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Brother mfc-j480dw

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Pros
  • Affordable
  • True all in one including fax
  • Decent print and copy speeds
  • Decent print and copy quality
  • High yield cartridges are an option
  • Compact and lightweight design
Cons
  • No multi purpose feed
  • Connectivity is limited
  • No USB / card slots at the front
  • Wireless printing is very slow
Brother MFC-J470DW The Brother MFC-J470DW is a All in one Inkjet MFP that caters the small and home office that goes for a middle ground in terms of speed, quality, and utility. It is simply designed and the build feels... Read full review
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Brother
Details
  • Print, copy, scan, and fax with color inkjet technology
  • Automatic document feeder system and duplex (two-sided) printing
  • 100-sheet paper capacity up to 8.5"x14"
  • Print directly from your mobile device using AirPrint, Easy-to-setup wireless networking with other devices
  • Easily navigate onscreen menus with the 1.8" color display
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Printing
Print Speed Print speed measures how many pages a printer can print in one minute—in pages per minute, or PPM. This is a manufacturer reported number, so keep in mind that it’s in their best interest to report th ... Show more
6 ppm in mono/3 ppm in color
Resolution Resolution, measured in maximum Dots Per Inch or dpi, indicates the relative quality of the print you receive. The more dpi, the sharper the print and the better the quality. Dots per inch quite liter ... Show more
6000 x 1200 dpi
Duty Cycle Duty cycle measures the maximum number of pages a device can print per month. It can range from 5,000 pages for low end, personal printers to 100,000 or more for high-tech office printers. If you prin ... Show more
2,500 pages
Auto-Duplex Printing Duplex printing refers to the printer’s ability to print on both sides of a sheet of paper, or double-sided. When a printer is auto-duplex capable, it can print double-sided automatically. Manual dupl ... Show more
Yes
Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) The automatic document feeder, or ADF, is a tray that automatically feeds paper into the printer usually for scanning, copying, and sometimes faxing (if the printer has the fax feature). Once a job is ... Show more
Yes
100 sheets maximum
Paper
Paper Handling Not all printers can handle all sizes of paper. If you plan to print photos, envelopes, labels, or other variations from the typical 8.5x11" letter paper, you’ll need a printer that has settings to su ... Show more
  • 4 in x 6 in
  • 3.5 in x 5 in
  • 5 in x 7 in
  • 5 in x 8 in
Paper Types Not all printers can handle all types of paper. To print with different paper weights and styles, such as glossy photo paper or thicker card stock, your printer must have settings that support that pa ... Show more
  • Plain Paper
  • Inkjet Paper
  • Coated Paper
  • Glossy Paper
  • Recycled Paper
Number of Trays Number of Trays
1
50 sheets
Paper Tray Capacity Paper tray capacity indicates the maximum number of sheets of paper that fit in the tray or document feeder. The main tray will likely hold the most paper; the printer may also have one or more backup ... Show more
150 sheets
Scan, Fax, and Photocopy

The four main functions of printers are: printing, scanning, photocopying, and faxing. Either your device will be print only, print/scan/copy, or an all-in-one printer that does printing, scanning, copying, and faxing. Note that scanning and copying almost always come together, since the hardware for these features overlaps significantly. Generally speaking, all-in-one printers are larger, so those with space constraints may find this to be an inconvenience. Additionally, printers with a fax feature are typically more expensive. It would be wise to only consider this feature if you plan to fax often. If not, you’ll be satisfied with a print/scan/copy device.

Scanning Scanning
Yes
What Kind of Scanner If the printer comes with scanning capabilities, there are two possible methods to scan documents: on a flatbed scanner or through a feeder. A flatbed scanner is a sheet of glass on top of the scanner ... Show more
Flatbed
Scanner Features Do you plan to scan documents, and if so, what do you want to do with your scan? Scan to email allows you to scan a document and email it to yourself or someone else. Scan to image or PDF allows you t ... Show more
Print directly from your mobile device using AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Brother
Photocopying Photocopying
Yes
Faxing Faxing
Yes
Connectivity
Network Connectivity Network printers can be wired or wireless. A printer with a wired network connection uses an Ethernet cord that connects directly to your router. A wireless printer connects to your home or office Wi- ... Show more
Yes
wifi
Wifi Direct Wi-Fi direct allows your Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as your smartphone, computer, or tablet, to connect to your printer without using a wireless router or network. You can connect to your printer dir ... Show more
Yes
Cable Connectivity Outside of Wi-Fi, there are a number of ways a device can connect to a printer. If the printer is not wireless, you’ll have to connect to your printer via USB cable. Some people prefer using the wired ... Show more
USB Cable
Print from Mobile You may also be able to print directly from your smartphone or tablet through features like AirPrint and Google Cloud Print, or from a brand-specific mobile app like Brother’s iPrint&Scan app. If you ... Show more
  • AirPrint
  • Cloud Print
  • Mopria
  • Brother iPrint&Scan
  • Cortado Workplace
  • Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth Bluetooth is an alternative to Wi-Fi as a way to connect your printer to your computer, phone, or other device wirelessly. Some printers have built-in Bluetooth capabilities, though most printers are ... Show more
No
Print Directly from Media Printing directly from media, such as a memory card, USB hard drive, slides, or negatives, allows you to skip the middleman and print documents or images without uploading them to a computer first.   ... Show more
  • Memory card
  • USB stick
35mm Film If you are an avid photographer using film cameras, being able to print directly from film is advantageous. Also, being able to upload your film photos to a computer keeps a copy of them safer in the ... Show more
No
Optical Drive Print If you are creating a CD or DVD, you likely want to create a customized cover for it. Being able to stick a disc in the drive and have a cover directly on it is useful. However this a fairly niche fea ... Show more
No
LCD

Printers with an LCD screen/display give you the option to control some settings directly on the printer, such as a one-touch print, scan, copy, or fax. You may also be able to adjust print quality, preview the print job, and/or view connection settings. Some screens are programmed to offer setup instructions for easy installation. For those who are not particularly tech savvy, this could be helpful.

LCD Screen Display LCD Screen Display
Yes
LCD Screen Size LCD Screen Size
2.7 inches
Touch Screen Commands Touch Screen Commands
Yes
Software
Memory Capacity Internal memory, storage, or memory capacity in a printer will all mean the same thing—the amount of print data the printer can store in the print queue. When you send multiple documents to the printe ... Show more
128 MB
PictBridge If photos are one of your main print jobs, you may have a camera that is PictBridge compliant. PictBridge is built-in software that allows you to print directly from your camera. The camera is connect ... Show more
No
Cartridges
Cartridge Model The ink cartridge for an inkjet printer is the component that contains the ink that is deposited onto the page when printing. Different brands, as well as different printers within each brand, will us ... Show more
LC2013PKS (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow) LC201BK (Black) LC201C (Cyan) LC201M (Magenta) LC201Y (Yellow) LC2032PKS LC2033PKS LC203BK LC203C LC203M LC203Y
Cartridge Yield Cartridge Yield
1,000 pages
Ink Service An alternative to buying brand new ink cartridges is using an ink refill service, which is much better for the environment. Some brands offer their own ink service, such as Epson Ecotank or HP Instant ... Show more
Ink Cartridges available from their website.
Physical Features
Weight Weight

18 lbs
 
Dimensions Dimensions
1.3 ft x 1.1 ft x 6.7 inches
Portability If you need to print on-the-go, such as at a tradeshow or while traveling, you’ll need a printer that is considered portable. These smaller, typically battery-powered devices are easy to carry and wor ... Show more
No
Noise Level How loud a printer can be is measured in the standard sound unit called decibels, or dB. The higher the dB rating, the louder the machine is. Also, the closer you are to the machine, the louder it wil ... Show more
50 dB
Other Info
Power Consumption For the energy conscious, or those looking to cut down their power bill, the amount of power your printer consumes may be a concern to you. At different stages, such as in standby mode, while actively ... Show more
  • 1.2 watts sleep mode
  • 3.5 watts standby mode
  • 20 watts operation mode
Release Date Release Date
27 Apr 2017
Warranty Warranty
2-Year Limited Warranty
Model Numbers Model Numbers
Popularity Popularity
93 / 100
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Key features
  • Automatic document feeder system
  • Duplex (two-sided) printing
  • 100-sheet paper capacity
  • Up to 8.5"x14"
  • Easy-to-setup wireless networking
  • 1.8" color display

Brother mfc-j480dw is a very popular and one of the cheapest options. It's in the top 3 bestselling inkjet printers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Canon Pixma MG2522 or Canon Pixma MG3022 .

Brother mfc-j480dw was released last year in April. There are a few newer inkjet printers on the market. Show newer Inkjet Printers

Brother mfc-j480dw is $123.98 less expensive than an average inkjet printer ($149.99).

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