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Brother MFC-8510DN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 201 reviews of Brother MFC-8510DN. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the size and price. The noise and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the durability.

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reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-8510DN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Brother MFC-8510DN

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 user reviews of Brother MFC-8510DN from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and price. The noise and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the durability and reliability.

performance, usability, noise, price, size

reliability, durability

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother MFC8510DN Monochrome Printer with Scanner, Copier and FaxBrother MFC8510DN Monochrome Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Brother MFC-8510DN

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Brother MFC-8510DN from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Printers on Amazon.ca. People really like the print quality and noise. The durability and performance are also appreciated, but many are critical about the usability.

price, performance, durability, noise, print quality

usability

82% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother MFC-8510DN Laser Multifunction Printer -Monochrome -Plain Paper Print -CopierPrinterScanner -38 ppm Mono PrintBrother MFC-8510DN Laser Multifunction Printer -Monochrome -Plain Paper Print -CopierPrinterScanner -38 ppm Mono Print

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: EricKei (newegg.com)

brother MFC-8510DN

 

CS guy was helpful and no-nonsense; no runaround. ID'd the issue and determined that it would have to be sent in; they covered shipping both ways and had a replacement unit to us tut de suite.

Worked fine once it was set up. Tons of internal bits of tape to make sure nothing gets shifted around during shipping

The usual Brother printer needlessly complex installer package. Crapped out in about 2 months. Troubleshot with CS and they sent out an upgraded refurb unit as replacement

May, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Better than HP Equivalents

 

Went through two HP LaserJet Pro 400 MFPs in 18 months. The paper sensors on the HPs stick, making them useless for scanning multi-page documents, which is the second most used feature for us. The Brothers are not quite as refined, but they seem to be...

reliable ADF ; robust paper handling ; relatively inexpensive toner ; cheaper than HP

menus are less intuitive than HP ; seems to have some trouble communicating with Cisco sg100d-08 switches ; default mode is Fax, which seems to throw some people off

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Shannon (walmart.com)

Love my Brother printers!

 

Bought this to replace my Brother MFC 7840W - it still works, but needs a new fuser and I wanted something faster. The MFC8510DN is very fast (as long as it isn't in quiet mode which really slows it down), clean printing, same easy plug-and-play...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: NicI (officedepot.com)

Worst Purchase and Service

 

Had the MFC-8510DN for only a couple months when we needed to change the toner. After doing so the printer would only print blank pages. Went through the "LiveChat" option to find a resolution and it was finally concluded that it was a machine...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: NicI (walmart.com)

Worst Purchase and Service

 

Had the MFC-8510DN for only a couple months when we needed to change the toner. After doing so the printer would only print blank pages. Went through the "LiveChat" option to find a resolution and it was finally concluded that it was a machine...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: JimNalls79 (officedepot.com)

Fuser Issue with all MFC 8XXX

 

There is a major issue with this series, the fuser will go back within the first few months causing printer quality issues. We have purchased over 25 of these and almost all were replaced under warranty. We have had great experience with past MFC...

value, Quiet, Easy to Use, Performance

Build Quality, Print Quality

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: JIM79 (officedepot.com)

Do not BUY! Fuser issue on this generation

 

We have installed over 50 of these in the field since they came out (had been installing previous generation 8480/8860), more than half have been replaced due to a fuser related issue, some happening within months of purchase with very low volume...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: JIM79 (walmart.com)

Do not BUY! Fuser issue on this generation

 

We have installed over 50 of these in the field since they came out (had been installing previous generation 8480/8860), more than half have been replaced due to a fuser related issue, some happening within months of purchase with very low volume...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: JustaBuyer (walmart.com)

Workhorse

 

we have several of these in a warehouse environment, and they take the abuse day in and day out. I initially installed it as a printer, but the *USERS* figured out scanning on their own - the user interace is just that easy. We used to have IT change...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: JustaBuyer (officedepot.com)

Workhorse

 

we have several of these in a warehouse environment, and they take the abuse day in and day out. I initially installed it as a printer, but the *USERS* figured out scanning on their own - the user interace is just that easy. We used to have IT change...

Sep, 2015

Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Copying

Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):36
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 600
Maximum number of copies:99
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4, 9, 16, 25
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4, 9, 16, 25
N-in-1 function (N=):2, 4, 9, 16, 25
PC free copying: Yes
Time to first copy (black, normal):10.5

Display

Character display:22
Display:LCD
Display number of characters:22
Display number of lines:5

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Energy saving mode: Yes
Power consumption (off):1.2
Power consumption (PowerSave):336
Power consumption (standby):8.1

Fax

Auto reduction: Yes
Caller ID: No
Error Correction Mode (ECM): Yes
Fax broadcasting:366
Fax coding methods:JBIG, JPEG, MH, MMR, MR
Fax dual access: Yes
Fax forwarding: Yes
Fax memory:500
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):300
Fax speed dialing, max numbers:300
Group dial:20
Modem Speed:33.6

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:35
Maximum input capacity:850
Maximum number of paper inputs:2
Maximum number of paper trays:2
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:50
Number of standard paper trays:1
Paper input type:Paper tray
Standard input capacity:250

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Security algorithms:802.1x RADIUS, EAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MD5, PEAP
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Scan
Dimensions (WxDxH):15.9 x 16.3 x 16.7
Package dimensions (WxDxH):21 x 20.3 x 23.7
Scan speed:2.68
Web-based management: Yes

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:150

Paper Handling

Auto Document Feeder (ADF) media weight:64 - 90
Custom media length:5 - 14
Custom media width:3 - 8.5
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5, B6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Multi-purpose Tray media types:Bond paper, Envelopes, Heavyweight paper, Labels, Plain paper, Preprinted forms, Recycled paper
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight:60 - 163
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Bond paper, Plain paper, Pre-Printed, Recycled paper, Thin paper
Standard tray media weight:60 - 105

Performance

All-In-One-multitasking: Yes
Copying:Mono copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:Print
Duplex printing modes:Auto
Economical printing: Yes
Faxing:Mono faxing
Print technology:Laser
Printing:Mono printing
Printing colors:Black
Processor family:Star Sapphire
Processor frequency:400
Recommended duty cycle:500 - 3500
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
PictBridge: No
Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 2.0

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Energy saving mode:Y
Power consumption (average operating):651
Power consumption (off):1.2
Power consumption (PowerSave):336
Power consumption (standby):8.1

Printing

Duplex print speed (Black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):9
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 1200
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):36
Secure printing: Yes
Standard printer languages:BR-Script 3, Epson FX, IBM ProPrinter, PCL 6
Time to first page (black, normal):8.5
Warm-up time:3

Scanning

Document formats supported:PDF
Gray scale levels:256
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan area:Legal (216 x 356)
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 1200
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Scan drivers:ICA, ISIS, TWAIN
Scan technology:Dual CIS
Scan to:E-mail, E-mail Server, File, FTP, Image, OCR, USB
Scan type:Flatbed & ADF
Scanner Type:Flatbed & ADF

Software

Drivers included: Yes

Sound Emission

Duplex printing noise level:59
Noise level (idle):37
Noise level (quiet mode):54
Print noise level:59
Printing noise level:59

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Internal memory:64
Maximum internal memory:320
Maximum memory:320
Memory slots:1

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:0.709
Weight:34.8