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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 440 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (226)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (119)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (27)

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

Great printer

By 

from Elburn Illinois

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

Easy to use, low cost ink with a great quality product. Can print easily from my phone computer or iPad. Very happy with my purchase

 
5.0

Very nice printer!

By 

from undisclosed

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

This review covers the Brother MFC-J985DW.

I purchased this printer to replace a 10 year old Cannon which served me well. I've had the Brother's printer now for 2 months and I love it!. Easy set up (I have it hard wired to IMac), offers two sided printing and has auto feeder for copying and scanning. "No" jams so far. Its compact and the front display is easy to use. My biggest reason for going with Brother was the ink cost. I haven't replaced ink yet but the cost will be way cheaper than other brands.

The only thing that surprised me was that i was unable to scan two sided documents using the auto feeder. I'm still learning how to use it so many there is a way.

I would recommend this printer to a friend.

 
3.0

fine for at home use

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from California

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

It's an ok printer, not great. instructions and online support lack clarity

 
5.0

Love it!

By 

from Minot, ND

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

I am very pleased with the features and responsiveness of this printer. It was easy to set up, and everything performs as advertised. It's a definite step up from my last HP printer.

 
4.0

Reasonably priced, multi use Printer

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from Rochester, NY

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

I purchased the Brother brand printer because of it's reduced use of printer ink. My HP, I have used up to now, went thru ink rapidly and the ink was expensive. So far it has been quite thrifty with its ink usage. The only thing I don't like about it is the method you have to use to scan a picture or document. No where as user friendly as my HP was. I like the smaller size of the printer because it allows easier opening and closing of the top of the unit in the space I have it set up in. Overall I would recommend it.

 
2.0

Average printer

By 

from Houston,TX

Verified Buyer

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

The MFC-J985DW is a good printer, however, I did not get the 2400 pages printed in black prior to the cartridges failing. The total amount printed was closer to 6-700. As I have the printer set up for monocolor, it failed to produce the required results.

 
5.0

Great features

By 

from Tualatin, Oregon

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

I love the machine. The only problem is it is noisy, but I can live with that when I get so many more pages than I did with my other printer. I have had to change the ink jets yet and I have made many copies. don't know how many yet but I know it is more than with my old one.

 
3.0

Leaving me hanging

By 

from Birmingham, AL

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

My printer only occasionally prints documents from my AirPad2, which is very inconvenient.

 
3.0

Bad scanner

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from Miami Florida

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

The scanner feeder does not wk properly...........

 
5.0

Does everything I need!

By 

from Pennsylvania

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

I have not found anything that I don't like about this printer yet. I'm a low-volume user, have not used the fax, and have not replaced the ink yet, but so far everything has worked flawlessly. And the online support specific to this model has been excellent also.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Sorry I left HP.

By 

from Cornwall, PA

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

Nothing special.......after this I am going back to HP.

 
5.0

Love the connect ability.

By 

from Bismarck, Arkansas

Verified Buyer

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

Our last printer was a certified ink eater. We have not had this printer long, but first impressions are positive. It connects to Chrome, Android and Mac with ease. Scanning software works smoothly. Most importantly it prints sharp and clear, it does the basic function well.

 
5.0

Nice wireless unit

By 

from Davenport, Iowa

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

This is a multi function unit that does everything most people need. The ink cartridges are not expensive and are easy to load. Hooks up is wireless, so you can put in anywhere in the house. Mine is upstairs and I never have any issues printing from downstairs.

 
5.0

Great machine

By 

from California

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

Works great. Not problems setting it up. Very pleased with this machine.

 
5.0

Everything works great!

By 

from Santa Maria Ca

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

Everything works great! Easy to set up and connect. Small and compact. The paper feed tray is concealed until you need it, then it lifts up. Print quality is good, speed is good, the paper storage tray only holds 100 sheets, but for home office use that is no problem. Loading the paper tray is very easy. Large ink cartridges. It does require an additional step for me to access the Reverse Order print mode. I've had HP printers for decades and would take this Brother over any of the HP's I've had.

 
5.0

MFC-J985DW

By 

from Ottawa

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

So good I purchased another one, for the north and for the south. Both have provided me with excellent service and the ink savings is quite remarkable

 
5.0

Works Great

By 

from Milan

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

Very happy with it. Like the tilted message bar. The size if just right.

 
4.0

Great printer

By 

from undisclosed

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

We have been using the printer for over a year now and really like it. We can print from anywhere in the house from all of our devices. It was a little hard initially to get the printer hooked up to all devices but after a few bugs were worked out over the phone, it works great.

 
5.0

Great Printer

By 

from Knoxville

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

Reliable printer with great features. Prints quickly, great 2-sided printing. Great scanning features and software.

 
3.0

Frequently having to reset ink cart.

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from glen mills, pa

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

does a nice job printing. I have to reset the ink cart about once a month, keep getting an error to reset. seems to be fairly efficient with ink. Quiet mode is not quiet.

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