Brother MFC-9970CDW All-in-One Color Laser Printer
24 April 2013
Summary: The MFC-9970CDW is big and heavy, and fairly pricey. But for offices and small workgroups, this color laser printer with built-in fax, copier, and scanner, and automatic document feeder may be the ticket to a well-organized office. The automatic duplex printing, scanning, and faxing is an excellent feature, and though first pages take some time to print, the printer is very fast once it's going, putting out almost 30 pages per minute.
Pros: Can print, scan, copy, fax up to legal size paper, Built-in wired and wireless networking, Automatic duplex printing, scanning, faxing, Fairly fast once it gets going, Large touchscreen
Cons: Large footprint, and quite heavy, Despite the touchscreen, still a cluttered interface, Slow to put out first pages, Some paper curl
Conclusion: The MFC-9970cdw is the multifunction version of the and so it shares many of the same qualities: quick print speeds, overall good print quality, and unique features. But it can take businesses to the next level with the addition of a useful scanner, unique PC fax functionality and instant copies.
Pros: Quick print speeds, Ease of use, USB Direct Print and Scan
Cons: Some flaws with fine color prints, Processing pauses
Conclusion: The Brother MFC-9970CDW's output quality is a little disappointing for graphics and photos, but the color laser multifunction printer offers fast speed, high quality text, and lots of features.
Pros: Fast. Touch screen for easier scanning, faxing, and copying from the front panel. Prints from and scans to USB key. Direct Email.
Cons: Output quality is a touch below par for graphics and significantly below par for photos.