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MFC-8480DN Laser Multi-Function Center ®


Productivity features.
Professional results.

A high-performance all-in-one combining

versatility and quality output.
Easy to configure and easy-to-use networking with built-in
Ethernet interface*. Share print, scan and PC-FAX functions.

Fast, up to 32 ppm monochrome printing. High quality up to
1200 x 1200 dpi resolution for consistently professional results.
Automatic two-sided printing to save on costs.

High quality colour scanning with up to 19200 dpi interpolated
resolution and an up to 50-sheet Auto Document Feeder (ADF).

Crisp laser copying with multi-copy (up to 99 copies) and sorting.

Fast, full-featured 33.6 Kbps fax. PC-FAX software to conveniently
send and receive faxes directly from your PC, saving you paper.

Create professional two- Enjoy the convenience Cost effective with

sided documents with of network printing, high-yield replacement
automatic duplex printing scanning and PC-FAX toner cartidges
MFC-8480DN Laser Multi-Function Center ®

Flexible multi-function performance for your workgroup.

Versatile features, professional results Two-sided document handling Cost effective operation
The versatile Brother MFC-8480DN delivers excep- Produce professional looking two-sided documents Affordable to own and operate, this all-in-one uses
tional print quality and performance for your busy and save paper using the automatic duplex print- both standard and high-yield replacement toner
office. Produce high-quality reports, correspond- ing function. Its 250-sheet paper tray and fold-down cartridges that can help lower your operating
ence, spreadsheets and other critical documents 50-sheet capacity multi-purpose tray can be enhanced costs**.
using its extensive features. This powerful all-in-one by adding an optional 2nd 250-sheet capacity paper
consistently delivers razor sharp monochrome out- tray for more demanding work environments. Total Customer Satisfaction
put with up to 1200 x 1200 dpi print resolutions. Brother is committed to total customer satisfaction.
Advanced scanning We provide no-charge toll-free technical support
User-friendly workgroup networking Enjoy powerful scanning options. The MFC- for the life of your machine, 7 days a week■, includ-
The MFC-8480DN has built-in Ethernet networking 8480DN’s legal-size document glass is ideal for ing 24/7 web support. Our MFC-8480DN’s 1 year
that allows you to share its powerful print, scan and scanning documents or images directly to a File, limited exchange express warranty is supported by
PC-FAX features with others on your network. Set up E-mail, OCR, FTP site or network folder with a an established network of highly qualified Author-
is easy and seamless. variety of common file formats to choose from. ized Service Partners. We are at your side every
Its USB direct interface offers the ability to scan step of the way.
documents directly to your USB flash memory drive
without even using your computer.

Product Specifications
PRINT • Resolution (dpi) • Warranty
• Printing technology6
1200 x 600 1 year limited exchange express warranty REPLACEMENT SUPPLIES AND YIELDS1,**
Electrophotographic laser • Reduction/enlargement
25%-400% in 1% increments
• Unit dimensions (W x D x H) • Toner Item Part numbers
• Print speed
531 mm x 451 mm x 475 mm
• Sorting function/stacking Black toner (Approx. 3,000 pages)1 TN-620
Up to 32 ppm • Box dimensions (W x D x H) Black high yield toner (Approx. 8,000 pages)1 TN-650
• Resolution
function 628 mm x 567 mm x 575 mm
1200 x 1200 dpi, 600 x 600 dpi, Yes/Yes (up to 99) • Unit/carton weight
HQ1200 (up to 2400 x 600 dpi) 18.3 kg / 21.8 kg
• Memory capacity (std/max) FAX
• UPC code
64 MB/576 MB via 144-pin DIMM** • Modem speed / best 012502622727
• Paper capacity (std/max)3 transmit speed2
• Other
300 / 550 sheets 33.6 kbps/2 s supplies
ENVIRONMENT Drum unit (Approx. 25,000 pages)1 DR-620
Standard: • Memory capacity (max pages)2
250-sheet letter/legal tray 600 pages • Energy Star compliant
50 sheet multi-purpose tray Yes
Optional: • Broadcasting (# of locations)
250-sheets letter/legal tray 390 locations automatic / 50 locations manual • Power consumption (Avg)
• Paper sizes3 • One touch/speed dial locations Copying: Average 680W at 25ºC
LTR, LGL, EXE, A4, A5, A6, B5, B6, Folio 40/300 Ready: Average 85W at 25ºC
Sleep: Average 18W at 25ºC
Envelopes: Com-10, DL • QuickScan® (seconds/page)2
Custom size: 76.2-220 mm (width) x Approximately 2 seconds per page • Noise level
116-406.4 mm (length) Sound Pressure Level:
• Dual access (Copying): LpAm= 56 dB (A)
• Sheet weights Yes (Stand-by): LpAm= 30 dB (A)
Letter/legal tray: 60-105 g/m
(16-28 lb.)
• Fax compatibility Sound Power Level:
Multi-purpose tray: 60-163 g/m2 (16-43 lb.)
Super G3

(Copying): LWAd= 6.95 B (A)
(Stand-by): LWAd= 4.6 B (A)
• Sheet types
Plain paper, Bond paper, Recycled paper, • Coding methods
Envelopes, Labels, Transparencies Supported operating systems and software functions
• Two-sided (Duplex) printing NETWORK
Automatic Operating Systems Supported Functions Interface Minimum
Required HARD Disk Space
• System compatibility▲ • Network management tools
Windows®, Mac®
BR-Admin Light, Web Based Management, 2000 Professional
USB, Parallel
Intel® Pentium® II
or equivalent 256 MB
BRAdmin Professional4, Web BRAdmin4,5 460 MB
• Printer emulation XP Home
2,4 10/100BaseTx
PCL 6, BR-Script 3
® ♦
IBM Pro-Printer XL,
Network remote setup XP Professional

Printing, PC-FAX
(Ethernet) 64-bit (Intel®64 or
AMD64) processors
512 MB
Epson FX-850 • Network printing/scanning/ XP Professional
x64 Edition
2 Scanning2  Intel® Pentium® 4
• Interfaces* PC-FAX send and receive USB, or equivalent 64-bit 1 GB
Ethernet, Hi-Speed USB 2.0, Parallel Yes Windows®
Windows Vista™
processors (Intel®64 or
• Multi-protocol support
(print only via network)
2003 Intel® Pentium® III or
APIPA(Auto IP) WINS/NetBIOS Windows Server® 2003 Printing  10/100BaseTx 64-bit (Intel® 64 or
512 MB
• Colour scanning name resolution, DNS Resolver, mDNS, x64 Edition (Ethernet) AMD64) processors 50 MB
Yes LLMNR responder, LPR/LPD, Custom Raw
(print only via network)

Windows Server® 2008

Intel® Pentium® 4 or
• Interpolated resolution max (dpi) Port/Port9100, IPP/IPPS, FTP Client and (print only via network)
equivalent 64-bit proces- 2 GB
sors (Intel®64 or AMD64)
19200 x 19200

server, SSL/TLS, TFTP client and server, Mac OS® X 10.3.9 - 10.4.3 Power PC G4/G5,
256 MB
Printing, PC-FAX
Mac® USB , Power PC G3 350 MHz
• Optical resolution max (dpi) SMTP Client, APOP,POP before SMTP, Send, Scanning  
10/100BaseTx 480 MB
600 x 2400 SMTP-AUTH SNMPv1/v2c/v3,
Mac OS® X 10.4.4
or greater
(Ethernet) PowerPC G4/G5
Intel® Core™ Processor 1 GB
• Document viewer and ICMP, LLTD responder, WebServicesPrint Conditions:
OCR software CIFS Client, SNTP 1. Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5.5 or greater.
2. For WIA, 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution. Brother Scanner Utility enables to enhance up to 19200 x 19200 dpi.

Scansoft™ Paper port™ 11 SE and TCP/IP: IPv6 3. Third party USB ports are not supported.

4. PaperPort™ 11SE supports Microsoft® SP4 or higher for Windows 2000 and SP2 or higher for XP.
Presto!® Page manager 7 for Mac® For the latest driver updates, visit
OTHER All trademarks, brand and product names are property of their respective companies.
Windows Vista is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
• Included supplies
• Copies per minute
Black toner (Approx. 3,000 pages)1
Up to 32 cpm Drum unit (Approx. 25,000 pages)1 PRINT QUALITY UP TO
• Auto document feed capacity

50 pages BUI

For more information please call 1-877-BROTHER (1-877-276-8437) or visit our web site:

*Cables not included. **Requires additional purchase. ▲See minimum requirements chart for details. ♦PostScript®3™ compatible. 1Approximate toner cartridge yield in accordance with ISO/IEC 19752 (letter
/ A4). Drum yield is approximate and may vary by type of use. 2Based on Brother No. 1 chart with standard resolution using JBIG. 3All references to sheets of paper refer to 20 Lbs (bond) paper. 4Download
at http://solutions. 5Requires IIS Server. 6Laser Notice: Class 1 Laser Product (IEC 60825-1:2001). ■From MONDAY to FRIDAY: 8:00am to 8:00pm ET - From SATURDAY to SUNDAY: 8:30am to
5:00pm ET. Please note that on weekends, some of our software support services may not always be available during these time periods. Please note that we are closed on most Canadian statutory holidays.
Mac is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S.A and other countries. Microsoft, Windows, the Windows logo and/or other Microsoft products referenced herein are either registered
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. The ENERGY STAR name and the ENERGY STAR symbol are registered trademarks of the United States Environmental Protection
Agency. Brother and its logo are trademarks of Brother Industries Ltd., Japan. All specifications are subject to change without notice. All registered trademarks referenced herein are the property of their
respective companies. Printed in Canada.

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