Best Brother Printers

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 3, 2018
Whether you're looking to improve your office's productivity or simply need a peripheral that will allow you to print documents or images, there are very few options out there that could rival Brother printers when it comes to efficiency and availability. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2018
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Type
Color Support
Printing Resolution
Printing Speed
Tray Capacity
Features
Connectivity
Warranty
 
PROS

The Amazon Dash Replenishment service measures the toner level and automatically orders toner from Amazon when you start to run low on it. The Brother printer's large and particularly intuitive 3.7" color touchscreen display is easy to use and its sleek design saves a lot of space by removing all of the unnecessary buttons.

CONS

Takes some time to connect the printer to the Internet. 

OUR VERDICT

The Brother MFC9130CW is arguably the best Brother all-in-one printer on the market since it does not sacrifice any of the important characteristics but it does offer even more convenience than any other model from the company in question.

detailed parameters
Type

Laser, All In One

Color Support

Black, cyan, magenta, yellow

Printing Resolution

Up to 600 x 2400 dpi

Printing Speed

Black: up to 19 ppm

Color: up to 19 ppm

Tray Capacity

250 sheets

Features

3.7" color touchscreen display, 35-page capacity auto document feeder, Wireless printing from mobile devices

Connectivity

Wireless 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Hi-speed USB 2.0

Warranty

1 year

PROS

One of the better printers as far as the question of energy consumption is concerned. The Brother printer's Deep Sleep Mode that uses about a single watt of power when the printer is not in use is part of that reason. Another part is the Auto Off Mode that turns off the model when you do not use it for a set period of time.

CONS

The toner's that come with the printer lack in capacity. 

OUR VERDICT

We would recommend the Brother HL-3170CDW to the type of customers who do not need a multifunctional device with fax machine's and scanner's capabilities and would like to acquire a reliable printer that will allow them to cut costs and provide high-quality prints.

detailed parameters
Type

Laser, Printer

Color Support

Black, cyan, magenta, yellow

Printing Resolution

Up to 600 x 2400 dpi

Printing Speed

Black: up to 23 ppm

Color: up to 23 ppm

Tray Capacity

250 sheets

Features

LCD screen, Automatic two-sided printing, Wireless printing from mobile devices

Connectivity

Wireless 802.11 b/g/n, Ethernet, Wi-Fi Direct, Hi-speed USB 2.0

Warranty

1 year

PROS

A 250-sheet tray will shorten the fill-up time. The model's 50-sheet automatic document feeder will allow you to save both time and money in the process. The manual feed slot provides flexible paper-handling for different sizes and materials, allowing you to print things like card stocks or envelopes. 

CONS

Some users find the interface to be somewhat inconvenient. 

OUR VERDICT

If you work in a busy office that deals with a lot of paperwork and you need an all-in-one MFP that will allow you to save as much time as possible printing, scanning, and sending documents, there is really no reason not to go with the Brother MFC-L2710DW.

detailed parameters
Type

Laser, All In One

Color Support

Black

Printing Resolution

Up to 600 x 2400 dpi

Printing Speed

Black: up to 32 ppm

Tray Capacity

250 sheets

Features

LCD screen, Automatic two-sided printing, 50-page capacity auto document feeder, Wireless printing from mobile devices

Connectivity

Wireless 802.11 b/g/n, Ethernet, Wi-Fi Direct, Hi-speed USB 2.0

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The unit's outstanding 32 pages per minute printing speed will prove to be a blessing in no disguise for a busy office. The automatic 2-sided printing feature will allow you not to waste paper for nothing. The TN760 high-yield replacement toner is capable of delivering up to two times more prints without sacrificing print quality in return.

CONS

The model does not incorporate an LCD screen. 

OUR VERDICT

The particular Brother laser printer will prove to be a perfect fit for a small office that does not require the services of a scanner or a fax machine. What it lacks in versatility, the model more than makes up in cost-efficiency and performance.

detailed parameters
Type

Laser, Printer

Color Support

Black

Printing Resolution

Up to 600 x 2400 dpi

Printing Speed

Black: up to 32 ppm

Tray Capacity

250 sheets

Features

Automatic two-sided printing, Wireless printing from mobile devices

Connectivity

Wireless 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Hi-speed USB 2.0

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The model's inkjet design offers a much better color reproduction, delivering outstanding image quality that is perfect for printing photos. It comes equipped with a separate ink compartment that features separate bays for each cartridge. You will be able to print directly from your mobile device using AirPrint.

CONS

Tends to generate a decent amount of noise. 

OUR VERDICT

The Brother MFC-J480DW is a great choice for people who need a scanner and a printer for home use but do not feel like dropping over 200 bucks on it. On top of that, it will prove to be a perfect device for those whose work revolves around photos and images.

detailed parameters
Type

Inkjet, All In One

Color Support

Black, cyan, magenta, yellow

Printing Resolution

Up to 1200 x 6000 dpi

Printing Speed

Black: up to 12 ppm

Color: up to 6 ppm

Tray Capacity

100 sheets

Features

1.8" color display, Automatic two-sided printing, 20-page capacity auto document feeder, Wireless printing from mobile devices

Connectivity

Wireless 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Hi-speed USB 2.0

Warranty

1 year

Brother MFC9130CW

Never Run Out of Toner

The Brother MFC9130CW is the sort of multi-function printer that would prove to be a perfect fit for people who don't mind spending a few additional bucks for the best that the company has to offer. Though it does not differ that much from the rest of their printers, those couple of features are more than enough to make a substantial difference.

First of all, there's the model's support for Amazon Dash Replenishment service. To put it in a nutshell, the service measures the toner level and automatically orders toner from Amazon when you start to run low on it. It might not sound like much but the solution basically ensures that you never run out of toner, so you're never going to be faced with a scenario when you absolutely have to print something out immediately but are unable to do so.

On top of that, there's also the Brother printer's large and particularly intuitive 3.7" color touchscreen display. Despite a number of settings, the interface is easy to use and its sleek design saves a lot of space by removing all of the unnecessary buttons.

A multi-function device implies a scanner as well, so we would definitely be remiss not to mention the model's optical scan resolution of up to 1200 x 2400 that will allow you to scan documents with an astounding level of clarity. Furthermore, as a printer, it will allow you access to the so-called CMYK color mode that relies on ink of four colors: cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. Though it is a rather complicated technology, to put it in layman's terms, it simplifies the printing process, minimizes costs, and increases overall productivity without sacrificing color reproduction in return.

Aside from all of that, the model's specifications and characteristics, including printing resolution, printing speed, connectivity options, and other elements do not differ that much compared to other premium Brother models. So, taking all of the above into account, we would say that Brother MFC9130CW is arguably the best Brother all-in-one printer on the market since it does not sacrifice any of the important characteristics but it does offer even more convenience than any other model from the aforementioned company.

Review of Brother MFC9130CW Wireless All-In-One Printer

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Brother All-In-One Color Printer | MFC-9130CW

What customers say about this product

Key Specs

I don't need a fast printer, but i will say it is ridiculously faster and quieter than inkjets I have owned.

Cartridges

Based on a duty cycle of 1400 pages for the original equipment cartridges and 2500 for larger capacity replacements it appears we had printed @ 3900 total pages of mostly black with @ 1400 color (which would also use some black ink) Correct me precisely please if this estimate is wrong.

Features

The reason I'm giving it four stars rather than five is the amount of time it takes to connect wirelessly. It takes a solid minute to connect and start printing although once it has started printing it will do the whole print job pretty quickly.

Printing / Scanning

I was especially surprised at how clear and accurate the detail of color photographs printed on this machine are, since several people on Amazon have said that the photograph printing was not good. But they are absolutely wrong.
 

Brother HL-3170CDW

Save Costs

The Brother HL-3170CDW is simply a printer as in it does not include fax machine's and scanner's capabilities. That said, despite the particular shortcoming in the functionality department, this is still one of the more impressive products that the company has to offer.

In terms of cost-saving features, there's the model's Duplex printing technology that automatically prints on both sides of the paper. Though just about anybody would find it useful, the feature is especially suitable for smaller businesses that work with a lot of documents, including colored ones. Of course, the particular solution isn't just useful when it comes to cutting costs but also in terms of saving time. Speaking of which, the model's printing speed is capable of producing up to 23 black and colored papers per minute, so you won't be wasting a lot of time printing the necessary documents regardless of the number of those documents that you need.

It is also not a half-bad device as far as the question of energy consumption is concerned. The Brother printer's Deep Sleep Mode that uses about a single watt of power when the printer is not in use is part of that reason. Another part is the Auto Off Mode that turns off the model when you do not use it for a set period of time.

Now, before wrapping this review up, we would also like to bring up the unit's paper tray. Though its 250 sheets capacity is nothing to write home about since most Brother products feature this sort of capacity, the tray also includes a single-sheet manual feed slot that you can use for printing envelopes and other types of thicker media.

In conclusion, we would recommend the Brother HL-3170CDW to the type of customers who do not need a multifunctional device with fax machine's and scanner's capabilities and would like to acquire a reliable printer that is capable of printing high-quality image documents and will allow them to cut costs.

Review of Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printer with Wireless Networking and Duplex

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Brother MFC-L2710DW

Modern Office's Assistant

Every modern office has certain requirements that any device, machine, or appliance has to fulfill in order to be considered a useful addition to the list of office equipment. And even though Brother Industry manufacturers plenty of those, it is the Brother MFC-L2710DW that stands head and shoulders above the rest of them when it comes to office applications.

You put this device in an office and it goes without saying that you won't be the only one using it throughout the day. Fortunately enough, this piece of office equipment has been designed with these kinds of circumstances in mind. A 250-sheet tray that comes with the majority of high-end Brother printers will shorten the fill-up time. On that note, the particular model's 50-sheet automatic document feeder will save both time and some money in the process. And, of course, there's also the manual feed slot that provides flexible paper-handling for different sizes and materials, allowing you to print things like card stocks or envelopes. But, most importantly, it is the printer's exceptional printing speed of 32 pages per minute that makes it a must-have for any busy office that deals with a lot of paperwork.

Now, we have already mentioned that this is an all-in-one printer, meaning that it can also scan and fax documents. Unfortunately, it is also a black and white printer, so you won't be able to print or scan in color, though it's not like most offices use that option anyway.

Other than all of that, not dissimilar to other printers from the company, the model in question will allow you to send prints wirelessly via a PC or a smartphone. The printer is also fairly easy to operate, though some customers say that the buttons are placed in a somewhat inconvenient matter.

At the end of a day, this is not a difficult choice. If you work in a busy office that deals with a lot of paperwork and you need an all-in-one MFP that will allow you to save as much time as possible printing, scanning, and sending documents, there is really no reason not to go with the Brother MFC-L2710DW.

Review of Brother MFC-L2710DW Compact Monochrome Laser All-in-One Multifunction Printer

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Brother HL-L2350DW

A Compact Unit

What we have here is another model that will prove to be a great addition to a busy office. However, this time, we're dealing with a printer, meaning that you won't be able to fax paperwork or scan image documents. And though some may certainly find it to be a bit of a disadvantage, the device offers quite a lot to make up for it.

First things first, there's the model's 14.2 x 14 x 7.2 inches of overall dimensions. As you would imagine, this is exactly the sort of compact size that will make it a perfect addition for a small office with tight spaces that doesn't have enough of that space to spare for a bulky unit. Plus, it weighs about 15 pounds, so you could also carry it from one place to the other with relative ease.

Now, we have been focusing on offices, but that obviously doesn't mean that you can't put this device in your home. It's just that, among other things, the model's outstanding 32 pages per minute printing speed will prove to be a blessing in no disguise for a busy office. By the way, those other things include automatic 2-sided printing that will allow you not to waste paper and a 250-sheet tray capacity that ensures you won't have to waste your time filling that tray with paper every single day.

That said, any laser printer is only as good when it comes to consumption efficiency as the toner allows it to be. On that note, we would like to mention the TN760 high-yield replacement toner that more than meets that requirement as it is capable of delivering up to two times more prints without sacrificing print quality in return. The toner is good for up to 3,000 pages, so you will be able to save both time and money in return.

To rephrase our earlier point, the particular Brother laser printer will prove to be a perfect fit for a small office that does not require the services of a scanner or a fax machine. What it lacks in versatility, the model more than makes up in cost-efficiency and performance.

Review of Brother HL-L2350DW Compact Monochrome Laser Printer with Duplex Two-Sided Printing

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Brother MFC-J480DW Wireless

Print Photos and Images

The Brother MFC-J480DW is an inkjet printer and that carries with it certain advantages as well as disadvantages. In terms of the former, inkjet models generally offer a much better color reproduction, producing outstanding image quality that is perfect for printing photos. They also tend to be much cheaper. For instance, the model in question is a wireless color all-in-one printer that costs a smidge above 50 bucks. In comparison, your typical multifunction laser printer that is capable of printing in color goes for over $150. Of course, an inkjet printer also entails frequent cartridge replacements. However, that's not a particularly difficult procedure with the Brother MFC-J480DW. The model comes equipped with a separate ink compartment that features separate bays for each cartridge.

Now, the tray capacity of this Brother printer is limited to 100 sheets. On top of that, the printing speed stands at 12 pages per minute for black and white documents and 6 pages per minute for colored ones. These kinds of numbers would be underwhelming for an office printer but they're more than enough for home use. Plus, as we have mentioned earlier, this is a wireless printer, so you will be able to print directly from your mobile device using AirPrint. The 1.8" color display is easy to navigate through and the automatic two-sided printing feature will allow you to cut some costs on paper.

In conclusion, the Brother MFC-J480DW is a great choice for people who need a scanner and a printer for home use but do not feel like dropping over 200 bucks on it. On top of that, it will prove to be a perfect device for those whose work revolves around photos and images.

Review of Brother MFC-J480DW Wireless Inkjet Color All-in-One Printer

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MFC-J480DW
 

What Is a Brother Printer?

There's a good chance you already have a pretty good idea of what a printer is. So, what makes Brother printers different from the rest of them? Well, the company is one of the biggest producers and manufacturers of office equipment, so there's a certain level of quality that you can expect out of their products. Even some of their more affordable printers offer fairly impressive printing speed, the tray capacity is usually capable of holding up to 250 sheets of paper, and the printing resolution is always superb. Other than that, just like the rest of printers, they fall under the laser and inkjet categories, so you will be dealing with all of the advantages and disadvantages of these types of printers. The majority of company's printers also support wireless printing, so you will be able to send prints wirelessly via your smartphone, tablet, or a laptop. Finally, a lot of their models include quite a few cost-saving solutions such an automatic two-sided printing and high-yield replacement toners.

Since all of the models present in this review support wireless printing, you may want to look for a new tablet or update your smartphone in order to optimize your productivity with this peripheral.

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Publish Date: 2018-06-22 14:48:20