BRTMFCJ6720DW

Brother MFC-J6720DW

Color - 35ppm - Automatic Duplex Print

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Print, copy, scan and fax up to 11" x 17" for high-impact business documents
Fast-mode printing with speeds up to 35 ppm black and 27 ppm color
Built-in wireless and wired interfaces
Wireless printing from your mobile device
2.7" touch-screen display plus TouchPanel only shows you the keys you need
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SKU
BRTMFCJ6720DW
Manufacturer
Brother Industries, Ltd
Manufacturer Part Number
MFCJ6720DW
Brand Name
Brother
Product Model
MFC-J6720DW
Product Type
Inkjet Multifunction Printer
Packaged Quantity
1 / Each
Product Series
MFC
Form Factor
Desktop
Green Compliant
Yes
Recycled
No
USB
Yes
Screen Size
2.7"
Media Type
Plain Paper
Power Source
AC Supply
Print Color
Color
Recommended Use
Plain Paper Print

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Brother MFC-J6720DW
 
3.7

(based on 84 reviews)

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    (38)

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    (18)

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70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

MFC-J6720DW - A Good Purchase

I wanted several features in a new printer. Large format printing (11" x 17") with minimum borders was a must as I do engineering drawings. Also two sided printing,...Read complete review

I wanted several features in a new printer. Large format printing (11" x 17") with minimum borders was a must as I do engineering drawings. Also two sided printing, ability to print on label stock and card stock, copying, and faxing. The yearly ink costs for my old printer was really excessive so lower ink cost was also a must. This printer seems to meet them all and then some. With two paper trays that each hold an inch high stack of paper, up to the 11 x 17 size, paper loading should be much less frequent. And the rear, manual feed slot is excellent for thicker stock, like card stock or labels because it has a straight paper path through the machine so die cut labels should not be stripped off. I have seen some reviews that criticized the rear position of this manual feed slot, but the rear position actually is the best place for it due to the ability to feed die cut label stock or other heavy stock because it avoids the necessity of making a "U" turn inside the machine as would be necessary with a front, manual feed slot. As I said above, a "U" turn like this tends to strip labels off their backing sheet. I have fought this problem in other printers and it is no fun taking the printer apart to remove all those stripped labels from the various parts of the paper path. Brother should point this out as the great feature it is in their sales literature. The 11 x 17 scanner is a real bonus feature and will allow me to scan and copy drawings and other technical documents in that larger size. I am already scanning record album covers for inclusion in my digital music collection. This is a great feature. Installation was a bit lengthy and I did make an initial mistake, but Brother tech assistance was quite helpful and I now have it installed on four computers; 3 Windows 7 and an older, Windows XP system. That initial mistake was easily rectified by just running through the installation disk a second time and had I just known that, I would not have had to call Brother. I actually did so in an abundance of caution. I print a fair amount of color photos and I was concerned about the quality of photo prints. I tried some photos on plain paper and the results were disappointing. But then, they were similar to what my old printer produced on plain paper, perhaps just a bit lower in contrast. The Brother printer driver software does allow some very sophisticated adjustments to the photo quality and I did play with it a bit. But I then tried to use some photo type paper and the results were just excellent on the first try. The paper I used was not the Brother brand so I can only assume that the results will be as good or better with their, recommended paper. I have seen reviews of this printer that critiqued the noise level. I noticed in the set-ups that there is a quiet mode that you can select, but I did not as I wanted to see just how noisy it was. While it may not be the quietest printer that I have ever used, it is FAR from the noisiest. I would place it in the average category in this respect. I have mine installed at the left side of my desk, on a separate printer stand so it is about an arm's length away. I can reach the touch screen with my left hand without shifting my position. I find that the sound level is entirely satisfactory, in spite of this close proximity. I have to wonder if those critical reviews were perhaps written by employees of other printer companies. The black and white prints on standard paper are a little low in contrast. Not to the point of being unacceptable and I probably would not have noticed it if I did not have my older printer to compare them to. One suggestion for improvement would be to make the black ink a bit darker. Unless that would mess up the excellent photo printing capability. Another small disappointment is the speed of producing prints. After reading the specifications, I really expected faster operation. For plain, black text, in Normal mode, the first page takes about 20 seconds to start printing, but subsequent pages are somewhat faster, perhaps 15 seconds each. I am sure that the manufacturer developed standards for rating the speed of producing prints are written in their favor, but it would be better to do this spec. in a more realistic manner. Overall this is an excellent printer and a great value for the price. I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone interested in a printer of it's general capability.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

If you power it off that's the end of it. - Junk

The first printer lasted about 6 months until I powered it off one night. Wouldn't turn on again. Brother exchanged it for a refurbished machine. The 2nd machine worked for about two weeks...Read complete review

The first printer lasted about 6 months until I powered it off one night. Wouldn't turn on again. Brother exchanged it for a refurbished machine. The 2nd machine worked for about two weeks when I had to turn it off and unplug it so I could move it. When I plugged it back in the display will come on and say "Shutting Down, all functions will be disabled". Will not power on now. Same as the first unit. I guess I'll have to buy an HP now.

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5.0

Great Printer

By gjhorses

from Big Sky, Montana, United States

Comments about Brother MFC-J6720DW:

I absolutely love this printer. Does everything it says and more...really fast and effective printer! Highly recommend it!

 
4.0

Enjoy

By Bird1

from New York, NY, United States

Comments about Brother MFC-J6720DW:

Difficult to do smaller and special size paper. Not good for photographs

 
5.0

love the larger sheet feeder

By jon119

from Kingston, GA, United States

Comments about Brother MFC-J6720DW:

I have always liked brother printers i had a lower verson however i needed on with a larger sheet feeder this one works great for the money

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good, but

By GarySurveyor

from Norco, CA, United States

Comments about Brother MFC-J6720DW:

This new one is different from my old one. I need a manual..........

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

cannot print envelopes

By louisf

from houma, la.

Comments about Brother MFC-J6720DW:

everything else works on this machine, except the envelope printing

 
5.0

Great Large Format Printer

By Uzair

from NJ

Comments about Brother MFC-J6720DW:

So gist is that its a great large format printer, I mainly use it for 11x17 prints of drawings. This works well with limited setup and costs are low also. Print quality is great, I have printed holiday cards on this printer also. One complain I have is that paper selection between Tray 1 and Tray 2 is not smart, one has to manually point it to the proper tray.

 
4.0

Great Quality

By PamPatton

from San Antonio, TX, United States

Comments about Brother MFC-J6720DW:

Great Quality A bit strange paper trays and where to feed labels and wnvelopes is strange as well

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

11 x 17 Photo Fail

By Becky in Ohio

from Columbus, OH

Comments about Brother MFC-J6720DW:

I really wanted this to print poster size on photo quality paper. The manual feed makes it IMPOSSIBLE to load the photo paper such that it is correctly aligned. A huge disappointment. Each print is not aligned on the page. Wasted lots of paper and ink and have never achieved success.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Ledger Size

By Merg

from Springfield, IL, United States

Comments about Brother MFC-J6720DW:

I love that it can accommodate ledger size paper. What I don't like is the output tray is not long enough and the ledger size copies and end up on the floor.

 
5.0

Love this product!

By John Breeze

from New Jersey

Comments about Brother MFC-J6720DW:

Easy to use, reliable and high volume of prints from the ink.

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Cartridge Type
Genuine or OEM (Original) Cartridges Remanufactured Cartridges Compatible Cartridges
Description OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer, meaning the cartridge was made by the same company that made your printer. Original brand cartridges are very reliable and sometimes the only option if your printer is new to market or uncommon. Remanufactured ink is a genuine brand cartridge that has gone through one cycle of use. After use, the cartridge is recycled, acquired by a remanufacturing facility and put through a rigorous professional refurbishing process. During the refurbishing process the cartridge is disassembled, thoroughly cleaned and tested for quality. It's then carefully refilled, tested again and brought back to life. Buying remanufactured prevents one less cartridge from ending up in a landfill. A compatible cartridge is a brand new ink cartridge built by a manufacturer other than your printer. It's like buying the generic version of the genuine brand. Most are uniquely designed to differentiate from genuine cartridges. Despite any structural difference you may notice, the cartridge will still fit in your machine and print a full yield, just like the original brand.
Price Factors Many printer manufacturers follow the razor-and-blades business model which may result in higher priced genuine cartridges. Remanufactured ink is much cheaper than the original brand ink. It's far more cost effective to refurbish a previously used cartridge than create a new OEM from scratch. Compatible ink is much cheaper than the original brand. Compatible suppliers don't have to worry about the additional costs that hinder OEMs like new printers or firmware, which lets them keep prices low.
Quality Original cartridges work extremely well and are covered under a warranty by the printer manufacturer High quality remanufactured ink will match the quality of the original, but not all remanufactured ink is created equal. Make sure you buy from a reputable supplier in order to get the absolute best results. High quality compatible ink will match the quality of the original, but not all compatible ink is created equal. Make sure you buy from a reputable supplier in order to get the absolute best results.
What's the difference between ink and toner cartridges?
Ink Cartridges Toner Cartridges
Printer Type Work with inkjet printers Work with laser printers
Material Liquid ink Dry powder
How it works Inkjet printers use a series of nozzles that spray tiny drops of ink directly on the print suface Laser toner printers use static electricity and heat to bond dry toner powder to a page
Commonly used by Casual home users, small business and photographers Large businesses and schools
Number of Pages You Can Print A cartridge's page yield is the estimated number of pages you can print. Page yield is based on 5% page coverage. This means that the quoted page yield is based upon printed pages where only 5% of the page has been imprinted with ink. For example, a short memo has approximately 5% coverage. If you have a cartridge that has a yield of 500 pages, it can print 500 pages of that short memo. If you are printing letters, photos or graphics, your coverage will vary greatly and your page yield will drop significantly.
Cartridge Warranty and Shelf Life Most ink and toner cartridges include a warranty or "best by" date on their box. Remanufactured and compatible ink cartridges can last 12-18 months unopened, and toner cartridges can last up to 3 years.
Cartridge Care and Storage Only open a cartridge when you need it. Opened cartridges will eventually dry out, especially if the protective tape or clip has been removed. If you have an open ink cartridge around and would like to try and prevent it from drying out, place it nozzle side up in a plastic airtight tub. If your cartridge came with protective tape or a clip reapply both before storing. Place a damp cloth or paper towel in the tub, next to the cartridge and keep it stored in a cool, dark place.