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Brother MFC-8480DN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 379 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the ink consumption and price are generally positive. The performance and durability also get good feedback. There are some less positive reviews about the size, and there are some mixed opinions about the design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-8480DN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Brother MFC-8480DN

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 123 user reviews of Brother MFC-8480DN from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

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76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Brother MFC-8480DN High-Performance Laser All-in-One with Networking and Duplex Printing

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Brother MFC-8480DN

 

Coming up with a winning design for a monochrome laser all-in-one (AIO) for a small office is easy. Start with a fast print engine. Next, make sure the AIO can print, scan, and fax over a network as well as work as a standalone copier and fax machine....

Fast. High-quality output for a mono laser across the board. Prints, scans, faxes over network

Doesn't scan in duplex (both sides of a page)

The Brother MFC-8480DN stands out as a winner, with fast print speed, reasonably high-quality output, and a wealth of all-in-one features.

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Great product if you print on standard paper only.

 

Easy setup ; Duplex printing ; Cheap toner cartridges

Envelopes get creased and wrinkled

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This printer will not duplex.

 

Do not buy this printer if you use letterhead.

Convenient size for all-in-one printer

This printer does not duplex as advertised. If you want to print on both sides of a page or print on anything from the MP Tray, it will either jam or destroy the paper. Do not try to print on letterhead. That also jams. Brother customer service is hor

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Great multi-function printer.

 

Brother is now making the best quality affordable printer on the market. I have stopped purchasing any HP printers because of failure rates and driver software problems. Brother has replaced HP with ease! I have not had any problems. The employees are...

All aspects of this printer work very well. And the software and drivers are not resource hogs like HP. Toner cartridge is seperate from the drum so you save money in consumables. You can set longer sleep time for fast print-start during the day

I really have not found anything that I don't like about the printer. About 10 in service and none have failed. If I had to say one thing I would like to change it would be making the chassis a little smaller. But don't sacrafice size for quality

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Jams on Envelopes

 

I would not recomend this product if you print anything but standard paper.

Works well with Window7

It jams about every 5 envelopes and you have to load envelopes about 5 at time

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Outstanding performance! Too bad Mac user had trouble??

 

I have installed many All in one devices and for small office high output volume printing.. this is the easiest install and Support friendly brand I deal with. I Have 100 + Deployments of nearly all brands for the SMB markets. 2-10 USERS I recommend...

Speed, Cost per page, High volume duty cycle, low cost toner. and 24/7 support that actually know what they are doing. Energy star and , Great PC fax interface that works in a quick setup. UNLIKE THE CANON and HP DISASTERS ( RE FAX PC CONFIG)

Large Footprint needs a big space

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Outstanding performance! Too bad Mac user had trouble??

 

I have installed many All in one devices and for small office high output volume printing.. this is the easiest install and Support friendly brand I deal with. I Have 100 + Deployments of nearly all brands for the SMB markets. 2-10 USERS I recommend...

Speed, Cost per page, High volume duty cycle, low cost toner. and 24/7 support that actually know what they are doing. Energy star and , Great PC fax interface that works in a quick setup. UNLIKE THE CANON and HP DISASTERS ( RE FAX PC CONFIG)

Large Footprint needs a big space

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Terrible product

 

I was told by a customer service manager that Brother does not support MAC products on Saturdays because it is not cost effective. This is not a good product. User's Guide is poorly written and not helpful. AVOID.

Price and not much else

Scanner never works properly. Customer support does not provide MAC support on Saturdays

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Great Printer!

 

Was tired of buying ink after the cartridges would dry out. This is a much better option. The scans look great, print outs look great, it's on my home network and accessible to all of my PC's and my MBP! Not a bad buy for ~$300

Fast laser printer with great results ; Networked ; Large capacity tray

Setup can be complicated. I ended up mapping a network drive from my WHS to my desktop for "network" scanning. I never figured out the whole FTP to my server. No biggie, we don't scan often and when we do it works great

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Great Small Office Machine

 

First thing I bought was extra RAM. Recommend considering price of RAM when purchasing if more than a small office, collating eats a lot of memory depending on how many pages. Wish it could accept more RAM, but on the positive side it cost me less to...

I run a law office and before purchasing read tons of reviews, almost all good to great. Purchased the 8860DN 5 years ago and which is basically the same machine from what I've seen at the OD store, except toner/drum cartridges and addition of USB port...

When using the MP tray for envelopes it makes creases at one end just about every time and depending on the number or brand of envelope it sometimes jams. But not very often. Make sure to get the large size toner. The toner cartridges appear to be the...

Product Specifications

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.

Copying

Automatic Duplexing: Yes
Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:32ppm

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:17.8in
Height:18.7in
Weight:0.6oz/40.3lbs/40.3lbs / 0.6oz
Width:20.9in

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Media Capacity:550sheets
Standard Media Capacity:300sheets

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Fax Machine

Compatibility:Super G3
Max Transmission Speed:33.6Kbps
PC Faxing: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Brother
Model:8480DN
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC

Memory

Max Supported Memory:576MB
Standard Memory:64MB

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):30000impressions
Printing Output Type:Monochrome
Printing Technology:Laser
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Ethernet 10 Base-T / Hi-Speed USB / Parallel / USB host
PC Connection Availability: Yes

Printing

Max Printing Speed B/W:32ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):32ppm
Max Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
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