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Brother MFC-L8850CDW Color Laser Multifunction Printer with Wireless Networking and Advanced Duplex Reviewed by Mikerose23 on Nov 30 . Rating: 4.5 Brother MFC-L8850CDW Color Laser Multifunction Printer with Wireless Networking and Advanced Duplex Brother MFC-L8850CDW Color Laser Multifunction Printer with Wireless Networking and Advanced Duplex Brother MFC-L8850CDW Color Laser Multifunction Printer with Wireless Networking and Advanced Duplex Easy AdSense by Unreal

Brother MFC-L8850CDW Color Laser Multifunction Printer with Wireless Networking and Advanced Duplex


Brother MFC-L8850CDW Color Laser Multifunction Printer with Wireless Networking and Advanced Duplex


Brother MFC-L8850CDW Color Laser Multifunction Printer with Wireless Networking and Advanced Duplex

  • Brother MFC-L8850CDW Color Laser Multifunction Printer with Wireless Networking and Advanced Duplex



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  • 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    FAST & CAPABLE Workgroup Multifunction LOADED with FEATURES & MOBILE CONNECTIVITY, August 22, 2014
    By 
    Stephanie Sullivan (Boston, MA) –
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    (TOP 50 REVIEWER)
      

    This review is from: Brother MFC-L8850CDW Color Laser Multifunction Printer with Wireless Networking and Advanced Duplex (Electronics)

    The MFC-L8850CDW is a fast and capable workgroup multifunction loaded with impressive features and networking and it is built to last. The Brother software has a smallish footprint and does not bog down your computer with marketing software. It’s all business.

    The MFC-L8850CDW is one HEAVY printer. It also has a serious footprint: 19.3in Wide x 20.7in Deep x 20.9 in High. When received the MFC-L8850CDW I put the box on my scale and it topped 80lbs!! The printer itself tops 67lbs. Make sure it’s on a sturdy table. Packaging is quite good as is typical for Brother and while the box had some external damage the printer was in perfect condition. Bravo Brother!

    Other than lifting this monster of a printer setup was very easy. The biggest annoyance was finding and removing all the shipping tape!

    The printer comes with TN331 standard yield cartridges which drop right in. They are good for 2500 pages B&W or 1500 pages Color. It can take the TN336 high yield cartridges which mean less frequent changes and more economical printing. I always get genuine Brother cartridges. I had a printer ruined by third party cartridges years ago and the savings just aren’t worth it for me as I depend on my printing being reliable.

    We ended up with the MFC-L8850CDW connected via wired networking. We performed most of the setup via the web interface. It’s very easy and follows typical Brother web interface patterns. I appreciate this consistency as it makes management of our client’s various Brother printing solutions intuitive and simple.

    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 very nice touch! The installation installs PaperPort scanned document management from Scansoft. We have used this for years and find it a good product for managing our scans and scanned documents.

    I found the large LCD touch screen both intuitive and attractive. I was able to easily use it for wireless setup and to manage functions/settings of the printer/scanner/copier and fax at the printer. I prefer the web page based management when not standing at the printer. Everything can be setup via the web page and typing on a real keyboard is just a lot easier.
    While I setup the wireless to see how it would work I ended up using a wired LAN connection. It’s just more reliable and the connection was handy.
    Printing is very quick. I believe the spec’s are close to real-world at 32ppm for both color and B&W. The MFC-L8850CDW has a pretty quick first page print time. To get that the printer has a large surge current needed to warm the print drum/fuser. This is why one should not plug a laser printer into a UPS – they tend to overload them with the surge current which leads to premature failure.

    Printing from my iPhone just worked with the airprint compatibility. This means any Apple devices that support airprint should JUST WORK. Excellent!

    I have used ordinary laser printer paper. I also used business card stock which is pretty heavy. No problems. Previous Brother color laser multifunction printers have had problems wrinkling envelopes – not with this model so far. That’s with #10 security envelopes.

    The paper tray holds 300 sheets, more than the typical 250. It’s great for people who prefer to fill the paper tray less often. That’s me, for sure! The multi-purpose tray (for envelopes or small quantity runs) hold up to 50 sheets. The output hopper is full at 150 pages. I find this more than ample.

    There is a USB plug on the front of the printer for printing directly from USB storage like thumb drives. I have not used this yet. You can also scan to a USB storage device, but I have not tried this yet either. It’s cool and maybe it will come in handy.

    I have used plenty of duplexing printers but didn’t know how much I would appreciate the duplexing scanning. The scanner is quick at about 3s a page with default settings. The included PaperPort software is not the newest version but quite functional on our Windows 7 Pro systems. It has been a good scanned document management system for us.

    It is worth noting that the scanner glass…

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