Formula for a successful AIO device is easy, right? Just make sure printing is fast, scan quality is good, fax and printing can be done via the network and that you can use the device as standalone copy machine. If you want to really make people happy, throw in some features like flatbed for legal-sized paper, auto duplexing and ADF (automatic document feeder). That’s it. Oh, and keep it low-priced, off course. If you think this sounds too good to be true, you’ll be glad to know that such AIO device exists. It’s called Brother MFC-8480DN, which held “best AIO printer” title for a long time.
Well, to be fair, it doesn’t have duplexing ADF, but it’s not any less better because of that, as it still packs number of office-centric features which will be useful for small to medium sized offices. Standard, print duplexing is included, which will be enough for most people anyway. Paper tray can hold up to 250 sheets, with the addition of multi-purpose tray which can hold up to 50 sheets, so that’s a combined capacity of 300 sheets of paper right there. If that’s not enough, throw in some more cash and you can get additional 250 sheet tray.
If you run into some sort of problems with this printer, make sure you check the Brother MFC-8480DN PDF manual which you can download from ShareDF, a site which offers the updated versions of manuals free of charge, with no membership deals or any other bs: http://sharedf.com/documentation/brother-mfc-8480dn-user-manual-in-pdf/