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Brother DCP-J1800DW review 2023: for home and office use

The first guillotine printer makes the cut

by Edmund Blake & Clinton Harding
4 minutes read
Brother DCP-J1800DW review

Here’s a printer for your home office that can do something none of its competitors can. After printing on both sides of an A4 sheet, it will cut it into two A5 pieces. It’s the first small inkjet printer to have a guillotine, but is it just a joke or a real breakthrough. Brother has managed to keep the price of this well-equipped three-in-one device below £200, so the extra feature doesn’t add much to the price.

Even if you never use the Brother DCP-J1800DW to cut paper, it still has a lot to give. Even though it is small, it has a 20-sheet automatic document reader (ADF) that is cleverly hidden and a multipurpose tray at the back. There are hidden USB and Ethernet ports inside the unit, so the wires won’t come out by mistake. It also has built-in Wi-Fi that works with AirPrint.

Brother DCP-J1800DW specifications

Print TechnologyInkjet
Print SpeedUp to 12 ppm (black), up to 6 ppm (color)
Print ResolutionUp to 1200 x 6000 dpi
ConnectivityWireless, USB 2.0
Duplex PrintingYes
Paper Capacity100 sheets (input), 50 sheets (output)
Scanner TypeFlatbed
Scanner ResolutionUp to 1200 x 2400 dpi
Copier FunctionYes
Display2.7-inch color touchscreen
Mobile PrintingAirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Brother iPrint&Scan
Dimensions16.1″ x 13.4″ x 6.8″ (W x D x H)

Brother DCP-J1800DW: Design

Brother DCP-J1800DW review

For an all-in-one device that includes an automatic document feeder, the Brother DCP-J1800DW manages to maintain a commendably small footprint. When the flaps of the ADF are closed, the top of the document feeder provides a handy flat surface on which documents can be inspected. Under the automatic document feeder (ADF), there is a glass scanner bed that is A4-sized, and the front panel tilts outward so that the 6.8-centimeter color touchscreen display can be accessed more easily.

The primary in-tray can hold up to 150 sheets of paper, and the out-tray can accommodate up to 50 sheets. Single sheets and envelopes can be stored in the multimedia tray located at the back of the printer. This printer appears to be of high quality construction with the exception of the back tray support flap, which is only just strong enough to hold a single sheet of A4 paper. You can buy this official website

Print Speed and Quality

The Brother MFC-J1800DW fared well in all of our testing. The action is swift. The printer can print our five-page paper at a rate of 6.5 pages per minute (ppm), and the first page of text prints in about 20 seconds. The procedure was sped up by making numerous copies of the same page. At 25 pages, the average reached 15.0pt. Easy color jobs printed at the same speed as their black and white counterparts on this printer. It sped up surprisingly little, considering the length and complexity of the graphics job we gave it.

Even more remarkably, it reached a level of 6.0 ppm. Not even pictures presented much of a challenge. It took roughly 75 seconds for each borderless print of 64 inches (10 centimeters) in size. Quick preview and full scan times ranged from nine to eighty-one seconds while scanning a letter at 1,200 dpi. Not surprisingly, duplication was similarly rapid. It took 13 seconds to copy a single page and 16 seconds to do so in color.

Brother DCP-J1800DW: Performance

Brother DCP-J1800DW review

The Brother DCP-J1800DW passed all of our quality tests without any paper jams or mistakes, and the cutting tool worked as expected. It’s not the fastest inkjet printer on the market, but it’s fast enough. In our timed tests, it met the print times given.

Plain text pages look clear and use a small amount of ink, so there was no smearing of ink when writing at very small point sizes. It’s not the darkest black ink we’ve seen, but it looks the same every time. Adding color to mixed papers showed that Brother’s CMY Innobella inks are not very bright either, but they do stay put on plain paper.

Final Words

The DCP-J1800DW does something that no other printer does, and it does it very well. It cuts tiny prints beautifully and quickly. If you often print on A5, the system gives you an easy way to avoid having an extra paper size on hand.

But this MFP is poor in other ways, even though its main feature is great. It has a lot of useful features and works quickly, but the scan quality isn’t great and it’s not the best at printing on plain paper. More importantly, it’s expensive to run, and since cartridges only last for 500 pages and there’s no ink contract, it could be hard to keep track of supplies.

Brother DCP-J1800DW review: The good and The bad

The Good

  1. Integrated ADF
  2. Compact design

The Bad

  1. Can’t cut A5 to A6


Is Brother DCP a color printer?

Our professional color laser printer can print, copy, and scan, and it’s great for both small and big offices. It can also print on both sides of a page wirelessly and has extra security features.

Is Brother DCP J100 an inkjet printer?

The Brother DCP J100 Inkjet Multifunction Printer always makes good prints. Text and pictures can be printed with a quality of up to 1,200 x 6,000 dpi. Its unique color enhancement improves your color printouts with true to life hues.

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