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

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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 244 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (115)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (67)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (19)

76%

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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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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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.

 
5.0

Very User Friendly

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from Merrill, WI, United States

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

I wish I had purchased this multi task printer long ago, it is very easy to use. I love the quality of the copies it makes and copies are made in a very short time. Love that it prints two sided and has color.

 
5.0

Awesome Product

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from Roaring Fork Valley, CO

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

Does everything needed for my work group. Easy set up, toner affordable, great up to date software updates, and dependable

 
4.0

Powerful MFP full color Laser printer

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from Caldwell, ID, United States

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

I love everything about this MFP except how it prints #10 size envelopes - it causes crinkles in the printed envelope.

 
1.0

Has its ups and downs

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from Charter Township of Clinton, MI, United States

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

The toner life on this is extremely bad. Box says 4000 pages. More like 2 reams of paper, which is 1000. We have already exceeded our budget on office supplies, because of this, and it's only May 8th. Two sided printing gets jammed sometimes. When we put docs in the auto feed tray for scanning, we have to nudge the closest side to us, because the scan will come out crooked if we don't. The print quality on this is very good, but I would not recommend this item, just for that purpose only.

 
4.0

only 1 month into it, but looks GOOD

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from Fort Myers, FL, United States

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

chose this one to consolidate 3 separate printers into one. so far so good ... have not put to much use yet, but so far like the speed, clarity, basic functionality ... ADF works great even with some good taping receipts onto paper for tax scanning ... PC and Mac recognized printer fine, wireless printing setup a bit confusing, but now working fine (including AirPrint) ... would've like a separate one-function button for quick-copying vs. having to go through touch screen and multiple menu ... smaller footprint and a little lighter-weight would've been nice ... did not investigate, but a browser-based IP interface for controlling functions and preferences much more preferred (maybe available, but didn't check ... yet) but great so far and happy camper ... great value and functionality for the price ... hope it lasts for a while.

 
4.0

Quick and easy set up. Fast on the print.

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from Central Texas

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

Everything is great except two issues. 1. I would like an automatic fax print. In other words, when a fax comes in I'd like it to print automatically. 2. Getting the printed documents out of the machine is not easy. I need a moistened finger to get the process started.

 
5.0

Great Color Upgrade to their Fantastic B/W MFC's

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from Bellaire, TX, United States

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

Dual sided, single pass scanning and AirPrint are enough to justify the upgrades alone.

 
2.0

Full of glitches, broken twice, bad toner life

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from GA, United States

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

Had this printer replaced with a refurbished one :( Had to reconfigure links to clouds emails network. Then fuser dies in less than 5 months. Had it replaced. Toners leak, toners don't last what they should and what are described to last (using high yield) constant random communication errors. Have an old 9440cn not a problem in 7 years! This new printer is a toy.

 
4.0

Wireless workhorse

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from Brooklyn, NY, United States

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

Great instructions, easy to use wireless with lap top but rather convoluted from my Kindle. Photo quality also poor, hoped it would have been better given the price but to be fair it was not promoted as a photo quality printer. It is BIG - make sure you have enough room for it! Fast, promises to be a workhorse.

 
5.0

Wonderful Printer

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from Corona, CA, United States

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

I love the new printer. It is quiet during normal printing, quick to warm up and it does not use a lot of toner.

 
5.0

I love it...

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from Sulphur, OK, United States

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

I've had inkjets. I love my brothers laser I use it in my home office. Like all the different functions. From envelops to emails and faxes. Works greatbgor me. Happy I hsve it.

 
3.0

overall pretty good

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from Bay Area, CA

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

I had some laser tri fold brochures and had a lot of trouble with paper feed, constantly telling me to clear the paper and it wasn't blocked - real pain. They also came out curled so it was hard for the machine to pick them up for printing on the reverse side and I would have to bend them flat. Now using ink jet tri fold and having no problem. Business cards come out curled and I have to bend them back to flat. I would recommend it if this wasn't happening. I had a lot of trouble trying to find laser matt tri fold brochures, apparently they don't exist??

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      Yes, the Brother Printer will work with Windows 10.

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