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Brother MFC-J985DW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of Brother MFC-J985DW. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the design and size are generally positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the multifunction.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Brother MFC-J985DW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Tony Hoffman (

Brother MFC-J985DW XL


The Brother MFC-J985DW XL is a micro-office inkjet MFP that has very low running costs, and comes with a huge supply of ink.

Inexpensive, high-capacity ink cartridges make for very low running costs. Good range of connectivity choices. Above-par photo quality. Port for USB thumb drive and memory card slow.

Can't match the speed or paper handling of some similarly priced systems. Slightly below-par text and graphics.

Conclusion The Brother MFC-J985DW XL is priced higher than the physically identical MFC-J985DW, but provides three times as much ink as that model. Even when the ink finally runs out, the cost of replacing it is very low. But it's no great bargain...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Eric Butterfield (

Brother MFC-J985DW Printer: A Cost-Per-Page Champ


Brother's MFC-J985DW all-in-one delivers a lot for the money. The fast scanning, copying and text-printing speeds make it well-suited for a home or small office, and you'll be pleased with the quality of prints. I'd look elsewhere if I were primarily...

Quick at scanning and making copies ; Low cost per page ; Prints text quickly ; High print quality ; Manual feed and 4 x 6 photo trays

Slow at printing color graphics and glossy photos ; Cannot print or scan in grayscale from LCD menu ; Does not print text or PDF docs from USB Direct port ; Limited photo paper handling ; No USB port to connect directly to a PC

With a low cost per page, the Brother MFC-J985DW all-in-one offers a very good bargain for workers performing small office tasks, with few downsides.

Sep, 2016

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Super Drucker nicht nur für zu Hause


Lange gesucht und fündig geworden. Es war eine von wenigen Bedienungsanleitungen welche Laien auch sofort verstanden haben. Top. Die Einrichtung war daher sehr einfach für mich. Auch WLAN funktionierte sofort, selbst über mein Handy. Der Drucker hat...

Nachfolgekosten für die Patronen günstig

Fax Funktion nicht mehr erforderlich

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (

habe noch nicht alles eingestellt bekommen


Ich mag das Design von Brother. Hatte vorher auch einen Brother. Damit bin ich sehr zufrieden. Kriege aber den Drucker noch nicht richtig eingerichtet.

Klein, kompakt, schönes Design

Einrichten nicht ganz so einfach

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (

wie versprochen


alles bestens, sehr gutes druckbild, ist zwar etwas teurer aber ich hoffe das ich dann an der tinte günstiger bekomme

güntigere tinte

Mar, 2018

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“Degelijk product, doet zijn werk goed”


Waar ik het toestel voor nodig heb doet het zijn werk goed

gemakkelijk ; snel

Mar, 2018

Consumer review (

MFC -J985


Bester Drucker den Ich je hatte, Leise Schnell Kopie Fax Scannen. WLAN NFC, einziges Manko Tinte etwas Teuer.


Teure Tinte

Feb, 2018

Consumer review (

Super Drucker!


Super praktischer Drucker mit vielen Funktionen! Mein alter Drucker ist 15 Jahre alt und wirklich nicht mehr zeitgemäß. Der neue Drucker Brother MFC-J895DW hat mich von der ersten Sekunde überzeugt! Selbst das einrichten des Druckers war ein...

Feb, 2018

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“een printer die doet wat-ie moet doen van goede kwaliteit”


Lekker compact met alle mogelijkheden die een goede printer moet hebben. Zuinig in gebruik m.b.t. de inktcartidges

makkelijk in gebruik

de display is soms een beetje moeilijk leesbaar

Jan, 2018

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“Do Not Buy”


Total disaster - no option to change the language (no taal menu option at all!) to English. And why not???? All it would take is a software update!!! Brother is a Japanese company that makes and ships this model all over the world. The only common...

Nov, 2017

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