Brother Printer Work Smart MFCJ870DW Wireless Color Inkjet All-In-One Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax Reviews

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Brother Printer Work Smart MFCJ870DW Wireless Color Inkjet All-In-One Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax

Brother Printer Work Smart MFCJ870DW Wireless Color Inkjet All-In-One Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax

  • Easy to setup wireless (802.11b/g/n) or wired Ethernet networking
  • 2.7″ TouchScreen color LCD display plus TouchPanel for interactive menu navigation. TouchPanel only shows the keys you need.
  • Up to 33 ppm black and 27 ppm color (Fast mode)
  • Up to 12 ppm black and 10 ppm color (ISO standard)
  • Free Cloud Apps

You never thought using an inkjet all-in-one could be this easy! It’s simple to connect the MFC-J870DW using wireless setup assistant or to your wired Ethernet network. Conveniently print from or scan to your compatible mobile device1 and “touch to connect” directly from your NFC-capable device. Built-in 2-sided printing helps save paper. Includes free Brother Cloud Apps, plus the ability to scan to or print from popular web services via Web Connect from the intuitive 2.7″ Color TouchScreen Display with TouchPanel. Reduce printing costs using high-yield inks.5 Direct printing from or scanning to media cards or USB flash drive.5 2-year limited warranty plus free phone support for the life of your product.

List Price: $ 149.99

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3 thoughts on “Brother Printer Work Smart MFCJ870DW Wireless Color Inkjet All-In-One Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax Reviews

  1. 430 of 437 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Low Cost of Operation, July 25, 2013
    By 
    Jerry C (Rochester, NY) –

    This review is from: Brother Printer Work Smart MFCJ870DW Wireless Color Inkjet All-In-One Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax (Office Product)

    My 3 year old HP PhotoSmart printer died (control panel dead) so I ventured back into the printer marketplace. I am a low print volume home user. My main criteria was to find a reliable printer with low cost of operation. It seemed to me I was spending too much for ink based on the number of documents/pictures that I printed. I narrowed my selection to either a Brother or an HP 8600. The Brother ink cartridges seemed less expensive compared to the other brands. Printer reviews showed that the HP 8600 line had favorable costs per page for ink consumption. Fortunately my Consumer Reports magazine (August, 2013) arrived in the mail. It had an article titled “The Case of the Disappearing Ink.” Their tests identified the extra cost of occasional printing (ink consumed for maintenance tasks like head cleaning). They cited Brother printers as being most frugal with annual costs in the 0 to $15 range. The HP 8600 was the worst case with a $126 annual cost. Obviously I selected this Brother Printer.

    Installation: I had no major problems installing it (Windows 7, wireless network.)

    Print Quality: I printed a few photos and a sample of documents. I have no issues with print quality.

    Fax: Works fine over my Time Warner digital phone system.

    Scanner and Copy functions seem comparable to my HP. For fax, scanning and copy I find that the document feeder is very handy.

    I did print a few things from my Android tablet just to see if it worked. No problems.

    Only time will tell if it meets my reliability and costs expectations. If you are a high volume user (over 500 pages a month) I would look at the HP 8600 line.

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  2. 126 of 131 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Nice all-in-one printer for a smaller space, July 31, 2013
    By 
    Raven A. Wind (Michigan) –
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    This review is from: Brother Printer Work Smart MFCJ870DW Wireless Color Inkjet All-In-One Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax (Office Product)
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    I really appreciate this printer’s capabilities. I print a LOT in my career, and with this Brother printer I can cut down on the amount of paper I actually use by printing two-in-one, which prints two pages on one side of one sheet of paper, side by side. It shrinks down the pages and makes them fit perfectly, and then allows automatic double-sided printing. That means 4 pages fit on one piece of paper! That’s going to save me a heck of a lot of money on paper!

    The printer was easy to set up (much easier than others I’ve used), and I love that it’s smaller than other all-in-one printers without sacrificing function. Scanning, printing, and copying all work very well. Pages look great, scans are nice and clear, and the user interface (not to be overlooked in a printer) is excellent. The touch screen interface is straightforward and simple. Everything is clearly labeled, and there are “wizards” to set things up and get you through the more technical stuff.

    It’s interesting that USB, LAN, and telephone lines are fed through the machine, under the top lid, instead of merely plugging in the back. I also find it kind of amusing that the top lid (not the scanner lid, but the whole printer’s top) has a built-in prop. It kind of makes you feel like you’re working under the hood of a high-tech car.

    After using printers that do automatic double-sided printing, I can’t go back to the old fashioned single-side printers. On older printers if you wanted two-sided printing, you needed to feed the paper back through manually– Usually by reloading the tray. On this printer, it actually sucks the paper back in after printing one side, and then prints the other before spitting it out. Very cool.

    I can’t comment on the fax feature because I’ve had no occasion to use it. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it has VOIP-friendly settings in the fax setup, though, which means I should have no problem sending faxes via my Ooma service.

    Ink loading is easy enough. You don’t even need to open the top lid of the printer and get under the hood; It loads in a little door on the front right side of the printer. Slide in, click, you’re done.

    Ink prices are reasonable. First-party black ink is around $20 a cartridge, while 3rd party inks are about half that price. Of course, Brother cautions against using 3rd-party ink, but in a couple decades of using printers I’ve never had one suffer damage from refilled, recycled, re-manufactured or third-party inks. It’s ultimately your decision, of course, but be aware that Brother probably will try to consider it a warranty-busting act to use third-party ink. From what I understand, however, the law prevents printer manufacturers from voiding your warranty for using third-party inks or refills.

    I’m knocking off a single star because I don’t really like the requirement to open the printer’s top lid to plug in common connections like USB or telephone. It’s just a strange design choice that requires a bit more work and effort to do something that, for most devices, requires simply looking at the back of the unit.

    Otherwise, this is an amazingly nice printer: Fast, efficient, easy to install, and user-friendly. Four stars, and a recommendation from me to buy it if you are in the market for an all-in-one printer for the home or small office, and want to save a little space in the process.

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  3. 177 of 190 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Hit And Miss Performance, July 23, 2013
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    *** Updated 11/30/2013 ***

    My unit is now completely dead. I can’t even get a test page to print from the touchscreen on the printer. I my strong recommendation is to pass on this unit. It was flaky to begin with, but the short lifespan is a deal breaker. I deducted one star from 3 to 2 on my review.

    *** Updated 11/30/2013 ***

    Background: I have been dissatisfied with the Epson multifunction printers that I have had in the past, and I decided to give this one from Brother a try. I only have need for print, copy, and scan functions; therefore, this review will not cover the fax (we no longer have a landline to use it).

    Setup: The Quick Start Guide is very easy to follow, and the protective tape comes off with no issues either. I was able to connect to my hidden wireless network using the touchscreen on the printer. On the software side, the CD-ROM guides you through the process. I chose to do a custom install so that it would not install the unnecessary fax utilities. It gives you the option of registering your printer during software installation. You will need to write down the serial number located on the back of the device. After you do this, all that is left is the standard Windows reboot.

    Print: The installation process gives you the option of setting the Brother as your default printer, which I did. It comes up in PowerPoint, Word, and other print dialogs as expected. This is where the compromises at this price point start to show up. Black and white documents looked good, but users accustomed to laser printer quality will find the quality lacking. Text is readable, but I noticed a lack of sharpness – especially with colored text. On the plus side, the printing speed is noticeably faster than the Epson models I’ve used.

    Copy: Single copies made directly on the glass are spot on accurate in their position, and black and white performs well. Color copies were disappointing. Solid blocks of color (as you would see in charts and graphs) are washed out compared to the original. In addition, copies from the auto-feeder are slightly off in positioning from the original, but not enough to be a concern. There was no difference in solid color quality from either method.

    Scan: Scanning performance mirrors copying almost identically; however, the sharpness is somewhat decreased. Black and white scans for business documents will come through with more than sufficient quality.

    Other: This model comes with support for NFC (near field communication), and I was able to print a picture from my Sony Xperia Z Tablet. It was a 4×6 photo, and printing was much slower than for documents. Quality of the print was good. Picture quality is actually quite a bit better than documents.

    Conclusion: This color multifunction printer from Brother does a lot at its price point. It is best a black and white documents and pictures, while color performance is only average. The NFC feature is nice, but this will appeal to a narrow user base. Please ask any questions you may have in the “comments” section below.

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