Setting up the Brother MFC-5200c multifunction printer was more challenging than we expected, requiring just under 90 minutes to get all of the printer’s devices up and running. The slightly perplexing directions on the poster-sized setup guide prompted a few visits to Brother’s website and a frequent peek at the paper user guide to resolve some minor concerns. We also had to read the read-me file on the software CD, which warns of known issues with the USB interface and the power-saving settings on your PC. Take special note of any potential issues that may arise when removing the USB drivers, which are also listed in the read-me file. The USB and parallel port cables are not included. This model is compatible with both Windows and Mac, although the scanner and fax machine functionalities will not work under Mac OS X 10.0. Although having a separate fax, scan, and print device saves space, the architecture of this printer makes it less compact than it could be. Its dimensions of 19.4 inches wide by 18.3 inches deep by 14.9 inches high are roughly typical when compared to competitors, but its blocky style makes it appear bigger. Other complications arise as a result of the back panel’s design. The USB and parallel ports face out the back, necessitating cable clearance; some multifunction printers we’ve seen indent their connectors. You must also make room for the printer’s manual feed slot, which is located beneath the vertical main input tray. The flatbed scanner component dominates the profile of the MFC-5200c. The top of the machine features an automated document feeder (ADF) for scanning, faxing, and copying. The ADF and its output tray serve as a cover for the scanner, which is located beneath them. To place documents directly on the scanner bed, you open the lid; it would be ideal if the hinges lifted vertically. In any event, remember to clear the ADF and output tray before opening the lid, otherwise you’ll end up with their contents behind the machine. It takes some practice to understand: for example, depending on the context, you must hit the Menu/Set or Fax Start buttons to confirm an action. A latch located right beneath the control panel opens the entire top of the machine. This allows access to the printer’s paper route (for jam removal) and its four ink cartridges (one black, three color). The printer’s output tray is located at the machine’s base. To the tray’s left are CompactFlash, SmartMedia, and Memory Stick media card connectors, from which you can print or write without using your PC. However, unlike Brother’s other multifunction printers, SD Flash is not supported. The Brother MFC-5200c has extensive faxing, scanning, and copying capabilities. The 30-sheet ADF makes it simple to fax or scan multipage documents. Both monochrome and color faxes can be sent and received (the latter only from equally capable machines). The 33.6Kbps fax modem can send and receive faxes at the same time. You can send faxes to up to 150 different locations and autodial up to 100 contacts. When copying or scanning, you can print near to the edge of the page and enlarge or reduce the size from the original by up to 400 percent, which are features often seen on more expensive multifunction printers. With resolutions up to 9,600dpi (dots per inch; interpolated) and 600×2,400dpi, you can scan directly to OCR software, word processors, imaging applications, e-mail, or FTP sites (optical).
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