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Brother MFC-5440CN Network Inkjet Printer, Scanner, Copier, and Fax

by Brother
3 out of 5 stars 69 customer reviews

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  • Prints, copies, scans, and faxes
  • Up to 20 ppm print speed; up to 6,000 by 1,200 dpi resolution
  • Up to 17 cpm copy speed, reduces and enlarges 25 to 400%
  • 1,200 by 2,400 dpi scan resolution, 48-bit color; 3 seconds per page faxing
  • USB 2.0 and Ethernet interfaces; PC and Mac compatible
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Product Description

Product Description

This MFC-5440CN Multi Function Center has been Factory Refurbished to perform as new. It includes manufacturer's 90-Day Warranty One for all and all for one. Here's a Home-Office machine that does it all - prints, faxes, copies, scans. It works with both PC and Mac. It includes a caller-ID capable telephone.

COLOR FAX Quick-Scan - Approx. 3 sec/page Broadcasting up to 90 locations (B&W only) Page Memory Up to 200 Pages Speed Dial up to 40 phone numbers ECM (Error Correction Mode) Fax Forwarding B&W only COLOR PRINTER Speed Up to 20ppm (Mono)/ Up to 15ppm (Color) Resolution Up to 6,000 x 1,200 dpi Minimum Ink Droplet Size 3 picoLiter Printing Width 8.03 inches 35 TrueType Fonts COLOR COPY Speed (Multi-Copies) Up to 17cpm (Mono)/ Up to 11cpm (Color) Resolution Print - Max. 1,200 x 1,200 dpi Scan - Up to 1,200 x 1,200 dpi Reduction/ Enlargement 25% - 400% in 1% increments Multi Copy (Stacking) Up to 99; Multi Copy (Sort) Yes; Multi Copy (2 in 1, 4 in 1) Yes COLOR SCANNER Optical Resolution (dpi) 1,200 x 2,400 dpi and Interpolated Resolution (dpi) Up to 19,200 x 19,200 dpi TWAIN Compliant Gray Scale 256 Color Depth (Input/ Output) 48/ 24 bit color processing Viewer for Windows - including ScanSoft OmniPage OCR ScanSoft PaperPort 9.0 / Viewer for Macintosh (Including OCR) Presto! and PageManagerPC FAX Sending Yes (B&W only) Receiving Yes (Not supported for Macintosh or network users) NETWORK Network Connection Ethernet 10/100BASE-TX Auto Negotiation Share Printer Share Scanner Share PC-FAX Sending Internet FAX (Firmware) Yes (Internet FAX is available on the Download page of Brother Solutions Center.) Support Protocols TCP/IP - RARP, BOOTP, DHCP, APIPA (Auto IP), NetBIOS, WINS, LPR/LPD, Port9100, SMTP/POP3, FTP, TELNET, SNMP, TFTP, mDNS, Scanner port Operating System - Windows 98(SE)/ Me/ 2000/ XP; Mac O

From the Manufacturer

Brother has taken their new Color Inkjet Multi-Function Center machines to a higher level of performance and value with the MFC-5440CN flatbed model. This feature rich machine offers consumers more for their money. This model was built to meet the needs for a home office, or a small to medium size business. It bundles together all the features, speed, flexibility, and connectivity necessary to meet today's, and tomorrow's, communication and imaging needs.

Color Printer
Brother printing technology delivers high-quality printing of photos or documents with resolutions up to 6,000 by 1,200 dpi on glossy paper and at speeds up to 20 ppm for monochrome and 15 ppm for color. They are compatible with Windows and Mac Operating Systems. They also include both USB 2.0 Full Speed and Ethernet interfaces, so when they are connected to your wired or wireless router, you can share many of these MFCs’ powerful features including color printing.

Flatbed Color Copier
These models offer fast and crisp color or black and white copies with resolutions of up to 1,200 by 1,200 dpi at speeds of up to 17 cpm Black & White or 11 cpm in color. In addition, you can enjoy the vast range copy options including reduction or enlargement from 25% to 400%, multi-copying of up to 99 copies, and collating. You also have the option of using the Automatic Document Feeder to make legal-size copies, or the versatile flatbed design for making copies of single sheets from bound material such as textbooks and magazines. These models can be used as stand-alone copiers...No PC required!

Color Fax
Both models have the ability to send and receive faxes in either color or Black & White without a PC. Just a few of the impressive fax features include speed dial, remote fax retrieval (black and white only), delayed fax transmission and fax forwarding (black and white only). The MFC-5440CN includes a super G3 33.6K bps fax modem with 8MB of memory that will store up to 200 pages.

Color Scanner
Quickly scan a document or image with a scanning resolution of up to 19,200 dpi. It's quick and easy to scan images or text to E-mail, OCR, or a file. Both machines include ScanSoft, PaperPort, and OmniPage OCR software for Windows and Presto! PageManager software for Macintosh environments. And with these MFCs connected to your network, you can scan directly to any computer on the network.

PC Fax
You can send and receive faxes right from an application on your PC. Just select the fax driver, in place of the printer driver, choose the person or group you want to send the fax to and the fax is sent automatically. When connected to a network, send faxes from any computer on the network.

Connect via Ethernet

  • Network Printing - From any computer on your network!
  • Network Scanning - From the MFCs directly to any networked computer. Just press the scan button and select the PC to receive the file!
  • Network PC Fax Send - From within your application through the network to the MFCs which will dial the fax number and send the fax!

What's in the Box
Brother MFC-5440CN Multifunction, ink cartridges (black, yellow, magenta, cyan), 35-page auto document feeder, 100-sheet front-loading paper tray, user guide, setup guide, power cord, CD-ROM; USB cable not included

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 24 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 23.6 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B000667QCS
  • Item model number: MFC-5440CN
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at October 1, 2004

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

This is an excellent printer/scanner/fax for the money. I had purchased this as a replacement to an extremely problematic HP 5110.

Install: Installation was extremely easy. Just follow the directions and everything works within about 30 minutes. I really can't stress enough how easy it was to setup this printer. Whether you set it up with a standard USB connection or ethernet/network, the software does everything for you and the software install only takes around 5 minutes.

Software: The software is really simple and easy to use. The downside to this is that it is somewhat too simple. For advanced users that want more options and customizability, they wont find it here. Also, having the preset scan buttons is a little annoying if you like to change your scan options a lot.

I should also note that you can scan/copy things using either your computer or the buttons on the unit. This is very very smooth and allows you do be able to scan things without having to navigate to the ControlCenter on your PC. If you set up the printer on the network it will also even allow you to pick which PC to send the files to.

Printer: Print quality is right on for this price range. This is not a photo printer, but nevertheless printing onto photo quality paper isnt bad. But at the prices you can get digital photos developed at Walmart or Target nowadays, it doesnt really matter.

Scanner: Scan quality is great, scans up to 6000x1200 DPI. Even 300x300 DPI looks great.

Fax: Unfortunately, I cannot comment on this as I have no reason to fax anyone. But if the scan/print quality is any indication, this would work seamlessly as well.

Ink: This printer uses individual C/M/Y/K cartridges. So when one color runs out, you only have to replace that color.
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First of all, there are few, or maybe no other printers out there that you can just hook up to your network and just start using. Mind you, if you have a print server (Usually if bought separate this is about sixty to seventy dollars) this is not an issue, but many print servers only make the print part of the multifunction machine useful and do not include the scanner for network availability. To me this was a big thing, as I did not want to have this printer in the same room with my computer.

This is a so-so printer. By now you have probably all seen in other reviews that once this printer's head wears out it is toast, there is no replacing it. Even if the printer were shot you would still have a fax and scanner to use. Printers by then will be even cheaper. I had a Brother MFC7150C prior to this and the replaceable head wore out in a about 2 years with really heavy use. This is the oddity with Brother, the head is resident in the printer and not in the replaceable cartridge. They say this makes the cartridges cheaper, but I don't find that it makes that much of a difference in the price, especially, if you have to foot the bill for a a hundred dollar head. Mind you this is probably why they opted not to make this printer have a replaceable one.

Sturdyness of this printer is a bit light, the paper cartridge seems frail and is somewhat prone to jamming.

The software was a bit buggy and I had to get updates on the web right away. I installed this in a network where the computers used Window XP and 2000. There was a little bit of messing around, but it quickly got to working.

Given the price it seems like a good buy and I paid a little more than the current price listed here.
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I'm not exactly sure why the "Spotlight" reviews for this printer are so positive. Take everyone else's word for it - This printer sucks. I made the mistake of buying 5440 and the 5840 for my business. I can deal with all the paper jams just fine. But the one thing that makes these printers terrible is how alarmingly often you will have to buy printer cartridges for this machine. Make no mistake - this is a money pit.

Don't fall for that nonsense about "saving money because you can buy each color individually." This printer uses the color cartridges even when you're printing in B&W! AND all the cartridges slowly deplete over time even when you haven't printed anything at all (they call it "self-cleaning").

And how does Brother add insult to injury? If ANY of the cartridges runs out of ink, it is absolutely impossible to perform any functions until you have purchased a new cartridge and replaced it. Want to send a fax? Too bad, because you're out of Yellow ink! Want to print a single sheet in B&W? Don't even try it until you've bought another Magenta!

My 5840 died on me after about 5 months. The paper feeder just stopped working, and despite the fact that it was well within the warranty period, I didn't even bother getting it fixed. I didn't WANT it to be working. It was costing me that much money. Do not buy this printer.
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I got old, first-generation flatbed and sheetfed scanners (6-8 years old) clogging up my desktop, so I started out looking for an inexpensive replacement. After extensive research, I came down on two AIO choices--Brother MFC-5440 and HP Officejet 5510.

I like the Brother better because it's more solidly built. The HP should print better photos, but these days you can just buy a cheap high-quality photo printer. Since I already have a photo printer, so photo printing capability is not my priority. Don't take me wrong. The brother still prints fairly good photos.

As I said, scanning is my priority. I was not disappointed. The Brother scans much faster than my old flatbed and the images are far better than my sheetfed. I like the 35 page ADF; the HP Officejet has only a 20 page ADF. What's more, the Brother comes with PaperPort, which I've been using for a long time. The HP Officejet 5510 doesn't come with it, and I'm not even sure whether PaperPort works with it at all.

Lastly, at this price range, you can't get an AIO with network capability.

In a word, I'm satisfied with the Brother MFC-5440CN. It's well-built and well-designed. This is my second Brother home office product I own. While they might not excel in photo printing, overall I think they make good solid office products.
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