Brother MFC-5890CN

Brother MFC-5890CN is a Color Inkjet All-in-One Printer features Print Speed 35ppm Black, 28ppm Color, Print Resolution Up to 6000 x 1200 dpi, Hi-Speed Super G3 33.6K bps Fax Modem, Copy Speed 23cpm Black, 20cpm Color, Optical Scan Resolution 1200 x 2400 dpi, Paper Sizes Ledger, Letter, Legal, Executive, Envelope A4, Photo 4″x6″, 3.5″x5″, 5″x7″, 5″x8″, 8″x10″, and has Widescreen 3.3″ Color LCD Display. The Brother MFC-5890CN measures 19.1″ x 16.1″ x 9.5″ and weighs 23.6 lbs.

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

Expert Reviews

Brother MFC-5890CN Reviews

PCWorld reviews the Brother MFC-5890CN and writes;
“Photo print quality was better than we expected, and we were even able to print photos on glossy paper from other vendors without any problems. We used Kodak and Epson paper for our tests. The Epson paper produced slightly brighter results, but photos using the Kodak paper were still impressive. Photo prints had well-defined detail. This was especially the case with 6x4in photos, but even A3 photos looked great…”
Rating: ★★★★☆ reviews the Brother MFC-5890CN and writes;
“Three color graphics pages came out in 1:33 (the first page took 36 seconds at normal quality). The colors looked great, though orange seemed to be slightly washed out. A 4×6 photo took 1:35 seconds to print. The colors were slightly dark but nevertheless true to live (they were slightly less vivid than I’ve seen with other printers; and that’s not necessarily a drawback, as I prefer to manipulate a photo if I need it to be more vivid). The printer can print as large as 11×17, a huge advantage if you print signs or extra-large spreadsheets.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

User Opinions

Brother MFC-5890CN User Reviews

Great printer
“I am extremely please with this printer. It operates exactly as advertised. I was looking for a printer that had all of the multi-functionality (print, fax, scan, & copy) as well as one that would print up to 11×17.” – by S. Tracy
Rating: ★★★★★

Great buy
“I purchased this printer specifically to use at home for printing ledger sized paper (11 x 17) for drawings. It does the drawings perfectly, but all of the other features are an added bonus. It is easy to use – fairly intuitive – and is a great all around machine for home use at an affordable price.” – by Lazy River
Rating: ★★★★★

Definitely not “Plug and Play” but a nice little machine
“I just got this copier and set it up today. Took two hours and a call to tech support to get it going, but now that it’s up and running, I am really impressed. Lots of features for the money, and they all seem to work well. Love the document feeder. Problems reported by other users don’t seem to apply to mine. No problem figuring out the paper tray. The black ink prints fine. Someone commented that there was no way to label the quick dials on the fax area, but mine came with an adhesive label for that area.” – by S. B.
Rating: ★★★★★

Best Printer I’ve Used in a Long Time
“So I bought the MFC-5890CN. I have had several nice surprises since. First, it prints GREAT! photos using the ink provided. I bought the Brother “innobella” 4×6 glossy photo paper ($5 for 20 sheets), put it in the paper tray, put the memory stick from my camera into the printer card-reader slot, selected the picture I wanted on the LCD, clicked print, and after about a minute, out popped at beautiful borderless 4×6 glossy picture that, to my eye, was about as good as any photo I’ve seen (from another printer or Walgreens). I was very, very, very happy how easy this worked and how good the picture looked.” – by K. Reynolds
Rating: ★★★★★

Brother MFC-5890CN customer review
“Very pleased for the most part. Only problem I had was while it claims to work with a x64 system you have to search internet for drivers and some of the attached software does not work on x64 systems, like the scanner
software that changes text to digital is not compatable with a x64 so this part does not work. All in all a very
good value. I love the multiple feed scanner as this has saved me many hours work. I loaded this on Windows 7 (x64) pre-release software and it works great!”
– by Richard Harris
Rating: ★★★★☆

One of the best printers I have ever seen
“The Brother MFC5890cn is the best printer I have used. I operate 4 computers in a network with both Linux Mint 6 and Windows XP with dual boot for business and CAD use. Linux for online and Windows for CAD offline. Setting up this network printer was a breeze. The CD included with the printer set it up for Windows. I contacted Brother for drivers for Linux and within an hour received a response from the Japanese service center for Brother via email with instructions and references to the Brother web site for Linux drivers…” – by Philip C. Freytag
Rating: ★★★★☆

Great, affordable, multi-use printer
“The software for this loaded and did everything it was supposed to do, but it took 30-40 minutes to install. I didn’t install this on a slow computer, either. I don’t know how much hard drive space it takes. After the epic installation process, printing from the computer was more than satisfactory for us in both speed and quality. I don’t know if I would use this as my main photo printer; we haven’t tried it with photo paper, and don’t have much need for that. You’ll get a little over 5 pages a minute with text, and a little over 2 with images. The speed is great for us; a larger business would do better with some kind of dedicated, single-function laser printer…” – by The Taminator
Rating: ★★★★☆


Brother MFC-5890CN Brochure & User Guide

Brother MFC-5890CN Brochure
Brother MFC-5890CN User Guide

Features & Specifications

Brother MFC-5890CN Features

The Brother MFC-5890CN Professional Series All-in-One with Networking and 11 x 17-inch (Ledger) Printing does everything you need in a small office in one sleek device, letting you save time, space, and money. And with built-in networking, it is easy to share the device with everyone on the network.

Print Top-Quality Documents Fast
The MFC-5890CN prints both documents and photos at up to 6000 x 1200 dpi and can reach speeds of up to 35 ppm black and 28 ppm color. The versatile printer supports paper sizes from 4 x 6-inch photos up to ledger-size (11 x 17 inches) documents, and has a large 150-sheet input tray so you won’t be constantly adding more paper. It uses separate ink cartridges for each color, so you only replace the color that runs out. High-yield cartridges are available for longer printing between replacements.

Built-In 3.3-Inch LCD Display for Photo Editing
The MFC-5890CN features a 3.3-inch display that makes it easy to preview faxes and preview/edit photos directly without a computer. You can edit and print photos directly by using either the built-in media card slot or by connecting a PictBridge-enabled camera or USB flash memory. The media card slot supports compact flash, memory stick, memory stick pro, SD, SDHC, xD, and xD TypeM/TypeH.

Copy and Scan with the Same Device
The MFC-5890CN lets you copy and scan as well as print from the same device. The stand-alone copier doesn’t require a PC and can make both black-and-white and color copies at a speed of 23 cpm black and 20 cpm color. It can scale copies from 25 to 400 percent of the original, and it supports sorting and 2-in-1/4-in-1 copying. A 50-sheet automatic document feeder lets you scan and copy pages unattended.

The flatbed scanner has a maximum optical resolution of 1200 x 2400 dpi at 36-bit color depth for high-quality scans. It works with both Mac OS and Windows, and it includes Scansoft PaperPort v11 SE with OCR software for Windows and Presto! PageManager software for Mac.

Send and Receive Black-and-White and Color Faxes
A high-speed Super G3 33.6K bps fax modem lets you send and receive black-and-white and color faxes at up to three seconds per page. The 50-sheet automatic document feeder lets you send faxes unattended. In addition to functioning as a stand-alone fax, it also works as a PC fax.

Built-In Networking Lets Everyone Use the Device
The device has wired 10/100 Base-TX networking built in, making it simple to share the device with everyone in your network.

The Brother MFC-5890CN measures 19.1 x 9.5 x 16.1 inches (WxHxD) and weighs 23.6 pounds. It is Energy Star compliant and is backed by a two-year warranty.

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