Brother MFC-9320CW Review
When high volume color printing is a necessity for your office or small business, it may be the economical choice to go with a color laser printer as opposed to inkjet. As the cost of color laser technology drops, buyers are discovering this efficient, office friendly format. The Brother MFC-9320CW is a great place to start looking, as it provides a broad range of color laser print, copy, and scan abilities, as well as full wireless connectivity.
Though it does result in a hefty price tag, the Brother MFC-9320CW’s wireless capabilities make it one of the easiest ways to add full color print capabilities to an entire office network. Brother’s includes software allows users to simply plug in the multifunctional unit and discover it on their pre existing wireless network, allowing a network of host PCs to fax, copy, and print, all in full color and high resolution.
With print quality selectable up to 600 x 2400 dots per inch, users will be able to take full advantage of the Brother MFC-9320CW’s color print capabilities by printing near photo quality pictures, as well as attractive charts and graphs, or color flyers. Optical scanning also operates at this high resolution, while interpolated scans can be executed at a quality selectable up to 9600 dots per inch.
Bother’s up to the minute software options include their free to download iPring and iScan programs that allow users to both print and scan from any Android smart phone or device. A built in 35 page automatic document feeder makes scanning even easier by automatically rifling through stacks of input material, and the ADF is also critical when dealing with larger scan or color copy projects.
Along with a large range of fax capabilities including a series of comprehensive dedicated buttons and an LCD control panel, the Brother MFC-9320CW allows the convenient function of PC faxing from any computer on its network. When PC faxing, users can send and receive fax via the fax modem and phone lines, just as they would a regular fax, directly from their desktop computer.
Even for a color laser printer, the Brother MFC-9320CW still registers a little low on the print speed scale. Color laser print devices are almost always slower overall than their monochrome counterparts, but with only 17 pages per minute maximum color print capabilities, and no significant boost in speed when dealing in monochrome, the unit disappoints when considering its overall price. With such an expensive asking price, and costly consumables, the 9320 would not make a reasonable purchase for everyday office use.