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Brother Work Smart MFC-J985DW All-in-One Copy/Fax/Print/Scan with INKvestment Cartridges

Color multifunction inkjet printer. - View Complete Details

Product Number: BRTMFCJ985DW

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Brother Work Smart MFC-J985DW All-in-One Copy/Fax/Print/Scan with INKvestment Cartridges - Spend less for more pages with four Super High-yield INKvestment cartridges: the innovative and cost-effective solution for any home office. Business-capable features include automatic two-sided printing, up to 20-sheet ADF, and wireless/mobile device connectivity.

  • Spend less for more pages.
  • Print for small change. Less than one cent per page black and less than five cents per page color.
  • Includes four INKvestment Super High-yield inks.
  • 100-sheet paper tray capacity. Convenient single-sheet bypass tray for printing on envelopes and card stock.
  • Print and scan from almost anywhere - smartphone, tablet, laptop and desktop computer.
  • Break free and go wireless. Enjoy the freedom of wireless connectivity - and no router needed with Wi-Fi Direct.
  • Easily navigate to powerful features with a 2.7" Touchscreen display
  • Scan to popular Cloud services directly from the machine, including Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, and more. Capture and digitize paper documents with Brother Cloud Apps for electronic storage or sharing.
  • Compact design that fits in nearly any workspace.
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Brother Work Smart MFC-J985DW All-in-One Copy/Fax/Print/Scan with INKvestment Cartridges
 
4.1

(based on 357 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (184)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (97)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (23)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Super Fast

I've only been using the printer for about 2 weeks, which means there's a lot of features I have yet to explore. Here's what I can say so far. 1) Packaging of the...Read complete review

I've only been using the printer for about 2 weeks, which means there's a lot of features I have yet to explore. Here's what I can say so far. 1) Packaging of the item seemed solid. 2) How many times have we complained that setup or installation instructions were hard to understand? Not with this product. You can tell Brother takes great care in communicating with the customer & it's reflected in the setup instructions. Very easy to understand. 3) My laptop doesn't have a built-in CD drive, so I chose to download the installation package from Brother's website, which is probably the best thing to do anyway, considering you don't know how long the product has been on the shelf before you finally purchase the product & in between those times, updates to the software may have occurred. Downloading assures you of the most up-to-date software. 4. I was blown away at the speed of printing on this unit. It spit out my first printed job so fast - I thought something went wrong. But I looked at the paper & it was all there. The image looked clear & sharp as well. I use this for business & most of what I'm going to be printing is text - letters, labels, etc. 5. The paper tray seems a little light & not as sturdy as I would have expected, so I hope that over time as I pull the tray out & push it back in to change the paper, it will hold up. 6. I receive one or two emails a week from Brother (I chose this option when registering the product) to inform me of news & latest updates, etc. 7. When you logon to your computer each day, you'll see a small call-out box just above the status bar - far right. It says, "Brother Help," which is a nice feature, should you need a quick answer on something. You can "X" out the box & make it disappear if you don't want it to stay visible throughout the day. So far, I'm very impressed with the printer. I still can't believe how fast this prints - it's lightning fast.

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Print quality needs work

I've only had it a couple of weeks. Functionally it is very solid and runs well so far... but, there are a few things that I should warn others about. To hook...Read complete review

I've only had it a couple of weeks. Functionally it is very solid and runs well so far... but, there are a few things that I should warn others about. To hook it up via wire, both the network port and USB port are located in the center of the middle of the unit - you need to lift the entire scanner portion up to plug it in, then run the cables along a guide inside the machine leading out the back - very odd design. Every other printer I have used across the decades has ports on the outside. The quality of the print is pretty mediocre and the finished print is not very dark at all. Perhaps this is how the 'inkvestment' tech works to save you ink? Still, I've had cheap throwaway printers with better print quality to be honest. The printer tray has to be completely pulled out of the machine entirely and put on your desk in order to load paper, which is also odd in my opinion. I have not tried the fax portion but scanning is a breeze with one exception: in the scanner software (Control Center 4,) it uses a 'retry' or 'reload' icon to represent cropping instead of the typical frame corner icon you would expect, which is also on the help documentation. Once I figured out this error it runs great.

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5.0

ALL AROUND RELIABLE AND FAST PRINTER

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from New York, NY

Comments about Brother Work Smart MFC-J985DW All-in-One Copy/Fax/Print/Scan with INKvestment Cartridges:

I am beyond happy that I replaced our old printer with this one. First, the WiFi connectivity is stellar. I used to have to turn my old printer on an off numerous times to get it to work. I am also thrilled with the size and longevity of the printer ink. We have had it over a month and the ink is still going strong and I print a lot. Features are easy to use and double-sided printing is easy.

 
5.0

Very versatile all around printer

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Brother Work Smart MFC-J985DW All-in-One Copy/Fax/Print/Scan with INKvestment Cartridges:

Small footprint, quiet, two sided automatic printing, easy to understand scanner.

 
2.0

What is wrong

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from Lancaster, CA, United States

Comments about Brother Work Smart MFC-J985DW All-in-One Copy/Fax/Print/Scan with INKvestment Cartridges:

The printer says it is connected to the router, but the computer give a printer error until I reconnect the printer to the router. The printer doesn't finish printing the best grade 4x6 photo. The printer makes a whistling sound when printing.

 
3.0

Kinda, Sorta a good printer with some flaws

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Brother Work Smart MFC-J985DW All-in-One Copy/Fax/Print/Scan with INKvestment Cartridges:

Printer works great for a cheaper inkjet color printer. However, CHECK YOUR ROUTER AND MAKE SURE IT WILL WORK WITH THIS PRODUCT. I constantly have to turn the printer off and back on to get it to work with the wireless router, thus defeating the purpose of having a wireless printer. I spent HOURS trying to get it to work correctly only to find out finally from tech support that it *never will*. Too late to return it. Hours lost. Have a decent printer but it doesn't work the way it should.

 
3.0

Not stellar...just acceptable so far

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from PA, United States

Comments about Brother Work Smart MFC-J985DW All-in-One Copy/Fax/Print/Scan with INKvestment Cartridges:

Title says it all. Fairly slow...already experienced minor problems that required re-printing a legal sized doc on letter sized paper because, after the first 2 pages, it jammed over & over. Took a bit of time & many trials to get it to recognize my wifi. Not too bad for the price so far, but only had it a couple of weeks & have NO idea if their promise regarding how long ink cartridges last is true. If it isn't, that would make it not worth the price. We'll see. Not recommending to ANYONE until I know how long the ink will last.

 
5.0

Great Printer!

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from Lafayette, IN, United States

Comments about Brother Work Smart MFC-J985DW All-in-One Copy/Fax/Print/Scan with INKvestment Cartridges:

Great Printer!!! Excellent Product! I would buy again!

 
5.0

excellent featues easy to use

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from Loveland, CO, United States

Comments about Brother Work Smart MFC-J985DW All-in-One Copy/Fax/Print/Scan with INKvestment Cartridges:

Easy to setup double sided printing is great low noise level

 
5.0

Easy to Love!

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Brother Work Smart MFC-J985DW All-in-One Copy/Fax/Print/Scan with INKvestment Cartridges:

When compared to my years experience with other brands I find Brother the least troublesome, most reliable and simplest to operate. It has limits, but they are well defined and easy to adjust, if necessary. Most times adjustments of any kind aren't important, such as amount of paper printer will hold. The set up was a breeze and the performance is superb! What is NOT to LOVE?

 
5.0

Great Alternative to HP

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from Seattle, WA, United States

Comments about Brother Work Smart MFC-J985DW All-in-One Copy/Fax/Print/Scan with INKvestment Cartridges:

So far, we like our Brother MFC-J985DW multi-function printer. We aren't big printers, but when we need something printed or scanned or copied, we want the most simple functionality possible. I chose a Brother printer this time and decided to spend a little more money to save on the cost of ink (read this in various reviews). We learned that, while HP's are very reasonably priced, the ink is not. The Brother printer has several functionalities that I like: double sided printing to save paper, draft and final copy functions to save ink and the top feeder which is great for multi page copying. It was easy to load on to our Apple and I am able to print from my i Phone without any set up (it is recognized by our WiFi as a printer option). It's pretty easy for us Baby Boomer types that just want a simple machine.

 
5.0

Like it!

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from Jacksonville, FL, United States

Comments about Brother Work Smart MFC-J985DW All-in-One Copy/Fax/Print/Scan with INKvestment Cartridges:

Everything I want in a home printer including economical ink cost. Set up was also easy.

 
2.0

Took it back

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Brother Work Smart MFC-J985DW All-in-One Copy/Fax/Print/Scan with INKvestment Cartridges:

Didn't meet my requirements. Took it back. review repeats questions

 
4.0

So far so good, however....

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Brother Work Smart MFC-J985DW All-in-One Copy/Fax/Print/Scan with INKvestment Cartridges:

Setup was easy and so far it's doing what I got it for. However, I have had to re-install the drivers after only about a week of use. I'm hoping this was a glitch and isn't a frequent occurrence.

 
5.0

good

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from Ohio

Comments about Brother Work Smart MFC-J985DW All-in-One Copy/Fax/Print/Scan with INKvestment Cartridges:

seems to be a good machine only used a short time so far

 
3.0

So so.

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Brother Work Smart MFC-J985DW All-in-One Copy/Fax/Print/Scan with INKvestment Cartridges:

Prints good but the tray in the back you can only put one sheet of paper in at a time and it doesn't always feed straight.

 
2.0

Drops wireless connection with HP laptop

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from California, United States

Comments about Brother Work Smart MFC-J985DW All-in-One Copy/Fax/Print/Scan with INKvestment Cartridges:

I continue to have problems with the HP laptop saying the Brother printer is off line. I have to delete turn off & restart the printer then delete the current print job to have it print. My wife's computer has the same problem with the Brother printer. Her laptop is a Toshiba.

 
2.0

Sounds of death

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from Lacey, Wa

Comments about Brother Work Smart MFC-J985DW All-in-One Copy/Fax/Print/Scan with INKvestment Cartridges:

Every time I scan a document the machine squeals like it needs oiled. I have had the printer for less than 2 months and it sounds like it is going to die trying to feed a page thru the scanner. With the noises it makes I don't expect it to last long. So far it seems great on the ink use. I have scanned almost 300 documents for school and since scan 1, I have been crossing my fingers hoping it won't die on me.

 
5.0

Great printer

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from Prescott, AZ, United States

Comments about Brother Work Smart MFC-J985DW All-in-One Copy/Fax/Print/Scan with INKvestment Cartridges:

Great printer. Prints regular and pictures fast and with great quality. I bought because of the quantity of ink storage. It hasn't run out yet !

 
4.0

Pleased with Printer

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Brother Work Smart MFC-J985DW All-in-One Copy/Fax/Print/Scan with INKvestment Cartridges:

I have had this printer for 2-3 months, am not a heavy user and have mainly printed black & white copies so far. I've used the printer, scanner and fax and all work well and I really like the smaller footprint of this device, about half the size of my prior Canon PIXMA machine. I haven't replaced ink yet but also like the stated efficient ink usage, assuming that actually holds true. It does appear that the print is not quite as dark/vivid as on the Canon but it seems adequate for my needs.

 
5.0

Easy set up

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from Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Comments about Brother Work Smart MFC-J985DW All-in-One Copy/Fax/Print/Scan with INKvestment Cartridges:

The brother was very easy to set up. I have not had it long enough to comment on ink usage which was a major reason why I chose it. It is a bit slow but that is not a problem for me as I use it to print black and white documents and to scan. I do not print photos so I did not need that capability.

 
4.0

Great so far

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from Seattle, WA, United States

Comments about Brother Work Smart MFC-J985DW All-in-One Copy/Fax/Print/Scan with INKvestment Cartridges:

Smooth print/scan install for my W/7, OSX, and Linux pc's. Print quality is solid so far. Have not tried photos yet.

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