The Brother MFC-L5850DW monochrome laser all-in-one printer is the ideal choice for offices and small workgroups looking for cost efficient output and reliable performance. Fast print and copy speeds up to 42ppm‡ will help increase your productivity, and cost-efficient output thanks to the high-yield replacement toner cartridge will help lower your operating costs. The MFC-L5850DW also offers flexible paper handling with a 300-sheet paper capacity, expandable to 1,340 sheets with optional add-on trays. Quickly scan two-sided documents to a wide variety of destinations using the 70-page capacity duplex auto document feeder or use the legal-size document glass for bound documents. Plus, directly print from and scan to popular business cloud services with the customizable color Touchscreen display‡.
Fast, high-quality printing and copying. With a print speed of up to 42 pages per minute‡, this All-in-One is ideal for busy offices.
Flexible network connectivity†. Built-in wireless 802.11b/g/n and Ethernet interfaces allow you to share the MFC-L5850DW with multiple users on your network.
3.7" color Touchscreen display. Allows for easy menu navigation and creation of up to 48 customized shortcuts. Plus, scan to popular business cloud services‡ directly from the Touchscreen including: EVERNOTE®, DROPBOX, GOOGLE DRIVE, ONENOTE, and more.
Cost-efficient output. Help lower your operating costs via a high-yield 8,000-page‡ replacement toner cartridge.
Large, expandable paper capacity‡. Easily handle your large print jobs via an adjustable 250-sheet capacity paper tray and 50-sheet capacity multi-purpose tray. For additional capacity, optional paper trays are available in 250-sheet or 520-sheet capacities enabling users to configure the All-in-One with multiple trays in a way that best meets their application requirements – up to 1,340 sheets total capacity.
Advanced duplex capabilities. Automatic two-sided printing and copying helps save paper. Plus, the 70-page capacity duplex auto document feeder scans both sides of the page in a single-pass for two-sided monochrome scanning up to 56ipm‡.
Convenient mobile device printing and scanning. Print from your mobile device via‡: AirPrint®, Google Cloud Print™ 2.0, Mopria®, Brother iPrint&Scan, Cortado Workplace, and Wi-Fi Direct®. Plus, wirelessly scan to your mobile device with the Brother iPrint&Scan app.
Fast scanning with advanced capabilities. Help increase your productivity with fast scan speeds and support for multiple scan-to destinations such as E-mail, SSH Server (SFTP), SharePoint, Cloud‡, Network Folder (CIFS), and more.
Legal-size document glass. Easily copy or color scan bound materials or up to legal-size documents.
Walk-up printing and scanning. A USB Host is located on the front of the machine for printing files from or scanning files to your USB flash memory drive‡.
Triple layer security. Help safeguard sensitive documents and securely connect to the device and your network.
At your side support. Free online, call or live chat support for the life of your product.
E-mail‡, Easy Scan to Email, Image, OCR, File, FTP, USB, Network Folder (CIFS - Windows only), E-mail Server, SharePoint, SSH Server (SFTP), Cloud Services (Web Connect)‡
Advanced Scanning Features
Continuous Scan‡, Scan Profiles (up to 25), ADF Auto Deskew, Blank Page Skip, ID Scan‡
Nuance® PaperPort® SE with OCR for Windows, Presto!® PageManager® with OCR for Mac®
Mobile Device Scanning App‡
Optical Scan Resolution (max. dpi)
1200 x 1200 dpi (flatbed), 600 x 600 dpi (ADF)
Scan Driver OS Compatibility‡
Windows, Mac OS®, Linux
Scan File Formats
PDF Single-page/Multi-page (Secure PDF, Searchable PDF, PDF/A), WordPerfect 9/10 (WPD), Microsoft Office Excel (XLSX), Windows Bitmap (BMP), Microsoft Office Word (DOCX), HTML 3.2/4.0 (HTM), JPEG (JPG), XML Paper Specification (XPS), Portable Network Graphics (PNG), Microsoft Office PowerPoint (PPTX), RTF Word 2000/WordPad (RTF), TIFF Single-page/Multi-page (TIF), Text (TXT), Microsoft Excel 2003 XP (XLS)
GOOGLE DRIVE™/GOOGLE DRIVE for Business, ONENOTE, BOX/BOX for Business, EVERNOTE®/EVERNOTE Business, ONEDRIVE/ONEDRIVE for Business, DROPBOX/DROPBOX for Business, Google Apps for Business™
USB Host Location(s)
Brother Cloud Apps‡
Scan to Mobile, Scan to Searchable PDF, Fax Forward to Cloud / Email, Scan To PowerPoint, Scan To Excel, Scan to Word, Enlarge Text Copy, Print "CreativeCenter" Templates, Attach. Email and Print, Cloud Secure Print, Easy Scan to E-mail
Cerner Certified, Citrix Ready
One-Push Wireless Setup
Wi-Fi Protected Setup™
Standard Network Features†
Printing, Scanning, PC Fax Send/Receive, I-Fax, Corporate Address Book
Supported Network Protocols (IPv4)
ARP, RARP, BOOTP, DHCP, APIPA (Auto IP), WINS/NetBIOS Name Resolution, DNS Resolver, mDNS, LLMNR Responder, LPR/LPD, Custom Raw Port/Port 9100, POP3, SMTP Client, IPP/IPPS, FTP Client and Server, CIFS Client, TELNET Server, SNMPv1/v2c/v3, HTTP/HTTPS Server, TFTP Client and Server, ICMP, Web Services (Print/Scan), SNTP Client, LDAP, IMAP4
Supported Network Protocols (IPv6)
NDP, RA, DNS Resolver, mDNS, LLMNR Responder, LPR/LPD, Custom Raw Port/Port 9100, IPP/IPPS, SMTP Client, FTP Client and Server, CIFS Client, TELNET Server, SNMPv1/v2c, HTTP/HTTPS Server, TFTP Client and Server, ICMPv6, SNTP Client, LDAP, Web Services (Print/Scan), IMAP4
(1) Standard Yield Toner Cartridge (yields approx. 3,000 Pages), (1) DR820 Drum Unit (yields approx. 30,000 Pages), Quick Set Up and Basic User's Guide, Documentation/Installation CD, AC Power Cord, Telephone Line Cord
Maximum capacity based on using 20 lb (bond) paper.
Black Print Speed (max. ppm)
Based on one-sided printing. Change from default setting required.
Brother Cloud Apps‡
Requires internet connection.
Approximate toner cartridge yield in accordance with ISO/IEC 19752 (letter/A4). Drum yield is approximately 30,000 pages based on 1 page per job and 50,000 pages based on 3 pages per job [letter/A4 simplex pages]. The number of pages may be affected due to a variety of factors including but not limited to media type and media size. For more information see www.brother.com/pageyield.
Cloud Services (Web Connect)‡
Requires an Internet connection and an account with desired service. All referenced trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective companies. 2018 Google LLC All rights reserved. Google Drive is a trademark of Google LLC. EVERNOTE is a trademark of Evernote Corporation and used under a license.
BR-Script3 is PostScript®3™ compatible.
First Time to Print
From Ready Mode and standard tray.
Maximum Monthly Duty Cycle‡
Maximum number of printed pages per month and can be used to compare designed durability between like Brother products. For maximum printer life, it is best to choose a printer with a duty cycle that far exceeds your print requirements.
Using ITU-T Test Chart #1 with JBIG coding and standard resolution.
Recommended Monthly Print Volume‡
The recommended range of monthly printed pages to achieve the best possible performance and printer life. Printers are intended to handle occasional usage beyond this range with little or no effect. Consistently printing above the recommended print volume, however, may adversely affect the print quality or life of the machine. It is always best to choose a printer with an appropriate recommended print volume to allow for any anticipated increase in printing needs.
Scan Drivers Included‡
SANE and ISIS drivers are available for download from Brother Solutions Center. Visit http://solutions.brother.com.
Scan Speeds (maximum)‡
Scan speed measured with all advanced features turned off using LTR size test documents at 200dpi.
"Scan To" Feature†
Scan to E-mail Server requires SMTP/POP3 mail server support. Scan to Network Folder (CIFS) not available for Mac OS®.
Standard Input Paper Capacity (sheets)‡
Maximum capacity based on using 20 lb (bond) paper.
USB Host Front: Print/Scan: PDF (up to ver. 1.7), JPEG, XPS and Secure PDF files via your USB flash memory drive Scan: PDF/A, Signed PDF, TIFF (mono) USB 2.0 Standard. USB Mass Storage standard from 16MB to 8GB. Support format: FAT12/FAT16/FAT32.
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