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MFC-J985DW Wireless Inkjet Printer

Inkbenefit All-In-One A4 inkjet available exclusively through Amazon.

At a glance

  • iPrint and Scan
  • Nordic Swan Ecolabel

This product has been discontinued. Our nearest equivalent is the MFC-J1300DW.

Fast, compact and affordable to run. Using individual high capacity ink cartridges the MFC-J985DW delivers yields of up to 2,400 mono and 1,200 colour pages, to provide a cost effective and low maintenance printing solution.

Tap to print from or scan straight to your smartphone or tablet using Near Field Communication (NFC) with the Brother iPrint&Scan app or wirelessly using Apple Airprint or Google Cloud Print™. You can also connect directly to the web from your printer in order to scan to or print from Google Docs™, Facebook™, Dropbox, and EVERNOTE™ on the 6.8cm colour touchscreen.

Use wired LAN for fast and secure file sharing and allow multiple users to connect to the printer using your wireless network with the push of a button using WiFi Protected Setup (WPS).

With print, copy, scan and fax capabilities, as well as a wide variety of features including two-sided printing and photo enhancing functions, the MFC-J985DW is an ideal device to meet any home or home office needs.

Key Features

  • Super high yield cartridges for cost effective printing.
  • 12ipm mono & 10ipm colour print speeds.
  • Automatic Document Feeder for easy multi-paged copy, scan and fax.
  • NFC, LAN and Wireless network connectivity.
  • Large 6.8cm LCD touchscreen.
  • Manual bypass slot for advanced paper handling.


Cost Effective Printing

Cost-effective Printing

Reduce your total cost of ownership with the MFC-J985DWXL, using super high yield individual cartridges to deliver up to 2,400 mono and 1,200 colour print yields. Additional cost saving features including automatic 2-sided printing and ink save mode ensures the MFC-J985DWXL delivers low maintenance, cost effective printing.
(Approx. cartridge yield is declared in accordance with ISO/IEC 24711)

Enhanced Connectivity

Enhanced Connectivity

The MFC-J985DWXL comes with NFC, wired LAN and wireless connectivity options for easy connecting to and from the machine from multiple devices. Print from and scan straight to your smartphone or tablet using the iPrint&Scan app, Apple AirPrint or Google Cloud Print. Connect directly to the web in order to scan to or print from Google Docs, Dropbox, and EVERNOTE using the 6.8cm colour touchscreen.

Time-saving Print Speeds

Time-saving Print Speeds

With print speeds of up to 12 mono or 10 colour ipm (based on ISO/IEC 24734), it means faster printing to suit all your needs, while maintaining professional looking documents.

Copy and Scan Multiple Pages Easily

Copy, Scan and Fax Multiple Pages Easily

Copy, scan or fax multiple-paged documents with ease through the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF). This frees you up to spend more time on other tasks rather than waiting to flip pages at the printer.

Compact Size

Compact Size

Designed with space-saving in mind, the MFC-J985DWXL is a sleek and compact machine that combines print, copy, scan and fax capabilities.Packed with a wide variety of connectivity and paper handling features the MFC-J985DWXL has a functionality to suit your every need.

Print from and Scan direct to USB and Memory Card

Print from and Scan direct to USB and Memory Card

Scan documents straight to your USB memory drive without having to connect to your computer. Enhance and edit your images using Photo Capture Centre straight from the control panel to print quality borderless photos direct from your digital camera or memory card.



Economic and environmentally friendly too. Compliance with the strict German Blue Angel environmental standards means that the MFC-J985DWXL is recognised as particularly energy efficient.

4 separately replaceable ink cartridges allow you to help protect the environment whilst lowering your printing costs at the same time.

Specification Details

Features and Specifications

Printer type Colour
Function Print, Copy and Scan, Fax
Display size 6.8cm Touchscreen LCD
Max paper size A4
Memory 128MB
Technology Inkjet
Creative Center Yes
Folding Notes Yes
Note Scan Yes
Office Doc Creator Yes
Outline and Copy Yes
Outline and Scan Yes
Connectivity Wired Network, Wireless, USB
Local interface Hi-Speed USB 2.0, 10/100 Base TX (LAN), Wireless 802.11b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC
USB interface Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Wired network interface Yes
Wireless network interface Yes
Supported AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, iPrint&Scan, Mopria, Print Service Plugin for Android
Resolution Up to 1200 x 1200dpi (colour and mono)
Speed Up to 6ipm Mono and Colour
With carton 457(H) x 497(W) x 249(D) mm
With carton 10.5 kg
Weight 8.5 kg
Without carton TBD
Blue Angel environmental accreditation Yes
Nordic Swan environmental accreditation Yes
Power consumption (Watts) Operating:19W, Ready mode: 3.5W, Sleep: 1.3W, Off: 0.2W
Sound pressure 50dBA (Maximum)
Fax modem 14.4 kbps
Contents Power supply cord, Fax cord, Product safety guide, Software disc, Ink cartridges, User guide, Warranty card, Quick setup guide
Types and sizes Standard Tray: 64-220g/m2. Photo Tray: 64-220g/m2. Manual Feed Slot: 64-300g/m2.
Weights Standard Tray: A4, LTR, EXE, A5, A6, Photo(10x15cm), Indexcard, Photo-2L, C5 Envelope, Com-10, DL Envelope, Monarch. Photo Tray: Photo(10x15cm), Photo-L. Manual Feed Slot: A4, LTR, EXE, A5, A6, Photo(10x15cm), Indexcard, Photo-L, Photo-2L, C5 Envelope, Com-10, DL Envelope, Monarch - Plain, Inkjet, Glossy(cast/resin), Recycled.
Wired network Ethernet 10/100BASE-TX
Wireless network 802.11b/g/n
Wireless network security WEP 64/128bit, WPA-PSK(TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK(AES)
Software supplied - Mac Brother ControlCentre2
Software supplied - Windows Brother ControlCentre4, Nuance® Paperport® 14 SE with OCR
Supported Windows® 8 / 8.1 (32bit(x86) & 64bit(x64) editions), Windows® 7 (32bit(x86) & 64bit(x64) editions), Windows Vista® (32bit(x86) & 64bit(x64) editions), Windows® XP Professional (32bit(x86) & 64bit(x64) editions), Windows® XP Home, Windows Server® 2003 & 2008 (32bit(x86) & 64bit(x64) editions), Windows Server® 2008 R2 & 2012 (64bit(x64) edition), Mac OS X v10.7.5 / 10.8.x / 10.9.x / 10.10.x
Paper input 100 sheet standard tray, 20 sheet photo tray, 20 sheet ADF
Paper output 50 sheets
Resolution Up to 6,000 x 1,200 dpi (Vertical x Horizontal)
Speed - laser comparable Up to 12ipm mono & 10ipm colour
Speed - fast mode Up to 27ppm mono & 23ppm colour
Automatic 2 sided print Yes
Droplet size 1.5 pico litre
Resolution Optical: Up to 1,200 x 2,400dpi, Interpolated: Up to 19,200dpi.
Scan to Email / Image / File / OCR / Card / USB flash drive / Web services
Speed From 3.35 seconds Mono / 4.12 seconds Colour (A4 size. 100 x100dpi)
Brother paper BP71GLA: A4 glossy photo paper, 20 sheets, BP71GLP: 10x15cm glossy photo paper, 20/50 sheets, BP60MA: A4 Matte inkjet paper, 25 sheets, BP60PA: A4 inkjet paper, 250 sheets
Super high-yield ink cartridges Black / Cyan / Magenta / Yellow: LC22U BK - Approx 2400* A4 pages /C/M/Y - Approx 1200* A4 pages
Print from PictBridge, USB Flash Memory Drive, Memory Stick Duo/ Pro Duo/Micro, Secure Digitial(SD), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Multimedia Card, Multimedia Card Plus, Multimedia Card Mobile
Warranty 12 months

Rating and Reviews

Customer reviews

MFC-J985DW is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The worst printer I 've ever bought I bought this printer in Netherlands where I live. Although, at the site and at the manual it says that it is possible to change the language to english that's not possible, so I am stuck with dutch menu. But the worst is that the color inks are finishing very quick although, I always select the grayscale (It is not possible to select black only). And to become even worst you cannot print if the blank ink is full but only one of the color inks is empty. I bought this printer to save some money from printing but I ended to buy continously expensive color inks.
Date published: 2019-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from einfache bedienung gut und preiswert und vielseitig. jedem zu empfehlen mit freude
Date published: 2019-03-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from schlechteste Druckqualität die ich je hatte Habe den Drucker gekauft und es direkt bereut. Extrem teuer und die Farbqualität ist erschreckend. Damit kann man keine Fotos oder auch nur annähernd schöne Farbdrucke machen. Selbst bei bester Einstellung für Fotos, kommen nur zarte Farben wie mit leichtem Grauschleier überzogen heraus.
Date published: 2019-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Guter Drucker Der Drucker war ein Produkttest, bei dem ich das Produkt gekauft habe und den Warenwert erstattet bekommen habe. Der Drucker ist größer als erwartet, was aber nicht schlecht ist. Die Handhabung des Druckers ist sehr leicht Vorerst war der Drucker für den persönlichen Gebrauch gedacht, da mein Mann ein Nebenberuflich Studium macht und viel drucken muss. Aus platzmagel habe ich den Drucker in mein Büro mitgenommen um mir den langen Weg zum Zentralen Drucker zu ersparen. Nach der Testzeit gehe ich nicht davon aus, dass ich den Drucker mit nach Hause nehme. Positiv finde ich, dass die Tinte an der Seite einfach zu entnehmen ist. Der Drucker Testet die Druckqualität und reinigt bei Bedarf die Düsen. Großer plus Punkt: Wenn mehrere Blätter gedruckt werden, druckt er von hinten nach vorne. Das spart Zeit alle Blätter zu sortieren. Der Drucker ist gut der Drucker ist echt schwer.
Date published: 2018-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ein ganz besonders guter Drucker Der Drucker hat mich total begeistert, der hat so viele Funktionen, dass ich bestimmt bis heute nicht alle ausprobiert hatte! - Dokumente drucken kann der gut - Faxen kann der auch - drucken über LAN klappt problemlos - kopieren geht reibungslos - scannen auch - beidseitiger Druck war für mich auch wichtig - hat geklappt - Schwarz-weiß/Farbe - Papierstapel ist auch gut verstaut, man muss nicht immer einzelne Blätter reinlegen - Touchscreen ist perfekt - über Smartphone kann ich nun auch drucken Fazit: Das Beste daran ist, dass ich die wenigen Fotos, die ich drucke, nun Zuhause ausdrucken kann und zwar in einer besonders guten Qualität! Dafür brauche ich nur Fotodruckpapier, das besondere Foto und den Drucker von Brother!
Date published: 2018-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from einfache Installation vor einer Woche gekauft und kopiert, gedruckt und Faxe empangen und gesendet, Auch Fotos vom iPhone lassen sich mit Hilfe der passenden app direkt per AirPrint drucken! Toll für so ei kleines gerät!
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sehr Benutzerfreundlich Ich bin überzeugt, der Drucker ist nun seit fast einem Monat bei mir und überzeugt durch seine Benutzerfreundlichkeit! Das Preis-Leistungsverhältnis ist wirklich top und absolut gerechtfertigt! Der Drucker kann so viele Dinge wie z.b. Fotodruck direkt vom Smartphone, Scannen direkt in die Cloud oder auf die angegebene E-Mail Adresse! Er wurde ausgiebig getestet und für sehr gut befunden!
Date published: 2018-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Insgesamt Sehr guter Druck und wenig Tintenverbrauch.Die Klappe für den Usb Stick und andere Anschlüsse ist meiner Meinung nicht ideal angebracht.Sie ragt bei eingeteckten Stick zu weit nach vorne und kann dadurch zu leicht beschädigt werden.Sonst KLASSE
Date published: 2017-12-10
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