Brother has introduced a new series of A4 multifunction printers aimed at professionals and SMBs . These inkjet machines stand out for their innovative landscape printing design . This change in paper orientation results in more compact equipment and a slight improvement in print speed.The Brother MFC-J4510DW has built-in copy, scan and fax functions.The maximum print speed is 20 pages per minute in black and white and 18 pages per minute in color with a maximum resolution of 6,000 x 1,200 dpi.In addition, it is also worth noting the new intuitive interface integrated into its 9.3-centimeter touch panel. We tell you all the details about the Brother MFC-J4510DW machine in this in-depth review.
Printing and paper types
The Brother MFC-J4510DW print speed is up to 20 pages per minute in black and white and 18 pages per minute in color. It should be noted that it is a device that allows double-sided printing as standard , a very interesting option to save paper. In addition, it has a good print quality of up to 6,000 x 1,200 dots per inch. One of the options that Brother wanted to highlightit is your ink saving mode. This mode automatically detects the elements on the page. Thus, the text will be printed with a higher quality than that of the draft, but other elements such as graphics or images will be printed with a poorer quality so as not to waste as much ink.
Another of the highlights of this equipment is the ability to make prints or copies in A3 format . This is done using a feed slot found at the rear of the printer. The equipment offers the option to transform documents in A4 format to A3 format (and vice versa). In addition to these two formats, the printer allows you to print photos of the size of 10 x 15 centimeters or 9 x 13 centimeters and cards.
The equipment has a paper tray of up to 150 pages . In addition, it also incorporates an automatic feeder of up to 20 sheets and a feed slot on the back to be able to insert the pages in A3 format.
One of the most attractive points of this Brother multifunction machine is its design. The company has introduced the idea of landscape printing to create a more compact computer. This type of printing consists of changing the orientation of the paper when inserting the sheets into the printer. The dimensions of the model Brother MFC-J4510DW is 48 x 29 x 18.6 centimeters and the weight is 9.3 kilos. This makes it a team that will fit without problems in any office or office. In its design, black and white colors are combined (white for the sides and back and black for the upper part, the touch screen and a horizontal strip that runs through the entire printer). These lines are quite elegant and modern. Another point to highlight is its 9.3-centimeter touch screen and a number panel for the fax that only lights up when we need to use this function.
Copy, scan and fax
The Brother MFC-J4510DW's copy function enables speeds of 12 copies per minute in black and white and 9 copies per minute in color. The maximum resolution is 1,200 x 1,200 dots per inch . Furthermore, copies can be minimized up to 25% or maximized up to 400%.
As for the scanner function, it has an optical resolution of 2,400 x 2,400 dots per inch . Scanning speed is 3.37 seconds in both black and white and color (on A4-size documents with 100 x 100 dpi resolution). Among the possible functions we have the function of scanning a document to an image or a PDF file , or sending it directly through an attachment in an email. Finally, we have the option to scan files with OCR recognition to be able to edit the document.
The Brother MFC-J4510DW printer has a USB 2.0 port to work with a USB memory or an external hard disk. It also incorporates an Ethernet port to physically connect it to the network and a cable to connect it to the computer. Of course, thanks to its WiFi connectivity we can connect directly to the local network without the need for cables, a very advantageous point to install the printer in any corner of the office.
In addition, the company has also strengthened its network capabilities with a significant number of applications. These include access to storage services such as Dropbox or SkyDrive , productivity tools such as Evernote and social networks such as Facebook or Flickr . Within these services we can easily print the stored files or photos. It also highlights the different options to scan the documents and send them directly via email attachment or to an FTP server. These options are completed with the ability to use applications such as Google Cloud Connect to print files directly from a smartphone or tablet.
Interface and applications
The interface is another aspect of this multifunction machine that Brother has worked the most for . The company has redesigned this touch menu to make it quite intuitive and the main functions of the printer can be accessed quickly. For example, on the home screen we have three icons to access the fax, copy and scan functions. We can move around the screen in a similar way to that of a mobile system such as Android or iOS . On the next screen we have three accesses to see a gallery of photos that we have inside a USB memory, access to different web applications such as Dropbox , Facebook or SkyDriveand a shortcut to make an A3 size copy.
In the following screens, the shortcuts chosen by the user are configured. We can establish up to 18 different shortcuts with the most common functions. For example, we can establish a shortcut to upload files to Dropbox directly from a USB memory or download photos from Facebook and print them directly. To complete the functionality of this printing equipment, we have the Control Center 4 application . It is a fairly complete and intuitive application that allows you to configure the Brother MFC-J4510DW options in greater detail .
Price and reviews
The price of the Brother MFC-J4510DW is 160 euros . Undoubtedly, it is a very interesting bet due to the union of a novel and attractive design, the intuitive interface that its touch screen has and the speed and quality features it offers. In addition, it has standard double-sided printing and WiFi connection to connect it to the local network without using cables. Of course, it must be borne in mind that it is an inkjet printer that is situated on the border between its professional use and its use for the consumer field. SMEs that need to print a greater number of pages will surely find it more useful to opt for a laser printer with a slightly higher price.
|Dimensions||48 x 29 x 18.6 cm|
|Print||Up to 20 ppm black and white and 18 ppm color|
Double-sided printing as standard
Landscape printing mode
Resolution up to 6,000 x 1,200 dots per inch
|Scanner||3.37 second scan speed in monochrome and color|
2,400 x 2,400 dpi optical resolution
|Copy||Copy speed of 12 cpm in black and white and 9 cpm in color|
1,200 x 1,200 dpi resolution
|Fax||100 speed dial numbers|
Send the same fax to 200 different destinations
|Supported paper formats||A3, A4, A5, A6, B5, 10 x 15 and 9 x 13 cm photo papers, cardstock|
|Paper capacity||150-sheet input tray|
20-sheet automatic feeder
A3 document feed slot