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Should You Buy a Brother Inkjet Printer?

Matthew
Updated 02 June 2021
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should you buy a Brother Inkjet Printer?

Brother is one of the most popular inkjet printer brands as well as being well known for its .

We've collated all the key information on Brother inkjet printers in this handy guide. We've analysed over 12,000 user and expert reviews and 70+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 480+ inkjet printers to impartially compare each inkjet printer brand.

Brother are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and moderately popular inkjet printers and start at $163 for the MFC-J4620 which has a print speed (colour) of 20ppm and is a 6000 x 1200 inkjet printer and go up to $660 for the MFC-J5620 which has a print speed (colour) of 20ppm and is a 1200 x 600 inkjet printer. The average price of a new Brother inkjet printer is $331.

Brother are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and moderately popular inkjet printers.

Is Brother the Best Inkjet Printer Brand?

So are Brother inkjet printers any good? We give every inkjet printer a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all inkjet printers we are able to impartially rank all the inkjet printer brands.

Brother is ranked the No. 4 best inkjet printer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Brother is the 4th best inkjet printer brand out there.

#1
HP
United States
95%
95%
958 reviews
#2
Japan
89%
89%
858 reviews
#3
Japan
82%
82%
8,702 reviews
#4
Japan
73%
73%
73 reviews
#5
Ricoh
65%
65%
6 reviews
#6
Xerox
57%
57%
0 reviews
#7
Zebra
53%
53%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Brother inkjet printers compare to the other inkjet printer brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All inkjet printer Brands
Brother Inkjet Printers

At an average purchase price of $331, Brother inkjet printers tend to be more expensive than most other inkjet printer brands.

There's a smaller selection of Brother inkjet printers available compared to other inkjet printer brands, with only 4 Brother inkjet printers currently on the market in the US. Brother also have worse reviews than the typical inkjet printer brand, with the average rating of a Brother inkjet printer being 65%.

No. Of Inkjet Printers
Average Price
$210
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,099
Price Distribution of All Inkjet Printers
No. Of Inkjet Printers
Average Price
$331
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,899
Price Distribution of Brother Inkjet Printers

What Do the Brother Inkjet Printer Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Brother inkjet printer to work out the average distribution of reviews for Brother and then compared this to the other inkjet printer brands.

Brother logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
0
4 stars
4
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Brother logo

User Reviews

5 stars
33
4 stars
14
3 stars
5
2 stars
4
1 star
12
Brother has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its inkjet printers than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 69% of user reviews for Brother inkjet printers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 88% and 78% respectively across all Inkjet Printer brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Brother inkjet printers by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other inkjet printer brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Canon HP Epson Brother Ricoh
Les Numeriques.com logo
82%
18 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
PC Mag logo
77%
6 reviews
82%
5 reviews
76%
5 reviews
70%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
86%
14 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
81%
11 reviews
70%
2 reviews
73%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
78%
12 reviews
60%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
79%
9 reviews
64%
1 review
76%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
83%
10 reviews
80%
2 reviews
CNET.com logo
72%
9 reviews
73%
2 reviews
komputer.dk logo
76%
7 reviews
89%
2 reviews
computerbild.de logo
80%
8 reviews
79%
1 review
PC Welt.de logo
74%
8 reviews
macworld.co.uk logo
77%
6 reviews
60%
1 review
pctidningen.se logo
74%
5 reviews
89%
2 reviews
kotimikro.fi logo
79%
5 reviews
89%
2 reviews
computershopper.com logo
75%
2 reviews
80%
3 reviews
75%
2 reviews
digitalfotoforalla.se logo
87%
5 reviews
89%
1 review
Chip.de logo
85%
6 reviews
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
81%
3 reviews
60%
2 reviews
topnewreview.com logo
80%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
73%
3 reviews
55%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
73%
66 reviews
64%
21 reviews
74%
20 reviews
80%
1 review
33%
1 review
Average
79%
217 reviews
70%
44 reviews
82%
44 reviews
80%
4 reviews
52%
3 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Brother Inkjet Printers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 1 industry award for a Brother inkjet printer. The table below compares the number of awards received by Brother to other popular inkjet printer brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Brother has won 1 award for its inkjet printers.

Compare all award winning inkjet printers

Number of Awards Canon HP Epson Brother Ricoh
Expert Reviews logo
9
1
1
1
computershopper.com logo
2
2
2
PC Mag logo
1
3
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
4
Les Numeriques.com logo
4
Lydogbilde.no logo
3
itpro.co.uk logo
2
1
PC Welt.de logo
3
altomdata.dk logo
3
techadvisor.co.uk logo
1
1
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
2
pcforalla.idg.se logo
2
alphr.com logo
2
druckerchannel.de logo
2
hardware.info logo
2
IT Reviews.com logo
1
photoreview.com.au logo
1
ztop.com.br logo
1
uk.hardware.info logo
1
au.pcmag.com logo
1
Other Expert Sites
6
3
1
Total
45
12
12
1
1

How Reliable Are Brother Inkjet Printers?

We checked over 12,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Brother inkjet printers. 75% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the majority of Brother inkjet printer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

75% of reviewers think Brother inkjet printers are reliable.

So, most people think that Brother inkjet printers are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Brother inkjet printers that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

fax built into a neat machine which can
Trusted Reviews
I haven't had the machine long enough to comment on robustness
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

doesn't feel as robust as my ancient HP printer so hoping it lasts as long
amazon.co.uk

What is the Best High End Brother Inkjet Printer?

Brother MFCJ6930

$587.06
World Shop Co
Brother MFCJ6930
Buy Now
Brother MFCJ6930
4800 X
1200
DPI
27ppm
PRINT SPEED
35ppm
PRINT SPEED
4
PRINT
CARTRIDGES
250 Sheets
STANDARD
INPUT
100 Sheets
STANDARD
OUTPUT

If you're looking for a high end Brother inkjet printer then the Brother MFCJ6930 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 71, but is a bit more expensive at $587.06.

Features We Love:
Supports colour printing
Fast print speed (black) (35ppm)
Fast print speed (colour) (27ppm)
Big standard input capacity (250 sheets)
Wi-Fi

A good spec but 6 year old 27ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet. It has a Wi-Fi, a print speed (black) of 35ppm and a standard input capacity of 250 sheets and supports colour printing.

79
Features
Good Features
71
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the MFCJ6930 in the US is $587.06 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Brother Inkjet Printer?
Is Brother the Best Inkjet Printer Brand?
What Do the Brother Inkjet Printer Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Brother Inkjet Printers Received?
How Reliable Are Brother Inkjet Printers?
What is the Best High End Brother Inkjet Printer?

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