Never again print a fax accidentally on glossy paper. The MFC-5840cn includes dual paper trays - one for specialty inkjet paper, the other for plain paper. The MFC-5840cn is designed to give the small office or home office user flexibility. It includes a USB interface to directly connect to your computer and an Ethernet interface to connect to your network router to share printing, scanning, sending faxes as well as access to the PhotoCapture Center® feature.
Maximum capacity based on using 20 lb (bond) paper.
Best Transmission Speed (sec)‡
Based on Brother #1 chart with highest available coding method and standard resolution.
Black Print Speed (max. ppm)
Click here for print speed methodology.
Borderless printing is available for Letter, 4"x6", 5"x8", 5"x7", A4, A6, 3.9"x5.8" and 5.8"x7.8" paper sizes.
Broadcasting (# of locations)
Distinctive Ring Detection Ready‡
Check with local phone company for service availability.
Fax Page Memory‡
Based on Brother #1 Chart at standard resolution with MMR compression
"In-Box" Consumables (Yield)‡
Approx. ink yield based on letter paper size at 5% page coverage. Yields may vary with conditions and use.
Maximum Monthly Duty Cycle‡
Maximum number of printed pages per month and can be used to compare designed durability between like Brother products. For maximum printer life, it is best to choose a printer with a duty cycle that far exceeds your print requirements.
Media Drive Compatibility
Media Cards not included.
Optional Paper Trays (capacity)
Maximum capacity based on using 20 lb. (bond) paper. Additional purchase required.
Quick Scan (Memory Transmission)‡
Using Brother #1 Chart at standard resolution and highest compression mode.