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Brother MFC J 5720 DW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 reviews of Brother MFC J 5720 DW. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the multifunction and performance. The size and price are also appreciated. There are some critical comments about the reliability. The noise and design get mixed comments.

usability, price, size, performance, multifunction


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC J 5720 DW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Brother MFC J 5720 DW from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Reviewers really like the price. The size also gets good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the design. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, size, price


67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother MFC-J5720DW A3 Colour Inkjet Multifunction Printer + Extra Set of Compatible LC223 InksBrother MFC-J5720DW A3 Colour Inkjet Multifunction Printer + Extra Set of Compatible LC223 Inks

Jul, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : M. David Stone (

Brother MFC-J5720DW


The Brother MFC-J5720DW inkjet multifunction printer delivers decent speed and output quality. More importantly, it offers a low running cost and has the ability to print at up to 11 by 17 inches.

Two 250-sheet trays for up to tabloid size (11-by-17-inch) paper. Duplex (two-sided) printing, scanning, and copying. Low running cost.

Lackluster speed and output quality on our tests.

That said, keep in mind that the Brother MFC-J5720DW offers perfectly acceptable speed and output quality, and it also delivers excellent paper handling, mobile printing and scanning, highly useful Web-related features, and a notably low cost per page....

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Simon Williams (

Brother MFC-J5720DW


Brother's range of occasional A3 all-in-ones has carved out a niche in the home-office printer market. This top-of-the-range machine has a long feature list and is full of useful abilities, top of which is A3 printing.

SD, MemoryStick, USB and PictBridge ; Four paper feeds ; Super high-yield black cartridge

Very slow photo print mode ; Misfeeds and jams ; Backs of duplex pages very faint

The Brother MFC-J5270DW has very flexible paper handling facilities and both business and photo features making it a versatile device. We found some problems with the print quality in duplex copies and had some paper misfeeds. The default photo print...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Gary Marshall (

Brother MFC-J5720DW Business Smart inkjet printer review


This multi-function monster can do everything for a surprisingly low price

Excellent connectivity including cloud support ; Very low running costs by inkjet standards ; Does almost anything

Can be slow in full colour mode ; Only includes starter cartridges ; Weighs a ton

An excellent all-rounder with surprisingly low running costs

Jan, 2015

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Brother MFC-J5720DW review

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It might look like your average-sized A4 office printer, but the Brother MFC-J5720DW can also print on A3 paper. Is this the ultimate home office printer for those who need to print larger documents, or will our Brother MFC-J5720DW review reveal that...

May, 2016


Expert review by : Darien Graham-Smith (

Review: Brother MFC-J5720DW printer


A user-friendly inkjet with decent speed and great features – and the price is very right.

Stick to monochrome printing and you’ll be 10,000 pages down the line before you’ve even outlaid the bare purchase price of most other printers.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Dave Mitchell (

Review: Brother MFC-J5720 DW Business Smart


Great value and beats the rest for cloud features.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : paul_smart (

Brother Business Smart MFC-J5720DW


This is a true A3 printer as well as a unit that scans, copies and faxes, it prints A3 from within the outline of the machine yet is a good deal smaller than you would expect as paper is stored in landscape rather than portrait format.

It is 47x35x30cm only a tiny bit larger than most A4 units and remember this can store A3 paper within the unit, the secret is that the unit stores in Landscape format – don’t worry it still prints in portrait – with the page appearing sideways has...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : M Freitas (

Brother MFC-J5720DW review


The new Brother MFC-J5720DW multi function printer arrived here just in time for us to try something different: printing photos on canvas. Mind you this is not the only thing this multi-talented printer can do

All said in done (sorry, I didn't test its fax capabilities) this is a most capable printer for small offices/home offices.

Nov, 2014

Consumer review (

OK printer with one very annoying thing


This printer works well, and the touch-pad interface on the printer is clear and easy to use. But when I installed the printer, Brother added some malware to my computer that hi-jacks me to a site to order cartridges when I don't want to go there....

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (

Great Choice


Bought this to replace a good working Brother MFC-295CN printer. Do to handing a family estate, and other personal documents, wanted a "All-in-One" that could scan and print both sides of documents to be either filed or sent out in the mail. As...

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications


Blue Angel certified: Yes
Energy Star certified: Yes
Nordic Swan: Yes


Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):12
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):9
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 2400
Maximum number of copies:99


Color of product:Black


Built-in display:Y
Display Diagonal:3.7
Touch screen: Yes

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Energy saving mode: Yes
Power consumption (off):0.04
Power consumption (PowerSave):1.8
Power consumption (standby):5.5


Auto-redialing: Yes
Fax broadcasting:250
Fax memory:200
Fax resolution:203 x 203
Fax resolution (black & white):203 x 203
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):100
Fax speed dialing, max numbers:100
Group dial:6
Modem Speed:33.6

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:50
Maximum input capacity:630
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity: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
Online services supported:Box, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Flickr, Google Drive, OneDrive, Picasa
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, APOP, SMTP-AUTH, SSID, SSL/TLS, WPA-AES, WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP, WPA2-AES, WPA2-PSK, WPS
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
Storage relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Storage relative humidity range:20 - 80
Storage temperature (T-T):20 - 33
Storage temperature range (T-T):20 - 33

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:50

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:10x15, 2L, A3, A4, A6, Index card, L, Ledger, Letter
Envelopes sizes:10, C5, DL, Monarch
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A3, A4, A5, A6
JIS B-series sizes (B0...B9):B4, B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A3
Non-ISO print media sizes:2L, Executive, Index card, L, Ledger, Legal, Letter
Photo paper sizes:9x13,10x15,13x18
Standard tray media types:Coated paper, Envelopes, Glossy paper, Matte paper, Photo paper, Plain paper
Standard tray media weight:64 - 120


Copying:Colour copying
Duplex functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan
E-mail protocols:APOP, IMAP4, POP, SMTP
Economical printing: Yes
Faxing:Colour faxing
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

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


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Energy saving mode:Y
Power consumption (average operating):32
Power consumption (off):0.04
Power consumption (PowerSave):1.8
Power consumption (standby):5.5


Maximum Resolution:6000 x 1200
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


Document formats supported:PDF
Gray scale levels:256
Image formats supported:JPG, TIF
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan area:A3 (297 x 420)
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:2400 x 2400
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Scan drivers:ICA, TWAIN, WIA
Scan speed (black, normal quality):3.37s
Scan speed (color, full page color, normal quality, A4):3.37s
Scan type:Flatbed & ADF
Scanner Type:Flatbed & ADF


Bundled software:Brother ControlCentre\nNewSoft Presto! PageManager\nBrother ControlCentre\nNuance Paperport 12 SE
Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Server operating systems supported:Windows Server 2008 R2 x64, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 x64, Windows Server 2012
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:4.06 x 5.94 x 2.83
Internal memory:256

System Requirements

Minimum RAM:50

Weight & Dimensions

Package depth:16.7
Package height:16.9
Package weight:39.2
Package width:23.2