 Print / Copy / Scan / Fax
Professional Monochrome
Laser Multi-Function
Centre® Series
The MFC-8950DW is the ultimate workgroup
performer offering high-speed output and
robust reliability in even the most demanding
 High-speed output at up to 40ppm
 2-Sided (duplex) print, scan, copy and fax
 Wired and wireless network capability
 1,200 x 1,200dpi resolution
 550-Sheet standard paper capacity
 First page out in less than 8.5 seconds
 Up to 12,000¹ page high-yield toner cartridges
Increase efficiency and productivity with high print speeds of up to 40 pages per minute and automatic 2-sided (duplex) print, scan, copy
and fax functions.
Comes with a standard paper tray of 500-sheet, the paper capacity can go up to 1,050 sheets with the 50-sheet multi-purpose tray and
optional 500-sheet paper tray.
Save when printing in bulk with the choice of standard, high and super high-yield toners of approximately 12,000¹ pages.
Print your documents anywhere via different types of connectivity like Gigabit Ethernet, wireless network capability, mobile print, Air Print,
Google Cloud Print and Web Connect.
Local Interface
Wired Network Interface
Wireless Network Interface
Wi-Fi DirectTM
Easy Wireless Setup
Mobile Printing
Supported Operating Systems
Electrophotographic monochrome laser printer
StarSapphire 400MHz
128MB (expandable up to 384MB)
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 & USB Host for direct print and scan from a USB Flash
Gigabit Ethernet (10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T)
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Print wirelessly without having to go through a wireless access point
Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) & AirStation OneTouch Secure System™
5inch TFT colour touch screen
Smartphone App
iPrint&Scan, Google Cloud Print, Air Print,
Wi-Fi Direct™, Web Connectivity (Upload only)
Automatic 2-Sided Monochrome Printer
Standard Print Speed (A4)
2-Sided Print Speed (Duplex)
Warm Up Time
First Print Out Time
Print Languages
Up to 40ppm (pages per minute)
Up to 18ipm (images per minute)
1,200 x 1,200dpi, HQ1200 (2,400 x 600dpi), 600 x 600dpi
Less than 3 seconds (from sleep mode)
Less than 8.5 seconds (from ready mode)
PCL6, BR-Script3 (Postscript®3TM Language Emulation), IBM Proprinter XL,
Epson FX-850
Automatic 2-Sided Monochrome Copier
Standard Copy Speed
First Copy Out Time
Multi-Copying / Stack / Sort
Reduction / Enlargement Ratio
N in 1 Copying
Up to 40cpm (copies per minute)
1,200 x 600dpi
Less than 10.5 seconds (from ready mode)
Makes up to 99 copies of each page (stacks or sorts)
Reduce & enlarge documents from 25% to 400% using 1% increments
Allows the user to compress 2 or 4 pages on to a single A4 sheet.
Automatic 2-Sided Monochrome Fax
Modem Speed
Internet Fax (iFax)
Distinctive Ring Detection
Fax Forward & Retrieval
Transmit / Receive Memory
Error Correction Mode (ECM)
33,600bps (Super G3)
Fax documents anywhere in the world over the Internet
Send & receive faxes from your PC using a phone line
(Receiving is for Windows® only)
Ability to detect different ring styles
Forward or retrieve faxes to or from another location, including forwarding to email
Up to 500 pages (ITU-T Test Chart, Standard Resolution, JBIG)
Resending of failed documents where sending fax shares ECM
Automatic 2-Sided Colour Scanner
Grey Scale
Colour Depth
Pull Scan Functions
Network Push Scan Functions
1,200 x 1,200dpi (from flatbed), 1,200 x 600dpi (from ADF), 19,200 x 19,200dpi
256 shades of grey
48 bit internal, 24 bit external
Scan to E-mail Client, Image, OCR, File, USB & Searchable PDF
(all available with the supplied software)
Scan to Network Folder (Windows® only), FTP & E-mail Server (available when
connected to a network)
Paper Handling
Paper Input
Paper Output
500 sheet standard paper tray
50 sheet multi-purpose tray
50 sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
500 sheet optional paper tray
150 sheets face down
1 sheet face up (straight paper path)
Media Specifications
Media Types & Weights
Media Sizes
Envelope & Label Printing
Standard / Optional Paper Tray - Plain & recycled paper (between 60 - 105 g/m2)
Multi-Purpose Tray - Plain, recycled & bond paper (between 60 - 163g/m2)
ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) 64 - 90 g/m2
Standard / Optional Paper Tray - A4, Letter, B5(ISO/JIS), A5, A5(Long Edge),
B6(ISO), A6, Executive, Legal, Folio
Multi-Purpose Tray - Width: 76.2mm to 215.9mm x Length: 127mm to 355.6mm
ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) - Plain Paper & Recycled Paper
Yes, from Multi-Purpose (MP) Tray (accuracy & reliability will depend on the
quality & type of media used)
Windows 7® (32 & 64 bit editions), Windows Vista® (32 & 64 bit editions),
Windows® XP Professional (32 & 64 bit editions), Windows® XP Home Edition,
Windows® Server 2008R2, Windows® Server 2008 (32 & 64 bit editions),
Windows® Server 2003 (32 & 64 bit editions).
Note that Windows® Server 2003 & 2008 are for printing only.
Mac OS X 10.5.8, 10.6.x, 10.7.x or greater
CUPS, LPD/LPRng (x86/x64 environment)
Windows Printer Driver Functions
N-up Printing
Poster Printing
Watermark Printing
Macro Printing
ID Printing
Booklet Printing
Quiet Mode
Skip Blank Page
Reduce up to 2, 4, 9, 16 or 25 A4 pages into just one A4 page
(supported by Mac as well)
Enlarge 1 A4 page into a poster using 4, 9, 16 or 25 A4 pages
Add predefined text to your documents as a watermark
Create & embed custom templates to your print jobs
Add identification to your printed documents
Print documents in A5 booklet format
Reduces the noise of the machine whilst printing
(a small reduction in print speed also occurs)
Ignores any blank pages in your documents
Print the last document that was sent to the machine
Network / Utilities
Web Based Management
Driver Deployment Wizard
BRAdmin Professional
Print Log to Network
E-mail Notifications
Web browser based management software
A quick & easy way to deploy Brother printer drivers on a networked Windows® PC
For LAN / WAN management2
Records printing activities from individual users
Automatic alerts sent via e-mail when the device needs attention
Security Features
Setting Lock
Secure Function Lock v2
Lock down the control panel to stop unwanted user access
Restrict printing, faxing, copying and scanning activities and
assign optional page limits
IPP based encryption for printing
IP address based access restriction (IPv4 only)
Secure Printing with SSL
IP Filter
(Wired Network Access Control)
Supported Protocols - EAP-MD5, EAP-FAST, PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS
Enterprise Wireless Network Security Supported Protocols - LEAP, EAP-FAST, PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS
Standard Wireless Network Security WEP 64/128 bit, WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK (AES)
Supplies / Accessories
Inbox Toner
Standard Toner
High Yield Toner
Super High Yield Toner
Optional Lower Tray
Approx. 3,000 pages1
TN-3310 - Approx. 3,000 pages1
TN-3340 - Approx. 8,000 pages1
TN-3360 - Approx. 12,000 pages1
DR-3325 - Approx. 30,000 pages (one job per page)
LT-5400 - Up to 500 sheets
Weight & Dimensions
Without Carton
491(w) x 415(d) x 477(h) mm / 17.7kg
Typical Electrical Consumption
Power Consumption
Sound Pressure
Sound Power
Power Save
Toner Save
2.570kWh / week
Ready mode: 9.8W, Sleep mode: 1.6W
59dBA active, 54dBA quiet mode, 37dBA ready
6.63BA active, 6.4BA quiet mode, 4.7BA ready
Consume less energy when not in use
Reduces toner usage
Duty Cycle
Recommended Monthly
Print Volume
1,000 to 5,000 pages
Declared yield value in accordance with ISO/IEC19752. 2Downloadable from
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