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Compare the 10 Best Brother Inkjet PrintersNovember 2017

Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every Brother inkjet printer on the market in the US to determine our top 10 list. In total we compared over 288 inkjet printers, 4,500 reviews and 1,680 prices. Last updated 14 November 2017.

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MFC-J5620DW

Brother MFC‑J5620DW

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$180.00

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Apr 2016
A low cost and good spec 1200 x 600 DPI inkjet printer, with alright running costs

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MFC-J4620

Brother MFC‑J4620

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$144.80

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Sep 2015
A good spec and affordable 600 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with average running costs

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Mfc-j6720

Brother Mfc‑j6720

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$227.99

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Sep 2015
A good value for money and good spec 6000 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with OK running costs

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MFC-J4620DW

Brother MFC‑J4620DW

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$136.39

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Jan 2016
A cheap and good spec 1200 x 600 DPI inkjet, with satisfactory running costs

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QL-1060N

Brother QL‑1060N

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$239.75

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A good value for money and good spec LED Print technology inkjet printer

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Mfc-j6920

Brother Mfc‑j6920

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$275.10

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Sep 2015
A good spec but average value for money 6000 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with OK running costs

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Mfc-j680dw

Brother Mfc‑j680dw

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$144.38

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Mar 2016
A very popular and economical to run 6000 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with good features but representing inferior value for money

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MFCJ6720

Brother MFCJ6720

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$843.68

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Oct 2015
A good spec but inferior value for money 6000 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with satisfactory running costs

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MFCJ6520

Brother MFCJ6520

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$395.27

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Sep 2015
A good spec but inferior value for money 6000 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with average running costs

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MFC-J4420DW

Brother MFC‑J4420DW

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$182.98

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Jan 2016
A good spec but not very good value for money 1200 x 600 DPI inkjet, with OK running costs

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MFC-J5330DW

Brother MFC‑J5330DW

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$199.99

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Feb 2016
An inferior value for money and average spec 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with alright running costs

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MFC-J5930

Brother MFC‑J5930

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$299.99

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Sep 2015
A poor value for money and average spec 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with average running costs

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MFCJ6530

Brother MFCJ6530

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$248.98

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Sep 2015
A middle of the road spec and inferior value for money 1200 x 4800 DPI inkjet printer, with average running costs

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MFC-J5620

Brother MFC‑J5620

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Sep 2015
A middle of the road spec and poor value for money 600 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with OK running costs

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MFC-J480

Brother MFC‑J480

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$48.75

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Sep 2015
A best selling but only middle of the road spec 6000 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with alright running costs

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MFC-J6935

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$539.99

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An average spec and inferior value for money 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with satisfactory running costs

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MFCJ6930

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$323.98

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A 2 year old and middle of the road spec 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with satisfactory running costs

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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.

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 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.

Photo Printing

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.

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.

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

In total we found 16 Brother inkjet printers ranging from $136 to $540. A new Brother inkjet printer costs on average $257 and 80% of Brother inkjets are priced between $145 and $325. The Brother MFC-J4620DW is the cheapest Brother inkjet printer at only $137, and Brother MFC-J6935 is the most expensive at $540.

Price Range of Brother Inkjet Printers

The %8highest average inkjet printer price out of all brands is Brother inkjet printers with an average price of $257. Brother inkjet printers start at $137 and the most expensive Brother inkjet printer costs $540.

Average Rating of Brother Inkjets

We have evaluated 207 expert reviews and 3,925 user reviews for inkjets from across the internet and used this information to determine an average rating for inkjets of 89%. This means that Brother the best rated inkjet brand.

When Are Most New Brother Inkjets Released?

We looked at the release dates for new Brother inkjet printers over the last 2 years, but couldn't see any noticeable pattern. In January 2016 five new Brother inkjet printers were released making it the biggest month that year for new Brother inkjet releases. 21 new Brother inkjets were released in September 2015 making it the biggest month that year for new Brother inkjet printer releases.

How Fast Do Brother Inkjet Prices Drop After Release?

Brother inkjet printers tend to depreciate slower than most inkjets. Most inkjets drop in price by 34% in the first 6 months after release. On average, in the first 6 months after release, Brother inkjets drop in price by 8%. That means a saving of $27 on a typical $355 new Brother inkjet if you wait 6 months before buying.

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