The Brother MFC-495CW All-in-One Printer is a fast printer which can give you excellent print quality. Not only it takes just a short time for this Brother to print across Wifi, but also the colors of your photos look great. It is quite handy because there is built-in Wifi. The price is just around $100. You can say this is one of the most decent printers which are at entry-level.
- This is a color inkjet printer
- It is an all-in-one which can be used as a fax, a copier, and a scanner
- The automatic document feeder can store 15 sheets
- Input capacity is 100 sheets
- It can connect to wired and wireless network
- Print resolution is 6000 x 1200 dpi
Guide Review – Brother MFC-495CW All-in-One Printer
The Brother MFC-495CW is an low-end multifunctional printer of Brother. Its price is really a good deal ( according to PC Richard , it is just around $99 ). Print quality is acceptable when you print documents. Colorful charts and graphs look quite good with their true colors. With Innobella ink, you will be glad because it will not soak into cheap photo papers. And just like other Brother’s printers, the MFC-495CW does a good job when it comes to photo printing. Colors are rich, details are sharp, and your photos are instantly dry.
There is a tilting LCD screen which is just 3.3”. Of course it shows you the menu items as well as provides some basic support ( such as editing photos ), but you may find its small size a bit inconvenient. This Brother printer supports USB printing, network printing, Wifi, various kinds of memory cards as well as PictBridge. It offers one separate tray which is for photos. This tray is a handy feature; by the way you will still need to remove the paper tray when you want to switch between regular paper and photos printing. This printer cannot print duplex and the drivers for Win 7 are not included on the CD. By the way, you can download them from Brother’s website. But don’t worry, that process is not very complicated.
When printing across wifi, the Brother MFC-495CW takes about 1:08 to finish printing a colourful Word document which has three pages ( 30s for the 1st page and about 19s for each of the following ones ). It takes 1:43 for a 4-page PDF to come out. Moreover, you can change theis MFC-495CW’s data-transfer mode. Just go to Advanced, then choose Improved Print Speed instead of Recommend. Then the print time will be cut off 20 seconds, but there will be no remarkable impact on your printed document.
Just like other Brother’s multifunctional printers, this printer gives extraordinary result when you use it to print photos. It takes about 1:37 for the MFC-495CW to print a colourful photo which is 4 x 6. This speed is the average speed of Brother all-in-one line. Of course, this is about the same as other Brother printers which are more expensive ( MFC-6890CDW, for example )
- Photo output is excellent
- You will find wireless networking is very to set up
- The price is reasonable
- You may have to wait a bit when it comes to network printing
- It cannot print duplex
- Windows 7 drivers are not on CD