Brother MFC-J470DW Review

The inkjet all-in-one Brother MFC-J470DW printer that Scan/Print/Copy/Fax. Text and graphics good enough for many business purposes and home purposes. Overall Brother MFC-J470DW is a good, printer offers cost-saving features and has the potential to extend productivity.

Brother MFC-J470DW: Design and Features

An all-in-one, a wireless enabled Brother MFC-J470DW printer that Scan/Print/Copy, the device adds Fax, Duplex, ADF, and Wi-Fi capability into the combo. This multifunction printer adopts a basic box shape with dimensions of 410 x 180 x 374 mm and weighs 19 pounds. This model is extra conventional in design. The Brother MFC-J470DW has a 1.8-inch LCD screen offering feedback regarding status and information regarding settings and the current activity. For the fax user, the Brother MFC-J470DW has a full array of controls and a numeric keypad. A helpful piece of unified hardware that automatically flips over a sheet of paper to print on both sides. There is additionally a 20-sheet ADF tray on top that is useful for batch scanning or faxing using the dedicated phone line. You may also carry out a PC Fax using an Internet connection to communicate directly out of your computer to the printer. There are not any memory-card slots or a front panel USB socket for printing from cameras or USB drives.

Brother MFC-J470DW: Specification

  • Dimensions: 410 x 180 x 374 mm
  • Weight: 19 pounds
  • Functions: Scan/Print/Copy/Fax
  • Inks: 4-ink tank (Black, Yellow, Magenta and Cyan)
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0, Wi-Fi, Google Cloud Print, Apple AirPrint, Brother Cloud apps
  • Paper input tray capacity: 100 sheets
  • Display: 1.8-inch LCD screen

Brother MFC-J470DW: Connections

The USB connection socket is positioned inside the printer module, where you will also find the socket for connecting the supplied phone lead for fax functionality.

Wi-fi connectivity includes WPS technology for a fast and simple connection. Once a connection has been made, you may install the supplied software. This software contains drivers, Brother MFL Suite-Pro, and Nuance PaperPort S12, plus a link to a Brother website containing services for cloud printing that includes SkyDrive, Evernote, Dropbox, and Fb. The connection provides for printing remotely or directly from a range of Android, iOS, and Windows mobile devices.

Brother MFC-J470DW: Cartridges

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Brother MFC-J470DW Cartridges

Brother MFC-J470DW has been leading the way in making it simple to insert and replace inkjet cartridges.  This model requires 4 cartridges (Black, Yellow, Magenta and Cyan).  These have to be inserted into a simply accessible compartment on the right front corner of the box.  Once the cartridges have been inserted, an automatic check will be carried out.

Brother MFC-J470DW: Performance

Brother MFC-J470DW

Brother MFC-J470DW Performance

The initial printer setup took a reasonable 5 min and 30 sec from 1st power-on to ready-to-print. The printer copy a black-and-white page in just 18 sec and copy a color page in just 1 min and 12 sec. The printer scan a black-and-white page in just 25 sec and scan a color page in just 40 sec.

An Output quality is typical for an inkjet overall, with text and graphics good enough for most business purposes and photos good enough. It is good enough for most day-to-day business use.

Brother MFC-J470DW: Verdict

Brother MFC-J470DW

Brother MFC-J470DW Verdict

Overall Brother MFC-J470DW is a good, printer offers cost-saving features and has the potential to increase productivity, and the Brother MFC-J470DW delivers strong results on each front.

Pros:

  1. Solid print and scan speeds
  2. Low cost for color ink
  3. Fax support

Cons:

  1. Mediocre design
  2. Frequent self-cleaning
  3. Middling photo quality
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