How to Scan on Brother Printer

How to Scan on Brother Printer?

Brother printers have often produced multipurpose printers that can print, scan, and perform multiple functions at the same time, making them a well-known business in the printer industry.

Scanning is an essential function or functionality offered by Brother printers, so if you want to use it, follow the steps below to scan a document from your Brother printer to your machine.

Method 1: On Windows

  • Make sure that your scanner is on and connected to your computer before proceeding.
  • Click the Windows logo in the bottom-left corner of the screen.
  • Type fax and scan into Start. Doing so will search for the Windows Fax and Scan app.
  • Click Windows Fax and Scan. It’s at the top of the Start window.
how to scan on brother printer
  • Click New Scan. This option is in the upper-left side of the Fax and Scan window.
how to scan on brother printer
  • Make sure that your scanner is correct. If you don’t see your scanner’s name at the top of the window or the wrong scanner is listed,
  • Click Change. In the upper-right side of the window and then select your scanner’s name.
  • Select a type of document. Click the “Profile” drop-down box, then select the type of document in the drop-down box.
  • Click the “Color format” drop-down box, then select either Color or Black and White. Your scanner may also have different options for colors here.
  • Click the “File type” drop-down box, then click the file type (e.g., PDF or JPG) that you want to use to store the scanned document on your computer.
    • When scanning anything other than a photo, it’s best to select PDF.
  • Change any other options on the page. Depending on your scanner, you may have other options (e.g., “Resolution”) that you can modify before scanning your document.
  • Click Preview. It’s at the bottom of the window. This will bring up a preliminary scan to show you what your scanned document will look like.
  • Click Scan. It’s at the bottom of the window. Your document will begin scanning into your computer using your selected options and format.

Method 2: On Mac

Scanning from a Mac is just as easy as on Windows (arguably, even easier).

  • Open the Apple menu, and select System Preferences.
how to scan on brother printer
  • Click Printers & Scanners.
how to scan on brother printer
  • Select your printer, then click Scan.
how to scan on brother printer
  • Click Open Scanner.
how to scan on brother printer
  • In the Scanner program, you can select the folder to which your scans will be saved by making a selection in the Scan to drop-down menu.
  • To the right, the Size drop-down menu will also let you choose the size of the item.
  • If your scanner has a document feeder and you want to use it, select Use Document Feeder.
  • Click Scan to start your scanning job.

After following the steps listed in the above article, you will be able to easily scan from a brother printer to your Windows or Mac.

Hey, I am Kashish Trikotiya, a senior PHP developer with extensive server-side web development knowledge. Well-versed in Front-End development. Led company-wide integration with third-party APIs.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.