Brother Dcp-J4120dw In Test

An ink multifunction device with A3 printing function. The test knocks off, which the Brother DCP-J4120DW on it has.

The Brother DCP-J4120DW is one of the ink multifunctional devices, which can print an A3 sheet as well as DIN A4. This capability is very specific for an inkjet that is designed for use in the home office or at home. Brother has adapted the paper cassette. In this, the paper lies transversely, not as otherwise longitudinally. The A3 print itself works through the single sheet feeder on the rear panel.

Other Equipment: Blue Angel, But No Fax

The Brother DCP-J4120DW brings with it what is important for office tasks, if one can do without a fax function. The paper tray fits up to 150 sheets – that’s okay for the price class.The touch screen makes it easy to use directly on the device. The menu structure is correct. Only the pressure point could have been somewhat spontaneous. The USB port is integrated into the housing. You must open the multifunction device to connect it. This may be somewhat inconvenient, but has the advantage that the cable is stored in the device cleanly. In addition to USB brings the Brother model WLAN with. For installation, however, you must go through the USB cable. Thanks to Apple Airprint and Google Cloudprint as well as the control via Brother app, the Brother DCP-J4120DW is prepared for mobile printing. The direct printing folds over the memory card slot or the Pictbridge interface on the front of the case. The interfaces are housed behind a flap. The duplex unit automatically prints the front and back of a sheet. Extra: The Brother DCP-J4120DW is certified according to the Blue Angel-which is rare in multifunction devices of this size.

Average Values ​​In Consumption

The Brother DCP-J4120DW has four single cartridges that are housed on the side of the case. They are connected to the print head via a line system. With XL cartridges, the multifunctional unit comes with mixed side costs. We calculate 2.8 cents for the black and white sheet-no bargain. The color side goes with 5.0 cents in order. The electricity consumption is inconspicuous. In quiet mode without WLAN, the Brother DCP-J4120DW of 1.3 watts turns off completely after a while-this is commendable. If, however, the device hangs in the wireless network, the energy consumption does not drop below 1.4 watts. Good: If we press the power switch, the device is cleanly separated from the power supply and goes to 0.0 watts.

Quality Of The Brother Dcp-J4120dw

In the printing of texts, the combi printer produces plain letters on normal paper, which appear somewhat rough on the edges. On the other hand, texts and graphics succeed in special paper. The color prints on plain paper lacks some luminosity. On photographic paper, however, this favors the quality of the photos. We feel it very natural. In scanning, the sharpness could have turned out slightly higher. Especially in the depth of the digitized let templates to quickly in the field. Apart from quite strong reds and blues, the color scheme is fine. We get good results when copying: The ink job remains somewhat lean. Nevertheless, good details succeed-especially with the color copies.

Medium Working Temperature

In the text print, the Brother DCP-J4120DW delivers its strongest performance. The 41 seconds for ten text pages are absolutely fine. However, the multifunctional device loses color and scanning visibly. Ten color pages from Acrobat last 1:21 minutes, a preview scan 12 seconds. The latter time value is comparatively moderate. Overall, it is only sufficient for average results in the temperature measurements.

Conclusion-Rather A Home Combinerät

Unbelievable on the Brother DCP-J4120DW is surely the A3 printing function. Otherwise, the multifunctional device is more of a normal cost, but is equipped for home use. The duplex unit for printing and the touch screen are among the equipment highlights. Thanks to Wi-Fi, the device is also prepared for mobile printing via smartphone and tablet. For the domestic office, the side costs in black and white are somewhat too high, even if cartridges with high reach are used. All in all, the device is more suitable as an all-rounder for the home, as a working bull for pressure-intensive office inserts.