Brother MFC-3100C

Brother MFC-3100C is a Inkjet Multifunction Printer features All-in-one office companion for color copying, printing, scanning, and faxing, Photo quality 2400 x 1200 dpi resolution for printing, with High-speed 14.4 Kbps fax modem and 10 pages-per-minute black printing speed, 8 ppm color. The Brother MFC-3100C measures 13.5H x 16.8W x 8.5D and weighs 14.3 pounds.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

User Opinions

Brother MFC-3100C User Reviews

Great buy for a Mac-based home office
“Definitely a great value for the money. Connected it to an iMac (OS 10.1) via USB – it produces nice print quality in both color and B/W modes. Also use it as my primary fax machine in a single-phone-line environment – I just hit a special code on the phone when I hear the fax tones, and the machine picks up the fax automatically. I’ve also copied off hundreds of pages in both color and B/W – no problems there either. Haven’t been able to get the scanning (to the Mac) working yet, but that’s not a high priority for me.” – by Dwayne Bowman
Rating: ★★★★☆

Good value for price
“I use this MFC for home office and have experienced very good print quality for this amazing price! It is also easy to set up and get going and Brother is forthcoming with the difficulties customers sometimes experience when fax machines share one phone line/number and/or use an automatic voice mail system. I have Bellsouth’s Ringmaster Service along with their Message Center (voice mail) and it all works beautifully with this machine.” – by jenvan820
Rating: ★★★★☆

Great product at an affordable price
“I am greatly impressed with this multi-function printer. It is a stand-alone copier and fax machine. So, I don’t need to turn on the computer every time that I want to make a copy. The quality of the copying both in pictures and text is excellent. It can be resized. Since I don’t get that many faxex, I set it on manual and hit receive fax when I want to receive a fax. It comes with Paper Port software for scanning. You can even fill out forms with it. The manual doesn’t have instructions for scanning but you can get the inforamation about it from the enclosed CD.” – by Discover
Rating: ★★★★★

Excellent Multi-purpose device
“I’ve had the device for a few weeks now and have tried everything from faxing, printing and scanning. Scanned both color photo’s to documents — all without a hitch. Having had a HP Laserjet 3150 prior, this is definitely a quality machine for the price bracket it’s in. Ink is also in separate containers, thus reducing you long-term costs vs. some other mfgs that put all the colors into a single container which has to be replaced as soon as any color runs out. Quality of the print is good — its not laser, but the quality is defintely above average.” – by M. Anderson
Rating: ★★★★★

Great Photo-Quality Multi Function Center
“The text looks sharp as in laser printers when you use cheap inkjet paper. I highly recommend buying inkjet paper( I bought a ream [$$$] and got another one for free. The sheets are heavier, which eliminates show-through and give documents a better feel and more durability). But the text looks good in regular multi-purpose paper too. The photo output is excellent, using photo paper, but even in regular paper it looks nice. I printed some pictures and it looks very nice for a multi-functioning device.” – by Michael
Rating: ★★★★★

Great photo quality
“I have recently purchased this machine for fax and mostly black and white print jobs for my home office. Since then I have purchased a digital camera, and have found this machine produces great framable pictures!!! I would highly recomend this machine for anyone who shops around and wants the most features and quality for the price. I have used up a few ink cartridges printing larger 8×10 photos, but the individual ink cartridges make it easy and cost effective to use. The only thing I am missing is a flatbed, but so far I haven’t needed it and have been able to scan pictures through the document feeder. Also a great color copier.” – by A Customer
Rating: ★★★★★

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Features & Specifications

Brother MFC-3100C Features

Brother contributes another smart machine (at a smart price) to the multifunction market with this 5-in-1 combination of color fax, color printer, color copier, color scanner, and computer-based fax.

As a printer, the MFC-3100C can produce 10 pages per minute of black and white and eight pages per minute of color, at up to 2,400 x 1,200 resolution (naturally, the higher resolutions are a little slower printing). The 100-sheet paper cassette keeps you always in stock.

As a full-color fax machine, the MFC-3100C features 2 MB of memory, storing up to 100 pages, and 14.4 bps speed, delivering a page roughly every six seconds. With 40 station auto-dialing, the machine also can broadcast faxes to 90 locations. In addition, the MFC-3100C is equipped with a Brother PC Fax Driver, enabling you to send black-and-white faxes from your PC.

The MFC-3100C’s scanner function can scan at up to 2,400 dpi, and one-touch keys allow for scanning directly to e-mail or OCR. When it comes to making copies, the MFC5100c can print up to 99 copies at a time at 1,200 x 1,200 dpi resolution. Copies can be reduced and enlarged from 25 percent to 400 percent.

With parallel and USB interfaces, the MFC-3100C is cross-platform compatible, working with Works with Windows and iMac/iBook/G3/G4, with parallel and USB interfacing (cables not included). The unit is backed by a one-year limited warranty.

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