The full time for the affordable, low-cost-per-page, high-volume multifunction printer (MFP) is apparently upon us. Chances are, all of the major printer makers came with several fairly easy- and inexpensive-to-use, laser-busting, business-optimized multifunction (print, scan, backup, and fax) inkjet printers. Possibly one of the most respected MFP producers, with many designs both in its Business Smart and Business Smart Plus outlines, is Brother.
The higher-end company Smart Plus models, like the topic of the review, Brother’s $249.99-list MFC-J5720DW company Smart Plus Inkjet All-in-One, usually come prepared print hundreds, even thousands, of pages, rapidly and reasonably (when it comes to total price per page) inexpensively—and that’s just the beginning.
Design & functions
At 19.3" x 13.6" x 12.1" (W"xD"xH") and weighing-in at 31.7 weight, the MFC-J5720DW is only a little big (as well as perhaps too hectic) to sit on your desktop computer. It is, however, built as many other Brother Smart Plus models tend to be, to make certain that report, like the 11x17-inch (tabloid) sheets, feeds through the printer in wide, or landscape, direction, thus significantly reducing the depth, or front to back, measurement—a technology Brother calls, interestingly, Landscape Print Technology.
The MFC-J5720DW’s function listing is extensive—to the purpose that we can’t perhaps cover it all here.
But here you will find the features, starting with the versatile 50-sheet auto-duplexing automated document feeder for copying, checking, and faxing 2-sided multipage originals. Whenever you incorporate the auto-duplexing ADF using MFC-J5720DW’s auto-duplexing print engine, you are able to two-sided copies without user intervention.
But wait. The scanner does a lot more than that. Like the scanning components in Canon’s reasonably brand new Maxify MB5320 wi-fi Small Office All-In-One Printer, this MFP’s scanner is “single-pass, ” meaning that, as a result of two-lens scanning method, it can scan both edges of a full page simultaneously, cutting scan time right down to about half.
Alas, the MFC-J5720DW is most of all a printer, maybe not a high-volume scanner. You can hook up to it via Wi-Fi, Ethernet, or a single PC with a USB cable; you can also print, scan, backup, or fax PC-free through the control board. Aside from the traditional copying, checking, or faxing, you are able to setup publishing from and scanning to a multitude of supported cloud web sites, including Google Cloud Print, Flickr, Dropbox, Evernote company, and several others.
Other PC-free and mobile publishing functions feature Wi-Fi Direct, Near-Field correspondence (NFC), and a number of various other mobile-friendly features. And you can print from or scan to many memory devices, including SD Cards and USB thumb drives.