The Brother MFC-J5320DW is a multifunction ink printer for SMBs and professionals. A highly versatile machine with print, copy and scan capabilities , speeds of up to 20 pages per minute in color, and automatic two-sided printing . It also has a screen LCD touch 6.8 centimeters with a intuitive and user - friendly menus that allow us to manage all functions in a few keystrokes. And all this with a professional printing quality similar to the laser and a notable saving in consumables thanks to its high capacity cartridges (2,400 black prints, 1,200 color prints). The Brother MFC-J5320DWit is already available in stores for a price of 195 euros . We tell you all its details in a thorough analysis.
Printing and paper handling
The Brother printer achieves good speeds of up to 22 pages per minute in black and white and 20 pages per minute in color for A4 documents. One of the advantages of this model is its ability to print double-sided automatically , a feature that is increasingly appreciated in the professional environment due to the savings on paper it entails. Of course, it must be taken into account that in this case the speed drops to a maximum of 6 pages per minute in both black and white and color. The maximum print resolution reaches 6,000 x 1,200 dots per inch.
In the field of performance, this printer is designed for a constant workload, with a maximum limit of up to 26,000 impressions per month. However, Brother recommends sticking to a print cycle of between 250 sheets and 1,250 sheets to ensure proper operation throughout its life. One of the characteristic brands of the printers of this firm is their ability to print documents in A3 format. The MFC-J5320DW is no exception, and it has an extendable main tray that allows us to introduce papers of this size. This tray has a capacity of 250 sheets. In addition, we have a feed slot to insert a sheet of this size manually. Admitted thicknesses range from 64 grams to 220 grams.
For paper output, a tray with a capacity of up to 50 sheets is included. Also noteworthy is a 35-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF) , designed to take advantage of copy, scan and fax functions. In this case, the admitted grammages vary between 64 and 90 grams.
Copy, scan and fax
This equipment is capable of carrying out single-sided copies and scans through its automatic document feeder. Within the copy function we achieve speeds of up to 12 copies per minute in black and white and 9 copies per minute in color . Its maximum quality is 1,200 x 1,200 dots per inch . We can reduce the size of the document by up to 25% or enlarge it up to 400% . In addition, we must also highlight a specific function that we can select in the printer menu to copy a DNI from both sides on a single sheet.
The MFC-J5320DW's optical scanner reaches up to a maximum quality of 1,200 x 1,200 dots per inch and has a maximum speed of 3.37 seconds per scan (both color and black and white). Users can convert the scanned document to a JPEG or TIFF image or a PDF document . In this case, we can use OCR technology to automatically detect the characters and then edit the document in a compatible application. We can also send our document directly via mail or to a USB memory that we have connected to the printer. Finally, another feature that can give a lot of play is the connection with an app likeDropbox or Evernote to directly upload the result to the cloud. The Brother printer also includes a 14.4 Kbps fax.
Design and interface
The Brother MFC-J5320DW brings us one of the peculiarities that have characterized the brand's 3.0 printing equipment. This is the internal layout of your paper tray in landscape (across), rather than a traditional portrait-like placement. This different position brings us the main advantage of a more elongated and shallower design, which is easier to marry with the space of an office or office table. Its dimensions are placed in 490 x 290 x 240 cm , weighing 10.8 kilos . The company opts for an elegant black color with a brushed pattern on the upper part and the brand's logo in white on the front.
To carry out control of all the features of this printer, a 6.8 centimeter color LCD touch screen has been incorporated . And this is one of the great attractions of the team, since it has worked on an interface that is attractive and above all easy to use. This includes the use of large icons to access the most interesting functions and the ability to configure shortcuts to launch the features we use most frequently in just a few clicks.
Mobile printing and connectivity
The Brother MFC-J5320DW offers significant versatility, since it can be connected to the network both via cable ( Ethernet ) and via WiFi . This option is quite comfortable to forget about cable messes and leave it in the most optimal corner for use. The connections are completed with a high-speed USB port to which we can connect an external hard drive or a USB memory to work directly with this support. In addition, the Japanese company incorporates several functions to make the most of our mobile devices. Thus, for example, we can use WiFi Direct connectivityto print files from a device without having to go through the local network. In addition, for Android smartphones and tablets a dedicated app called Brother Print & Scan has been deployed that will allow us to work with files from our mobile equipment when we are connected to the same network. It also supports AirPrint technology for iPhone and iPad and Google Cloud Print.
The printer comes with standard capacity cartridges, which will give us 550 pages in all colors (black, cyan, magenta and yellow). However, if we want to squeeze all the juice out of this printer and achieve greater cost savings, it is advisable to get the brand's high-capacity cartridges. These cartridges hold up to 2,400 black and white prints and 1,200 cyan, magenta, and yellow pages . The price of these cartridges is 34 euros for the black ink cartridge and 20 euros for the rest. In the case that we get the complete pack of four cartridges, the price is 91 euros.
Price and reviews
The Brother MFC-J5320DW has a market price of 195 euros . In short, this is an option that is one step below the Brother MFC-J5720DW in features but that brings an excellent balance between speed, functionalities and a more compact design to fit well in any office, home or office. In addition, its simple and intuitive interface via the touch screen will make life much easier for professionals who are less used to dealing with business-grade printing equipment.
|Type||Inkjet, A4 and A3 printing|
|Speed||Up to 22 ppm black and white and 20 ppm color|
With double-sided function up to 6 ppm in color and black and white
|Color / Mono||Color|
|Resolution||Up to 6,000 x 1,200 dpi|
|First print time||-|
|Maximum monthly cycle||Up to 26,000 pages per month|
|Recommended cycle||Between 250 and 1,500 impressions|
|Dimensions||490 x 290 x 240 cm|
|screen||6.8 centimeter LCD touch panel|
|Others||Manual document slot for A3, extendable tray for A3 prints|
|Copy||Up to 12 cpm in black and white and 9 cpm in color|
Resolution up to 1,200 x 1,200 dpi
Up to 99 copies of the original
|Scanner||1,200 x 1,200 dpi optical resolution|
3.37 second speed monochrome and color (A4, 100 x 100 dpi)
JPEG, PDF, TIFF formats
Allows scanning to image, OCR, e-mail, file, USB, FTP, network, e-mail server (previous download) and Cloud Services (Web Connect)
1 sheet feed slot
|Automatic document feeder||Yes, 35 sheets|
|Supported thicknesses||64-220 g / m2 in input tray|
64-90 g / m2 in automatic document feeder
|USB ports||1 x USB 2.0|
|Mobile printing||Google Cloud Print, Apple AirPrint, Wi-Fi Direct, Brother iPrint & Scan|
Consumption and consumables
|Consumables||Brother high capacity cartridges for 1,200 color prints and 2,400 black prints|