Perhaps few small- and home-based-offices (SOHOs) require high-speed, high-volume, wide-format multifunction printers, but once you or your company has owned one, you’ll wonder how you got along without it—and you surely won’t want to go back to a midsize letter-size printer again. While nowadays, the major printer makers are all offering wide-format printers (in this case, 11×17 inches, a.k.a. tabloid), none of them manufacture as many as Brother.
In one way or another, the company’s Business Smart, Business Smart Plus, or Business Smart Pro models all at least print 11×17-inch pages. Some, such as the Pro models, like the $249.99-list MFC-J5620DW Multifunction Printer reviewed here, can also copy, scan, and fax tabloid-size pages—features that for certain applications can be immensely beneficial.