Brother has been around for decades. The longstanding manufacturer offers myriad printers and copiers to help expand your business. If you are searching for the right printer for small offices, I have a good recommendation. The Brother MFC-L3770CDW is a color printer launched at entry-level to help handle your low-volume business documents.
The MFC-L3770CDW is designed as an LED printer which gives the same outputs as the color laser printers. This machine is value for money—no need to spend much on the initial cost. It allows you to focus on expanding the business without worrying about documents. What’s more? Keep scrolling through the MFC-L3770CDW review below.
Professional Look, Great Space-saver
Your office needs a touch of professional and the MFC-L3770CDW gives what you need. This digital printer delivers a compact design with robust construction that adds visual interest in your workspace. White body cover combined with a black accent creates a modern and professional look to any given space.
When it comes to sizes, the MFC-L3770CDW measures 16.3 inches high x 16.1 inches wide x 20 inches deep. Thanks to the small and compact design so it does not consume much space on the desktop. This machine weighs 53.9 pounds which is slightly heavier than its competitor, the Canon MF634Cdw. Just make sure your table is strong enough for the load.
On the top, this device has an auto document feeder that offers duplex functionality. The flatbed scanner facilitates easy and quick scanning. You can also take advantage of its control panel that comes with a 3.7 inches touchscreen display and function buttons for easier printing, scanning, and copying access. The MFC-L3770CDW also comes with a multipurpose tray in addition to input and output tray.
Brother MFC-L3770CDW Features
The MFC-L3770CDW is a multipurpose printer that enables you to print, copy, and scan. It offers a wide array of features to improve your printing experiences, such as generous paper tray capacity and above-average print speed.
1. Printing, copying, scanning
The Brother MFC-L3770CDW is designed with LED arrays to achieve the same printing results as laser printers but cost lower. It offers up to 2400 x 600 print resolutions both for mono and color printing. Combined with Brother HQ1200 image enhancement technology, this machine is reliable to print professional documents in black and color. The MFC-L3770CDW also supports photo printing capability.
This device is not only excellent in printing but also copying. It supports up to 600 x 600 copying resolutions for mono and color with up to 400% document enlargement and 25% document reduction. It also comes with auto-duplex copying with copies volume up to 99 pages.
If you want to transfer physical documents to a computer, the MFC-L3770CDW comes with 1200 x 2400 optical resolutions for high-quality scanning. Auto-duplexing is also supported in scanning functionality.
2. Paper handling
As I have said before, the MFC-L3770CDW is designed for a small office with low volume printing. But Brother decided to give the best user experience with generous paper tray capacity. This device is equipped with a 250-sheet input tray so you don’t need to reload the paper frequently. Meanwhile, the 50-sheet ADF supports duplex printing, copying, and scanning.
Another good thing that I like is the presence of a multi-purpose tray with 30-sheet paper capacity. This tray can handle a variety of paper sizes from 3 x 5 inches up to legal paper. Last but not least, a 150-sheet output tray offers convenience while you are printing.
The MFC-L3770CDW allows you to print with various media types that range from envelopes, labels, glossy paper, thick paper, bond paper, and recycled paper. Now you can print professional documents, such as invoices, promotions, leaflets, and others.
This printer comes with a monthly duty cycle at 30,000 pages. Meanwhile, the recommended monthly volume is at 1500 pages. This is more than adequate for small offices to print their business documents.
3. Print speed
I can say that the MFC-L3770CDW is a fast printer, especially for an entry-level. Though it depends on the type of documents, the speed is above average. It is rated up to 25 pages per minute both for mono and color printing. I noticed that the speed slightly reduces to 24 pages per minute for A4 paper. Meanwhile, for the duplex, the speed falls to 8 ppm.
Rapid speed is also shown for copying and scanning functionalities. The MFC-L3770CDW is rated up to 25 pages per minute for mono and color copying. The speed is even faster for B/W scanning that reaches 29 images per minute and 22 images per minute for color scanning.
Above Average Output for Business Documents
Brother printers are always reliable to present impeccable-looking text and excellent output quality for any documents. The MFC-L3770CDW is no exception as it gave me well-shaped characters without weird spacing even for the smallest fonts. The black texts come with sharp and rich color. It makes the MFC-L3770CDW suitable for professional business documents.
When I tried to print graphics and charts, streaking and banding were hardly visible. I also found the gradients went evenly from one color to another. How about photo printing? Once more, this printer showed its capability to deliver high-quality photo printing with vivid and crisp color. Printing brochures and newsletters are getting easier with the MFC-L3770CDW.
Brother MFC-L3770CDW Toner Choices and Print Costs
Designed as an LED printer, the MFC-L3770CDW does not come with standard ink cartridges as of the inkjet printers. Instead, it uses four toner cartridges consisting of Black, Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow. This device is compatible with TN-227 toner cartridges, so you know what to buy when it needs toner replacement. Using the original cartridge is essential for the best printer performance and output quality.
The standard color toner cartridges yield up to 1300 pages, while the black cartridge yields 100 more pages. If you require more yields, Brother also provides High Yield replacement cartridges that offer up to 3000 pages for black and 2300 pages for color toners.
When it comes to running costs, the MFC-L3770CDW is relatively lower than other entry-level color laser printers. It costs around 2.6 cents per black page, which is quite affordable especially for low-volume printing. But I am going to think twice when I have to print a bulk of documents. The cost is getting higher for color pages as it reaches up to 15.5 cents per color page.
Brother MFC-L3770CDW Connectivity and Software
The standard connectivity includes Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and Wi-Fi Direct. It also supports Near Field Communication (NFC) that enables you to connect the printer to a mobile device simply by touching. This connectivity lets you print or scan documents by tapping your tablet or smartphone to a certain spot of the printer. After all, this printer doesn’t let the traditional way as it still offers a USB port for a reliable connection.
A number of mobile connections are available to make your printing experience more engaging. Let’s mention Brother’s iPrint&Scan, Google Cloud Print, AirPrint, and Mopria. You can also enjoy Brother Cloud and Web Connect that allows you to build a connection with social media or other sites.
Brother MFC-L3770CDW Pros and Cons
The MFC-L3770CDW seems an ideal choice for small businesses that need a versatile laser-class printer. This printer undeniably has a lot of features to give you flawless professional documents. However, there are some things that need further consideration before you make a purchase.
Brother MFC-L3770CDW Pros
- Robust construction and compact design
Brother has designed the MFC-L3770CDW with a robust construction so it can handle any tasks without problems. You will neither hear rattling cover or flimsy body so it works well for the taskforce. You can also take advantage of its compact design so you don’t need to prepare a lot of space for the device. Even a small office can be a perfect home for the MFC-L3770CDW.
- High paper capacity
If you are looking for an office printer to make your printing tasks easier, the MFC-L3770CDW is a good bet. It has a 250-sheet input tray capacity that prevents you from reloading the paper frequently. The generous capacity of the output tray also keeps the printed paper neat and tidy in its place. Not to mention the bypass tray that offers additional capacity for envelopes and other media types.
- Outstanding output quality
Being among Brother’s big family, the MFC-L3770CDW boasts excellent print results. Your professional documents will come without weird spacing or misshaped characters. It also delivers outstanding quality for photos and graphics with sharp, rich, and vivid colors. For noticeable brochures and flyers, the MFC-L3770CDW is worth the thought.
- Multitude connectivity
A number of connectivity choices help increase your experience when using the printer. It supports Ethernet, USB, and Wi-Fi direct which enables you to connect the printer to other compatible devices. It also comes with NFC that offers easy printing and scanning with a simple touch.
Brother MFC-L3770CDW Cons
- Heavier weight
Are you planning to move the printer here and there? Then you need a lightweight device so you don’t need to put much effort into it. Despite its small design, the MFC-L3770CDW comes with heavier weight so you need to think twice before bringing this device to your office. If there is no male worker in the office, you will be in trouble when moving the printer.
- Relatively low paper yield
This printer uses four toner cartridges that consist of Black, Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow. The standard cartridges yield 1300 up to 1400 pages, which is relatively low for business. You may need to consider replacing the standard one with a high-yield toner cartridge for more paper yields though it costs you more.
- High running cost
Small business owners may find this printer is not a good device to expand the business. The running cost of this entry-level printer is relatively high, especially for higher printing volume. Even a 1-cent difference can cost you a lot when you are printing thousands of pages.
The Brother MFC-L3770CDW is a laser-class color printer launched at entry-level that works great for low-volume offices. This device is fast and manages to deliver excellent output quality for professional documents. Compared to its price, the MFC-L3770CDW gives more than you pay. Thanks to the myriad features that help improve your printing experience.
However, I don’t recommend this printer for small business with higher printing volume. It spends a little more pennies per page, which means it should cost you thousands of dollars over time. You might need to consider another laser printer with cheaper running costs.