Brother MFC-210C is a Color Inkjet Multifunction Printer features Print Speed 20ppm Black, 15ppm Color; Print Resolution Up to 6000×1200 dpi; 14.4K bps Fax Modem; Copy Speed 17cpm Black, 11cpm Color; Optical Scan Resolution 600×2400 dpi. The Brother MFC-210C measures 14.7″ x 15.7″ x 5.3″ (W x D x H) and weighs 12.1 lbs.
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Brother MFC-210C User Reviews
“Using ink doesn’t really bother me too much because I just paid $13 shipped for 2 black cartridges and 1 of each color on ebay for a total of 5. The price shocked me since I owned a Lexmark Z55 previously and “retired” it when I found out new ink was going to cost almost the same price as this unit brand new WITH ink. The quality of color prints is really good, hard to tell from store developed photos. I’ve used the copy function a hand full of times and it seems to work well. As for the fax, never tried it. Memory card reader is nice if you don’t have one already.” – by texasranger556
Good value for the money
“I bought this product two months ago. I got a great deal on this one. I do nto use this for print jobs. But scanning, faxing, and photo printing. It si doing an amazing job. Scanning – Offcourse the software comes with it doesn’t have too many options and it can do a simple scan quite and in no time. Faxing – It is doing a wonderful job so far. Copying – No complaints. It is doing what it offers. Photo printing _ I replaced my canon and one other printer with this one. I printed about 300 images before I change the catridges. Print quality is very good.” – by Nandu Menon
Good value for the money
“It took about 15 minutes to set it up. My wife is into scrapbooking and prints alot of photos and does scanning as well. We have been very pleased with this purchase. Here in Colorado where we live we have had problems with ink cartridges drying out and becoming unusable even before they were empty. With this printer we have not seen this. We do a lot of printing and use quite a bit of ink. The ink for these cartridges are cheap and easy to come by. Even better, each color has it’s own cartridge so we can replace only the color that goes dry. “ – by R. Zuniga
Good for the Money
“I have owned this machine for about 5 months or so. The MFC-210C should not be compared to professional office equipment. This piece of equipment should be judged on the basis of it being in the category of “Home-Office” equipment; in other words, light-duty. My wife and I bring a lot of work home and do a lot of volunteer work that requires faxing, copying and scanning. The machine works like a champ. Perhaps the best hundred bucks I ever spent.” – by Arky Crusher
Cant beat it for price
“I have owned this thing for about a year and a half. i have even used generic cartridges. this has worked flawlessly as a stand alone and computer based multifunction machine. The lcd is a little hard to read… (could be bigger and brighter) and yes i adjusted the contrast. do not expect great color photos.. it isn’t bad, but what do you expect for 80.00. fax works well and scans are pretty good.” – by F. Bendotti
Despite its setbacks, I think it’s worth it
“This Brother will run on cheap ( $2 ) aftermarket ink cartridges. That is the true cost of a printer. The cartridges that it takes are just clear plastic containers with ink in them, no foam inside to dry out or logic chips to lock them up when you run out of ink and try to refill them. You can also reset the ink level in software. If you understand about technical end of things you will understand how nice this is. Before you complain about the price of gasoline think about how much you pay for the few teaspoons of ink in that 20 dollar black ink cartridge and even more for color. Beyond that, this unit is compact, works as intended, takes common memory cards,reads and writes to them and will also print out a nice proof sheet of your photos with out needing a computer attached.” – by Nicholas M. Dondero
Despite its setbacks, I think it’s worth it
“I have been pleased with the fax capabilities, and the copying is comparable to the quality of the copy place down the street, saving both time & money. I haven’t used the scanner yet, but I was able to download the software with no problems. And I just ordered 10 ink cartridges from e-bay for $21. Another plus is that each color ink is sold separately, so for example, my red ink cartridge is running low, and I will only have to replace that one color, as opposed to my Canon, which only has one ink cartridge with multiple colors.” – by Spurs Fan
Great value on scanner / printer
“I purchased the MFC-210C on clearance for approx. $50 almost 2 years ago (Jan 2005) and have been very well pleased. All I really needed was a color scanner (to replace an old PaperPort single sheet black & white scanner) that would work with PaperPort software. I already have access to a laser printer so the printer function was a bonus. I read before I bought it that ink was more reasonable for this printer than for many other inkjets and I’ve found that to be true.” – by L. Lynn
Good and compact
“Your satisfaction depends on what you want. Print quality is not the best, so don’t plan on using this for photos, etc. According to Consumer Reports, this is on the higher end for cost per page, that is, the $ for cartridges. On the plus side, this is small. I like my desk space, and both the output and input printer trays are contained inside the printer. I’ve had zero problems with the scanner, and the 5-in-1 card reader is great. A LOT in a compact package.” – by Skylark in Tucson
Brother MFC-210C Reviews
Brother MFC-210C Brochure & User Guide
Brother MFC-210C Features
If you work at home or in a small office environment, the cost in both money and space of buying single-use machines can be prohibitively expensive. The MFC-210C from Brother delivers printing, copying, scanning, and faxing capabilities, allowing you to free up office space and combine all your important office tasks into one effective machine. With its small 3-picoliter droplet size, the MFC-210C delivers print resolutions of up to 6,000 x 1,200 dpi and print speeds of up to 20 ppm for black and up to 15 ppm for color. The easy-to-use, 100-page, front-loading paper tray accommodates sizes up to 8.5 by 14.0 inches, while a 25-sheet output paper tray accommodates most print jobs easily.
The fax machine is capable of both black and color faxing, and has transmission speeds of up to 6 seconds per page. Twenty auto-dial locations are provided to help you keep track of your most important numbers, and a 70-location broadcasting feature allows you to send one fax to multiple locations. A redial function will automatically attempt to reach the dialed number until you receive an answer, while a 25-page internal memory means that you won’t miss important faxes, even when you run out of paper.
The built-in copier is capable of both black and color copying, with copy speeds of up to 17 cpm for black and up to 11 cpm for color. You can reduce or enlarge your copies anywhere from 25% to 400%, while a multi-copy function lets you make up to 99 copies from a single original. The scanner has a 36-bit color depth and 256 levels of grayscale, resulting in crisp colors and subtle grays; and the 600 x 2,400 optical scan resolution provides accurate, true-to-life scans. Additionally, one-touch scan-to-e-mail, scan-to-image, scan-to-OCR, and scan-to-file buttons automate these frequently used scanner functions.
If you are a digital photo enthusiast, you’ll be glad to hear that the MFC-210C has a photo capture center that allows you to create photo-quality prints directly from a wide variety of media cards, with or without your PC. Several helpful software tools, including ScanSoft PaperPort, ScanSoft OmniPage OCR Software, and Presto! PageManager Software for Mac, help you get the most out of your prints and scans. The unit connects to your computer via its USB port, while an optional wireless print server can be purchased to use the MFC-210C as a wireless print device. Energy Star compliant, the unit consumes only 20 watts during normal operation and about 3 watts during sleep mode. Compatible with PC and Mac operating systems, the MFC-210C also comes backed with a one-year limited warranty.
What’s in the Box
MFC210c multifunction, paper tray, ink cartridges (black, cyan, magenta, yellow), CD-ROM with PC fax/drivers and bundled software (ScanSoft PaperPort, ScanSoft OmniPage OCR Software, and Presto! PageManager for Mac), telephone line cord, instructions; USB cable not included
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