The Brother MFC-J4620DW is an inkjet printer for SMEs . Brother's proposal in this field is clear. Very versatile equipment for the day to day of an office that makes life easier for professionals. On the one hand, we have good print speeds of up to 22 pages per minute, and the ability to print both A4 and A3 (through a rear slot). On the other hand, two fields that have more and more weight have been greatly strengthened. We talk about the touch interface of this printer to avoid having to always go through the computer, and about the connection and work options through a mobile or smartphone. With these features, the Brother MFC-J4620DWIt is presented as an alternative for small businesses and freelancers, with a price of 195 euros. We have had the opportunity to test this equipment, we tell you our impressions.
Good speed printing
Through this Brother machine, professionals can reach speeds of up to 22 pages per minute in black and white and 20 pages per minute in color, with a maximum quality of 6,000 x 1,200 dpi . Beyond these figures, which are in a fairly good range, we would like to highlight from this printer how quickly the first print appears. This feature is interesting in those businesses that tend to work with short documents. This model also includes double-sided printingautomatically, a nice feature to save paper. Of course, in the case of wanting to use this option we will have to face a significant drop in performance up to 6 pages per minute. Speaking of performance, the Brother MFC-J4620DW machine is designed for a maximum job of 13,000 pages per month , although the Japanese company recommends staying in a range of between 250 and 1,000 prints to ensure its correct operation throughout its entire printing time. lifetime. By the way, when printing large documents we must check the "reverse order" box in the printer configuration, which is not checked by default.
As we said at the beginning, one of the points that Brother has promoted the most are the options to work with this printer through a mobile phone or tablet. To carry out these tasks, we must install the Brother iPrint & Scan application available for the Android platform . This app has a very attractive interface at a visual level that allows you to easily reach the different options. The most standard way to print via mobile is to connect to the same WiFi network as the printer, but we also have the ability to connect via NFC or Bluetooth. In the first case, we have to activate the NFC functionality of the mobile and once we have chosen the document or photo that we are going to print, we tap the mobile on the printer reader. The advantage of this connection is that it is not necessary for us to be connected to the WiFi network, something that saves time for mobile professionals. The last option is to print remotely, but in this case the Google Cloud Print service is used .
Brother iPrint & Scan allows us to work with various types of files. On the one hand, we can use the photos and documents that we have stored on the phone. We can also take advantage of the files that we have saved in different web services such as Dropbox, Evernote or OneDrive. The last two options are to print a web page or email. In the latter case, keep in mind that it only works through Gmail .
Design and interface
In the field of design, the Brother printer maintains the basic lines of the brand's inkjet equipment of recent years. The printer uses a technology that prints documents in landscape format (rather than outputting them in their usual orientation with the longest edges at the sides). This allows us to create a more contact design and cover more surface with the print head. The dimensions of the Brother MFC-J4620DW are placed in 48 x 29 x 18.8 cm and its weight reaches 9.5 kilos . The colors used are a combination of black and white. One of the aspects that we liked the least is the placement of the Ethernet slotto connect the printer via cable. This placement inside the printer is quite cumbersome. For paper handling, we have a 150-sheet paper tray and a 20-sheet automatic document feeder . Also, if we need to print a document in A3, we can take advantage of a special slot at the back of the printer.
Another of the pillars of this printer is its interface. His touch panel 9.3 centimeters allows simple access to all printer functions. This interface has several large icons to access the main features such as copying and scanning. But in addition, we can also establish a series of shortcuts to specific functions of the printer (for example, copy in book format or scan directly to a connected computer). You can see that Brother has worked a lot on this interface and has created an accessible and intuitive platform.
Copy, scan and fax
In addition to the printing function, this model also incorporates copy, scan and fax capabilities . One of the aspects that should be noted is the decrease in the speed of the copier with respect to printing, up to 12 copies per minute in black and white and up to 9 copies per minute in color. Still, we have a good maximum quality of up to 1,200 x 1,200 dpi. The scanner function allows working both in the creation of an image or document on the computer and through services such as Dropbox , so that we can directly upload the scans to the network. Also noteworthy is the ability to work with a USB memoryor a portable hard drive. Or the option to use the fax, although many companies rarely make use of this feature.
Price and reviews
The price of the Brother MFC-J4620DW amounts to 195 euros . The team of the Japanese company offers an interesting tool for SMEs and freelancers who do not want to print many documents throughout the month, but who do present great versatility. This MFP with copy, scan and fax also includes numerous mobile connection options such as NFC , now that working via mobile or tablet is so in vogue. All this reinforced by a good touch interface that makes life easier for professionals.
|Speed||Up to 22 ppm black and white and 20 ppm color|
|Color / Mono||Color|
|Resolution||Up to 6,000 x 1,200 dpi|
|Maximum monthly cycle||13,000 impressions per month|
|Recommended cycle||Between 250 and 1,000 impressions|
|Duplex||Yes, 6 ppm|
|Dimensions||48 x 29 x 18.8 cm|
|Colors||Black and white|
|screen||9.3 centimeter LCD touch panel|
|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||2,400 x 2,400 dpi optical resolution|
3.37 second speed monochrome and color (A4, 100 x 100 dpi)
Formats TIFF, JPEG, BMP, MAX, HTM, PCX, DCX, PNG, FPX, PDF
Allows scanning to image, OCR, e-mail, file, USB, memory cards, FTP, network, e-mail server (upon download) and Cloud Services (Web Connect)
|Automatic document feeder||Yes, 20 sheets|
|USB ports||1 x USB 2.0|
|Mobile printing||Google Cloud Print, Apple AirPrint, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, Brother iPrint & Scan|
Consumption and consumables
|Consumables||Brother high-capacity cartridges for 1,200 color or monochrome prints|