Brother MFC-J870DW printer can take huge workload

The printer Brother MFC-J870DW is an MFP geared to home and SMEs that do not have a lot of workload. This equipment includes capabilities copy, scan and fax and is noted for the quality of its touch interface (we think one of the best bets in the market in terms of ease of use and options), by printing double-sided standard or the good connectivity options. All this with a price of 159 euros measured that will bring the budget of many families and small businesses. We tell you all the details about the Brother MFC-J870DW.

Printing and paper

The MFP Brother MFC-J870DW has print speeds up to 12 pages per minute in black and white and 10 pages per minute in color. It is quite remarkable speed for a computer in this price range. The quality of these prints is quite remarkable, with a maximum of 1,200 x 6,000 dots per inch. This equipment is not designed for a very intense work, and Brother recommends that we move in a range between 50 and 1,000 impressions per month to ensure proper operation of the equipment over its lifetime.

Furthermore, in the case we want to force the machine can reach up to 5,000 impressions per month. One point that is particularly pronounced in this printer is the inclusion of two-sided printing as standard, a useful feature to save paper. We also liked the ability to continue printing temporarily with other ink cartridges available when an ink cartridge runs out. Certainly it is a great way not to stay lying if we are printing a document and we were out of ink.

In the paper, this team features a standard paper tray 100 sheets and an additional tray of 20 pages for photo paper. In addition, the team Brother MFC-J870DW also has a document feeder 20. The supported media formats are A4, A6, B5, letters, envelopes, photos and cards. Moreover, the Japanese company wanted to highlight their ability to print directly onto a DVD or CD.

Design and interface

The printer Brother has a design that combines a classic black look with modern lines that make it an attractive team. Within a whole especially stands out front panel which puts the touch screen and keypad to get the fax. The size of the screen is 6.8 centimeters (2.4 inches). From here you can perform most of the functions of the computer. The menu is pretty straightforward and accessible, providing access to all tools on the computer in seconds. No doubt, clarity and ease of use have become one of the hallmarks of Brother in recent times, and is welcome improvement being experienced at this point. The dimensions of this device are 41 x 37.4 x 18 inches and its weight reaches 9 kilos. It is a fairly compact format that will fit seamlessly into any desktop or corner.


Copy, scan and fax

The team Copier Brother is able to perform their work at a rate of six copies per minute in both black and white and color, with a resolution of 1,200 x 1,200 dpi. As usual in printing equipment, we can make up 99 copies for each job and reduce and enlarge copies a percentage range between 25% and 400%. In the scanner will take advantage of the ADF to 20 documents. This function allows you to scan documents at up to 3.3 seconds in black and white and 4.2 seconds in the case of color scans. The scan quality is maximum 1200 x 2400 dpi. These documents can be scanned in various formats such as TIFF, JPEG, BMP, MAX, HTM, PCX, DCX, PNG, FPX and PDF. We would emphasize also like the ability to send scanned files directly to the cloud through services like Dropbox or Google Drive.

Finally, the fax from this printer has a standard resolution of 300 x 300 dpi and a rate of seven seconds per page. The keypad lights only when we access the configuration tool.


The customers who buy this printer can use standard cartridges Brother or high capacity. In the first case, the black ink cartridge can print up to 300 pages and is priced at 18 euros. In the first case, the black ink cartridge can print up to 300 pages and is priced at € 18. Cyan, magenta, and yellow cartridges also have the ability to print 300 pages and cost 11 euros. In terms of high capacity cartridges, the black reaches a maximum of 600 pages and costs 24 euros. Meanwhile, the color cartridges cyan, magenta and yellow have a more moderate price of just less than 16 euros and also reach 600 pages.

Connectivity and mobile printing

The printer Brother has a good set of connections to enhance their use. On the one hand, we have a connector Ethernet and free WiFi to connect the printer to the local network. Another very useful connection for remote printing is Wi-Fi Direct. If you have a smartphone or tablet supports this connection, we can print documents connecting the two computers directly, without having to go through the WiFi at home. Following this line, the connection NFC represents an addition that is only beginning to exploit but promises much travel. Through NFC, you can print only compatible equipment closer and touch the printer. The cast of connections for complete mobile printing with the option to use the app iPrint & Scan to print from an iPhone, one iPad or team Android. Connectors Brother MFC-J870DW completed with a USB 2.0 port.

Price and reviews

The price of the Brother MFC-J870DW is 159 euros. A restrained price for a team that offers a good list of options, and the ability to make copies, scans and send and receive faxes. It is a good printer for home and small offices that need to print many documents, and want to have a very versatile team. Above all, we would like to highlight the double-sided printing as standard, the simplicity of the touch interface or options complete connectivity.

Joyesh Chakma



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