This was especially the case with 6x4in photos, but even A3 photos looked great. We found it easy to use, it produced good quality photo prints and its ongoing running costs are reasonable. Very pleased with this purchase. Cost of ink is forever a battle with any printer, for which the print quality is good not outstanding as expected at this price range and for an inkjet rather than a laser printer. Up to page auto document feeder. There is no moire pattern removal in the scan driver, so post-processing in an image editor might be required when you scan old magazines or photos.

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Each cartridge prints A4 pages.

Cable s not included. Similar to the scan results, copies lacked some fine detail in areas with shadows and complex colour details. Click here for print speed methodology. Printing different paper sizes confuses the machine – 5890cnn. The only drawback is that there are 4 ink cartidges, but they don’t all go at brotyer and we are heavy users of printers, but we found that the print cartridges have lasted from October until the end of January.

The Epson paper produced slightly brighter results, but photos using the Kodak paper were still impressive.

Only 1 out of every A3 pictures would print with no problems. Rated 5 out of 5 by Suzanna from Excellent printer, a pleasure to use I rpinter owned 4 other makes of printer over the years.


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I would recommend buying this machine as it does what it says it does, it prints, brlther and faxes, and does it all very well. You will need software. You can spend this time putting paper into the cassette.

You can also select whether you want to scan something as a file, an image or perform optical character recognition OCR on it. Four cartridges are consumed by the printer: You can initiate scans directly from the printer itself, and they can be sent either to the PC or to a memory card.

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more. Approximate page yields in accordance with ISO The control buttons are the easiest and quickest of any previous printer, the scanning facility is particularly quick and simple.

Maximum number printre printed pages per month and can be used to compare designed durability between like Brother products. The MFCCN has individual ink tanks so you can replace individual ones as needed, but you don’t need to buy all the inks separately. Pros A3 printing, good photo quality, easy-to-use front panel, not a space hog.


There is no 6x4in option. Its scanning capability is adequate, but during our tests we noticed some loss of detail in areas with subtle colour gradations. The placement of these ports means that some of the cable’s length has to be sacrificed. Copies take about 40sec to emerge from the MFCCN at per cent size, and the unit will print while it simultaneously scans.


I did not mention the natural factory set colour is great also and is not over saturated as I have noticed my other printer bought for its 5 ink cartridge system is. Printersmultifunctionsbrotherinkjet printersBrother printers. Check with local phone company for service availability. High Yield 4-Cartridge System.

Built-in Wired Ethernet Network Interface. Copies can be enlarged up to per cent.

Brother MFC-5890CN multifunction printer

This can be tedious if you regularly switch from A4 paper, to photo paper or A3. The buttons are well spaced, clearly labelled and easy to press.

One slightly confusing aspect of the printer driver is that if you want to print a 6x4in photo, you have to select the ‘photo’ option from the paper size list. Up to page auto document feeder.