (32&64bit), Windows 8/8.1 (32&64bit), Windows 7 (32&64bit), Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 (32&64bit), Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008 (32&64bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, (All server Operating Systems are print only)
      Mac OS X 10.10.5 or greater
      Linux Cups/LPR
    • Printer Driver FunctionsN in 1, Auto Duplex, Borderless (Windows/Mac)
      Poster, Header-Footer, Watermark, Booklet, Archive (Windows Only)
    • 2 Sided PrintYes (Automatic)
    • 2 Sided Print SpeedBuilt-in @ Up to 3/3 ipm (Mono/Colour, based on ISO/IEC 24734)
    • First Print Out Time8 secs
    • Warm Up Time0 Seconds
    • Quiet ModeYes
    • Borderless PrintingYes
  • Paper Handling
    • Standard Paper CapacityUp to 100 Sheets
    • Output Paper CapacityUp to 50 sheets
    • ADFUp to 20 sheets
    • Media Weights Paper Tray64 - 220 gsm
    • Media Weights ADF64 - 90 gsm
    • Media Weights Duplex64 - 105 gsm
    • Media Size Paper TrayA4, LTR, EXE, A5, A6, Photo(102x152mm/4x6inch), Indexcard(127x203mm/5x8inch), Photo-2L(127x178mm/5x7inch), C5 Envelope, Com-10, DL Envelope, Monarch
    • Media Size ADFWidth 148 to 216 mm, Length 148 to 355 mm (simplex)
    • Media Size DuplexPC Print: A4, LTR, EXE, A5
      Copy: A4, LTR, EXE, A5
    • Media Size Scanner GlassUp to 216(W)/297(L)mm
    • Media Types Paper TrayPlain, Inkjet, Glossy(cast/resin), Recycled
    • Media Types ADFPlain, Recycled
    • Media Types DuplexPlain, Recycled
  • Digital Copier
    • Copier Speed6/3 ipm (Mono/Colour: based on ISO/IEC 24735)
    • Copier ResolutionMono: (Print) Max. 1200x600 dpi, (Scan) Max. 1200x1200 dpi
      Colour: (Print) Max. 1200x600 dpi, (Scan) Max. 1200x600 dpi
    • Reduction-Enlargement Ratio25 - 400 percent in 1 percent increments
    • Copier N-in-12 in 1, 2 in 1(ID) (A4/A3/LTR/LGR) & 4 in 1(A4/LTR)
    • Copier PosterYes (3x3, 2X2, 1x2)
    • First Copy Out Time24/33 sec (based on ISO/IEC 24735 Annex D)
    • 2 Sided CopyYes (2.5/2.5 ipm) Simplex to Duplex
  • Fax
    • Modem Speed14,400bps (Fax)
    • Transmission SpeedApprox: 7sec (ITU-T Test Chart,MMR)
    • Fax Receive StampYes
    • Colour FaxingDocument Send/Receive: Yes/Yes
      Memory Send/Receive: No/Yes
    • ITU-T Group compatibilityG3
    • Telstra Duet CompatibleYes
    • Speed Dials40 locations
    • Group DialsUp to 6 groups
    • Out of Paper ReceptionUp to 170 pages (ITU-T Test Chart)
    • Automatic ReductionYes
  • Fax Features
    • PC FaxSend/Receive from Windows
      Send only from MAC / Linux
      (Network / USB)
  • Digital Scanner
    • Scanner Colour/MonoColour
    • Scanner TypeFlatbed Digital
    • Scanning TechnologyCIS
    • Scan SpeedSimplex: Max.3.35/4.38 sec
      Mono/Colour @100dpi (A4)
    • Scanner Resolution (Optical)From Glass: Up to 1200 x 2400 dpi
      From ADF: Up to 1200 x 600 dpi
    • Scanner Resolution (Interpolated)For Win Vista/7/8/10, up to 19200x19200 dpi with Scanner Utility
    • Scan to KeysScan To: Email Client / OCR/ Image/ File/ SharePoint
    • Scanner CompatibilityWindows® 10 (32&64bit), Windows 8/8.1 (32&64bit), Windows 7 (32&64bit)
      Mac OS X 10.10.5 or greater
      Linux rpm/deb
  • Software
    • Software AvailableWindows: Scansoft Paperport 14SE¹ and OCR, Status Monitor, Control Centre4, BRAdmin Light¹, BRAdmin Professional¹, Network Remote Setup, Driver Deployment Wizard¹
      Mac: Status Monitor¹, Control Centre2¹, Remote Setup¹, PC Fax Send¹
  • Connectivity
    • InterfaceHi-Speed USB 2.0, IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless, Wi-Fi Direct
    • Wireless InterfaceIEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless
    • Wi-Fi DirectYes
  • Mobile / Web Printing
    • iPrintScanYes
    • AirprintYes
    • Web ConnectScan To/Download and Print from: Flickr, Facebook, Google Drive, Evernote, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive.
      Scan To: OneNote
      Print from: Creative Centre
    • Google Cloud PrintYes ver 2.0
    • Brother AppsOffice Doc Creator, Tag Scan, Office Print, Easy Scan to Email, Able to scan to target folder (Evernote), Fax Forward to Cloud, Enlarge Text Copy, Searchable PDF
    • MopriaYes
  • Networking
    • Wireless InterfaceIEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless
    • Wireless ModeIEEE 802.11b/g/n (Infrastructure Mode mode)
    • Wireless SecuritySSL/TLS (IPPS, HTTPS)
    • Network Protocols IPV4ARP, RARP, BOOTP, DHCP, APIPA(Auto IP), WINS/NetBIOS name resolution, DNS Resolver, mDNS, LLMNR responder, LPR/LPD, Custom Raw Port/Port9100, SNMPv1/v2c, TFTP server, ICMP, Web Services (Print/Scan), SNTP Client
    • Network Protocols IPV6NDP, RA, mDNS, LLMNR Responder, DNS Resolver, LPR/LPD, Custom Raw Port/Port9100, SNMPv1/v2, TFTP server, Web Services (Print/Scan), SNTP Client, ICMPv6
    • Network ManagementWindows: BRAdmin Light, BRAdmin Professional, Network Remote Setup
      Mac: Network Remote Setup
    • Network ScanYes (Windows / Mac)
  • Options
    • Optional PaperBP-71GLA - 20 Sheets (260gsm) Glossy Paper (A4), BP-71GLP - 20 Sheets (260gsm) Glossy Paper 6in x 4in, BP-60MA - 25 Sheets (145gsm) Matte Paper (A4), BP-60PA - 250 Sheets (72.5gsm) Plain Paper (A4)
  • Consumable
    • ConsumablesLC3311 C/M/Y/K up to 200 pages each (Std), LC3313 C/M/Y/K up to 400 pages each (HY)
      Based @ ISO 24711 pattern/normal
    • Inbox ConsumablesLC3311 C/M/Y/K up to 100% each
      Based @ ISO 24711 pattern/normal
  • Weight and Measures
    • Size400(W) x 341(D) x 172(H)mm
    • Weight8.3 Kg with consumables
  • Environment
    • Energy Star CompliantYes
    • Power ConsumptionCopying: Approx. 17W, Ready: Approx. 3.5W, Sleep: Approx. 1.2W, Power Off: Approx 0.2W
    • Noise LevelSound Pressure Level: (Printing) Less than 50 dBA
    • Sleep ModeYes
  • Others
    • Warranty12 Months Return To Base
    • Recommended Monthly Print Volume50 to 1,000 pages
    • Carton ContentsMFC-J491DW, Quick Setup Guide, User‘s Guide, CD-ROM, Power Cord, Telephone Line Cord and Adaptor, LC3311 C/M/Y/K up to 100% each
      Based @ ISO 24711 pattern/normal
    • Footer¹Downloadable from



Ink Cartridge - Black, Up to 200 pages @ ISO 24711

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Ink Cartridge - Cyan, Up to 200 pages @ ISO 24711

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Ink Cartridge - Magenta, Up to 200 pages @ ISO 24711

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Ink Cartridge - Yellow, Up to 200 pages @ ISO 24711

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Ink Cartridge - Black High Yield, Up to 400 pages @ ISO 24711

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Ink Cartridge - Cyan High Yield, Up to 400 pages @ ISO 24711

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Ink Cartridge - Magenta High Yield, Up to 400 pages @ ISO 24711

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Ink Cartridge - Yellow High Yield, Up to 400 pages @ ISO 24711

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Matte Paper A4

Matte Paper A4, 25 Sheets, Size:210 X 297mm, Weight:145 gsm

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Plain Paper A4

Plain Paper A4, 250 Sheets, Size:210 X 297mm, Weight: 72.5 gsm

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20 Sheets, Size:210 X 297mm, Weight:190 gsm

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Premium Glossy Paper 4x6inch

Premium Glossy Paper 4x6inch, 20 Sheets, Size:102 X 152mm (4 X 6 inches),...

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Premium Glossy Paper A4

Premium Glossy Paper A4, 20 Sheets, Size:210 X 297mm, Weight:260 gsm

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Brother Earth Brother Earth is about taking positive action for a better world. We aim to work together with you to take care of the planet we all share. Following are the Brother Earth features of this product.
Energy Star Brother''s Energy Star qualified products help you conserve energy and reduce your electricity bills in your home and work environment
Sleep Mode The sleep mode feature automatically reduces power consumption by powering up again only when you need to print
Low Energy Standby Low power consumption when power is off but the machine remains plugged in
Auto Duplex Printing Reduce paper usage and costs by printing on two sides of the paper
N in 1 Printing The N in 1 feature can help you save paper by letting you print multiple pages onto one page
PC-FAX Send and Receive Eliminate printing by sending and receiving of faxes on your computer (PC Fax Receive function applies to PC users)
Ink Save mode Ink save mode detects the edges of your images and prints the outline of the image. Ink save mode settings are perfect for printing draft documents
Fast/Draft Printing Mode Print quickly and use less ink for draft documents
Individual Ink Cartridge Brother''s 4-cartridge ink system allows you to change only the cartridge that needs to be replaced
High Yield Ink Helps reduce the environmental impact of your printing by reducing the amount of ink cartridges used overall
Use Recyclable Materials Use more than 65% of recyclable material against total weight of machine to help improving efficiency of material use at production
Paint Free Body Design Brother products have removed or reduced the use of paint to improve plastic recyclability
Compact Size Fits well into small spaces and increases flexibility in placement for maximum convenience to users
RoHS Brother products are ROHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive compliant. The use of hazardous materials, regulated by the RoHS EU Directive, are eliminated or are limited during production
ISO14001 All manufacturing facilities of the Brother Group have an environmental management system that meets the standard of ISO14001

MFC-J491DW | Colour Inkjet MFC