Brother Inkjet Printers

Compare the 10 Best Brother Inkjet PrintersJanuary 2018(Last Updated 16 January 2018)

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Mfc-j680dw

Brother Mfc‑j680dw

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$33.05

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Mar 2016
A low cost and very popular 6000 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with very low running costs and great features

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MFC-J4620

Brother MFC‑J4620

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$136.80

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Sep 2015
A fully featured and low cost 600 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with low running costs

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MFC-J4620DW

Brother MFC‑J4620DW

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$109.99

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Jan 2016
A bargain price and fully featured 1200 x 600 DPI inkjet, with low running costs

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MFC-J4420DW

Brother MFC‑J4420DW

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$176.53

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A very economical to run and bargain price 1200 x 600 DPI inkjet, with very good features

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MFC-J880DW

Brother MFC‑J880DW

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$37.63

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Feb 2016
A very economical to run and great value for money 6000 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with very good features

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QL-1060N

Brother QL‑1060N

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$120.00

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A very good value for money and fully featured LED Print technology inkjet

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MFC-J680

Brother MFC‑J680

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$156.74

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A cheap and very economical to run 6000 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with great features

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MFCJ6530

Brother MFCJ6530

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$178.88

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Sep 2015
A cheap and fully featured 1200 x 4800 DPI inkjet, with low running costs

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MFC-J5620DW

Brother MFC‑J5620DW

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$188.00

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A cheap and good spec 1200 x 600 DPI inkjet printer, with low running costs

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MFC-J6930

Brother MFC‑J6930

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$326.98

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An economical to run and good spec 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with a reasonable price

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Mfc-j6720

Brother Mfc‑j6720

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$227.99

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An economical to run and good spec 6000 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with a fair price

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MFC-J5330DW

Brother MFC‑J5330DW

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$167.99

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An economical to run and good spec 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, but representing only average value for money

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Mfc-j6920

Brother Mfc‑j6920

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$275.10

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A good spec and economical to run 6000 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, but representing only moderate value for money

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MFC-J5930

Brother MFC‑J5930

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$278.88

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MFCJ6930

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$470.11

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An economical to run and good spec 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, but representing only moderate value for money

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MFC-J480

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$37.55

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MFCJ6520

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$399.95

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MFC-J6935

Brother MFC‑J6935

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$329.99

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is duplex printing?
ADuplex printing is the ability to print on both sides of the paper - either simultaneously, or automatically turning the paper over to print on the other side. It means you can utilise both sides of the paper.
QWhat is Pictbridge?
APictbridge - or Direct Printing - is a system to allow users to print photos directly from their camera or phone, without having to connect to a computer first. This can either be done using a cable or wifi.
QWhat is an envelope feeder?
AAn envelope feeder allows you to load up a quantity of envelopes, which are then pulled into the printer to have addresses/names/etc printed directly onto them, rather than having to use labels.

Inkjet Printer Buying Guide

There are 2 main types of printers available on the consumer market - inkjet and laser printers. Both have strengths and weaknesses, and your choice will largely depend on what you plan on using your printer for. This guide will concentrate on information about inkjet printers - for a detailed rundown of laser printers, please see the guide under the Laser/LED printer category.

So, inkjet printers. As the name would suggest, these printers function by squirting a thin, focussed stream of black & coloured ink onto the page. This process makes inkjet significantly slower than laser printers, however there are capable of printing far more vivid colours, higher detail photos, and are generally far more preferable for colour-dependant printing.

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Ink Cartridges

Inkjet printers are generally cheaper than laser printers, however they have significantly higher running costs. This is because the individual ink cartridges used for the printing (usually 4 - black, yellow, magenta & cyan) are expensive to purchase, and are used up far quickly than toner cartridges for laser printers. Therefore though inkjet printers may seem like a good bargain when you first buy them, they may be a false saving if you only print black and white documents - a laserjet will save more money in the long term.

On the subject of cartridges, there are two main types of ink cartridges used for these printers - dye and pigment inks. While there isn’t a massive difference between the two, dye inks give more vivid and brighter colours, whereas pigments inks are more resilient, and less prone to fading. However recent improvements to both types of ink have shortened the gap between them, meaning you won’t really go wrong with either choice of ink type.

Print Speed

Inkjet printers are significantly slower than their laser printing cousins. However even within inkjet printers, there is a significant variety in print speeds - some models of inkjet printer can take double the time to print a page when compared to newer and more efficient models. All of our printers have detailed stats on the number of pages they can print a minute, broken down into black and white, colour, photo, etc. This will allow you to make the best decision as to the printer that best suits your needs.

Print Quality

When choosing an inkjet printer, print quality is among the most important considerations. The output quality of the printers on our site are measured in dots per inch (dpi) - higher dpi printers use more ink in denser configurations. This allow for far more detail and colour depth to be packed into every inch of the printing, leading to far higher quality prints.

It is also important to consider the number of print nozzles when choosing an inkjet printer. The more nozzles a printer has, the higher the density of ink it can apply to the page. Printers with a very high number of nozzles will be more expensive than other models, but you will gain far higher-quality prints from it, so it may well be worth the expense.

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While not as high quality as dedicated photo printers, inkjet printers are still effective at printing high-quality photos - far more so than laser printers. If you are interested in using your inkjet to print photos, it would be best to look for the printer with the highest print quality (dpi and colour depth). You will also need specialist photo paper to get the best results from photo printing - this paper is thicker and has a glossy coating that is specifically designed to stop the inks from blotting or merging, and provide a professional-level result when printing photos at home.

Connectivity

Most models of inkjet printers have several different network connectivity options to make printing easier and more efficient. Ethernet connectivity is now a common feature in modern printers - so data can be transferred over a network without having to plug your computer into the printer directly. This makes it far easier to share printers with groups: the printer can be placed in a central area and used freely by everyone around.

Additionally, many models of inkjet printer also have wifi and/or bluetooth connectivity. These options mean that you do not even have to use a wire to use the printer - data can be transferred over wireless connection.

Finally, the newest models of printers have support for cloud or app printing. These options allow you to send a document to print from anywhere in the world - from a browser over the cloud, or from an app on your smartphone. While you will pay more money for these options, the convenience they provide may be worth the extra expenditure.

Brother Inkjet Printers

Brother Inkjet Printer Prices

We currently list 16 Brother inkjet printers ranging from $120 to $471. On average, a new Brother inkjet costs $214 and 80% of Brother inkjet printers are priced between $127 and $324. The cheapest Brother inkjet that we found is the Brother QL-1060N at only $120, and the most expensive is the Brother MFCJ6930 at $470.

Price Range of Brother Inkjet Printers

The average price of Brother inkjet printers is $214 which is the 6th highest average price of all inkjet brands. Brother inkjet printers range in price from $120 to $470.

Average Rating of Brother Inkjet Printers

We have analysed 209 expert reviews and 4,731 user reviews for inkjet printers and used this data to calculate an average rating for inkjet printers of 89%. This means that Brother the best inkjet printer brand.

When Are Most New Brother Inkjets Released?

We looked at the release dates for new Brother inkjet printers over the last 3 years, but couldn't see any prominent pattern. The biggest month last year for new Brother inkjet printer releases was January, with three new Brother inkjets released that month. In January 2016 five new Brother inkjets were released making it the biggest month that year as well for new Brother inkjet releases. 21 new Brother inkjet printers were released in September 2015 making it the biggest month that year for new Brother inkjet releases.

How Fast Do Brother Inkjet Prices Drop After Release?

Most inkjet printers drop in price by 32% in the first 6 months after release, however Brother inkjet printers tend to depreciate slower. In the first 6 months after release, Brother inkjets drop in price by 7% on average. That means a saving of $28 on a typical $384 new Brother inkjet printer if you wait 6 months before buying.