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MFC-8950DWT

High-Performance Laser All-in-One with Advanced Duplex, Wireless Networking and Dual Paper Trays

Estimated Street Price: $699.99*




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Overall Rating: (4.1 out of 5)
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22 of 27 people would recommend this product.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Excellent Product
November 19, 2015
By Ivory from San Francisco Bay area
I have previously owned two other Brother MFC printers over the years. The MFC-895DWT is the best of all of them tying in various options for connectivity and duplexing capabilities both on printing and scanning.

I have always used two paper trays over the years one for letter and the other for legal size paper. Usually I purchased the second tray, but this one comes with a second try.

It is an expensive top of the line printer, but you get what you pay for.
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Overall Rating: 4 out of 5
Reliable and Economical for a Small Office
November 5, 2015
By JakeA from Hackensack, NJ
I am a solo attorney and use this as the sole printer/scanner/copier for myself and my paralegal in my office. I wasn't very happy with the faxing function of this while hooked to my VOIP system, so I switched to efax. Nonetheless, the consumables are inexpensive (generics largely available if you prefer) and the machine rarely misfeeds or jams. Printer and scanner are also very fast.

I have a few small nitpicks about the machine that could really make this the perfect unit for me. First, after it runs out of letter paper in the first tray, it automatically defaults to the legal sized paper in the second tray. Also, the ADF cannot automatically detect legal sized paper so in order to scan legal sized paper, you have to go through the computer software to adjust the paper size and scan through there. As a result, you cannot copy legal sized paper from the machine either - again, you need to handle this through the computer. Last, the controls on the machine's touchscreen are slow and laggy and can be frustrating when you are in a rush.

All in all, I'm very happy with the machine and would probably replace it with the same unit if this one were to fail, but I can't help but think how easily it could be made better.
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Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Economic Alternative to Lease/Purchase
June 26, 2015
By LawOfficeGuru from Las Cruces, NM
I have owned (and continue to own) printers, fax machines and scanners (both flatbed and high-speed), and I have owned and leased copiers. Until recently, I balked at owning either high-speed scanners or copy machines because they were generally either outside my budget or lacked the features and speed my office required.

Not so with the MFC-8950DW and its two-drawer sibling, the MFC-8950DWT, which is really the same machine with an included, but separately boxed, second drawer. So far (since I have only owned and used it for a couple of months), it has behaved flawlessly for what I have used it - primarily a copier, with some duplex printing.

The controls are intuitive, so I have yet to have to read the ample manual that came with it, other than at setup, which proceeded flawlessly. It is hooked up to my wireless network, so any of my office stations can print to it. The copies it makes are clear, and if anything, initially somewhat dark, until I set the darkness level a little bit lighter.

And it's fast, at or nearly equal to my commercial rental, and since it both scans and prints in duplex, it by far outdistances the rental when I am printing in duplex, since my old machine took each copy through a complex mechanical second printing pass before the copy was deposited in the completed pile.

But what sold me is the economics. As long as I don't need to make originals or copies larger than the 8950's maximum 8 1/2" by 11" sheet size, which comprises at least 99.9% of my output, I can amortize over one year the full cost of the printer and its copies, including the toner and eventual new drum, to about what my commercial rental was costing me for the same period. The difference being that after the first year of purchase and operation, I have paid for my Brother what I would have paid under my lease, so my costs for any use AFTER that first year (when I have only operating costs) are dramatically LESS than leasing. Before purchasing, I spoke with my current copier lessor about something it might have for comparison, but nothing with the same features and remotely comparable price point was available across its three available commercial product lines. My monthly duty cycle falls comfortably within the cycle specified by Brother.

I admit that I miss a larger platen size for reduction copying, but for the vast majority of my office work, large documents are not involved, and the wireless connection and duplex (and greater) printing options more than compensate for me. The Bother warranty assures that at minimum the 8950DWT will operate during my amortization period, and as I say, thereafter it becomes an ever-increasing bargain.

Since I already have dedicated printers, scanners and fax machines, I do not utilize those features on the 8950DWT, and cannot speak with any authority as to them.

I have two other Brother printers, neither of which have had any problems after their respective warranty periods have expired. Hopefully, the 8950 will be the same.

Well done, Brother!
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Use Small Business (Up to 25 Employees)
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Overall Rating: 4 out of 5
Good machine!
June 18, 2015
By DocPrepper
Overall great printer and scanner. A bit slow on the scanner side but does the job we need it too. We print/scan roughly 3500 pages of material per week and we are happy with our Brother MFC-8950DW. In addition, we use the super high yield toner cartridges and they are absolutely worth the money!
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