Brother MFC-260C Manual
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The printer driver will choose the most suitable colour matching and half tone method, depending on your image type. Generally, text and business graphics are printed vividly and photographic images are printed softly. Auto The printer driver automatically chooses the image type. Photo Use for photographic images. Graphics Use for documents that contain text or business graphics (charts or clip art). Custom If you want to choose the colour matching and halftone method, choose this mode.
Custom Image Type
You can choose the colour matching method manually. Choose the best one for your document.
Match Monitor Colour is adjusted to get the closest colour match with the PC monitor. Natural: Use for photographic images. The colour is adjusted to print more natural colours. Vivid: Use for business graphics such as charts, graphics and text. The colour is adjusted to print more vivid colours. Halftone Pattern The machine can use two methods (Diffusion or Dither) to arrange dots to express halftones. There are some predefined patterns and you can choose which one to use for your document. Diffusion: Dots are put at random to create the halftones. Use for printing photographs that have delicate shades and graphics. Dither: Dots are arranged in a pre-defined pattern to make halftones. Use for printing graphics that have definite colour boundaries or for printing charts such as business charts. Note Some halftone settings cannot be chosen with certain combinations of Media Type and Quality settings.
You can change the print size of your document with the Scaling feature.
Choose Off if you want to print the document as it appears on your screen. Choose Fit to Paper Size if your document has an unusual size, or if you only have standard size paper. Choose Free if you want to reduce the size. Check Mirror Printing to reverse the data from left to right. Check Reverse Printing to reverse the data up to down. Note Mirror Printing is not available when you choose Transparencies as the Media Type.
You can print a logo or text onto your document as a Watermark. You can choose one of the preset Watermarks, or you can use a bitmap file or text file that you have created. Check Use Watermark, and then choose the watermark you want to use.
Check In background to print the watermark image in the background of your document. If this feature is unchecked, the Watermark will be printed on top of your document.
In Outline Text
Check In Outline Text if you only want to print an outline of the watermark.
You can print the watermark in any of the following ways: On all pages On first page only From second page Custom
You can change the watermark size and position on the page by choosing the watermark, and clicking the Edit button. If you want to add a new watermark, click the New button, and then choose Text or Bitmap in Watermark Style.
Title Choose CONFIDENTIAL, COPY or DRAFT as the title or enter a title you like in the field. Watermark Text Enter your watermark text into the Text Box, and then choose Font, Size, Colour and Style. Watermark Bitmap Enter the file name and location of your bitmap image in the File box, or click Browse to search for the file. You can also set the scaling size of the image. Position Use this setting if you want to control the position of the watermark on the page.
You can set the following Printer Functions:
Print Date & Time
When the Print Date & Time feature is enabled, the date and time will print on your document from your PCs system clock.
Click the Setting button to change the Date, Time, Position and Font. To include a background with the Date and Time, choose Opaque. When Opaque is chosen, you can click the Colour button to change the colour of the Date and Time background. Note The selection box shows the format of Date and Time to be printed. The actual Date and Time printed on your document is automatically retrieved from the settings on your PC.
Quick Print Setup
The Quick Print Setup feature lets you quickly choose driver settings. Set Quick Print Setup to On and choose the function which should be displayed in the Quick Print Setup icon. To view and change settings, click the tasktray icon.
Photo Paper Tray Help (For Colour Display models)
Set the Photo Paper Tray Help to On to display help instructions on how to use the photo paper tray when you select Photo or Photo L paper.
The Support tab shows the driver version and settings information. There are also links to the Brother Solutions Center and Original Supplies Websites. Click the Support tab to display the following screen:
Brother Solutions Center The Brother Solutions Center is a website offering information about your Brother product including FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions), Users Guides, driver updates and tips for using your machine. Original Supplies Website The Original Supplies Website offers information about your Brother original supplies. Check Setting You can check current driver settings.
Click Print Setting and choose your Brother machine. Click OK.
Note If you want to use photo paper, click Properties and set the Media Type and Quality in the printer driver dialog.
Click Print in the Print settings dialog box and your photo will print.
The Smart Portrait function detects faces in the photo and adjust the brightness of the skin tone automatically.
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Open the image file. Click the Smart Portait icon to detect faces automatically.
You can modify the Brightness adjustment by dragging the slider. Click OK.
The Red-eye Reduction function lets you reduce red-eye in your photo.
Open the image file. Click the Red-eye Reduction icon to reduce red eye automatically.
Auto Red eye Detection finds all the red eyes in the image and marks them as dotted boxes. You can use the RedEye Threshold slider to adjust the colour of the marked areas. Click OK.
Print Expression List
FaceFilter Studio lets you modify a facial expression by applying an expression templates or by manual adjustment. In the Select Expression step, you can preview or print the expression list of your choice.
Uninstalling FaceFilter Studio
To uninstall FaceFilter Studio, choose Start/All Programs/FaceFilter Studio/Uninstall FaceFilter Studio.
Scanning operations and the drivers used will differ depending on the operating system you are using. As default, the machine uses a TWAIN compliant driver when scanning documents from your applications. For Windows XP/Windows Vista Two scanner drivers are installed. A TWAIN compliant scanner driver (See TWAIN compliant on page 28) and a Windows Imaging Acquisition (WIA) driver (See Scanning a document using the WIA driver (For Windows XP/Windows Vista) on page 35). Windows XP/Windows Vista users can select either driver when scanning documents. Note For ScanSoft PaperPort 11SE, see Using ScanSoft PaperPort 11SE with OCR by NUANCE on page 49. If your PC is protected by a firewall and is unable to network scan, you may need to configure the firewall settings to allow communication through port number 137 and 54925. For more information, see Firewall settings (For Network users) on page 107. When you scan a document, you can either use the ADF(automatic document feeder) or the scanner glass. For more information on loading the documents, see Using the ADF(available for ADF models) and Using the scanner glass in the Users Guide.
Scanning a document using the TWAIN driver
Note You can enlarge the image using the original size. icon, and then use the icon to restore the image to its
Load your document again.
Note Skip this step if you loaded the document on the scanner glass in step a.
Click Start. This time only the chosen area of the document appears in the PaperPort 11SE window (or your application window). In the PaperPort 11SE window, use the options available to refine the image.
Settings in the Scanner Setup dialog box
Choose the output image type from Photo, Web or Text. Resolution and Scan Type will be automatically altered for each of the default settings. The default settings are listed in the table below:
Image Type Photo Web Text Use for scanning photo images Use for scanning text documents Resolution dpi dpi Use for attaching the scanned image to web pages dpi Scan Type 24 bit colour 24 bit colour Black & White
You can choose a scanning resolution from the Resolution drop-down list. Higher resolutions take more memory and transfer time, but produce a finer scanned image. The following table shows the resolutions you can choose and the available colours.
Resolution dpi dpi dpi dpi dpi dpi dpi dpi dpi dpi dpi Black & White/ Grey (Error Diffusion) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 256 colour Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No True Grey/ 24bit colour Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Black & White Use for text or line art images. Grey (Error Diffusion) Use for photographic images or graphics. (Error Diffusion is a method for creating simulated grey images without using true grey dots. Black dots are put in a specific pattern to give a grey appearance.) True Grey Use for photographic images or graphics. This mode is more exact because it uses up to 256 shades of grey. 256 Colour Uses up to 256 colours to scan the image. 24 bit Colour Uses up to 16.8 million colours to scan the image. Although using 24 bit Colour creates an image with the most accurate colour reproduction, the image file size will be about three times larger than a file created using the 256 Colour option. It requires the most memory and has the longest transfer time.
Adjust the setting (-50 to 50) to get the best image. The default value is 0, representing an average and is usually suitable for most images. You can set the Brightness level by dragging the slide bar to the right or left to lighten or darken the image. You can also enter a value in the box to set the level. If the scanned image is too light, set a lower Brightness level and scan the document again. If the image is too dark, set a higher Brightness level and scan the document again.
You can import items from other applications
As well as scanning items, you can bring items into PaperPort 11SE in a variety of ways and convert them to PaperPort 11SE (MAX) files in several different ways: Print to the Desktop View from another application, such as Microsoft Excel. Import files saved in other file formats, such as Windows Bitmap (BMP) or Tagged Image File Format (TIFF).
You can export items into other formats
You can export or save PaperPort 11SE items in several popular file formats, such as BMP, JPEG, TIFF or PDF.
Exporting an image file
Click File, then Save As in the PaperPort 11SE window. The Save XXXXX as dialog box is displayed. Choose the drive and folder where you want to store the file. Enter the new file name and choose the file type. Click Save to save your file, or Cancel to return to PaperPort 11SE without saving it.
Uninstalling ScanSoft PaperPort 11SE with OCR
For Windows 2000 Professional
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Click the Start button, Settings, Control Panel, then Add/Remove Programs. Choose ScanSoft PaperPort11 from the list and click Change or Remove.
For Windows XP
Click the Start button, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs, and click the Change or Remove Programs icon. Choose ScanSoft PaperPort11 from the list and click Change or Remove.
For Windows Vista
Click the Start button, Control Panel, Programs and Programs and Features. Choose ScanSoft PaperPort11 from the list and click Uninstall.
Note The features available to you in ControlCenter3 may vary depending on the model number of your machine. If your PC is protected by a firewall, and is unable to use ControlCenter3 functions, you may need to configure the firewall settings. For more information, see Firewall settings (For Network users) on page 107.
ControlCenter3 is a software utility that lets you quickly and easily access your often used applications. Using ControlCenter3 eliminates the need to manually launch specific applications. ControlCenter3 has the following operations:
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Scan directly to a file, E-mail, word processor or graphics application of your choice. (1) Access to the Custom Scan settings. Custom Scan buttons let you configure a button to meet your own application needs. (2) Access to the advanced features of PhotoCapture Center. (3) Access the Copy features available via your PC. (4) Access the PC-FAX applications available for your device. (5) Access the settings available to configure your device. (6) You can choose which machine ControlCenter3 will connect with from the Model drop-down list. (7) You can also open the configuration window for each function and a link to the Brother Solutions Center by clicking the Configuration button. (8)
Scan to E-mail lets you scan a document to your default E-mail application, so you can send the scanned job as an attachment. To change the default E-mail application or attachment file type, right-click the E-mail button, click ControlCenter Configuration and click the Software Button tab.
To change the E-mail application, choose your preferred E-mail application from the E-mail Application drop-down list. You can add an application to the list by clicking the Add button 1. To delete an application, click the Delete button.
When you first start ControlCenter3 a default list of compatible E-mail applications will appear in the drop-down list. If you are having trouble using a custom application with ControlCenter3 you should choose an application from the list.
You can also change the other settings used to create the file attachments. If you want to scan and then crop a portion of a page after pre-scanning the document, check the Show Scanner Interface box.
Supported file types
You can choose from the following list of file types when saving to a folder.
Choose from the drop-down list the type of file you want the scanned images to be saved in. Windows Bitmap (*.bmp) JPEG (*.jpg) TIFF - Uncompressed (*.tif) TIFF - Compressed (*.tif) TIFF Multi-Page - Uncompressed (*.tif) TIFF Multi-Page - Compressed (*.tif) Portable Network Graphics (*.png) PDF (*.pdf)
The Scan to File button lets you scan an image to a folder on your hard disk in one of the file types shown in the file attachment list. To configure the file type and folder, right-click the File button, click ControlCenter Configuration and click the Software Button tab.
You can change the File Name. Enter the file name you want to use for the document in the File Name box. File name will be the file name you registered, current date and sequential number. Choose the file type for the saved image from the File Type drop-down list. You can save the file to the default folder shown in the Destination Folder, or choose your preferred folder by clicking the icon.
To display where the scanned image is saved when scanning is finished, check the Show Folder box. To let you specify the destination of the scanned image every time you scan, check the Show Save as Window box. If you want to scan and then crop a portion of a page after pre-scanning the document, check the Show Scanner Interface box.
The Copy1 to Copy4 buttons can be customized to let you use advanced copy functions such as N in 1 printing.
To use the Copy buttons, configure the printer driver by right-clicking the button and choosing the ControlCenter Configuration.
Enter a name in Please enter a name for the Copy Button text field (up to 30 characters) and choose Copy Ratio. Choose the Resolution, Scan Type, Document Size, Show Scanner Interface, Brightness and Contrast settings to be used. Before finishing the Copy button configuration, set the Printer Name and click the Print Options button to display the printer driver settings.
In the printer driver settings dialog box, you can choose advanced settings for printing. Note You must configure each of the copy buttons before they can be used. The Print Options screen will vary depending on the model of printer you have chosen.
PC-FAX (MFC models only)
The PC-FAX option lets you send and receive faxes. You can also configure the address book and change some general machine settings.
The Send button lets you scan a document and automatically send the image as a fax from the PC using the Brother PC-FAX software. (See PC-FAX sending on page 88.) To change the Send settings, right-click the Send button and click ControlCenter Configuration. You can change the Resolution, Scan Type, Document Size, Show Scanner Interface, Brightness and Contrast settings.
Receive/View Received (Not available for MFC-235C and MFC-260C)
The Brother PC-FAX Receiving software option lets you view and store your faxes on your PC. It is automatically installed when you install the MFL-Pro Suite. By clicking the Receive button, the PC-FAX Receive function is activated and starts to receive fax data from your Brother machine. Before you use the PC-FAX Receive function, you must select the PC-FAX Receive option from the control panel menu of the Brother machine. (See Running the PC-FAX Receiving software on your PC on page 101.) To configure the PC-FAX Receive software, see Setting up your PC on page 101.
When the PC-FAX receiving software is running, you can open the viewer application with the View Received button. (PaperPort 11SE)
Note You can also activate the PC-FAX receiving software from the start menu. (See Running the PC-FAX Receiving software on your PC on page 101.)
OK Lets you start uploading data to the machine and exit the Remote Setup application. If an error message is displayed, enter the correct data again and then click OK. Cancel Lets you exit the Remote Setup application without uploading data to the machine. Apply Lets you upload data to the machine without exiting the Remote Setup application. Print Lets you print the chosen items on the machine. You cannot print the data until it is uploaded to the machine. Click Apply to upload the new data to the machine and then click Print. Export Lets you save the current configuration settings to a file. Import Lets you read the settings from a file.
Note You can use the Export and Import buttons to save several sets of settings for your machine. To save all your settings, highlight MFC-XXXX at the top of the settings list then click Export. To save a single setting or a group of settings, highlight each setting or function heading (for example, to choose all fax settings highlight Fax) from the setting list then click Export. If you are using a different machine to the one that was originally registered to your PC during the installation of MFL-Pro Suite (see the Quick Setup Guide), you need to specify the new machine. Open the properties of the Remote Setup Program and choose the new machine. To open the Properties of Remote Setup Program, click the Start button, All Programs, Brother, MFC-XXXX, and Remote Setup. If your PC is protected by a firewall, and is unable to use Remote Setup, you may need to configure the firewall settings to allow communication through port number 137. For more information, see Firewall settings (For Network users) on page 107.
If you are using Windows XP or Windows 2000 Professional, you must log on with Administrator rights.
The Brother PC-FAX feature lets you use your PC to send an application as a standard fax. You can even attach a cover page. All you have to do is set up the receiving parties as members or groups in your PC-FAX Address Book or simply enter the destination address or fax number into the user interface. You can use the Address Book Search feature to quickly find members to send to. For the latest information and updates on the Brother PC-FAX feature, visit http://solutions.brother.com. Note The PC-FAX software can only send Black & White fax documents. If your PC is protected by a firewall and is unable to use PC-FAX send, you may need to configure the firewall settings to allow communication through port numbers 54926 and 137. For more information, see Firewall settings (For Network users) on page 107.
Setting up user information
Note You can access User Information from the FAX Sending dialog box by clicking the (See Sending a file as a PC-FAX using the Facsimile style user interface on page 91.) icon.
Enabling the PC-FAX Receiving software on your machine
You can optionally enable the Backup Print option. When enabled, the machine will print a copy of the fax before the fax is sent to the PC or the PC is switched off.
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Press a or b to choose Fax, Advanced Fax Operation, Fwd/Page/Store and PC Fax Receive. Press OK. Press a or b to choose <USB> or your PC name if connected on a network. Press OK. Press a or b to choose Backup Print:On or Backup Print:Off. Press OK. Press Stop/Exit.
Note If you select Backup Print:On, the machine will print the fax, so you will have a copy if there is a power failure before it is sent to the PC. The fax messages are automatically erased from your machines memory when they have been successfully printed and sent to your PC. When Backup Print is off, your fax messages are automatically erased from your machines memory when they have been successfully sent to your PC.
Running the PC-FAX Receiving software on your PC
Click the Start button, All Programs, Brother, MFC-XXXX, PC-FAX Receiving and Receive. The PC-FAX icon appears in your PC tasktray.
Setting up your PC
Right-click the PC-FAX icon on your PC tasktray, and then click PC-Fax RX Setup. The PC-Fax RX Setup dialog box appears:
In Save file to, click the Browse button if you want to change the path where PC-FAX files are saved.
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In File Format, choose.tif or.max as the received document format. The default format is.tif. To play wave files (.wav sound files) when receiving a fax, check Play wave file when receiving FAX, and enter the path of the wave file. To automatically start the PC-FAX receiving software when you start Windows , check Add to Startup folder. If you want to use the PC-FAX Receiving software over your network, see Configuring the Network PC-FAX Receiving Settings on page 102.
Configuring the Network PC-FAX Receiving Settings
The settings to send received faxes to your computer were automatically configured during the installation of MFL-Pro Suite (See the Quick Setup Guide). If you are using a different machine than the one that was registered to your PC during the installation of the MFL-Pro Suite software, follow the steps below.
In the PC-FAX RX Setup dialogue box, click the Network Settings button. The Network Settings dialog box appears. You must specify the IP address or name of your machine. Choose the appropriate connection method.
Settings in the Scanner window
You can change the scanning resolution from the Resolution pop-up menu. Higher resolutions take more memory and transfer time, but produce a finer scanned image. The following table shows the resolutions you can choose and the available colours.
Resolution dpi dpi dpi dpi dpi dpi dpi dpi dpi dpi dpi Black & White/ Gray (Error Diffusion) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 8 bit color Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No True Gray/24 bit color Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Black & White Use for text or line art images. Gray (Error Diffusion) Use for photographic images or graphics. (Error Diffusion is a method for creating simulated grey images without using true grey dots. Black dots are put in a specific pattern to give the grey appearance.) True Gray Use for photographic images or graphics. This mode is more exact because it uses up to 256 shades of grey. 8 Bit Color Uses up to 256 colours to scan the image. 24 Bit Color Uses up to 16.8 million colours to scan the image. Although using 24 Bit Color creates an image with the most accurate colour reproduction, the image file size will be about three times larger than a file created using the 8 Bit Color option. It requires the most memory and has the longest transfer time.
Choose one of the following sizes: A297 mm JIS B257 mm Letter 8.in. Legal 8.in. A210 mm Executive 7.25 10.5 in. Business Card To scan business cards, choose the Business Card size (mm), and then put the business card face down at the center of the scanner glass. Photo in. Index Card in. Photo L mm Photo 2L mm Postcard 148 mm Postcard 200 mm Custom (User adjustable from 0.35 0.35 in. to 8.in. or 8.9 8.9 mm to mm.) After you choose a custom size, you can adjust the scanning area. Click and hold the mouse button as you drag the mouse to crop the image. Width: Enter the width of the custom size. Height: Enter the height of the custom size.
Adjusting the Image
Brightness Adjust the setting (-50 to 50) to get the best image. The default value is 0, representing an average, and is usually suitable for most images.
You can set the Brightness level by dragging the slide bar to the right or left to lighten or darken the image. You can also enter a value in the box to set the level.
If the scanned image is too light, set a lower Brightness level and scan the document again. If the image is too dark, set a higher Brightness level and scan the document again. Note The Brightness setting is only available if you have set Scan Type to Black & White, Gray or True Gray. Contrast You can increase or decrease the contrast level by moving the slide bar to the left or right. An increase emphasizes dark and light areas of the image, while a decrease reveals more detail in grey areas. You can also enter a value in the box to set the Contrast. Note The Contrast setting is only available if you have set Scan Type to Gray or True Gray. When scanning photographs or other images for use in a word processor or other graphics application, try different settings for the Resolution, Scan Type, Brightness and Contrast to see which setting best suits your needs.
Note If you use the Scan key on a network, see Using the Scan key on page 151. You can use the (Scan) key on the control panel to scan documents directly into your word processing,
graphics or E-mail applications or to a folder on your Macintosh. Before you can use the (Scan) key on the control panel, you have to install the Brother MFL-Pro Software Suite and connect the machine to your Macintosh. If you installed the MFL-Pro Suite from the included CD-ROM, then the correct drivers and ControlCenter2 are installed. Scanning by the (Scan) key follows the configuration on the Device Button tab. (See SCAN on page 136.) For details about how to configure the ControlCenter2 buttons to launch the application of your choice using the see Using ControlCenter2 on page 133. (Scan) key,
Note If you want to change between colour and black and white scanning, choose colour or black and white in the scan type option on the Device Button tab of the ControlCenter2 configuration screen. (See SCAN on page 134.) Scan type depends on the settings of the Device Button tab, Mono Start or Colour Start do not change the settings.
If your document is text, you can have it converted by Presto! PageManager to an editable text file and then have the result displayed in your word processing application for viewing and editing.
Press a or b to choose Scan to OCR. Press OK. Press Mono Start or Colour Start. The machine starts the scanning process. Note
You must have Presto! PageManager installed on your Macintosh for the OCR feature to work from the Scan key or ControlCenter2. (See Using Presto! PageManager on page 130.) You cant choose colour Scan type for this function. Mono Start or Colour Start do not change the settings.
You can scan a black and white or a colour document into your Macintosh and save it as a file in the folder you choose. The file type and specific folder are based on the settings you have chosen in the Scan to File screen of the Brother MFL-Pro ControlCenter2. (See File on page 140.)
Click the name of the file you want to see.
Close the browser. Wait until the
(PhotoCapture) key stops blinking before taking out the memory card.
Remote Setup Macintosh... 155 Windows.. 86
ControlCenter2 Macintosh... 133 ControlCenter3 Windows.. 53
Device Selector.. 120, 149, 156 Drivers Macintosh Brother Ink driver... 114 TWAIN.. 120 Windows Brother printer driver...2, 5 TWAIN... 28 WIA... 35
Scan Macintosh Network... 149 OCR... 130 Presto! PageManager..126, 130 Resolution.. 122 Scan key...125, 151 TWAIN compliant... 120 Windows Network... 78 Resolution... 32 Scan key..44, 82 ScanSoft PaperPort.. 49 TWAIN Compliant.. 28 WIA Compliant.. 35 Status Monitor Macintosh... 113 Windows... 4
FaceFilter Studio..21, 70 FAX (PC-FAX) Macintosh sending...117, 118 Windows.. 88 address book.. 95 cover page... 90 facsimile style... 91 group.. 97 receiving... 100 sending... 89 simple style.. 92
PaperPort (Windows).51, 52 exporting... 52 importing... 52 PhotoCapture Center Macintosh... 157 Windows.. 104 Presto! PageManager (Macintosh).126, 130 Print Macintosh Brother Ink driver... 114 Windows Brother printer driver.. 5
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With the MFC-260C, you can print high quality borderless photos from the comfort of your own home. Its digital photcapture centre allows memory cards or USB flash memory drive to be read without a plug-in card reader or the inconvenience of using the software on your computer to download your pictures. You can study a complete selection of thumbnails before you make your print selection, saving time and expense. You can also save and retrieve files via your USB flash memory drive or memory card, making this an additional and convenient data transfer tool. The USB flash memory drive or memory card is simply shown as an additional drive on your PC, allowing you to save and retrieve photos and documents with ease. The MFC-260C is compatible with nine of the most popular media cards: - Memory Stick - Memory Stick Pro - MultiMediaCard - Secure Digital - Secure Digital High Capacity(SDHC) - xD Picture Card - xD Picture Card Type M - Compact Flash - xD-Picture Card Type H Additionally, you can print your photos directly from your digital camera using the PictBridge interface.
consumable range utilise state of the art technology to produce top quality prints time and time again.
cartridges that are quicker and easier to replace. Additionally because of the lighter printhead, the MFC-260C can run at a lower power level saving you money and is better for the environment.
Environmentally Friendly Features Separate Innobella ink cartridges
Brother colour Multi-Function Centres come complete with four separate colour Innobella LC37 ink cartridges with fade resistant Innobella inks. Unlike some other colour multi-function products, when a single colour runs out you only replace that colour. Another feature from Brother that saves you time and money and is better for the environment. The MFC-260C comes with a smaller droplet size of 1.5 picolitre. When used with genuine Brother BP61 glossy photo paper and Innobella LC-37 ink cartridges, the result is a higher quality print with better definition. International Standards: ISO 14001 As one of Australia's leading Multi-Function Centre manufacturers, Brother takes its environmental responsibilities very seriously. Brother Multi-Function Centres are ISO 14001 compliant meaning that they are manufactured in accordance to international environmental standards. Cartridge Recycling Brother is proud to be a Major Sponsor of the Cartridges 4 Planet Ark recycling program. This Australia wide program recycles printer cartridges with zero waste to landfill, guaranteed. Brother are committed to supporting initiatives which help to ensure the long term sustainability of the environment.
Capillary Tube Printing Technology
Brother's revolutionary Capillary Tube Printing Technology provides ink from the MFC-260Cs four separate cartridges direct to the print head, allowing for a much lower profile machine. This results in smoother, quieter operation and ink
Innobella ink and paper
Designed to work with Brothers range of inkjet Multi-Function Centres, the Innobella original
Inkjet 1 line x 16 characters Fax/Scan/Copy/PhotoCapture Centre are illuminated for ease of use Keeps time and date backed up for 10 hours 16MB standard A4, LTR, LGL, EXE, JISB5, A5, A6, Photo (102x152mm), Indexcard (127x203mm), Photo2 L (127x178mm), Post Card 1(100x148mm),Post Card 2 (Double)(148x200mm), C5 Envelope, Com-10, DL Envelope, Monarch, JE4 Envelope. Plain, Inkjet, Glossy, Transparency Up to 100 sheets^ Up to 50 sheets^ Up to 10 sheets^ (Print/Scan) (Print/Copy) Up to 27ppm mono & Up to 22ppm colour (A4) @ 600x150dpi Up to 1,200 x 6,000dpi optimised Borderless printing is available for A4/ LTR/ A6/ Photo 6x4/ Index Card/ Post Card Brother Image Enhancement Technology allows you to customise colour output 1.5pl (when used with Brother BP61 photo paper (see Consumables section) 14.4kbps - Approx 6 seconds transmission ITU.T-30E Colour Fax Protocol to other compatible fax machines JPEG (colour), MH, MR, MMR (mono) Automatic redial if the recipient fax is busy 40 locations for pre-stored numbers Up to 6 groups Automatic recognition of fax and telephone reception Yes -Duet Enables quality transmission and reception of very small print or line drawings 256 levels (colour), 64 levels (mono) Up to 170 pages (ITU-T Test Chart No 1) Up to 170 pages (ITU-T Test Chart No 1) Send the same fax message to up to 90 locations Automatically reduces a received fax to fit on to a single A4 sheet Where machines share the ECM feature, errors during transmission are corrected automatically ensuring received documents are error free Scan a fax for transmission whilst receiving a fax (mono only) Up to 20cpm mono & Up to 18cpm colour Up to 1,200 x 1,200dpi Mono & 600 x 1,200dpi Colour Produces up to 99 copies of each original 25% - 400% in 1% increments Compress 2 or 4 pages on to a single A4 sheet (Mono only) Enlarge an image to print onto 3 x 3 pages of A4 size (A4 only) Up to 600 x 2,400dpi Up to 19,200 x 19,200dpi (with XP / Vista special tool)** Scan speed is from 4 secs Mono / 6 secs Colour (A4 size, 100 x 100dpi) 256 shades of grey 36/24 bit Scan to E-mail, OCR, Image or File. Supporting: JPEG, BMP, PDF, TIFF, PNG USB USB Direct Interface PictBridge USB 2.0 Connectivity (cable not supplied) Print directly from a USB Flash Memory Drive (JPG file only) Print directly from a PictBridge enabled Digital Camera Print directly from a PictBridge enabled Digital Camera Print directly from a USB Flash Memory Drive (Print JPG file only) Compact Flash (Type 1 only): 4MB - 2GB Memory Stick: 16MB - 128MB (Duo with Adaptor) Memory Stick Pro: 256MB - 1GB MultiMediaCard: 16MB - 1GB Secure Digital: 16MB - 1GB (Mini SD with Adaptor) Secure Digital High Capacity(SDHC): 4GB - 32GB xD-Picture Card: 16MB - 512MB xD-Picture Card Type M: 256MB - 1GB xD-Picture Card Type H: 256MB - 1GB Save and retrieve files using any of the above listed media cards Photo Print: JPEG Brother MFL-Pro Suite Brother ControlCentre3, ScanSoft Paperport with OCR Brother ControlCentre2, NewSoft Presto! PageManager A simple and easy to use photo editor that enables you to fine-tune your photos to print perfect, professional looking photos with or without borders. (Windows Only) 398(w) x 370(d) x 180(h)mm 8.0kg 5w / 8w / 32w
Engine LCD Display Illuminated Function Key Back-up for clock Memory Capacity Paper handling size
PictBridge USB Direct Interface PhotoCapture Centre Acceptable Media Cards
Media Type Paper Capacity
Standard tray Output capacity Automatic Document Feeder Simultaneous Operation
Speed Resolution Borderless Printing Colour Enhancement Minimum Droplet Size Removable Disk Drive Image Format
Driver Software Included for Windows Macintosh Reallusion# FaceFilter Studio
Modem Colour Data Compression Automatic Redial Speed Dials Group Dials Fax / Tel Switch Distinctive Ring Detection Super Fine Grey Scale Memory Transmission Out of Paper Reception Broadcasting Locations Auto Reduction Error Correction Mode Dual Access
Dimensions / Weight / Power
Dimensions Weight Power (Minimum / Standby / Peak)
Innobella Ink Cartridges* Black LC-37BK - 350 pages in normal mode @ 5% coverage Cyan LC-37C - 300 pages in normal mode @ 5% coverage Magenta LC-37M - 300 pages in normal mode @ 5% coverage Yellow LC-37Y - 300 pages in normal mode @ 5% coverage Glossy Paper (A4) BP-61GLA - 20 Sheets (190gsm) Glossy Paper 6 x 4 BP-61GLP - 20 Sheets (190gsm) Matte Paper (A4) BP-60MA - 25 Sheets (145gsm) Plain Paper (A4) BP-60PA - 250 Sheets (72.5gsm)
*The MFC-260C comes supplied with one full set of LC-37 Innobella ink cartridges.
Colour Flatbed Copier
Speed Resolution Multi copy Enlargement / reduction ratio N in 1 Poster Printing We recommend using genuine Brother consumables for quality professional prints and for peace of mind. As all genuine Brother consumables are designed as part of an entire printing system and tested to ensure optimum performance and component protection.
Colour Flatbed Scanner
Resolution Scan speed Grey Scale Colour Depth 'Scan' Key Optical Interpolated
Scanner Resolution Up to DPI
TWAIN/ WIA DRIVER
Scan to Scan to Scan to Scan to Image E-mail File OCR
NewSoft ScanSoft Brother Presto! PaperPort Control 11SE Centre PageManager
Face Filter Studio
Vista / Vista x64 Edition 19200x19200** TWAIN/WIA** 2000 Professional XP / XP x64 Edition OSX 10.2.4 or greater 19200x19200 TWAIN
19200x19200** TWAIN/WIA** 19200x19200 TWAIN
^at 80gsm A4 paper ** Brother Scanner Utility enables enhancement up to 19,200 x 19,200dpi , #Reallusion is a trademark of Reallusion Inc.
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