The topic of the review, Brother’s $229.99-MSRP MFC-J6520DW, is one of these wide-load-capable designs into the Brother line. An expert Series design, the MFC-J6520DW does it-all. It not merely aids publishing to tabloid-size stock, but as the scanner and the automatic document feeder (ADF) additionally help 11x17-inch pages, you may also scan, backup, and fax pages that big. (whenever you fax, naturally, the document gets paid off from the obtaining end if you need to, since most obtaining fax devices is going to be letter- or legal-size only.)
Unlike another major makers of inkjet printers, which at this point have all come out with a wide-format model or two of one's own, the majority of of Brother’s business-centric models support tabloid printing. We’ve evaluated a number of them, including the MFC-J6520DW’s higher-volume sibling, the MFC-J6920DW, a late-2013 Editors’ Choice person that’s still going powerful on the market.
Within the last couple of years, though, we’ve seen business-centric wide-format designs from both Epson and HP, such as the WorkForce WF-7610 All-in-One and Officejet 7610 open Format e-All-in-One, correspondingly. (Canon’s newest wide-format inkjet design, the Pixma iX6820, is a rather various animal, a single-function picture printer.) However, while both of these devices have a number of features in keeping with your Brother machine under analysis, they even vary in a few really significant methods.
The Epson and HP wide-format models, as an example, in addition help a slightly bigger page size, another dimensions up from tabloid at 13x19 inches, also called “supertabloid” or A3+. (We state “slightly bigger, ” but the truth is that supertabloid pages have 60 ins of extra surface area versus tabloid.)