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Brother MFC-L8690CDW

Brother MFC-L8690CDW
alaScore 94

7 reviews

Dec, 2018

  • Negative

We have collected and analyzed 1 expert reviews and 6 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 80/100 and users rate it 91/100. The average review date is Feb 1, 2018. We have compared these reviews to 939274 reviews from other Printers. The alaScore™ for this product is 94/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

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Expert review by : Jim Hill (

Brother MFC-L8690CDW review


Prompt printing and scanning with this robust laser 4-in-1

Fast mono and colour printing ; Simple touchscreen control ; High capacity for both paper and toner ; Strong mobile app support

Bulky and heavy for an A4 MPF ; Colours are overly bright ; Print resolution could be higher ; Prohibitive initial cost

Brother’s sizable MPF proves to be a reliable workhorse in a busy office, where fast and efficient printing and scanning are more important than fine photo reproduction.

Jul, 2018

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Brother MFC-L8690CDW All-in-One Colour Laser Printer


Wonderful Product

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications


Blue Angel certified:Y
Energy Star certified:Y
Nordic Swan:Y
RoHS compliance:Y


Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):31
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):31
ID-card copy function:Y
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 600
Maximum number of copies:99
N-in-1 copy function:Y
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4
PC free copying:Y
Time to first copy (black, normal):17


Color of product:Black, Grey


Built-in display:Y
Color display:Y


Auto reduction:Y
Fax broadcasting:350
Fax delayed sending:Y
Fax dual access:Y
Fax forwarding:Y
Fax forwarding to:FTP, PC
Fax memory:500
Modem Speed:33.6

Input Capacity

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


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Mobile printing technologies:Apple AirPrint,Brother iPrint & Scan,Google Cloud Print,Mopria Print Service
Security algorithms:64-bit WEP,128-bit WEP,SMTP-AUTH,SNMP,SSL/TLS,WPA-AES,WPA-PSK,WPA-TKIP
Supported network protocols (IPv6):NDP, RA, DNS resolver, mDNS, LLMNR responder, LPR/LPD, Custom Raw Port/ Port9100, IPP/IPPS, POP3*, SMTP Client, FTP Client and Server, CIFS Client, TELNET Server, SNMPv1/v2c/v3, HTTP/HTTPS server, TFTP client and server, ICMPv6, SNTP Client, LDAP, Web Services (Print/Scan), IMAP4* *When Internet FAX is downloaded.
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Warm-up time (from sleep mode):31

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:150

Paper Handling

Auto Document Feeder (ADF) media weight:64 - 90
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4,A5,A6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Multi-purpose Tray media types:Bond paper, Glossy paper, Letterhead, Plain paper, Recycled paper
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight:60 - 163
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Folio, Legal
Standard tray media types:Plain paper, Recycled paper
Standard tray media weight:60 - 105


Built-in processor:Y
Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:Y
Duplex functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan
Duplex printing modes:Auto, Manual
Maximum duty cycle:40000
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Laser
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Processor frequency:800
Recommended duty cycle:0 - 3000
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing:Y
Standard interfaces:RJ-45, USB 2.0, Wireless LAN
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (average operating):580
Power consumption (off):0.03
Power consumption (ready):70
Power consumption (sleep):1.4
Power consumption (standby):10


Barcode printing:Y
Duplex print speed (Black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):14
Duplex print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):14
Maximum Resolution:2400 x 600
N-in-1 print function:Y
N-up printing:2, 4, 9, 16, 25
Poster printing function:Y
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):31
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):31
Standard printer languages:BR-Script 3,PCL 6,PDF 1.7,XPS
Time to first page (black, normal):15
Time to first page (color, normal):15
Warm-up time:31
Watermark printing:Y


Document formats supported:PDF
Duplex scan speed (black):56
Duplex scan speed (color):56
Gray scale levels:256
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400
Scan drivers:ISIS,TWAIN,WIA
Scan speed (black):28
Scan speed (color):28
Scan technology:CIS
Scan to:E-mail, File, Image, USB
Scan type:ADF
Scanner Type:ADF


Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra

Sound Emission

Noise level (quiet mode):44
Printing noise level:49


Internal memory:512

Weight & Dimensions

Package depth:21.3
Package height:25.7
Package weight:74.3
Package width:26.1