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Brother MFC-J985DW - multifunction printer (color)

Mfg. Part: MFC-J985DW | CDW Part: 4153274 | UNSPSC: 44101503
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$205.99Advertised Price

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  • Multifunction printer
  • color
  • ink-jet
  • Legal (8.5 in x 14 in) (original)
  • Legal (media)
  • up to 6 ppm (copying)
  • up to 12 ppm (printing)
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • Multifunction printer
  • color
  • ink-jet
  • Legal (8.5 in x 14 in) (original)
  • Legal (media)
  • up to 6 ppm (copying)
  • up to 12 ppm (printing)
  • 100 sheets
  • 14.4 Kbps
  • USB 2.0
  • LAN
  • Wi-Fi(n)
  • USB host
  • NFC
Energy/Environment standards
ENERGY STAR Qualified Yes
Technical Specifications
Specifications are provided by the manufacturer. Refer to the manufacturer for an explanation of the print speed and other ratings.
Consumables Included
Color: Black
Included Qty: 1
Type: Cartridge

Color: Cyan

Color: Magenta

Color: Yellow

Automatic Duplexing: None
Copying Features: Book Copy , Fit to page , ID Card Copy
Max Copying Resolution B/W: 2400 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color: 2400 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W: 6 ppm
Max Copying Speed Color: 6 ppm
Max Document Enlargement: 400%
Max Document Reduction: 25%

Document & Media Handling
Document Feeder: ADF
Document Feeder Capacity: 20 sheets
Max Media Size: Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Original Size: Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Media Size Class: Legal
Original Type: Sheets
Standard Media Capacity: 100 sheets
Supported Media Sizes: Legal (8.5 in x 14 in) , Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
Supported Media Type: Card stock , Envelopes , Plain paper

Document & Media Handling Details
Media Feeder Capacity: 100 sheets
Type: Input tray

Media Feeder Capacity: 20 sheets
Type: Photo tray

Type: ADF

Media Feeder Capacity: 1
Type: Bypass tray

Fax Machine
Compatibility: G3
Max Transmission Speed: 14.4 Kbps
PC Faxing: Yes
Reception Memory Capacity: 200
Transmission Memory Capacity: 200

Fax Machine Features
Speed Dialing: 200 Station(s)

Brand: Brother
Manufacturer: Brother International
Model: MFC-J985DW
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: Brother

Color Category: Black
Included Office Machine Accessories: Phone cable

Office Machine
Fax Type: Plain paper
Functions: Copier , Fax , Printer , Scanner
Monthly Duty Cycle (max): 2500 pages
Office Machine Features: Google Cloud Print ready , Print from USB flash drive , Save to USB flash drive
Printing Output Type: Color
Printing Technology: Ink-jet
Recommended Monthly Volume: 50 - 1000 pages
Type: Fax / copier / printer / scanner

PC Connectivity
AirPrint Enabled: Yes
PC Connection: LAN , NFC , USB 2.0 , USB host , Wi-Fi(n)
PC Connection Availability: Yes

Automatic Duplexing: Yes
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm): 12 ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm): 10 ppm
Max Resolution B/W: 6000 x 1200 dpi
Max Resolution Color: 6000 x 1200 dpi

Automatic Duplexing: None
Interpolated Resolution: 19200 x 19200 dpi
Optical Resolution: 2400 x 1200 dpi
Scan Element: CIS

Support Details Full Contract Period: 2 years
Support Details Type: Limited warranty

Operating System Support: Apple Mac OS X 10.10.x , Apple Mac OS X 10.8.5 , Apple Mac OS X 10.9.x , MS Windows 7 , MS Windows Server 2003 , MS Windows Server 2003 R2 , MS Windows Server 2008 , MS Windows Server 2008 R2 , MS Windows Server 2012 , MS Windows Server 2012 R2 , MS Windows Vista , MS Windows XP Home Edition , MS Windows XP Professional , Windows 10 , Windows 8 , Windows 8.1

Speed Details
Function: Printing
Max Speed: 12 ipm
Mode: B/W (ISO/IEC 24734)

Max Speed: 10 ipm
Mode: Color (ISO/IEC 24734)

Function: Copying
Max Speed: 6 ppm
Mode: B/W (ISO/IEC 24735)

Mode: Color (ISO/IEC 24735)

Dimensions & Weight
Depth: 13.4 in
Height: 6.8 in
Weight: 18.3 lbs
Width: 16.5 in

Interface Required
Connector Type: 4 pin USB Type B
Total Qty: 1
Type: USB 2.0

Connector Type: 4 pin USB Type A
Type: USB host

Connector Type: RJ-45
Type: LAN

Service & Support
Type: 2 years warranty

Dimensions & Weight (Shipping)
Shipping Depth: 9.8 in
Shipping Height: 18 in
Shipping Weight: 22.7 lbs
Shipping Width: 19.6 in

Display Diagonal Size: 2.7"
Display Diagonal Size (metric): 6.8 cm
Features: Touch screen

Environmental Standards
ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Printing System
Color: 4-ink
Ink Cartridge Configuration: 4 individual ink tanks
Ink Palette Supported (Colors): Cyan, magenta, yellow, black

Product Reviews
Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 122reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Why Haven't I Bought One of These Before??? I have bought a number of printers over the years but this is the first Brother printer that I've owned. I am totally impressed. I set this up as both a wired printer (company provided laptop prohibits wireless installation) and as a wireless. It was quick and easy. I easily direct prints from my own laptop, tablet and Android phone. At the same time, my wife is doing the same with her iPhone and iPad.Print quality is excellent. Depending on the size of the print, there may be a slight delay but it is not a consequence. The other thing that I noticed is that it does not use much ink at all yet the output is wonderful.I use this in my home office for both after hours work and personal use. If this printer is being used in a workplace, one of the other models with a higher capacity of paper might be preferable. For home use, this is without a doubt the best printer I've ever purchased. January 9, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great quality prints but an ink miser!!! I have owned several different types of all in one printers over the years. I have used them personally and for a small in home business. This one is my favorite so far. It has beautiful quality prints but uses very little ink. I love how cheap the ink is as well. With other printers, you might as well buy a new printer as to purchase all new ink cartridges. This one cost a little more up front than I have paid in the past but was well worth it for the reduced ink replacement cost.I like the simple touch screen interface and the ease with which I was able to set it up with my home network, including my daughter's Chromebook and our smartphones. It has so far been my best printer purchase to date and I have owned these types of printers since they first came on the home use market about 15 years ago. January 9, 2017
Rated 4 out of 5 by Easy to use This model was recommended by a manager at Staples, whose judgment I trust and everything he promised turned out to be true. The product is easy to use, efficient and multi-functional, qualities that do not always cohabit in the same machine January 8, 2017
Rated 3 out of 5 by Strange I have not used the printer very much since its recent purchase. But there are some strange things: first, when I initially begin to print my PC indicates that it is off line--which it isn't...and then soon afterwards the printer comes into action. Second, I hooked up the phone jack and yesterday the phone conversation that was on our house phone was on the printer--but I could only hear it and not engage in that conversation, so I took the jack out of the wall socket. And last, the printer is rather noisy and reminds me a bit of the old bit printers that were similarly noisy. But IT PRINTS, thankfully, and is not giving me problems that I had with two recent ones which are now recycled. January 8, 2017
Rated 3 out of 5 by Good printer but wireless Connection needs work I purchased this printer because I want to print from my iPad and because it has long lasting ink. It performs well with the latter but I still have troubles printing wirelessly. The printer doesn't show up on AirPrint and I can print using the brother app but have to turn the printer off and on for it to show on the network. January 8, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by So far so good I have used my new Brother printer for about a month now and have been happy with its performance. Setup was easy and print and photo quality has been good. I really have enjoyed being able to printing double sided and using the automatic document feeder. I hope the cost of operation will be as low as advertised. January 7, 2017
Rated 4 out of 5 by Love the print from mobile phone feature! I've had my printer for a couple of weeks so far and live it. Set up was easy. Love the wirelessly features and scan to email ability. Thank you January 5, 2017
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great product Great Product. Easy to install. Reliable. Great Features. January 5, 2017
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