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Brother All-In-One Laser Wireless Networking And Duplex - MFC-L8850CDW

Abt Model: MFC-L8850CDW | UPC Code: 012502637868
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High-Speed Color Laser Multifunction Printer/ Flexible Connectivity/ Advanced Duplex Capability/ Max. Black And Color Print Speed 32ppm/ Black & White Faxing/ 33.6K BPS Fax Modem Speed/ Duplex Scanning/ LCD Color Touchscreen Display/ Toner Save Mode/ Sorting Function/ White Finish
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Brother All-In-One Laser With Wireless Networking And Duplex - MFC-L8850CDW

High-Speed Color Laser All-in-One for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

The Brother™ MFC-L8850CDW is a dependable color laser all-in-one designed for small workgroups in small to medium-sized businesses. It quickly prints at up to 32ppm in color and black and helps reduce costs with paper-saving automatic duplex (two-sided) printing and high-yield replacement toner cartridges*. Its 300-sheet paper capacity can be expanded to 800 sheets with an optional add-on tray*. This all-in-one is great for producing high-impact color business prints and copies, plus offers faxing, advanced scanning capabilities including single-pass duplex scanning, and built-in wireless and wired networking. Easily navigate menus and access popular cloud services* via the 4.85" color TouchScreen display. Plus, the MFC-L8850CDW supports printing from and scanning to mobile devices*


  • High-quality color printing. With print speeds up to 32ppm in both color and black, you no longer have to wait for high-impact business documents.
  • Advanced duplex capability. Two-sided printing to help save paper. Plus, scans both sides of the page in a single-pass for fast, two-sided copying, scanning, faxing
  • Flexible connectivity. Print, scan or PC fax over your wireless or Ethernet network or connect locally to a single computer via USB*.
  • 4.85" color TouchScreen display. Offers intuitive menu navigation, shortcuts, and scanning to popular cloud services* including: EVERNOTE®, DROPBOX, GOOGLE DRIVE™, ONENOTE®, and more
  • Convenient mobile device printing & scanning. Print from your mobile device via*: AirPrint™, Google Cloud Print™, Mopria®, Brother™ iPrint&Scan, Cortado Workplace, and Wi-Fi Direct®. Plus, wirelessly scan to your mobile device with the Brother™ iPrint&Scan app.
  • Flexible paper handling. The MFC-L8850CDW features a 250-sheet capacity tray that is adjustable for letter or legal-size paper, plus a 50-sheet capacity multi-purpose tray. An optional 500-sheet capacity paper tray* is available for additional capacity.
  • Advanced scanning capabilities. Supports a variety of "scan to" functions including: E-mail, file, image, OCR, FTP, Secure FTP, Microsoft® SharePoint®, USB, Network Folder (CIFS - Windows® only) and E-mail Server*. Advanced scanning features including base color (background) removal, ID Scan* continuous scanning* and blank page skip* help ensure your scans come out right the first time.
  • Cost-efficient printing. Spend less time replacing supplies and help reduce operating costs by using high-yield replacement toner cartridges (approx. 4,000 pages* black/3,500 pages* color).
  • Help control your printing costs. Use the Secure Function Lock feature to set page counts or restrict printing on a per user or group basis (supports up to 100 users).
  • 50-page capacity auto document feeder. Convenient for copying, scanning or faxing multi-page documents (up to legal size).
  • Legal-size document glass. Easily copy or color scan bound materials or up to legal-size documents.
  • Advanced security features. Provides a wide-range of security features including: secure print, Secure Function Lock, SSL, Enterprise Security (802.1x), and network user authentication and corporate email address lookup via Active Directory (using LDAP).
  • Walk-up printing and scanning. Features a front-access USB Direct Interface to directly print from and scan to your USB flash memory drive*.



  • Print Technology: Color Laser Technology
  • First Time to Print: Less than 15 sec (color and black)
  • Comsumable Type: 4 Toner Cartridges and Drum
  • Max. Black Print Speed (ppm): 32 ppm Black
  • Max. Color Print Speed (ppm): 32 ppm Color
  • Print Resolution (maximum dpi): Up to 2400 x 600 dpi
  • Printer Driver Compatibility: Windows®, Mac OS®, Linux
  • Emulation(s): PCL6, BR-Script*


  • Copying Capability: B/W & Color Copying
  • Design Style: Flatbed
  • Max. Automatic Document Feeder Capacity*: 50-Page ADF
    * Maximum capacity based on using 20 lb (bond) paper.
  • Max. Black Copy Speed (cpm): 32cpm Black
  • Max. Color Copy Speed (cpm): 32 cpm Color
  • Stand-alone Copying: Yes (no PC required)
  • Reduction/Enlargement: 25%-400%
  • Sorting Function: Yes
  • Duplex Copying: Yes
  • N in 1 Function: 2in1 / 4in1
  • Poster Function: No
  • Document Glass Size: Legal
  • ID Copy: Yes


  • Scanning Capability: B/W & Color Scanning
  • Scan Drivers Included*:TWAIN, WIA, ICA, ISIS, SANE
    *SANE and ISIS drivers are available for download from Brother Solutions Center
  • Duplex Scanning: Yes
  • Max. Interpolated Scan Resolution (dpi) 19,200 dpi x 19,200 dpi
  • Optical Scan Resoluton (dpi): Up to 1200 x 2400 dpi*
    *Max. dpi from glass: max 1200 x 600 dpi from ADF
  • Mobile Device Scanning App: Brother™ iPrint&Scan free app download for wireless printing from and scanning to your mobile device
  • "Scan To" Feature: E-mail, Image, OCR, File, FTP, SSH Server (SFTP), USB, Microsoft® SharePoint®, Network Folder (CIFS- Windows® only), E-mail Server*
  • Scan File Formats: TIFF/Multi-page TIFF/BMP/PNG/JPEG/PDF/Secure PDF/Searchable PDF/XML/DOCX/PPTX
  • Scanner Driver Compatibility: Windows® / Mac OS®
  • Document Viewer Software: Includes Nuance™ PaperPort™ SE with OCR for Windows® and Presto!® PageManager® for Mac®
  • OCR Software: Includes Nuance™ PaperPort™ SE with OCR for Windows® and Presto!® PageManager® for Mac®


  • Faxing Capability: B/W Faxing
  • Fax Modem Speed: 33.6K bps
  • PC Fax Capbility (send/receive): Yes
  • Best Transmission Speed (sec): Approx. 2.5 seconds per page
  • Duplex Faxing: Yes
  • Call Waiting/Caller ID/ Distinctive Ring Ready: No/No/Yes
  • Out-Of-Paper Reception: Yes
  • External TAD Interface: Yes
  • Total Auto Dial Locations: 300 Locations
  • Broadcasting (# of Locations): Yes (350 Locations)
  • Quick Scan (Memory Transmission): Approx. 2.5 sec/page
  • Fax/Telephone Switch: Yes
  • Fax Page Memory: Up to 500 page fax memory
  • Auto Fax Receive Date/Time Header: Yes (Monochrome only)
  • Document Memory Backup: Yes

Paper Handling

  • Standard Input Paper Capacity: 250-Sheet Input Capacity
  • Multi-purpose Tray: 50-Sheet Multi-Purpose Tray Capacity
  • Output Paper Capacity (Sheets): 150 sheets (face down)
  • Optional Paper Capacity (Sheets): LT-320CL (500 sheets)
  • Duplex Printing Capability: Yes
  • Paper Handling Size - Paper Tray: Letter, Legal, Executive, Folio, A4, A5, B6
  • Paper Handling Size - Multi-Purpose Tray: Width 3.0" to 8.5", Length 5.0" to 14"
  • Sheet Weight - Paper Tray (max/min): 16-28 lbs.
  • Sheet Weight - Multi-purpose Tray (max/min): 16-43 lbs.
  • Minimum Input for ADF (Width/Height): 5.8"/5.8"
  • Max Input of ADF (Width/Height): 8.5" / 14"
  • Sheet Weight - ADF (max/min): 17-24 lbs
  • Recommended Paper Brands: Plain Paper: Xerox 4200 20 lb., Hammermill Laser Paper 24 lb., Labels: Avery Laser Label #5160, Glossy Paper: NewPage Futura Laser Gloss 80 lb Text/32 lb Bond, Xerox Digital Color Elite Gloss
  • Media Type: Plain Paper, Thin Paper, Thick Paper, Thicker Paper, Recycled Paper, Bond, Label, Envelope, Env. Thin, Env. Thick, Glossy Paper

Connectivity & Compatibility

  • Standard Interface(s): Wireless 802.11b/g/n, 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet and Hi-Speed USB 2.0
  • USB Direct Interface/PictBridge: Yes/No
  • Standard Network Features: Printing, Scanning, PC Fax
  • Mobile Device Compatibility: AirPrint™, Google Cloud Print™, Mopria®, Brother™ iPrint&Scan, Cortado Workplace, and Wi-Fi Direct®
  • Industry Specific Certifications: Cerner Certified
  • Brother Cloud Apps: Office Print, Outline&Copy, Outline&Scan, Easy Scan to E-mail, NoteScan, Office Doc Creator, CreativeCenter®
  • Supported Network Protocols (IPv6): NDP, RA, DNS resolver, mDNS, LLMNR responder, LPR/LPD, Custom Raw Port/Port9100, IPP/IPPS, POP3, SMTP Client, FTP Client and Server, CIFS Client, TELNET Server, SNMPv1/v2c, HTTP/HTTPS server, TFTP client and server, ICMPv6, SNTP Client, LDAP, Web Services (Print/Scan), IMAP4
  • One-Push Wireless Configuration: AOSS™, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ capable routers


  • LCD Display: Yes, 4.85" Color TouchScreen Display
  • Standard Memory (MB): 256MB Memory
  • Optional Memory (MB): Yes (max. memory up to 512MB)
  • Toner Save Mode: Yes
  • Maximum Monthly Duty Cycle: 60,000 printed pages
  • Recommended Monthly Print Volume: Up to 4,000 pages

Security Features

  • Security Functions: Secure Print, Setting Lock, Secure Function Lock, Store Print Log to Network, Active Directory (LDAP)
  • Wireless Network Security: WEP 64/128 bit, WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK (AES), 802.1x (LEAP, EAP-FAST, PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS)
  • 802.1x Enterprise Security: EAP-MD5, EAP-FAST, PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS (Ethernet),LEAP, EAP-FAST, PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS (Wireless)

Power & Operating Requirements

  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified: Yes
  • Power Source: 110V-120V AC 50/60Hz
  • Power Consumption - Deep Sleep/ Ready/ Printing/ Copying: 1.8W/ 65W/ 565W
  • Operating Environment Temperature: 50° F - 90.5° F
  • Operating Environment Humidity: 20-80% (w/out condensation)
  • Machine Noise (Ready/Copying): 28 dB/55 dB
  • EPA ENERGY STAR® TEC Value: 2.365 kWh/Week

What's Included:

  • "In-Box" Consumables/Yield:
    • (1) TN331BK Standard Yield Black Toner Cartridge (2,500 pages)
    • (1) TN331C/TN331M/TN331Y (1,500 pgs each)
    • (1) DR331CL Drum Unit (25,000 pgs)
  • Carton Contents:
    • (1) TN331BK Standard Yield Black Toner Cartridge (2,500 pages)
    • (1) TN331C/TN331M/TN331Y (1,500 pgs* each)
    • (1) DR331CL Drum Unit (25,000 pgs)
    • Installation CD-ROM
    • AC Power Cord
    • Quick Setup Guide and Basic User's Guide

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 19.3"
  • Height: 20.9"
  • Depth: 20.7"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 67.4 lbs
  • Shipping: 80.2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One-Year Limited Warranty
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Print MethodLaser
Fax CapableYes


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Brother All-In-One Laser Wireless Networking And Duplex

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Most Liked Positive Review


MFC-L8850CDW does the job

The MFC-L8850CDW is a fast and loaded with impressive features and networking and it is built in. The MFC-L8850CDW is a large heavy printer. It also has a serious footprint: 19.3in Wide x...Read complete review

The MFC-L8850CDW is a fast and loaded with impressive features and networking and it is built in. The MFC-L8850CDW is a large heavy printer. It also has a serious footprint: 19.3in Wide x 20.7in deep x 20.9 in High. The packaging is quite good as is typical for Brother and while the box had some dings the printer was in perfect condition. The setup was very simple and easy. The printer comes with TN331 standard yield cartridges that drop right in. They are good for 2500 pages B&W or 1500 pages Color. It can take the TN336 high yield cartridges that mean less frequent changes and printing that is more economical. I always get genuine Brother Cartridges. I connected the printer using the Ethernet cable to my Netgear router, install the software on my pc’s download the app for my iPad and Samsung Galaxy 4 and had everything configured and up and running in minutes. 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 nice touch! The installation installs PaperPort scanned document management from Scansoft. I found the large LCD touch screen both intuitive and attractive. It was easily use it for setup and to manage functions/settings of the printer/scanner/copier and fax at the printer. Printing is very quick. I believe the specifications are close to real world at 32ppm for both color and B&W. The MFC-L8850CDW has a quick first page print time. To get that the printer has a large surge current needed to warm the print drum/fuser. I used ordinary laser printer paper. I also used business card stock all with no issues. Bottom-line it does want I want it to do effortlessly and at a very good price point, Brother builds very good products that deliver every time. I have had many Brother Products and have never been disappointed. What I would like to see: An additional paper tray at a reasonable price, not one that cost almost as much as the printer did. An envelope cartridge/tray for high run mailing jobs Near Field connectivity.


Most Liked Negative Review


Yay for this printer, shame on the toner mafia!!

I was looking for something to use in my home office that wouldn't end up being more of a hindrance than a help. It's really tempting to treat the space as "not a...Read complete review

I was looking for something to use in my home office that wouldn't end up being more of a hindrance than a help. It's really tempting to treat the space as "not a real workplace" or some such justification for not equipping it properly, but while I had a budget to improve things I looked at quite a few reviews online before settling on this model, and I'm glad I did. The one thing I do think is totally sleazy about all printer manufacturers - and unfortunately this includes Brother - is the way they have apparently conspired to form a toner cartel "ink fixing" arrangement where every single one of them microchips their products so we are entrapped in this long expensive transaction that never ends. I'm not stupid enough to believe that the market is spontaneously producing that result since there's such a high demand for refills ........... Obviously a bunch of golfing buddies in a smoke filled room came up with that nonsense and it's really a shame that the productivity of millions of people is being hindered by a few cronies' fear of losing toner sales. For that very good reason I am giving you one lonely star. But hey, other than the whole getting price gouged for the entire life of the product thing, it's great!!

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Easy to use


from RGV Texas

Comments about Brother All-In-One Laser Wireless Networking And Duplex:

Prompts are very easy to follow and use. Very quick. High quality printing. Second one I bought; first for work and now for home.


Brother makes a good product-wireless-OK


from Greenwich, Connecticut

Comments about Brother All-In-One Laser Wireless Networking And Duplex:

Brother makes an excellent product for functionality and durability. Cost of use is excellent. Wireless connectivity is average. Compatibility with MAC is fair-scanner doesn't interact well with Preview. You need to use their interface. Also I had an issue with he scanner with a line and they swapped out the machine for me.


Touch Screen


from Salisbury, MD, United States

Comments about Brother All-In-One Laser Wireless Networking And Duplex:

Have a older copier that has buttons instead of touch screen. Touch screen does not work as well as buttons.


A- Due to Envelope Issues and Slow Start


from Vidalia, GA

Comments about Brother All-In-One Laser Wireless Networking And Duplex:

The color quality is excellent. Trying to print envelopes is an incredible hassle as the back door of the printer has to be opened every time you print an envelope.


Great Laser Printer


from Munster, IN, United States

Comments about Brother All-In-One Laser Wireless Networking And Duplex:

This is probably one of the best printers I've ever used, very fast.


Nice Printer


from Undisclosed

Comments about Brother All-In-One Laser Wireless Networking And Duplex:

The wife and i use this printer as our main printer at home and SHE prints lots and LOTS of pages. I've been pretty impressed how this printer just keeps going and going and no real serious issues I can think of.


Good product


from Naples, FL, United States

Comments about Brother All-In-One Laser Wireless Networking And Duplex:

Here's the deal with this printer. Print quality is excellent, even for photos. Copying, and scanning work great. I would like to have more control over scanning quality, something like ICE would be great, even as an optional plug in. It is a large printer, and my wife makes me hide it in a closet, but it works just fine there, on a portable media cart.


Great printer but...


from Seattle, WA, United States

Comments about Brother All-In-One Laser Wireless Networking And Duplex:

This is my 2nd Brother MFC model color laser printer and I have to say that this one is a monster improvement over the one we had for our office back in 2009. This is a great printer and I have only one complaint. Like it's predecessor, it is absolutely horrible at printing envelopes. As far as I can tell, it doesn't even have the ability to select a #10 envelope in the paper size drop down window. I have this ability with my black and white HP laser printer. Other than that little complaint, I like this printer.


Terrible Network Connectivity


from Phoenix, AZ, United States

Comments about Brother All-In-One Laser Wireless Networking And Duplex:

I have owned quite a few Brother printers and I needed to upgrade my 9970CDW so I bought this one. I have had the last 4 Brother printers directly connected to my network router via an Ethernet cable, no problem with any of those regarding use as a network printer. This one in the same setup with the latest drivers/firmware (and calls to Brother Tech Support), does not work well as a network printer. It requires multiple Network Resets a day from the tools menu. It's not my setup it's the new Brother printers, because I have seen this with another new model of printer from Brother (I will review that one separately). I even reconnected an older Brother printer and to the setup and it worked as expected, to eliminate the possibility of a setup error. I don't know why the design process went backwards, but the fact of the matter is that it is functionally useless as a network printer when someone has to go to it nearly every time they want print something and engage the Network Reset. I will not be considering Brother in the future for my Network Printers based on this printer.




from Texas

Comments about Brother All-In-One Laser Wireless Networking And Duplex:

This all-in-one was everything I expected and it performed as advertised. I was thrilled about my purchase until I needed to print an envelope. I was stunned to learn that, in order to print an envelope (or stamps or anything other than 81/2 x 11 paper), my secretary has to lift the 54 lb. printer up, move it away from the wall and turn it around, open up the back, press down on two levers, and insert an envelope. This was a deal killer and I am returning the machine for a refund. I'm sure Brother discloses this information somewhere and I should have read it. It just never occurred to me that anyone would build a printer that required the user to do this.

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