Brother MFC-L2717DW Review

Good: Reasonable cost per page, color scanning, mobile printing.
Bad: Not intended for medium-sized or larger offices.
Bottom Line: Compact and affordable all-in-one printer for small businesses.
Intended Users:
Small buisnesses
Speed Black:
Speed Color:
32 ppm
Not applicable
64 MB

Product Overview

The MFC-L2717DW all-in-one printer ($199.99) is a compact device intended for small businesses. It prints and copies at up to 32 ppm and includes standard printing, copying, scanning and faxing features.

The MFC-L2717DW includes 64 MB of memory, which is not expandable, as well as GDI emulations and a two-line monochrome LCD display. USB, Ethernet and wireless connectivity are all standard. Mobile printing is supported via the Brother iPrint&Scan app, AirPrint, and Google Cloud Print.

More details are in our Features section below.


Standard paper handling starts with a 250-sheet tray and a single-sheet manual bypass. There are no optional paper trays. Both trays handle up to legal-sized (8.5″ x 14″) paper. The output capacity is 100 sheets (face down). There is also a 50-sheet automatic document feeder that supports standard duplexing.

The maximum monthly duty cycle is 15,000 pages, but Brother recommends printing up to 2,000 pages per month.

The color scanning function supports scan to email, to file, to image, to OCR, to FTP,  and to Microsoft SharePoint. Nuance PaperPort with OCR for Windows software is included.

The faxing function includes a 33.6kbps modem, up to 400 pages of fax memory and PC faxing.

The MFC-L2717DW ships with a 1,200-page standard yield toner, but there’s a 3,000-page high-yield toner that companies can purchase when needed.

We’ve calculated the cost per page based on the high-yield toner and price on Brother Mall’s site. The cost per page is approximately 3.5 cents, which is affordable for a small business. Aside from using the high-yield toner, businesses can take advantage of the duplexing features to help save on printing expenses.

The MFC-L2717DW has a one-year limited warranty.

  • Automatic Document Feeder?
  • Duplexing?
  • Ethernet Connectivity?
  • Wireless Connectivity?
  • Mobile Printing/Scanning?
  • Finishers?


The MFC-L2717DW contains features that are intended for small businesses. Companies that are looking for more robust features, such as higher paper capacity, can check out our other reviews.


Brother is an industry leading provider of small and mid-sized business printing and imaging solutions developed to help increase productivity, improve workflow, and enhance organizational efficiency, all while helping to reduce costs. Within its printers and all-in-ones division, Brother sells both laser and ink jet devices.

For offices of any size, Brother’s Business Smart Series include color inkjet MFPs that have print speeds that range from 18 ppm to 20 ppm (in color and ISO speed) and handle paper sizes of up to 11″ x 17″ (ledger size).

In addition to printers, scanners, faxes, and all-in-ones, Brother also sells sewing machines, label printers, and offer solutions for document management and web conferencing.

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