The concept of combining everything in one is very appealing space-wise as well as economically.

The printer works really well. Fast, clear output. It has a versatile driver to accommodate different paper types and a manual feed; I like the straight-through paper path, though the switch to allow heavyweight paper and cards and envelopes are located at the back of the printer and require a manual change. With the right settings, the color print quality is almost photographic; there are even profiles–something I didn’t expect in this class device. It seems to use toner efficiently. I’m a low-volume user, but the starter cartridges still have plenty of toner remaining. The cost of ownership seems to be reasonable, a big plus over the competition, with OEM cartridges less expensive. I would never use third-party or refilled cartridges.

Scanner: Great default scans. But, a big disappointment because it has few advanced controls for correcting the scan with only minimal brightness and contrast. I would have preferred a “pro” option that would enable more adjustments, similar to a stand-alone scanner. The scanner can be controlled from the touch-pad or the Brother Scanner driver, or the Marcos scanner driver.

Copier: Works, as the scanner can be quite good with the defaults. It has features for minimum image correction, reduction, and enlargement, collating, and 2-onto-1 copying. However, the document feeder has crept that places the copied image about 1/8″ higher towards the top edge of the copy than the original. For some jobs, this was a problem

Fax: I’ve only sent two faxes since I installed them in 9130. I don’t have a dedicated phone line for it, so I just plug in the line as needed. I have yet to receive a fax. Set up seemed complicated and I was too lazy to try to configure my answering machine or run a second line. Also, I’m thinking of dropping my land-line, which makes the fax useless. Feature request: a way to scan directly to an internet fax line.


Brother MFC-9130CW Digital Color Multi-function All-in-One (Print/Copy/Scan/Fax) for small businesses. It features wireless networking, a 3.7” color touch screen display, and prints high-impact color and crisp black documents at up to 19ppm. It’s compact and offers versatile paper handling with a 250-sheet capacity letter/legal paper tray and a single-sheet manual feed slot. This energy-efficient All-in-One has a deep sleep mode for conserving energy when not in use. The optional high-yield color toners (approx. 2,200 pgs. Each) can help lower your cost per page, and its top-loading design makes it easy to replace and install toner cartridges. You can also print wireless from your mobile device via AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Brother Print & Scan, and Wi-Fi Direct.


  1. Print Copy Scan Fax PC-FAX
  2. Fast high-quality color printing up to 19 pages per minute
  3. 3.7″ Colour Touchscreen Display with Web Connect
  4. Mobile device printing and scanning
  5. Easy wireless setup
  6. 1 year limited exchange express warranty
  7. Peace of mind: free machine-lifetime support