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

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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
 
4.2

(based on 259 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (134)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (78)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (16)

84%

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

Great Printer

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from Undisclosed

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

No problem with setup out of the box & operation, print quality has been nice also

 
5.0

Very easy to set up & use

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from Spring, TX, United States

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

Thought I would have problems setting it up, but after reading set up instructions it was really easy. Great machine and easy to use.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Was working flawlessly then after a month

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from Salem, OR, United States

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

after a month I have had to uninstall the software and reinstall as it always said it was offline and I would have to restart my computer to get it to work and after several times it stopped working altogether. So I re-installed the software. Works for the moment.

 
4.0

Confusing cat instillation

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from North Carolina, United States

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

The instructions on initial setup on printer leads one to set up wifi initially. One cannot now do cat instillation without undoing wifi. Difficult, confusing process that I am too lazy to do.

 
4.0

Excellent Machine

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from Houston, TX, United States

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

Does everything well and I am hoping ink costs to be as advertised. Only drawback it is noisy.

 
5.0

easy to setup

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from Choctaw, OK, United States

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

Paper container kind of small, not a big problem.!

 
4.0

Great replacement

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from Verona, NJ, United States

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

I was looking for a replacement for my Brother Color laser jet printer. It was time for replacement parts that cost more than a new computer. I decided to go to this inkjet printer after reading some good news about it. I also liked the idea of the much lower price of ink refills for their page capacity. Setup was a snap. It's mostly automated asking a few questions to determine the type of setup that will be used. So, far the print product is well above my expectations. First, I tried printing photos on plain paper. They were clear and the color matching was almost perfect. The print driver has an option to check for slow drying paper. The quality was still excellent and it reduced curling when the output was damp. Scanning, copying and faxing all work well. Copying offers the choice of color or black and white output. I found the copy to be a little lighter than the original. I would give it a 5 star rating if it wasn't for some design features. The paper tray only holds 150 sheets of plain paper. If you do a lot of printing, be prepared to refill often. The manual feeder for envelopes, heavy paper etc. is in the back. I have to turn the printer sideways since it is near a back wall. The ADF doesn't hold to many pages either and remember to put them "face down." The originals on most copiers and printers I have used go face up in the ADF. Overall I am very pleased with the purchase of this printer and I would recommend it to anyone who can cope with the few annoyances.

 
5.0

Quality and print performance great so far.

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from Michigan

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

Bought the MFC-J895DW for the extended Inkvestment concept. Jury still out on that. Will need more time to be sure, but so far - so good. Set up and performance so far is great! Not a fast print job, but more than adequate for my needs.

 
5.0

Quiet, Fast, Reliable

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from Marbury, MD, United States

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

I replaced my wifes' *P printer with the Brother as I have owned Brothers in the past. I looked at other brands to fit my needs and this one was it. It is fast, reliable and quiet. I just wish it came in white to fit the decor. For the price and cost of resources in my opinion it can't be beat. I thank Brother for the fine products and customer support.

 
5.0

Solid Multifunction Ink Jet Printer

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from Encinitas, CA, United States

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

Needed to replace an aging multifunction Ink jet printer which had the drivers for Windows 10. This printer perfectly fit the requirements. The scanning, copying, and printing have been flawless so far for my low volume needs.

 
5.0

Very good printer

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from Sleepy Hollow, IL, United States

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

I was a little skeptical about paying this much for a printer, but so far it may be the best one yet. I will have to see how well it does. I love the two sided printing, it works flawlessly.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Worst printer I have ever bought

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from Winter Haven, FL, United States

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

I bought this printer because of the huge ink cartridges. The setup on my Mac and iPad, iPhone were horrendous. After I got it working it kept dropping the AirPrint functions. You have to turn it off and restart to get it to connect. Very unproductive.

 
5.0

Great printing

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from Council Bluffs, IA, United States

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

easy to use, prints very sharp lettering. Size of printer.

 
5.0

MFC-J985DW Review-works well

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from Keller, TX

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

I'm very pleased with this multi-function printer.

 
4.0

Very happy with our new Brother

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from Carmel, IN, United States

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

My husband and I switched from pc's to MacBooks a couple of years ago. After struggling with our previous printer, we finally purchased a Brother-MFC-J985DW. What a dream! There's no problem printing wirelessly. We finally have a scanner that work, and that is easy to use. The list goes on and on. The only reason I don't have our Brother a 5 Star rating is because I'm not happy with the way the paper holder works. It's clumsy and there is a tendency for the paper to get jammed. The only way to resolve this issue would be to re-design that part of the printer.

 
4.0

Good printer

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from Colorado Springs, CO, United States

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

The printer was easy to setup and connect to wifi.

 
5.0

Great Printer

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from NE PA

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

This printer does everything. Print, Copy, Scan, and Fax without problems. And if you have any problems getting it setup and running, Brother has excellent customer service.

 
4.0

Excellent photo images and sharp printing

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from Undisclosed

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

How can I get an ink supply report, at will, simillar to one that appears when there is a paper jam. Report shows 3 color bars and one black of the amount of ink in the cartridges. I want to call this report at any time, not just when there is paper jam.

 
3.0

Ok printer

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from Staten Island, NY, United States

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

I am coming from an HP printer.I find these parts more flimsy,especially the paper tray which must go in and out frequently. The photo color at times is"goldish"..and production slow.,I very much like the direct printing from my phone to printer directly.

 
4.0

Brother review

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from Oregon, United States

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

So far I really like the printer. I haven't been able to get the fax feature to work, also I can't seem to print a photo. Don't know what I'm doing that these features don't work because I think I'm following the instructions correctly. ??????? It is louder than I expected & it is slow to start printing.

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