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Brother MFC-5860 All-In-One InkJet Printer

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 reviews of Brother MFC-5860 All-In-One InkJet Printer. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the print quality and multifunction. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the ink consumption and durability. There are mixed views on the paper handling and performance.

price, usability, size, multifunction, print quality

reliability, durability, ink consumption

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-5860 All-In-One InkJet Printer is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother MFC-5860 All-In-One InkJet Printer

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Brother MFC-5860 All-In-One InkJet Printer from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the paper handling and usability. The price and performance also get good feedback, but many are critical about the reliability.

performance, price, usability, paper handling

reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother MFC5860CN Colour all in one Printer A4 Colour Inkjet 30ppm Mono 25ppm Colour up to 6000 x 1200 dpi print resolution 1 year on-site warranty (uBrother MFC5860CN Colour all in one Printer A4 Colour Inkjet 30ppm Mono 25ppm Colour up to 6000 x 1200 dpi print resolution 1 year on-site warranty (u

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Brother MFC-5860 All-In-One InkJet Printer

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of Brother MFC-5860 All-In-One InkJet Printer from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. People really like the noise and print quality. The usability and size also get good reviews, but many are negative about the durability and performance. Views are divided on the paper handling.

price, size, usability, print quality, noise

reliability, performance, durability

47% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother MFC-5860cn Color Photo Inkjet All-in-One Flatbed with Networking with 2nd paper trayBrother MFC-5860cn Color Photo Inkjet All-in-One Flatbed with Networking with 2nd paper tray

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (pcworld.com)

Brother MFC-665CW Printer

 

Carrying a price tag of $200 (as of 10/25/2006), the Brother MFC-665CW is packed full of features for a small or home office. It offers a color fax, an answering machine, media slots, and wireless networking. The fax sends and receives at only 14.4...

Built-in Wi-Fi ; ADF ; Fax and answering machine

Very slow printing ; Slow fax speed of 14.4 kbps

If you're hunting for a space-saving unit that can serve multiple purposes in your home office or small business, the Brother MFC-665CW is worth a closer look. Despite its slow performance, it offers many functions at an affordable price

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Paper Jam

 

I bought the Brother all in one printer from a local office store. Finally the end came for this printer when the paper got jammed once again, but this time so bad that it damaged the printer heads. This printer lasted for about one year. This was a...

None

Every other paper fed jams

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

was great for 6months...

 

All In One features, who doesn't like that..when they work...was okay for six months

I'm very disappointed in my purchase. I bought this printer thinking it was going to be a decent purchase based on the reviews and yes quite a few bucks more than just a printer but i thought that would remove me of the hassle of dealing with something...

Jan, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Printer but False PPM

 

I think this is a nice printer, but there is one thing that really enrages me. The materials state that this printer prints up to 30 ppm black and 25 color. THIS IS A BLATANT LIE. The way they get away with this is that there is a "draft" mode that...

Good Price, Brother quality, Does what it says

Slow, bad USB cord placement, tends to jam with labels

Jul, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Printer for Small Office

 

love it,

Great Multifunction Printer for the price for small office, I'm very impressed! Make sure you set the network IP manually to avoid issues. It's in the book how to set it manually

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Jul, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Printer for Small Office

 

Great Multifunction Printer for the price for small office, I'm very impressed! Make sure you set the network IP manually to avoid issues. It's in the book how to set it manually

none

Jul, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Nice little Multi Function

 

Maybe If they added double paper trays... it would be perfect.

Nicest little inkjet multifunction I've seen for the money. Drivers work, accessory software works, the network works ; Heck, the whole thing just works. Happy users

I guess the output 'tray' could be bigger... but I think that is not really a 'fit' with the intended use of this printer ; Big document runs should have laser rather than inkjet technology anyway. Unless you own an ink factory or shares of Brother stock

Jul, 2008

Consumer review (pcnation.com)

MFC-5860CN COLOR FLATBED MFC 6 IN 1 NETWORKABLE PHOTOCAPTURE

 

All together this machine is good for our use being able to store incoming faxes on the PC and allowing indepentent use of feed trays. Absolutely No HP machine could do both of these and I bought and returned several after being told they could. I am...

1. can recieve and store faxes on PC 2. can use two feed trays independently

1. cannot easily print on two sides of paper 2. often paper jams or pulls more than 1 sheet to print on

May, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Brother MFC series MFC-5860CN Up to 30 ppm 6000 x 1200 dpi InkJet MFC / All-In-One Color Printer

 

Would definitely buy this again. I've also recommended it to several people.

AWESOME all-in-one color networked fax printer scanner ; This little all-in-one has functions which are only on higher-end more expensive office copier/fax/scanner machines ; It has a built-in card reader which can be mapped from workstations on the...

Printing photos ... so-so quality ... not bad, but definitely not as good as one coming from a Canon photo printer ; Lack of a manual feed tray, which makes it a pain when you want to print or copy something onto the back of a page. You have pull out...

Apr, 2008

Consumer review (pcnation.com)

MFC-5860CN COLOR FLATBED MFC 6 IN 1 NETWORKABLE PHOTOCAPTURE

 

My two previous multi function units were HPs, but I was never happy with them. This Brother MFC is head and shoulder above the HP units. It is easy to use and quick to set up. I like the seperate ink cartrages for each color. It saves so much money in...

Easy to set up. Seperate color ink. Software is quick and simple

none yet

Mar, 2008

Product Specifications

Equipped with dual paper trays, the MFC-5860cn offers assurance that your faxes and photos will be printed on the intended paper. High print speeds paired with high-resolution printing provide prompt, professional results. Designed to give the small office or home office user flexibility, the MFC-5860cn includes a USB interface for direct connection to a computer as well as an Ethernet interface to enable shared printing, scanning, faxing as well as access to the Photo Capture Center over a network. A built-in PictBridge Interface enables convenient photo printing directly from your digital camera.

Copying

Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy resolution (color text and graphics):600
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):22
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):20
Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:22ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:20ppm
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 1200
Maximum number of copies:99

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:15.4in/15.6in
Height:11.9in
Weight:23.4lbs/23.6lbs
Width:17.3in

Display

Display:LCD

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:350sheets

Fax

Auto reduction: Yes
Auto-redialing: Yes
Fax broadcasting:150
Fax coding methods:JPEG, MH, MMR, MR
Fax memory:400
Fax speed (A4):3
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):100
Fax speed dialing, max numbers:100
Group 3 faxing:Y
Modem Speed:33.6

Fax Machine

Compatibility:Super G3
Max Transmission Speed:33.6Kbps
PC Faxing: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Brother
Model:5860CN
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:35
Standard input capacity:350

Memory

Standard Memory:32MB

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):4000impressions
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Fax, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan
Dimensions (WxDxH):17.3 x 15.6 x 11.9
Media types supported:Plain, Inkjet, Glossy, Transparency
Network ready: Yes
Networking features:10/100Base-TX
Package dimensions (WxDxH):20.7 x 18.7 x 15.8
Scan file formats:BMP, PDF, PNG, TIFF
Scan speed:4
Standard input trays:2
Standard media sizes:A4, LTR, LGL, EXE, A5, A6, Photo 4x6", Envelopes

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:50

Paper Handling

Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm)

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Ethernet 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX / USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes

Performance

Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Faxing:Colour faxing
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes
Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 2.0

Printing

Max Printing Speed B/W:30ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):30ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:25ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):25ppm
Max Resolution B/W:6000 x 1200 dpi
Maximum Resolution:6000 x 1200
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):30
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):25

Scanning

Gray scale levels:256
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Scan to:E-mail, File, Image, OCR
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed

Software

Bundled software:Brother MFL-Pro Suite\nBrother ControlCentre 3\nScanSoft PaperPort\nBrother ControlCentre 2 (Mac)\nNewSoft Presto! (Mac)

Storage

Compatible memory cards:CF, MMC, MS Pro, SD, xD
Internal memory:32

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:33.7
Weight:23.6