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Brother MFC-J6530DW

Brother MFC-J6530DW
alaScore 90

19 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Brother MFC-J6530DW. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-J6530DW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Simon Williams (

Brother MFC-J6530DW


One of the recent trends in inkjet all-in-one printer design is larger, A3 print. Brother has been one of the pioneers of this with many of its business inkjets offering at least occasional, single-sheet A3. However, the MFC-J6530DW is a full A3...

If you need a machine with full A3 print, scan and copy functions, Brother’s MFC-J6530DW should be on your list. However, it has one or two shortcomings: its variable graphic print quality and lack of a duplex scanner. Even so, at the price, it’s a...

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: Harveyover70 (

Great product


My new printer is just great but I have an issue with a John Lewis receipt for the printer. Although I have an online account I am unable to access my receipt through that account. It transpires that as I ordered the printer by telephone I do not get a...

Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: Bag lady (

Works Great


Works good except for large photos that show printing lines. I don't like loading the paper horizontally instead of vertical but that is just my preference.

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: dlrob196 (

NIce product, just 1 thing I don't like


I enjoy my printer, my only criticism is the ink runs out fast. I have had it for 2 months and the black ink is low already. I haven't even used it that much for it to get that low soo quickly. besides that I like it a lot

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Rpaul5 (

Performs Well


It like up to every computer and prints efficiently. Larger than I wanted, but has features of a small business printer. I have had better lock with Brother than HP, LexMark and others. the software and printer works well.

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: stdy1 (

Great Printer


I purchased this printer several months ago. Fairly easy to set up the wifi. I've been using it to print from 3 devices. It prints good quality and is easy to use. Glad I bought it.

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: PaulineM (

Exactly what we needed!


This printer replaces the previous Brother we had ("If this thing dies, I will run out and buy another one the same day!") Yup - did that! It is even faster, clearer, etc than its predecessor - who died from giving us lots of use! I originally bought...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Mikboy327 (

A few negatives


Overall I like the printer. The paper tray and output tray are not convenient and it is a bit of a hassle to remove them. The out put tray doesn't receive the paper very well. The paper is a little curved as it comes out; the tray doesn't allow the...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Nfab70 (

Brother Printer - J5335DW


It is the first time I have brought a Brother printer. I would have given this an excellent rating for all the areas and a five star rating. However, I am finding buying the ink cartridges very hard. High street shops, and including my local John...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Brotheruser2017 (

Brother MFC-J6530DW


Very easy to set up wirelessly with quick set up guide. £50 cashback recieved from Brother website. Great value, my 1st printer/ scanner so not an expert but I'm very satisfied with this one.

May, 2017

Product Specifications


Blue Angel certified: Yes
Energy Star certified: Yes


Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):12
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):9
Maximum copy resolution:600 x 600
Maximum number of copies:99
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4
PC free copying: Yes


Color of product:Black


Color display:Y
Display Diagonal:2.67
Touch screen: Yes

Energy Management

Power consumption (off):0.4
Power consumption (sleep mode):1.6
Power consumption (standby):6


Auto-redialing: Yes
Error Correction Mode (ECM): Yes
Fax broadcasting:50
Fax delayed sending: Yes
Fax dual access: Yes
Fax forwarding: Yes
Fax memory:200
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):100
Fax speed dialing, max numbers:100
Modem Speed:33.6
Speed dialing: Yes

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:50
Number of standard paper trays:1
Paper input type:Paper tray
Standard input capacity:250


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Mobile printing technologies:Apple AirPrint,Brother iPrint & Scan,Google Cloud Print,Mopria Print Service
Online services supported:Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Flickr, Google Drive, OneDrive, OneNote
Security algorithms:64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA-AES, WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP, WPA2-AES, WPA2-PSK, WPA2-TKIP
Supported network protocols (IPv6):NDP, RA, mDNS, LLMNR responder, DNS resolver, LPR/LPD, custom raw port/Port9100, IPP, FTP/FTPs client FTP , SNMPv1/v2c/v3 , TFTP server, web services (print/scan), SMTP client, POP3*, CIFS client, SNTP client, LDAP, IMAP4*, ICMPv6, HTTP serve
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:100

Paper Handling

Auto Document Feeder (ADF) media weight:64 - 90
Custom media length:5.83 - 17
Custom media width:4.13 - 11.7
Duplex media weight:60 - 120
Envelopes sizes:C5
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A3, A4, A5, A6
ISO C-series sizes (C0...C9):C5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A3
Non-ISO print media sizes:folio
Photo paper sizes:9x13,10x15,13x18
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Photo paper, Recycled paper
Standard tray media weight:64 - 120


Built-in processor: Yes
Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:Print
Faxing:Mono faxing
Maximum duty cycle:30000
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Processor frequency:576
Recommended duty cycle:250 - 2000
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 3.0, Wireless LAN
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (average operating):27
Power consumption (off):0.4
Power consumption (sleep):1.6
Power consumption (standby):6


Duplex print speed (ISO/IEC 24734) color:11
Duplex print speed (ISO/IEC 24734) mono:12
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 4800
N-up printing:2, 4, 9, 16, 25
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):35
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):27
Print speed (ISO/IEC 24734) color:20
Print speed (ISO/IEC 24734) mono:22
Time to first page (black, normal):6


Duplex scan speed (black):18
Duplex scan speed (color):18
Duplex scan speed (colour):18
Gray scale levels:256
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Scan drivers:ICA, SANE, TWAIN, WIA
Scan speed (black):8
Scan speed (color):8
Scan speed (colour):8
Scan technology:CIS
Scan to:E-mail, E-mail Server, FTP, File, Image, OCR, USB
Scan type:Flatbed & ADF
Scanner Type:Flatbed & ADF


Bundled software:Brother Control Center Version 4, Nuance PaperPort Version 14
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Mobile operating systems supported:Android
Server operating systems supported:Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 x64, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

Sound Emission

Noise level (idle):50


Card reader integrated: No
Internal memory:128

Technical Details

Cartridge type:LC3217

Weight & Dimensions

Package depth:22.4
Package height:16.9
Package weight:52.7
Package width:26.8