Brother - MFC-J485DW Wireless All-In-One Printer - Black

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Brother All-in-One Printer: Print important documents right from your compatible mobile device with this printer, which features Apple® AirPrint, Google Cloud Print and Brother iPrint&Scan. The 1.8" color LCD simplifies setting adjustments on the printer, and automatic double-sided printing helps save you time and paper.

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What's Included

  • MFC-J485DW Wireless All-In-One Printer
  • LC201 black, cyan, magenta and yellow ink cartridges
  • Telephone line cord
  • CD-ROM
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2679 out of 2893)

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Inkjet printers are best for home or small business use

They offer excellent print quality for photos and documents and accept a variety of paper types and sizes.

Wireless and mobile printing capability

Connect this printer to your home or office network with built-in Ethernet or wireless LAN. Plus, print from your mobile device with Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print and Brother iPrint&Scan*.

Up to 6000 x 1200 dpi (dots per inch) resolution

High resolution for producing incredible quality and detail in documents and photos.

4 individual print cartridges are economical

Only replace ink cartridges (black, cyan, magenta and yellow) when a color runs out.

Large-capacity input tray for high-volume copying

Reload less often with the 100-sheet tray. The 20-sheet automatic document feeder simplifies copying, scanning or printing multi-page documents.

1.8" color LCD screen

Adjust settings with ease.

USB port for simple connectivity

High-speed USB 2.0 port offers a standard connection to your PC or Mac.

Built-in duplex printing

Print on both sides of the page without turning it over manually to minimize your printing costs and help the environment.

Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, iPad and Apple AirPrint are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

*Requires a high-speed Internet connection.

Print speeds vary with use. See manufacturer for info on print speeds.

Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars with 2890 reviews

93%of customers would recommend this to a friend



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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best printers I've ever owned

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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I've owned a lot of printers in my lifetime. This is by far the best for a home use printer. Brother is so much better than HP. I've always had problems with HP, so I went out on a limb and bought a Brother. And I love it. The HP kept dropping my wifi network. This one does not have a problem. This printer allows me to print from my iPhone, iPad and wireless from my pc. The scanning is so easy, the copying is fabulous for a family. You can scan it from your computer or from the machine. You can scan to a file or send it directly to email too. I love the duplex printing, to save money on paper. This is the printer for every family especially with school work and other household paperwork. I highly recommend this printer. Ditch the HP printers and give Brother a chance, and you will not regret it. FYI - I got it on sale, I think around $79. I can't remember the exact price. But I did notice the price went up $20 the next day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Speedy Little Printer

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    So far I'm supper happy with this little printer. It has a lot smaller footprint than the old HP I replaced it with. Even with "quiet" printing it's super fast. No paper jams so far. Really large tray that keeps the paper inside, vs laying outside to get dusty. I love the autofeed scanning, saves me time when scanning multiple documents. I print a LOT of pdf patterns, and I still have tons of ink. I think this printer has more than paid for itself already in just ink savings over the HP I had. Also the airprint/wireless print is so nice. Can print off my phone, my tablet, my pc, and my husband doesn't have to fight with Microsoft's homegroups to be able to print off his pc. Haha So yeah, I'd buy this lil' guy in a heartbeat. Great for small home offices and just general home printing! :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Impressed, have been using HP Printer all my life!


    Great printer coming from having so many HP Printers. I can't recall when I had a non-HP printer. Got tired of the build quality and cost of ink. Debated between the Brother and Canon because I was looking for an AIO without a power brick (yes, can't figure out why HP always have to have an extra power brick - pet peeve, inc desk clutter). Setup: Macbook Pro 13 Retina Cheap TP-Link wifi router Brother MFC-J485DW Pros: - Easy to set up and prints on both sides. - Didn't install any software at all. - Setup wifi using the front LCD panel and found my SSID and enter the password (harkens back to the old days of when you had to text using just the numeric keypad on a candy bar phone) - OS X recognized it through wifi and just added the printer in the printer settings menu. - Scans using native OS X Image capture software. - This is debatable. Was used to only one cartridge for color but with three different color cartridge I think in the long run it may be more cost effective since you are only replacing the primary color instead of having to change out the entire cartridge. - I think the print head is on the printer itself rather than on the cartridge which may explain why the ink is cheaper. - Very sleek, and I like the paper tray that is similar to a laser printer, the document feeder folds out of the way flush when not using. Cons: - NO FAST or DRAFT mode to save ink. I tried installing the software using Windows 7 running on a virtual machine but can't change quality setting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for basic printing and faxing needs.

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This printer is very easy to use. It's great for printing documents. Also it was easy to do the wireless setup. Good printer for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Printer for the Price

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    • My Best Buy® Member

    I have this printer's predecessor & it has worked just fine for home use for a couple years. In fact it's still running fine. So I knew what I was getting when I bought this one. It is S L O W and has to reset itself after each single copy and that is aggravating and time consuming. And it does not have a very good paper feed. Papers tend to get stuck or come through in bunches, half the print on one sheet and the other half on another sheet. And when that happens, and the paper jam is cleared out, the printer has to be turned off completely to reset it because the jam code gets stuck in its memory. And lastly, after taking out the paper feed tray & replacing it, the printer requires a 1 or 2 to be selected before I can print again. So if these things won't bother you, it's a good inexpensive choice because it does print well. I wonder why Brother requires different ink cartridges for essentially the same machine but a new model year. Hmmmm.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Stock Up On Ink


    This printer goes through ink fast. I am at the store every other week buying ink. Black ink one week, CMY the next week. Any kind of savings you might think you are getting with the printer will go away with the constant ink purchases.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great printer with many Wifi options

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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I needed a printer that had Google Cloud Print to print documents and labels from a Chromebook. This one was on sale at the time for $59.99, and to replace the ink it was very cheap compared to other similarly priced printers. I use this mostly to print labels for shipping, documents for school and scan files to upload directly to my Google Drive, and it does it all well. The only minor complaints is it prints slow compared to my previous printer (Canon PIXMA MG5320) and the Wifi takes about a minute from when printer turns on to actually work. Both very minor complaints, so I won't take off anything for that. I've seen this go for as low as $49.99, so I can definitely recommend this to anyone who needs a document printer with great options for wireless printing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    A Poor Choice


    We sadly purchased this printer after Xmas on sale. This printer never worked correctly after the first color cartridges were wiped out and that happens real quick folks .I had to call the help line who were nice but powerless to help with this lemon. We ran thru 6 cartridges which never worked unless you ran a series of tests which wiped out the very expensive ink jets and then called the help desk for help. It was a vicious cycle and then the printer started to jam and jam and the carriages would be wiped out within days after testing and minor use. We just tossed it out because it was too much trouble and terribly expensive and very unreliable . Do not make the same mistake we did.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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