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Home Office Brother Printer Contest on Home Biz Notes

by Jean Murray on January 21st, 2009

I am very excited to announce a new contest on Home Biz Notes.  Between now and the end of the month (next Friday), I’ll be telling you about a printer from Brother, and you will have the opportunity to win this printer!

First, the contest: Leave a comment on THIS POST telling me the first thing you would print on this printer or why this printer would help you in your home business. You must be specific in your comment about how you would use the printer or what you would print.  Don’t just say “this is cool” or “I’d love this printer.”  Your comments will help Brother know how their printer will be used.

You must include your email address (no one else but me will see it).  And PLEASE put my email address () on your non-spam list, so you can receive my email telling you that you won!

Only one entry per person. U.S. only for shipping.  The contest will end at 12 a.m. (midnight) next Thursday (January 29). I will use a random number generator to choose the winning entrant, and I will announce the winner on Friday, January 30.  The printer will be sent directly to the winner by Brother.

Brother MFC 6490CW

Now the printer: It is a Brother 6490CW - A color inkjet “all-in-one” copier, printer, fax, scanner - perfect for someone in a home office.  Some other features:

+ It prints in color and it can print on photo paper

+ It scans 11×17 size sheets, so you can scan two pages of a book at once.

+ It has an automatic document feeder to feed up to 50 sheets.

+ It has both wire (Ethernet) and wireless capabilities, so you can connect to several computers.

I have one of these printers in my home office, and I will be giving you more information about it over the next few days.  I’ll describe the setup process I went through, and how it handled some of the tasks I needed done.  Now if only I could get it to jam, so I could see how it handles that (just kidding).

Tags: brother printer, , home office technology

POSTED IN: Contests, Office, Promotion

224 opinions for Home Office Brother Printer Contest on Home Biz Notes

  • Join the Brother Printer Contest at Home Biz Notes
    Jan 21, 2009 at 10:20 am

    [...] Here is the link to the contest with details on how to win:   https://homebiznotes.com/home-office-brother-printer-contest-on-home-biz-notes/ [...]

  • mitchell fadem
    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Great replacement for my 9 pin IBM Pro

  • Louise Brouillette
    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:29 am

    We could definitely use this!

  • jeanne
    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:31 am

    The first thing I would print is labels for the candles I make. This printer would help me because the one I have does not print quality enough for the labels.

  • Rosa Bartolucci
    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:46 am

    I would print my coupons

  • sandy
    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:50 am

    would print to test a picture of the kids- its been awhile since we have had a functioning printer so I would do that, then coupons, then the kids will not have to go print at the library!

  • Steve
    Jan 21, 2009 at 11:59 am

    All-In-One Printers sure fit right in my office.

  • Shirley Younger
    Jan 21, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    I would attach this to my husbands computer then he would not have to send things to me to print for him

  • Vickie Bartlett
    Jan 21, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    I definitely need an all in one with a fax machine, the wireless capability makes it especially useful.

  • Cindy Thurman
    Jan 21, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    This printer will definately be going to College to print out homework assignments!

  • Jannet Tseng
    Jan 21, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    I would print my 2008 Federal and State Income Tax return.

  • Kathy Russell
    Jan 21, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    I need a printer that has a scanner! I have 2 printers right now and NEITHER of them work.
    Thanks for the contest!

  • Kenneth G
    Jan 21, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    The ability to network via WiFi would really be a benefit to me.

  • Tom Showers
    Jan 21, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Hope I win!

  • Claudia Vitello
    Jan 21, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    OH BOY

  • Mary
    Jan 21, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    This would be great to win–so many functions!

  • Joe
    Jan 21, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    The first thing I’d print would, of course, be the test page. But after that, I’d print something in full color to see how the printer really performed.

  • sito
    Jan 21, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    I would print out elements for a scrapbook page. I’ve been saving them in a folder and my poor old printer isn’t quite up to the task.

  • Rita M
    Jan 21, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    This printer would go to my son-in-law, so I would imagine, since he’s a teacher, it would have to be something along the lines of something informational or maybe a homework assignment.

  • April L
    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    I am an interior painter. I woud use the printer to print “before and after” photos of my work and assemble a portfolio to show customers. This Brother printer would also replace my current printer which has some problems (I have to manually feed each sheet of paper, it jams, etc.)

  • aaron
    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    I would SCAN receipts!

  • Jennifer B.
    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    I would use this printer to print out financial statements and records so that I could have hard copies of my electronic files.

  • Margaret Smith
    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    What a wonderful prize! The first thing I would print is a phone number list that I recently updated. (My old list was over 8 years old and had so many handwritten changes on it, that it was about time I updated and retyped a new list.) I just haven’t gotten around to printing the list yet because my printer keeps jamming on me, so I need my hubby to take a look at it.
    Please enter me and thanks for this giveaway.

  • muriel Greenberg
    Jan 21, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    I would love this.

  • Ron n Combs
    Jan 21, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    i woudl print lovely thank you, for picking me as winner of one of the best looking printers i have seen in a while..Brother has been in my house many times, you make a lot of great products

  • Sheree Warner
    Jan 21, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    I love that the Brother 6490CW is wireless so my daughter can use her laptop and copy while I use mine. I am going to make copies of pictures of my first granddaughter who just turned 1 and then make Valentines with her picture on it. I am going to make a lot of copies of them! Happy Valentines Day to You!

  • Andrew Gordon
    Jan 21, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    I make movies as part of my business and am constantly printing out labels and customized DVD covers, this would help alot.

  • Bobv
    Jan 21, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    I would use the scanner a lot, scanner and printer together is great, enter me please.

  • johnny
    Jan 21, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    i work from Home and if we get an Customer Order over the Weekend i have to drive to the Office. If i win i can tell the Customer to fax directly to me . I also would use this Printer for Spreadsheets,Orders, Reports etc. From printing to faxing for my Job , the Kids Homework … this Printer would be great.


  • Rich Whittle
    Jan 21, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    I would use the scanner function to scan in business cards and correspondence to reduce the clutter in my home office.

  • Nora SP
    Jan 21, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    I sure could use it to print copies and to print off all my husbands transactions as he is starting up an at home small business.

  • David
    Jan 21, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    I definitely need an all in one with a fax machine for my home office

  • Jeannette Byrd
    Jan 21, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    The first thing I would print would be an assignment, as I am about to start graduate school.

  • tina
    Jan 21, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    My printer is not working properly, so the first thing i would do is play catch-up. I so desperately need this.

  • Cathy W.
    Jan 21, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    The first thing I would print would be the pictures I have saved on my computer. Then I would scan my drivers license and birth certificate so I could print copies. It seems like I am always being asked for copies of both of these documents. I have 2 spreadsheets that I need to print on occasion for business. This is an awesome giveaway!

  • Barbara McCrea
    Jan 21, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    this would be a replacement for the brother all in one MFC3100c Printer that I have now, It has stopped printing in the fax mode and will not scan to email.
    with the economics as they are I cannot get a new one so this would be perfect!

  • Jill L
    Jan 21, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    The first thing I would probably print with this would be my son’s homework. He would be so sad that I was finally able to print it out fast and without delay.

  • Tiffany S.
    Jan 21, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    I would first print coupons. :) I am a stay at home mom, so my business is saving money for my family. I would LOVE to be able to connect wirelessly to this printer because right now I have to walk down to the basement. I have to wait for someone to watch the baby to be able to do it. Thank you so much for the opportunity!

  • Bonnie Gee
    Jan 21, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    I pray every time I print that it works, this would be wonderful!

  • Stephanie V
    Jan 21, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Would print out some marketing materials for my home business. Our printer is just not good enough and since work is slowing for myself and my hubby this printer would be welcome in our home office!

  • Stephen Saunders
    Jan 21, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Wow… just wow. Now THIS is a printer. And if I were to win this uberishly awesome goodie, the first thing I’d print would be a beautiful “Thank You!” picture to send to you. =)

  • Kathy Mullins
    Jan 21, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    I would love to have a printer that can scan my fine art projects. I am a graphic designer and artist. A scanner would come in handy for adding to my online portfolio.

    Thank you!

  • Margaret Lee
    Jan 21, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    This is something I really need and can use.

  • Michael Goldberg
    Jan 22, 2009 at 2:50 am

    Besides replacing my years old HP Deskjet this is great because of the all-in-one feature. Will give me lots more space (always needed) around my work area.

  • Martin
    Jan 22, 2009 at 4:16 am

    This would be great for my office.

  • Nadine L
    Jan 22, 2009 at 4:35 am

    The first thing I would print is my newly designed labels for my Candle tarts. My printer died a couple of months ago and I haven’t been able to print anything.

  • Cynthia C
    Jan 22, 2009 at 5:19 am

    I would print pictures of my nephew. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Nanette Olson
    Jan 22, 2009 at 7:19 am

    That is a cool printer. I would use it to scan and print for my art projects.

  • Zoly
    Jan 22, 2009 at 7:19 am

    I would print the thank you letter to the sponsor that selected me as the winner.

  • Roger Keeney
    Jan 22, 2009 at 7:36 am

    What a great prize, being that I am blind the scanner will assist me in reading the materials that come into my home office as my computer has a text to speech function.

  • Donna Pfeifer
    Jan 22, 2009 at 8:16 am

    This printer would enable me to scan larger images for newsletters at home - very helpful.

  • Julie
    Jan 22, 2009 at 8:17 am

    I would use this to print out photos, and the wireless means everyone could share!

  • Sonya Sparks
    Jan 22, 2009 at 9:52 am

    I would probably be printing something off for my daughter.

  • mlswin
    Jan 22, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Just got my computer but don’t have printer. First thing to print would be flyers to promote my new business

  • Joanne Schultz
    Jan 22, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Wow! What a great printer! since I was laid off late last year, I really need to print off resumes and cover letters for my job search. I know - boring. But I also have a bunch of beading patterns I’ve downloaded that I’d like to print off, and in color, they would be just wonderful! Thank you and Brother for the giveaway!

  • Kenneth Scoville
    Jan 22, 2009 at 10:43 am

    I sell coins on Ebay and this printer will help me to scan coins and transfer them to my Ebay listings. I am sure that it will help to increase my sales.

  • Susan C
    Jan 22, 2009 at 10:53 am

    I would print out the photos of my grandchildren that have been just sitting on my computer forever!
    smchester at gmail dot com

  • joan
    Jan 22, 2009 at 11:07 am

    This printer would be a big asset in printing original artist greeting cards .the ability to print 11 x 17 inch sheets would shorten and simplify the printing process

  • Julie N
    Jan 22, 2009 at 11:14 am

    probably my tax return

  • Jeane
    Jan 22, 2009 at 11:18 am

    I do digital scrapbooking so I really appreciate that it has Ethernet capabilities and copies on photo paper. Does it all!

  • Angela J
    Jan 22, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    I like the all in one, saves space

  • Valerie Furr
    Jan 22, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    I print pictures and coupons and lots of things even print outs for my kids to color. This would awesome.

  • Melanie Diehl
    Jan 22, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    I would be printing copies of my business stone sales for my accountant.

  • Ordell Knot
    Jan 22, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    I would use it to print customer address shipping labels for my business. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Cynthia
    Jan 22, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    I would print a copy of my taxes

  • Christina Brunetti
    Jan 22, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    I would love to have this.


  • Mary Casper
    Jan 22, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    I make cards so this printer would come in handy for that
    the one I have now is on its last legs

  • Gary Osborn
    Jan 22, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Wooo Hooo Make me a winner!

  • Sharon Fagen
    Jan 22, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    print holiday pictures

  • Gunther
    Jan 22, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    The first thing I would print is a list of all my mother’s assets and liabilities. She is recently deceased and it would make things easier to figure out if they were printed.

  • Katharine
    Jan 22, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    I would print out some of my artwork which I have scanned into my computer. I am starting a business as a self representing artist and I will sell originals and limited edition prints. This would be SO great to have!

  • Linda Lansford
    Jan 22, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    I would print my address list

  • veronica sandberg
    Jan 22, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    I so need a new printer and scanner

  • Starr Greenwell
    Jan 22, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    I really need a printer, hope I win.

  • trishden
    Jan 22, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    The first thing I would print is pictures of my young grown children that I’m only getting to see at holidays and was fortunate enough to get some exceptional pictures this last season. Also I would use the printer to print my first soap wraps for the new foray in soap making that hopefully will be successful enough to sprout a business from. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  • Terri D
    Jan 22, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    The first thing I would print would probably be my tax return form.

  • Rose G
    Jan 22, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    First would be tax information, then I would print candle and tart labels and more business cards.

  • Miaelkaye
    Jan 23, 2009 at 12:07 am

    I could definitely use this multifunctional for it’s main features (printing/copying/scanning/faxing). It would also help when printing family photographs.

    Also, there are three computers currently in the house (two not connected to a printer), so the wireless capabilities of the Brother Multifunctional would definitely be an added bonus.


  • Kathy Scott
    Jan 23, 2009 at 9:02 am

    a tax return

  • joanna smith
    Jan 23, 2009 at 9:30 am

    This Brother 6490CW color inkjet all-in-one copier, printer, fax, scanner has the most amazing features, not to mention very sleek and stylish in design! I researched all the specs on it and it is a dream machine, and most importantly outputs QUALITY images. I would love to own this for my home because I am starting a small home based business selling my digital art and this printer would help me output all of my artwork! It would truly be a wish come true. Thank you for the opportunity to enter and learn about this Epson Printer and what it is capable of.

  • Patricia Skinner
    Jan 23, 2009 at 10:56 am

    First I would like to say I hope to win. We have used Brother products throughout the years and have been more than happy with the results.

    To answer your question: We are slowly putting in a home orchard. I will be printing out what fruit trees we will be planting this spring. Also what supplies we need. We have grapes going in too. We will be making up a chart and schedule for watering ect. As you can imagine we will need to log harvesting times, pruning times etc.

    The printer will be busy.

  • Michael Oelrich
    Jan 23, 2009 at 11:18 am

    I don’t even have a fax machine, so this would be a big leap ahead for me. I also only have a b/w printer, so color would be great.

  • John Failor
    Jan 23, 2009 at 11:48 am

    The first thing I would print is pictures from my commercial website so I could show people with out them going online. I have a mostly online nursery business and sell plants, so quality printed pictures really help out for people who do not want to buy online.

  • Louis Huf
    Jan 23, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    I would print some resumes

  • Jill Myrick
    Jan 23, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    The first thing that I would print would be all of the Christmas pictures of my family that I have not been able to have developed as yet.
    I would also use this printer to rpint the labels for my business. The Fax would also be such a BIG plus for our business.
    Thank you so much for offering this wonderful giveaway !

  • Karissa
    Jan 23, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    The first thing I would print would be LABELS for my company. I am starting to get a company off the ground and I need a logo and labels to put on my homemade skincare and home care products. this printer would be AWESOME!

    thank you for hosting and thanks to Brother for having this!!!

  • Kim
    Jan 23, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    I would use this printer for many things. I could make copies of all my important financial documents including my tax return, scan my drivers license and credit cards, scan business cards that I am forever misplacing, printing mailing labels for my eBay items I sell and for general printing needs. Thanks the for awesome giveaway!

  • Dan Roller
    Jan 23, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    I’m just starting a business, so I would use it to print invoices, shippers, and budgets. And I’m sure I’ll think of more things to use it for.

  • Cindy Phillips
    Jan 23, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    The first thing I would print is flyers to take to local companies to show them I do graphic design work. I would also use it to print out my business forms such as invoices. I really like that it has fax capabilities, my old fax machine died recently.

  • Mike
    Jan 23, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    I would use this awesome multi-function printer to print full color fliers for my first rental property. The place is just about done and I’d love to be able to have a flier including photos of the interior as well as the crisp ad text. And with the wireless capabilities, it would also be perfect for our home office as my SO could send print orders from her laptop in the other room, too. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Michele
    Jan 23, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    My daughter is a middle school English teacher in
    the Bronx, NY and this would help her tremendously
    while she prepared her lesson plans.

    Thank you very much.

  • Pete Boehm
    Jan 23, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    I would print my tax reutrns

  • Sue Boehm
    Jan 23, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    I would use it for printing labels.

  • Shawne Seignious
    Jan 23, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    We have a General Store and I make soaps and candles that we private label. I would use this printer to make my own personalized labels for the items we sell that I make. It would be wonderful to have a quality printer for my labels.

  • Marilyn Wons
    Jan 23, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    The first thing I would print on this printer is my monthly budget.

  • Janie Luten
    Jan 24, 2009 at 1:08 am

    I would print my digital photos.

  • mitchell h
    Jan 24, 2009 at 2:14 am

    The first thing I would print would be coupons from online. SPECIFICALLY, on 8.5 x 11 inch white 20lb stock HP paper, I would print in the highest possible resolution (to accurately capture the bar codes on the coupons) my coupons for the week for various household food products. Thanks! :)

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  • Karen H
    Jan 24, 2009 at 6:55 am

    The first thing I’d print is the “test” page LOL

    The printer would help me in my home business because I fax frequently.

  • Mary Emma Allen
    Jan 24, 2009 at 8:00 am

    This would be great for printing on fabric for my daughter’s and my quilting/fabric art projects. She has a new photo program and has been experimenting with producing new designs for fabric.

  • MaryBeth Isaac
    Jan 24, 2009 at 8:56 am

    I would give this to my daughter. We are buying her a PC and she will need her own printer. I am sure that the first thing she would print is stuff from her facebook account!

  • Terri L
    Jan 24, 2009 at 9:56 am

    I would print stuff for cub scouts. This would help me in my business as I need to write reports and currently don’t have a printer to print them on.

  • Beth M
    Jan 24, 2009 at 10:01 am

    I have lots of things I could use this for. One of the first things I would use it for is printing some of my pattern pieces that I am designing. Printing the family cookbook that I’m going to be putting together and many many more things!

  • Stephen
    Jan 24, 2009 at 11:20 am

    My office is old. I have a B&W printer and seperate fax machine. Having all-in-one would free up some space and allow me to be more efficient.

  • Delilah Vela
    Jan 24, 2009 at 11:32 am

    I make seed beaded bracelets and having this printer would be wonderful for making pictures of my work.

  • Holly B
    Jan 24, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    I would print all the family photos I have on my computer!

  • Brigitte Walsh
    Jan 24, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    One of the first things my husband and I would print on the Brother 6490CW would be his volleyball referee contracts for 2009. As an independent referee, he contracts out to many different groups, and must keep filed copies of all contracts for tax and other various reasons. What excites me most about this printer are the fax capablities, as this would greatly simplify transmitting signed contracts back to the parties involved. We would definitely put this feature to use! We would also take advantage of the wireless feature which would allow everyone in our home to connect and print when needed. Thanks for the giveaway!


  • Denise
    Jan 24, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    My “business” is selling used books, CD’s and DVD’s on amazon.com The first thing I’d be printing are the packing slips when people order from me.

  • Laurelei Farley
    Jan 24, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    I would print a spreadsheet of contest names, end dates, number of times entered and available prizes.
    I would love to win this printer

  • Ellen Lichtig
    Jan 24, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    This is the printer I’ve been eyeing for months. Scanning at 11 x 17 would address the problem of transferring large scrapbook pages and digital designs, something no artist wants to be without and the color printer would enable me to create quality print materials to promote my business. It’s wireless capabilities would enable everyone in the household to use it and my boyfriend, a geek at heart, would be thrilled since he’s been telling me that Brother Printers are such a class act, especially in reliability and value!

  • Greg R
    Jan 24, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    first thing i would print is some emails I have been saving. Would really help out

  • Becky Mize
    Jan 24, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    This printer would help me so much with my ebay business. I would be able to print out my shipping labels and invoices from home. This way I would be able to ship to customers from my home. I have needed this ability for a long time. This would help me be able to spend more time selling than driving to the post office and back. Thank you for such a great giveaway!!

  • juicer girl
    Jan 24, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    This would help in my home business because my fax machine died. I am using a cheapy little printer that is not all in one right now.

  • Jeanine Price
    Jan 24, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    I would print out pictures to decide which one I want to inclued on my business bochure!

  • Latoya
    Jan 24, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    I would print out birthday invitations for my niece 6th Birthay Party!!

  • Shelba Lanham
    Jan 24, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    I just got a new computer and would love to hook this printer up to it.

  • sally wess
    Jan 25, 2009 at 10:02 am

    i make dolls, all sizes and types, if i won this, it would only be for business and i would print the pics of my dolls for a portfolio. what a great machine.
    thank you for such a great contest.

  • Robin
    Jan 25, 2009 at 10:40 am

    I currently use an printer which came with my PC, I would use the printer to scan documents to my hard drive and print out invioces

  • julieh
    Jan 25, 2009 at 10:49 am

    I would print fabulous, colorful invitations to an open house party to spread the word of my business.

  • ky2here
    Jan 25, 2009 at 10:51 am

    A picture of my butt.

  • Kayce
    Jan 25, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    I don’t have a business, but I’d use this printer to print my school assignments.

  • Debbie Criss
    Jan 25, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    I gained 4 grandbabies last year. Twins in Nov. Been taking pictures with no printer for my lap top. Would love to print the pictures to build a family tree wall hanging.Please enter me, thank you

  • Deb Fantom
    Jan 25, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    The very first thing I would print pictures of my Grandkids.

  • Wendy L.
    Jan 25, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    first thing i would print is my to-do list.

    Jan 25, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    Being a volunteer for a small pet rescue group, the first thing I would print is a 1st edition Heart of Michigan Pet Rescue Newsletter! As for my small business, I do virtual assitance for people who can not hire a full time person so I would use this printer to help me with this “at home” business. Thank you so much for the opportunity!

  • Jennifer Hedden
    Jan 25, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    I would print pictures of my niece

  • Steve Scott
    Jan 25, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    tax return

  • Carla Pullum
    Jan 25, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Being that I am a sales Rep in the retail industry I need this bad! Right now I don’t have an all in one so it’s so time consumning faxing reports printing off the computer to many places !!!
    I need an all in one to help me at home since I work out of my home.

  • Jean D.
    Jan 25, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    To help with finances, I sell household items part-time on Ebay. The first thing I’d print would be a shipping label and packing slip. My cheap-o printer never manages enough even quality. I simply can’t rely on it when I need it, so I’ve become accustomed to writing out all the information by hand. Wow, would a nice printer save me valuable time!

    Generous giveaway. Thanks!

  • Karen Gonyea
    Jan 25, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Tax return :)

  • Cynthia W
    Jan 25, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    The first thing I would print would be a copy of my calendar that I keep on my desktop.

  • Daniel M
    Jan 25, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    woah this looks awesome (especially compared to my old (very old!) epson - I’d print out some flyers for items I’m trying to sell.

  • Carolyn
    Jan 25, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    My current printer is not so great so I get lines and it looks tacky. The first thing I need to print if I were to win this would be some resumes and then the old tax returns!!

  • Peggy Doty
    Jan 25, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    I would print copies of our tax refund

  • Sylvia Belle
    Jan 26, 2009 at 6:14 am

    My grandchildren’s pictures

  • Bonnie Day
    Jan 26, 2009 at 8:07 am

    My printer has died and I need to do my taxes so that the first thing I would do

  • Dan T
    Jan 26, 2009 at 9:53 am

    The first things I would print would be some business cards and brochures to hand out at the next local business networking event.

  • Teresa
    Jan 26, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    The Brother 6490CW is awesome!!

    The first thing I would print would be a couple of birthday cards! :)

    :) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

  • Kelly
    Jan 26, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    I would print my taxes…

    Great prize, thanks!!

  • chastidy
    Jan 26, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    The first thing I would print is my sons birthday initiations. Thanks :)

  • Peter
    Jan 26, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    First I would print a thank you note for winning this. Next item of business would be printing my own business cards.

  • M.A.
    Jan 26, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Am thinking of starting a resume writing business. A Brother 6490CW would be perfect for coping, printing, faxing, and scanning customized resumes and for adding photos as needed by my clients too.

  • Vickie McCoy
    Jan 26, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    The first thing I would print is my Spring 2009 class roster. I teach two evenings per week in a different state, but I do all my prep work from home on days I don’t have that long drive to the out of state university. With this awesome printer, I could finish up at home and feel organized before I leave for campus. Thank you.

  • phillip stacy
    Jan 26, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Invoices - my current printer is obsolete.

  • Carvi
    Jan 27, 2009 at 3:05 am

    I would print recipe flyers to include in door hanger bags for my Watkins business.

  • Mark Bowman
    Jan 27, 2009 at 7:29 am

    I would use the fax first, there allways seems to be something that needs to be faxed when you don’t have a fax!!

  • Aisling
    Jan 27, 2009 at 7:45 am

    The first thing I would print is some photos of my granddaughters.

  • Pauline M
    Jan 27, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Being a parent volunteer for my son’s class at his school has allowed me to participate in all they’re activities. I’ve had the opportunity to take lots of pictures of these events and would love to print some of these photos to give to the kids to take home!

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    Jan 27, 2009 at 11:47 am




  • Brandy
    Jan 27, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    The first thing I would print on this printer would be clothing labels for my sewing business. This would be great for all of the other printing I do, as well. Thanks for the chance!

  • Tesa S.
    Jan 27, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    The 1st thing I’d print out would be business cards for my brand new business. Next would be color brochures or pamphlets with pics and prices of my products.

  • Angie P.
    Jan 27, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    I would first print copies of the websites I’ve created for my non-profit work, just so I have them to refer to should we be hit by a virus again.

  • joni chadwell
    Jan 27, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    I own and operate a foster home for disabled adults, this ould come in so handy for receipts and doctors orders. We also have a side business breeding chocolate labs and this would be a Godsend for receipts and all the AKC paperwork. I would use this endlessly. Very nice unit

    Jan 27, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    We allways have to go down my motherinlaws to use her computer to have things printed to be signed and also we allot of coupons through email and websites that need printed. So the first thing we would do is print out and newest coupons.

  • Tina Rath
    Jan 27, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    The first thing I would print are pictures from my digital camera of my granddaughters.

  • Jay F.
    Jan 27, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    I’d use the fax to fax in my work expense forms, instead of going into the office to do it.

  • DJ
    Jan 27, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    The first thing I would print is some business cards. I am having serious problems with my current printer and can’t get them to print right anymore. Thank you very much!

  • Susan Ledet
    Jan 27, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    I have a friend who is an artist and I will be helping him with his next arts and craft show. I would immediately print out 100 copies of his bio to have on hand for the event.
    This is a great printer. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Eva D
    Jan 27, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    I really need this printer. I have had several printers lately and none have lasted very long They just cant stand up to the tasks I need them to handle. The first thing I would print would be the email saying I won the printer so I could frame it and hang it on the wall next to the printer. then I would print the monthly spread sheets and other daily memos for the other employees. Thank you for the chance to win this great printer!

  • Lu Ann
    Jan 27, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    I would love to win this! It would help me because the scan button on the printer I have now doesn’t work.

  • Christie
    Jan 27, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    It may not be the first thing I print on this Brother but something I print often are vintage photographs that I find online. I print them on special fabric meant for printers then use them for art projects.

  • Mildred Barrentine
    Jan 27, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    The first thing I would print would be an invoice for my husband’s painting business. Then I would love to make him some business cards and fliers. I wish we could afford to buy one of these. I would LOVE to have one for his business. I do all the paperwork and taxes.

  • Dave
    Jan 27, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    I will use this printer to print resumes, since I have been let go from my full time job. Thank you for the chance to win.

  • Rosanne
    Jan 27, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    I’d copy some important correspondence before I mail it.

  • Alana A
    Jan 27, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    I would love to win, I need a copier so bad for my office, and Brother is my favorite company, my father use to have a Brother typewriter when I was a Kid!!

  • Liz C
    Jan 27, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    pictures of my family and friends!

  • Jon
    Jan 28, 2009 at 1:15 am

    I love the 11X17 scan ability. I would use it to scan some large photos

  • Pamela Ray
    Jan 28, 2009 at 4:14 am


  • Wendy Wallach
    Jan 28, 2009 at 4:39 am

    The first thing I would print would be some of the photos I have stored on my hard drive.

  • Marina
    Jan 28, 2009 at 7:00 am

    Thanks for the contest, I would love to win this! The first thing I would print would be my 10-99 Tax Form.

  • Erma
    Jan 28, 2009 at 7:47 am

    The first thing I would print is coupons. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Annie Wilson
    Jan 28, 2009 at 8:04 am

    The brother 6490CW would be put to work immediately. My mail box is full of all the stuff I can’t print off right now and there is a box of photo’s I would love to scan. How great it would be to receive faxes and not have to use my neighbors #…thanks for this giveaway chance!

  • Jazz
    Jan 28, 2009 at 8:41 am

    This would be great for real estate marketing!!
    Thanks for the chance :)

  • Brittney
    Jan 28, 2009 at 9:02 am

    The first thing I would probably print would be tax documents.

  • Jodene Gildea
    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:14 am

    I’m the class mom for my daughters kindergarten class and I have to print announement so for the parents all the time - I would use this for that. Plus, my printer just died. This would be perfect!

  • Erin Daly
    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:52 am

    The first thing that I would print would be postage from the USPS website. They offer discounts if you print your postage online. The discounts would really add up to help my business make money during these hard economic times. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Chrysa
    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:57 am

    I would print shipping labels first thing.

  • Monique Rizzo
    Jan 28, 2009 at 11:03 am

    I would use it for Shipping and Return address labels!!

  • Valeen N
    Jan 28, 2009 at 11:59 am

    The first thing I would print would be new address labels. Mine are outdated and I need a new look, especially one in color. This would be so wonderful in my home based business. I’m a grant writer and right now I have to drive somewhere and then pay to have someone fax things for me. This would be a one stop shop for me. The scanner would be a huge thing for me as I could scan images and add them to my presentations. I love that it’s big enough to copy two book pages at a time. I tell you, I’m quite excited about the prospect of this copier, printer, scanner, fax!

  • Marion B
    Jan 28, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    I would print some pictures of my 2 kids!

  • Catharine R
    Jan 28, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    I would print business cards.

  • Carolyn Nedrow
    Jan 28, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    The first thing that I would probably print would be some coupons!

  • Laura G
    Jan 28, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    The first thing I’d print would be address labels for family members for a birthday project for my grandmother.

  • hazel hunt
    Jan 28, 2009 at 4:38 pm


  • christopher h
    Jan 28, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    i’d need to print up some resumes, so i can get a new job

  • Michelle Simons
    Jan 28, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    I would print all my phots of my gone Grandma and hang them all over my house.

  • Gabriel J.
    Jan 28, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    I would use it for my home office.

  • Colleen S
    Jan 28, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    THis would help me so much in my home office. my elderly printer has to be precisly and gently feed one sheet of paper at a time. IT is painfully time consuming when your under a deadline and have to schedual for “print time.”

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  • Shaymaa
    Jan 28, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    I’d print my many assignments for college.

  • Theresa Clift
    Jan 28, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    I would print a Valentine’s day card to my husband, thanks him for twenty wonderful years

  • lathres B
    Jan 28, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    I would print a beautifully designed thank you card and send it to Home Biz Notes!!!

  • Mary B
    Jan 28, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    I’m going to print pictures and coupons.

  • janet lindsey
    Jan 28, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    the first thing i’d print would be love poems for my honey.

  • Leigh Nichols
    Jan 28, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    The economy is squeezing the life out of me- I would print grocery coupons- ALOT of them!

  • Becke Boyer
    Jan 29, 2009 at 12:25 am

    I’d use it to scan in recipes from cookbooks, and then print them out to make my own personalized cookbooks and to use so the real books don’t get splashed or stained with food.

  • Bonnie
    Jan 29, 2009 at 1:15 am

    I have a list of plain and simple tips that work to improve ones life I have been wanting to make lots of copies for family and friends,its what I would print first, I could send you a copy to.

  • carol
    Jan 29, 2009 at 2:15 am

    While I could print pictures of our grandbaby, husband could use a new printer for his business. Thank you!

  • jennifer gersch
    Jan 29, 2009 at 3:09 am

    I would print printable coupons

  • Aletha Hendrickson
    Jan 29, 2009 at 4:51 am

    Both my hubby and I run home businesses–his is accounting related, and mine involves 3 Etsy shops and 2 other online stores for my creations. The combination Brother printer would benefit both of us in our daily business tasks run from home. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  • Sherry Gibbs
    Jan 29, 2009 at 6:01 am

    The first thing I would print on this printer is my work schedule for February. My printer died in a storm last month so I am now having to forward my husband all of my work that has to be printed so he can print it for me and its a real pain.

  • Linda Howard
    Jan 29, 2009 at 6:24 am

    I would print numerous recipes I have been wanted to try. Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize.

  • Eileen Deliz
    Jan 29, 2009 at 6:47 am

    First thing I would print would be a list of codes that we need and post them next to the computer.

  • A Casson
    Jan 29, 2009 at 8:46 am

    Would maybe print some of my art work first. This would make things so speedy and that would be Grand. Thank you kindly! skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

  • Betty C
    Jan 29, 2009 at 9:14 am

    I would print copies of my tax return.

  • Daniel Mihaliak
    Jan 29, 2009 at 9:48 am

    I need another printer for my ebay business.

  • joan olson
    Jan 29, 2009 at 9:59 am

    first would be my resume

  • Selene M.
    Jan 29, 2009 at 11:02 am

    I would scan, then print, labels for the items I sell at flea markets. It would also be great for normal household office tasks.

  • Sarah H.
    Jan 29, 2009 at 11:16 am

    My scan/copy feature isn’t working on my printer, so this would be great! I’d probably print out my tax returns first.

  • Deci Worland
    Jan 29, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    The first thing I would print is display cards for my handcrafted jewelry. Then I would print brochures showing my work that I could send out to local boutiques and gift shops.

  • judy chapman
    Jan 29, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    The first thing I would print are new business cards for hubbys business.

  • Catherine KingChuparkoff
    Jan 29, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    The first thing I would print is my daughter’s resume, and then I would see how photos come out….

  • Therese
    Jan 29, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Considering I lost my job on Friday, it would be printing out my resume & then using the fax to fax it out to companies!

  • Candace McCarthy
    Jan 29, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    oh my. first thing i would print would be all the pictures in my “to print” file on my computer. there are a million! i’m an avid scrapbooker so this would be amazing!

  • Janet
    Jan 29, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    this would be great to scan off all the pictures ive been wanting to put on a cd to save and give for gifts:)

  • Tracy
    Jan 29, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    I would print Children’s personalized books!

  • Tracy
    Jan 29, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    My husband is starting a new at home business, this would be great for his new office

  • Susanne Troop
    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Coupons to save money on groceries. My printer is so old that it would be great to win a new one that has all kinds of bells and whistles!

  • Suanne Giddings
    Jan 29, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    I have been designing a collection of family recipes with family stories to be made into a book. Since my printer decided it was time to retire, I have had to put the project on hold. I would love to print all of this out - including the family pictures for each section. The thoughts of getting this done elates me!!! Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

  • Lisa Fosses
    Jan 29, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    I would print out something colorful like a rainbow since currently I don’t have a color printer

  • Marilyn
    Jan 29, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    I have a Canon copier that is about 25 years old and the door on it is broken and it’s really huffing and puffing these days. I also have an HP all in one which is now telling me there is no ink cartridge in there when there’s new ones in there! So, my home office could definitely use this one! First thing I would print would be a thank you note!!

  • Donna K
    Jan 29, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    I would love it.

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