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MFC-8950DW

High-Performance Laser All-in-One with Advanced Duplex and Wireless Networking

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Overview

High-Performance Monochrome Laser All-in-One for Businesses with Larger Print Volumes

The Brother™ MFC-8950DW is the ultimate monochrome laser all-in-one solution for medium sized businesses and small workgroups. It combines high speed, reliable printing and copying up to 42ppm, high-quality color scanning, and faxing into one high-performance design. The MFC-8950DW features low cost output via a super high-yield 12,000-page‡ replacement toner cartridge, a 5" color Touchscreen display with Web Connect‡ and a large 550-sheet‡ paper capacity. This business monochrome laser all-in-one has advanced duplex capabilities to provide automatic two-sided printing and single-pass, two-sided copying/scanning/faxing. Share this all-in-one with others on your Gigabit Ethernet or wireless 802.11b/g/n network or print from your mobile device via‡: AirPrint™, Google Cloud Print™, Brother™ iPrint&Scan, Cortado Workplace and Wi-Fi Direct®. Plus, a 1 year on-site limited warranty comes standard for worry free use.

Main Features
  • Fast, high-quality printing and copying. Produces professional black & white output at impressive print and copy speeds of up to 42 pages per minute.
  • 5" color Touchscreen display. Allows for easy navigation and menu selection. Scan documents to your GOOGLE DRIVE™, EVERNOTE®, box, OneDrive® and Dropbox accounts via Web Connect‡ Touchscreen interface.
  • Advanced duplex capability. Automatic two-sided printing helps save paper. Plus, single-pass, two-sided scanning/copying/faxing simultaneously scans both sides of the page
  • Flexible connectivity†. Print, scan or PC fax over your wireless 802.11b/g/n or Gigabit Ethernet network or connect locally via its Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface.
  • Large paper capacity. Easily handle your large print jobs via an adjustable, 500-sheet capacity paper tray‡ and 50-sheet capacity multi-purpose tray‡. For additional capacity, an optional 500-sheet capacity paper tray‡ is available.
  • Low cost printing. Spend less time replacing supplies and produce low cost output via 12,000-page‡ super high-yield replacement toner cartridge.
  • Convenient mobile device printing & scanning. Print from your mobile device via‡: AirPrint™, Google Cloud Print™, Brother™ iPrint&Scan, Cortado Workplace and Wi-Fi Direct®. Plus, wirelessly scan to your mobile device with the Brother™ iPrint&Scan app.
  • Advanced scanning capabilities‡. Supports a variety of "scan to" functions including: E-mail, file, image, OCR, FTP, USB, Network (CIFS - Windows® only) and E-mail Server.
  • Legal-size document glass. Easily copy or color scan bound materials or up to legal-size documents.
  • 50-page capacity auto document feeder‡. Use for unattended copying, faxing or scanning of 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 files from or scanning files to your USB flash memory drive‡.
  • Advanced security features. This monochrome laser all-in-one provides a wide-range of security features including: secure print, Secure Function Lock, Enterprise Security (802.1x) and more.
  • Outstanding customer support. The Brother™ MFC-8950DW offers a 1 year on-site limited warranty with free phone support for the life of your product.
Conditions
Conditions for the MFC-8950DW
"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‡
Max. capacity based on using 20 lb. paper.
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
"Scan To" Feature†
Scan to E-mail Server requires SMTP/POP3 mail server support. Scan to Network Folder (CIFS) not available for Mac OS®.
5" Color Touchscreen Display‡
In order to use Brother Web Connect, you must have an account with the desired service. If you do not already have an account, use a computer to access the web site of the service and create an account. In order to use Brother Web Connect, your Brother machine must be connected to a network that has access to the Internet, either through a wired or wireless connection. Google Drive is a trademark of Google, Inc. Use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions. EVERNOTE is a trademark of Evernote Corporation and used under a license.
Best Transmission Speed (sec)‡
Using ITU-T Test Chart #1 with JBIG coding and standard resolution.
Emulation(s)
BR-Script3 is PostScript®3™ compatible
Fax Page Memory‡
Using ITU-T Test Chart #1 with JBIG coding and standard resolution.
Images
Images are for illustrative purposes only.
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. AirPrint is a trademark of Apple Inc. Cortado is a trademark of Cortado AG. For more details and mobile device compatibility, 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
Multi-purpose Tray
Max. capacity based on using 20 lb. paper.
Optical Scan Resolution (dpi)
Max. dpi from glass: max 1200 x 600 dpi from ADF
Optional Memory (MB)
Additional purchase required.
Optional Paper Capacity (sheets)
Maximum capacity based on using 20 lb. (bond) paper. Additional purchase required.
Quick Scan (Memory Transmission)‡
Using ITU-T Test Chart #1 with JBIG coding 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.
Scan Drivers Included ‡
SANE and ISIS drivers are available for download from Brother Solutions Center. Visit http://solutions.brother.com.
Standard Input Paper Capacity (sheets)‡
Maximum capacity based on using 20 lb (bond) paper.
Standard Interface(s)
Cable(s) not included.
System Requirements
  MFC-8950DW Minimum System Requirements
Computer Platform & Operating System Version Processor Minimum Speed Minimum RAM Recommended RAM Hard Disk Space to install Supported PC Software Functions Supported PC Interface2
For Drivers For Applications
Windows® Windows® XP Home 1 4 Windows® XP Professional1 4 Intel® Pentium® II or equivalent 128MB 256MB 150MB 500MB Printing, PC Fax3, Scanning USB,10Base-T/ 100Base-TX (Ethernet),1000Base-T (Gigabit Ethernet),Wireless 802.11 b/g/n
Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition1 4 64-bit (Intel®64 or AMD64) supported CPU 256MB 512MB
Windows Vista® 1 4 Intel® Pentium® 4 or equivalent 64-bit (Intel®64 or AMD64) supported CPU 512MB 1GB 500MB 1.2GB
Windows® 7 1 4 Intel® Pentium® 4 or equivalent 64-bit (Intel®64 or AMD64) supported CPU 1GB (32-bit) 2GB (64-bit) 1GB (32-bit) 2GB (64-bit) 650MB 1.2GB
Windows® 8 1 4 Intel® Pentium® 4 or equivalent 64-bit (Intel®64 or AMD64) supported CPU 1GB (32-bit) 2GB (64-bit) 1GB (32-bit) 2GB (64-bit) 650MB 1.2GB
Windows Server® 2003 (print only via network) Intel® Pentium®Ⅲ or equivalent 256MB 512MB 50MB N/A Printing 10Base-T/ 100Base-TX (Ethernet),1000Base-T (Gigabit Ethernet),Wireless 802.11 b/g/n
Windows Server® 2003 x64 Edition (print only via network) 64-bit (Intel®64 or AMD64) supported CPU
Windows Server® 2008 (print only via network) Intel® Pentium® 4 or equivalent 64-bit (Intel®64 or AMD64) supported CPU 512MB 2GB
Windows Server® 2008 R2 (print only via network) 64-bit (Intel® 64 or AMD64) supported CPU
Mac® Mac OS X® v10.5.8 PowerPC G4/G5 Intel® Processor 512MB 1GB 80MB 400MB Printing, PC Fax Send3, Scanning USB,10Base-T/ 100Base-TX (Ethernet),1000Base-T (Gigabit Ethernet),Wireless 802.11 b/g/n
Mac OS X® v10.6.x Intel® Processor 1GB 2GB
Mac OS X® v10.7.x, v10.8.x Intel® Processor 2GB 2GB
Conditions:
  • 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.
  • 3 PC Fax supports black and white only.
  • 4 Nuance™ PaperPort™ 12SE supports Microsoft® SP3 or higher for Windows® XP and SP2 or higher for Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
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