MFC-9970CDW Colour Laser All-in-One + Duplex, Fax, Network, Wi-Fi

Our top-of-the-range colour laser for the busy office

At a glance

  • Mobile device compatible
  • Citrix
  • Energy Star
  • Wifi / Wireless compatible
  • Nordic Swan Ecolabel
  • Pira
  • ISIS compatibility

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Key Features

  • Print, copy, scan and fax
  • Up to 28ppm mono and colour print speeds
  • Automatic 2-sided print, copy and scan
  • 12.7cm LCD touchscreen
  • Wireless and wired network ready
  • PIN and password protected secure printing


Stay secure with this high-volume colour laser featuring duplex print, copy and scan

Ready to be shared with up to 10 users, the MFC-9970CDW is a hardworking multifunction printer that’s a valuable, time-saving addition to any busy office.

This integrated laser printer, fax, copier and scanner offers double-sided printing and scanning, optional super high-yield toners, and low energy consumption to ensure running costs are kept low.

Sophisticated security encryption protects your privacy, while the intuitive control panel makes it quick and easy to get the professional results you need.

And you can use the MFC-9970CDW’s expandable multipurpose tray to make sure all your print jobs are completed with minimum hassle.


Features and Specifications

Printer type Colour
Function Copy and Scan, Fax, Print
Display Colour touchscreen
Display size 5” (12.6cm) wide colour touch screen LCD
Laser classification Class 1 Laser Product (IEC60825-1:2007)
Max paper size A4
Memory 256MB expandable up to 512MB, using industry standard 1 x DDR2 (144 PIN) slot)
Technology Laser
Connectivity Wireless
Local interface Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Wireless network interface 10/100 Base-TX, Wireless LAN IEEE802.11b/g (Infrastructure Mode/Adhoc Mode)
Supported AirPrint, Cortado Cloud Print, Google Cloud Print™, iPrint & Scan, NFC, Wi-Fi Direct™
2-sided copy Yes
With carton 663 (W) x 699 (D) x 694 (H) mm / 34kg
Without carton 490(W) x 526 (D) x 530 (H) mm / 28.5kg
Blue Angel environmental accreditation Yes
Energy Star environmental accreditation Yes
Nordic Swan environmental accreditation Yes
Sound power Sound Power - Less than 6.7B when printing, less than 4.21B in ready
Sound pressure Sound Pressure - Less than 57dBA when printing, less than 33dBA in ready
Typical electrical consumption 2.22kWh
Automatic 2 sided faxing Yes
Fax modem 33.6 kbps
Internet fax Yes
PC Fax Send and Receive
Contents Fax line cord, Power supply cord, Product safety guide, Software disc, Supplies, User guide, Warranty card, Quick setup guide
Types and sizes Standard/Optional Paper Tray - A4, Letter, B5(ISO/JIS), A5, A5(Long Edge), B6(ISO), A6, Executive, Legal, Folio, Multi-Purpose Tray - Width 69.8mm to 216mm, Length 116mm to 406.4mm
Weights 250 Sheet Standard Paper Tray - 60 to 105g/m2 (16 to 28lb) 500 Sheet Optional Paper Tray (LT-300CL) - 60 to 105g/m2 (16 to 28lb) 50 Sheet Multi-Purpose Tray - 60 to 163g/m2 (16 to 43lb) 50 Sheet ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) 64 to 90 g/m2 (17 to 24 lb)
Secure print Yes
Wired network 10/100 Base-TX, Wireless LAN IEEE802.11b/g (Infrastructure Mode/Adhoc Mode)
Wired network security APOP, POP before SMTP, SMTP-AUTH, SSL/TLS (IPPS, HTTPS, SMTP, POP), SNMP v3, 802.1x (EAP-MD5, EAP-FAST, PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS), Kerberos
Wireless network IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Wireless network security WEP 64/128 bit, WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK (AES), APOP, POP before SMTP, SMTP-AUTH, SSL/TLS (IPPS, HTTPS, SMTP, POP), SNMP v3, 802.1x (LEAP, EAP-FAST, PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAPTTLS), Kerberos
Wireless setup support Yes
Supported Windows® 7 (32 & 64 bit editions), Windows Vista® (32 & 64 bit editions), Windows® XP Home Edition, Windows® XP Professional (32 & 64 bit editions), Windows® 2000 Professional, Windows Server® 2003 (Network only / 32 bit & 64 bit editions), Windows Server® 2008 (Network only / 32 bit & 64 editions), Windows Server® 2008 R2 (Network only) Mac OS X 10.4.11, 10.5.x, 10.6.x CUPS printing system (x86, x64 environment), LPD/LPRng printing system (x86, x64 environment)
Paper input 250 Sheet Standard Paper Tray - 60 to 105g/m2 (16 to 28lb), 500 Sheet Optional Paper Tray (LT-300CL) - 60 to 105g/m2 (16 to 28lb), 50 Sheet Multi-Purpose Tray - 60 to 163g/m2 (16 to 43lb), 50 Sheet ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) 64 to 90 g/m2 (17 to 24 lb)
Paper output 150 Sheets (Face Down) 1 Sheet (Face up) Straight Paper Path
A4 2-sided print speed Up to 14 sides per minute
A4 standard print speed Up to 28 pages per minute
Resolution Up to 2,400 x 600dpi print resolution
Automatic 2 sided print Yes
Emulations BR-Script3 (Postscript®3 Language Emulation)
First print out time Less than 16 seconds
Printing on CD-DVD Yes Printing on CD/DVD
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
Scanner type CCD
Supported AirPrint, b-guard, Br-Docs, BSI, Cortado Cloud Print, Dropbox, Evernote, Google Cloud Print™, Google Docs, iPrint & Scan, ISIS, Managed Print Services
Supplies Inbox Toners - 2,500 pages* BK 1,500 pages* C, M, Y, Standard Toner Black (TN-320BK) - 2,500 pages, Standard Toner Colour (TN-320C / M / Y) - 1,500 pages, Super High Yield Black (TN-328BK) - 6,000 pages, Super High Yield Colour (TN-328C/ M / Y) - 6,000 pages

Rating and Reviews

Customer reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent value for money, great product Easy to set up and use, intuitive without the need for consulting the manuals (supplied on disk in electronic format). The printer was packaged well and after obtaining two men to lift it, set up very quickly. It is very large and takes up space but I knew this when I ordered it - it was a replacement for an older Brother model which has served me well for around 5 years and the reliability of the existing product made me choose Brother again. The print quality is excellent, I am very pleased with the range of features and the product in general. I don't use the fax or wireless functions (yet) but decided to buy the printer with these options to 'future proof' my purchase.
Date published: 2014-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Printer Bought this printer for my office, has been excellent so far. The print quality as with all brother printers is amazing. The printer was a breeze to setup and was online and working within 10 minutes of getting it out of the box. The touchscreen is very responsive with no missed presses. If I did want to have a gripe about something. I wish the Multi-purpose tray would take an A4 envelope, so I could print addresses directly onto them. As it is the tray will take a maximum width of US legal, just a few millimetres too narrow. But then this is a very small gripe, as I was aware that it was an A4 printer when I purchased it. Well done Brother on an excellent all round printer, scanner, fax copier.
Date published: 2014-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brother Printers Three years ago, we changed our 'personal' desk top printers from the big and expensive industrial machines which just printed to the smaller, much cheaper Brother multi-function range which gave us the option to scan, fax, copy, etc., from our desks without having to send documents to the main printer which is situated on the ground floor of our office building. The Brother printers have not only proved very cost effective in terms of consumables like printer cartridges, but are extremely reliable and are showing no signs of needing replacement despite heavy use.
Date published: 2012-12-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from BROTHER MIGHT BE BY YOUR SIDE BUT IT LETS YOU DOWN i brought this model after recommendation. However ever since buying it nothing but regrets. Although it was easy to set up the print quality i have experienced is poor. OK it prints but i brought this model to satisfy my business needs and although brother has been out to look at it i still have print quality issues with black flecks appearing on the page. OK if you want a quick page printing but if you want a quality finish look elsewhere. Everything else seems to work OK but overall disappointed. especially since it is meant to be their flagship top end unit.
Date published: 2011-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A printer that can do anything For a small business this is a very good all in one printer, that offers lots of features for a good price. I am very impressed with the features this printers offer such as duplex printing and wifi. Though the image quality isn't outstanding, text is very clear and it is able to print sheets very quickly. It also has an excellent scanner with up to 1200 dpi,with a good suite of software to boost the quality of scans. The touchscreen is also a nice added bonus, making navigation quick and easy. Overall a good printer that is well worth the asking price.
Date published: 2014-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from printer so very easy to use needed to be able to scan a lot of doc's from the printer to computer with out a load of pushing buttons and clicking dead easy just open soft wear 2 or 3 clicks and its dun, print Q is good speed is good very pleased so far
Date published: 2012-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good all rounder I bought this printer a couple of months ago. I've used it for printing, scanning and copying. It's a big ol' printer. Doesn't need much more deskspace than a regular laser printer but is tall and heavy! Unpacking and set up was simple. The web interface is clear and easy to use. Getting the printer on the network was straight forward. Everything except copying is done from PC's, iPads and phones connected via a small network. Scanner - this is seriously fast compared to my (admittedly) older dedicated scanner. Worked . Coupled with Most of my printing In each case. Printer - most of my printing is business related, so mostly text, graphics and some pictures. It performs really well in all areas. I haven't used the fax facility and am unlikely to ever need it - so no comments about that bit. Hope this was helpful.
Date published: 2012-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent kit, does everything you could likely want Very pleased with the MFC, the double sided scanning is partiularly useful and I have found the Control Center 4 software much improved over CC3 in terms of speed of doing what I want (I use this for scanning and then saving as wanted - hard copy/to email etc). Only negatives are it is heavy and takes up a lot of room but what do you expect with a multifunction machine that replaces a printer, copier, scanner and fax machine.
Date published: 2012-09-05
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