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MFC-8480DN

High-Performance Laser All-in-One with Networking and Duplex Printing

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Overview
Overview

High-Performance Laser All-in-One for your Business or Small Workgroup

The MFC-8480DN offers great value for your business. Its automatic duplex feature for two-sided printing helps save paper and an optional high yield toner cartridge is available to help lower your operating costs. Its legal-size document glass allows for ample room for scanning and copying one document at a time. Use the 50-sheet capacity auto document feeder for copying, scanning or faxing multi-page documents. It also has a USB direct interface to print PDF or JPEG files from or scan PDF or JPEG files to your USB flash memory drive.

Main Features
  • Fast printing and copying. Produces crisp monochrome output at an impressive print and copy speed of up to 32 pages per minute.
  • Automatic duplex printing.Save paper and reduce costs by printing two-sided documents and booklets.
  • Large, expandable paper capacity. Features a 250-sheet paper tray adjustable for letter or legal size paper, a 50-sheet multi-purpose tray plus an optional 2nd 250-sheet paper tray to increase your total paper capacity to 550 sheets.
  • High yield replacement toner cartridge. An optional high yield 8,000 page toner cartridge is available to help lower your operating costs.
  • 50-page capacity auto document feeder. A quick and easy way to copy, fax or scan multi-page documents (up to legal size).
  • Convenient walk-up printing and scanning. A USB Direct Interface is located on the front of the machine for printing PDF or JPEG files from or scanning PDF or JPEG files to your USB flash memory drive.
  • Legal-size document glass. Ample room for placing documents on the platen for scanning or copying up to legal-size documents.
  • Flexible connectivity. Install the MFC on a wired or wireless network via Ethernet for multiple users to share its printing, scanning and faxing or to one computer via USB or Parallel.
  • Brother™ iPrint&Scan. Free app download for wireless printing (JPEG, PDF, web page & e-mail) and scanning to your Apple®, Android™ or Windows® Phone 7 (JPEG only) mobile device‡.
Conditions
Conditions for the MFC-8480DN
"In-box" Consumables/Yield‡
Approximate toner cartridge yield in accordance with ISO/IEC 19752 (letter/A4). Drum yield is approx., and may vary by type of use. For more information see www.brother.com/pageyield.
Max. Automatic Document Feeder Capacity‡
Maximum capacity based on using 20 lb paper.
Distinctive Ring Detection Ready‡
Check with local phone company for service availability.
USB Direct Interface/PictBridge‡
PDF (up to ver. 1.7), JPEG, XPS and Secure PDF files via your USB flash memory driveUSB 2.0 Standard. USB Mass Storage standard from 16MB to 8GB. Support format: FAT12/FAT16/FAT32
Best Transmission Speed (sec)‡
Based on Brother #1 Chart with highest available coding method and standard resolution.
Call Waiting/ Caller ID/ Distinctive Ring Ready‡
Check with local phone company for service availability.
Emulation(s)
BR-Script3 is PostScript®3™ compatible
Fax Page Memory‡
Based on Brother #1 Chart with highest available coding method and standard resolution.
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. For more details regarding Brother™ iPrint&Scan app visit www.connectprintshare.com
Mobile Device Scanning App‡
Requires connection to a wireless network. For more details regarding Brother™ iPrint&Scan app visit www.connectprintshare.com
Optional Memory (MB)
Additional purchase required.
Optional Paper Capacity (sheets)
Maximum capacity based on using 20 lb. (bond) paper. Additional purchase required.
Print Technology
Laser Notice: Class 1 Laser Product (IEC 60825-1:2001)
Quick Scan (Memory Transmission)‡
Based on Brother #1 Chart with highest available coding method and standard resolution.
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 paper.
System Requirements
  MFC-8480DN Supported Functions
Computer Platform & Operating System Supported Functions Interface
Windows® Operating System1
Windows® 2000 Professional4 Printing, PC Fax, Scanning USB, Parallel10/100Base-TX (Ethernet)
Windows® XP Home Edition2,4 Windows® XP Professional2,4
Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition2
Windows Vista®2 USB, 10/100Base-TX (Ethernet)
Windows® 72
Windows Server® 2003(print only via network) Printing 10/100Base-TX (Ethernet)
Windows Server® 2003 x64 Edition(print only via network)
Windows Server® 2008(print only via network)
Macintosh® Operating System Mac OS® X 10.3.9 - 10.4.3 Printing, PC Fax Send, Scanning USB3, 10/100Base-TX (Ethernet)
Mac OS® X 10.4.4 or greater
  MFC-8480DN Minimum System Requirements
Computer Platform & Operating System Minimum Processor Recommended RAM Required Hard Disk Space
Windows® Operating System1 Windows® 2000 Professional4 Intel® Pentium® II or equivalent 256 MB 460 MB
Windows® XP Home Edition2,4 Windows® XP Professional2,4
Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition2 64-bit (Intel®64 or AMD64) processors 512 MB
Windows Vista®2 Intel® Pentium® 4 or equivalent64-bit processors (Intel®64 or AMD64) 1 GB
Windows® 72 1 GB (32-bit)2 GB (64-bit) 1.18 GB
Windows Server® 2003 (print only via network) Intel® Pentium® III or equivalent 512 MB 50 MB
Windows Server® 2003 x64 Edition (print only via network) 64-bit (Intel®64 or AMD64) processors
Windows Server® 2008 (print only via network) Intel® Pentium® 4 or equivalent 64-bit processors (Intel®64 or AMD64) 2 GB
Macintosh® Operating System Mac OS® X 10.3.9 - 10.4.3 PowerPC G4/G5PowerPC G3 350MHz 256 MB 480 MB
Mac OS® X 10.4.4 or greater PowerPC G4/G5Intel® Core™ Processor 1 GB
Conditions:
  1. Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 5.5 or greater.
  2. For WIA, 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution. Brother Scanner Utility enables to enhance up to 19200 x 19200 dpi.
  3. Third party USB ports are not supported.
  4. PaperPort™ 11SE supports Microsoft® SP4 or higher for Windows® 2000 and SP2 or higher for XP.

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