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brother MFC-9970CDW MFC / All-In-One Up to 30 ppm Color Wireless 802.11b/g/n Laser Printer

  • MFC-9970CDW
  • 2400 x 600 dpi
  • Wireless 802.11b/g
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Learn more about the Brother MFC-9970CDW

General

Brand
brother
Model
MFC-9970CDW
Recommended Use
MFC / All-In-One
Display
5" Color Touch Screen
Dimensions
19.3" x 20.7" x 20.9"
Weight
62.8 lbs.

Printing

Output Type
Color
Laser Technology
Laser
Black Print Speed
Up to 30 ppm
Color Print Speed
Up to 30 ppm
Black Print Quality
2400 x 600 dpi
Emulations
PCL-6, BR-Script 3
Duplex printing
Yes
Max. Duty Cycle
Up to 60,000 pages monthly

Copying

Copy Speed, Black
Up to 30 cpm
Copy Speed, Color
Up to 30 cpm
Max. Document Enlargement
400%
Max. Document Reduction
25%

Scanning

Scan Color Depth
48bit
Scan Resolution, Optical
1200 x 2400 dpi
Scan Resolution, Enhanced
19200 x 19200 dpi

Fax SPEC

Color Fax
Yes
Fax Transmission Speed
2.5 sec./page
Fax Memory
Up to 500 pages
Modem Speed
33.6kbps

Media Handling

Input Capacity, std.
300 Sheets
Output Capacity, std.
150 sheets
Media Type
Plain Paper, Thin Paper, Thick Paper, Thicker Paper, Recycled Paper, Bond, Label, Envelope, Env. Thin, Env. Thick, Glossy Paper
Media sizes supported
Paper Tray: Letter, Legal, Executive, Folio, A4, A5, B6
Multi-Purpose Tray: Width 2.75" to 8.5", Length 4.57" to 16"

Ports

USB Ports
Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Network Ports
Ethernet 10/100BaseTX (RJ-45)
Other Ports
Wireless 802.11b/g
Connectivity Technology
Wireless 802.11b/g/n

Hardware SPEC

Noise Level (Approx.)
Ready/Copying: 33 dB/57 dB
Memory, std.
256 MB
Memory, max.
TN310BK, TN310C, TN310M, TN310Y, TN315BK, TN315C, TN315M, TN315Y
Power Requirements
110V-120V AC 50/60Hz
Power Consumption
Sleep/Ready/Copying: 1.8W/75W/615W

Features

Features
Copy
Design Style: Flatbed
Max. Automatic Document Feeder Capacity: 50-Page ADF
Stand-alone Copying: Yes (no PC required)
Sorting Function: Yes
Duplex Copying: Yes
N in 1 Function: 2in1 / 4in1
Poster Function: No
Document Glass Size: Legal

Scan
Duplex Scanning
Document Viewer Software: Includes Scansoft PaperPort SE with OCR for Windows? and Presto! PageManager for Mac
OCR Software: Includes Scansoft PaperPort SE with OCR for Windows and Presto! PageManager for Mac
Formats (Export): TIFF/BMP/MAX/JPEG/PDF
"Scan To" Feature: E-mail, Image, OCR, File, FTP, USB, Network Folder, E-mail Server

Fax
Out-of-Paper Reception: Yes
External TAD Interface: Yes
Call Waiting/ Caller ID/ Distinctive Ring Ready: No/No/Yes
Total Auto Dial Locations: 340 locations
Broadcasting (# of locations): Yes (390 locations)
Auto Fax Reduction (for fax receiving): Yes
Fax Forwarding: Yes
Automatic Redial: Yes
Dual Access: Yes
Fax/Telephone Switch: Yes
Fax Gray Scale: 256
Fax Coding Method: MH / MR / MMR / JBIG / JPEG
PC Fax Capability (send/receive): Yes
Auto Fax Receive Date/Time Header: Yes (Monochrome only)
Duplex Faxing: Yes

Standard Network Features: Printing, Scanning, PC Fax Send / Receive, I-Fax, Corporate Address Book (LDAP)
Wireless Network Security: WEP 64/128 bit, WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK (AES), 802.1x (LEAP, EAP-FAST, PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS)
One-Push Wireless Configuration: AOSS, Wi-Fi Protected Setup capable routers
Document Memory Backup
ENERGY STAR Qualified
Security Functions: Setting Lock, Secure Function Lock, Store Print Log to Network
Minimum Input for ADF (Width/Height): 5.8"/5.8"
Max Input of ADF (Width/Height): 8.5"/14"
Operating Environment: Temperature 50 degreeF - 90.5 degreeF, Humidity 20-80% (w/out condensation)

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Lee C.
  • 6/10/2014 10:46:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLINUX approved!

This review is from: brother MFC-9970CDW MFC / All-In-One Up to 30 ppm Color Wireless 802.11b/g/n Laser Printer

Pros: This is Brother's "flagship" MFC product. And to be honest, its an awesome printer overall! Brother is supporting linux better than any other vendor. It scans so well that it is almost impossible to tell the copy from the original (and this is in color). Consumables are miserly (and cheap and easy to replace... especially if you refill toner). Duplex handling is superb... even with faxes. Fans are powerful. Paper handling within the machine is excellent. A bit pricey for a color laser? NO WAY! I'm connected via CAT5 (always preferred if available) to a wireless router thus everybody on the network sees it.

Cons: Prints photo's too dark. but you can lighten them prior to printing. Paper a bit difficult to remove from output hopper (should have some raised ridges). Only thing missing is a button to output a blank sheet of paper (but I don't believe any other printer has that feature either).

First sheet out takes about 30 seconds if its been sitting for awhile (a minor inconvience if you happen to be in a hurry).

Other Thoughts: Newegg shipped promptly and this unit was packaged so well from Brother that it did not require double packing. This was a Christmas gift to ourselves (after much research).

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  • Josh W.
  • 2/24/2014 9:31:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsGood Luck keeping this printer running

This review is from: brother MFC-9970CDW MFC / All-In-One Up to 30 ppm Color Wireless 802.11b/g/n Laser Printer

Pros: Works great for about a little over a year then prints become very faint and printer drops off network and no longer replies to ping.

Cons: Also has a buggy network settings interface. Limited ability to save directly to a network share with a FQDN as username, requirement of pc host presence on the network earns this printer one big rotten egg.

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  • Lee C.
  • 12/25/2013 8:37:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsInstalls to linux

This review is from: brother MFC-9970CDW MFC / All-In-One Up to 30 ppm Color Wireless 802.11b/g/n Laser Printer

Pros: A well designed machine no doubt about it! Drivers installed to both win7 (do win7 first if you have it) and linux (several .DEB systems on the local network here. Note the preference is to ALWAYS install to your main box FIRST via CAT5 hardwire if at all possible. Brother supports linux better than any other vendor so go to their site to extract the how to.

We've not tested all aspects of this machine but what we have tested just works (the same as our other brother laser that we've had for a number of years.

Cons: there aren't any

Other Thoughts: newegg had a great price on this printer. This unit has been around for some time so more than likely this may have been a clearance prior to a newer machine. If they still have it? You can not go wrong if your work requires a rather heavy print workload. this one is up to the task!

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  • Christopher C.
  • 12/10/2013 3:33:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOffice MFP Printer

This review is from: brother MFC-9970CDW MFC / All-In-One Up to 30 ppm Color Wireless 802.11b/g/n Laser Printer

Pros: I LOVE THE DUPLEX FAX AND COPY!!!

I love this printer, so does my staff. I have owned HP and Dell in the past. This is my first Brother. I have installed many Brother printers for customers so I thought I'd try it out for myself.

Cons: None really that I have found.....

Other Thoughts: Worth the money for a small office or personal printer.

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  • Amy B.
  • 4/28/2013 11:53:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs&%#@% PAPER JAMS!!!

This review is from: brother MFC-9970CDW MFC / All-In-One Up to 30 ppm Color Wireless 802.11b/g/n Laser Printer

Pros: When it works, it's really versatile. Set up easy with Windows 7 and wifi. Print quality is decent.

Cons: PAPER JAMS!!! Spent $100 to replace some rollers out of warranty because Newegg sent us an old stock machine - the service center could not cover this machine under warranty. Worked OK for 1 month, and jamming again. Wish Brother would stand behind their product...

Other Thoughts: First problem was the cheap Rosewill toner cartridges that leaked toner all over the place. Now continual paper jams that render this thing useless. Brother needs a longer warranty and should stand behind their product better.

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  • J D.
  • 4/2/2013 2:07:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Printer

This review is from: brother MFC-9970CDW MFC / All-In-One Up to 30 ppm Color Wireless 802.11b/g/n Laser Printer

Pros: Versatile, prints fairly quickly, reliable, exceeds our needs

Cons: uses lots of cartridges

Other Thoughts: Great printer. Very happy with if for our 5 person office. we also have an hp laser printer in the same price range. our brother printer is much more versatile. we can even print from our android phones wirelessly.. not too shabby...

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  • Amy B.
  • 3/28/2013 4:04:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsReally Handy Machine!

This review is from: brother MFC-9970CDW MFC / All-In-One Up to 30 ppm Color Wireless 802.11b/g/n Laser Printer

Pros: Does it all! Love the scan to email feature. Set this up wirelessly on my home network with minimum hassle. Print quality is fine, but won't try to do hi resolution photos.

Cons: Owned for almost 2 years. Only printed 4500 pages so far, as this is my backup machine. Having trouble with paper jams when printing duplex, and we are not using cheap paper. This machine is heavy - be sure you have two people to move or carry it. Spent 45 minutes waiting on hold for customer service to walk me through the troubleshooting that I have done numerous times without success. Now taking it for service...

Other Thoughts: If not for the paper jams we have been experiencing lately, I would give this printer 5 eggs.

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  • Joseph K.
  • 3/24/2013 4:55:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes the Job

This review is from: brother MFC-9970CDW MFC / All-In-One Up to 30 ppm Color Wireless 802.11b/g/n Laser Printer

Pros: Setup was easy and instructions were excellent.
Print quality was excellent and the operation is
intuitive.

Cons: Too much emphasis on the fax features

Other Thoughts: This machine services our small office of three persons. It might not be strong enough for a larger office.

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  • Tony L.
  • 8/21/2012 10:29:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsPoor Wireless, Mediocre Print Quality

This review is from: brother MFC-9970CDW MFC / All-In-One Up to 30 ppm Color Wireless 802.11b/g/n Laser Printer

Pros: It prints stacks of envelopes like a beast!

Cons: After speaking with Brother support numerous times, the wireless setup still drops even in Ad-hoc mode (not connected to my router). I was told this would prove the machine is faulty and thus we could get it repaired, but being able to connect temporarily (a few hours) means every time I call and reset it and am able to connect, they say everything is fixed, only for me to lose my connection a few hours later and have to reset the network configurations over and over again.

And I knew this through review prior to purchase, but the print quality really is poor (images, even color text). I came spoiled from a Canon, perhaps, but this Brother requires a lot of work to get a half-decent image (calibrations, color-altering, etc.) It also requires cleaning more often.

Other Thoughts: All in all, friendly customer support is no replacement for a wireless printer that disconnects often and prints rather poorly.

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  • Michael P.
  • 6/20/2012 8:25:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEggcellent Printer!

This review is from: brother MFC-9970CDW MFC / All-In-One Up to 30 ppm Color Wireless 802.11b/g/n Laser Printer

Pros: I've purchased more than 12 of these printers for various clients and ALL of them love it. The biggest feature for them is the direct scan-to-email from the printer itself (it doesn't require any software on the computer) along with the touch screen. It truly is a miniature copy machine! I've installed this both wired and wirelessly with flawless results. The standalone printer drivers are only 18MB, unlike HP all-in-ones that are upwards of 300MB just to print! The result is a very simple and easy to use mechanism to print, scan, and fax. Bravo Brother!

Cons: The printer's web user interface is not the easiest to use for most people. Luckily I've discovered that it is a "set it and forget it" kind of setup. This only applies to networking the printer. The admin login is non-standard (usually admin/password) but is admin/access. That's about all my complaints!

Other Thoughts: Overall this is a great printer. I have lots of clients that can barely use a fax machine, let alone complicated software to control a printer/scanner. Because all of the functions (besides printing from a PC) can be done on the device itself, it makes it much easier for the end user. Like I said above, I've purchased about 12 of these and plan on purchasing many more in the future. BROTHER - DO NOT STOP MAKING THIS PRINTER!

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