Brother PJ-773, we tested this portable printer without ink

Brother PJ-773, we tested this portable printer without ink

A portable printer, without ink , to print documents from your mobile or computer anywhere. This is the new Brother PJ-773, specially designed for professionals who need to print outside of the office (delivery men, home technicians, etc.).

The Brother PJ-773 printer is portable, weighs only 480 grams and does not need ink to function. It uses black and white thermal printing technology and can be used with both USB and WiFi connection.

In addition, another of its advantages is that it is not necessary to connect it to the current to print. By purchasing the rechargeable battery accessory, you can print up to 600 sheets on a single charge .

Wireless, inkless, portable professional printer

The PJ-773 is a member of Brother's PJ family of printers. This series has been designed for professional purposes, and is specially designed for jobs that require printing documents outside the office .

The Brother PJ-773 printer can be used, for example, to print receipts and invoices on the go , and is ideal for deliverymen and other professionals who work at home or in vehicles.

The main advantages of this device are: thermal printing (no ink required), wireless connection - for example, to print via WiFi with the mobile app - and the possibility of using it with a rechargeable battery, without connection to a power source.

Print Features

The Brother PJ-773 prints in A4 format with 300 x 300 dpi resolution , and a printable area of ​​208.8 millimeters. It prints at a speed of about 8 pages per minute: a fairly low value compared to a professional office printer, but perfect when we need to take few documents in the car or in gold instead.

Printing can be done directly through the Windows or Mac computer (with USB cable or WiFi) or through the smartphone, with the Brother Print Service Plugin application.

Regarding the printing languages, this Brother model uses the ESC / P language and is also compatible with the BIP –Basic Imaging Protocol– system that allows downloading and printing jpg files , a very useful function for creating templates.

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The printer does not have automatic duplexing : it is necessary to remove the sheet after printing one side, and turn it manually before printing the second.

Portable and comfortable design

One of the most striking details of the Brother PJ-773 printer is its size and ease of transport . It prints in A4 size and measures only 255mm wide x 30mm high x 55mm deep. It is also quite reasonable in weight (only 480 grams).

These characteristics and its shape make it easy to transport, although to protect the device it is advisable to store it in a padded bag or cover .

If we want it to be used in the car , we can buy its corresponding adapter separately.

However, this portable design has a downside, and that is that the printer does not have a paper storage tray. We will have to manually insert a sheet of A4 paper each time we want to print.

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Alternatively, you can also buy a roll of A4 paper, 30 meters long , and hook it into an accessory holder. With this solution, we can forget about the paper change for a while.

Brother PJ-773 Wireless Inkless Printer Datasheet

Print typeThermal
Dimensions255mm width x 55mm depth x 30mm height
Weight480 grams
Print qualityUp to 300 x 300 dpi
SpeedUp to 8 pages per minute
ConnectivityUSB / WiFi / WiFi-direct / Brother Print Service Plugin Mobile App
Featured FeaturesYou can store templates to reduce data consumption Design software that allows you to create and download templates
Double sided printingNo (manual)
Paper formatA4 / roll paper
Kind of paperCardstock, Envelopes, Labels, Photo Paper, Plain Paper, Rough Paper
Print languagesESC / P, Basic Imaging Protocol
Elements and accessoriesRechargeable lithium ion battery

AC power adapter

12V car adapter (cigarette lighter)

12V car adapter (battery)

Paper roll holder

Protective cover

Cases and covers for transport

Price700 euros (without accessories)

Wireless use: Brother PJ-773 printer battery

Besides the design, the battery is the other star feature of the Brother PJ-773. With a single full charge we can print up to 600 sheets , more than enough for most users of the product.

For workers who need more sheets, an adapter can be purchased to recharge the printer in the car , or a second battery.

Operation with computer and mobile phone + own software

Printer configuration is simple and fast, both from the computer and from the mobile. You just have to follow a few simple steps from your computer to make it available.

Although other Brother PJ series printers have Bluetooth, in the case of the PJ-773 the wireless connection is via WiFi .

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In either case, the printer is up and running in a few easy steps. But it must be mentioned, that yes, the connection is not always stable and sometimes it is lost in the middle of a print.

With the mobile app we can directly access the  Print section and send an image or document to the team in a few steps.

Price and conclusions

brother pj 773 design

The Brother PJ-773 printer is sold in Spain for about 700 euros (without accessories) . It is quite a high price for a printing equipment, but it adapts perfectly to professional environments that require moving from one place to another.

On the other hand, as it is a thermal printer, it allows you to save in the long term because it is not necessary to buy ink cartridges .