Brother MFC-845cw

Brother MFC-845cw features Print Speed 27ppm Black, 22ppm Color; Print Resolution Up to 6000×1200 dpi; USB, Ethernet, 802.11b/g Wireless Interfaces; 14.4K bps Fax Modem; Copy Speed 20cpm Black, 18cpm Color; Max. Interpolated Scan Resolution 19,200 dpi; Maximum Paper Width/Length 8.5″/14.0″. The Brother MFC-845cw measures 18.7″ x 14.6″ x 7.1″ (W x D x H) and weighs 19.2 lbs.

Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Brother MFC-845cw Reviews

Expertreviews reviews the Brother MFC-845cw and writes;
“We were pleased with the results of our tests on the MFC-845CW. While it won’t win any awards for being the fastest printer in town, and its photo print quality isn’t a match for dedicated photo printers from the likes of Canon, Epson and HP, its results are perfectly acceptable for an all-rounder. Text print quality is good for an inkjet – not as crisp as a laser printer, but a match for nearly any other inkjet at Normal quality.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCWorld reviews the Brother MFC-845cw and writes;
“Our grayscale print had a greenish tinge and showed little shadow detail. Plain-paper graphics were grainy with dull, lifeless colors. On glossy paper, photos exhibited nice, smooth tones; but colors weren’t as vivid and natural as those we saw in output from rival MFPs. Scanning quality and copying quality were just average.”
Rating: ★★½☆☆

Computershopper reviews the Brother MFC-845cw and writes;
“In addition, real-world printer performance never approached the rated 27-page-per-minute (ppm) monochrome and 22ppm color claims that Brother makes for the engine. Best-quality text printed at just 3ppm, fast-mode text at 15ppm, and a borderless 4×6 photo, printed at highest quality, took just over five minutes.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

User Opinions

Brother MFC-845cw User Reviews

Excellent combo-answer machine
“Voice quality is great — printing, faxing, etc. excellent. Only shortcoming is that it doesn’t have an envelope bypass. Had to buy another printer for envelopes because changing paper in try from letterhead to envelopes too cumbersome. “ – by G. K. Libbey
Rating: ★★★★★

Brilliant, except for the 5.8G phone
“This is an excellent mfc, I am extremely satisfied with its print, scan, fax, and copy functions as well as the wireless networking. I’m also very happy with the display, which is large and color and very usable. Overall, this MFC works flawlessly! Kudo’s to Brother for this. “ – by R. Hoffman
Rating: ★★★★☆

nice home office equipment
“i just bought this mfc 2 days ago i love it ,it has everything you need works perfectly faxing copying priting pics is awsome love the network capablity and not to mention the wireless phone set w/answer machine. i bought this to replace an old hp printer and a dust collecting canon scanner i looked @ hp product but i couldn’t find any thing w/the same functions at least not for about the same price the closest thing from hp was about $150 more i bought mine @ office depot about the same price @amazon but office depot offer a mail in rebate (hopefully i’ll get it)” – by Ahmad Ababneh
Rating: ★★★★★

Really a five star company
“We bought this for home use and it worked perfectly – right away – with my husband’s laptop. My Dell notebook, however, refused to cooperate at first, and I must tell you that of all the tech support I have EVER encountered, Brother’s is the best, hands down. Polite, English speaking people solved my software compatibility problems in short order. After years of HP anguish I have learned that there is nothing more important in an electronic device than a knowledgeable tech support service. The printer, fax and scanner work flawlessly on our wireless network and the price is right for a home based machine.” – by M. Woody
Rating: ★★★★★

One of the good ones
“The Brother MFC-845cw is perhaps the best multifunction machine I have ever purchased. I have printed many pages with the brother and it seems to have used little ink, the ink monitor lets the user know how much ink is available. The paper tray is one of the cool features of this machine. The paper tray will hold standard paper and has a built-in holder for the smaller photo paper, you can print from standard to photo without changing a thing. I have used every feature the Brother MFC-845cw has to offer and have been very impressed with all features.” – by Chad Anderson
Rating: ★★★★★

Brother MFC-845cw
“I’m using this machine on a wireless network that includes 4 macs and 1 PC.
Software installed on all machines easily (OS 10.3.9, OS 10.4.7, XP home) and quality and ease of use has been exceptional. I can’t speak for the photo features as I’ve yet to use them but other than that all was and is as promised by the add hype. Imagine my surprise…”
– by The Hopi Way
Rating: ★★★★★

all-in-one office equipment – this is the way to go
“It’s amazing that a UPS crew can drop, kick, tumble, fumble and crush the box and yet when I peeled away the tattered outer packaging the Brother MFC-845cw came out unscathed. I’ve used it for a month and love it. I don’t do a lot of copying or faxing but this machine is great and I’m really glad to have it when I need it. I can finally do color enlargements – my favorite feature.” – by Sonny Black
Rating: ★★★★☆

Oh Brother
“The scanner even works and I have NEVER had a scanner that actually works without problems. The phone is fantastic – my husband is hard of hearing and he can hear just fine on this phone, in fact I just ordered an extension line phone. I love the fact that you can set different ring tones on it, there is 5 ringers and 2 music settings. The answering machine delivers crisp voice quality, you don’t have to listen to the message half a dozen times to get a phone number. Unwanted messages are SIMPLE to erase. The copy function does everything my big copier at work does and the copies look even better! It is also a very nice looking machine, I don’t mind having it on my desktop at all.” – by Leslie J. SJG
Rating: ★★★★★

“Brother MFC-845cw Color Photo Inkjet Flatbed All-in-One with 5.8GHz Cordless Handset It took awhile to get it to be friendly, but once we got acquainted I’m quite satisfied with it. The cordless hand phone is a quality piece of equipment. The fax feed system and follow up confirmation of completion is a nice feature. The flatbed scanner did a nice job of printing a photo, altho’ I don’t use the machine for that particular process often.” – by Leslie J. Mclenithan
Rating: ★★★★☆

Amazing in a mixed environment
“My wife and I share a very small office so we fantasized about a device that could print, scan, take messages, and make calls all in one device. We were willing to spend any amount of money to save space. When we saw the Brother, we were skeptical but gave it a try. WOW!!! Not only did it work, it ran seamlessly on both her Mac and my Windows desktop, plus our laptops.” – by Robert A. Newport
Rating: ★★★★★

Great buy
“Print Quality – I know that HP & Canon offer better printing quality but their ink cartrides are also very expensive. On the other hand Brother ink is reasonable and the print quality is good enought for your regular printing needs. Photo – I was very happy with the photo printed from this printer although it took about a minute to print one copy.” – by RAMBO FIRE
Rating: ★★★★★


Brother MFC-845cw Brochure & User Guide

Brother MFC-845cw Brochure
Brother MFC-845cw User Guide

Features & Specifications

Brother MFC-845cw Features

The Brother MFC-845cw is a powerful color multi-function center with wireless (80.211b/g) networking capabilities, making it a great addition to your home or small business office.

Color Printer
The MFC-845cw features a flip-up, 2.5-inch color LCD so you can control all of its functions at a glance. Enjoy up to 27 ppm black and 22 ppm color print speed, as well as photo quality printing up to 6000 x 1200 dpi. With a droplet size as small as 1.5 picoliters you can be assured of fine details and color accuracy. The unit’s front loading paper tray holds up to 100 sheets, while a photo by-pass tray holds up to 20 sheets of 4×6 glossy paper. Borderless photo printing is possible, and USB, ethernet, and wireless 80.211b/g interfaces are included. The printer works with Windows and Mac operating systems.

Color Copier
With a versatile flatbed design, the MFC-845cw offers easy copying. No PC is required for copying, and you’ll enjoy up to 20 cpm black and 18 cpm color copy speeds. The copier also offers up to 1200 x 600 dpi resolution, as well as multi-copying for up to 99 copies. Reduce or enlarge your copies from 25 percent to 400 percent, in 1 percent increments.

Color Scanner
Use the MFC-845cw for flatbed color scanning at up to 19,200 dpi (interpolated) resolution, and up to 600 x 2400 dpi (optical) resolution. The unit includes award-winning ScanSoft PaperPort SE with OCR Software for Windows and Presto! PageManager for Mac.

Photo Capture Center
Use the color LCD display to preview, print images or even an index–all without a computer. The MFC-845cw features convenient digital camera media card slots for high quality photo printing (Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, xD-Picture Card Type M/Type H, CompactFlash, Secure Digital, and MultiMediaCard). The memory card system also works as a removable disk drive, and there’s also a PictBridge interface to print photos directly from your PictBridge-enabled camera.

Color Fax
When it comes time to send a fax, you can choose black and white or color faxing using the ITU-T30E standard. A 10-page auto document feeder makes big faxing jobs a snap, while the 14.4 Kbps high-speed fax modem delivers your documents quickly. The fax machine supports caller ID and distinctive ring modes. No PC is required for faxing. You can also take advantage of 100-station auto dialing, and 32 MB of total memory means you can store up to 480 pages.

PC Fax
The MFC-845cw comes with the Brother PC Fax Driver for sending and receiving faxes from your computer. The software supports fax broadcasting from your PC, as well as network PC fax send and receive. PC fax functionality works with Windows and Mac operating systems.

Message Center
The MFC-845cw’s built-in digital answering machine records up to 99 messages or up to 29 total minutes. The unit features a built-in 5.8Ghz digital cordless telephone handset which is expandable to four handsets, as well as a full-duplex speakerphone for hands-free operation. Volume controls for both the handset and speakerphone are provided.

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