Brother MFC-J285DW Driver for Windows, Mac, and Setup Guide

Brother MFC-J285DW has the same speed, output quality, and some MFP features as MFC-J470DW. The most noticeable difference is that this printer lacks an ADF. MFC-J285DW substitute’s touchscreen controls as well as control buttons, too. Besides, it also adds the ability to print from & scan to select webs.

Basics & Setup

MFC-J285DW delivers a set of basic multifunction features. It prints & faxes from, and scan to, a PC. It can also work as a standalone fax machine & copier. For scanning, copying, and faxing, the platen can handle letter-size paper.

There’s a wired connectivity via USB. It also features Wi-Fi, allowing you to share it in a micro-office. However, it is still better to use it as a personal printer because of the limited paper capacity & the lack of ADF. For your information, its tray can only hold 100 sheets and there’s no upgrade option.

Speed & Output Quality

This printer is rated at 4.9 ppm, making it faster compared to Canon MX472 and Epson WF-2530. Photo speed is also fast. Brother MFC-J285DW can print a 4x6 photo at averagely 60 seconds.

Its output quality is typical for an inkjet printer. Text & graphics are also good for business purposes. In addition, photos are great for home use.

Text quality is at the bottom of a tight range including most inkjets. So, it is not recommended for a resume and an important proposal.

For PPT handouts, the graphics quality is nice. But it is just a tad below the level where most inkjet printers fall. Then, photos are dead-on par for an inkjet, making the photos roughly the same level you expect from good-quality drugstore prints.

The manufacturer claims that its cost per page is at about 3.8 cents for a black/white page. For a color page, its cost per page is around 11.3 cents. It means MFC-J285 offers low cost per page. Those numbers represent a savings in running cost over most printers in the price range.

This printer comes with a lot going for it. However, the lack of an ADF is a serious drawback. If you need a printer with an ADF, you should go for another option. Brother MFC-J285DW is suitable for you who don’t need an ADF, want to connect to your network by Wi-Fi, and also make use of the website-connected features. If you are interested in it, this printer is priced at 99.99 dollars only.

Brother MFC-J285DW Driver

Brother MFC-J285DW Driver Installations For Windows

How to install Driver Brother MFC-J285DW for Windows :

  • Please Download the driver Brother MFC-J285DW on this Web.
  • Download his driver in the file ZIP/RAR.
  • After the download process is complete, please extract the file.
  • After that select the menu "setup" then right click Select "run as administrator".
  • Please follow the installation procedure provided and click Next.
  • Then click Finish.
  • Once completed in the install, you can try doing a print, scan, or fax, depending on the function of your printer.
Brother MFC-J285DW Driver Installations For Mac OS 

How to install Driver Brother MFC-J285DW for Mac OS:

  • Please Download the driver Brother MFC-J285DW on this Web.
  • Download his driver in the file ZIP/RAR.
  • After the download process is complete, please extract the file.
  • After that select the menu "setup" then double click on the file.
  • When a pops up notification on Mac requested by the installer to choose the printer connection options, select USB to continue and the complete setup.
  • Once completed in the install, you can try doing a print, scan, or fax, depending on the function of your printer.
Brother MFC-J285DW Driver Installations For Linux

How to install Driver Brother MFC-J285DW For Linux:

  • Please Download the driver Brother MFC-J285DW on this Web.
  • Download his driver in the file ZIP/RAR.
  • After the download process is complete, please extract the file, "gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-*.gz".
  • After that Run the tool whit Command bash "linux-brprinter-installer-*.*.*-* Brother machine name".
  • Once completed in the install, you can try doing a print, scan, or fax, depending on the function of your printer.

Brother MFC-J285DW Manual and User Guide

Manual And User Guides

  1. Brother MFC-J285DW User Guide PDF [14.10 MB]
  2. Brother MFC-J285DW Quick Setup Guide PDF [6.26 MB]

Brother MFC-J285DW Driver for Windows

Compatible Operating System:

Windows 11, Windows 10 (32/64 bit), Windows 8.1 (32/64 bit), Windows 8 (32/64 bit), Windows 7 (32/64 bit), Windows Vista (32/64 bit), Windows XP (32/64 bit)

Full Software Package

  1. Brother MFC-J285DW Full Driver and Software Package Download [143.85 MB]

Brother MFC-J285DW Driver for Mac

Compatible Operating System:

Mac OS 12, Mac OS 11, Mac OS X (10.15), Mac OS X (10.14), Mac OS X (10.13), Mac OS X (10.12), Mac OS X(10.11), Mac OS X(10.10), Mac OS X(10.9), Mac OS X(10.8)

Download Link:

Printer Driver

  1. Brother iPrint&Scan for Mac OS 12, and Mac OS 11 Download [36.8 MB]
  2. Brother MFC-J285DW Printer Driver for Mac OS 10.15 Download [38.69 MB]
  3. Brother MFC-J285DW Printer Driver for Mac OS 10.14 Download [38.44 MB]
  4. Brother MFC-J285DW Printer Driver for Mac OS 10.13 and Mac OS 10.12 Download [38.53 MB]

Scanner Driver

  1. Brother MFC-J285DW Scanner Driver for Mac OS 10.15 Download [2.28 MB]
  2. Brother MFC-J285DW Scanner Driver for Mac OS 10.14 Download [293.09 MB]
  3. Brother MFC-J285DW Scanner Driver for Mac OS 10.13 Download [293.23 MB]
  4. Brother MFC-J285DW Scanner Driver for Mac OS 10.12 Download [293.07 MB]

Brother MFC-J285DW Driver for Linux

Compatible Operating System:

Linux (rpm), Linux (deb)

Download Link:

  1. Brother MFC-J285DW Driver Install Tool for Linux (deb) Download [0.02 MB]
  2. Brother MFC-J285DW Driver Install Tool for Linux (rpm) Download [0.02 MB]