MFC-J480DW Work Smart All-in-1 Printer

All-in-one inkjet printer offers a low total cost of operation using high-yield ink cartridges and paper-saving, two-sided printing. Easy-to-setup wireless network makes connecting to your devices fast and simple. Plus, connect your compatible mobile device to print wirelessly via AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Brother iPrint and Scan, and Wi-Fi Direct. 1.8" LCD lets you easily browse through the menu options to facilitate simple navigation. Auto document feeder accepts up to 20 sheets of paper for unattended copying, scanning and faxing. 100-sheet paper capacity holds sheets of paper up to 8-1/2" x 14" in size. Web Connect technology allows you to quickly scan to and print from popular cloud services including Google Drive, Dropbox, Facebook, Box, OneDrive and more.

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Print Technology : Colour Inkjet Technology
Maximum Printing Size : Up to 8.5" x 14" (Legal)
Built-in Networking : Wireless (802.11 b/g/n), Wi-Fi Direct®, Hi-speed USB 2.0
Consumable Type : 4-Cartridge Ink System
Colour Printing : Yes
ISO-based Print Speed (black)‡ : up to 12ppm (ISO/IEC 24734)
ISO-based Print Speed (colour)‡ : up to 6ppm (ISO/IEC 24734)
Print Resolution (maximum dpi) : Up to 6000 x 1200 dpi‡
Borderless Printing : Yes‡
Standard Input Paper Capacity (sheets)‡ : Up to 100-Sheet Input Capacity
Duplex Printing Capability : Yes
Standard Interface(s) : Wireless (802.11 b/g/n), Wi-Fi Direct®, Hi-speed USB 2.0
USB Direct Interface/PictBridge‡ : Yes
Printer Driver Compatibility† : Windows® / Mac OS®
Mobile device printing app‡ : AirPrint™, Google Cloud Print™, Mopria™,Brother iPrint&Scan, Cortado Workplace, Wi-Fi Direct®
Maximum Monthly Duty Cycle‡ : up to 2,500 Printed Pages
Recommended Monthly Print Volume‡ : 50 - 1,000 Printed Pages

Faxing Capability : B/W & Colour Faxing
Fax Modem Speed : 14.4K bps
Best Transmission Speed (sec)‡ : Approx. 7 Sec. Per Page
Out-of-Paper Reception : Yes
External TAD Interface : Yes
Call Waiting/ Caller ID/ Distinctive Ring Ready‡ : No / Yes / Yes
Broadcasting (# of locations) : Yes (250 locations)‡
Auto Fax Reduction (for fax receiving) : Yes
Fax Forwarding : Yes (B&W Only)
Dual Access : Yes (B&W Only)
Fax Gray Scale : Mono: 8bit (256-levels), Colour: 24bit (8bit per colour/ 256-levels)
Fax Coding Method : Mono: MH/MR/MMR/, Color: JPEG
PC Fax Capability (send/receive)† : Yes (B&W only)
Fax Page Memory‡ : Up to 170 Page Fax Memory

Copying Capability : B/W & Colour Copying
Design Style : Flatbed
Max. Automatic Document Feeder Capacity‡ : 20-Sheet ADF
ISO-based Copy Speed (colour)‡ : up to 6 / 3 ppm‡ (ISO/IEC 24735)
Reduction/Enlargement : 25% - 400% in 1% increments
Sorting Function : Yes
N in 1 Function : 2in1/4in1/ ID Copy
Poster Function : Yes (3 x 3, 2 x 2, 1 x 2)
Document Glass Size : Letter 8.5" x 11.7"

Scanning Capability : B/W & Colour Scanning
Max. Interpolated Scan Resolution (dpi)† : 19200 x 19200 dpi
Optical Scan Resolution (dpi) : 2400 x 1200 dpi (FB); 600 x 1200 dpi (ADF)
Input Colour Scan Bit Depth : Colour - 30-Bit, Gray Scale - 10-Bit
Scanner Driver Compatibility† : Windows® / Mac OS®
Mobile device scanning app‡ : Brother iPrint&Scan free app download for wireless printing from and scanning to your mobile device.
Document Viewer Software† : Includes Scansoft PaperPort® v12 SE with OCR for Windows® and Presto!® PageManager® for Mac®
OCR Software† : Includes Scansoft PaperPort® v12 SE with OCR for Windows® and Presto!® PageManager® for Mac®
Formats (Export) : JPEG, PDF
"Scan To" Feature† : E-mail, Image, OCR, and File

Supported Network Protocols (IPv4) :

  • ARP, RARP, BOOTP, DHCP, APIPA(Auto IP), WINS/NetBIOS name resolution, DNS Resolver, mDNS, LLMNR responder, LPR/LPD, Custom Raw Port/Port9100, FTP Server, SNMPv1/v2c, TFTP server, ICMP, Web Services (Print/Scan), SNTP Client
Wireless Network Security : SSID (32 chr), WEP 64/128bit, WPA-PSK(TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK(AES)
One-Push Wireless Setup : WiFi Protected Setup™, AOSS™
Standard Network Interface : Wireless (802.11 b/g/n), Wi-Fi Direct®, Hi-speed USB 2.0
Brother Cloud Apps‡ : Free and unique web based Brother Cloud Apps: Office Doc Creator, Outline & Copy, Outline & Remove, Outline & Scan and Notescan
In-box Consumables/Yield‡ : Innobella™ LC201BK‡, LC201C‡, LC201M‡, LC201Y‡
Carton Contents : (4) Starter Cartridges L201 Series, CD-ROM – Assembly for Windows and Mac, Basics User's Guide, Quick Setup Guide, Telephone Line Cord
Recommended Paper Brands : Innobella™ Glossy 8.5" x 11" Photo Paper (BP71GLTR); Innobella™ Glossy 4" x 6" Photo Paper (BP71GP20), Brother Plain Paper BP60MPLTR, Innobella™ Glossy 8.5" x 11 Photo Paper (BP61GLL), Innobella™ and 3M 3410 Transparency Film.
Paper Handling Size - Paper Tray : A4, Letter, Legal, Executive, A5, A6, 4"x6" Photo, 5"x8" Indexcard, 5"x7" Photo, C5 Envelope, Com-10, DL Envelope, Monarch
Minimum Paper Width/Length (Paper Tray) : 4" x 6"
Maximum Paper Width/Length (Paper Tray) : 8.5" x 14"
Sheet Weight - Paper Tray (max/min) : 17-58 lbs.
Minimum Input for ADF (Width/Height) : 5.8" x 5.8"
Max Input of ADF (Width/Height) : 8.5" x 14"
Sheet Weight - ADF (max/min) : 17-24 lbs.
Output Paper Capacity (sheets) : 50 sheets
LCD Display : 1.8" Colour Display
LCD Back-lit : Yes
Power Source : AC 100-120V 50/60Hz
ENERGY STAR® Qualified : Yes
Operating Environment: Temperature : 41 - 95° F
Operating Environment: Humidity : 20-80% (w/out condensation)
Machine Noise (Ready/Copying) : 50dB
Carton Dimensions (cm; W x D x H) : 18.8" x 9.8" x 17.9"
Carton Weight (Kg) : 21 lbs.
Unit Dimensions (cm; W x D x H) : 15.7" x 13.4" x 6.8"
Unit Weight (Kg) : 16.8 lbs.
UPC Code : 012502640370
Warranty : 1-Year Limited