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The Brother MFC-885CW is an inkjet-based all-in-one machine with scan, copy, print, and fax capabilities.

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Built-in phone with answering machine is convenient and not usually found paired with AIOs in this price range

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Good photo print quality, comparable to dedicated photo printers

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Separate ink cartridges are more compatible with aftermarket ink than many competitors' printers

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LCD screen is large, bright, and makes menu navigations simple compared to small-screen models

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.

Automatic cleaning function is timed and uses ink regardless of the amount of printing done between cleans

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Fax speeds are noticeably slower than typical all-in-ones

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Ink requires longer than typical photo printers to dry

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Relatively high ink usage rate, especially with photos

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Print tray is somewhat smaller than expected in this price range

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.


The Brother MFC-885CW is an inkjet-based all-in-one machine with scan, copy, print, and fax capabilities.  It features wireless 802.11b/g standard networking, a 5.8 GHz cordless handset, and a widescreen 4.2" LCD viewscreen-the first available on a commercial machine.  Print speeds are quick, ranging up to 30 pages per minute, with a maximum colour resolution of 6000x1200 dpi.  Direct photo-printing is supported, using PictBridge-compatible USB devices and flash-memory card slots, as well as a built-in 4x6" photo paper tray.  The fax feature uses a 14.4 Kbps modem and a 480-page fax memory.  The 5.8 GHz handset also comes with a built-in answering machine.  Printing uses a four-cartridge ink system, with one black cartridge and individual colour cartridges.

  • Print Speeds:  30ppm black, 25ppm colour
  • Maximum Colour Resolution:  6000x1200 dpi
  • Wireless 802.11b/g Networking
  • 5.8 GHz Handset with Answering Machine
  • Wide-screen 4.2" LCD Viewscreen
  • Connectivity:  USB 2.0, PictBridge USB, Flash-Memory card slots
  • Built-in 4x6" Photo Paper Tray
  • 14.4 Kbps Faxmodem
  • 480-page Fax Memory
  • Replacement Cartridges:  LC51BK Black (500pgs), LC51C Cyan (200pgs), LC51M Magenta (200pgs), LC51Y Yellow (200pgs)
  • Warranty:  One Year Limited Exchange
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