For small to midsized offices, the Brother MFC-8440 is a great multifunction unit to consider with a lot more functionality than the Brother HL-2140 toner
printer. Printing, copying, faxing and scanning are all possible with this Mac and Windows compatible unit. With a 250-sheet input tray and an auto document feeder, this machine offers conveniences others may not. It comes with USB and parallel connective options as well as 32 MB of memory. No matter your paper type needs, the MFC-8440 will comply. It can print on labels, plain paper, laser paper, labels, transparencies and envelopes with the help of Brother MFC-8440 toner.
The printer can print up to 21 pages per minute using its one needed Brother MFC-8440 toner cartridge. The highest possible resolution that can be obtained is 2400x600 dpi. The laser toner
is inexpensive, so don't worry about paying too much for toner cartridges
The fax machine has the ability to only fax black-and-white images and text. It has a modem speed of 33.6 Kbps, and it only takes about 2 seconds per fax. It comes with out-of-paper reception, caller ID, call waiting and distinctive ring features. Fax forwarding and duel access are both offered as well. A 500 page fax memory comes standard.
The flatbed copier has a 50-page auto document feeder and can produce up to 21 copies per minute using the Brother MFC-8440 toner cartridges. It can also reduce and enlarge from 25%-400%. The scanner is also quite impressive with its OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology.
User reviews of the Brother MFC-8440 are, for the most part, happy with their purchase. Compatible Brother toner
is available and affordable. Installation is quick and easy, and the functions are superb. Copying and faxing are both applauded often, and the high quality is by far the most praised feature. The scanner in general gets a lot of flak from consumers, and paper jams seem to be a big issue when it comes to the 8440. All in all, though, these things are minor when compared to all the positive aspects of this multifunction device.