High-Performance Laser All-in-One for your Business or Small Workgroup
The MFC-8480DN offers great value for your business. Its automatic duplex feature for two-sided printing helps save paper and an optional high yield toner cartridge is available to help lower your operating costs. Its legal-size document glass allows for ample room for scanning and copying one document at a time. Use the 50-sheet capacity auto document feeder for copying, scanning or faxing multi-page documents. It also has a USB direct interface to print PDF or JPEG files from or scan PDF or JPEG files to your USB flash memory drive.
Customer Reviews of Brother MFC-8480DN High-Performance Monochrome Laser All-in-One with Networking and Duplex Printing
Our machine was 10 years old, and it died suddenly. The tray on this machine is excellent, as we do have bigger documents to fax. The email is still "iffy", but we are reading the manual to program it to our needs. The speed of copying is excellent, as well as the print. It will work well for my business.
The Automatic Document Feed is excellent with no jams so far even with large documents. We also print hall/bathroom passes on business card stock using the single sheet feeder with no jams. So far we have printed about 5,000 pages and have had no real problems. Setting up the network for sharing the printer was very easy.
Cost per page is very low, no more ink cartridge costs! Automatic duplex works very well. I agree it wrinkles envelopes but I hadn't noticed it until the last reviewer pointed it out. It comes with an ethernet interface, just plug it into your router and your whole house can print, no need to buy a separate print server. New paper never jams. Reused paper jams often. Very easy to use all the features.
Pro: Fast, Versatile, Low operating cost, Sturdy, Low initial cost (on sale) Con: A little noisy, not great at envelopes I bought on of these for a small office as a refurb at under $300. I would buy another just to have as a spare if I felt I would need it, but it is pretty rugged. The duplexing (even on incoming faxes!) works great. The toner use is very low and replacement toner in the high capacity cartridges is pretty reasonable. It wrinkles #10 envelopes which is a little dissapointing but I live with it. It makes my fluorecent lights flicker when it comes out of standby but so does another Brother Laser Printer I have. I've gotten used to it. At under $300 don't hesitate to purchase.
Great office machine1/25/2010
Purchased this machine yesterday and it was easy to setup as a USB printer, fax scanner and copier. The duplex printing and pc faxing will save me plenty of paper. I also added a linksys wireless print server to add this machine to my network and now all our computers can print, fax, scan and copy using this machine.