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Brother MFC-8690DW
MFC-8690DW
Overall Rating: (3.6 out of 5)
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High-Performance Laser All-in-One with Wireless Networking and Duplex
Overview
High-Performance Laser All-in-One for your Business or Small Workgroup

The MFC-8690DW offers powerful features ideal for any small/medium business or workgroup. It features two-sided printing plus automatic two-sided scanning using the auto document feeder for copying, scanning and faxing‡. In addition, its advanced capabilities allow you to scan documents to a file, image, OCR, E-mail, FTP site or E-mail Server‡ or use the USB Direct Interface‡ to print from or scan files to your USB flash memory drive. Built-in wireless 802.11b/g and Ethernet interfaces allow you to share this all-in-one with others. Plus, a 8,000-page‡ high-yield toner cartridge is included to help lower your operating costs.

Main Features
  • Flexible connectivity. Built-in wireless 802.11b/g and Ethernet network interfaces allow you to print, scan and PC fax over the network. Plus, Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and Parallel interfaces are included for local connectivity.
  • Advanced duplex capability. Help save paper and reduce costs by printing two-sided documents and booklets. Plus, two-sided scanning using the auto document feeder for copying, scanning and faxing‡.
  • Fast printing and copying. Produces high-quality output at fast print and copy speeds of up to 32 pages per minute.
  • High-yield toner cartridge included. A high-yield 8,000 page‡ toner cartridge is included to help lower your operating costs.
  • Large, expandable paper capacity. Features an adjustable, 250-sheet capacity paper tray, a 50-sheet capacity multi-purpose tray plus an optional 2nd 250-sheet capacity paper tray‡ to increase your total paper capacity to 550 sheets.
  • 50-page capacity auto document feeder‡. A quick and easy way to copy, fax or scan multi-page documents (up to legal size).
  • Convenient walk-up printing and scanning. A USB Direct Interface is located on the front of the machine for printing PDF or JPEG files from or scanning PDF or JPEG files to your USB flash memory drive.
  • Legal-size document glass. Ample room for placing documents on the platen for scanning or copying up to legal-size documents.
  • Convenient mobile device printing & scanning. Print from your mobile device via‡: Brother™ iPrint&Scan and Cortado Workplace. Plus, wirelessly scan to your mobile device with the Brother™ iPrint&Scan app.
  • Outstanding customer support. The Brother MFC-8690DW offers a 1 year limited warranty with free phone support for the life of your product.
Print
Print Technology B/W Laser Technology
Consumable Type Toner Cartridge & Drum Unit
Max. Black Print Speed (ppm) 32ppm Black
Print Resolution (maximum dpi) Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
Printer Driver Compatibility† Windows® & Mac OS®
Emulation(s) PCL6 & BR-Script 3‡

Copy
Copying Capability B/W Copying
Design Style Flatbed
Max. Automatic Document Feeder Capacity‡ 50-Page ADF
Max. Black Copy Speed (cpm) 32cpm Black
Stand-alone Copying No PC Required
Reduction/Enlargement 25% - 400%
Sorting Function Yes
Duplex Copying Yes‡
N in 1 Function 2in1 / 4in1
Poster Function No
Document Glass Size Legal-size

Scan
Scanning Capability B/W & Color Scanning
Duplex Scanning Yes‡
Max. Interpolated Scan Resolution (dpi)† 19200 x 19200 dpi
Optical Scan Resolution (dpi) 600 x 2400 dpi
Mobile Device Scanning App‡ Brother™ iPrint&Scan free app download for wireless printing from and scanning to your mobile device. For more information, please click here
"Scan To" Feature† E-mail, Image, OCR, File, FTP, E-mail Server‡, Network Folder (CIFS), USB
Scan File Formats TIFF/BMP/MAX/JPG/PDF
Scanner Driver Compatibility† Windows®/Mac OS®
Document Viewer Software† Includes Scansoft PaperPort® SE with OCR for Windows® and Presto!® PageManager® for Mac®
OCR Software† Includes Scansoft PaperPort® SE with OCR for Windows® and Presto!® PageManager® for Mac®

Fax
Faxing Capability B/W Faxing
Fax Modem Speed 33.6K bps Super G3 Fax Modem
PC Fax Capability (send/receive)† Yes
Best Transmission Speed (sec)‡ Approx. 2 seconds per page
Duplex Faxing Yes
Call Waiting/ Caller ID/ Distinctive Ring Ready‡ No/No/Yes
Out-of-Paper Reception Yes
External TAD Interface Yes
Total Auto Dial Locations 340 locations
Broadcasting (# of locations) Yes (390 locations)
Quick Scan (Memory Transmission)‡ Approx. 2 sec/page
Fax/Telephone Switch Yes
Fax Page Memory‡ Up to 600 page fax memory
Auto Fax Receive Date/Time Header Yes
Document Memory Backup Yes

Paper Handling
Standard Input Paper Capacity (sheets)‡ 250-Sheet Input Capacity
Multi-purpose Tray Yes (up to 50 sheets)
Output Paper Capacity (sheets) 150 sheets
Optional Paper Capacity (sheets) LT-5300 (250 sheets)‡
Duplex Printing Capability Yes
Paper Handling Size - Paper Tray Letter, Legal, Executive, A4, A5, B5
Paper Handling Size - Multi-Purpose Tray Letter, Legal, Executive, A4, A5, A6, B5, B6, Envelopes, Custom Sizes (2.75-8.5" (w), 4.57-14" (l))
Sheet Weight - Paper Tray (max/min) 16-28 lbs.
Sheet Weight - Multi-purpose Tray (max/min) 16-43 lbs.
Minimum Input for ADF (Width/Height) 5.8"/5.8"
Max Input of ADF (Width/Height) 8.5"/14"
Sheet Weight - ADF (max/min) 17-24 lbs.
Recommended Paper Brands Plain Paper: Xerox 4200DP 20 lb., Hammermill Laser Paper 24 lb., Recycled Paper: Xerox Recycled Supreme, Transparency: 3M CG 3300, Labels: Avery Laser Label #5160
Media Type Plain Paper, Bond Paper, Recycled Paper, Transparencies

Connectivity & Compatibility
Standard Interface(s) Wireless 802.11b/g , Ethernet, Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and Parallel
USB Direct Interface/PictBridge‡ Yes/No
Standard Network Features† Printing, Scanning, PC Fax, I-Fax, Corporate Address Book (LDAP)
Mobile Device Compatibility‡ Brother™ iPrint&Scan free app download for wireless printing (JPEG, PDF & web page) from and scanning to your Apple®, Android™ or Windows® Phone 7 (JPEG only and scanning not available) mobile device
Supported Network Protocols (IPv4) ARP, RARP, BOOTP, DHCP, APIPA(Auto IP), WINS/NetBIOS name resolution, DNS Resolver, mDNS, LLMNR responder, LPR/LPD, Custom Raw Port/Port9100, IPP/IPPS, FTP Client and Server, TELNET Server, HTTP/HTTPS server, SSL/TLS, TFTP client and server, SMTP Client, APOP, POP before SMTP, SMTP-AUTH, SNMPv1/v2c/v3, ICMP, LLTD responder, Web Services (Print), CIFS Client, SNTP
Supported Network Protocols (IPv6) NDP, RA, DNS resolver, mDNS, LLMNR responder, LPR/LPD, Custom Raw Port/Port9100, IPP/IPPS, FTP Client and Server,TELNET Server, HTTP/HTTPS server, SSL/TLS, TFTP client and server, SMTP Client, APOP, POP before SMTP, SMTP-AUTH, SNMPv1/v2c/v3, ICMPv6, LLTD responder, Web Services (Print), CIFS Client, SNTP
One-Push Wireless Configuration AOSS™, Wi-Fi Protected Setup™

General
LCD Display Yes (Monochrome)
Standard Memory (MB) 64MB
Optional Memory (MB) Yes (up to 576MB)‡
Toner Save Mode Yes
Maximum Monthly Duty Cycle‡ 30,000 printed pages
Recommended Monthly Print Volume‡ 500 to 3,500 pages

Security Features
Wireless Network Security WEP 64/128, WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK (AES), LEAP(CKIP), EAP-FAST(TKIP/AES)
Security Functions Secure Function Lock, Setting Lock, Secure Print

Power & Operating Requirements
ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes
Power Source AC 120V 50/60Hz
Power Consumption - Sleep/Ready/Copying 19W/85W/680W
Operating Environment: Temperature 50-91° F
Operating Environment: Humidity 20-80% (w/out condensation)
Machine Noise (Ready/Copying) 30 dB/56 dB

Dimensions & Weights
Carton Dimensions (W"xD"xH") 24.7" x 22.3" x 22.6"
Carton Weight (lbs) 48.7 lbs.
Unit Dimensions (W"xD"xH") 20.9" x 17.7" x 18.7"
Unit Weight (lbs) 41.0 lbs.

What’s Included
"In-box" Consumables/Yield‡ (1) TN650 High Yield Toner Cartridge (8,000 Pages)
(1) DR620 Drum Unit (25,000 Pages)
Carton Contents (1) TN650 High Yield Toner Cartridge (yields approx. 8,000 Pages‡)
(1) DR620 Drum Unit (yields approx. 25,000 Pages‡)
User's Guide
Quick Setup Guide
AC Power Cord
USB Cable
Telephone Line Cord
Software CD-ROM for Windows®
Software CD-ROM for Mac®
Warranty 1 Year Limited