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Brother MFC-J6510DW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1766 reviews of Brother MFC-J6510DW. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the multifunction and print quality. The performance and price are also appreciated. The control panel and durability get negative views. There are some mixed reviews about the noise and size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-J6510DW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother MFC-J6510DW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 247 user reviews of Brother MFC-J6510DW from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the print quality and noise are generally positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the durability and reliability.

price, usability, performance, noise, print quality

reliability, durability

68% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother MFC J6510DW - Multifunction ( fax / copier / printer / scanner )Brother MFC J6510DW - Multifunction ( fax / copier / printer / scanner )

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Brother MFC-J6510DW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 194 user reviews of Brother MFC-J6510DW from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Opinions about the print quality and multifunction are generally positive. The performance and price also get good feedback. Views are divided on the paper handling, while there are some less positive comments about the reliability.

usability, price, performance, multifunction, print quality

reliability

72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother Printer MFC-J6520DW Wireless Color Printer with Scanner, Copier and FaxBrother Printer MFC-J6520DW Wireless Color Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Brother MFC-J6510DW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Brother MFC-J6510DW from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Printers on Amazon.ca. People really like the size and connectivity. The performance and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed comments about the noise.

usability, price, performance, connectivity, size

88% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother MFC-J6520Dw Wireless Color Printer with ScannerCopier and FaxBrother MFC-J6520Dw Wireless Color Printer with ScannerCopier and Fax

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

Brother MFC-J6520DW

 

The Brother MFC-J6520DW multifunction printer delivers fast speed, lots of features, and the ability to both print and scan at up to tabloid size (11 by 17 inches).

Fast. Prints and scans paper up to tabloid size (11-by-17). Duplex printing (both sides at once).

Slightly subpar text quality. Less-than-stellar graphics and photos.

If you need to continually switch back and forth between letter- and tabloid-size paper, you should be looking at a printer with two paper trays. The Editors' Choice Brother MFC-J6920DW would be a prime candidate if you need to scan at tabloid size as...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

Brother MFC-J6510DW

 

The Brother MFC-J6510DW is the lowest-cost solution we've seen for both printing and scanning at tabloid size.

Prints and scans at up to tabloid size (11 by 17 inches). Automatic document feeder. Duplex (two-sided) printing.

Only one paper tray means you can't keep letter- and tabloid-size paper loaded at the same time.

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May, 2011

Expert review by: William Harrel (computershopper.com)

Brother MFC-J6520DW Review and Ratings

 

This high-volume, business-centric AIO prints good-looking business documents, and it prints, scans, copies, and faxes 11x17-inch pages at a surprisingly low cost per page. The main shortfall: paper handling.

Relatively speedy for its price and class ; Wide support for cloud and mobile-device printing ; Prints, copies, scans, and faxes in tabloid (11x17-inch) format ; Low cost per page ; Roomy paper tray

Subpar photo printing ; Only one paper drawer

And

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Ian Osborne (techradar.com)

Brother MFC-J6510DW review

 

Brother's new affordable A3 printer also photocopies, scans and faxes

Solid, robust build ; Acceptable print quality ; Good print speeds ; Cheap to buy and run ; As compact as it can be

but still bulky ; Text a little washed out ; Only one paper tray ; Rear feeder only single sheet ; Photo prints lack vibrancy

Tech Specs Product TypeInkjet Multifunction Printer Green CompliantYes Wireless LANYes Display Screen TypeLCD Standard Input Media Capacity251 sheets --> Ethernet TechnologyFast Ethernet USBYes PictBridgeYes ISO Color Copy Speed (ipm)6 ISO Color...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Brother MFC-J6520DW

 

Brother's MFC-J6520DW is a full A3 inkjet all-in-one which can scan and copy at this large size.

Full fax functions, High capacity ink options, USB, network and wireless connection

Paper feed very loud, WPS setup failed, No auto page-size detection

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Simon Handby (expertreviews.co.uk)

Brother MFC-J6520DW review

 

Dowdy, with unremarkable results. This A3 MFP's strongest feature is low costs

May, 2014

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Brother MFC-J6510DW

 

A large format A3 all-in-one that doesn't take up half an office and offers low running costs into the bargain.

Full A3 print, scan and copy, ADF for auto-scans up to A3, Widescreen LCD

Fuzzy plain-paper, black text print, No duplex scanning, No multi-purpose feed

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Brother MFC-J6520DW review

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Like its pricier sibling, the MFC-J6720DW, the Brother MFC-J6520DW offers a killer combination of A3 printing, scanning and copying, with some interesting Cloud-based features at an attractively low price. Buying the cheaper model means doing without...

May, 2016

Expert review by: adrianmorant (gadgetspeak.com)

Brother's Latest Office A3 MFP : Brother MFC-J6510 Multi-function A3 printer

 

The Brother MFC-J6510DW all-in-one multifunction printer, copier, scanner and fax is an important machine in the company's professional MFP range. Its ability to handle A3 size documents which, although not an everyday requirement, is a feature which...

I didn’t have time to try out the PaperPort SE software which was supplied with the MFC-J6510DW for turning paper documents into a digital form and organising them. Nevertheless, overall, I found that the MFC performed well as an office multi-function...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: ITSupportGuy (newegg.com)

Great home office printer, but

 

I will be returning this unit to Newegg and will replace it with the next model up.

I wanted to replace my Brother colour laser MFP as it was too big for my home office. The MFP-J6520DW fit the bill well ; smaller size ; handles 11x17 pages ; fairly fast at printing and scanning ; supports scan to cloud devices

The setup instructions were not clear at all (in the documentation and Brother site) on how to set up scan to email and scan to cloud services. These were not under the Scan option, but instead were under the Web option ; One big gotcha was that I knew...

Sep, 2014

Product Specifications

Certificates

Blue Angel certified: Yes
Certification:Blue Angel, Eco Mark, ISO 11798
Energy Star certified: Yes

Copying

Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):23
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):20
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 1200 / 1200 x 2400
Maximum number of copies:99
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4
N-in-1 function (N=):2, 4
PC free copying: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, White

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.6 / 3.3
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touchscreen:N / Y

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Energy saving mode: Yes
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:220 - 240
Power consumption (off):0.04
Power consumption (PowerSave):1.5 / 4
Power consumption (standby):5.5 / 7.5
Power consumption (typical):26

Fax

Auto reduction: Yes
Auto-redialing: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Error Correction Mode (ECM): Yes
Fax broadcasting:266
Fax coding methods:JPEG, MH, MMR, MR
Fax dual access: Yes
Fax forwarding: Yes
Fax memory:200 / 400
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):100
Fax speed dialing, max numbers:100
Modem Speed:33.6

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:35
Number of standard paper trays:1
Paper input type:Paper tray
Standard input capacity:250

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Mobile printing technologies:Apple AirPrint,Brother iPrint & Scan,Google Cloud Print
Online services supported:Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Flickr, Google Drive, Picasa, Sky Drive
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, SSID, WPA-AES, WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP, WPA2-PSK / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, WPA-AES, WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP, WPA2-AES, WPA2-PSK, WPS
Supported network protocols (IPv4):30.3 - 572.4
Supported network protocols (IPv6):(Turned off as default) NDP, RA, LPR/LPD, Custom Raw Port/Port9100, mDNS,FTP Server, TELNET, SNMPv1, TFTP, Scanner Port, LLTD responder, Web Services (Print), SMTP Client, POP before SMTP, SMTP-AUTH, POP3, APOP, FTP Client
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan
Dimensions (WxDxH):21.3 x 19.3 x 10.1
Emulations:GDI
Ink drop:1.5/4 pl
Modem Type:Super G3
Package dimensions (WxDxH):25.8 x 23.5 x 14.9
Power consumption footnote:0.3
Scan speed:3.49
Scan speed (black and white drawing):3.37 sec/page
Web-based management: Yes
Weight:34.8

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:50

Paper Handling

Auto Document Feeder (ADF) media weight:64 - 90
Borderless printing media sizes:4x6, 5x7, A3, A4, A6, Index card, Letter / 5x7, A3, A4, A6, Index card, Letter / A3, A4, A6, Index card, Letter
Custom media length:5.83 - 17
Custom media width:5.83 - 11.7
Duplex media weight:64 - 105
Envelopes sizes:10, C5, DL, Monarch
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A3, A4, A5, A6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A3
Maximum print area:297 x 432 mm / A3 (297 x 420 mm)
Maximum print size:297 x 432 mm / A3 (297 x 420 mm)
Non-ISO print media sizes:2L, Executive, Folio, Index card, L, Ledger, Legal, Letter / Letter
Photo paper sizes:4x6,5x7,5x8 / 5x7, 5x8
Standard tray media types:Glossy paper, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies
Standard tray media weight:64 - 220

Performance

Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:Print
Duplex printing modes:Auto
Economical printing: Yes
Faxing:Colour faxing
Maximum duty cycle:26000
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Processor family:RISC
Processor frequency:192
Recommended duty cycle:250 - 1500
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Energy saving mode:Y
Power consumption (average operating):26 / 28
Power consumption (off):0.04
Power consumption (PowerSave):1.5 / 4
Power consumption (standby):5.5 / 7.5

Printing

Maximum Resolution:1200 x 6000 / 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

Scanning

Document formats supported:PDF
Gray scale levels:256
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG, PNG, TIF / BMP, JPG, TIF
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan area:11.7 x 17 / A0.118 (297 x 420)
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:2400 x 2400
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Scan technology:CIS
Scan to:E-mail, E-mail Server, File, FTP, Image, Memory Card, OCR, USB / E-mail, E-mail Server, File, FTP, Image, OCR / E-mail, File, FTP, Image, OCR
Scan type:Flatbed & ADF
Scanner Type:Flatbed & ADF

Software

Bundled software:Brother MFL-Pro Suite / Brother MFL-Pro Suite\nBrother ControlCentre4 (Win)\nNuance® Paperport® 12 SE + OCR (Win)\nReallusion® FaceFilter Studio (Win8)\nBrother ControlCentre2 (Mac)\nNewSoft® Presto!® PageManager9 (Mac)
Drivers included: Yes
Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / 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, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Server operating systems supported:BD Video, BD-R/RE 2.0, DVD-Video, DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW, DVD, CD, CD-R/CD-RW, Video CD / Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows 2000 Server, Windows SBS 2011 Standard, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 x64
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 7 Home Premium, 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 Vista Business, Windows Vista Business 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 / 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

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC / MMC, MMC Mobile, MMC+, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal memory:128 / 64

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:17 / 19.3
Height:10.1 / 9.72
Package depth:20.5
Package height:13.8
Package weight:0.79 / 40.3 / 49.4
Package width:25.9
Weight:32 / 34.8 / 557.3
Width:21.3 / 21.8