Pros

  • Revolutionary and fast camera-based scanner
  • Web connectivity

Cons

  • Standard-size inks are exceedingly costly

At A Glance

The 'wow' factor of the Genesis printer's vertical profile and camera-based scanner compensates somewhat for the pricey inks.

Manufacturer’s Description

MFC-9970CDW Color Laser All-in-one offers wireless networking and automatic duplexing for two-sided printing, copying, scanning and faxing. Print and copy 30 pages per minute in color and black with 2400 x 600 dpi. First page is out in less than 16 pages. Copy scaling ranges from 25 to 400 percent. 33.6Kpbs fax sends a page in 2.5 seconds. Multifunction printer also features USB direct connector, 5" color touch panel display, legal-size platen glass, 256MB memory, 250-sheet input tray, 50-sheet multipurpose tray and 35-sheet auto document feeder. Interface includes Ethernet and wireless connectors. Energy Star qualified.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number MFC-9970CDW
Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 5.00 "
Touchscreen Yes
Display Screen Type LCD
General Information
Manufacturer Brother Industries, Ltd
UPC Code 12502625131
Manufacturer Part Number MFC-9970CDW
Brand Name Brother
Product Name MFC-9970CDW Multifunction Printer
Marketing Information

MFC-9970CDW Color Laser All-in-one offers wireless networking and automatic duplexing for two-sided printing, copying, scanning and faxing. Print and copy 30 pages per minute in color and black with 2400 x 600 dpi. First page is out in less than 16 pages. Copy scaling ranges from 25 to 400 percent. 33.6Kpbs fax sends a page in 2.5 seconds. Multifunction printer also features USB direct connector, 5" color touch panel display, legal-size platen glass, 256MB memory, 250-sheet input tray, 50-sheet multipurpose tray and 35-sheet auto document feeder. Interface includes Ethernet and wireless connectors. Energy Star qualified.

Product Model MFC-9970CDW
Product Type Laser Multifunction Printer
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.brother-usa.com
Product Series MFC
Memory
Standard Memory 256 MB
Maximum Memory 512 MB
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • MFC-9970CDW Multifunction Printer
  • 1 x Black Toner Cartridge
  • 1 x Cyan Toner Cartridge
  • 1 x Magenta Toner Cartridge
  • 1 x Yellow Toner Cartridge
  • Drum Unit
  • Installation CD-ROM
  • AC Power Cord
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Basic User's Guide
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g
Ethernet Technology Fast Ethernet
Ethernet Yes
Physical Characteristics
Height 20.9"
Width 19.3"
Depth 20.7"
Weight (Approximate) 1004.8 oz
Color Gray
Form Factor Desktop
Faxing
Fax Color Color
Fax Memory Capacity 500 pages
Warranty
Limited Warranty 1 Year
Additional Warranty Information

On-site

Media Handling
Media Size A4 - 8.27" x 11.69", A5 - 5.83" x 8.27", B6 - 4.92" x 6.93", Letter - 8.50" x 10.98", Legal - 8.50" x 14.02", Executive - 10.51" x 7.24", Folio - 8.27" x 12.99", Custom Size
Standard Input Media Capacity 300 sheets
Number of Input Trays Supported 3
Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed 2
Media Handling 1 x Automatic Document Feeder 50 Sheet, 1 x Multipurpose Tray 50 Sheet, 1 x Input Tray 250 Sheet, 1 x Output Bin 150 Sheet, 1 x Output Tray 1 Sheet
Media Type Plain Paper, Thin Paper, Thick Paper, Recycled Paper, Bond Paper, Label, Envelope, Glossy Paper
Maximum Input Media Capacity 800 sheets
Maximum Print Size Legal - 8.50" x 14.02"
Scanning
Color Depth 48-bit
Interpolated Resolution 19200 x 19200 dpi
Scan Color Color
Maximum Scan Size Legal - 8.50" x 14.02"
Scanner Type Flatbed
Optical Resolution 1200 dpi
Hardware Resolution 1200 x 2400 dpi
Power Description
Standby Power Consumption 1.80 W
Maximum Power Consumption 615 W
Technical Information
Platform Supported PC, Mac
Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm) 30
Maximum Print Resolution 2400 x 600 dpi
Number of Colors 4
Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm) 30
Color Cartridge Type Individual Color Cartridge
Print Color Color
Duplex Printing Automatic
Multifunction Devices Copier/Fax/Printer/Scanner
Reliability
Duty Cycle 60000 pages per month
Fonts & Emulation
Language Emulation PCL 6, BR-Script 3
Copier
Copier Type Flatbed
Maximum Color Copy Speed (cpm) 30
Copy Color Color
Maximum Mono Copy Speed (cpm) 30
Number of Copies 99
Maximum Document Reduction 25%
Maximum Copy Resolution 1200 x 600 dpi
Maximum Document Enlargement 400%

Performance

Macworld Labs (Quality)
Print quality: Text Very Good
Print quality: Color photo Superior
Print quality:PDF Good
Scan quality: Color photo Good
Scan quality: Line art Good
Copy quality Good
Macworld Labs (Speed)
Print speed: Text 3.9   ppm
Print speed: Color photo 78.38   seconds for 8X10 photo
Print speed: PDF 132.23   seconds for 4-page PDF
Scan speed 1 8.5   seconds for 8 x 10 color photo at 600 dpi
Scan speed 2 6.4   seconds 4 x 6 color photo at 1200 dpi

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