Business-capable features in a compact design for home office environments, including automatic duplex printing and wireless and mobile device connectivity2.
+ Up to 2 years of ink included5! 12 Super high-yield ink cartridges provide approximately 7,200 black pages / 3,600 color pages total ink yield in the box6.
Print for pennies and nickles - less than one cent per page for black and white, less than five cents per page for color.
Print wirelessly from PC or mobile devices without the need for a router.
100-sheet paper tray capacity. Single sheet bypass tray for printing on envelopes and card stock for added convenience.
Scan to cloud services, including Google Drive™, Dropbox and Evernote®4. Digitize documents with Brother Cloud Apps for storage or sharing.7
Print and scan from almost anywhere – smartphone, tablet, laptop and desktop computer.
Small footprint for easy integration into your office environment.
Easily navigate onscreen menus via an intuitive 2.7" Touchscreen display.
Two-year limited warranty and free phone support for the life of the product.
|Print Technology||Color Inkjet Technology|
|Consumable Type||INKvestment Cartridge System (4-Cartridges)|
|ISO-based Print Speed (black / color)||Up to 12ppm / Up to 10ppm|
|Print Resolution (maximum dpi)||Up to 6000 x 1200 dpi|
|Printer Driver Compatibility||Windows® / Mac OS®|
|Copying Capability||B/W & Color Copying|
|Max. Automatic Document Feeder Capacity||20-Sheet ADF|
|Reduction/Enlargement||25% - 400% in 1% increments|
|N-in-1 Function||2in1/4in1/ ID Copy|
|Poster Function||Yes (3 x 3, 2 x 2, 1 x 2)|
|Document Glass Size||Letter 8.5" x 11.7"|
|Scanning Capability||B/W & Color Scanning|
|Max. Interpolated Scan Resolution (dpi)||19,200 x 19,200 dpi|
|Optical Scan Resolution (dpi)||2400 x 1200 dpi (FB); 600 x 1200 dpi (ADF)|
|Mobile Device Scanning App||Brother iPrint&Scan free app download for wireless printing from and scanning to your mobile device. For more information, please click here|
|"Scan To" Feature||E-mail, Image, OCR, Media Cards, File and USB Flash Memory Drive|
|Scan File Formats||JPEG, PDF|
|Scanner Driver Compatibility||Windows® / Mac OS®|
|Document Viewer Software||Includes Scansoft PaperPort® v12 SE with OCR for Windows® and Presto!® PageManager® for Mac®|
|OCR Software||Includes Scansoft PaperPort® v12 SE with OCR for Windows® and Presto!® PageManager® for Mac®|
|Faxing Capability||B/W & Color Faxing|
|Fax Modem Speed||14.4K bps|
|Best Transmission Speed (sec)||Approx. 7 Sec. Per Page|
|PC Fax Capability (send/receive)||Yes (B&W only)|
|External TAD Interface||Yes|
|Call Waiting/ Caller ID/ Distinctive Ring Ready||No / Yes / Yes|
|Broadcasting (# of locations)||Yes (250 locations)|
|Recommended Paper Brands||Innobella Glossy 8.5" x 11" Photo Paper (BP71GLTR); Innobella Glossy 4" x 6" Photo Paper (BP71GP20), Brother Plain Paper BP60MPLTR, Innobella Glossy 8.5" x 11 Photo Paper (BP61GLL), Innobella and 3M 3410 Transparency Film.|
|Paper Handling Size - Paper Tray||A4, Letter, Legal, Executive, A5, A6, 4"x6" Photo, 5"x8" Indexcard, 5"x7" Photo, C5 Envelope, Com-10, DL Envelope, Monarch|
|Standard Input Paper Capacity (sheets)||Up to 100-Sheet Input Capacity; up to 20-sheet 4"x6" Photo Bypass Tray|
|Duplex Printing Capability||Yes|
|Output Paper Capacity (sheets)||50 sheets|
|Minimum Input for ADF (Width/Height)||5.8" x 5.8"|
|Max Input of ADF (Width/Height)||8.5" x 14"|
|Sheet Weight - ADF (max/min)||17-24 lbs.|
|Minimum Paper Width/Length (Paper Tray)||3.5" x 5"|
|Maximum Paper Width/Length (Paper Tray)||8.5" x 14"|
|Sheet Weight - Paper Tray (max/min)||17-58 lbs.|
|CONNECTIVITY & COMPATIBILITY|
|Standard Interface(s)||Wireless (802.11 b/g/n), Ethernet, Wi-Fi Direct®, NFC, Hi-speed USB 2.0|
|USB Direct Interface/PictBridge||Yes|
|Mobile Device Compatibility||AirPrint®, Google Cloud Print®, Mopria®, Brother iPrint&Scan, Cortado Workplace, Wi-Fi Direct® & NFC|
|Web Connect||FACEBOOK®, FLICKR®, GOOGLE DRIVE®, EVERNOTE®, DROPBOX, BOX, ONEDRIVE®, ONENOTE®, and Brother Cloud Apps|
|Brother Cloud Apps||Free and unique web based Brother Cloud Apps: Office Doc Creator, Outline & Copy, Outline & Remove, Outline & Scan and Notescan|
|Near Field Communication||Yes|
|Supported Network Protocols (IPv4)||ARP, RARP, BOOTP, DHCP, APIPA(Auto IP), WINS/NetBIOS name resolution, DNS Resolver, mDNS, LLMNR responder, LPR/LPD, Custom Raw Port/Port9100, FTP Server, SNMPv1/v2c, TFTP server, ICMP, Web Services (Print/Scan), SNTP Client|
|LCD Display||2.7" Touchscreen Display|
|Maximum Monthly Duty Cycle||Up to 2,500 Printed Pages|
|Recommended Monthly Print Volume||50 - 1,000 Printed Pages|
|Wireless Network Security||SSID (32 chr), WEP 64/128bit, WPA-PSK(TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK(AES)|
|POWER & OPERATING REQUIREMENTS|
|ENERGY STAR® Qualified||Yes|
|Power Source||AC 100-120V 50/60Hz|
|Operating Environment: Temperature||50 - 95° F|
|Operating Environment: Humidity||20-80% (w/out condensation)|
|Machine Noise (Ready/Copying)||50dB|
|DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS|
|Carton Dimensions (W"xD"xH")||21.9" x 9.8" x 18"|
|Carton Weight (lbs)||24.5 lbs.|
|Unit Dimensions (W"xD"xH")||16.5" x 13.4" x 6.8"|
|Unit Weight (lbs)||18.3 lbs.|
|"In-box" Consumables/Yield||12 INKvestment Super High-yield Ink Cartridges
(3) LC20EBK (Approx. 7200 pages)
(3) LC20EC (Approx.3600 pages)
(3) LC20EM (Approx.3600 pages)
(3) LC20EY (Approx.3600 pages)
|Carton Contents||(12) INKvestment Super High-yield Ink Cartridges LC20E Series
CD-ROM Assembly for Windows and Mac
Basic User's Guide
Quick Setup Guide
Telephone Line Cord
|PhotoCapture Center® Capability||Image format print by media card/USB: Photo Print: JPEG,avi,mov/JPEG,avi,mov|
|PhotoCapture Center® Features||Auto Correct, Skin-Tone, Scenery, Red-eye, Night Scene, Fill Light, Whiteboard, Monochrome, Sepia, Trimming, Slide-show|
|Accepted Media Types||Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro / Duo (without adapter), Memory Stick Pro Duo/Micro (w/ adapter), SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card (miniSDHC, microSDHC w/adopter), PictBridge Interface & USB Flash Memory Drive|
|Scan to Card or USB Flash Drive||Color: PDF/JPEG, Black & White: TIFF/PDF|
|CONDITIONS FOR THE MFC-J985DW XL|
|"In-box" Consumables/Yield||Actual yield of initial cartridge will be approx. 90% of replacement LC20E Black, and 60% of replacement LC20E Color Series, due to ink system initialization. All replacement cartridges will provide approximate page yield stated in accordance with ISO/IEC 24711.For more page yield information, see www.brother.com/pageyield.|
|USB Direct Interface/PictBridge||Additional purchase required.|
|Best Transmission Speed (sec)||Based on ITU-T test chart with highest available coding method and standard resolution.|
|Borderless Printing||Borderless printing is available for Letter, 4"x6", 5"x8", 5"x7", A4, A6, 3.9"x5.8" and 5.8"x7.8" paper sizes.|
|Broadcasting (# of locations)||B&W only.|
|Brother Cloud Apps||Requires internet connection. For more details, visit www.connectprintshare.com.|
|Call Waiting/ Caller ID/ Distinctive Ring Ready||Check with local phone company for service availability.|
|Fax Page Memory||Using ITU-T Test Chart #1 at standard resolution and highest compression mode.|
|INKvestment Cost Per Page||Based on MSRP of LC20E black and color ink cartridges and approximate page yield in accordance with ISO/IEC 24711.|
|ISO-based Copy Speed (black)||Copy speed using ADF. Based on ISO/IEC 24735. Click here for inkjet print speed methodology.|
|ISO-based Copy Speed (color)||Copy speed using ADF. Based on ISO/IEC 24735. Click here for inkjet print speed methodology.|
|ISO-based Print Speed (black)||Based on ISO/IEC 24734. Click here for inkjet print speed methodology.|
|ISO-based Print Speed (color)||Based on ISO/IEC 24734. Click here for inkjet print speed methodology.|
|Maximum Monthly Duty Cycle||Maximum number of printed pages per month and can be used to compare designed durability between like Brother products. For maximum printer life, it is best to choose a printer with a duty cycle that far exceeds your print requirements.|
|Mobile Device Compatibility||Requires connection to a wireless network. See www.connectprintshare.com for details, availability, and mobile device compatibility. The Brother iPrint&Scan free app download is not available in all countries.|
|Mobile Device Scanning App||Requires connection to a wireless network. For more details regarding Brother iPrint&Scan app visit www.connectprintshare.com|
|Near Field Communication||See www.brother-usa.com/nfc for a list of compatible mobile devices.|
|Print Resolution (maximum dpi)||Resolutions are listed vertical by horizontal dpi.|
|Recommended Monthly Print Volume||The recommended range of monthly printed pages to achieve the best possible performance and printer life. Printers are intended to handle occasional usage beyond this range with little or no effect. Consistently printing above the recommended print volume, however, may adversely affect the print quality or life of the machine. It is always best to choose a printer with an appropriate recommended print volume to allow for any anticipated increase in printing needs.|
|Standard Input Paper Capacity (sheets)||Maximum capacity based on using 20 lb (bond) paper.|
|Up to 2 Years of Ink||Based on average monthly print volumes of approximately 300 pages (70% black pages / 30% color pages) and approximate page yield in accordance with ISO/IEC 24711 using 12 cartridges provided. For more page yield information, see www.brother.com/pageyield.|
|Warranty||Click here for 2-Year Limited Warranty statement.|
|Web Connect||Requires internet connection and an account with desired service. See www.connectprintshare.com for more details.|
|MFC-J985DW XL SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS|
|Computer Platform & Operating System Version||PC Interface||Processor||Hard Disk Space|
|USB2||10/100Base-TX(Ethernet)||Wireless 802.11b/g/n||For Drivers||For Applications|
|Windows® Operation System||Windows® XP Home1 4 Windows® XP Professional1 4||Printing
Removable Disk(USB or Memory card)5/
Network Media Access (LAN)5
|32bit (x86) or 65bit (64x) processor||150mb||1GB|
|Windows Vista®1 4||500MB||1.3GB|
|Windows® 7 / 8 / 8.1 1 4||650MB|
|Windows® 10 Home / 10 Pro / 10 Education/ 10 Enterprise 1 4|
|Windows Server® 2003
Windows Server® 2003 R2
Windows Server® 2008
|Windows Server® 2008 R2
Windows Server® 2012
Windows Server® 2012 R2
|64bit (x64) processor|
|Macintosh Operation System||OS X v10.8.5
OS X v10.9.x
OS X v10.10.x
Removable Disk (USB or Memory card)5/
Network Media Access (LAN)5
1.For WIA, 1200x1200 resolution. Brother Scanner Utility enables to enhance up to 19200 x 19200 dpi.
2.Third party USB ports are not supported for Mac OS.
3.PC Fax supports black and white only.
4.PaperPortTM 12SE supports Windows® XP Home (SP3 or greater), XP Professional (SP3 or greater), XP Professional x64 Edition (SP2 or greater), Windows Vista® (SP2 or greater), Windows® 7, Windows® 8 and Windows® 8.1.
5.Removable disk and Network Media Access are functions of PhotoCapture Center®.
For the latest driver updates, visit http://solutions.brother.com
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INKvestment All-in-Ones from Brother feature Super High-Yield cartridges to provide quality printing at costs of less than a penny per page for black and less than a nickel per page for color1. That translates to more pages per cartridge over standard refills, and more savings with every page.
MFC-J985DW-XL supports wireless printing from your mobile device via:2 AirPrint®, Google Cloud Print™, Mopria™, Brother iPrint&Scan and Cortado Workplace. Additionally, Wi-Fi Direct® allows you to print wirelessly from a PC or mobile devices without the need for a router.
Quickly access popular web services from the intuitive 2.7" Touchscreen display using the Web Connect interface. The Touchscreen display also allows you upload documents to the cloud without a computer, create shortcuts to your most-commonly used machine operations and access an array of customizable Brother Creative Center templates.
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The MFC-985DW-XL Color Inkjet All-in-One comes with business capable features like automatic duplex printing, 100-sheet paper tray capacity and a compact design making it ideal for a small office or home office environment.
The MFC-985DW-XL comes with three sets of LC20EBK/C/M/Y Super High-Yield Black, Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow Ink Cartridges. Approximately 7,200 black pages and 3,600 color pages total ink yield in the box6.
The MFC-985DW XL is ENERGY STAR® Qualified and comes with AC 100-120V 50/60Hz adapter, wireless and Ethernet hard-wired connectivity.
Along with a two-year limited warranty and free phone support for life, the MFC-985DW-XL comes with a basic user's guide, safety information and software installation for easy set-up and troubleshooting.