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Brother MFC-L8900CDW

Brother MFC-L8900CDW
alaScore 91

2 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 reviews of Brother MFC-L8900CDW. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the usability and print quality. The performance and price also get good opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Brother MFC-L8900CDW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : William Harrel (

Brother MFC-L8900CDW


The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is a relatively fast color laser multifunction printer, with competitively low running costs and flexible expandability, and it prints well overall.

Fast monochrome print speeds. Excellent text quality. Competitive running costs. Highly expandable paper capacity. 70-page single-pass ADF. Latest security features.

Less-than-stellar graphics. So-so photo quality.

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is a reasonably fast color laser AIO that churns out terrific-looking text, decent graphics, and so-so photos. It comes with a wealth of the latest features, including a single-pass duplexing ADF and integrated NFC ID security....

May, 2017

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Expert review by : Dave Mitchell (

Brother MFC-L8900CDW review


Brother's MFP can't be faulted for quality, access controls and cloud support

Excellent network connections options; Speedy printing; Low running costs

Slightly pricey

There’s a lot to like about Brother’s MFC-L8900CDW as it’s a highly versatile MFP that we found very easy to use. It isn’t the cheapest but it combines good speed and output quality with reasonable running costs and provides great access security and...

Dec, 2017

Product Specifications


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


Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, 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
Time to first copy (black, normal):16
Time to first copy (color, normal):17


Color of product:Black, Grey


Built-in display:Y
Display: Yes
Display Diagonal:4.96


Error Correction Mode (ECM):Y
Fax broadcasting:350
Fax delayed sending:Y
Fax dual access:Y
Fax forwarding to:E-mail, PC
Fax memory:500
Group dial:20
Modem Speed:33.6
Speed dialing:Y

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:70
Maximum number of paper trays:3
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:50
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
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Online services supported:Box, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Flickr, Google Drive, OneDrive, OneNote
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
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
Custom media length:5 - 14
Custom media width:3 - 8.5
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4,A5,A6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Multi-purpose Tray media types:Bond paper, Envelopes, Glossy paper, Labels, Letterhead, Plain paper, Recycled paper
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight:60 - 163
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Folio, Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Plain paper, Recycled paper
Standard tray media weight:60 - 105


Built-in processor:Y
Coprocessor frequency:0.133
Copying:Colour copying
Duplex functions:Fax, Print, Scan
Duplex printing modes:Auto, Manual
Fonts included:160
Market positioning:Business
Maximum duty cycle:60000
Print technology:Laser
Printing:Colour printing
Processor frequency:800
Product color:Black, Grey
Recommended duty cycle:0 - 4000
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing:Y
Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 2.0, Wireless LAN
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Energy saving mode:Y
Energy Star Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC):1.9
Power consumption (off):0.03
Power consumption (printing):580
Power consumption (ready):70
Power consumption (sleep):10


Booklet printing function:Y
Duplex print speed (Black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):14
Eco printing function:Y
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
Secure printing:Y
Standard printer languages:BR-Script 3,PCL 6,PDF 1.7,XPS
Time to first page (black, normal):15
Watermark printing:Y


Built-in processor:Y
Coprocessor frequency:0.133
Processor frequency:800


Duplex scan speed (color):56
Gray scale levels:256
Input color depth:24
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400
Scan speed (color):28
Scan technology:CIS
Scan to:Cloud, E-mail, E-mail Server, FTP, File, Image, OCR, USB
Scan type:Flatbed & ADF
Scanner Type:Flatbed & ADF


Linux operating systems supported:Y
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra
Server operating systems supported:Windows Server 2008,Windows Server 2008 R2,Windows Server 2012,Windows Server 2012 R2,Windows Server 2016

Sound Emission

Printing noise level:49


Internal memory:512

Technical Details

Warm-up time (from sleep mode):31

Weight & Dimensions

Package depth:23.4
Package height:25.4
Package weight:77.2
Package width:26.2