Brother Printer MFC7860DW Wireless Monochrome Printer with Scanner, Copier & Fax

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  • Brand: Brother
  • Category: Printer

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  • Print and copy up to 27ppm
  • Built-in wireless and Ethernet network interfaces
  • Automatic duplex for producing two-sided output
  • 35-page capacity auto document feeder
  • Adjustable, 250-sheet capacity paper tray, plus manual feed slot

Technical Details

  • Print Technology: Electrophotographic Laser
  • Time to First Page: < 8.5 seconds
  • Automatic Duplex Printing: Yes
  • Printer Emulations: GDI, PCL6, BR-Script3±
  • Standard Interfaces: Wireless 802.11 b/g, Ethernet, Hi-Speed USB 2.0
  • Windows Compatibility: Windows 7 / Windows Vista / XP / XP Professional x64 / 2000 / Server 2003 / 2008
  • Mac Compatibility: Mac OS X 10.4.11, 10.5.x, 10.6.x
  • Fax
    • Best Transmit Speed: Approx. 2.5 seconds (per page)9
    • Stand-Alone Faxing: Yes
    • Broadcasting (# of locations): Up to 258
    • Quick Scan: Approx. 2.5 seconds (per page)9
    • Fax Forwarding / Paging: Yes / Yes
    • One Touch / Speed Dials: 8 / 200
    • Dual Access: Yes
    • Stand-Alone Copying: Yes
    • Copy Speed (maximum): 27 cpm black
    • Copy Resolution (maximum): 600 x 600 dpi
    • Multi-Copying: Yes (up to 99)
    • Sort: Yes
    • Reduction / Enlargement: 25% - 400% in 1% increments
    • ID Copy: Yes
    • Document Glass Size: Letter
    • Color and B/W Scanning: Yes
    • Scanning Profile Sets: Yes
    • Network Compatibility: TCP/IP (IPv4/IPv6), Apple Simple Network Configuration
    • Network Functionality: Print, Scan, and PC Fax6
    • PC Fax Software: Yes6
    • Display (LCD): Two lines, 16 characters with backlit
    • Unit Dimensions: 15.9 inches x 15.7 inches x 12.4 inches
    • Carton Dimensions: 20.7 inches x 20.1 inches x 19.4 inches
    • Unit Weight / Carton Weight: 25.6 lbs. / 32.6 lbs.


Compact Laser All-in-One with Wireless Networking and Duplex Printing

The MFC-7860DW is a great addition to any small office or home office. Delivering fast print and copy speeds while producing professional-quality output, this compact, yet powerful, machine is ideal for producing the everyday documents that make up the output of today's busy office. Built-in wireless networking allows you to conveniently place it in your work environment and share it with multiple users. In addition, the MFC-7860DW offers a built-in duplex printing capability for producing two-sided output with ease.

  • Prints and copies up to 27ppm
  • Automatic duplex (two-sided) printing
  • Up to 2400 x 600 dpi print resolution
  • Wireless 802.11 b/g, Ethernet and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interfaces
  • Adjustable, 250-sheet capacity paper tray for letter or legal size paper
  • 35-page capacity auto document feeder
  • High-quality color scanning up to 19200 dpi (int.)
  • Supports a variety of "scan to" features including: e-mail, file, image, OCR, and FTP
  • 33.6K bps Super G3 fax modem
  • Works with Brother iPrint & Scan free downloadable app
  • 32 MB memory, stores up to 500 pages9
  • Toner Save mode for less critical business documents
  • PC Fax software for sending faxes from your computer
  • Manual feed slot

Exceptional Performance and Image Quality

Enjoy the convenience of producing high-quality output right from your desktop or small office. With print and copy speeds of up to 27ppm, you can stop wasting time and move on to other important tasks. Print high-quality output at up to 2400 x 600 dpi for professional reports, spreadsheets, correspondence or other important business documents. Use the automatic duplex printing feature to create professional two-sided documents, brochures and booklets. This feature helps you save paper and reduce costs by cutting paper usage in half. Plus, when copying and faxing, you can produce two-sided output from one-sided originals.

Flexible Connectivity

Share with others on your wireless 802.11b/g or wired network for printing, scanning and PC faxing5 or connect locally to a single user via its Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface. Users with wireless access points that support Wi-Fi Protected Setup or AOSS can automatically configure their wireless settings by simply pressing a button on their router.

The MFC-7860DW is compatible with Brother iPrint & Scan, a FREE printing app that enables you to print (JPEG, PDF or web pages) from and scan to your Apple, Android or Windows Phone 7 (JPEG only, scanning not available) mobile device on your wireless network. It is also compatible with Cortado Workplace*, a FREE printing app that enables you to store and wirelessly print common file formats from your Apple, Android, or Blackberry mobile device.

Advanced Scanning Capabilities

The MFC-7860DW offers document scanning with up to 19200 x 19200 dpi (interpolated) scanning resolution, and features management solutions to easily share, archive or edit your paper-based documents electronically. Scan multi-page documents using the 35-page capacity auto document feeder or use the document glass for bound materials or up to letter-size documents.

With the MFC-7860DW, you can create high-quality color scans in a variety of file formats including: PDF, JPG, TIFF, and more. It also offers a wide range of scanning options including: e-mail, file, image, and OCR. You can also scan documents directly to a FTP server or e-mail scanned documents directly to your e-mail server8. The MFC-7860DW includes both TWAIN and WIA (Windows Imaging Acquisition) scanner drivers and Nuance PaperPort SE with OCR for Windows and Presto! PageManager with OCR for Mac for greater flexibility.

Low Cost of Ownership

In addition to being affordable to purchase, the MFC-7860DW uses both standard and high-yield replacement toner cartridges. Using the high-yield 2,600-page2 toner cartridge (TN-450) can help lower your operating costs. You also can help save money by using Toner Save Mode for your less critical business documents, and PC Fax to send and receive faxes directly from your computer without having to print them6.


Bill 5.0
312 of 317 people found the following review helpful
I have a network with both Windows (XP and 7) and Mac (10.5.8) machines on it, and was in need of a new printer. I was looking to replace a trusty IBM InfoPrint 12 which had been in use on the network (via a router with print server) for over 10 years (and only two toner cartridges). I even debated about fixing the InfoPrint, but I was not sure what it would take, and I needed a solution now. At first I was only thinking about a stand-alone laser printer, both in terms of cost and function, b ... ut then decided to look into multi-function machines as I also have an ink jet multi-function (usable only by my work machine) that I did not mind removing.These are the criteria that I had in mind while selecting a product: * laser print: for crispness and consumables (my ink jet seemed to drink ink, or it dried up) * duplex: one of the items I did not like about the InfoPrint 12 is the lack of duplex * compatibility across several OS platforms * ability to scan via the LAN and not requiring direct USB I was not concerned about the size of the unit, as it was going to have its own table (though it is quite compact). I was also not concerned about the fax functionality of the machine. While it is nice to have if needed, I had only used my old multi-function to fax once. Taking these into account, I could not find anything that met them as well as the Brother MFC-7860DW. There are some higher caliber machines, but these were designed for more active use and their price reflected that. Some may think the MFC-7860DW is pricey, but there are others which are much more so. Since the MFC-7860DW are very new, I had some questions and wanted to see one in action, but I was not able to find any in stores. More >
busman 5.0
80 of 85 people found the following review helpful
Having never written a review for Amazon, I feel compelled to pen one.I just installed my Brother MFC-7860DW printer this morning and couldn't be happier. I'm replacing a Dell 1600N Multi Function Printer. While I generally liked the Dell printer over the years, it didn't play well with Mac.To give you an idea how this was set up, let me describe it briefly. The Brother was installed in my home network via an Ethernet cable to my Apple Time Machine. My iMac is hard wired to the Time Machine an ... d I also have a MacBook that lives a wireless life. The installation instructions that came with the printer were quite clear and I followed directions for a "Wired Network for Macintosh". The installation and setup to my iMac took less than 2 minutes and worked right away. I then installed the software in my MacBook and also selected Wired Network. It also went quickly and worked right away. I use Ooma VOIP for phone service and the registration FAX was sent. successfully however I have not yet received a FAX. I should mention that I'm just a regular guy and not a computer guru in any way shape or form. I just read the manual and followed directions. I should mention that I've only had this printer powered up for a couple hours and my first impressions are very positive. I've printed one sided and duplex jobs with zero complaints. I've scanned to my iMac, perfect. I made a single test copy and it was about 90% on the quality scale (I haven't messed with any sort of copy settings yet). I printed one envelope. It came out slightly wrinkled but not enough to not use it. A few words about printer noise. I don't think it is objectionable at all. My old Dell printer would run/hum for 30 minutes after a print job and was quite annoying. More >