MFC-L8690CDW Wireless Colour Laser Printer

All-in-one colour laser printer, with built-in mobile printing and scanning

£478.80 Inc. VAT £399.00 Ex. VAT
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At a glance

  • Blue Angel
  • Nordic Swan Ecolabel
  • Energy Star
  • Airprint logo
  • iPrint and Scan
  • Citrix
  • Compatible with Google Cloud Print 2.0
A professional colour laser printer, the MFC-L8690CDW provides great print speeds, combined with comprehensive mobile and cloud connectivity options, making integration into your office seamless.

Key features

  • Up to 31 ppm colour & mono print speed
  • 28ipm (56ipm) scan speed colour & mono
  • 9.3cm touchscreen
  • 300 sheet standard paper capacity
  • USB, Wireless and Gigabit Wired network
  • 3,000 Black and 1,800 Cyan, Magenta & Yellow Toners Inbox

Overview

Mobile phone with laser printer

Better reliability

Built to perform for longer and meet the demands of high output work environments, the L5000 range has been totally remodelled with robust build quality that’s even more resilient and hardwearing.
MFC-L8690CDW, colour laser, colour output, printer, multifunctional

Save time

High-resolution colour laser all-in-one printer, with outstanding print speeds of up to 31ppm and duplex scan speeds of up to 56ipm in both colour and mono. You can be confident that efficiency has been at the heart of the design.

Environmentally friendly eco label - German Blue Angel, Nordic Swan, Energy Star

Eco-friendly

Brother's latest colour laser range is compliant with a number of environmental standards including German Blue Angel, Nordic Swan and Energy Star. As a result, not only does it help your business work more efficiently, it is also more energy efficient, reducing impact on the environment and lowering your costs at the same time.

Specification Details

Features and Specifications

Printer type Colour
Function Print, Copy and Scan, Fax
Display Colour touchscreen
Display size 9.3cm
Laser classification Class 1 laser product (IEC 60825-1:2007)
Max paper size A4
Memory 512MB
Processor 800MHz – Sub: 133Mhz
Technology Laser
A3 Half Fold Copy and Scan Yes
Creative Center Yes
Easy Scan to Email Yes
Enlarge Text Copy Yes
Fax Forward to Cloud Yes
Folding Notes Yes
Note Scan Yes
Office Doc Creator Yes
Outline and Copy Yes
Outline and Scan Yes
Scan to Mobile Yes
Scan to Searchable PDF Yes
Connectivity Wired Network, Wireless
Local interface Hi-Speed USB 2.0 & USB Host for an external card reader
Wi-Fi Direct Print wirelessly without having to go through a wireless access point (both automatic and manual methods supported)
Wired network interface Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T
Wireless network interface IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Supported AirPrint, Android Print Service Plugin, Google Cloud Print 2.0, iPrint&Scan, Mopria, Wi-Fi Direct™
2-sided copy Yes
Resolution Up to 1,200 x 600dpi
Speed Up to 31cpm (copies per minute) colour & mono
Enlargement / reduction ratio Reduce or Increase document sizes from 25% to 400% in 1% increments
N in 1 Yes
With carton 663 x 542 x 654mm
With carton 33.7 kg
Without carton 435 x 526 x 539mm
Weight 27.9 kg
Blue Angel environmental accreditation Yes
Energy Star environmental accreditation Yes
Nordic Swan environmental accreditation Yes
Power consumption (Watts) Printing - 580W, ready - 70W, sleep – 10W, deep sleep – 1.4W, power down - 0.03W
Sound power Printing – 6.56BA, quiet mode printing – 6BA, ready – Inaudible
Sound pressure Printing – 49dbA, quiet mode printing – 44dbA, ready – Inaudible
Typical electrical consumption 1.9kWh/Week
Automatic 2 sided faxing Yes
Fax modem 33,600 kbps
Internet fax Optional Download
PC Fax Yes
Contents Supplies, Power supply cord, Fax Line Cord, Product safety guide, Windows® Software disc, Warranty card, Quick setup guide
Types and sizes Standard & Optional Trays – plain, recycled, coloured and letterhead (between 60 - 105g/m2) Multi Purpose Tray - plain, recycled, bond, coloured, letterhead and glossy paper (between 60 -163g/m2) 2-sided Print - plain, recycled, coloured, letterhead and glossy paper (between 60 - 105g/m2) Automatic Document Feeder - Plain & recycled paper (between 64 - 90g/m2)
Weights Standard Tray - A4, Letter, A5, A5(Long Edge), A6, Executive, Legal, Folio, Mexico Legal Multi Purpose Tray- Width: 76.2mm to 215.9mm x Length: 127mm to 355.6mm Automatic Document Feeder - Width: 105mm to 215.9mm x Length: 147.3mm to 355.6mm 2-sided Print – A4
Secure print Yes
Wi-Fi Direct™ Yes
Wired network Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T
Wired network security SMTP-AUTH, SSL/TLS (IPPS, HTTPS, SMTP), SNMP v3 802.1x (EAP-MD5, EAP-FAST, PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS), Kerberos, IPSec
Wireless network IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Wireless network security WEP 64/128 bit, WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES) APOP, SMTP-AUTH, SSL/TLS (IPPS, HTTPS, SMTP, POP3, IMAP4), SNMP v3, Kerberos, IPsec, 802.1x (LEAP, EAP-FAST, PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAPTTLS)
Supported Windows 10® (32 & 64 bit editions) Windows 8® (32 & 64 bit editions) Windows 7® (32 & 64 bit editions) Windows® Server 2016, 2012, 2012R2 & 2008R2 Windows® Server 2008 (32 & 64 bit editions)* *Windows® Server supports network printing only Mac: OS v10.10.5, v10.11.x, v10.12 or greater Linux CUPS, LPD/LPRng (x86/x64 environment)
Paper input Standard Tray - Up to 250 sheets, Multi Purpose Tray - Up to 50 sheets, ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) - Up to 50 sheets
Paper output Face Down - 150 sheets Face Up (Straight Paper Path) - 1 sheets
Resolution 2,400dpi (2,400 x 600dpi), 600 x 600dpi
A4 standard colour print speed 31 pages per minute
A4 standard mono print speed 31 pages per minute
Automatic 2 sided print Yes
First print out time Less than 15 seconds
Recommended monthly volume Up to 3,000 pages
2-Sided scan Yes
Resolution Up to 1,200 x 2,400dpi (from flatbed), 1,200 x 600dpi (from ADF), 19,200 x 19,200dpi (Enhanced)
Speed 28ppm/56ipm colour & mono
Scanner type Dual CIS
802.1x Yes
Secure function lock v3 Yes
Secure print Yes
Setting lock Yes
Supported AirPrint, Android Print Service Plugin, b-guard, Box, Brother Apps, BSI, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebok, Flikr, Google Cloud Print, Google Drive, iPrint&Scan, ISIS, Managed Print Services, Mopria, OneDrive, OneNote
Accessories Optional Lower Tray- LT-330CL- Up to 250 Sheets. Card Reader Holder CH-1000.
Supplies Inbox Toner Approx. 3,000 pages BK, 1,800 pages CMY. Standard Toner TN-421 - Approx. 3,000 pages BK, 1,800 pages CMY. High Yield Toner TN-423 Approx. 6,500 pages BK, 4,000 pages CMY.

Rating and Reviews

Customer reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good! We have recently upgraded from the previous model to this one and, apart from being slower at receiving the print messages from my computer (may be my computer), it is proving to be a good workhorse. It is being used in a surveyor's office so is in constant use printing out reports and photos and the quality of the print and photos is far superior to that of its predecessor. I would also add that the cartridges also last a lot longer too. The only problem I have found is feeding large envelopes through the feeder - it is not happy with this and when it does accept it, tends to smudge the print. I will re-read the manual on this and see if it's me rather than the printer.
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brother L8690CDW - Superb We have owned this printer for the past few weeks now and can vouch for the printers effectiveness. Very easy to connect to PC's using either driver downloads from Brother or via the included disc. Print quality is excellent, with vivid colour and sharp text. We required a printer with duplex scanning and printing, and this model matches our requirements superbly. Choosing a printer with all of these features is a minefield, and it took a while to pick a unit. We are very happy with the Brother L8690CDW. This printer includes more settings than we need at the moment but as the business grows no doubt we will utilise them in the future. The only downside is the weight at 36kg. It needed 2 people to unpack without damaging the packaging, but can be lifted by 1 person once unpacked. We have the printer sited on a filing cabinet, and seems quite happy working away up there!
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellence This is a most amazing product, that is easy to use, quick to produce, and inexpensive to run. It is a top of the range laser printed for a very competitive price and can save you in the long run with the printer page output per toner. What comes with this machine and warranty is the amazing customer service Brother provide!! We are Brothers number one fan in the UK!! Once you go Brother you cannot get no other! (contact me for copyright on that slogan! :))
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brother home printer Brother has launched its MFC-L8690CDW as an improved version of the L68950CDW , providing fast high quality colour and monochrome printing with lots of useful extra features and a good scanner. Its a very good machine. However, although the machine's purchase price is good value the prices of the Brother ink cartridges are as with its previous model before outrageously high. So high in fact the machine costs less than a set of its 4 high capacity cartridges - colours at £126x 3 plus black at £95, in total £473.
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I have to admit that this is a great Printer BUT I have had Brother Printers (many of them) for decades and when the time came to retire my MFC-9840CDW after many years of good use (it was simply cheaper to buy new rather than repair), I bought a MFC-L8690CDW and overall I am very pleased with it although I must admit that the ControlCenter4 needs to be rethought for user friendliness. However a very useful capability in scanning has been omitted and that is "custom sizing". There are loads of different pages sizes/types available (most of which are never used except for specialist places in the World) but only for the Document Feeder NOT for the Flatbed - WHY?? To not have the ability to set the paper size for the Flatbed is absolutely crazy !! Also as I mentioned slightly earlier there is no "custom sizing" facility and that really detracts from the obvious quality of the machine (ergo loss of 2 stars from me). The lack of the latter makes the scanning facility absolutely useless in some circumstances. For God's sake Brother let's have some lateral thinking in your designs & software !!!!
Date published: 2018-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great printer for your office We always buy brother printers as they are so reliable . This is a step up from our last one and we are very pleased with the performance and print quality
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Solution I spent months searching for the right multi-function device. I previously had a HP device, which never really worked properly & then suddenly, the printing output went haywire. That plus the issues with the software put me off getting a replacement. In the intervening years, tech has moved on, but this device was so easy to install & use. A little digging to sort the "scan to" network folder setup & off I went. I already had a Brother Label printer & that has been superb too.
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from VERY GOOD PRINTER We bought this printer to upgrade from our previous Brother printer we had for a very long time. And needless to say so far so good with the new one, we have had it in operation for nearly 3 months. We have always used Brother printers and find they are reliable and cost effective. Would definitely recommend buying a Brother printer!
Date published: 2018-03-20
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