Many consumers have expressed their frustration with high cartridge prices, and most every printer manufacturer has developed their own unique printer line in an effort to resolve that concern. Epson® led the way with their Ecotank® printer series in 2015, Canon® followed suit with their Megatank® series and the Inkvestment® printer series is Brother’s answer. The Inkvestment line is a solid solution, offering cost-effective, high volume prints for pennies on the dollar. Brother’s Inkvestment printers include the MFC-J985DW, MFC-J5830DW, MFC-J6535DW, MFC-J805DW, MFC-J995DW, MFC-J5845DW and MFC-J6545DW. They also offer an “XL” version of each model, which are priced slightly higher. The main difference between the standard model and XL is the amount of cartridges that are included with each printer. Standard models typically come with a complete set of four super high yield cartridges and XL printers include anywhere between 12 and 16 super high yield cartridges, depending on which model you purchase. And though HP hasn’t exactly been developing printers that don’t require cartridges to be replaced often, they do have their HP Instant Ink program.
In this brief guide, we will go over some of our favorite features of each Brother Inkvestment printer model and reveal a simple way to save even more on printing costs!
The MFC-J985DW is one of the least expensive models of the series. Featuring an easy to use touchscreen display, a 100-sheet paper tray and built in wireless capabilities, this printer is a great option for any home office. Cartridge replacement is a rarity with the LC20E super high yield cartridge series. Out of the box, it comes equipped with a complete set of these cartridges, which includes a 2,400- page black cartridge and three separate 1,200 page cyan, magenta and yellow color cartridges. They are competitively priced as well; Brother sells the black for $23.59 and each color for $15.59 apiece. The Brother MFC-J985DW XL printer includes the same features as the MFC-J985DW but comes with more ink – 12 super high yield cartridges. To cut down printing costs even further, purchase LD brand compatible LC20E cartridges. The LD brand black compatible cartridge prints the same amount of pages for just $8.49, and each color cartridge is $7.49. LD sells a bundle set of 4 cartridges for $30.96!
Brother’s MFC-J5830DW is ideal for small businesses, offering a larger page capacity and faster print speeds than the MFC-985DW. A 250-sheet paper tray accepts an 11”x17”paper size and the automatic duplexer makes it easy to produce two sided copies. It uses the LC3029 super high yield ink cartridge series, which includes a 3,000 page black ink cartridge and 1,500 pages per color cartridge. An original Brother black cartridge goes for $26.49 and a 3 pack of cyan, magenta and yellow color cartridges is $59.99. LD Products sells compatible versions of the LC3029 series, with the black cartridge available for $6.99 and each color cartridge selling for $4.99. A bundle set of 4 cartridges is also available for $19.96! The Brother MFC-J5830DW XL printer includes the same features as the MFC-J5830DW but comes with more ink!
The MFC-J6535DW is the bulkiest of the bunch, so if you go with this option be sure to carve out some extra desk space. Suitable for up to 5 users, it offers high volume prints and print speeds of up to 22 pages per minute. It includes both a 250-sheet capacity paper tray and a 100 sheet- multipurpose paper tray, perfect for a range of paper types and sizes. LD Products sells compatible versions of the LC3029 series, with the black cartridge available for $6.99 and each color cartridge selling for $4.99. A bundle set of 4 cartridges is also available for $19.96! The Brother MFC-6535DW XL printer includes the same features as the MFC-J5830DW but comes with more ink – includes 16 super high yield cartridges.
Why choose a Brother Inkvestment printer?
- Super high yield cartridges are inexpensive and offer generous page yields
- Delivers sharp black text and vivid color prints
- All-in-one inkjet machines include print, scan and fax capabilities
- Easily prints and scans from your smartphone, tablet or desktop
How to Save More with an Inkvestment Printer
One of the Inkvestment printers’ biggest advantages is its low cost per page. Cost per page is determined by dividing the price of the cartridge by its page yield. For example, we mentioned earlier that an original Brother LC20E black cartridge costs $23.59 and has a page yield of 2,400. After doing a little math, the cost is less than 1 cent per page. The reason why Inkvestment cartridges work well is because they offer an incredibly high page yield (giving you more prints per cartridge) and they are economically priced. To save even more, consider purchasing LD brand compatible LC20E cartridges. LD brand cartridges offer a comparable page yield at a lower price per cartridge, further reducing your printing costs! The LD brand black compatible cartridge offers the same number of prints for just $8.49, giving you a cost per page of .3 cents. Each color cartridge is priced at $7.49 apiece at 2 cents per page. LD also sells a bundle set of 4 cartridges for $30.96!
How do LD compatible cartridges make Inkvestment printers even better?
- Get comparable print results for an even lower cost per page.
- Save up to 65% when you switch to LD compatible LC20E cartridges and up to 75% when you switch to LD compatible LC3029 cartridges
- LD brand cartridges are backed by a lifetime guarantee!
If you are looking for a dependable printer with a low cost per page, Brother’s Inkvestment line is worth considering. With tons of useful features and a cartridge line that doesn’t skimp on ink, you can print freely without agonizing over your budget. The MFC-985DW is the most accessible option for the majority of consumers, but the MFC-J5830DW and MFC-J6535Dw are perfect for small businesses. If you have any questions about Inkvestment printers or their cartridges, drop us a line!
*Savings based on price comparison between compatible cartridge prices on www.LDProducts.com and OEM cartridge and printer prices from Staples® and Amazon®. All prices effective as of August 14, 2019. OEM names are registered trademarks of their respective owners and are not affiliated with, and do not endorse LD Products.