High performance and features offered by this product suitable for businesses who requires robust print devices all-in-one. Brother MFC-9970CDW offers high performance. These devices claimed capable to print hurried. This device also able to deal with variety of documents in bulk. With a wired and wireless connection, you can share the printer with other users in the same network.
In addition, also included the print function back and forth automatically. This function also applies while this device used as a scanner, copier, and fax through the ADF. Available trays can store up to 350 sheets paper. If still not enough, you can add a tray (optionally) with a capacity up to 500 sheets.
Through the control panel, you can do all configuration without PC. If you want to scanning, you can save the results to a floppy disk, network, and even directly sent to an e-mail. We can print documents via a USB port using a USB flash disk. Unfortunately, we can just print PDF-based documents and image files only.
In addition to Secure Print functionality, an administrator allows to restrict and watch the device usage by their employees/clients through the Control Center 4 app. Admin can configuring as detailed as possible, ranging from the network settings to the device operation.
Judging from device performance based on printing speed, we were quite impressed. This also applies to the copy and scan functionality which able to done with hurried. Text-based printing can properly handled. Black text look precision and sharp even font size 3 can still visible clearly. Nevertheless, when used as a printer and a copier to print the image with black domination, the result looks less concentrated. However, this is not visible when the device is printing text-based documents.
Brother MFC-9970CDW offers a complete feature to meet the user-needs especially for medium-sized offices. Fast performance, able to accommodate papers, and print up hundreds of pieces, is the most of this device advantages. This product can also runs either independently or using wired and wireless connections. This makes it flexible for a busy office activities.
|print speed||5 pieces||FPOT (1 sheet)|
|Mono text (rtf)||17 seconds||9 seconds|
|Color Text (rtf)||14 seconds||7 seconds|
|Text + graphic (pdf)||20 seconds||13 seconds|
|A4 images||24 seconds||13 seconds|
|Mono text (rtf)||24 seconds||16 seconds|
|Color Text (rtf)||24 seconds||16 seconds|
|Text + graphic (pdf)||22 seconds||15 seconds|
|Images (jpg)||24 seconds||16 seconds|
|A4 photo||600 x 600||8 seconds|
|A4 photo||1200×1200||13 seconds|
|printing technology||laser color|
|memory||256/512 MB (standard/maximum)|
|paper capacity||300/50/500 sheets (standard/multipurpose/optional)|
|Paper output capacity||150 sheets|
|technology||Colour Flatbed CIS, ADF|
|resolution||1200 x 2400 / 19200 x 19200 dpi (optical / interpolation)|
|modem speed||33.6 Kbps|
|resolution||400×400 dpi (max.)|
|Fax Facilities||Auto fax reduction, fax forward, automatic redial, dual access, fax page memory, duplex, document memory backup|
|resolution||Up to 600 x 600 dpi|
|copy facility||ID Card Copy, N in 1, stand alone copying, sorting, duplex, poster|
|life cycles||60,000 pages/month|
|connections||USB 2.0, Ethernet 10/100, Wireless 802.11 b/g|
|operating systems||Windows; Mac OS|
|Dimensions (LWH)||49 x 52.6 x 53 cm|
|power consumption||1.8/10/75/615/1200 watts (sleep/WLAN: On/ready/copying/maximum)|
|completeness||Power cable, USB cable, CD driver, Manual|
|Price (range)*||U.S. $ 1040|
|Toner price*||U.S. $ 120/US $ 190 (black/C/M/Y)|
- Performance hurried;
- Complete features;
- Touch-screen based;
- There are wired and wireless connections;
- Can serve independently (without PC);
- Secure Print function;
- Print over Android devices;
- Duplex facilities for all functions.
- Print quality color images less sharp;
- Printing from USB only support images and PDF files.
Score Assessment - Performance: 3.75 - Facilities: 4.25 - Ease: 4 - Price: 3.5 - Total Score: 3.9