Brother MFC 465CN: The Features
The Brother MFC 465CN is an inexpensive ($130 USD) color inkjet printer. It has a maximum duty cycle of 2500 pages per month, which means the user should try to keep printing to under 800 pages per month, for longest printer life. It has multiple color cartridges - which are a savings over a single color cartridge, because you don't need to throw it out as soon as one color is empty. But you should also consider that the printer needs to make four passes over a sheet when printing in color, which works out to a best usage of about 200 pages per month, printed in color. What this really means is if you will need more than 200 or so pages printed in a month, you should consider a printer with a higher duty cycle.
While suited for a home office, the 465CN can be networked via an Ethernet connection if you have more than one PC. If you are using a network in your home office, you can print, scan, and fax from any PC on the network. It can be installed on PCs using Windows, Mac or Linux operating systems.
It can print up to 30 ppm in black and white, or 25 ppm in color, if you are printing in draft mode. If you want higher quality printing, such as the potential resolution of 6000 x 1200 dpi, you should expect much slower printing. The input tray can hold 100 sheets of paper, up to legal (8.5 x 14 inches) size, which is handy, because it can make up to 99 copies of a document. The special 4 x 6 photo paper tray can hold 20 sheets. It also can print photos directly from a memory card, without using your PC. It has a 2 inch flip up color LCD for photo preview before printing.
You can put up to 10 sheets of paper in the ADF for copying, and it copies at 22 ppm B&W or 20 ppm color. The copy resolution has a maximum of 1200 x 600 dpi. If you are using the ADF for multi-page copies, it can sort the output. It can reduce down to 25% or enlarge the original up to 400%, in increments of 1%.
Scanning can be done at 600 x 2400 dpi resolution in both color and B & W, with objects up to 8.5 x 11 inches on the glass, or 8.5 x 14 inches through the ADF. It can scan to an image, email, a file, or a memory card. Scanning software comes with the printer, being simple to use and intuitive. Scanning can also be done from your home office network, and it can scan to a memory card or USB drive attached to the printer.
Fax capability is six pages a second, with the ability to hold 400 pages in memory, in case the printer runs out of paper. It can receive faxes in color and B & W, as well as do fax forwarding (in B & W) and automatic redial.