Brother MFC-885CW

Brother MFC-885CW ifeatures Print Speed 30ppm Black, 25ppm Color; Print Resolution Up to 6000×1200 dpi; USB, Ethernet, 802.11b/g Wireless Interfaces; 14.4K bps Fax Modem; Copy Speed 22cpm Black, 20cpm Color; Optical Scan Resolution 600×2400 dpi; Max. Paper Width/Length 8.5″/14.0″. The Brother MFC-885CW measures 18.7″ x 14.6″ x 7.1″ (W x D x H) and weighs 19 lbs.

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

Expert Reviews

Brother MFC-885CW Reviews

Expertreviews reviews the Brother MFC-885CW and writes;
“There were no major flaws in any of our correspondence-quality text, mixed colour or photo print tests. Draft prints were legible although rather pale, and photos were accurately coloured with minimal grain. Unfortunately, the MFC-885CW’s good print quality comes at the expense of print speeds.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Gadgetspeak reviews the Brother MFC-885CW and writes;
“Printing the 200 word document produced 14PPM and the 1500 word spread over four pages 12PPM, neither time is startling and the output is also rather grey. Of course the better quality modes fast printing, normal and fine jam less but are slower.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

PCauthority reviews the Brother MFC-885CW and writes;
“Text quality took a real hit and graphics and photographs appeared faded and pale. Scanning to a file was more successful – Brother’s TWAIN software produced a preview in 18 seconds, and a 300dpi scan of a 6 x 4in photo completed in 19 seconds. The final result was underwhelming, though – colours were a little pale and there was some evidence of banding in the final image.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

User Opinions

Brother MFC-885CW User Reviews

Brother comes through
“This is a true networkable multifunction printer that does everything well. The setup was simple and easy. The 5.8 Ghz wireless phone and digital answering machine along with its wide LCD display put it over the top. It does print slower when used wirelessly but it was accurate. There was a slight loss of sharpness when I printed photos to glossy paper. The ink requires a little longer to set. Its nice to have a built in sheet feeder rather than papers sticking up in the air. For the price its value can’t be beat.” – by ZoomDoc
Rating: ★★★★☆

great printer
“I was looking for a printer that would stand alone without a computer hooked to it, so we could print from our laptops. Does absolutely everything we wanted and much more. Plus generic ink is dirt cheap, can find them for less than $1.50 a piece shipped (from a popular auction site :) – by Brew
Rating: ★★★★★

Fabulous idea with cordless phone
“I would recommend this printer to everyone. With the phone all-in-one idea, no space has to be allocated for a seperate phone which would even further clutter up a workspace. The printer is fast. The ink compartment is ideally placed for easy swap-out of cartridges. The paper tray with the cover on it, has to be pulled out so far and then does not hold a large quantity of paper.” – by Barbara Greer
Rating: ★★★★★

Must have for the home office
“Print quality for a multifunction is very good. Does a nice job with borderless photo’s. If you are looking for outstanding photo quality you should invest in a dedicated photo printer. Scanning features are also good and it comes with OCR software. “ – by Woody
Rating: ★★★★★

Brother MFC-885CW
“Easy setup. Works well. Prints and pictues are good quality. Very quiet while printing. Faxing works well. Small footprint. All around nice all-in-one printer. Second brother I have owned much better then Epson. “ – by critical reviewer
Rating: ★★★★★

Fantastic printer for very reasonable price
“It’s simple to setup, and operate, and interfaces with a wireless or wired network flawlessly. Beautiful print jobs for both pictures and text. Print costs per page appears reasonable, and in line with other printers in this class. Scan and copy quality is excellent. “ – by Donald Clancy
Rating: ★★★★★

Brother All-in-one Printer
“I upgraded from an HP 722C Printer because it was so slow. This printer is so much faster. The setup was very easy and took about 15 minutes. I was printing documents from my computer 1 hour later. The color quality is good for documents however I don’t know about photo color because I did not purchase this printer to print photos – though that is another feature. The cordless phone for the fax machine was an added bonus since the quality is good. “ – by Garden Novice
Rating: ★★★★★

Covers all the bases, truly all-in-one
“Print quality is excellent for text and photos. Whether I’m printing a motion or photo exhibits, my results look great. The option to pick up the cordless phone and roam around the office means I can grab files without putting people on hold. It has good range, too, covering our whole building. It is very easy to use. I’m not a big reader of manuals. I just started using it and i’ve never had a problem figuring it out. It also has tons of features. “ – by J. Hoelscher
Rating: ★★★★★

“My family and I have put it to use DAILY! I LOVE my scanned photos. It prints GREAT. COLOR is GREAT. FAXES great. I love the “black” print button-no need to set it on properties! The phone works GREAT. The price was GREAT! I am so happy I chose BROTHER for my VISTA system. I am completely satisfied. “ – by 1967camarogirl
Rating: ★★★★★


Brother MFC-885CW Brochure & User Guide

- Brother MFC-885CW Brochure
- Brother MFC-885CW User Guide

Features & Specifications

Brother MFC-885CW Features

The Brother MFC-885CW Photo Color All-in-One with Wireless Networking and 5.8 GHz Cordless Phone is an ideal all-in-one solution for your office. With a large 4.2-inch widescreen LCD display, printing photos, previewing faxes, and navigating menus and prompts have never been easier. The MFC-885CW allows you to print photos directly from your digital camera’s media card without a computer, and the LCD display lets you automatically remove red-eye, enhance skin tone, enhance scenery, and perform other visual tricks. Accepted media types are: CompactFlash, Memory Stick/Pro, xD-Picture Card Type M/H, Secure Digital MultiMediaCards, SDHC, and USB flash memory drives.

The MFC-885CW makes it easy to connect to your network with a built-in wireless (802.11b/g) and wired Ethernet connections. With a maximum printing speed of 30 ppm black and 25 ppm color, there shouldn’t be any worry of office printing jobs causing a traffic jam. With a resolution up to 6000 x 1200 dpi, photos look wonderful. The copier works without a PC and has a maximum copy speed of 22 cpm black and 20 cpm color. An automatic document feeder tray has a capacity of 10 pages for fast copying of multiple pages. The copier can scale documents from 25 to 400 percent of the original. The scanner has an optical scan resolution of 600 x 2400 dpi at a 36-bit color depth. Included is Scansoft PaperPort SE with OCR for Windows and Presto! PageManager for Mac, making it easy to organize your scanned pages. OCR software lets you convert scanned pages into editable documents.

The MFC-885CW also features fax capability with black and white and color faxing. The 14.4 Kbps fax modem allows a transmission speed of approximately six seconds per page. A cordless telephone handset is built in as well, using the 5.8 GHz frequency for great range and clarity. The phone supports caller ID and the built-in digital answering machine has up to 29 minutes of recording time. The Brother MFC-885CW Photo Color All-in-One with Wireless Networking and 5.8 GHz Cordless Phone is backed by a 1-year warranty.

* Wide 4.2″ Flip-up color LCD display. Preview, enhance, and print photos directly from your digital camera’s media card without a computer and preview received faxes.
* 5.8GHz digital cordless handset. Expandable to a total of 4 handsets.
* Wireless (802.11b/g) and wired interfaces‡. PC enables you to share the MFC on your network for printing, scanning, faxing from your computer and accessyour digital camera media cards or USB Flash Drive.
* Fast color printing. Speeds up to 30ppm black and 25ppm color.‡
* Print rich, vibrant borderless photos. Resolutions up to 6000 x 1200 dpi and a minimum droplet size of 1.5 picoliters shows the fine details of your photographs.
* Built-in digital answering machine. Holds up to 29 minutes of messages. It also includes a telephone handset and full duplex speaker phone.
* 4×6 photo paper tray. Bypass tray holds up to 20 sheets of 4×6 glossy paper without removing standard paper.
* Auto document feeder for fax, copy and scan. The automatic document feeder holds up to 10 pages for unattended fax, copy and scanning of multi-page documents.

What’s in the Box
MFC-885CW All-in-One, LC51BK ink cartridge, LC51C ink cartridge, LC51M ink cartridge, LC51Y ink cartridge, CD-ROM (software, user’s guide), and user’s guide.

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