The Brother MFC-8860DN is a multifunction monochrome laser printer designed for the home or small office user. It includes network support and all the necessary office functions, as well as fast speeds. Its text is only slightly behind its competition. The Brother MFC-9420 toner printer offers the same functionality but adds color printing and should be considered if needed.
Offices can be a complex environment, and the many functions of a device like the MFC-8860DN can be not only complex, but sometimes overwhelming. The MFC-8860DN manages to include a large feature set, with virtually every feature a user would need, but still keeps it simple for the user. The result is a very powerful machine that remains intuitive to use.
Its design is relatively compact, although not small enough to fit on a desk. The unit measures 18.7 inches by 20.9 inches by 17.7 inches (HWD), and weighs around 36 pounds. It is not the smallest multifunction on the market, but it will still fit into a relatively tight space. Setup is a very simple process. Simply unpack, load paper, plug in the printer, and run the software installation disc. There is a slight issue when setting up network scanning. The firewall needs to be modified to accept commands from the printer. It is mentioned in the manual, but not in the quick setup guide.
The different models available include the "N" model, which includes an ethernet port for networking, and the "DN" model, which includes both duplexing and networking. This allows users to buy only the features they need. Print speed is around 30 pages per minute, which is on the high end of printing speeds for multifunction printers. Print quality is excellent. Text is very sharp and detailed, though just a little less sharp on small fonts than some of its competition. It is almost not enough to notice, and is balanced out by the MFC-8860DN's other great features.
Brother MFC-8860DN toner cartridges have a reasonable capacity of 3,500 pages. However, there is also a high yield toner cartridge which has 7,000 pages which is a much more economical option. By buying the high yield Brother MFC-8860DN toner cartridge, the user can reduce their costs per page, a savings that really helps in the long run.
Overall, the Brother MFC-8860DN is impressive for its marriage of a large feature set and its ease of use. It can easily adapt and grow for any company looking to expand.
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