The Brother DCP-J562DW is a multifunction printer for the home, with printing, copying and scanning functions. This equipment reaches speeds of up to 12 pages per minute in black and white and 6 ppm in color, has automatic double-sided printing and has a WiFi connection . Nor could they miss different technologies to print directly from an Android mobile or tablet, an iPhone or an iPad. And all this with its touch screen 6.8 centimeters to more easily navigate through menus. The Brother DCP-J562DW is available in the market for a price of 100 euros. We have had the opportunity to test this equipment in depth, we tell you our impressions.
A team designed for the home
One of the keys that mark this equipment is that it has been designed taking into account the most demanded characteristics in a home environment . Thus, while similar models such as the Brother MFC-J4800DW have a fax, in this case it has been decided to suppress it. Neither does a function such as the automatic document feeder ADF that we find in this equipment appear. Although it is a very useful feature if we regularly handle large documents for copying and scanning, it is not such an important function within the home.
What does incorporate the Brother DCP-J562DW is a touch screen of 6.8 centimeters . The menu used is the one that Brother has deployed in recent years and stands out for its simplicity and the ease with which different functions are accessed (we can set up to 12 different shortcuts ). Or automatic two-sided printing to save on paper costs. Another interesting point is a dual paper tray that runs on top as support for photographs , and a manual feed slot for heavier documents. And all this with a good collection of technologies for mobile and connected printingWiFi . All of these features make an excellent facility for home printing.
The Brother DC-J562DW is a machine oriented to common printing tasks. Specifically, its maximum print cycle is 2,500 pages per month. As usual, Brother recommends staying on a more humble cycle to ensure proper operation of the equipment throughout its life cycle. Between 50 and 1,000 impressions. This puts us in a pretty good range if we don't have to print long documents often. In terms of speed, this equipment reaches figures of up to 12 pages per minute in black and white and 6 pages per minute in color. To save on paper costs we have the option of printing on both sidesautomatically, although it must be borne in mind that this function significantly reduces the speed of the printer.
The maximum resolution of the device rises to 6,000 x 1,200 pixels . The color quality is good when we use photographic paper, while on a normal paper support the final result suffers somewhat. Of course, we must take into account the very fast waste of ink that this function supposes (despite including an ink saving mode). However, it is not a typical photo printer, so it is not recommended to abuse this function too much. By the way, we would like to highlight the BK function here . It is a special mode that allows us to continue printing in another color when one of the ink cartridges has run out. In this way, we can continue working temporarily until we get another cartridge.
Paper tray, interface and layout
The printer has a dual paper tray. That is, within the same tray an addition has been incorporated in the upper part to be able to place photographic paper . The first tray has a maximum capacity of 100 sheets , while the photo paper tray is designed for a maximum of 20 sheets . This is a neat arrangement to accommodate these two types of paper, but we had some trouble setting up the machine to print directly from the top tray. In addition to this tray, we also have a manual slot on the back of the printer. The great advantage of this slot is that it supports media up to 300 grams, which gives us greater versatility when working with thicker formats.
Another aspect to be analyzed here is the Brother printer interface . This is one of the most important advances that the Japanese company has made in recent years. Thanks to its 6.8 cm touch panel, it is very easy to access all the features of the model. The main screen uses large icons for its main functions. Additionally, WiFi setup has its own button so connecting the printer to the network is a quick process. But above all, the great attraction of this interface is its shortcuts . With the Brother DC-J562DW we can configure up to 12 different ones.For example, we can establish a button to make a two-sided copy of the DNI with a specific size. Or scan directly to a certain web service. Without a doubt, a way to speed up the usual processes that we carry out at home.
Within the design, the compact size of this printer stands out. The Brother DC-J562DW uses black throughout its design and has a classic look that fits well in any room. In addition, the touch screen area can be pulled out to make the panel slanted and easier to use. Its overall dimensions are placed in 40 x 34.1 x 15.1 centimeters while its weight rises to 7.2 kilos .
Mobile printing and connections
The Brother DCP-J562DW printer connects to the network via WiFi . Thanks to this, it is easy to install it in any corner. But also, it incorporates several technologies for remote printing and via mobile. For example, it supports Google Cloud Print to print remotely. It also highlights its AirPrint technology to print directly from an iPhone or an iPad . Through the WiFi Direct function , a device can be directly connected without having to go through the local network. But surely where we will get the most juice from mobile devices is through the appBrother iPrint & Scan (available for Android) . This app is not only used to print, but also to perform scans directly to the mobile phone or even to know the levels of our ink cartridges. All this with a very clean and intuitive interface.
This device also supports various web services such as OneNote, OneDrive, Dropbox, or Evernote. Thanks to this, actions such as scanning documents directly to services or printing photos from a social network such as Facebook can be carried out .
Copy and scan
Along with printing we also have copying and scanning . These two functions are carried out through the glass (in this case there is no automatic document feeder). The copy function has a maximum resolution of 1,200 x 2,400 dpi in color. Their speeds are located at 5.6 copies per minute in black and white and 2.7 copies per minute in color. As for the scanner, it has an optical resolution of 1,200 x 2,400 dpi and allows working with JPEG and PDF formats . Documents can be scanned to a computer, mobile (with the dedicated app), web services or a memory card.
Price and reviews
The Brother DCP-J562DW can be found on the market for a price of 100 euros. In short, it is a printer that stands out for having a good balance of features that will give us a lot of play at home. Its automatic double-sided printing , the touch interface with large icons or the different remote and mobile printing options make it a model to take into account.
|Type||Inkjet, A4 printing, home printer|
|Speed||Up to 12 ppm black and white and 6 ppm color|
|Color / Mono||Color|
|Resolution||Up to 6,000 x 1,200 dpi|
|First print time||-|
|Maximum monthly cycle||Up to 2,500 pages per month|
|Recommended cycle||Between 50 and 1,000 impressions|
|Dimensions||40 x 34.1 x 15.1 cm|
|screen||6.8 cm touch panel|
|Copy||Up to 5.6 cpm in black and white and 2.7 cpm in color|
Resolution up to 1,200 x 2,400 dpi
Up to 99 copies of the original
|Scanner||1,200 x 2,400 dpi optical resolution|
Speed of 3.37 seconds in monochrome and 4.27 seconds in color (A4, 100 x 100 dpi)
JPEG, PDF formats
Scan to image, email, file, memory cards, and web services
20-sheet photo tray
|Automatic document feeder||Not|
|Supported thicknesses||64-220 g / m2 in input tray (64-105 g / m2 with duplex function)|
Photo paper tray: 64-220 g / m2
Manual slot: 64-300 g / m2
|USB ports||1 x USB 2.0|
|Mobile printing||Google Cloud Print, Apple AirPrint, Brother iPrint & Scan, WiFi Direct|
Consumption and consumables
|Consumables||Brother High Capacity 550-page Cartridges|
260-sheet regular cartridges
BK mode (continues to print in monochrome when one of the cartridges runs out)