Brother MFC-990CW

Brother MFC-990CW is a Color Inkjet All-in-One Printer features Print borderless photos at up to 6000 x 1200 dpi; prints at up to 33ppm black and 27ppm color; All-in-one device prints, faxes, scans, and copies and has built in call center and wireless handset; Hi-Speed Super G3 33.6K bps Fax Modem; 1200 x 2400 dpi Optical Scan Resolution; Built-in Digital Media Card Drives, PictBridge Interface and USB Flash Memory Drive. The Brother MFC-990CW measures 18.4″ x 14.8″ x 7.1″ (W x D x H) and weighs 18.7 lbs.

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

Expert Reviews

Brother MFC-990CW Reviews

PCAdvisor reviews the Brother MFC-990CW and writes;
“Colour graphics output is solid. You’ll want to forget about the fast but under-nourished prints at the zippiest 8.5ppm mode, although we quite liked the output available at a rate of 2ppm. Colours are perhaps slightly murky, but the results are clean and free of banding defects.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Techsoft reviews the Brother MFC-990CW and writes;
“The printing quality of Brother MFC-990CW is impressive as compared with previous Brother-printers. In Black & White prints, the printed text with sharp edged letters was near to laser quality. The photo and graphics printing quality was only good with smooth curves and gradients, but has visible graininess in facial tones and muted colors.”
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PCpro reviews the Brother MFC-990CW and writes;
“In draft mode this printer spits out pages at nearly 16ppm, which goes a little way to make up for the 3.1ppm and 2.9ppm mono and colour speeds at normal quality. The scanner has been improved too, taking just 19s for a 300dpi A4 photo, which is very quick.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Trustedreviews reviews the Brother MFC-990CW and writes;
“A colour photocopy took 42 seconds from the flatbed and a five-page black text document copied in 1mins 52 secs, both of which are reasonable times for a SOHO device. Photo print speeds are also respectable, with a fastest print time for a 15 x 10cm print of 1mins 40secs, from an SD card.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCWorld reviews the Brother MFC-990CW and writes;
“The MFC-990CW’s scanner module is one of the fastest we’ve seen from a home multifunction. It completed scans in about half the time we expected. At the same time, the printer manages to produce an image which has an unrivalled amount of detail.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Reviews.cnet reviews the Brother MFC-990CW and writes;
“We’re impressed by the MFC-990CW’s print quality, especially in a direct comparison with lower-scoring Brother printers. This one printed text with especially sharp-edged letters with near-laser quality in black and white prints. The graphics and photo quality output surprised us the most: smooth gradients and curves, rendered with solid color handling with very little blotches or malformations.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

User Opinions

Brother MFC-990CW User Reviews

Great All-Around, | Rating: ★★★★☆
“As a replacement for a five-year-old and failing all-in-one, this has proved an excellent choice: easy to use, compact and actually attractive. The Answering Machine feature has further enabled me to eliminate paid-for voice mail and its frustrating, hard to receive fax program. I would recommend it. “ – by Tiptippster

MFC-990CWW, | Rating: ★★★★★
“This Brother all-in-one was easy to set-up, works flawlessly with great print quality.Connecting to my wireless network was quick and easy and it’s nice to be able to print to this machine from all of my computers.” – by Richard Cittadini


Brother MFC-990CW Brochure & User Guide

Brother MFC-990CW Brochure
Brother MFC-990CW User Guide

Features & Specifications

Brother MFC-990CW Features

The Brother MFC-990CW Color Inkjet All-in-One with 5.8GHz Cordless Handset includes a 5.8GHz handset and prints, copies, scans, faxes, and more in one sleek, compact device. And with its built-in wireless networking, you can easily set up the printer to work with all the computers on your home or office network.

Built-in 4.2-Inch Touchscreen for Easy Menu Navigation
The MFC-990CW features a 4.2-inch touchscreen that makes it easy to navigate menus, 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.

Print Top-Quality Photos and Documents Fast
The MFC-990CW prints both documents and photos at up to 6000 x 1200 dpi and can reach speeds of up to 33 ppm black and 27 ppm color. The printer has two separate trays: a 100-sheet tray for documents, and a separate 20-sheet bypass tray for 4 x 6-inch photos. The printer supports paper sizes up to legal size (8 x 14 inches) and can print borderless photos. It uses separate ink cartridges for each color, so you only replace the color that runs out.

Built-In Networking Lets Everyone Use the Printer
The printer has both wired and wireless networking built in, making it simple to set up the printer to be shared by everyone in your office or home. The built-in wireless supports 802.11b/g and features one-button wireless setup for simplicity. Security standards supported include SSID, WEP 64/128-bit, WPA-PSK, and WPA2-PSK. For those without wireless, there is also a 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet port.

Copy and Scan with the Same Device
The MFC-990CW 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 22 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 15-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 includes Scansoft PaperPort v11 SE with OCR software for Windows and Presto! PageManager software for Mac.

Send and Receive Faxes and Take Calls Cordlessly
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. A 15-sheet auto document feeder lets you fax documents unattended. In addition to functioning as a stand-alone fax, the unit also works as a PC fax.

A built-in 5.8GHz cordless telephone handset offers clear conversations when you roam around your home or office, and you can expand its functionality to up to four optional handsets. The device also has a full-duplex speaker phone for hands-free convenience. The built-in digital answering machine holds up to 29 minutes of messages.

The MFC-990CW measures 18.4 x 7.1 x 14.8 inches (WxHxD) and weighs 18.7 pounds. It is Energy Star certified and is backed by a one-year warranty.

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