Brother MFC-9970CDW All-In-One Laser Printer

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Product Details

Color Laser All-in-One with Wireless Networking and Duplexing.

The MFC-9970CDW color laser all-in-one combines print, copy, scan and fax in one powerful device. It produces high-impact color output at impressive print and copy speeds of up to 30ppm and offers fl exible connectivity with its Wireless, Ethernet and USB interfaces. This all-in-one features a 5" Color Touch Screen Display and automatic duplex print/copy/scan/fax. Optional high yield toner cartridges are available to help lower your operating costs - making this all-in-one the ideal choice for a business or workgroup.

  • 4-in-1: print, copy, scan, fax
  • Prints up to 30 ppm black or color (mfr specs)
  • Built in 10/100 Ethernet, wireless 802.11b/g, and USB 2.0 interfaces
  • Automatic Duplexing (two-sided) Print/Copy/Scan/Fax
  • Up to 2400 x 600-dpi resolution
  • 300-sheet standard paper capacity (expandable)
  • 50-sheet multi-purpose tray for envelopes and letterhead
  • Up to 50-sheet ADF (Automatic Document Feeder)
  • Monthly duty cycle of up to 60,000 pages
  • Approx. 16 seconds to print first page (color and mono)
  • 5" Color Touch Screen Display
  • 33.6Kbps Super G3 fax modem
  • 256MB RAM memory, expandable to 512MB
  • 20.9"H x 19.3"W x 20.7"D, 62.8 lbs.
  • 1-Year mfr. limited on-site warranty
  • USB cable sold separately

What's in the Box

Brother MFC-9970CDW Printer
(1) TN310BK Standard Yield Black Toner Cartridge (Yields approx. 2,500 pages)
(1) TN310C Color Toner Cartridge (Cyan), TN310M Color Toner Cartridge (Magenta), TN310Y Color Toner Cartridge (Yellow) (Yield approx. 1,500 pages each)
DR310CL Drum Unit (Yields approx. 25,000 pages)
Installation and Documentation CD-ROMs
AC Power Cord
Quick Setup Guide and Basic User's Guide


General Features
Color Black/Gray
Display 5" Color Touch Screen
Memory 256MB (Expandable to 512MB)
Color Print Resolution Up to 2400 x 600 dpi
Black Print Speed 30 ppm maximum black print speed
Color Print Speed 30 ppm maximum color print speed
Scanner Type Flatbed
Color Scan Depth 48-bit
Optical Scan Resolution 1200 x 2400 dpi
Interpolated Scan Resolution 19,200 x 19,200 dpi
Maximum Copying Speed (Black/Color) 30 cpm
Copy Reduction/Enlargement 25 % - 400 %
Fax Transmission Speed 33.6 Kbps
Fax Memory Up-to 500 page fax memory
Fax Features Ou-of-Paper Reception; External TAD Interface; Auto Fax Reduction (for fax receiving); Fax Forwarding; Automatic Redial, Dual Access, Fax/Telephone Switch; Duplex Faxing
Duplex Printing Yes
Automatic Document Feeder 50-sheet Automatic Document Feeder
Supported Media Sizes Letter, Legal, Executive, Folio, A4, A5, B6
Supported Paper Weight Supports 16 to 43 lb media
Input Capacity (1) 300-sheet paper tray, (1) 50-sheet multipurpose tray
Output Capacity 150-page output bin
Optional Paper Trays Optional 500-sheet tray
Duty Cycle 60,000 pages per month
Interface Hi-speed USB 2.0, 10/100 Nework; 802.11b/g Wireless
Networking Capability Yes
Wireless Capability Yes
Language Simulation PCL-6, BR-Script 3
Supported Windows Operating Systems Microsoft Windows
Supported Macintosh Operating Systems Mac OS X
Sound Emission 57dB
Power Required AC 110/120 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Power Consumption 615 Watts
Dimensions (WxDxH) 19.3" x 20.7" x 20.9"
Weight 62.8 lbs.
Replacement Toner Cartridge TN310BK, TN310C, TN310M, TN310Y, TN315BK High Yield, TN315C High Yield, TN315M High Yield, TN315Y High Yield
Replacement Consumables DR310CL Drum Unit
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year Limited Warranty
What's in the Box MFC-9970CDW All-in-One, 1 x TN310BK Standard Yield Black Toner Cartridge ( up to 2,500 pages), 1 x TN310C/TN310M/TN310Y (up to 1,500 pages each), 1 x DR310CL Drum Unit (up to 25,000 pages), Installation CD-ROM, AC Power Cord, Quick Setup Guide and Basic User's Guide

Reviews (1)

  • Goody2013
    8 months, 3 weeks ago at Best Buy

    5.0 / 5.0

    "Brother is best known for monochrome and color laser printers. In 2013, they decided to stop manufacturing all-in-one inkjet printers and solely focus on the laser market." - Consumer Reports (in my conclusion, have a link reference to for the MFC-9970CDW that is tested/reviewed, a review that is complete with recommendations and estimations of the real world cost of ownership).I wish to cite just my experience. Why purchased? My needs, in having been around the block a few times, is to address the issues of home schooling and assist those in the work of home schooling with document production supporting continuously changing curriculum planning and goals. While needing the gamut of document production needs (from faxing of mark-up to final print ready production of PDF files), I specialize in the need for producing booklet printed materials utilizing legal-sized paper. The purchase decision: Speed does matter. This printer performs with a print speed of up to 30 ppm. Of course, no where near that speed can be had when using legal-sized paper in a duplex printing of graphic embedded booklets. Still, best possible speed as well as quality of print, reliability and economy of usage are very important considerations. With increased paper handling speed, it should be unquestionably accepted that mishaps will be much more horrific than those occurring in the use of low speed printer.I offer this review because I had more than 50 variable length booklets to immediately print upon completing set-up of the MFC-9970CDW printer. I had read of excessive paper curling, jams, and worse re the experience of some in having the MFC-9970CDW printer. I judged that over-heating could very much relate to not considering the environmental requirements of such seemingly innocuous need as the space between machine and structures such as a wall or a cabinet. I know that the selection of paper used is also critical. One is not an expert by merely placing fanned paper from a single ream of paper in the paper tray of an all-in-one printer. Following recommended best practice is important if not wishing to incur careless, perhaps even thoughtless mishaps. Some reviewers review the product as though they were a dentist working without a good doctor-patient relationship first being established.Who is with the most misfortune? Certainly, it is the patient (in this instance, the MFC-9970CDW printer). The reader of such offerings finds their interest piqued by the demise seemingly proven by a picture of accordion pleated jams, but the reader is not any better off in his/her buying decision if the decision is thwarted by unexplained processes.Before taking the opinion of another (especially regarding an item as critical to the experience of a workplace as is a multifunction, all-in-one printer) do have some indication of the reviewer's basis for reporting.I have just donated a work-horse of a printer of more than 5 years vintage: the Dell 3100CN with duplex upgrade, a truly one function laser printer. While still in working condition, thanks to my many under-the-hood experiences with the printer and with Dell, I must offer a disclaimer to anyone reading this review because my length of experience with my new printer of choice is very short. My MFC-9970CDW is only just unboxed.But it is precisely that... the merit found even in just the setup of this printer that requires me to offer my review. The Quick Set-up Guide was just that! Clear, with good organization. I had a fax of the warranty off in under 30 minutes of its big box receipt having occurred.The MFC-9970CDW is over 70 pounds, including its packaging. But much more than weight alone, my receipt was a factory boxed item complete with many measures relating to secure packaging of the delicate machine inside. Do be wary. The Basic User's Guide in only the preface offers the full disclosure on the machine's one year on site limited warranty. Key to all is that the Warranty is "given only the the original end-user/ retail purchaser." Very specifically, if the product was used, you are not the Original Purchaser. Well, I am the Original Purchaser. Removing the packing material from the machine offered a certain reward in knowing that this item is especially not something to consider buying as an open box purchase.I took time to follow each step and to re-check what I had done. I note that I was working essentially without assistance (but under the watchful guise of my significant other - my wife - in handling the moving of the printer from its box to its resting place on a well-built, heavy duty file cabinet specifically designed to be a heavy object holder and offering rollers allowing mobility.This printer has need for complete access to its rear paper tracking mechanism. I know the experience very well in having owned the Dell 3100CN with its add-on duplex unit which of course attached to the rear of the printer.The Quick Setup Guide clearly notes that the printer must have 10 inch clearance from its back side to any wall and 4 inches on either side. That's when it is in operation. Of course, the wheeled base and the extra length power cord and connection type of choice (LAN but you may choose USB or a Wireless network connection), allow for the printer (with its 60 lb., unboxed weight) to be moved out into an area allowing easy access as needed. That's just smart planning.... There is no need for photos of accordion-shaped paper removed from paper jams or citing the need to use pliers to remove paper bits. If adhering to best practices of folks having years of involvement with all types of printers, one should know that one must report on the multiple facets of just how the machine is used, its environment, and one's own credentials. If wishing to have just the facts, open and read their "All-in-one printer Recommendations" at ...And do keep on keeping on.... This printer produced my needed supply of booklets in time for important continuing endeavors. For my needs as I view them for the next 5-8 years, the MFC-9970CDW printer has the quality of manufacture to meet my needs. And though my usage experience is minimal, I rely on the expertise of the likes of Consumer Reports.The process for certification of a product is generally summed up in four steps:1) Application (including testing of the product)2) Evaluation (does the test data indicate that the product meets qualification criteria)3) Decision (does a second review of the product application concur with the Evaluation)4) Surveillance (does the product in the marketplace continue to meet qualification criteria)