Hands-On Test Report, Photos, and Video: Another Rare ‘True’ Large-Format All-in-One: Brother’s INKvestment MFC-J6925dw

Mobile
Mobile Print and Scan App:  Brother iPrint&Scan for Apple, Android or Windows Phone 7 (JPEG only and scanning not available)
Mobile Compatibility:  NFC Touch to Print; AirPrint; Google Cloud Print; Wi-Fi Direct; Cortado Workplace
Brother Cloud Apps:  Outline & Copy; Outline & Remove; Outline & Scan; Note Scan

Fax
Faxing Capability:  B/W; Color; Duplex
Fax Modem Speed:  Hi-Speed Super G3 33.6K bps Fax Modem
PC Fax Send/Receive:  B/W only
Fax Features: Call Waiting; Caller ID; Distinctive Ring; External TAD Interface; 50 Broadcast Locations; 200-Page Fax Memory

Media Handling
Media Capacity:  250 Sheets; 250 Sheets; Single Sheet Manual Feed Slot
Media Sizes (Tray 1): Letter; Legal; Ledger; Executive; Envelope (C5 Envelope; Com-10; DL Envelope; Monarch; JE4 Envelope); A3; A4; A5; Photo 4″x6″; 3.5″x5″; 5″x7″; 5″x8″
Media Sizes (Tray 2): Letter; Legal; Ledger
Media Sizes (Manual Feed Slot): 3.5″ x 5″ to 11″ x 17″
Max. Media Weight: Tray 1, 17-58 lbs.; Tray 2, 17-28 lbs.; Manual Feed Slot 17-58 lbs.

Connectivity & Compatibility
Wired:  Hi-Speed USB 2.0; 10/100 BaseT-X Ethernet
Wireless: IEEE 802.11b/g/n with Wi-Fi Protected Setup and AOSS; Wi-Fi Direct, NFC
Ports: Pictbridge, Media Card Slots and USB Flash Memory Drive

Security
Wireless Security:  SSID (32 chr); WEP 64/128bit; WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES); WPA2-PSK (AES)
Security Functions:  Secure Function Lock (Print/Scan/Copy/Fax)
Local User Authentication: Up to 10 users

Power & Operating Requirements
ENERGY STAR Qualified:  Yes
Power Source:  AC 100-120V 50/60Hz
Energy Consumption: 29W (Copy); 5.5W (Standby); 1.5W (Sleep); 0.04W (Power Off)

Dimensions & Weights
Min. Dimensions (W”xD”xH”):  21.8″ x 17.0″ x 12.2″
Max. Dimensions (W”xD”xH”):  22.8″ x 24.2″ x 16.3″
Weight:  36.4 lbs.

Test Results and Observations

During our hands-on testing of the Brother MFC-J6925dw, we evaluated all aspects of performance, from installation and set-up, to image quality, productivity, and ease-of-use and maintenance.

Feature Set
The Brother MFC-J6925dw is a rarity in the world of desktop printers as it is one of the two “true” large-format inkjet AiOs that we are aware of. However, it adds additional value to the genre with its document feeder with single-pass duplex scanning, fleet management capabilities and the ability to provide local user authentication along with function lock and user quotas. This, along with the industry’s lowest Cost Per Page for a non-CISS equipped inkjet printer, and a highly competitive feature set makes it more than suitable as a singular printer/All-in-One solution for any home use well as micro- to small workgroups in offices and companies that do not require the high level of security provided by network user authentication. An MFC-J6920dw base model is available for $299.99 and only lacks duplex scanning capability.


Note: For additional photos and screen captures taken during this Hands-On Test, consult our comprehensive Photo Gallery.


Image Quality

Colors and orientations were produced accurately down to 3 line pairs/mm. Print resolution was competitive with that of other recently tested color printers, both toner- and ink-based.

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