Brother MFC-9320CW review: LED printer

Brother makes a rare foray into LED technology to produce the MFC-9320CW. Does it give it the edge in a competitive colour printer market? We review the Brother MFC-9320CW to find out.

Brother MFC-9320CW
Price
£402

Brother has an extensive range of laser and inkjet multifunction printers, but the MFC-9320CW is one of the first LED-based machines the company has produced. It's a full-colour device with a conventional design, having a flatbed scanner, complete with Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) on top, a control panel in front and the main body of the print engine directly underneath.

The advantage of an LED printer, which uses a strip of high-intensity LED elements to illuminate its photoconductive drum and reproduce an image on the page, is that it has no moving parts and is therefore simpler to make and potentially more reliable.

The print engine is designed linearly, with paper running from front to back under the four print drums, so the printer is quite deep, but not excessively wide. A 250-sheet paper tray at the bottom is supplemented by a single-sheet multi-purpose feed for special media.

The control panel is well-designed, though quite crowded with buttons for controlling the fax, as well as scanning and copying. There are eight one-touch numbers, 200 speed dials and 20 devoted to groups, so this is a versatile fax machine.

The number pad serves a second function to enter a Wi-Fi pass code when setting up the wireless networking and to offer secure walk-up printing. The machine uses a host-based Windows driver, but PCL and Postscript-based drivers are available for download. It's odd these aren't included on the software CD, which is far from full.

Featured Resources

Modern governance: The how-to guide

Equipping organisations with the right tools for business resilience

Free Download

Cloud operational excellence

Everything you need to know about optimising your cloud operations

Watch now

A buyer’s guide to board management software

How the right software can improve your board’s performance

The real world business value of Oracle autonomous data warehouse

Lead with a 417% five-year ROI

Download now

Recommended

Canon to sell chip-free printer cartridges as semiconductor shortage bites
components

Canon to sell chip-free printer cartridges as semiconductor shortage bites

10 Jan 2022
HP OfficeJet Pro 9012e review: Jack of all trades
peripherals

HP OfficeJet Pro 9012e review: Jack of all trades

6 Jan 2022
HP DesignJet Studio 24in review: Scandi-style printing
Hardware

HP DesignJet Studio 24in review: Scandi-style printing

20 Dec 2021
Thousands of printers at risk of denial of service attacks
cyber security

Thousands of printers at risk of denial of service attacks

25 Nov 2021

Most Popular

How to boot Windows 11 in Safe Mode
Microsoft Windows

How to boot Windows 11 in Safe Mode

6 Jan 2022
Sony pulls out of MWC 2022
Business operations

Sony pulls out of MWC 2022

14 Jan 2022
Dell XPS 15 (2021) review: The best just got better
Laptops

Dell XPS 15 (2021) review: The best just got better

14 Jan 2022