The Brother MFC-9800 is a multifunction monochrome laser printer designed for the home or small office user. It has decent printing speed and excellent print quality, but its slow faxing speed is a downside. Those looking for a personal printer may want to try a machine that has lower yielding toner.
The design of the MFC-9800 manages to keep things fairly compact, despite cramming a lot of functionality into a single unit. The unit measures 16.9 inches by 18 inches by 19.4 inches and weighs 49 pounds, so it will likely take two people to move it. The MFC-9800 has a paper capacity of 250 sheets, and its capacity can be expanded by adding an additional 250 sheet drawer to the unit.
The MFC-9800 can print, scan, copy, and fax, and each of these features is well-designed and easy to use. The scanner can scan in color, despite the printer only being able to produce monochrome prints. There is a 50-sheet automatic document feeder for scanning as well as a flatbed scanning surface. The MFC-9800 also includes PaperPort software for managing scans, which has OCR (optical character recognition) software included for converting scanned documents into editable text. This is very useful for creating digital archives and clearing out boxes of old paper documents.
Replacing Brother MFC-9800 toner cartridges is a simple affair. Simply open the front of the unit and find the cartridge. Standard Brother MFC-9800 toner cartridges have a capacity of 3,000 pages, while the high-yield cartridges have a capacity of 6,000 pages each. Using the high-yield cartridges will give you a great reduction in a lower cost per page.
Print quality is excellent, especially for a multifunction device. Text and graphics are both sharp and detailed, with few noticeable defects, even at small font sizes. Print speed is fairly fast, at up to 15 pages per minute, and copies print at the same speed, minus any scanning time.
Overall, the Brother MFC-9800 is an impressive multifunction device with a wide array of features to meet the needs of almost any user. The only real flaws is slow fax speed and lack of color, which may turn users to a different unit.
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