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Brother DCP J 552 DW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 447 reviews of Brother DCP J 552 DW. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The price and performance are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the control panel and durability.

usability, performance, price, size, reliability

multifunction, durability, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother DCP J 552 DW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 user reviews of Brother DCP J 552 DW from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Reviews about the reliability and performance are generally positive. The noise and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative opinions about the control panel and multifunction.

usability, price, noise, performance, reliability

durability, multifunction, control panel

85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother DCP-J552DW A4 Colour Inkjet Multifunction Printer (Print/Scan/Copy)Brother DCP-J552DW A4 Colour Inkjet Multifunction Printer (Print/Scan/Copy)

Apr, 2018

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Started out well but then...

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At first, decent enough quality for the price. But when I replaced the printer cartridges with the Brother brand, it started to go wrong. Would not buy again.

Dec, 2014

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Worst printer I have ever owned

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The only way to get a good print is to insert just 1 sheet at a time. Try 2 or more in the paper tray & it prints part on one sheet & the rest on another sheet. Put more paper in & it does the same again & then throws out a wad of the paper. When the...

Nov, 2014

Product Specifications


Blue Angel certified: Yes
Energy Star certified: Yes


Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):4.4
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):2.7
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 1200
Maximum number of copies:99
PC free copying: Yes


Color of product:Black


Display Diagonal:2.7
Touch screen: Yes

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Power consumption (off):0.2
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.7
Power consumption (standby):3.5

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:20
Paper input type:Paper tray
Standard input capacity:100


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Mobile printing technologies:Apple AirPrint,Google Cloud Print
Online services supported:Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Flickr, Google Drive, Picasa, Sky Drive
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, SSID, TKIP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:50

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:2L, A4, A6, L, Letter
Envelopes sizes:10, C5, DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Non-ISO print media sizes:2L, Executive, Index card, L, Legal, Letter
Photo paper sizes:10x15,13x18
Standard tray media types:Coated paper, Envelopes, Glossy paper, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies


Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:copy, print
Duplex printing modes:Auto
Economical printing: Yes
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Processor family:RISC
Processor frequency:288
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
Standard interfaces:USB 1.1, USB 2.0, Wireless LAN
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Power consumption (average operating):16
Power consumption (off):0.2
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.7
Power consumption (standby):3.5


Duplex print speed (ISO/IEC 24734) color:3
Duplex print speed (ISO/IEC 24734) mono:3
Maximum Resolution:6000 x 1200
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):33
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):27
Print speed (ISO/IEC 24734) color:10
Print speed (ISO/IEC 24734) mono:12


Document formats supported:PDF
Gray scale levels:256
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG, PNG, TIF
Input color depth:30
Input colour depth:30
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Scan drivers:ICA, TWAIN, WIA
Scan technology:CIS
Scan to:E-mail, File, Image, Memory Card, OCR


Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Other operating systems supported:Android
Server operating systems supported:Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows Server 2008
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Sound Emission

Print noise level:50
Printing noise level:50


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MiniSD, MiniSDHC, MMC, MMC Mobile, MMC+, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal memory:64

Weight & Dimensions

Package depth:18
Package height:9.02
Package weight:20.5
Package width:18.8