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USER'S GUIDE
MFC-255CW
MFC-295CN
Version 0
USA/CAN

Summary of Contents

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    USER’S GUIDE MFC-255CW MFC-295CN Version 0 USA/CAN...

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    Register your product on-line at http://www.brother.com/registration/ By registering your product with Brother, you will be recorded as the original owner of the product. Your registration with Brother: may serve as confirmation of the purchase date of your product should you lose your receipt;...

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    Register your product By registering your product with Brother International Corporation, you will be recorded as the original owner of the product. Your registration with Brother: may serve as confirmation of the purchase date of your product should you lose your receipt;...

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    If you cannot find the accessory you need and you have a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit card, you can order accessories directly from Brother. (You can visit us online for a complete selection of the Brother accessories and supplies that are available for purchase.) Note In Canada only Visa and MasterCard are accepted.

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    LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE), WILL BE LIMITED TO $50. Compilation and Publication Notice Under the supervision of Brother Industries, Ltd., this manual has been compiled and published, covering the latest product descriptions and specifications. The contents of this manual and the specifications of this product are subject to change without notice.

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    Consumable and Accessory Items at no charge to you for parts or labor. The decision as to whether to repair or replace the Machine and/or accompanying Accessory Items is made by Brother in its sole ® -brand parts and serial Brother...

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    You are then expected to pack the Machine that Brother agreed to replace in the package from the replacement Machine and return it to Brother using the pre-paid freight bill supplied by Brother in accordance with the instructions provided by Brother. Since you will...

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    LIMITED WARRANTY (Canada only) Pursuant to the limited warranty of 1 year from the date of purchase for labour and parts, Brother International Corporation (Canada) Ltd. (“Brother”), or its Authorized Service Centres, will repair or replace (at Brother's sole discretion) this MFC/Fax machine free of charge if defective in material or workmanship.

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Acceptable paper and other print media... 14 Recommended print media ...14 Handling and using print media ... 15 Choosing the right print media...16 Loading documents ...18 Using the ADF (MFC-295CN only) ...18 Using the scanner glass ...19 Scannable area ...20 General setup On/Off key ...21 Turning the machine off...21...

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    Section II Fax Sending a Fax Entering Fax mode ...28 Faxing from the ADF (MFC-295CN only) ...28 Faxing from the scanner glass ...28 Setting the scanner glass size for faxing ...29 Color fax transmission ...29 Canceling a fax in progress ...29 Broadcasting (Black &...

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    Multi-line connections (PBX) ...49 External and extension telephones...49 Connecting an external or extension telephone ...49 Using external and extension telephones...50 Using a non-Brother cordless external telephone ... 50 Using remote codes...50 Dialing and storing numbers How to Dial ... 52 Manual dialing ...52...

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    Changing copy quality ...60 Enlarging or reducing the image copied ...60 Making N in 1 copies or a poster (Page Layout) ...61 Sorting copies using the ADF (Black & White only) (MFC-295CN only)...63 Adjusting Brightness and Contrast ...63 Paper options ...64...

  • Page 13: Table Of Contents

    Printing photos from a camera (MFC-295CN only) Printing photos directly from a PictBridge camera...77 PictBridge requirements ...77 Setting your digital camera ...77 Printing Images...78 DPOF printing...78 Printing photos directly from a digital camera (without PictBridge)...79 Printing Images...79 Understanding the Error Messages ... 80...

  • Page 14: Table Of Contents

    Dial Tone ...105 Telephone line interference ...105 Error and maintenance messages...106 Transferring your faxes or Fax Journal report ...112 Document jam (MFC-295CN only) ...112 Printer jam or paper jam ...113 Routine maintenance...116 Replacing the ink cartridges ...116 Cleaning the outside of the machine ...118 Cleaning the scanner...119...

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    Section I General General Information Loading paper and documents General setup Security features...

  • Page 16: General Information, Using The Documentation, Symbols And Conventions Used In The Documentation, Viewing Documentation

    General Information Using the documentation Thank you for buying a Brother machine! Reading the documentation will help you make the most of your machine. Symbols and conventions used in the documentation The following symbols and conventions are used throughout the documentation.

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    Guide and Network User’s Guide in PDF format. This format is recommended for printing the manuals. Click to go to the Brother Solutions Center, where you can view or download the PDF documents. (Internet access and PDF Reader software are required.)

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    Chapter 1 Viewing Documentation (Macintosh) Turn on your Macintosh. Insert the Brother CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. The following window will appear. Double-click the Documentation icon. Double-click your language folder. Double-click top.html to view Software User’s Guide and Network User’s Guide in HTML format.

  • Page 19: Accessing Brother Support (windows ® )

    You can find all the contacts you will need, such as Web support (Brother Solutions Center), Customer Service and Brother Authorized Service Centers in Brother numbers on page i and on the Brother CD-ROM. Click Brother Support on the Top Menu. The following screen will appear: To access our web site (http://www.brother.com), click...

  • Page 20: Control Panel Overview

    Chapter 1 Control panel overview The MFC-255CW and MFC-295CN have the same control panel keys. Note Most of the illustrations in this User’s Guide show the MFC-255CW. 1 Fax and telephone keys: Redial/Pause Redials the last number called. It also inserts a pause when programming quick dial numbers.

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    12/10 11:53 Volume keys While the machine is idle, you can press these keys to adjust the ring volume. Press to scroll backward to a menu selection. a or b Press to scroll through the menus and options. Clear/Back Press to cancel the current setting. Lets you choose a setting.

  • Page 22: Loading Paper And Documents, Loading Paper And Other Print Media, Loading Paper And Documents

    Loading paper and documents Loading paper and other print media If the paper support flap is open, close it, and then close the paper support. Pull the paper tray completely out of the machine. Lift the output paper tray cover (1). With both hands, gently press and slide the paper side guides (1) and then the paper length guide (2) to fit the paper size.

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    Fan the stack of paper well to avoid paper jams and misfeeds. IMPORTANT Always make sure the paper is not curled. Gently put the paper into the paper tray print side down and top edge in first. Check that the paper is flat in the tray. IMPORTANT Be careful that you do not push the paper in too far;...

  • Page 24: Loading Envelopes And Postcards

    Chapter 2 While holding the paper tray in place, pull out the paper support ( ) until it clicks, and then unfold the paper support flap ( ). IMPORTANT DO NOT use the paper support flap for Legal size paper. Loading envelopes and postcards About envelopes...

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    Loading envelopes and postcards Before loading, press the corners and sides of envelopes or postcards to make them as flat as possible. IMPORTANT If envelopes or postcards are ‘double-feeding’, put one envelope or postcard in the paper tray at a time. Loading paper and documents Put envelopes or postcards into the paper tray with the address side down...

  • Page 26: Removing Small Printouts From The Machine

    Chapter 2 If you have problems printing on envelopes with the flap on the short edge, try the following: Open the envelope flap. Put the envelope into the paper tray with the address side down and the flap positioned as shown in the illustration. Adjust the size and margin in your application.

  • Page 27: Printable Area

    Printable area The printable area depends on the settings in the application you are using. The figures below show the unprintable areas on cut sheet paper and envelopes. The machine can print in the shaded areas of cut sheet paper only when the Borderless print feature is available and turned ®...

  • Page 28: Acceptable Paper And Other Print Media, Recommended Print Media

    ‘Basic’ tab of the printer driver or in the Paper Type setting of the machine’s menu. (See Paper Type on page 22.) When you print on Brother Photo paper, load one extra sheet of the same photo paper in the paper tray. An extra sheet has been included in the paper package for this purpose.

  • Page 29: Handling And Using Print Media

    Handling and using print media Store paper in its original packaging, and keep it sealed. Keep the paper flat and away from moisture, direct sunlight and heat. Avoid touching the shiny (coated) side of photo paper. Load photo paper with the shiny side facing down.

  • Page 30: Choosing The Right Print Media

    Chapter 2 Choosing the right print media Paper type and size for each operation Paper Type Paper Size 8 1/2 × 11 in. (215.9 × 279.4 mm) Cut Sheet Letter 8.3 × 11.7 in. (210 × 297 mm) 8 1/2 × 14 in. (215.9 × 355.6 mm) Legal 7 1/4 ×...

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    Transparencies – Up to 100 sheets of plain paper 20 lb (80 g/m BP71 69 lb (260 g/m ) paper is especially designed for Brother inkjet machines. Loading paper and documents Thickness 3 to 6 mil (0.08 to 0.15 mm) 3 to 10 mil (0.08 to 0.25 mm)

  • Page 32: Loading Documents, Using The Adf (mfc-295cn Only)

    You can send a fax, make copies, and scan from the ADF (automatic document feeder) and from the scanner glass. Using the ADF (MFC-295CN only) The ADF can hold up to 15 pages and feeds each sheet individually. Use standard 20 lb (80 g/m ) paper and always fan the pages before putting them in the ADF.

  • Page 33: Using The Scanner Glass

    Using the scanner glass You can use the scanner glass to fax, copy or scan pages of a book or one page at a time. Document Sizes Supported Length: Up to 11.7 in. (297 mm) Width: Up to 8.5 in. (215.9 mm) Weight: Up to 4.4 lb (2 kg) Loading paper and documents...

  • Page 34: Scannable Area

    Usage Document Top (1) Size Bottom (2) Letter 0.12 in. (3 mm) 0.12 in. (3 mm) Legal 0.12 in. (MFC-295CN) (3 mm) Copy Letter 0.12 in. (3 mm) 0.12 in. (3 mm) Scan Letter 0.12 in. (3 mm) 0.12 in.

  • Page 35: General Setup, On/off Key, Turning The Machine Off, Turning The Machine On, Mode Timer

    General setup On/Off key You can turn the machine on and off by pressing the On/Off key. Note If you have connected an external telephone or TAD, it is always available. Turning the machine off Press and hold down the On/Off key. The LCD will show Shutting Down.

  • Page 36: Paper Settings, Paper Type, Paper Size, Volume Settings, Ring Volume, Beeper Volume

    To get the best print quality, set the machine for the type of paper you are using. Press Menu, 1, 2. Press a or b to choose Plain Paper, Inkjet Paper, Brother BP71, Other Glossy or Transparency. Press OK. Press Stop/Exit.

  • Page 37: Speaker Volume, Automatic Daylight Saving Time, Lcd Display, Lcd Contrast, Sleep Mode

    Speaker Volume You can choose a range of speaker volume levels, from High to Off. Press Menu, 1, 4, 3. Press a or b to choose Low, Med, High or Off. Press OK. Press Stop/Exit. You can also adjust the speaker volume by pressing Hook.

  • Page 38: Security Features, Security Features

    PhotoCapture Operation from Control panel Note If you forget the TX Lock password, please call Brother Customer Service. (See Brother numbers on page i.) Setting and changing the TX Lock password Note If you have already set the password, you will not need to set it again.

  • Page 39: Turning Tx Lock On/off

    Turning TX Lock on/off Turning TX Lock on Press Menu, 2, 0, 1. Press a or b to choose Set TX Lock. Press OK. Enter the registered 4-digit password. Press OK. The machine goes offline and the LCD shows TX Lock Mode. Turning TX Lock off Press Menu.

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    Chapter 4...

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    Section II Sending a Fax Receiving a Fax Telephone Services and External devices Dialing and storing numbers Printing Reports...

  • Page 42: Sending A Fax, Entering Fax Mode, Faxing From The Adf (mfc-295cn Only)

    (MFC-295CN only) Make sure you are in Fax mode Place the document face down in the ADF. (See Using the ADF (MFC-295CN only) on page 18.) Enter the fax number using the dial pad, Speed Dial or Search. Press Black Start or Color Start.

  • Page 43: Setting The Scanner Glass Size For Faxing, Color Fax Transmission, Canceling A Fax In Progress

    Place the next page on the scanner glass. Press OK. The machine starts scanning the page. (Repeat steps e and f for each additional page.) Setting the scanner glass size for faxing When documents are A4 size, you need to set the scan size to A4.

  • Page 44: Canceling A Broadcast In Progress, Additional Sending Operations, Sending Faxes Using Multiple Settings

    Chapter 5 Canceling a Broadcast in progress Press Menu, 2, 4. The LCD will show the Broadcast job number followed by the fax number (or name) being dialed (for example, #001 0123456789). Press OK. The LCD will show the following message: #001 0123456789 1.Clear...

  • Page 45: Contrast, Changing Fax Resolution

    Contrast If your document is very light or very dark, you may want to change the contrast. For most documents the default setting Auto can be used. It automatically chooses a suitable contrast for your document. Use Light when sending a light document. Use Dark when sending a dark document.

  • Page 46: Dual Access (black & White Only), Real Time Transmission

    • If the memory is full, faxes from the scanner glass cannot be sent until you clear some of the memory. • (MFC-295CN) If the memory is full and you are sending a black and white fax from the ADF, the machine will send the document in real time (even if Real Time TX is set to Off).

  • Page 47: Overseas Mode, Checking And Canceling Waiting Jobs, Sending A Fax Manually

    Overseas Mode If you are having difficulty sending a fax overseas due to possible interference on the telephone line, we recommend that you turn on the Overseas mode. After you send a fax using this feature, the feature will turn itself off.

  • Page 48: Sending A Fax At The End Of A Conversation, Out Of Memory Message

    Chapter 5 Sending a fax at the end of a conversation At the end of a conversation you can send a fax to the other party before you both hang Ask the other party to wait for fax tones (beeps) and then to press the Start or Send key before hanging up.

  • Page 49: Receiving A Fax, Receive Modes, Choosing The Receive Mode

    Will you be using Voice Mail on the same telephone line as your Brother machine? If you have Voice Mail on the same telephone line as your Brother machine, there is a strong possibility that Voice Mail and the Brother machine will conflict with each other when receiving incoming calls.

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    Chapter 6 To set the receive mode follow the instructions below: Press Menu, 0, 1. Press a or b to choose Fax Only, Fax/Tel, External TAD or Manual. Press OK. Press Stop/Exit. The LCD will show the current receive mode. 1 Current receive mode Fax: Fax Only 12/10 11:53...

  • Page 51: Using Receive Modes, Fax Only, Fax/tel, Manual, External Tad

    Using receive modes Some receive modes answer automatically (Fax Only and Fax/Tel). You may want to change the ring delay before using these modes. (See Ring Delay on page 38.) Fax Only Fax Only mode will automatically answer every call as a fax call. Fax/Tel Fax/Tel mode helps you automatically manage incoming calls, by recognizing...

  • Page 52: Receive Mode Settings, Ring Delay

    Chapter 6 Receive Mode settings Ring Delay The Ring Delay sets the number of times the machine rings before it answers in Fax Only or Fax/Tel mode. If you have external or extension telephones on the same line as the machine keep the ring delay setting of 4 rings.

  • Page 53: Easy Receive, Printing A Reduced Incoming Fax

    Easy Receive If Easy Receive is On: The machine can receive a fax automatically, even if you answer the call. When you see Receiving on the LCD or hear a click on the phone line through the handset you are using, just replace the handset.

  • Page 54: Receiving Faxes Into Memory When The Paper Tray Is Empty

    Chapter 6 Receiving faxes into memory when the paper tray is empty As soon as the paper tray becomes empty during fax reception, the LCD will display No Paper Fed, asking you to put paper in the paper tray. (See Loading paper and other print media on page 8.) The machine will carry on receiving the fax, with the remaining pages being stored in...

  • Page 55: Voice Operations, Tone Or Pulse (canada Only), Fax/tel Mode, Telephone Services, Voice Mail

    Voice Mail If you have Voice Mail on the same telephone line as your Brother machine, Voice Mail and the Brother machine will conflict with each other when receiving incoming calls. For example, if your Voice Mail is set to...

  • Page 56: Distinctive Ring

    Get the Distinctive Ring service from your telephone company. Distinctive Ring is a feature of your Brother machine that allows a person with one line to receive fax and voice calls through two different phone numbers on that one line.

  • Page 57: Telephone Services And External Devices

    What does Brother's ‘Distinctive Ring’ The Brother machine has a Distinctive Ring feature that allows you to use your machine to take full advantage of the telephone company's Distinctive Ring service. The new telephone number on your line can just receive faxes.

  • Page 58: Caller Id

    The receive mode is set to Manual and you cannot change it to another mode while Distinctive Ring is set to On. This ensures the Brother machine will only answer the Distinctive Ring number and not interfere when your main telephone number is called.

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    Viewing the Caller ID List Your machine stores information for the last thirty calls in the Caller ID list. You can view or print this list. When the thirty-first call comes in to the machine, it replaces information about the first call. Press Menu, 2, 0, 3.

  • Page 60: Connections

    Chapter 7 Note • If you do not receive all your faxes, reduce the Ring Delay setting on your external TAD. • If You Subscribe to your Telephone company's Distinctive Ring Service: You may connect an external TAD to a separate wall jack only if you subscribe to your telephone company's Distinctive Ring service, have registered the...

  • Page 61: Recording An Outgoing Message (ogm) On An External Tad, Special Line Considerations

    Recording an outgoing message (OGM) on an external TAD Timing is important in recording this message. The message sets up the ways to handle both manual and automatic fax reception. Record 5 seconds of silence at the beginning of your message. (This allows your machine time to listen for the fax CNG tones of automatic transmissions before they stop.)

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    Chapter 7 Converting telephone wall outlets There are three ways to convert to an RJ11 jack. The first two ways may require help from the telephone company. You can change the wall outlets from one RJ14 jack to two RJ11 jacks.

  • Page 63: Multi-line Connections (pbx), Connecting An External Or Extension Telephone

    Multi-line connections (PBX) We suggest you ask the company who installed your PBX to connect your machine. If you have a multi line system we suggest you ask the installer to connect the unit to the last line on the system. This prevents the machine being activated each time the system receives telephone calls.

  • Page 64: F/t Ring Time (fax/tel Mode Only), External And Extension Telephones, Using External And Extension Telephones

    (See Easy Receive on page 39.) Using a non-Brother cordless external telephone If your non-brother cordless telephone is connected to the EXT. jack of the machine and you typically carry the cordless handset elsewhere, it is easier to answer calls during the Ring Delay.

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    Changing the remote codes The preset Fax Receive Code is l 5 1. The preset Telephone Answer Code is # 5 1. If you want to, you can replace them with your own codes. Press Menu, 2, 1, 4. 1.Setup Receive 4.Remote Codes Press a or b to choose On (or Off).

  • Page 66: Dialing And Storing Numbers, Manual Dialing, Speed Dialing, Search, Fax Redial

    Dialing and storing numbers How to Dial Manual dialing Press all of the digits of the fax or telephone number. Speed Dialing Press (Speed Dial). Press OK and the # (pound) key, and then the two digit Speed Dial number using the dial pad.

  • Page 67: Storing Numbers, Storing A Pause, Storing Speed Dial Numbers, Changing Speed Dial Numbers

    Storing numbers You can set up your machine to do the following types of easy dialing: Speed Dial and Groups for broadcasting faxes. When you dial a Quick Dial number, the LCD shows the name, if you stored it, or the number. Note If you lose electrical power, the Quick Dial numbers that are in the memory will not be...

  • Page 68: Setting Up Groups For Broadcasting, Dialing Access Codes And Credit Card Numbers

    Chapter 8 Setting up groups for broadcasting If you regularly want to send the same fax message to many fax numbers you can set up a Group. Groups are stored on a Speed Dial number. Each group uses up a Speed Dial location.

  • Page 69: Printing Reports, Fax Reports, Transmission Verification Report

    Printing Reports Fax reports You need to set up the Transmission Verification Report and Journal Period using the Menu key. Transmission Verification Report You can use the Transmission Verification Report as proof that you sent a fax. This report lists the sender’s name or fax number, the time and date of transmission, duration of transmission, number of pages sent, and whether or not the transmission was...

  • Page 70: Fax Journal (activity Report), Reports, How To Print A Report

    Chapter 9 Fax Journal (activity report) You can set the machine to print a journal at specific intervals (every 50 faxes, 6, 12 or 24 hours, 2 or 7 days). If you set the interval to Off, you can still print the report by following the steps in How to print a report on page 56.

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    Section III Copy Making copies...

  • Page 72: Making Copies, Entering Copy Mode, Making A Single Copy, Making Multiple Copies, Stop Copying

    Press Black Start or Color Start. Note (MFC-295CN only) To sort your copies, press the Copy Options key. (See Sorting copies using the ADF (Black & White only) (MFC-295CN only) on page 63.) Stop copying To stop copying, press Stop/Exit.

  • Page 73: Copy Options

    Enlarge/ Reduce Paper Type Plain Paper Paper Size Letter Brightness - nnonn + Stack/Sort (MFC-295CN only) Page Layout Off(1 in 1) No. of Copies No. of Copies:01 Note You can save some of the copy settings you use most often by setting them as default.

  • Page 74: Changing Copy Quality, Enlarging Or Reducing The Image Copied

    Press Fit to Page Custom(25-400%) 198% 4"x6"iA4 186% 4"x6"iLTR and then a or b 104% EXEiLTR to choose 100% Enlarge/Reduce 97% LTRiA4 93% A4iLTR (MFC-255CW) (MFC-295CN) 83% LGLiA4 (MFC-255CW) (MFC-295CN) 78% LGLiLTR 46% LTRi4"x6"...

  • Page 75: Making N In 1 Copies Or A Poster (page Layout)

    • Make sure paper size is set to Letter or A4. • You cannot use the Enlarge/Reduce and Stack/Sort settings (MFC-295CN) with the N in 1 and Poster features. • N in 1 color copies are not available. • (P) means Portrait and (L) means Landscape.

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    Press Black Start or Color Start to scan the document. If you placed the document in the ADF (MFC-295CN) or are making a poster, the machine scans the pages and starts printing. If you are using the scanner glass, go to step g.

  • Page 77: Sorting Copies Using The Adf (black & White Only) (mfc-295cn Only), Adjusting Brightness And Contrast

    Sorting copies using the ADF (Black & White only) (MFC 295CN only) You can sort multiple copies. Pages will be stacked in the order 3 2 1, 3 2 1, 3 2 1, and so Make sure you are in Copy mode Load your document.

  • Page 78: Paper Options

    Press Copy Options and a or b to choose Paper Type. Press OK. Press a or b to choose the type of paper you are using (Plain Paper, Inkjet Paper, Brother BP71, Other Glossy or Transparency). Press OK. Press Black Start or Color Start. Note To change the default paper type setting see Paper Type on page 22.

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    Section IV Direct Printing ® PhotoCapture Center : Printing photos from a memory card or USB Flash memory drive Printing photos from a camera (MFC-295CN only)

  • Page 80: Photocapture Center ® Operations

    Software User's Guide on the CD-ROM.) ® : Printing Using a memory card or USB Flash memory drive Your Brother machine has media drives (slots) for use with the following, popular ® digital camera media: Memory Stick™, Memory Stick PRO™, SD, SDHC, xD-Picture Card™...

  • Page 81: Memory Cards, Usb Flash Memory Drive And Folder Structures

    PhotoCapture Center ® The PhotoCapture Center feature lets you print digital photos from your digital camera at high resolution to get photo quality printing. Memory cards, USB Flash memory drive and folder structures Your machine is designed to be compatible with modern digital camera image files, memory cards and a USB Flash memory drive;...

  • Page 82: Getting Started

    Chapter 11 Getting started Firmly put a memory card or USB Flash memory drive into the proper slot. 1 USB Flash memory drive 2 SD, SDHC 3 Memory Stick™, Memory Stick PRO™ 4 xD-Picture Card™ IMPORTANT The USB direct interface supports only a USB Flash memory drive, a PictBridge compatible camera, or a digital camera that uses the USB mass storage standard.

  • Page 83: How To Print From A Memory Card Or Usb Flash Memory Drive, Print Index (thumbnails)

    PhotoCapture Center How to print from a memory card or USB Flash memory drive Before printing a photo you must first print a thumbnail index to choose the number of the photo you want to print. Follow the instructions below to start printing directly from your memory card or USB Flash memory drive: Make sure you have put the memory...

  • Page 84: Printing Photos

    Chapter 11 Press a or b to choose the type of paper you are using, Plain Paper, Inkjet Paper, Brother BP71 or Other Glossy. Press OK. Press a or b to choose the paper size you are using, Letter or A4.

  • Page 85: Dpof Printing

    LCD will show: DPOF Print:Yes e Press a or b to choose DPOF Print:Yes. Press OK. Press a or b to choose the type of paper you are using, Plain Paper, Inkjet Paper, Brother BP71 or Other Glossy. Press OK. (Photo Capture).

  • Page 86: Photocapture Center ® Print Settings, Print Quality, Paper Options

    Press OK. Press Stop/Exit. Paper Options Paper Type Press Menu, 4, 2. Press a or b to choose Plain Paper, Inkjet Paper, Brother BP71 or Other Glossy. Press OK. Press Stop/Exit. Paper Size Press Menu, 4, 3. Press a or b to choose the paper size you are using, Letter, A4, 4"x 6"...

  • Page 87: Adjusting Brightness And Contrast, Cropping, Borderless Printing

    PhotoCapture Center Print Size This setting is available only when you choose Letter or A4 in the paper size setting. Press Menu, 4, 4. Press a or b to choose the print size you are using, 3"x 4", 3.5"x 5", 4"x 6", 5"x 7", 6"x 8"...

  • Page 88: Print Date

    Chapter 11 Print Date You can print the date if it is already in the data on your photo. The date will be printed on the lower right corner. If the data doesn’t have the date information, you cannot use this function.

  • Page 89: Changing The Image Quality, Changing The Black & White File Format

    PhotoCapture Center Do one of the following: To change the quality press OK and go to step f. To start scanning press Black Start or Color Start. Press a or b to choose the quality, and then press OK. Do one of the following: To change the file type, go to step g.

  • Page 90: Understanding The Error Messages

    USB Flash memory drive that is not supported has been connected to the USB direct interface. (For more information, visit us at http://solutions.brother.com.) This message will also appear if you connect a broken device to the USB direct interface.

  • Page 91: Printing Photos Directly From A Pictbridge Camera, Pictbridge Requirements, Setting Your Digital Camera

    Printing photos from a camera (MFC-295CN only) Printing photos directly from a PictBridge camera Your Brother machine supports the PictBridge standard, allowing you to connect to and print photos directly from any PictBridge compatible digital camera. If your camera is using the USB Mass Storage standard, you can also print photos from a digital camera without PictBridge.

  • Page 92: Printing Images, Dpof Printing

    Chapter 12 Printing Images Note Remove any memory cards or USB Flash memory drive from the machine before connecting a digital camera. Make sure that your camera is turned off. Connect your camera to the USB direct interface (1) on the machine using the USB cable.

  • Page 93: Printing Photos From A Camera (mfc-295cn Only)

    PictBridge mode to USB mass storage mode. Printing photos from a camera (MFC-295CN only) Printing Images Note Remove any memory cards or a USB Flash memory drive from the machine before connecting a digital camera.

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    Chapter 12 Understanding the Error Messages Once you are familiar with the types of errors that can occur while you are printing from a camera, you can easily identify and troubleshoot any problems. Out of Memory This message will appear if you are working with images that are too large for the machine's memory.

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    Section V Software Software and Network features...

  • Page 96: Software And Network Features

    Windows Note If you have not installed the software, see Viewing Documentation on page 2. From the Start menu, point to Brother, MFC-XXXX (where XXXX is your model number) from the programs group, then click User’s Guides in HTML format.

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    Section VI Appendixes Safety and Legal Troubleshooting and Routine Maintenance Menu and Features Specifications...

  • Page 98: A Safety And Legal, Choosing A Location

    Safety and Legal Choosing a location Put your machine on a flat, stable surface that is free of vibration and shocks, such as a desk. Put the machine near a telephone wall jack and a standard AC power outlet. Choose a location where the temperature remains between 50 °F and 95 °F (10 °C and 35 °C).

  • Page 99: To Use The Machine Safely

    To use the machine safely Please keep these instructions for later reference and read them before attempting any maintenance. WARNING There are high voltage electrodes inside the machine. Before you clean the inside of the machine, make sure you have unplugged the telephone line cord first and then the power cord from the AC power outlet.

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    If metal objects, water or other liquids get inside the machine, immediately unplug the machine from the AC power outlet. Call Brother Customer Service. (See Brother numbers on page i.) Use caution when installing or modifying telephone lines. Never touch telephone wires or terminals that are not insulated unless the telephone line has been unplugged at the wall jack.

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    Safety and Legal CAUTION DO NOT put your hands on the edge of the machine under the document cover or the scanner cover. Doing this may cause injury. DO NOT put your hands on the edge of the paper tray under the paper tray cover. Doing this may cause injury.

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    DO NOT touch the area shaded in the illustration. Doing this may cause injury. When moving the machine you must lift it from the base, by placing a hand at each side of the unit as shown in the illustration. DO NOT carry the machine by holding the scanner cover or the Jam Clear Cover.

  • Page 103: Important Safety Instructions

    WARNING IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS When using your telephone equipment connected to this product, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and injury to people, including the following: 1 DO NOT use this product near water, for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink or washing machine, in a wet basement or near a swimming pool.

  • Page 104

    In USA: 1-877-BROTHER (1-877-276-8437) In Canada: 1-877-BROTHER (See Brother numbers on page i.) 12 Unplug this product from the AC power outlet and refer all servicing to Brother Authorized Service Personnel under the following conditions: When the power cord is damaged or frayed.

  • Page 105: Standard Telephone And Fcc Notices (these Notices Are In Effect On Models Sold And Used In The United States Only.)

    If you have questions about what will disable alarm equipment, call your telephone company or a qualified installer. If you are not able to solve a problem with your machine, call Brother Customer Service. (See Brother numbers on page i.)

  • Page 106: Federal Communications Commission (fcc) Declaration Of Conformity Usa Only)

    This equipment may not be used on coin service lines provided by the telephone company or connected to party lines. Brother cannot accept any financial or other responsibilities that may be the result of your use of this information, including direct, special or consequential damages. There are no warranties extended or granted by this document.

  • Page 107: Industry Canada Compliance Statement (canada Only), Lan Connection (mfc-295cn Only)

    IMPORTANT Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd. could void the user's authority to operate the equipment. Industry Canada Compliance Statement (Canada only) This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.

  • Page 108: Legal Limitations For Copying

    Legal limitations for copying Color reproductions of certain documents are illegal and may result in either criminal or civil liability. This memorandum is intended to be a guide rather than a complete listing of every possible prohibition. In case of doubt, we suggest that you check with counsel as to any particular questionable documents.

  • Page 109: Trademarks

    Safety and Legal Trademarks The Brother logo is a registered trademark of Brother Industries, Ltd. Brother is a registered trademark of Brother Industries, Ltd. Multi-Function Link is a registered trademark of Brother International Corporation. Windows Vista is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

  • Page 110: Troubleshooting, If You Are Having Difficulty With Your Machine

    If you think there is a problem with your machine, check the chart below and follow the troubleshooting tips. Most problems can be easily resolved by yourself. If you need additional help, the Brother Solutions Center offers the latest FAQs and troubleshooting tips. Visit us at http://solutions.brother.com.

  • Page 111

    Make sure that your ink cartridges are fresh. The following may cause ink to clog: The expiration date written on the cartridge package has passed. (Genuine Brother Innobella™ ink cartridges stay usable for up to two years if kept in their original packaging.) The ink cartridge has been in your machine for over six months.

  • Page 112

    Printing and Faxing for Macintosh in the Software User's Guide on the CD-ROM.) When you print on Brother Photo paper, load one extra sheet of the same photo paper in the paper tray. An extra sheet has been included in the paper package for this purpose.

  • Page 113

    If your Brother machine is on a line with the Distinctive Ring subscriber service, please see Distinctive Ring on page 42. If your Brother machine shares a line with other telephones and you want it to automatically answer all incoming faxes, you should select the Fax/Tel mode. In Fax/Tel mode, your Brother machine will automatically receive faxes and produce a pseudo/double-ring to alert you to answer voice calls.

  • Page 114: Connecting An External Tad (telephone Answering Device)

    If you are using a telephone answering machine (External TAD mode) on the same line as the Brother machine, make sure your answering machine is set up correctly. (See Connecting an external TAD (telephone answering device) on page 45.)

  • Page 115

    For example: If you subscribe to Call Waiting or some other custom service and it signal comes through the line while your machine is sending or receiving a fax, the signal can temporarily interrupt or disrupt the faxes. Brother's ECM (Error Correction Mode) feature should help overcome this problem. This condition is related to the telephone system industry and is common to all devices that send and receive information on a single, shared line with custom features.

  • Page 116

    Quick Setup Guide. Also, before you start FaceFilter Studio for the first time, you must make sure your Brother machine is turned on and connected to your computer. This will allow you to access all the functions of FaceFilter Studio.

  • Page 117

    ® PhotoCapture Center Difficulties Difficulty Removable Disk does not work properly. Cannot access Removable Disk from Desktop icon. Part of my photo is missing when printed. Troubleshooting and Routine Maintenance Suggestions ® Have you installed the Windows 2000 update? If not, do the following: 1) Unplug the USB cable.

  • Page 118

    XP SP2 and Windows Vista Software User’s Guide on the CD-ROM. ® For Windows XP SP1 users, please visit the Brother Solutions Center. (http://solutions.brother.com) <Macintosh users> Re-select your machine in the Device Selector application located in Macintosh HD/Library/Printers/Brother/Utilities/DeviceSelector or from the model list in ControlCenter2.

  • Page 119: Dial Tone, Telephone Line Interference

    Dial Tone Setting the dial tone to Detection will shorten the dial detect pause. Press Menu, 0, 5. Press a or b to choose Detection or No Detection. Press OK. Press Stop/Exit. Troubleshooting and Routine Maintenance Telephone line interference If you are having problems sending or receiving a fax due to possible interference on the telephone line, we recommend that you adjust the Equalization for compatibility...

  • Page 120: Error And Maintenance Messages

    You can correct most errors and clear routine maintenance messages by yourself. If you need more help, the Brother Solutions Center offers the latest FAQs and troubleshooting tips. Visit us at http://solutions.brother.com.

  • Page 121

    Action Take out the new ink cartridge and re-install it slowly until it clicks. Use a new Genuine Brother Innobella™ Ink. If the error message is not cleared, call Brother Customer Service. Take out the new ink cartridge and re- install it slowly until it clicks.

  • Page 122

    Action The ink absorber box or flushing box will need to be replaced. Contact Brother Customer Service or a Brother Authorized Service Center to have your machine serviced. (See Brother numbers on page i.)

  • Page 123

    Caller ID service from your telephone company. Troubleshooting and Routine Maintenance Action See Using the ADF (MFC-295CN only) on page 18. See Document jam (MFC-295CN only) on page 112. Set Distinctive Ring to Off. (See Turning off Distinctive Ring on page 44.)

  • Page 124

    Error Message Cause An ink cartridge is not installed No Cartridge properly. The memory card or USB Flash No File memory drive in the media drive does not contain a .JPG file. The machine is out of paper or No Paper Fed paper is not properly loaded in the paper tray.

  • Page 125

    Please Disconnect supported has been connected to USB Device. the USB direct interface. (For more information, visit us at http://solutions.brother.com.) Paper is not the correct size. Wrong Paper Size Troubleshooting and Routine Maintenance Action Replace the ink cartridges. (See Replacing the ink cartridges on page 116.)

  • Page 126: Transferring Your Faxes Or Fax Journal Report, Document Jam (mfc-295cn Only)

    Journal report will be forwarded. Press Black Start. Document jam (MFC-295CN only) Documents can jam in the ADF unit if they are not inserted or fed properly, or if they are too long. Follow the steps below to clear a document jam.

  • Page 127: Printer Jam Or Paper Jam

    IMPORTANT To avoid future document jams close the ADF cover properly by pressing it down gently in the middle. Document is jammed inside the ADF unit Take out any paper from the ADF that is not jammed. Lift the document cover. Pull the jammed document out to the left.

  • Page 128

    Open the Jam Clear Cover (1) at the back of the machine. Pull the jammed paper out of the machine. Close the Jam Clear Cover. Make sure the cover is closed properly. Lift the scanner cover (1) from the front side of the machine until it locks securely in the open position.

  • Page 129

    IMPORTANT • If the paper is jammed under the print head, unplug the machine from the power source, and then move the print head to take out the paper. • If the print head is at the right corner as shown in the illustration, you cannot move the print head.

  • Page 130: Routine Maintenance, Replacing The Ink Cartridges

    IMPORTANT Brother strongly recommends that you do not refill the ink cartridges provided with your machine. We also strongly recommend that you continue to use only Genuine Brother Brand replacement ink cartridges.

  • Page 131

    Turn the green knob on the protective yellow cap clockwise until it clicks to release the vacuum seal, then remove the cap (1). Each color has its own correct position. Insert the ink cartridge in the direction of the arrow on the label. Troubleshooting and Routine Maintenance Gently push in the ink cartridge until it clicks, and then close the ink cartridge...

  • Page 132: Cleaning The Outside Of The Machine

    IMPORTANT • DO NOT take out ink cartridges if you do not need to replace them. If you do so, it may reduce the ink quantity and the machine will not know the quantity of ink left in the cartridge. •...

  • Page 133: Cleaning The Scanner

    (3) with a soft, lint-free cloth moistened with a non-flammable glass cleaner. Troubleshooting and Routine Maintenance (MFC-295CN only) In the ADF unit, clean the white bar (1) and the glass strip (2) with a soft, lint-free cloth moistened with a non-flammable glass cleaner.

  • Page 134: Cleaning The Machine's Printer Platen, Cleaning The Paper Pick-up Rollers

    Cleaning the machine’s printer platen CAUTION Be sure to unplug the machine from the AC power outlet before cleaning the printer platen to avoid electrical shock. Lift the scanner cover until it locks securely in the open position. Clean the machine’s printer platen (1) and the area around it, wiping off any scattered ink with a soft, dry lint-free cloth.

  • Page 135: Cleaning The Print Head, Checking The Print Quality

    Note If you clean the print head at least five times and the print has not improved, try installing a new Genuine Brother Original Innobella™ ink Brand replacement cartridge for each problem color. Try cleaning the print head again up to five more times.

  • Page 136: Checking The Print Alignment

    If ink is still missing, call Brother Customer Service. (See Brother numbers on page i.) IMPORTANT DO NOT touch the print head. Touching...

  • Page 137: Checking The Ink Volume, Machine Information, Checking The Serial Number, Reset Functions

    3 All Settings You can reset all the machine settings back to the settings that were set at the factory. Brother strongly recommends you use this operation when you dispose of the machine. Note Unplug the interface cable before you...

  • Page 138: How To Reset The Machine

    How to reset the machine Press Menu, 0, 7. Press a or b to choose the reset you want. Press OK. Press 1 to reset the machine or press 2 to exit from the reset function. Packing and shipping the machine When you transport the machine, use the packing materials that came with your machine.

  • Page 139

    IMPORTANT • Make sure that the plastic tabs on both sides of the green protective part (1) have securely clicked into place (2). • If you are not able to find the green protective part, DO NOT remove the ink cartridges before shipping.

  • Page 140

    Do not pack the used ink cartridges in the carton. Note If you are returning your machine to Brother as part of the Exchange Service, pack only the machine. Keep all separate parts and printed materials to use with your ‘Exchange’ machine.

  • Page 141: C Menu And Features, On-screen Programming, Menu Table, Memory Storage, Menu Keys

    Menu and Features On-screen programming Your machine is designed to be easy to operate with LCD on-screen programming using the menu keys. User-friendly programming helps you take full advantage of all the menu selections your machine has to offer. Since your programming is done on the LCD, we have created step-by-step on-screen instructions to help you program your machine.

  • Page 142

    To access the menu mode: Press Menu. Choose an option. Press 1 for General Setup menu. Press 2 for Fax menu. Press 3 for Copy menu. Press 0 for Initial Setup menu. You can scroll more quickly through each menu level by pressing a or b for the direction you want.

  • Page 143: Menu Table

    Choose & OK Menu Selections Options — 0 Sec 30 Secs 1 Min 2 Mins* 5 Mins — Plain Paper* Inkjet Paper Brother BP71 Other Glossy Transparency — Letter* Legal 4"x6" Menu and Features to accept to exit Descriptions Page Sets the time to return to Fax mode.

  • Page 144

    Main Menu Submenu 1.General Setup 4.Volume (Continued) 5.Auto Daylight 6.LCD Contrast 7.Sleep Mode 2.Fax 1.Setup Receive (In Fax mode only) The factory settings are shown in Bold with an asterisk. Menu Selections Options 1.Ring Med* High 2.Beeper Low* High 3.Speaker Med* High —...

  • Page 145

    Main Menu Submenu 2.Fax 1.Setup Receive (Continued) (In Fax mode only) (Continued) 2.Setup Send (In Fax mode only) 3.Report Setting 1.Transmission 4.Remaining Jobs — The factory settings are shown in Bold with an asterisk. Menu Selections Options On* (l51, #51) 4.Remote Codes 5.Auto Reduction 1.Contrast...

  • Page 146

    Main Menu Submenu 2.Fax 0.Miscellaneous (Continued) 3.Copy 1.Quality 2.Brightness 3.Contrast The factory settings are shown in Bold with an asterisk. Menu Selections Options — 1.TX Lock 2.Distinctive Off* Set (On) 3.Caller ID Display# Print Report — Fast Normal* Best — -nnnno+ -nnnon+ -nnonn+*...

  • Page 147

    9.Print Date The factory settings are shown in Bold with an asterisk. Menu Selections Options — Normal Photo* — Plain Paper Inkjet Paper Brother BP71 Other Glossy* — 4"x 6"* 5"x 7" Letter — 3"x 4" 3.5"x 5" 4"x 6"...

  • Page 148

    Main Menu Submenu 4.PhotoCapture 0.Scan to Media (Continued) The factory settings are shown in Bold with an asterisk. Menu Selections Options 1.Quality B/W 200x100 dpi B/W 200 dpi Color 150 dpi* Color 300 dpi Color 600 dpi 2.B/W File Type TIFF* 3.ColorFile Type PDF*...

  • Page 149

    Network menu (MFC-255CW) Level1 Level2 5.Network 1.TCP/IP See Network User's Guide on the CD-ROM. The factory settings are shown in Bold with an asterisk. Level3 Level4 — 1.BOOT Method — 2.IP Address — 3.Subnet Mask — 4.Gateway — 5.Node Name —...

  • Page 150

    Level1 Level2 5.Network 2.Setup Wizard (Continued) 3.SES/WPS/AOSS 4.WPS w/PIN Code 5.WLAN Status 6.MAC Address 7.WLAN Enable 0.Network Reset See Network User's Guide on the CD-ROM. The factory settings are shown in Bold with an asterisk. Level3 Level4 — — — —...

  • Page 151

    (MFC-295CN) Level1 Level2 5.Network 1.TCP/IP See Network User's Guide on the CD-ROM. The factory settings are shown in Bold with an asterisk. Level3 Level4 — 1.BOOT Method — 2.IP Address — 3.Subnet Mask — 4.Gateway — 5.Node Name — 6.WINS Config —...

  • Page 152

    Level1 Level2 5.Network 2.Ethernet (Continued) 3.MAC Address 0.Network Reset See Network User's Guide on the CD-ROM. The factory settings are shown in Bold with an asterisk. Level3 Level4 — — — — — — Options Descriptions Chooses the Auto* Ethernet link 100B-FD mode.

  • Page 153

    Main Menu Submenu 6.Print Reports 1.Transmission 2.Help List 3.Quick Dial 4.Fax Journal 5.User Settings 6.Network Config — 7.Machine Info. 1.Serial No. 8.Ink 1.Test Print 2.Cleaning 3.Ink Volume 0.Initial Setup 1.Receive Mode 2.Date&Time 3.Station ID 4.Tone/Pulse (Canada only) 5.Dial Tone See Network User's Guide on the CD-ROM. The factory settings are shown in Bold with an asterisk.

  • Page 154

    Main Menu Submenu 6.Compatibility — 0.Initial Setup (Continued) 7.Reset 0.Local Language (USA only) 0.Local Language (Canada only) See Network User's Guide on the CD-ROM. The factory settings are shown in Bold with an asterisk. Fax Resolution ( Level1 Level2 — —...

  • Page 155

    Best — Fit to Page Custom(25-400%) 198% 4"x6"iA4 186% 4"x6"iLTR 104% EXEiLTR 100% 97% LTRiA4 93% A4iLTR (MFC-255CW) 46% LTRi4"x6" (MFC-295CN) 83% LGLiA4 78% LGLiLTR 46% LTRi4"x6" — Plain Paper* Inkjet Paper Brother BP71 Other Glossy Transparency — Letter* Legal 4"(W)x 6"(H)

  • Page 156

    Level1 Level2 — Stack/Sort (MFC-295CN) — Page Layout — No. of Copies See Network User's Guide on the CD-ROM. The factory settings are shown in Bold with an asterisk. Scan ( Level1 Level2 Scan to E-mail — — Scan to Image —...

  • Page 157

    — Setup Groups See Network User's Guide on the CD-ROM. The factory settings are shown in Bold with an asterisk. Option2 Option3 Paper Type Plain Paper* Inkjet Paper Brother BP71 Other Glossy Paper Size Letter* — — Option2 Option3 —...

  • Page 158: Entering Text

    Entering Text When you are setting certain menu selections, such as the Station ID, you may need to enter text into the machine. Most dial pad keys have three or four letters printed on keys. The keys for 0, # and l do not have printed letters because they are used for special characters.

  • Page 159: D Specifications, General

    AC 100 to 120V 50/60Hz (MFC-255CW) Off: Average 0.7 W Sleep Mode: Average 3 W Standby: Average 5 W Operating: Average 23 W (MFC-295CN) Off: Average 0.85 W Sleep Mode: Average 3.5 W Standby: Average 6 W Operating: Average 26 W...

  • Page 160

    Dimensions (MFC-255CW) 5.9 in. (150 mm) (MFC-295CN) 7.1 in. (180 mm) Weight 15.9 lb (7.2 kg) (MFC-255CW) 17.2 lb (7.8 kg) (MFC-295CN) Noise Operating: Temperature Operating: Best Print Quality: Humidity Operating: Best Print Quality: ADF (automatic Up to 15 pages...

  • Page 161: Print Media

    Print media Paper Input Paper Output For glossy photo paper or transparencies, we recommend removing printed pages from the output paper tray immediately after they exit the machine to avoid smudging. Use only transparencies recommended for inkjet printing. Paper Tray Paper Type: Plain Paper, Inkjet Paper (coated paper), Glossy Photo Paper...

  • Page 162

    Groups ITU-T Group 3 MH/MR/MMR/JPEG Automatic Fallback 14,400 bps ADF Width: (MFC-295CN) 5.8 to 8.5 in. (148 to 215.9 mm) ADF Length: (MFC-295CN) 5.8 to 14 in. (148 to 355.6 mm) Scanner Glass Width: Max. 8.5 in. (215.9 mm) Scanner Glass Length: Max. 11.7 in. (297 mm) 8.2 in.

  • Page 163

    Out of Paper Reception Black & White only ‘Pages’ refers to the ‘Brother Standard Chart No. 1’ (a typical business letter, Standard resolution, MMR code). Specifications and printed materials are subject to change without prior notice. ‘Pages’ refers to the ‘ITU-T Test Chart #1’ (a typical business letter, Standard resolution, MMR code). Specifications and printed materials are subject to change without prior notice.

  • Page 164: Copy

    Scanner Glass Length: Max. 11.7 in. (297 mm) Copy Width: Max. 8.26 in. (210 mm) (Letter paper) Stacks up to 99 pages Sorts up to 99 pages (Black only) (MFC-295CN only) 25 to 400% (in increments of 1%) (Black) Scans up to 1200 × 1200 dpi Prints up to 1200 ×...

  • Page 165: Photocapture Center

    SDHC miniSD with adapter microSD with adapter xD-Picture Card™ USB Flash memory drive (MFC-295CN) Up to 1200 × 2400 dpi DPOF (ver. 1.0, ver. 1.1), Exif DCF (up to ver. 2.1) Photo Print: JPEG Scan to Media: JPEG, PDF (Color)

  • Page 166: Pictbridge (mfc-295cn Only)

    PictBridge (MFC-295CN only) Compatibility Interface Supports the Camera & Imaging Products Association PictBridge standard CIPA DC-001 Visit http://www.cipa.jp/pictbridge for more information PictBridge (USB) Port...

  • Page 167: Scanner

    Color Depth Resolution Document Size Scanning Width Gray scale For the latest driver updates for the Mac OS X you are using, visit us at http://solutions.brother.com. ® Windows XP in this User’s Guide includes Windows XP Professional x64 Edition. Maximum 1200 × 1200 dpi scanning when using the WIA Driver for Windows to 19200 ×...

  • Page 168: Printer

    Resolution Printing Width Borderless For the latest driver updates for the Mac OS X you are using, visit us at http://solutions.brother.com. When the Borderless feature is set to On. See Paper type and size for each operation on page 16.

  • Page 169: Interfaces

    Interfaces Use a USB 2.0 interface cable that is no longer than 6 feet (2 m). Use an Ethernet UTP cable category 5 or greater. (MFC-295CN) Wireless LAN Your machine supports IEEE 802.11b/g wireless communication with (MFC-255CW) your wireless LAN using Infrastructure mode or a wireless Peer-to-Peer connection in Ad-hoc Mode.

  • Page 170: Computer Requirements

    ® Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or greater. For WIA, 1200 × 1200 resolution. Brother Scanner Utility enables to enhance up to 19200 × 19200 dpi. Third party USB ports are not supported. PC Fax supports black and white only. PaperPort™ 11SE supports Microsoft ®...

  • Page 171: Consumable Items

    For more information about the replacement consumables, visit us at www.brother.com/pageyield. What is Innobella™? Innobella™ is a range of genuine consumables offered by Brother. The name "Innobella™" derives from the words "Innovation" and "Bella" (meaning "Beautiful" in Italian) and is a representation of the "innovative"...

  • Page 172: Network (lan)

    AOSS™ See the Computer Requirements chart on page 156. If you require more advanced printer management, use the latest Brother BRAdmin Professional utility version that is available as a download from http://solutions.brother.com. For the latest driver updates, visit us at http://solutions.brother.com.

  • Page 173: Wireless One-push Configuration (mfc-255cw Only)

    Wireless one-push configuration (MFC-255CW only) If your wireless access point supports either SecureEasySetup™, Wi-Fi Protected Setup (PBC or AOSS™, you can configure the machine easily without a computer. By pushing a button on the wireless LAN router/access point and the machine, you can set up the wireless network and security settings.

  • Page 174

    Easy Receive ...39 Broadcasting ...29 setting up Groups for ...54 Brother accessories and supplies ... ii Brother numbers ... i CreativeCenter ...5 Customer Service ... i FAQs (frequently asked questions) ... i product support ... i service centers (Canada) ... i service centers (USA) ...

  • Page 175

    ...33 changing scanner glass size ...29 color fax ...29 contrast ...31 enter Fax mode ...28 from ADF (MFC-295CN only) ... 28 from memory (Dual Access) ... 32 from scanner glass ... 28 manual ... 33 overseas ... 33 Real Time Transmission ...

  • Page 176

    LCD (liquid crystal display) ...127 Contrast ...23 Macintosh See Software User's Guide on the CD-ROM. Maintenance, routine ...116 replacing ink cartridges ...116 Manual dialing ...52 receive ...35 transmission ...33 Memory Storage ...127 Menu Table ...127 Mode, entering Copy ...58 Fax ...28 PhotoCapture ...6 Scan ...6 Multi-line connections (PBX) ...49...

  • Page 177

    Quick Dial access codes and credit card numbers ...54 Broadcasting ...29 using Groups ...29 Group dial changing ...53 setting up Groups for Broadcasting ...54 Search ...52 Speed Dial changing ...53 setting up ...53 using ...52 Receive Mode ...35 External TAD ...35 Fax Only ...35 Fax/Tel ...35 Manual ...35...

  • Page 178

    Troubleshooting ...96 checking ink volume ...123 document jam ...112 error messages on LCD ...106 if you are having difficulty ...112 copying ...102 incoming calls ...101 Network ...104 ® PhotoCapture Center ...103 printing ...96 printing received faxes ...98 receiving faxes ...99 scanning ...102 sending faxes ...101 software ...102...

  • Page 179

    EQUIPMENT ATTACHMENT LIMITATIONS (Canada only) NOTICE This product meets the applicable Industry Canada technical specifications. NOTICE The Ringer Equivalence Number is an indication of the maximum number of devices allowed to be connected to a telephone interface. The termination on an interface may consist of any combination of devices subject only to the requirement that the sum of the RENs of all the devices does not exceed five.

  • Page 180

    Brother International Corporation 100 Somerset Corporate Boulevard P.O. Box 6911 Bridgewater, NJ 08807-0911 USA Brother International Corporation (Canada) Ltd. 1 rue Hôtel de Ville, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC, Canada H9B 3H6 Visit us on the World Wide Web http://www.brother.com These machines are made for use in the USA and Canada only. We cannot recommend using...

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