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

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 307 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (154)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (87)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (22)

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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3.0

Owner

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

Do not like the paper drawer system. Prefer a simple straight feed for paper so that you can flip the sheet to print on back.

 
5.0

Works Great.

By 

from Colorado

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

Printer is loaded with more options than I need, however every thing I have used has performed perfectly. Text is great, wifi connection great, iPrint is great. What led be to purchase this printer is the ink savings and so far I am totally satisfied.

 
4.0

Great Printer

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from St. Louis County, MO, United States

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

This Brother works Great. Do not use Fax at this time. Printed approx.50 sheets and hardly used any ink+. Had a Brother for school use and was very happy with it, then went to HP big mistake... The reason why I am giving it a 4 is the difficulty in setting up...I am NOT TEC savvy... took me over a hour to set up...have not used for pics yet , will soon

 
2.0

Disappointed

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from Philadelphia, PA

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

More than adequate printing speeds for b&w and color pages. Ink cartridge prices (advertised as) affordable. However, the color prints looked washed out even with print dialogue adjustments (i.e., Best, Color Enhancement, and the like). Happy to return the product to the store within the store's 15-day return policy.

 
5.0

Great Features

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from Mount Dora, FL, United States

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

Easy to set up, but get latest version of drivers off website. Print options very flexible. Fax and scan work great

 
5.0

Just what we needed for our home office.

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from Nevada, United States

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

This printer is quiet, small, fast, and great results

 
4.0

Mostly good, some puzzles

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from Undisclosed

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

Comparison with old Canon mx300. Have used the Brother printer hardwired to the computer (W10) for about one month. Positives: print speed, hook up ease, ink economy, the Canon was very thirsty. Puzzles: getting the rear feeder to accept postcards, sometimes ok other times not, post cards work ok from the paper holder, the Canon would digest about anything it was fed; the Brother install cd loaded the install files but would not work, found and used files from the Brother website; terminating print jobs, the Canon had easy on-screen Canon control panel command , the Brother requires going into computer settings, suggest adding this feature to the Brother control panel; paper capacity, the Canon would hold about 1/2 ream, the Brother about an 8 mm stack, might be inconvenient for larger jobs. Color rendering seems a bit better with the Brother than the Canon. Overall a good unit, economical on ink, just a bit less user friendly than the Canon. Have not tried wireless printing or fax software. Have not attempted attaching to the Linux Mint laptop. Hope this is helpful.

 
5.0

So far so good!

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from Coxs Creek, KY, United States

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

Have not very long yet and we don't have a high volume demand...but working great. Still learning some functions.

 
1.0

Not recommended

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from Undisclosed

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

I bought this printer in Nov. Less than a month later the ink absorber pad full appeared on the display. I called support and they said I could return the printer to Brother or send it off to get fixed. I opted to return it and have a new printer delivered. Now 2 moths later the same thing has happen with the new printer!! I think I will try another brand

 
5.0

Good Machine

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from Newark, OH, United States

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

Love this all in one. I was looking to buy an HP which was cheaper, but I did some research and found that even though I would spend more to buy the brother, I would send less on the price of ink and it would last longer. I use a lot of ink everyday, but you wouldn't be able to tell because my ink cartridge isn't even 1/4 gone! I am so glad I decided to go with this all in one. I have had no issues.

 
5.0

Excellent support

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from California coast

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

I couldn't figure out how to set up the scanner. I called customer support, and a bright, competent woman guided me easily through the steps.

 
5.0

Great Printer

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from Pennsylvania, United States

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

Use it every day at home for all home printing that I do, Love it

 
4.0

Doing great thus far !

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from Edmonds WA

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

my new printer has been in-service for a few weeks . . . am impressed and satisfied relative to my needs here at home.

 
3.0

Fast but cheap

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from maine

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

Fast printer. Quality is good for printed material. The machine its self is cheaply made. I always feel like I am going to break a part of it when filling paper, ink etc... Customer service could not walk me through process of getting printer to print wirelessly to my apple computer. Told me to call apple which I did. They said, it must be a problem within Brothers control center. Can not use printer wirelessly still.

 
3.0

Disappointed

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

Difficulty hooking up to computer, poor color, extremely slow copier, poor scanner

 
4.0

Excellent All-In-One for the price

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from Manhattan, New York, NY, United States

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

After having comparable models from both Lexmark & Epson, I find the Brother a much more reliable and better functioning machine. I've only had it for two weeks but have no complaints to up to this point.

 
5.0

Final choice

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from Undisclosed

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

After weeks of research reading the reviews of many all in ones the comment that stood out the most on all of them was ease or difficulty of installation. Boy was I glad I chose this printer. Besides its great performance, the installation instructions were thorough and simple, and the process went quick and smooth. I set it up for wireless. It was easy. Oddly enough, I was just asked by a friend to install his new HP Office Jet 6978. Although it is now working fine it took forever to install and the process required on line assistance.

 
3.0

TWAIN driver does not work with Quickbooks 2015

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from Arizona, United States

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

The printer works great and the scanner works through the scanner software. However, I purchased the unit to scan and attach documents through Quickbooks. I have QB Premier Contractor edition 2015. QB requires a TWAIN driver; the driver for this unit claims to be TWAIN compliant but I have had no luck getting it to work with QB. Frustrated

 
3.0

Software and Utilities not intuitive

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from Traverse City, MI, United States

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

I find the Brother Utilities not to be intuitive. For example the ControlCener4 utility does not allow you to set the printer to Black & White. I have emailed for support earlier but haven't received a reply yet. In general there the selection of utilities is confusing and not intuitive.

 
5.0

Love it!

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from Undisclosed

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

This printer is a huge upgrade from what we were working with before and we love it! Easy to connect to the computer and prints really quickly!

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