Brother MFC-L8850CDW Wireless Color Laser All-in-One, Duplex Printing/Scanning

Wireless all-in-one with networking and duplexing copies, faxes, prints and scans. - View Complete Details

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Brother MFC-L8850CDW Wireless Color Laser All-in-One, Duplex Printing/Scanning - With print speeds up to 32 ppm in both color and black, you no longer have to wait for high-impact business documents. Two-sided printing to help save paper. Plus, scans both sides of the page in a single-pass for fast, two-sided copying, scanning, faxing. Supports a variety of "scan to" functions including: e-mail, file, image, OCR, FTP, Secure FTP, Microsoft SharePoint, USB and others. Advanced scanning features including base color (background) removal, ID Scan, continuous scanning and blank page skip help ensure your scans come out right the first time.

  • High-quality color printing.
  • Advanced duplex capability.
  • Flexible connectivity.
  • Advanced scanning capabilities.
  • Includes: TN331BK Standard Yield Black Toner Cartridge (2,500 pages), TN331C/TN331M/TN331Y (1,500 pgs each), DR331CL Drum Unit (25,000 pgs), Installation CD-ROM, AC Power Cord, Quick Setup Guide and Basic User's Guide
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4.0

(based on 155 reviews)

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    (39)

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    (16)

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76%

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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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1.0

Poor Quality Scans, Difficult Setup

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from Campbell, CA, United States

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Wireless Color Laser All-in-One, Duplex Printing/Scanning:

The setup instructions for this printer are poor. The Quick Setup Guide is almost all illustrations with no text. The illustrations are not easy to follow in terms of removing packing material. I was never able to connect to my wireless network. The instructions use terminology that I wasn't familiar with, causing me to waste more time looking for explanations on the Internet. Print quality was sharp, but scan quality was horrible. The text is jaggy and blurry. That was the deal-breaker for me. I'm returning the printer as soon as a friend can help me repack the heavy printer and load it into my truck. It's definitely not a one-person operation.

 
4.0

Love this scan/copy/print...

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from Bellingham WA

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Wireless Color Laser All-in-One, Duplex Printing/Scanning:

The printer was easy to set up and connect to my home network. It's a work horse and easy to operate. Only thing that I'd suggest as a future, feature addition would be the ability to internally switch it to print reverse order for preprinted and numbered, paper checks.

 
4.0

Great printer with one flaw

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from Nebraska

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Wireless Color Laser All-in-One, Duplex Printing/Scanning:

I work from home and in the legal field so I print quite a bit. I really like this printer and the only negative thing I can say about it is the envelope feed tray. This being in the back of the printer and having to adjust two knobs before you can even print an envelope is a serious flaw in my book. If the envelope feed tray were in the front it would get 5 stars from me. Other than that, I love this printer.

 
2.0

Nice but EXTREMELY slow

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from Metairie, LA, United States

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Wireless Color Laser All-in-One, Duplex Printing/Scanning:

One of the selling features of this product (and which I paid $100 more for) was it's "Lightening Quick" speed. This is by far the slowest responding printer I have ever owned and I'm very disappointed with that aspect of it.

 
5.0

Great Upgrade

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from ND, United States

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Wireless Color Laser All-in-One, Duplex Printing/Scanning:

I bought this for our office after comparing a few printers at the store where I could test print a page. We have had a bunch of ink printers, but ink costs were killing our budget so this has been more cost effective for us. It's a little noisier but not bad. Set up was easy especially since I am not overly computer user friendly. Wireless printing works great, scanning to emails or zip drives is great, don't use the fax feature, everything that we have tried to do so far has worked well.

 
4.0

Great features - toner runs out fast though...

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from New Jersey, United States

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Wireless Color Laser All-in-One, Duplex Printing/Scanning:

I have had this printer for 4 months - loads of features and works well. Never had a paper issue but I always use quality paper. Only issues I have encountered is temperamental scanning to PC and that the printer goes through toner incredibly quickly - far more than I had expected. Otherwise great printer.

 
3.0

Skewed Scanning and lack of scaling

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from Frisco, Tx

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Wireless Color Laser All-in-One, Duplex Printing/Scanning:

ADF does not pull documents in straight resulting in consistently skewed scanning. Must constantly adjust paper guides tighter and even then documents are slightly skewed. Needs ability to combine multiple scans through ADF the same as it does for documents laid on flat bed separately. Lack of scaling when scanning is irritating but not overly detrimental.

 
3.0

So far, not so good...

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from Massachusetts, United States

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Wireless Color Laser All-in-One, Duplex Printing/Scanning:

It seems to go through toner much faster than it's predecessor... Past that, it's print quality is nice, and it is fast.

 
3.0

software difficult to use

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Wireless Color Laser All-in-One, Duplex Printing/Scanning:

nice printer but very difficult to use software for ocr scanning and email setup....

 
5.0

I love the duplexing feature

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from Tamarac, FL, USA

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Wireless Color Laser All-in-One, Duplex Printing/Scanning:

Your Printers are excellent and I have been extremely satisfied with my first Brother printer the MFC9320CW that after several years of trouble free usage I decided to buy this MFC-L8850CDW and I do not and I will not regret it, I love it.

 
5.0

Excellent all around printer/copier/scanner

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from Las Vegas, NV, United States

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Wireless Color Laser All-in-One, Duplex Printing/Scanning:

We bought this printer for our business office. The quality of printing is fantastic and I love all the features, especially the double-sided scanning.

 
2.0

Problematic at Best

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from Hopkinton, MA, United States

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Wireless Color Laser All-in-One, Duplex Printing/Scanning:

I bought two of these for our building. We networked them and that went fine, however, after very little use the printer began putting out pages that were very wrinkled on one side and I was told that the roller part couldn't be replaced so the printer would have to be. Then the second one began to do the same thing. I wouldn't waste my money on this printer.

 
5.0

Works as advertised!

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from Novato, CA, United States

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Wireless Color Laser All-in-One, Duplex Printing/Scanning:

Easy to set up. Versatile. Excellent scan and print quality, and color quality.

 
5.0

Brother MFC-L8850CDW

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Wireless Color Laser All-in-One, Duplex Printing/Scanning:

Quick and easy. I would recommend this product to anyone needing a printer. This is my second Brother printer.

 
5.0

Great printer, scanner and copier.

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from Durham, NC, United States

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Wireless Color Laser All-in-One, Duplex Printing/Scanning:

This is the third brother all in one laser printer I have had over the past ten years. All three have been great and I am still using all of them. Most parts that wear out can be replaced which means they will work for a long time. Each successive model added features and faster printer speed. The only thing I don't like about the printers is that they tell you / force you to replace toner cartridges and parts (drums) long before they are used up. I can tell when I need to change the cartridge or the drum and I wish it would continue to work until I decided to change the part.

 
5.0

Great Printer for Small Business Use

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from Susquehanna, PA, United States

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Wireless Color Laser All-in-One, Duplex Printing/Scanning:

I was recommended this printer by a friend who owns a small business similar to mine. It really works great! The set up was super easy and it is very user friendly. The toner is very reasonably priced and last a decent amount of time. I am very happy with my purchase.

 
3.0

Skewed scanning

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from Frisco, Tx

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Wireless Color Laser All-in-One, Duplex Printing/Scanning:

MFC-L8850CDW immediately began scanning documents crookedly. The only way I have been able to get the documents to scan in straight is to ensure that the protrusions holding the pages in place from side to side are quite tight. This is very annoying--especially for a new product.

 
2.0

Great Potential

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from Tucson, AZ

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Wireless Color Laser All-in-One, Duplex Printing/Scanning:

I have used this product for over 1 year. I have to reinstall drivers at least every 3 months using Win 10. It worked better under Win 8.1. The scanner ADF skews documents substantially despite tight guide rails. Colors are not as bright as HP or most inkjets. I hope the driver gets updated to prevent losing scanner/printer frequently.

 
1.0

Worst printer I ever bought

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Wireless Color Laser All-in-One, Duplex Printing/Scanning:

So far had to replace twice. Cant get it to work!!

 
5.0

It's a Workhorse!

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from Fayetteville, NC, United States

Comments about Brother MFC-L8850CDW Wireless Color Laser All-in-One, Duplex Printing/Scanning:

It's a great machine that gets a workout every day at my office and handles it easily. The control panel is friendly and it's a breeze to install. Love the wireless capability and the print/scan features and being able to scan documents to e-mails - my only gripe is that instead of it saying my device or company name as the sender it says "FromBrotherDevice@brother.com"; that maybe a user config problem - but I haven't figured out how to change it yet. All in all this is a great machine for the price point for color laser printing; saves my budget from the inkjet refills

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