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Brother MFC-8820D Laser Printer, Copier, Scanner, Fax

by Brother

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  • Laser printer, copier, scanner, and fax machine
  • Up to 17 ppm printing; automatic duplexing
  • 300-sheet standard input capacity
  • 50-page automatic document feeder
  • USB 2.0 and parallel interfaces, PC and Mac compatible
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Product Details

Product Manual [9.88mb PDF]
  • Shipping Weight: 52 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0000950RR
  • Item model number: MFC-8820D
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 13, 2004

Product Description

Product Description

MFC-8820D Plain Paper Laser Fax/PC Fax/Printer/Flatbed Color Scanner/Digital Copier
Fax Modem Speed33.6 Kbps
Fax Maximum Resolution203 x 392 dpi
Grayscale Halftones64
Memory (pages)600
PC Fax Control SoftwareWindows® 95/98/2000/Me/XP/NT 4.0, Mac® OS 8.6-9.2, OS x 10.2.1 or greater
Auto Feed (sheets)50
Cut Sheet SizeLetter/Legal
Cut Sheet Tray Capacity50 (Multi-Size Tray); 250 (Letter Tray)
Copier Maximum Reduction—25%
Copier Maximum Enlargement400%
Maximum Copies99
LCD Display5-Line
Broadcast Transmission390
Delayed Transmission
Auto Redial
Speed Dial Entries340
Directory Dialing
Distinctive Ring Detection
Extension Phone Hookup
SpeakerphoneMonitor only
Auto Fax/Telephone Switch
Scanner Maximum Resolution9600 x 9600 dpi
Caller ID/Call Waiting
Printer Maximum Speed17 ppm
Printer Maximum Resolution2400 x 600 dpi
Interface ConnectivityParallel & USB
Size20-7/8w x 17-1/2d x 18-1/2h
Shpg. Wt.52 lbs.
Manufacturers WarrantyOne Year
Toner Page Life3300 pages
Replacement Black Toner CartridgeBRTTN530 (sold separately)
Replacement Drum UnitBRTDR500 (sold separately)

From the Manufacturer

The MFC-8820D is a 5-in-1 flatbed laser multifunction center combining performance, connectivity, and reliability. The MFC-8820D is a full-feature fax, and an up to 17 ppm laser printer, which prints at up to 2,400 x 600 dpi (HQ1200). Standard duplex printing for two-sided document printing, fax receiving and copy output. An up to 17 cpm, legal-size convenience copier and a 9,600 dpi (interpolated) resolution color flatbed scanner are standard.

Also included is PC Fax capability, allowing you to send and receive faxes directly. A standard 50-sheet multipurpose tray, optional second paper tray, and network capability, make this a robust solution for your business. Both USB and parallel ports are standard, so the MFC-8820D can work with all Windows and Mac environments.

Customer Reviews

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This multifunction device is a great value.
Barry Svee
We had to relocate it to a different room in the office where there is enough space instead of putting it at a more convenient place where there is easier access.
Now, as too the complaint from the other commenter that says that the scans are too narrow.
Paul Rako

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

36 of 36 people found the following review helpful By kaine on December 2, 2003
For our small office of 6 people, we have been looking for an office machine that is easy to operate, reliable, and cost-effective. The four contenders are HP 3330 MFP, Canon D680 imageClass, Brother MFC 9700, Brother MFC 8820D. They are all 4-in-1/5-in-1 machines(Fax, Laser printer, Scanner, Copier, Data/Fax modem) priced below US$800. Brother MFC 9700 is cheaper but comes with a 14.4k modem and only 8MB memory and a smaller flatbed; as the result it faxes and prints slower than MFC 8820D. The remaining three candidates all have excellent "pedigrees" and are well designed and built. However Brother MFC 8820D won at the end for the following outstanding reasons:
1. The 'D' in 8820D stands for duplex copying and printing: It works seamlessly and effortless. There is no need for removing the paper tray manually (really tedious). Duplex "fax receive" saves 30% to 50% of paper by having fax printed on both sides. Now one can have some break from the cost of receiving junk faxes.
2. 32MB memory: This is more than enough for holding a lot of copies and faxes. Very good for large unattended jobs. The best part about this is again about cost. No immediate need to spend more money for upgrading the memory as is required for Canon D680 (measly 2 MB).
3. PC fax software for computer data/fax needs.
4. Expandability for network interface.
5. Digital paper count to indicate the no. of copies made and faxes received: good for cost management and safe guard against potential abuse of the machine by employees for personal uses.
6. Excellent ADF (automatic document feeder): we have not had any paper jam so far.
7. Very easy to program and operate: simple to use for beginners and sophisticated features for users who demand more advanced functions.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jack Falk on October 21, 2005
... and I've seen lots. After getting burned (very badly) by a Sharp AL-1641CS, the Brother 8820D was a wonderful experience.


<li>The five-line dot matrix LCD screen is essential -- a device without it is going to be very, very hard to use.

<li> The toner cartridge has a refill port on it (although Brother tells you not to use it)

<li> The interesting "top heavy" design looks a bit strange, but comes in very handy when you realize that you can put the small footprint all the way at the edge of a table/desk.

<li> The printer and ADF mechanisms appear to be quite heavy duty -- probably only one step below the HP 8100 (which IMHO, is the pinnacle of modern super-rugged office machinery)

<li> Color fidelity on the scanner is very good; better than most multifunction devices.

<li> The ADF is unbelievably fast when you scan at 100dpi grayscale -- I'm guessing here, but it must be in excess of 60 pages per minute. Paper literally flies through it. Color scans are much slower, but still quite reasonable.



<li> Unlike one of the other reviewers, I've found that the device scans to within 3mm of all margins -- I just did a test run and it was within 1mm of most of the margins. I'm sort of amazed that it can get this close. I think part of this is that it doesn't use the same part of the flatbed glass for ADF scanning that it uses for flatbed scanning -- there's a special separate strip of glass that curves downward to help the paper feed more evenly.

<li> Very sharp, high quality output.

<li> This printer has a real CPU in it with a generous amount of memory.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 16, 2004
I bought this Brother MFC-8820D multi-function (MF) machine from Dell for $511.95. It seems to run great.
The real story is in the hideous tech support from Brother. The printer did not ship with a the OCR software CD for Win2K. There was only a Mac CD. I called Brother and they told me that I would have to buy the OCR software from ScanSoft, even though it was supposed to be included in with the MFC-8820D unit. I told them that that was crazy and I asked them to send me the CD. Then the printer support person told me to send the MFC-8820D back to Dell and ask them them to ship a new unit. It can't be very efficient to ship printers around the country when you really just need a CD! I guess Brother doesn't mind spending Dell's money.
I called Dell. At first they didn't give me a final answer about resolving the problem. Then to my surprise, Dell told me today that they shipped me a new printer. I can't believe that in order to get a replacement CD that Dell should have to ship a new system. Laurel to Dell, a Big Dart to Brother and extra work for me to send back the first printer.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 13, 2004
I spent several full days researching what laser printer to buy. Printers, multifunctions, copier/printers, etc., I looked at them all. This is the best deal on the market. The printing, scanning, faxing and copying are all easy and flawless. The software is even adequate (not great, but fully-functional and easy to use). Although the printer does use a lot of electricity when it kicks on, it isn't that noticable other than a very, very slight and momentary dimming of the lights.
I looked at the HP and the Canon and this is better. The toner is cheaper, there are more features and it is of better quality. It even feels more solid than the other brands of laser multifunctions. I've had the product for about a week and I'm thrilled with it. It is MUCH better than my Canon inkjet MultiPass F80 and little HP laser printer.
I didn't think I would write one of these reviews about a printer, but this one is that good.
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