Brother MFC-J825DW review

16 Jan 2013
Our Rating 
Price when reviewed 
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With its comprehensive set of features this MFP is a jack of all trades. It's pretty quick, but the results are unremarkable

Page 2 of 2Specifications

Basic Specifications

Rating **
Maximum native print resolution 6,000x1,200dpi
Max optical resolution 1,200x2,400dpi
Output bit depth 24-bit

Tested Print Speeds

Time for two 10x8in photos 1.0 8m 20s
Time for six 6x4in photos 1.0 14m 37s

Physical and Environmental

Standard printer interfaces USB, 10/100 Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n wireless
Optional printer interfaces none
Size 180x405x378mm
Weight 9.3kg
Noise (in normal use) 50dB(A)

Paper Handling

Maximum paper size A4/legal
Maximum paper weight 220gsm
Standard paper inputs 2
Standard paper input capacity 120
Maximum paper inputs 2
Maximum paper input capacity 120
Duplex (code, cost if option) Yes


Printer technology piezo inkjet
Supported operating systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later, Linux (via free download)
Other inkjet features 8.3cm colour screen, touch panel
Other inkjet options none

Buying Information

Price £140
Consumable parts and prices £10 each
Price per colour A4 page 5.0p
Quoted life of supplied photo cartridge(s) N/A
Warranty one year RTB

Print Quality

Number of ink colours 4
Number of ink cartridges 4
Maximum number of ink colours 4
Maximum number of cartridges 4

Tested Scan Speeds

Full scan area preview 8s
A4 document at 150dpi 8s
A4 document at 300dpi 12s
6x4in photo at 600dpi 14s
6x4in photo at 1200dpi 45s

Tested Copy Speeds

Time for single A4 mono copy 1.0 19s
Time for single A4 colour copy 1.0 18s
Time for 10 A4 copies using feeder 2.0 2m 16s

Photo Features

PictBridge support Yes
Borderless printing A4
Direct (PC-less) printing Yes
Supported memory cards Memory Stick, SD, MMC
CD printing Yes

Copy Features

Maximum number of copies 99
Max mono copy resolution 1,200x1,200dpi
Max colour copy resolution 1,200x1,200dpi

Fax Features

Max mono fax resolution 200x400dpi
Fax memory (maximum mono pages) 400

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