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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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A very good machine for the money


from Batavia, IL, United States

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

I like its functionality with the exception of scanning. When loading at the top with many sheets to scan the machine takes all of them and scans only one. I don't know what causes this. You can feed one sheet at a time from the top and it scans beautifully. Otherwise a great machine.


great printer !


from Philadelphia, PA, United States

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

As a technology professional, I am of the belief that I only recommend what I use in my own office. Hands down we have recommended Brother to several clients that have purchased brother printers for their own use in business. Why? Well ease of setup, functionality and price keep all in balance and put out great prints! Keep up the great work!


nice features - slow as molasses


from Virginia

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

if you enjoy watching paint dry while your document prints from your computer or copies, this is the printer for you. if you need to get things done quickly, you may want to search elsewhere.


So far so good.


from Pittsburgh, PA, United States

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

After some researching we dicided on the MFC-L8850CDW and are pleased with it. Even though somewhat new to us, it is performing well. Easy to set up and operate. We use it with our home wifi.


Printer alone is ok


from PA, United States

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

purchased the 2nd stack on tray and have had all kinds of issues while printing. work coming out of wrong trays. So printer alone i guess is good purchase


Excellent Product Overall


from Woodbridge, VA, United States

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

I have purchased 2 of these and a third very similar without the wifi and I find them to be high quality, very dependable and reasonably priced. I am especially happy with Brother support. When I had a fuser failure on one of my machines well beyond the normal warranty period, Brother replaced the fuser, parts and labor free.


All that and a bag of chips!!!!


from Bay Area, CA

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

This machine is awesome! Does everything as advertised and although can be a little loud when duplexing, it's music to my ears with no jams or smears. Highly recommend this as my wife is primary user and she's a school teacher which means a good number of reams have already been run through without issues.


Overall Happy


from Scottsdale, AZ, United States

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

It has worked well thus far and I am happy with the quality. My only disappointment is the fact that when scanning multi-page documents you do not have a preview of it and cannot crop it or change it before saving it. Unless I just don't know how to do that.


Great Printer Overall-Wireless very slow


from Los Angeles, CA, United States

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

I like pretty much all of the features of this printer (first purchase from Brother), but the wireless printing is extremely slow and frustrating. My router is only about 25 feet away (in the same room) from the printer and it still prints very slow. Let's say I have a 20 page document to print. It will print, 2-3 pages at a time until all 20 are printed. This should typically take about a minute or so but it takes about 5 minutes...again, very frustrating. Other than that, prints great in both B&W and color and the dual-sided printing is nice. Envelope printing is not good either as you can only print a couple at a time.


Excellent printer


from Lake City, FL, United States

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

This printer is really robust. It was very easy to set up including wireless connectivity. It has worked very well with my laptop windows 10 computer. Prints come out looking very nice. Copies in black and white and color are very easy. Multiple copies can be made with the top loader as well

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