Brother uses a lot of different letters when they name their printers and if you are not familiar with them, you really don't know what features you are getting with your machine. Here, we explain what each letter stands for so you have a clear understanding of what functions come with your printer.
MFC – multi-function copier. Most Brother printers include multifunction features, which means they can copy, print and scan
D – automatic duplex printing (also known as automatic double-sided printing). This feature lets you automatically print on both sides of the page.
DW – duplex and wireless printing
CDW – color duplex wireless printing
N- supports networking, or the ability to allow multiple computers to print to a single printer.
T- includes dual paper trays. This is common with heavy duty office printers that need to support high volume workgroups.
XL – these printers are part of the Brother extended printing line, which includes extra printer cartridges. Any printer that includes 2 sets of printer cartridges Brother labels as “XL”. Many Brother Inkvestment printers and a handful of laser printers have an “XL” option. For every “XL” printer that is available, a cheaper, non XL version is also available that only includes one set of ink. The printers are identical, you are just paying more for extra ink when you upgrade to XL. For example, the Brother MFC-J995DW and Brother-MFCJ995DW XL are exactly the same printer, the only difference is the XL comes with twice the amount of ink.