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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 207 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (97)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (13)

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    (18)

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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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

A very good machine for the money

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from Batavia, IL, United States

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

I like its functionality with the exception of scanning. When loading at the top with many sheets to scan the machine takes all of them and scans only one. I don't know what causes this. You can feed one sheet at a time from the top and it scans beautifully. Otherwise a great machine.

 
5.0

great printer !

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from Philadelphia, PA, United States

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

As a technology professional, I am of the belief that I only recommend what I use in my own office. Hands down we have recommended Brother to several clients that have purchased brother printers for their own use in business. Why? Well ease of setup, functionality and price keep all in balance and put out great prints! Keep up the great work!

 
3.0

nice features - slow as molasses

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from Virginia

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

if you enjoy watching paint dry while your document prints from your computer or copies, this is the printer for you. if you need to get things done quickly, you may want to search elsewhere.

 
5.0

So far so good.

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from Pittsburgh, PA, United States

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

After some researching we dicided on the MFC-L8850CDW and are pleased with it. Even though somewhat new to us, it is performing well. Easy to set up and operate. We use it with our home wifi.

 
3.0

Printer alone is ok

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from PA, United States

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

purchased the 2nd stack on tray and have had all kinds of issues while printing. work coming out of wrong trays. So printer alone i guess is good purchase

 
5.0

Excellent Product Overall

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from Woodbridge, VA, United States

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

I have purchased 2 of these and a third very similar without the wifi and I find them to be high quality, very dependable and reasonably priced. I am especially happy with Brother support. When I had a fuser failure on one of my machines well beyond the normal warranty period, Brother replaced the fuser, parts and labor free.

 
5.0

All that and a bag of chips!!!!

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from Bay Area, CA

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

This machine is awesome! Does everything as advertised and although can be a little loud when duplexing, it's music to my ears with no jams or smears. Highly recommend this as my wife is primary user and she's a school teacher which means a good number of reams have already been run through without issues.

 
4.0

Overall Happy

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from Scottsdale, AZ, United States

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

It has worked well thus far and I am happy with the quality. My only disappointment is the fact that when scanning multi-page documents you do not have a preview of it and cannot crop it or change it before saving it. Unless I just don't know how to do that.

 
3.0

Great Printer Overall-Wireless very slow

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from Los Angeles, CA, United States

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

I like pretty much all of the features of this printer (first purchase from Brother), but the wireless printing is extremely slow and frustrating. My router is only about 25 feet away (in the same room) from the printer and it still prints very slow. Let's say I have a 20 page document to print. It will print, 2-3 pages at a time until all 20 are printed. This should typically take about a minute or so but it takes about 5 minutes...again, very frustrating. Other than that, prints great in both B&W and color and the dual-sided printing is nice. Envelope printing is not good either as you can only print a couple at a time.

 
5.0

Excellent printer

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from Lake City, FL, United States

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

This printer is really robust. It was very easy to set up including wireless connectivity. It has worked very well with my laptop windows 10 computer. Prints come out looking very nice. Copies in black and white and color are very easy. Multiple copies can be made with the top loader as well

 
5.0

Working well

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from Colorado Springs, CO, United States

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

So far I like everything but the output tunnel, when papers print it's hard to just reach in and get the papers, the lift device is just short of raising a 8 1/2 by 11 paper. Also I'm trying to find a wheeled printer stand that can securely handle the weight of the printer

 
4.0

Worth the money

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from New York, NY, United States

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

Would definitely recommend for personal or small business use but buy the extended warranty.

 
3.0

Network Capability

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from Columbia, SC, United States

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

Disappointed that when put on a network the printing slows down.

 
1.0

hate it

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from Undisclosed

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

I do not like this all in one at all. I cant wait to get a replacement. I do not recommend at all.

 
4.0

My First Laser Printer

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from Woodland Park, CO

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

The thing I really like about this printer is the duplex printing and simplicity of functions via the touch screen. Everything I need is there on the screen without having to coordinate computer software settings with the printer settings. Copies and scanning are a breeze now. As this is my first experience with a personally owned laser printer, I can now see that the increased cost of toner cartridges will be offset easily by the number of prints when compared to a ink jet printer. This laser cost of operation will be less that an ink jet in the long run. Additionally, there is no worry about the ink drying up or having to remove, clean and reinstall an ink cartridge(s) when the printer is not used for several days. Another significant consideration is that the laser prints are resistant to smudging and a highlighter will not blur the print. Thus far (two months) I'm VERY happy with my choice.

 
4.0

Brother Printer - Replaces Dell

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from Wooster, OH, United States

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

Thus far this printer is perfect! Little noisy. SCAN function is absolutely awesome and lightning fast. Initial toner cartridges received with Printer, lasted 1 month. (i print alot)

 
4.0

Does all it's expected to do!!!

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from Atlanta, GA, United States

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

Very happy with this device. I have three of these and am happy with them.

 
4.0

Good printer

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from California, United States

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

We've only been using this printer for a couple of months. It works great so far and has a lot of great features. We really like that it scans front and back sides at the same time. Parts of the printer, namely the paper tray, feels cheaply made. When pulling the tray out and putting it back in, it feels like it could be broken. But so far there's been no casualties. Time will tell. This printer is replacing a Brother MFC model printer that we've had for about 10 years. We are hoping to get the same long life out of this one.

 
5.0

Great Printer

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from Katy, TX, United States

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

Easy to use and great copies, I would recommend this printer

 
5.0

Still learning the full printer

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from Camarillo, CA, United States

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

I'm still learning the printer and all its features as I go along. When I need to do something new and different with the printer, I research it and press forward. Please keep, in mind it's good to read about everything as it comes out of the box, then you don't use every feature at that time so that info is not retained. I personally need to actually use the feature so I can retain how it works, On-the-Job-Training comes to my mind. So Far - I DO LOVE THE PRINTER

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      Yes, the Brother Printer will work with Windows 10.

      Answered on 10/7/2015 by Adam from Columbus, Wisc.
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