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Brother MFC-J6530DW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Brother MFC-J6530DW. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the price. The size is also appreciated, whereas there are some critical reviews about the durability. There are mixed opinions on the paper handling and usability.

performance, size, price


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: 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: 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: 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: 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