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Brother MFC-9840CDW Review
There are many powerful printers out there, but not many come as powerful as this. The Brother MFC-9840CDW can do all of the basics that you would expect such as printing, copying, scanning and faxing, but also has some amazing features that make it a stand out from the rest. It features high quality printing in color, as well as duplex printing and wireless networking. This makes it a very powerful machine. Read below to find out more what this can offer.
There are too many good features on this machine to say that one is the main function. It features color printing, which is not always possible on a lot of office machines, especially in this price range. Don’t be mistaken though; even in color it can reach high speeds and high quality. It is possible to print out at 20 pages per minute in black and white and in color. It even has very good quality, and can print out at a resolution of u to 2400 by 600 dpi. This is a very good quality, and will give your images a very professional look.
Duplex printing is another main feature this machine can offer. This is basically a function that allows you to print on both sides of the paper automatically, without the need to manually do it yourself. This will save you time as you don’t need to open up the paper tray and turn document around yourself. It will also save the business money as you are saving on paper. Overall this is a very convenient feature that will make working easier and faster.
Another one of the machines main features is the wireless networking abilities. This allows you to connect to the machine through a network, and using no wires. Having a network is something that every office, no matter how big or small will have. If more than one computer needs to connect to the MFC-9840CDW then this is definitely the way forward. It means that you can access some of its features such as printing, scanning and faxing directly from your computer.
The copying function on this machine is also quite good. It isn’t as fast as printing though, and only reaches up to 16 pages per minute when copying in color and black and white. You even have a duplex copying option that will automatically turn the document around for you. There is a reduction/enlargement feature with the copier that can perform at a ratio of between 25% and 400%.
The scanning feature can reach a resolution of 19,200 dpi when scanned at enhanced mode, and 1200 by 2400 dpi when scanned at optical resolution. Its scan to feature allows you to transfer scanned images directly to your computer over the wireless network for easy access and editing.
With every machine there is going to be a few small disadvantages. In this case, it is the print and copy speed. Although this machine can achieve almost everything else, it prints at 20 pages per minute and scans at 16 pages per minute. This is too slow if you are working in a medium to large office space. It should only be used in a home office or between a small workgroup.
The ability of color may be a very useful feature to some, but running costs can be dramatically increased. It is important to only use the color when you generally need it and not just because it is there. Color cartridges can cost a lot of money to refill, and won't last as long as black and white. Also documents might get accidently printed out in color when they were meant to be in black and white. This is a very common mistake and could easily be made by a novice user.
In all, this machine is fantastic. For the every day user, it is what you expect from a machine of this price. It has the standard features you would expect on every all in one machine, plus the added ability of duplex printing, printing in color and wireless connectivity.