Brother MFC-L8690CDW



Key specs

Printer type
All-in-one
Print technology
Laser
Usage location
Office
Integrated WiFi
Yes
Color printer
Yes

Pros and cons

According to our printer expert
  • Pros:
    Use the "Secure Function Lock" to determine which users or groups can use the printer.
  • Pros:
    Send confidential documents secured by a PIN code to the printer, and enter the PIN code on the printer to start the print job(s).
  • Pros:
    The paper tray can be expanded with 3 trays, which requires less paper refills.
  • Con:
    It's not possible to email your print job to the printer.
Product Expert printers

This Brother MFC-L8690CDW all-in-one color laser printer features security settings which make it suitable for a notary's office or ministry. Secure you print jobs if you choose with a PIN code, and the printer will only start printing after you have entered it on the printer itself. This comes in handy if you don't want other people to read your printed documents before you get to the printer. Is a fax function of any importance to your company? From now on, you can receive your faxes digitally via mail. This saves you the trouble of scanning them afterwards, and reduces your paper costs. You can archive all your contacts quickly and turn them into searchable PDFs, thanks to the character recognition function. Are you looking for a specific document? Enter your search and you'll find the right documents in no time.

The right toner cartridges for this printer


Included by default

  • Manual
  • Toners (not fully filled) (4x)
  • Drum unit toner cartridge


Rating

Rating per section

Installation ease
Review score 4 out of 5 stars
8
Options
Review score 5 out of 5 stars
10
Print quality
Review score 4 out of 5 stars
8

Most helpful reviews

Most helpful reviews

  • Review score 4 out of 5 stars
    4 / 5 stars
    8,0/10
"Great all rounder, fantastic speed but lacking vibrancy"

By Nick Boyd on 2 December 2018

  • Pros:
    Easy setup
  • Pros:
    Incredibly fast
  • Pros:
    Good range of connectivity options
  • Con:
    Wired ethernet connection can behave strangely
  • Con:
    Colours lack vibrancy

Overall, I'm liking the printer/scanner, it includes an impressive array of functionality but it's print quality is found a little wanting.

It's perfect for business and home office environments but you may want to look at a print shop for any greeting cards or such where bright and vivid colours matter.

Great all rounder, fantastic speed but lacking vibrancy

Review score 4 out of 5 stars
4 / 5 stars
8,0
  • Pros:
    Easy setup
  • Pros:
    Incredibly fast
  • Pros:
    Good range of connectivity options
  • Con:
    Wired ethernet connection can behave strangely
  • Con:
    Colours lack vibrancy

Overall, I'm liking the printer/scanner, it includes an impressive array of functionality but it's print quality is found a little wanting.

It's perfect for business and home office environments but you may want to look at a print shop for any greeting cards or such where bright and vivid colours matter.

Nick Boyd | 2 December 2018

Most helpful reviews

Most helpful reviews

  • Review score 4 out of 5 stars
    4 / 5 stars
    8,0/10
"Great all rounder, fantastic speed but lacking vibrancy"

By Nick Boyd on 2 December 2018

  • Pros:
    Easy setup
  • Pros:
    Incredibly fast
  • Pros:
    Good range of connectivity options
  • Con:
    Wired ethernet connection can behave strangely
  • Con:
    Colours lack vibrancy

Overall, I'm liking the printer/scanner, it includes an impressive array of functionality but it's print quality is found a little wanting.

It's perfect for business and home office environments but you may want to look at a print shop for any greeting cards or such where bright and vivid colours matter.

Great all rounder, fantastic speed but lacking vibrancy

Review score 4 out of 5 stars
4 / 5 stars
8,0
  • Pros:
    Easy setup
  • Pros:
    Incredibly fast
  • Pros:
    Good range of connectivity options
  • Con:
    Wired ethernet connection can behave strangely
  • Con:
    Colours lack vibrancy

Overall, I'm liking the printer/scanner, it includes an impressive array of functionality but it's print quality is found a little wanting.

It's perfect for business and home office environments but you may want to look at a print shop for any greeting cards or such where bright and vivid colours matter.

Nick Boyd | 2 December 2018

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Brother MFC-L8690CDW

Specifications

Product

Product number
782212
Manufacturer code
MFC-L8690CDW
Brand
Brother
Warranty
2 years
Warranty type
Carry-in warranty

Physical properties

Printer format
Large
Width
43,5 cm
Depth
52,6 cm
Height
53,9 cm
Color
Gray
Weight
27,9 kg

Printer type

Printer type
All-in-one
Portable (mobile use)
No
Usage location
Office

Print properties

Toner cartridge line
Brother TN-423
Print technology
Laser
Print speed color (ISO)
31 ppm
Number of cartridges/toners
4
Cartridge/toner type
Separate cartridge for each color
Color printer
Yes
Maximum print size
A4
Print speed black (ISO)
31 ppm
Automatic duplex printing
Yes
Borderless printing
No
Photo printer
No
First black page ready after
15 seconds
Maximum print size duplex printing
A4
Maximum noise level
49 dB
Maximum print resolution height
600 dpi
Maximum print resolution width
2400 dpi
Installation ease according to customers
Good
Print quality according to customers
Very good
Usage costs per page
0,158 euro

Scan properties

Scan functionality
Yes
Maximum optical scan resolution width
600 dpi
Maximum optical scan resolution height
2400 dpi
Scanner type
File scanner, Flatbed scanner
Maximum scan size
A4 (21x29.7cm)
Automatic document feeder (ADF)
Yes
Maximum paper size ADF
A4
Maximum paper weight ADF
60 - 90 g/m2
Scan sizes
A4, A5, A6, A7
Scan speed (ppm)
28 ppm
Color depth output
24 bpp
Scan to
Email address, FTP, Dropbox, Evernote, Google Docs, Microsoft SharePoint Connector, PC (network), USB
ADF capacity
50
Automatic duplex scanning
Yes
Optical character recognition
No

Copy properties

Copying functionality
Yes

Fax properties

Fax functionality
Yes
Color fax
Yes

Screen

Integrated screen
Yes
Color screen
Yes
Touchscreen
Yes

Extensions

Printer cable required
No
Ink subscription possible
No
Internal RAM present
Yes

Ports

Compatible with operating system
Android, Chrome OS, iOS, Linux, macOS, Windows
Connection type
Wired, Wireless
Apple AirPrint
Yes
E-mail print
No
WPS (Wireless Protected Setup)
No
Number of female standard USB-A ports
1
Female standard USB-A port version
2.0
Number of female standard USB-B (2.0 form) ports
1