Best Brother Printers

Review & Comparison, Last Update June 24, 2020
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
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Type
Color Support
Printing Resolution
Printing Speed
Tray Capacity
Features
Connectivity
Warranty
 
PROS

Despite its small size, the printer can hold up to 150 sheets in its main paper tray and an additional sheet in the specialty media tray on the back. The images get accurate, well-saturated with colors and are full of fine details.

CONS

The touchscreen display is not very responsive. 

OUR VERDICT

This is a solid printer for homes and small workspaces. The model deftly combines convenience, efficiency, and productivity - the things that most small offices will definitely like. Furthermore, the pages always look great. 

detailed parameters
Type

InkJet, All-In-One (Print, Scan, Copy, Fax)

Color Support

4 (Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow)

Printing Resolution

Up to 1200 x 6000 dpi

Printing Speed

Black: up to 12 ppm

Color: up to 10 ppm

Tray Capacity

150 sheets (ADF - 20 sheets)

Features

2.7" color touchscreen LCD, 2-sided printing, Slot for SD cards, Compatible with Brother iPrint&Scan app

Connectivity

USB, WiFi, WiFi Direct, NFC, Ethernet

Warranty

2 years

PROS

The Page Gauge component tells you the ink amount you've used and the amount left, all with perfect precision. The 20-sheet ADF will streamline small- and mid-volume printing. The WiFi module's range is pretty extensive, usually keeping the connection flawless even 150+ feet away from the router. 

CONS

There's no Ethernet port. 

OUR VERDICT

The Brother MFC-J805DW will prove an excellent choice for small businesses, with its low-cost printing and the INKvestment tank Ink system that enables the cartridges to hold more ink. Also, measuring 17.1 x 13.4 x 7.7 inches, this is one compact unit.

detailed parameters
Type

InkJet, All-In-One (Print, Scan, Copy, Fax)

Color Support

4 (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

150 sheets (ADF - 20 sheets)

Features

1.8" color LCD, 2-sided printing, Compatible with Brother iPrint&Scan app

Connectivity

USB, WiFi, WiFi Direct

Warranty

2 years

PROS

The Deep Sleep mode will let you reduce energy bills, making sure that the device is not wasting any energy when it is being idle. The text that this unit produces looks clean, removing misshaped characters and weird spacing. The graphics will be looking just as good. 

CONS

The toner cartridges are expensive. 

OUR VERDICT

Aside from printing brilliant-looking documents, the Brother HL-L3270CDW churns out stunning photographs, with bright and vivid colors and without making the photos look inaccurate and washed-out. Plus, this unit can print 25 color pages per minute, something that even the most expensive models can seldom do.

detailed parameters
Type

Laser, Printer

Color Support

4 (Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow)

Printing Resolution

Up to 600 x 2400 dpi

Printing Speed

Black: up to 25 ppm

Color: up to 25 ppm

Tray Capacity

250 sheets

Features

2.7" color touchscreen LCD, 2-sided printing, Compatible with Brother iPrint&Scan app

Connectivity

USB, WiFi, WiFi Direct, NFC, Ethernet

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 (Print, Scan, Copy, Fax)

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, 2-sided printing, Compatible with Brother iPrint&Scan app

Connectivity

USB, WiFi, WiFi Direct, Ethernet

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The characters remain legible down to 4 points. The photographs come out looking well-detailed, with vibrant colors and without any streaking. Aside from standard interfaces, the unit comes equipped with an NFC module, enabling quick printing from most smartphones and tablets. 

CONS

The WiFi module's range is limited. 

OUR VERDICT

The Brother MFC-J6930DW might be a little bulky but, with its 500-sheet capacity, excellent printing speeds, and pristine-looking text, we would recommend freeing up some space because this unit is an impressive one, easily covering medium-sized office needs.

detailed parameters
Type

Inkjet, All-In-One (Print, Scan, Copy, Fax)

Color Support

4 (Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow)

Printing Resolution

Up to 1200 x 4800 dpi

Printing Speed

Black: up to 22 ppm

Color: up to 20 ppm

Tray Capacity

500 sheets (ADF - 50 sheets)

Features

3.7" color touchscreen LCD, 2-sided printing, Compatible with Brother iPrint&Scan app

Connectivity

USB, WiFi, WiFi Direct, NFC, Ethernet

Warranty

2 years

Brother MFC-J995DW

Office Oriented

The Brother MFC-J995DW is another decent all-arounder that brings quite a lot of officeworthy features to the table. It deftly combines convenience, efficiency, and productivity - the things that most small offices will definitely like.

With the modern tendency to cut down ink costs, Brother has done its best to create high-capacity liquid-filled cartridges that would last from one to two years. And what we get now is the MFC-J995DW supplied with INKvestment Tank Ink System - one of the greatest advantages of this printer. According to Brother, you will go for a year at least without a need to replace the inks. The supplied cartridges are now larger and more efficient.

Besides that, this all-arounder offers a number of other innovations that are focused on simplifying printing tasks. For example, the small display shows you how much ink is remained as well as how many pages you'll be able to print before a refill, which is a rare feature found in other models at this price point.

Other tweaks include Wi-Fi compatibility letting you print from your mobile devices and duplex printing allowing for minimum supervision. Overall, the printer can handle up to 5000 pages per month, albeit the manufacturer doesn't recommend going over 1500 pages.

Take note that this printer isn't very fast - it can churn out 12 ppm in black and 10 ppm in color. Regardless, it's still a respectable speed for any inkjet printer and any small office duty.

Review of Brother MFC-J995DW All-in-One Wireless Inkjet Printer

Easy Operation

Space economy sometimes becomes a dealbreaker when it comes to busy office environments. With that in mind, the folks at Brother has made this MFP quite small yet efficient. At just 17.1” x 13.4” x 7.7”, it does it all - print, scan, copy and fax. And all these functions work perfectly.

To make the navigation easier, the unit is fitted with a 2.7" color touch screen that works well for all menu selections. Yet, the screen seems a little too small for some users.

On the left of the control panel, there is an SD card slot and a USB port for printing/scanning directly from memory card or USB drive. Wireless printing is also available. Moreover, thanks to the built-in NFC module, this all-rounder can print from your mobile devices if you just place them near the device.

Despite having the small size, the printer can hold up to 150 sheets in its main paper tray and an additional sheet in the specialty media tray on the back. The latter can hold only one sheet for printing photos on photo paper. The images get accurate, well-saturated with colors and are full of fine details.

All in all, this is a solid printer for homes and small offices. It offers plenty of productivity and connectivity options for all-around multifunction needs. And it saves some money on ink as well.

Brother MFC-J995DW All-in-One Wireless Inkjet Printer in the use

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer


 

Brother MFC-J805DW XL

Large Page Yield and Low-Cost Printing

The Brother MFC-J805DW is an odd fellow, even though coming from the same company. While its peers within the same price bracket are usually coming with touchscreen displays nowadays, this one features more buttons than we can count (well, almost that many). Apart from this little mishap, the unit also comes without an Ethernet port, meaning wave bye-bye to direct Internet connection. These downsides are not negligent, nevertheless, this is still one solid printer.

First, we have the INKvestment Tank Ink system, holding more ink than most cartridges and, featuring an internal ink storage tank, delivering more pages, all while ensuring convenient uninterrupted printing that's not compromising the company printers' signature desktop size.

Besides large page yield and low-cost printing, what defines this product first and foremost is the Page Gauge feature telling you how much ink you have used and how much is left with flawless precision. That said, the 20-sheet ADF is an attractive quality too, streamlining medium-volume printing.

The last part is what this model's all about - providing small businesses with an affordable and efficient printing, copying, scanning, and faxing unit, including the cartridge package that will last you ~2 years.

Review of Brother MFC-J805DW XL All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer

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Brother HL-L3270CDW

Professional-Looking Documents

Unlike its contemporaries on this list, the Brother HL-L3270CDW can only print. Scanning, copying, and faxing is something that does not interest this device. Because the model can only print, its printing speed easily exceeds AIO models within this price range, churning out black 25 pages per minute, an impressive feat, but even more impressive is that the unit churns out as many color pages per minute.

That being said, you can argue that matching quantity with quality is the more impressive feat here. To be more precise, these pages will also be coming out looking clean, without misshaped characters without odd spacing, and making even the smallest fonts visible without requiring magnification. The graphs and charts will look great too, with solid fills and without noticeable banding and streaking.

We will not be covering the 2.7-inch touchscreen display and its automatic two-sided printing since printers around this price always bring those. What they do not always bring is the model's 250-sheet tray that accepts most paper types (and sizes), including envelopes, card stocks, and more.

Bottom line, even though this device cannot do anything but print, its fast printing and professional-looking documents make this printer an awesome option for small offices and home use.

Review of Brother HL-L3270CDW Laser Color Printer with NFC

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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 Laser Monochrome All-in-One Printer

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Brother MFC-J6930DW

Dependable Workhorse

The Brother MFC-J6930DW is not boasting the most space-saving design, this much is certain. Then again, considering its specs, output, and price, the size is understandable. Plus, good luck fitting two 250-sheet paper trays and a 50-sheet ADF into something more compact. No, this is one sturdy workhorse and, even though the size might convince you otherwise, this is not the turtle winning the race case, not one bit.

Printing 22 black pages per minute and 20 color pages per minute, this AIO unit is blazing-fast. Generally speaking, such printing speeds would entail quality sacrifices but, again, not necessarily the case here. Quite the opposite, the pages always come out looking pristine, with well-shaped characters legible even when you choose the smallest font size. What's interesting is that the device also prints terrific-looking photographs, well-detailed and vibrant. What's also interesting except, this time, in an opposite way, is that the graphs look middling, nothing terrible but you'll have thin yet noticeable lines running across them from time to time.

Without going into minute details and outlining the features and components that come without saying when talking about mid-range Brother AIO models, what we have here is one impressive machine, with its increased size being the only real drawback.

Review of Brother MFC-J6930DW All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer

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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