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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Feature rich but long term cost too high for some.

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    TechnicallyCorrect
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    Another all in one in a sea of endless competition. To me, regardless of the price point, manufactures have to make a printer be the top of the top in all categories to separate themselves from the competition. In this case, Brother tries but misses the mark. First, you have to set the proper expectation for the Brother MFC-J895DW, it is an entry level all in one. It is not going to be the fastest, print the best photos or have the lowest cost per print. But what you are going to get is a lot a bang for the buck – NFC, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, USB, scan to, legal size scanning, SD card, clear LCD screen, OCR and various cloud based services. All for about $100, not bad. That is a lot to cram in, plus you get the Brother quality. With that said, let’s look at the key areas – Set up and software – No problems here, up and running in only a few minutes. I connected directly to the printer with my Mac and everything installed without a glitch. Brother has always had solid software and set up. In reference to the software, the Brother ControlCenter for scanning management is excellent, I’ve used various iterations of it for years and I always found it to be simple, intuitive and efficient. Performance - Well, I’m trying to follow my own advice and set the proper expectations. Text prints are crisp and clear. Graphics are decent and photos are average quality. In reference to photos, you should not be buying this printer as a photo printer; there are far better photo printers. For me, printing was slow. It is rated at about 12 pages per minute for text, I observed slower. A lot slower. Keep in mind there are a lot of variables that can affect print speed but it still was a lot slower than my much more expensive Canon. This hold true for copying as well. Conclusion The all important question, should you buy it? For $100, you get a lot for your money. It is a perfectly competent printer that is jammed packed full of features. But alas, it is not for everyone. For me, I would pass. It is just too slow and the cost per print is way too high for anyone that prints several times a week. I did have to look this up , but it looks like monochrome prints are about 6 cents per page and color are 16+ cents. For the most part, that is in line with the competition at this price point but still too high. However, for the same or a bit more money, Brother has “Inkvestment” printers that have a lot lower cost per page. One is the same price right now as the MFC-J895DW but it looks like you give up some features. The other is about $70 more and does everything. But back to the MFC-J895DW, Brother has specifically designed this printer to be feature rich with a target consumer who does not print that much. If that is you, it is well worth the money. If you are someone like me, the MFC-J895DW just costs too much to run and is too slow. If you are like me, pass and look at some of the slightly more expensive Brother AIO printers.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it for family and small work projects

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    TECHBEENGOOD
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    Brother Work Smart Series MFC-J895DW Wireless All-In-One Printer:: I’m placing this printer alongside my other various Brother printers. My experience tells me that these printers outlast, deliver great photos and documents, and continue to prove themselves for years. This Brother printer delivers lots of features with very low stress. SETUP: Brother Printers work nicely with Mac computers and Windows computers. Software loads easily, behaves. and accesses the printer utilities for printer control. [Download or on CD Disc.] <> All printer control features are also available on the printer’s LCD screen, a nice step saver if the computer is in a different room. <> Wi-Fi connection is quick and easy. (There’s also an ethernet port.) The MFC-J895DW also allows printing from mobile devices via WI-Fi Direct, NFC, Apple AirPrint, USB 2.0, MOPRIA, and Google Cloud Print. It even faxes (send/receive). <> Brother toner cartridges are available individually. (B, C, M, Y) in standard (200pgs) and High Yield (400pgs) sizes. They load easily. <> Scanning is accomplished using Brother’s ControlCenter and there’s OCR software included. You can also scan from the printer, using the LCD to manage scanning and sending it to the computer. <> Brother’s online support is very complete and understandable. Brother anticipates many issues and provided useful answers online. PERFORMANCE: I print lots of family photos, so I focus mostly on color performance, where I’m using glossy paper. These are great looking pictures, easily matching what I get from local processors, but giving me the advantage of on-the-fly corrections. High resolution images make colorful and sharp 8x10” photos. Printing is slow for photos, and the Brother is fairly typical. Text pages are very nice looking, very fast, and I have no trouble using them for everyday projects (even though I’d usually switch to my laser printer for B&W, especially for large tasks). It’s an inkjet, so you need to appreciate long-tern costs for replacement cartridges. SUMMARY: The Brother MFC-J895DW is likely to be a very reliable inkjet if my experience holds for this printer generation. Everything about the Brother works. We love it for family or small work projects, with photos being the specialty.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome All-Around Good Printer!

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    Janine
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    This printer is great! The Brother brand is one I am familiar with and would recommend. For its relatively inexpensive price point, this Brother Work Smart Series MFC-J895DW Wireless All-In-One Printer is definitely worth considering for all the many useful features it has to offer. Getting up and running was a piece of cake. Simply follow the directions in the handy Quick Setup Guide. The printer’s easy-to-use digital touch screen display will walk you through the setup procedure. Also worth noting is that a driver installation disk is included with the packing materials and Reference Guide (which I found to be quite helpful and thorough), for setting the printer up to a computer. Generally speaking, these days, more often than not, you have to go online to a company’s website to access the necessary downloads. That is not the case here. Brother has provided the required software. However, what I was most impressed with was how effortlessly it was to use this printer with the app, since I will mainly be using the printer with my mobile devices. The Brother iPrint&Scan App is done really well. I found myself truly enjoying trying out all its features. You can preview a copy before printing, which is quite useful; as well as, check on the machine’s status. Also, if the printer is left on, and you’re connected to Wi-Fi, you are able to operate the printer remotely from a desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet, while away from your home or office. Something else worth mentioning here, is that even if you don’t have a telephone landline, you can still use the mobile fax feature by using your cell phone number. Very handy! The printer’s compact design is comparable to a variety of home office printers of this type. But don’t let its size fool you. This Brother All-In-One Printer performs beautifully. For expediency of printing, there is a 150-sheet capacity paper tray; along with a bypass tray which can handle a variety of sizes and specialty papers, including photo paper. I found the quality of pictures printed with this Brother Printer, to be crisp, clear, and bright. As with other printers that I have owned and used, the printer does make noise during the printing cycle. There is a ‘Quiet Mode’ option, which seems to only slightly slow down how fast the printer prints when not using this. An optional service which may be of benefit to some, most especially those people who use their printer often and will need to purchase ink regularly, is ‘Brother Refresh’ - a feature which detects your usage patterns and will automatically place an order for replacement ink (or toner) to be shipped directly to your home or office. Overall, this Brother Work Smart Series MFC-J895DW Wireless All-In-One Printer is a well-made, solid piece of hardware. Being able to print, copy, scan (and even fax) from a mobile device is really useful, but when simply used as a regular desktop/laptop printer, it performs just as superbly. I highly, highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Print from practically anything

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    DavidJr
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    A reasonably priced all in one multi-function inkjet printer. After a few minutes of powering on, installing the ink cartridges and letting it run initial calibration I was able to print from my phone without ever connecting it to my network. With NFC I tapped my phone to the front and it led me straight to the iPrint & Scan app in the app store. Once installed it was easy to scan documents and photos to my phone, print documents or photos and even arrange for a fax, but I don’t have a phone line. Connecting to my wireless network was just as simple and my computers easily found the printer for a quick setup. You can also use USB and wired LAN cables and the ports for those are in the strangest place. You have to lift the scan bed up and run the cables through a channel to connect them. However, this does help keep a low profile for the printer since you can push it flush to the wall. The only time you need to access the back is in a jam situation or if you want to use the single sheet manual feed. The manual feed is convenient if you don’t want to change out the paper in the tray, but it is single sheet only and if you are already tight on space, requires it to be pulled out. Even with all the other devices connected, you can choose to print from services like Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive directly from the printer menu. There are also some other pre-formatted items that you can print like calendars, stationary and certificates. Print quality is not bad and fairly quick, however, it can be better if you change print settings from normal to fine, though it does take longer and more ink. Printing photos is where it made a real difference to me as normal looked a bit faded and washed out while fine had sharper edges and deeper color. It never failed that my kids would come home from school one day and need something random printed, scanned, copied and have it on their phone or laptop. With so many ways to connect to this printer it makes it easy to just get it done, even if the device isn’t on my network.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    excels with none but is competent in all functions

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    Bappy
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    I really haven’t had a Brother brand printer since the dot matrix days (not talking the reboot character), but enough with dating myself. The Brother All in One MFC-J985DW printer is a compact, capable multifunction device. First thing I noticed when unboxing the unit, it is compact, it seems to have a footprint barely bigger than an 8x11 piece of paper. A refreshing change from the Multifunction printers I have been purchasing for the last three generations which are big and have been getting progressively less reliable (from a brand known for making high end cameras). In any case back to the Brother All in One MFC-J985DW, after unboxing I filled the tray cartridge with standard 8x11 paper. It was slightly confusing as the paper goes below another area where photo size paper can be loaded. Then I installed the four “INKvestment high yield ink cartridges,” which seemed small, we’ll see down the road what page counts they yield. Checked prices of new OEM ink online and prices seem reasonable. As for setup, the printer was fairly easy to connect my WiFi network. A Windows 10 PC easily detected the printer connected to my network. My iOS devices were also able to connect via AirPrint (although as I write this the connection via AirPrint seems to have disappeared). Printing was easy, providing decent looking output quickly. Documents are clear, a photo did not look as I expected when printed as a full 8x10, it was more artful looking than photographic. Could be the source resolution of the photo, regardless I do not print many photos at home and frankly would not expect much in this area from the printer. Scanning was straightforward, from the front panel I was able to scan an image directly to my PC where it automatically showed up in the Windows Fax and Scan app. I also setup the scan to a cloud service, in this case my OneDrive, there are also options for DropBox, Google Drive and Evernote. Also there is a simple Automatic Document feeder for scanning one sided pages (ADF capacity 20). I did not get a chance to use this feature. Overall this All in One printer does just about everything you would want to do, all at an acceptable level. It excels in none but is competent in all. Pros: - Small footprint/size - Fairly reasonably priced - Cloud services connectivity Cons: - Print quality is decent, but not the best - No Ethernet connectivity, Wifi only - Ink cartridges seem small, not sure I will get near the page count expected - Small buttons on the front panel are difficult to use with my big paws

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Reasonable price, nice printer, not too large

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    allib
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    Most of my personal use printer experience has been with HP printers, but after some favorable experiences with Brother printers at work I thought this one would be a good option for the students in our family. Thus far, we have been very satisfied with this Brother Work Smart Series printer. Installation on both a Windows pc and an Apple laptop was a breeze. There is a cd-rom provided for Windows installs, but none is needed for Apple computers. Wireless connectivity was a breeze and we've had no connection issues since. This printer provides some nice features such as the automatic document feeder (20 sheets), duplexer, memory card slot, USB thumb drive port and mobile device printing. It supports AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Mopria and Wi-Fi Direct (no need for mobile devices to be on same network) and one can use the NFC icon on the printer's control panel to establish a direct wireless connection. There is also Brother's iPrint&Scan that can be used to print attachments from or scanning to a mobile device. We have found the touch screen straight forward and easy to use. Print quality and speed has met our expectation. Photo print quality was also quite good. Color print speeds are listed at 10 ppm and mono print speed is listed at 12ppm. In summary, we've found this printer to be a good option for our family since it takes up limited space, delivers good print quality and speed, offers great mobile connectivity options and more than sufficient features at a good value. This particular model may not be the best option for those with high volume printer needs since there are other Brother models (INKvestment printers) that offer a lower, per page ink cost. However, most students and families should find that this model will suit their needs well. It is also good to know that this Brother printer comes with a two year warranty.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid bang for the buck printer

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    BillnMish
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    If you have a middle/high schooler or college student printing off report after report, this is a great all-in-one. For pictures of any size/quality you are going to HAVE to have great photo stock to print on otherwise the ink this unit utilizes will not perform well. Yes, that could be said for most all run-of-the-mill at home printers, but with this one especially -- you want to print anything bigger than 4x6 and not have it look terrible? Get at least some mid-grate photo stock to use in only those situations. I point this out as I have a few other printers, and while they all have their downfalls when it comes to printing photos, my laserjet prints flawlessly regardless of what sort of paper quality it has in it. It's very quick and always looks sharp without saturating the heck out of the paper. But, that unit was nearly 4x the cost of this one, so it's to be expected. But, for what it WILL do well; scan whatever you want and print "normal" stuff, like papers, assignments, reports, etc etc. It knocks those out with little if any hiccups. Setup is a breeze, the software is extremely straight forward, and aside from being a little on the noisy side, there is very little that for $100 I can say I'm disappointed with. Even the mobile app works great! Not something I can say for other units. Brother really has this part of it figured out. After setup, I downloaded the app and within 15 seconds I was printing off a few test photos. After the first two I realized the aforementioned paper quality matter and put in some nice matte stock. The next 3 photos (printed, again, via my phone) were done in a few minutes a piece and looked pretty decent all things considered. It wasn't until I went and printed the exact same photos with the laserjet that it was glaring the difference in quality between $100 and $400. Bottom line; if you need an easy to use all-in-one that is a breeze to setup and can print from mobile devices via the NFC technology -- this is a bang for the buck master and one that should at least be considered if you're in the $75-$150 price range for just such a thing. If the MFC-J895DW were to perform slightly more quiet *and* not have such a drastic fall off when it comes to what paper you are printing on, it would be a 5-star review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for light home or home office use.

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    GH06903
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    The best thing about this printer is its connectivity options ethernet (wired), Wifi, USB, Wifi Direct and Near-Field Communications (NFC). What makes this printer so special is it’s ability to connect via Wifi Direct and NFC. This means you do not need a Wifi router to connect your wireless laptop to your printer. NFC allows you to connect your smartphone or tablet to the printer without a local network providing your devices support NFC. If you do connect the pronter to your network, it also supports third-party mobile-connectivity solutions includes Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Mopria (for Android printing), and Brother's iPrint & Scan. The MFC-J895DW has only one input tray which holds 100 sheets of standard paper. This is fine if you are using this printer to print occasional documents like resumes or recipes, but if you like to photos as well, you will have to swap out the standard paper for photo paper to do that. Print quality is about what I expected from an entry level home/office printer. Text documents look sharp and but when I printed some color heavy charts in my spreadsheets, I did notice that the color was slightly off, but impressively there was no color bleeding. Photos printed well. They were sharp and clear if not slightly faded looking. Brother’s software, ControlCenter, is a great app that allows you to manage all of your scan jobs. It uses Nuance PaperPort for document-management and OCR (optical character recognition, converting scanned text to editable text. Overall this is a nice option for a home or home office setup. The touchscreen is easy to use although at 2.2 inches, it seemed a little small for my big hands. I am using it as a secondary printer on a separate floor so that when I need to print something quickly, I don’t need to run downstairs to my office. For that purpose it works perfectly! For high volume printing though, you may find this (and other printers like it) too slow and too costly per page, but it wasn’t designed for that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great print quality but poor ink usage

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    redderr
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    Good overall output quality. Easy-to-use display, control panel. SD card and USB thumb drive support and 20-sheet ADF. All this in a very compact and lightweight unit. Running costs are high, but to be fair this is true for almost all printers in this class and price range. The MFC-J895DW comes with one input tray. It holds either 100 sheets of standard paper or 20 sheets of premium photo paper. The automatic document feeder (ADF) holds up to 20 sheets but alas does not support auto-duplexing, so to scan two-sided sheets, your assistance is needed...which is time consuming. Connectivity on the Brother MFC-J895DW consists of wired networking, wireless support, and direct-to-USB, and Near-Field Communications (NFC). The printer supports Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Mopria (for Android printing), and Brother's own iPrint&Scan. In addition you'll find a port for USB thumb drives and a slot for SD cards. The software suite includes The Brother ControlCenter4, this is a great scanner interface that allows you to define and manage your scan jobs in so many possible ways. You also get the Nuance PaperPort 14 SE with OCR. This document management program is great for archiving and locating important files, as well as for optical character recognition for converting scanned text to editable text. The reason for loss of a full star is the operating cost is high and lack of duplex scanning. I just feel that if you include a document feeder then go all in with duplex scanning capabilities.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Workhorse that's great for home/office use

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    JKinSYR
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    The printer offers some great features and capabilities. I had this out of the box, and set up within about 10 minutes so I think most users would be fortunate to do the same. This nice looking unit fits fairly nicely onto a desk with its small footprint and nice design. Brother offers a great array of qualities in this printer, copier, scanner, and fax machine. All the essentials you need in your home office usage and it's been perfect for me. The large 150 sheet tray is large enough for many uses and ideal for home use. In my usage of this printer in my home, I use this for printing documents, forms, coloring pages for a child, and various coupons to be used at retailers. I like the fact that this Brother printer produces sharp lines, precise print quality, and duplex printing for helping me be frugal and save paper when I can. A few unique features I found with this printer that made it stand out for me were the following: - NFC printing. I can bring my iPhone 6 plus up to the printer and similar to utilizing Apple Pay for example, I can get my photo or document to be printed by contacting the Brother printer. Very cool and useful feature. - Also Cloud connectivity. The printer can connect with cloud services, but the ones I utilized were DropBox and GoogleDrive. I have various documents and photos saved to both cloud formats, and was able to access them from the cloud to print. And I was able to use the scanner feature to send my documents to the cloud without printing them out. Overall I feel this printer is a great fit in my home of light office work. The average sized footprint is ideal for my smaller home office area, but it's also a nice looking printer without being too flashy. I have been happy with it so far and I feel that it uses an adequate amount of ink for the jobs I've given it so far. Time will tell how long this ink lasts and then I'll see about the process of getting refills. I recommend this as a no fuss printer that will be just what you need in your space.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great inexpensive inkjet printer/scanner/fax

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    RandallFlagg
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    I'm a current Brother printer user. I have the MFC-J4620DW and I'm really happy with it. It's hooked up to my main desktop via lan/usb/wifi. So when I got the MFC-J895DW, I knew it was going to work for me. I set it up tonight with the intention of running my laptops and mac mini to it wirelessly. I first tried my main desktop and it couldn't see it. I checked the settings in the printer and tada, I needed to setup wifi with my network. After that, I tried again and the software saw the printer. That said, it takes a long time to install the software. I did this one with the cd and once I was finally done, a brother update popped up and I had to update two pieces of software. It did them separately, but really quick. I then installed it on my Windows laptop. I used the download link in the instructions as the laptop doesn't have an optical drive. I figured at least I would be the latest version and could skip the update. Nope, same thing...forever to install and two quick updates. Lastly the mac mini. I have the upgraded 2013 model with the latest Os X Mojave installed. The software was a download from the link in the instructions and it saw the latest operating system with no issue. As is with Macs, it was a much faster install. Once it was done, I opened Microsoft Word and picked a template. I sent it to print and it worked great, but it did have a long lag time. Not sure if that's normal or just a fluke. Either way, at least I now have a dedicated wifi printer to use with these three pcs as well as my Pixel and Android tablets. Lastly, one thing I love about Brother printers is the ink is reasonable. Color ink is around $15 for 500 sheets and black a bit less. One think that this model doesn't have that my old one does it the ability to pay a bit more and buy a cartridge that does 1200 sheets. Bummer, but not a reason to pass on this model. It does however hold 150 sheets in the tray, so that's a plus. If you need a cheap wifi printer, this is a good choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Capable and Small Footprint

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    RalphHenry
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    This is an excellent printer with a small footprint, yet it can fax, scan, copy and print. It can also do 2-sided printing and has a large paper tray capacity of 150 sheets. I did try all the features and it worked flawlessly to scan, fax, copy or print single or double sided. Also you can use NFC connectivity. The setup is simple, it does come with a CD. It is wireless. I thought the printing was less intense than some printers, but there was enough color and I think this will result in more economical ink costs, I’ll keep an eye on this as I use it more. I like the online manual at https://download.brother.com/welcome/doc100738/cv_dcp772dw_uke_rg.pdf it is worth downloading. It does come with a quick reference and a nice user guide, but having the quick lookup online is easier. Note on this printer you place the documents face-down on the scanner glass or in the document feeder to scan. You may miss the fact that you can put several pages into the document feeder not just one page – it is so compact that you might think its capacity was only single feed. In addition it has a feature that you might overlook but is handy. This feature is the single page manual feed in the back of the printer. It’s useful if you are using decal paper or other specialty papers and don’t want to use your main paper tray – worked very nicely. It is nice to load the “Brother iPrint & Scan” app to your phone. You can then fax, copy, print or scan to this printer using NFC. For example, you just select a photo, then select to use the Brother iPrint & Scan app and tap the icon on the left side of the machine and it will print your photo – neat. The plastic parts on this printer seem a little fragile but the new plastics are very strong so I feel it should be durable. I do recommend this printer at this price point for those who want a full function printer with a smaller footprint and not short on technology.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice space saving all-in-one

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    vrs99
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    The Brother MFC-J895DW is a nice all-in-one printer with many features. One thing that stood out when I got this printer was how small it was, a perfect fit in my child’s room and would fit nicely into a tight office/work space. This printer runs through ink quickly and the cartridges have a standard yield of 200 pages. Prints quick enough, but bars/lines when were evident when printing solid backgrounds at normal setting. Word document type was fine at normal settings, but areas of black background were not solid black. Features that stand out for me: 150-sheet adjustable paper tray capacity NFC "touch to connect" print & scan 2.7" Color touchscreen Sorting function Mobile connectivity Wireless 802.11 b/g/n, Ethernet, NFC, Wi Fi Direct, and USB 2.0 This is a nice compact printer for someone who does not do heavy printing and does not mind changing cartridges often. It is better suited for specific requirements that utilize scanning and faxing frequently that is space efficient. Build quality is excellent as I have found with past Brother printers that have served me very well.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Reliable home printer

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    MrAnubisKitty
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    This is a really good device for home office use. I'd give it four & a half stars, if that was an option. It was easy to set up. The enclosed guide gives the steps but some were unnecessary because the printer also guides the user through the setup process, by showing the steps and progress on the touch screen. This screen is also how the printer is used, rather than buttons. This machine can copy, print, and scan, and works as a fax machine if connected to a landline. It connects wirelessly to the home network, WiFi and computers, as well as mobile devices, although connecting to a network is not required. There's an app easily downloaded for mobile devices. The touch screen on the printer took a little getting used to, as it didn't seem as sensitive at first. There is software for the computer that can be downloaded, although when I did it immediately needed updating. This took longer than I expected, but should be a one time process. Printing is quick and the quality is great. As part of the setup you install 4 separate ink cartridges; these can be replaced individually as they run out. The printer tracks this for you, and will let you know when low. There's a replenishment service which will send replacement cartridges to you. With its compact design, it fit on the desk without taking up much space. It holds plenty of paper, and prints two sided as well. I had no problems using this, from my desktop and phone, and would recommend it as a good quality addition to a home or even a small business office. I had certain expectations for this as a Brother product, and was not disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great performance for everyday use

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    Xtant
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    Got this Brother - Work Smart Series MFC-J895DW Wireless All-In-One Printer to replace a 5 year old HP 5520. The J895DW is a little smaller than the HP but not by much. It was very easy to get the J895DW connected to our Wi-Fi network in fact much easier than the HP was! Wireless printing from PC desktop, laptop, Android and iPhone worked without any issues. Text prints were sharp and a 4x6 color photo came out pretty good. The paper tray is easy to load since you have to completely remove it from the printer. The touchscreen is way better than the old HP is and very easy to use to. Ink is also very easy to load. Will be interesting to see how long it last? The J895DW is also quiter then the HP. It still makes some noise but the biggest difference is there is very little noise when turning it on and only a simple tone made when turning it off. Overall the J895DW works great for our home printing needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far a nice home printer well done...

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    knamed2016
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    The installation instructions start off really nice and detailed enough. The only issue I had was that the link to download the software was not valid. I had to just go to the Brother.com website and get the software from the support pages. Actually once you download the software the installation and usage was one of the easiest I have seen. I also felt the software was easy to use. The ability to connect the printer to your PC using wifi, ethernet, or USB was extremely convenient. I liked how the ink cartridges go in and are managed. I like the footprint of the device and how it does not feel cheap. The software for scanning lets you save or open your docs in a variety of applications. You can even scan from your phone and save using the printer software. Printing was fast and the quality was very nice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Very frustrating setup

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    KKCNIck
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    I was looking forward to all this printer can do. After opening it was well laid out and in about 5 min, I had it setup or so I thought. The final steps were to run the wizard software to setup all the features. This printer does not come with a usb cable but shoukd work no problem when connecting wirelessly. In runnigmng the software, it does not allow you to manually set the IP so unless it see’s the printer then your stuck. I tried wireless, wireless WPS, wired and even put it on a static IP. The device was on my network but the software just would not see the machine. Very frustrated. I proceeded to open the udp ports on the firewall on my laptop and still was not connecting. I finally had to take a break. I attempted to download the printer only drivers and that failed during download. I can print with the generic windows 10 drivers and airprint from my iphone so I know it works but this should work on the pc in all functions.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great home or small office printing solution

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    IronHorseGPS
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    The Brother - Work Smart Series MFC-J895DW Wireless All-In-One Printer - Black is perfect for a home or small office all-in-on printing solution with many features of more expensive printers. The touch screen is easy to use and navigate the features of the printer. The wireless and WiFi connectivity provides excellent printing options for spaces where wires are not practical. Print via NFC from a smartphone with ease. PROS - Brother name and quality - Easy to use, basically plug and play - 150-sheet tray capacity sufficient for most users - Boasts 12 ppm for B&W, 10 ppm for full color - Nearly full page print coverage available - Auto (2-sided) Full Duplex - Two-year warranty verse the industry standard of one-year CONS - Ink replacement costs - I cannot find a way to expand to bigger tray capacity or second tray (would be a nice feature)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Get your money's worth

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    ladilyn
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    I wanted a good, basic all-in-one printer now that I have a college student in the house as she was able to print what she needed at her high school. I needed it wireless and it needed to be able to be accessed from any device in the house. This completely fits that bill at a very reasonable price. There was no problem with the setup and copies come out crisp and clear. I found that the color printing is okay on normal with the colors a bit muted but if you want richer colors, you need to switch it to fine. It's a great printer for the kids to share so you don't have to wait for your things while their 10 page book report is printing. If you print a lot, the ink may get a bit pricey but for normal school and usual home use, it is a good deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Scanner-printer combo, and FAX...

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    JerryZ
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    As an all-in-one, Brother's MFC is easy to setup and use. It occupies a small footprint yet produces a sharp color or BW print. Scanning is fast and easy with either the scanner glass or via document feeder (15-pages). Similar to other brands, Brother offers cartridges via mail. Either by mail from local stores per page costs are low. Nuance's PaperPort 14 software is included. I've used PP-14 for over 15 years. A great way to scan, store and view your documents. App installation is quick and easy, via NFC on the left side of the printer's panel. Brother's "iPrint&Scan" allows easy and quick printing and scanning to tables or smart phones. Document handling is easy with the document feeder. Setup is quick with built in touch screen video guide (or printed guide).

    I would recommend this to a friend