Brother® MFC-5100c Printer Review
The Brother MFC-5100c is a full featured all in one color inkjet printer. It is a low cost printer that offers the most sophisticated printing, faxing, copying and scanning capabilities. The Brother MFC-5100c is equipped with a PC fax driver that enables you to send or receive fax directly from your PC. The printer is 18.4 x 18.4 x 14.5 (WDH) inches in dimension and weighs 24.3 lbs.
The Brother MFC-5100c printer is suitable for business and personal requirements. The printer is equipped with menu switches and number keys along with a 16 character LCD display that offers a straight forward access to scanning, faxing and copying with out any PC support. It offers a maximum resolution up to 2400 x 1200 dpi for both color and mono documents.
The Brother MFC-5100c is a compact multi-function printer that supports faxing (black and white and color), printing, copying, and scanning with that is PC enabled. The printer offers high inkjet printing at a rate of up to 10 pages per minute for mono documents and up to eight pages per minute for color documents. The printer also provides a single touch access for scanning high-resolution (9600 dpi) color scanning directly to email, OCR, and imaging applications. With a 4MB dual access memory that can store up to 200 pages, you can expect a long list of print queues to be printed simultaneously. This printer also offers parallel and USB interfaces for connectivity. Brother MFC-5100c can print 100 paper sheet in a single tray with an automatic document feeder that can handle 30 pages.
- FIVE – TWAIN Compliant
The scanner driver used in this printer is TWAIN compliant. The main advantage of the Twain driver is that it possesses standard universal protocol for communicating between scanners and software applications. This feature helps the printer to scan images directly into many other software applications like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe PageMaker and CorelDraw that also support TWAIN.
- FOUR – Media Types and Sizes
The Brother MFC-5100c printer supports various media types of different sizes which include plain paper, inkjet coated paper, glossy paper, envelopes and transparencies. The media sizes like letter, legal, A4, A5, B5, executive envelopes, post cards, index cards and other custom of 8.5 x 14 inches are supported by the printer.
- THREE – ScanSoft PaperPort
ScanSoft PaperPort used in the Brother MFC-5100c printer is a software application, which is used for managing documents as well as to view scanned documents. The software has a user friendly interface which can be used to organize your text and graphics in a document. This feature lets you stack the credentials and other files of various formats for printing, faxing or copying.
- TWO – ScanSoft TextBridge
The TextBridge is an optical character recognition software from ScanSoft, which is embedded in the printer to convert PDF documents image documents to text documents. This feature enhances the overall functionality of editing images before printing.
- ONE – General Features
Brother MFC-5100c printer includes various accessories for printing and copying efficiently. The cartridge accessories used are yellow, black, cyan and magenta. You can also install the printer on the following operating systems: Windows 95, 98, 98 SE, Windows NT 4.0, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Mac OS X and Mac OS 8.6.
The Brother MFC 5100c is a low cost, high productive inkjet printer that delivers crisp and clear documents at a good speed. Moreover, it possesses FCC Class B, Class A certifications and UL standards.