Brother MFC-L8850CDW - multifunction printer ( color ) is rated
Rated 5 out of
Great printer, scanner and copier.
This is the third brother all in one laser printer I have had over the past ten years. All three have been great and I am still using all of them. Most parts that wear out can be replaced which means they will work for a long time. Each successive model added features and faster printer speed. The only thing I don't like about the printers is that they tell you / force you to replace toner cartridges and parts (drums) long before they are used up. I can tell when I need to change the cartridge or the drum and I wish it would continue to work until I decided to change the part.
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 2 out of
Problematic at Best
I bought two of these for our building. We networked them and that went fine, however, after very little use the printer began putting out pages that were very wrinkled on one side and I was told that the roller part couldn't be replaced so the printer would have to be. Then the second one began to do the same thing. I wouldn't waste my money on this printer.
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 3 out of
software difficult to use
nice printer but very difficult to use software for ocr scanning and email setup....
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 5 out of
Great multi-function machine
I have had the MFC-L8850CDW for a month now and I have all good things to say! I print labels for my own product and it does a great job on glossy thick paper (I feed it from front to back of machine to get the best results). This is my first multi-function machine and I am very glad I purchased it! I have used the 2 sided copying, the scanner, and the auto feed for multiple pages. I do not have the fax capability hooked up. I have yet to print 2 sided. The setup was extremely easy to do. I had it up and running in no time! I especially love the Brother Creative Center that is available online for special projects! If you haven't visited it yet, you should! There are all kinds of templates to use! I also am so glad to have the free phone support for the life of my machine. This is my 3rd Brother printer and I have always had very positive experiences when contacting Brother with any issues. As you can see, I am a true Brother fan...and no I didn't get paid for this review! :-)
Date published: 2016-03-06
Rated 1 out of
Poor Quality Scans, Difficult Setup
The setup instructions for this printer are poor. The Quick Setup Guide is almost all illustrations with no text. The illustrations are not easy to follow in terms of removing packing material.
I was never able to connect to my wireless network. The instructions use terminology that I wasn't familiar with, causing me to waste more time looking for explanations on the Internet.
Print quality was sharp, but scan quality was horrible. The text is jaggy and blurry. That was the deal-breaker for me. I'm returning the printer as soon as a friend can help me repack the heavy printer and load it into my truck. It's definitely not a one-person operation.
Date published: 2016-11-20