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Brother MFC-3240c All-in-One

by Brother

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  • Print, scan, copy, fax, and PC fax functions
  • Breakthrough technology, up to 6,000 x 1,200 dpi print resolution
  • Up to 20 ppm black, 15 ppm color print speeds
  • Up to 17 cpm black, 11 cpm color copy speed
  • 600 x 1,200 dpi scan resolution, 2,400 dpi interpolated, 36-bit color
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Product Details

Product Manual [3.52mb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 11.6 x 17.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 16 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0002XCZAS
  • Item model number: MFC3240C
  • Average Customer Review: 1.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 19, 2004

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

From the Manufacturer This sheet-fed multifunction product includes color printer, fax (33.6Kbps), copier, scanner, and PC faxing. It delivers fast inkjet printing with speeds up to 20 ppm mono and 15 ppm color and photo-quality printing resolutions up to 6,000 x 1,200 dpi for exceptional color output. No PC is required for faxing and copying. The 8 MB dual access memory stores up to 200 pages, so faxes can be scanned while simultaneously sending or receiving.

  1. One-Touch keys. These keys give you instant access to previously stored Quick-Dial numbers. Press Shift to access a One-Touch number in a black square.
  2. Ink. Lets you clean the print head, check the print quality, and check the available ink volume.
  3. Copy keys. With Options, you can quickly and easily select temporary settings for copying. Use the Quality key for temporary copy settings.
  4. Fax and telephone keys. Press Hook before dialing if you want to make sure a fax machine will answer, and then press Black Start or Color Start. Redial/Pause redials the last number you called. It also inserts a pause in quick-dial numbers. Fax Resolution adjusts the resolution when you send a fax.
  5. Mode keys. Access fax, scan, or copy mode.
  6. The LCD displays messages on the screen to help you set up and use your machine.
  7. Dial Pad. Use these keys to dial telephone and fax numbers and as a keyboard for entering information into the machine. The # key lets you temporarily switch the dialing mode during a telephone call from Pulse to Tone.
  8. Navigation keys: Menu/Set lets you access the Menu to program and store your settings in the machine, adjust the volume, or look up numbers that are stored in the dialing memory. It also lets you dial stored numbers by pressing # and a two-digit number.
  9. On/Off. Turn the machine on or off. Also, you can set the On/Off Setting so the machine can still receive faxes when it is turned off.
  10. Color Start. Lets you start sending faxes or making copies in full color. Also lets you start a scanning operation in color or mono, depending on the scanning setting on your PC.
  11. Black Start. Lets you start sending faxes or making scans or copies in black and white.
  12. Stop/Exit. Stops an operation or exits from the menu.
The unit includes a front loading 100-sheet paper capacity, 20-page auto document feeder, USB 2.0 full speed interface, and scanning resolutions up to 2,400 dpi (interpolated). Compatible with Windows and Macintosh OS.

What's in the Box
MFC-3240c, power cable, paper tray, LC41BK ink, LC41C ink, LC41M ink, LC41Y ink, drivers and utilities, software bundle, setup poster, user's guide, warranty and registration card; USB cable not included

Product Description

20 Page Auto Document Feeder / Up to 20ppm Black and 15ppm Color print output / 100 Sheet Tray / Up to 1200x166dpi / Windows and Macintosh Front-loading paper tray with 100-sheet capacity Color Copier Up to 17 cpm (black) / Up to 11 cpm (color) Up to 1200 x 600 dpi resolution Multi-Copying - Up to 99 Reduce or Enlarge - 25% to 400% (in 1% increments) Color Scanner Flatbed Design Up to 19,200 dpi resolution Up to 600 x 2400 dpi (optical) resolution Color Fax 14.4 Kbps Fax Modem Supports Caller ID & Distinctive Ring 8MB of Memory 20 Station Audio Dialing PC Fax Fax Broadcasting PhotoCapture Center Built-in digital camera memory slot - Memory Stick, xD Picture Card, SmartMedia, CompactFlash, & Secure Digital PC-free photo printing Unit Dimensions - 14.7 (w) x 15.7 (d) x 5.3 (h) Unit Weight - 12.1 lbs.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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It said call Brothers immediately.
W. Carpenter
I am am now out of color ink that came with the printer even though I have never printed in color.
M. Harvey
I'd invest in another brother product.
Mark Twain

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

52 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Phreddy Tran on December 24, 2005
Ignore the low price -- you'll more than pay for it seveal times over by the scandalous "automatic self cleaning" mechanism that drinks ink like a wino drinks ripple. I hardly ever use color and have "run out" of color ink 3 times in six months. I'd be happy just to use B&W, but the printer won't work unless you replace all the cartridges. This should be illegal...

There is no solution to this problem. Even if you turn off the machine, it automatically cleans itself. If you unplug the machine, it cleans itself when you plug it back in. My cat doesn't clean himself this much.

The machine also developed a software glitch early on, where it would print half a page of what you want, spit it out, then print all of what you want. Another design to waste ink?

Finally, the paper capacity is miniscule, so you'll be constantly moving the flimsy, easily breakable paper tray in and out.

In other words, DON'T BUY THIS MACHINE!!!
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Mike From Lincoln Park in Chicago on August 25, 2005
Before you buy this or any inkjet printer make sure that it doesn't go through the ink fast - this machine goes through ink very fast. That is unfortunate because it works well and is easy to navigate.

Set up was very easy.

The scanner works very well and easy.

The fax is reliable and setting up for automatic recieve on a phone line is easy and dependable. Incoming faxes are picked up without any conflict with my answering machine.

The only problem is the ink - that is a considerable problem. And for that reason I advise that you research that aspect above all else when getting an ink jet printer - all in one or otherwise.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mark Twain on March 17, 2006
We initially bought this for scanning purposes (and not as a fax machine or copier or printer). The scanner when it works, works like a champ. But if you develop a problem with it, no matter how many computer you switch this to..the product has a problem with the 'feeder' as i was told by Office depot. They have received a few back from customers. I'd invest in another brother product.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Edward M. Wright on December 13, 2005
I wish I had read the reviews BEFORE I bought. It is not 1/2 the printer of the 3220c which I just replaced.

Poor color rendition on photos. I am waiting to see what happens when I feed a sheet of adhesive lables through that nice curved paper path. I suspect I will be glad I bought the money back warranty. I have found in general Brother printers USUALLY do a great job, especially for the price. I have found the durability to be poor. I went through 3 3220c in a year and a 1/2. So why did I buy anther Brother ? The 3220 was such a great printer. Oh well, live and learn.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By David M on March 1, 2006
I got this item for a job i was doing. I had to copy and scan several hundred documents. I will say that it did that with ease and the resolution was not bad either. BUT - watch out for the printer part of this thing. It is not that great. First off, i would suggest that brother really get it together with their ports. The USB port is located *inside* the machine. It is really easy to close the lid and cut the cord if you wire it the wrong way - so maybe having it *outside* like all other printers would be a thought. Next the tray is all messed up and doesn't load right. When i try to load paper i am serious that the tray doesn't even fit in any grooves. It seems poorly designed. Then there was this big fin type of thign that i don't know *what* was for and just threw it out. The paper also gets jammed frequently. So in all, this thing is not a bad document scanner or copier. That part is pretty darn good actually. The software is not bad either. But the printer part sucks.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Chatham Mac on March 3, 2007
I've owned this multifunction machine for a year now, and am VERY pleased with it. I use it as a family network printer, super G3 fax machine, and color copier. Its ink use is typical for my other printers (Canon, Epson). For this price, or even twice this price, this is a great machine.

As of August 2007, this machine is still performing like a champ. Have it hooked up to a network of Macs, and frequently use it as a fax machine as well. Haven't tried the scanning ability. Still satisfied with ink use vs. other printers.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Herbert on September 8, 2005
1. ) Use too many ink to clean head. Cited from [...]

Why do the color ink cartridges run out of ink even though I never or rarely print in color?

DESCRIPTION:

One factor that will affect your color ink consumption is the cleaning cycles of the machine. The machine is designed to automatically flush and clean ALL of the ink jet nozzles on a programmed schedule. A periodical cleaning or "flushing" of all the ink cartridges occurs approximately every two days. During the cleaning process, the machine draws out a small amount of ink to remove air bubbles from the cartridge and to remove dust and dried ink from the ink nozzles and channels. This not only ensures premium print quality but also ensures the life of the print head. Because of the ink jet technology, this process is common to all ink jet machines.

2.) If any one ink cartridge empty (there are four cartridges here, one black and three color), you cannot print anything, even fax. E.g. you run out of yellow ink, you cannot print black/white fax. This is not the case when I with my other inkjet printer. This is designed feature for printing quality. You can find something in brothe's web site.

So this is a cheap machine. I got it from Staple for $70. If you do a lot color / black printing. Then this is the one for you. Photos printed are not too bad as this cheap printer.

Another, do buy "One-Year Replacement Plan" You will need to replace this within one year!
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