Weâ€™ve looked at a whole bunch of midrange all-in-one (AIO) inkjet printers recently, andÂ many of themÂ have had a few things in common. The most notable one is size, or lack thereof: Some, such asÂ Epsonâ€™s Expression Premium XP-800 All-in-OneÂ ($279.99 at Best Buy), are much smaller than most full-featured multifunction machines weâ€™ve seen to date. Plus, this recent batch, including the XP-800 andÂ HPâ€™s Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One PrinterÂ ($149.99 at HP), are quite high-tech in appearance and even fashionable-looking.
Aside from looking good and being economical, the MFC-J4510DW has something else big going for it: the ability to print one-off ledger-size (11×17-inch) pages from a manual input tray on the back. Thatâ€™s a feature totally unheard of in a printer as compact as this one. (Most printers that print to this size of paper are wide-carriage monsters.) And even though the printing is a little sluggish, the output quality is pretty good, especially when printing business documents containing images and graphics. Weâ€™ve seen better photo print quality, but this AIOâ€™s image reproduction is way beyond passable.
Apart from the wide-format printing, this machine is loaded with other features, including a 20-page automatic document feeder (ADF) and a print engine with duplexing support, for churning out two-sided pages without manual intervention. It also has an updated 3.7-inch display that’s both touch- and gesture-sensitive.Â The screenÂ helps you when youâ€™re printing straight from several types of memory devices (i.e., printing without a PC) or downloading content from several cloud sites. Itâ€™s a big advance in control-panel quality from what weâ€™ve seen on earlier Brother machines.
On the whole, we liked the MFC-J4510DW a bunch. Granted, its print qualityÂ with business documents is not quite laser-quality (versus that of, say,Â HPâ€™s OfficeJet Pro 8600 Plus e-All-in-One—$217.47 at GoComputerSupplies.com), but itâ€™s definitely close enough for most business applications. Apart from that caveat, we had few quibbles with this printer. We recommend it and knighted it with our Editorsâ€™ Choice award.
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