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MFC-L8850CDW Colour Laser All-in-One + Duplex, Fax, Wireless

Fastest in its class for the busy office

£814.80 Inc. VAT £679.00 Ex. VAT
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Compatible with

  • Mobile device compatible
  • Cloud Connectivity
  • Wifi / Wireless compatible
  • AirPrint compatibility
  • iPrint and Scan
  • Windows
  • Mac compatible
  • ISIS compatibility
  • Twain
  • Nordic Swan Ecolabel
  • Energy Star
  • Pira
  • iF Design Award 2015
  • Citrix


The high-speed MFC-L8850CDW delivers the professional business colour print, copy, scan and fax performance that customers have come to expect from Brother.


Key Features

  • Print, copy, scan and fax
  • Up to 30ppm mono and colour print speeds
  • Automatic 2-sided print, copy, scan and fax
  • Wireless and wired network ready
  • 12.3cm touchscreen LCD
  • Mobile and tablet connectivity including AirPrint, Google Cloud and Wi-Fi Direct


High speed and easy to use

The new MFC-L8850CDW delivers the professional business colour print, copy, scan and fax performance that savvy business customers have come to expect from Brother. It also does it at a best-in-class 30ppm colour & mono print speed and includes a host of features designed for today’s demanding work environment.

Not only that, but the MFC-L8850CDW also makes sharing a breeze thanks to full PC, tablet and mobile device connectivity via wireless and Wi-Fi direct. The cloud is just a few clicks away using the clear, easy-to-use 9.3cm touchscreen LCD, while back on earth environmental impact is reduced with high-yield toners and print features that can help reduce paper consumption by up to 75%.


Features and Specifications

Printer type Colour
Display Colour touchscreen
Display size 12.3cm colour touchscreen
Laser classification Class 1 laser product (IEC 60825-1:2007)
Max paper size A4
Memory 256MB Expandable up to 512MB (DDR2 16bit, 144pin)
Technology Laser
Functions Print, Copy and Scan, Fax
Connectivity Wired Network, Wireless
Local interface Hi-Speed USB 2.0 & USB Host for direct print and scan from a USB Flash Drive
Wi-Fi Direct Print wirelessly without having to go through a wireless access point
Wired network interface 10Base-T/100Base-TX
Wireless network interface IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Supported AirPrint, Cortado Cloud Print, Google Cloud Print, iPrint&Scan
2-sided copy Yes
Resolution Up to 1200 x 600 dpi
With carton 660(w) x 625(d) x 698(h) mm / 36.8kg
Without carton 490(w) x 526(d) x 530(h) mm / 31kg
Blue Angel environmental accreditation Yes
Energy Star environmental accreditation Yes
Nordic Swan environmental accreditation Yes
Sound power 6.71BA active, 6.36BA quiet mode, 4.05BA ready
Sound pressure 56dBA active, 53dBA quiet mode, 28dBA ready
Typical electrical consumption 2.2kWh / week
Automatic 2 sided faxing Yes
Fax modem 33.6 kbps
PC Fax Send and Receive
Contents Power supply cord, Fax line cord, Product safety guide, Software disc, Supplies, User guide, Warranty card, Quick setup guide
Types and weights Standard / Optional Paper Tray - Plain & recycled paper (between 60 - 105 g/m2) Multi-Purpose Tray - Plain, recycled & bond paper (between 60 - 163g/m2) ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) - Plain & recycled paper (between 64 - 90 g/m2)
Sizes Standard Tray - A4, Letter, B5(JIS), A5, A5(Long Edge), A6, Executive, Legal, Folio, Optional Tray - A4, Letter, B5(JIS), A5, Executive, Legal, Folio, Multi-Purpose Tray - Width 76.2 to 215.9 mm, Length 127 to 355.6 mm (A4 only supported in automatic duplex print mode), ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) - Width 147.3 to 215.9 mm, Length 147.3 to 355.6 mm
Secure print Yes
Wired network IEEE 802.11b/g/n (Infrastructure Mode/Ad-hoc Mode)
Wired network security APOP, SMTP-AUTH, SSL/TLS (IPPS, HTTPS, SMTP, POP3, IMAP4), SNMP v3, 802.1x (EAP-MD5, EAP-FAST, PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS), Kerberos, IPSec
Wireless network IEEE 802.11b/g/n (Infrastructure Mode/Ad-hoc Mode) IEEE 802.11b/g/n (Infrastructure Mode/Ad-hoc Mode)
Wireless network security WEP 64/128 bit, WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK (AES). APOP, SMTP-AUTH, SSL/TLS (IPPS, HTTPS, SMTP, POP3, IMAP4), SNMP v3, 802.1x (EAP-MD5, EAP-FAST, PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS), Kerberos, IPSec
Wireless setup support Yes
Supported Windows® 8(32 & 64 bit editions), Windows® 7 (32 & 64 bit editions), Windows Vista® (32 & 64 bit editions), Windows® XP Professional (32 & 64 bit editions), Windows® XP Home Edition, Windows® Server 2012R2, Windows® Server 2012, Windows® Server 2008R2, Windows® Server 2008 (32 & 64 bit editions), Windows® Server 2003 (32 & 64 bit editions). Note that Windows® Server supports network printing only. OS X 10.7.5, 10.8.x, 10.9.x or greater. Linux CUPS, LPD/LPRng (x86/x64 environment)
Paper input 250 Sheets Standard Paper Tray, 50 Sheet Multi-Purpose Tray, 50 Sheet ADF
Paper output 150 Sheets (Face Down), 1 Sheet (Face up) (Straight Paper Path)
A4 2-sided print speed Up to 14 images per minute
A4 standard print speed Up to 30 pages per minute
Resolution Up to 2,400 x 600dpi print resolution
Automatic 2 sided print Yes
Emulations PCL6, BR-Script3 (PostScript®3TM Language Emulation)
First print out time Less than 15 seconds
Recommended monthly volume 4000
2-Sided scan Yes
Resolution Up to 1,200 x 2,400dpi (from scanner glass) 1,200 x 600dpi (from ADF) Up to 19,200 x 19,200dpi (interpolated)
Scan to USB flash memory drive
Scanner type CIS
Supported AirPrint, b-guard, Box, Br-Docs, Brother Apps, BSI, Cortado Cloud Print, Dropbox, Evernote, Evernote Business, Facebook, Flickr, Google Cloud Print, Google Drive, iPrint&Scan, ISIS, Managed Print Services, OneDrive, OneNote, Picassa
Accessories Optional Lower Tray (LT320CL) - 500 Sheets
Supplies Inbox Toners - 2,500 pages* BK 1,500 pages* C, M, Y, Standard Toner Black (TN-321BK) - 2,500 pages*, Standard Toners Colour (TN-321C / M / Y) - 1,500 pages*, High Yield Toner Black (TN-326BK) - 4,000 pages*, High Yield Toners Colour (TN-326C / M / Y) - 3,500 pages*, Super High Yield Toner Black (TN-329BK) - 6,000 pages*, Super High Yield Toners Colour (TN-329C / M / Y) - 6,000 pages*, Drum (DR-321CL) - 25,000 A4 Pages, Belt Unit (BU-320CL) - Up to 50,000 pages, Waste Toner Box (WT-320CL) - Up to 50,000 pages *Approx. cartridge yield is declared in accordance with ISO/IEC 19798

Ratings and Reviews

Customer reviews

MFCL8850CDW 5 5 2 2
Godd all-rounder! Having run this printer for the last 2 weeks, it's proving to be a very capable printer, copier and scanner (not used fax yet). The quality of print is good and is probably as good as it gets from a multi-function colour laser. Warm up time is also good compared to our last Brother printer. Ink cartridge yield is unknown yet but hopefully good. No hesitation in recommending the MFCL8850CDW. 22 January 2016
Fast, capable, well-priced duplex printer Colour printer/scanner that can operate with cable or wifi network and can automatically print in booklet format (saves paper and creates nice compact documents if you have to carry them around). Very pleased with it. 14 August 2015
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