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Brother MFC-L8850CDW Laser Multifunction Printer - Color - Plain Paper Print - Desktop

Copier/Fax/Printer/Scanner - 32 ppm Mono/32 ppm Color Print - 2400 x 600 dpi Print - Automatic Duplex Print - 32 cpm Mono/32 cpm Color Copy - 4.9" LCD Touchscreen - 1200 dpi Optical Scan - 300 sheets Input - Fast Ethernet - Wireless LAN - USB - View Complete Details

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Brother MFC-L8850CDW Laser Multifunction Printer - Color - Plain Paper Print - Desktop - High-Speed Color Laser All-in-One for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

The Brother™ MFC-L8850CDW is a dependable color laser all-in-one designed for small workgroups in small to medium-sized businesses. It quickly prints at up to 32ppm in color and black and helps reduce costs with paper-saving automatic duplex (two-sided) printing and high-yield replacement toner cartridges. Its 300-sheet paper capacity can be expanded to 800 sheets with an optional add-on tray. This all-in-one is great for producing high-impact color business prints and copies, plus offers faxing, advanced scanning capabilities including single-pass duplex scanning, and built-in wireless and wired networking. Easily navigate menus and access popular cloud services via the 4.85" color TouchScreen display. Plus, the MFC-L8850CDW supports printing from and scanning to mobile devices. USB Cable NOT included.

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4.0

(based on 256 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (118)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (71)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (19)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

MFC-L8850CDW does the job

The MFC-L8850CDW is a fast and loaded with impressive features and networking and it is built in. The MFC-L8850CDW is a large heavy printer. It also has a serious footprint: 19.3in Wide x...Read complete review

The MFC-L8850CDW is a fast and loaded with impressive features and networking and it is built in. The MFC-L8850CDW is a large heavy printer. It also has a serious footprint: 19.3in Wide x 20.7in deep x 20.9 in High. The packaging is quite good as is typical for Brother and while the box had some dings the printer was in perfect condition. The setup was very simple and easy. The printer comes with TN331 standard yield cartridges that drop right in. They are good for 2500 pages B&W or 1500 pages Color. It can take the TN336 high yield cartridges that mean less frequent changes and printing that is more economical. I always get genuine Brother Cartridges. I connected the printer using the Ethernet cable to my Netgear router, install the software on my pc’s download the app for my iPad and Samsung Galaxy 4 and had everything configured and up and running in minutes. Driver installation was simple and consistent with other Brother Printer installations. When installed the driver finds the printer on the network and registers the PC with the MFC-L8850CDW so you can scan-to-PC from the device. This is a very nice touch! The installation installs PaperPort scanned document management from Scansoft. I found the large LCD touch screen both intuitive and attractive. It was easily use it for setup and to manage functions/settings of the printer/scanner/copier and fax at the printer. Printing is very quick. I believe the specifications are close to real world at 32ppm for both color and B&W. The MFC-L8850CDW has a quick first page print time. To get that the printer has a large surge current needed to warm the print drum/fuser. I used ordinary laser printer paper. I also used business card stock all with no issues. Bottom-line it does want I want it to do effortlessly and at a very good price point, Brother builds very good products that deliver every time. I have had many Brother Products and have never been disappointed. What I would like to see: An additional paper tray at a reasonable price, not one that cost almost as much as the printer did. An envelope cartridge/tray for high run mailing jobs Near Field connectivity.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Yay for this printer, shame on the toner mafia!!

I was looking for something to use in my home office that wouldn't end up being more of a hindrance than a help. It's really tempting to treat the space as "not a...Read complete review

I was looking for something to use in my home office that wouldn't end up being more of a hindrance than a help. It's really tempting to treat the space as "not a real workplace" or some such justification for not equipping it properly, but while I had a budget to improve things I looked at quite a few reviews online before settling on this model, and I'm glad I did. The one thing I do think is totally sleazy about all printer manufacturers - and unfortunately this includes Brother - is the way they have apparently conspired to form a toner cartel "ink fixing" arrangement where every single one of them microchips their products so we are entrapped in this long expensive transaction that never ends. I'm not stupid enough to believe that the market is spontaneously producing that result since there's such a high demand for refills ........... Obviously a bunch of golfing buddies in a smoke filled room came up with that nonsense and it's really a shame that the productivity of millions of people is being hindered by a few cronies' fear of losing toner sales. For that very good reason I am giving you one lonely star. But hey, other than the whole getting price gouged for the entire life of the product thing, it's great!!

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4.0

Great Printer - Pictures a little dull

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from Akron, OH, United States

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Laser Multifunction Printer - Color - Plain Paper Print - Desktop:

All-in-all, I really like the printer. I've had it for about three months and it has it has been a wonderful printer. Setup was easy, it works great, not very noisy, and it scans great. My only disappointment would be that pictures are a little dull. Fiddling with image settings does help, I’m surprised that the extra step is necessary.

 
3.0

Its OK

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from NYC, NY, United States

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Laser Multifunction Printer - Color - Plain Paper Print - Desktop:

Well its really slow, the feeder jams up a lot too. The last one we had was much better.

 
4.0

Easy to setup, easy to operate

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from Middle Tennessee

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Laser Multifunction Printer - Color - Plain Paper Print - Desktop:

The Brother MFC-L8850CDW is easy to setup, instruction are clear and it prints wonderfully. Using a Mac, you can select B&W or color and duplex when printing, coping or scanning. Software works great, very informative and user interface is easy to use. My only criticism is the duplexing is slow but it works great. The noise made during use is tolerable but quite while idling and silent when asleep. It warns up quickly and prints promptly, not much wait if you are on the fly. Toner life seems excellent and the cost per page for toner is the best! Printing envelops is fairly simple once you establish orientation of the feeder but it has a tendency to wrinkle the envelop at times. The fax does a great job for a multi-purpose machine. The document feeder has been 100% reliable, no jams or mis-feeds and duplexes quick as a hiccup. The size of the printer is very acceptable and the weight is also very manageable. For a home office or small office this is a great choice.

 
4.0

Fast and versatile for the money

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from Maryland

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Laser Multifunction Printer - Color - Plain Paper Print - Desktop:

We use this printer in our small business, which requires lots of scanning and printing dossiers for adoptive parents. Our reason for replacing the previous printer, which was also a Brother MFC, was that the old one wasn't keeping up with the volume of documents and couldn't do duplex scanning and printing. With the higher capacity toner cartridges in the new one, we should be able to go several months instead of a few weeks between toner changes. The scanning tray handles documents up to 50 pages with no problem, and we like the larger capacity of the secondary paper tray, which we use for feeding envelopes for printing, for example. Printing and scanning is easy from the devices connected to our network, including several Android devices. The Control Center software has the most important functions laid out in an intuitive manner. The only issues that we have had thus far are with the stability of the connection to our router. Although the printer is hardwired to the router, about one time a week it will disconnect. When this occurs, I've never found any way of getting it to reconnect other than powering down the printer and restarting it. The only other weak point thus far is that single page documents tend to feed slightly askew in the ADF.

 
2.0

slow and blurry images

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Laser Multifunction Printer - Color - Plain Paper Print - Desktop:

Was on the phone with brother customer support who were very helpful, however the problem was not fixed and we had to return it back.

 
2.0

Disappointed

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from Louisville, KY, United States

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Laser Multifunction Printer - Color - Plain Paper Print - Desktop:

I bought this Brother machine because I have an older Brother all in one that has given great service. Its fast and reliable. When I needed a color laser all in one I bought this machine. I am disappointed in its performance. It is VERY slow to start printing a document, slow to start any operation actually. At my other office they have a much cheaper smaller laser that prints instantly and it is on a wireless network. I have tried using my printer on my wireless network but the performance did not change. I have uninstalled the printer and reinstalled it but nothing changes. I have downloaded new drivers and nothing changes. This machine is one of 3 Brother printers in this location. the others are either smaller or older but both are faster. My job is printing intensive so I am very disappointed.

 
5.0

Works great once setup

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from Camarillo, CA, United States

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Laser Multifunction Printer - Color - Plain Paper Print - Desktop:

Setup was a bit of struggle but tech support got me all straightened out. Works great to scan to email or drive, fax, copy, and print.

 
2.0

Worked for awhile, then toner tray went bad

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from Iowa, United States

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Laser Multifunction Printer - Color - Plain Paper Print - Desktop:

Purchased for very small office and worked fine for awhile, then suddenly started making bad clunking noises and leaving stripes on the paper when printing. Was told it is now just out of warranty (of course!), had a repair person come out and was told that since the print rollers are part of a tray that holds all the colors, and one of the rollers is bad, have to replace the whole tray, which is half the cost of the printer itself. Decided at that point to just buy another recommended brand.

 
5.0

Very happy with machine!

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from Redwood City, CA, United States

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Laser Multifunction Printer - Color - Plain Paper Print - Desktop:

Have been very happy with machine. Works quickly and copies are clear and bright. Easy to change ink cartridges. Love that it is 2 sided printing. Only thing I miss is that it does not staple. Machine is well priced for all that it does and it is a good worker.

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2.0

Printer MFC L8859CDW

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from Hampton, VA, United States

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Laser Multifunction Printer - Color - Plain Paper Print - Desktop:

Very poor fuser It burned out after 2 years of used. I didn't even printer a lot It was for my home use. This printer cannot handle office duties. Maybe for short term. Parts were not available either. Waited more than 2 months Poor service

 
5.0

The BEST office tool I ever bought!

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from Denville, NJ, United States

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Laser Multifunction Printer - Color - Plain Paper Print - Desktop:

The Brother MFC L8850CDW is the best office tool I ever purchased. I print mostly pictures that showcase our products. The Brother printer is consistent, clear, fast and reliable. I highly recommend it.

 
4.0

Great Features

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from Mount Juliet, TN, United States

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Laser Multifunction Printer - Color - Plain Paper Print - Desktop:

Works well if you do not use Universal Serial Bus to connect between computer and printer.

 
5.0

Great Copier

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from South Carolina, United States

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Laser Multifunction Printer - Color - Plain Paper Print - Desktop:

I bought 2 for our business. We were tired of paying high contract rent of a big machine. These do everything the big copiers do. Very clear print in blk or color. The only problem I have is that my sleeve hits the quantity panel so I have to make sure not to make extra copies.

 
5.0

Great Laser Copier

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from Suffolk, VA, United States

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Laser Multifunction Printer - Color - Plain Paper Print - Desktop:

The Brother 8850 more than meets my needs and I am very pleased with the performance. It copies 2 sided to 2 sided in one smooth motion and I can't think of anything I would change about it. It is large, but it gets the job done very well.

 
5.0

THE GREATEST PRINTER EVER!!!

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from Fort Worth, TX, United States

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Laser Multifunction Printer - Color - Plain Paper Print - Desktop:

LOVE THIS PRINTER...IN FACT WANT TO ORDER ONE FOR MY DAUGHTER BUT THE PRICE INCREASE SINCE FEBRUARY IS WAY TOO EXPENSIVE NOW!!!

 
5.0

Excellent features and works very well

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from North Plains, OR, United States

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Laser Multifunction Printer - Color - Plain Paper Print - Desktop:

We bought this multi-family printer to replace one that had failed. Installation was effortless and worked very well from the start. Printing is fast and results are excellent. This is the best unit we have ever bought!!!!

 
4.0

Good buy for the money.

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from Gastonia, NC

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Laser Multifunction Printer - Color - Plain Paper Print - Desktop:

So far I have enjoyed the new MFC-L8850CDW and it prints very clear product. The only thing that I have and issue with is how slow it prints in color. I thought it printed 32 per minute black and white and 32 per min. color as well. It prints 12 per min in color and I was surprised to see this. However, it is a very nice machine and what it does do it does well.

 
4.0

QUIET AND EFFICIENT

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from El Campo, TX, United States

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Laser Multifunction Printer - Color - Plain Paper Print - Desktop:

We have used our new printer sparingly since we got it, however it works great and runs quietly. No negatives thus far.......

 
5.0

good replacement

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from Jefferson County, NY, United States

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Laser Multifunction Printer - Color - Plain Paper Print - Desktop:

this replaced a MFC-9970CDW. operation screen better. is nosier printing double-sided toner level indicators very good feature

 
3.0

Printer is great, major oversight on other things

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from Boulder, CO, United States

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Laser Multifunction Printer - Color - Plain Paper Print - Desktop:

Works well as a printer and does nicely for most functions. Unfortunately, there is a major oversight in not being able to default the scanner to double sided. So every time you want to scan something you have to manually change it from single to double sided. While it doesn't sound like a huge issue, imagine 30 people in your office using this machine and half the time only getting half the document they wanted. People forget and it seems very silly this isn't a feature or that the scanner isn't preset to be double sided. I would recommend if you never need to scan double sided, otherwise no.

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      Yes, the Brother Printer will work with Windows 10.

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