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Brother DCP J515

alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 reviews of Brother DCP J515. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Opinions about the noise and design are on the whole positive. The performance and usability also get good comments. Some have doubts about the reliability and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother DCP J515 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Brother DCP J515 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Reviews about the design and noise are overall positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the reliability and durability get critical views.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother DCP-J515W Wireless Colour Inkjet Multifunction Printer with 8.2cm Colour LCDBrother DCP-J515W Wireless Colour Inkjet Multifunction Printer with 8.2cm Colour LCD

Apr, 2018

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Brother DCP-J515W


it sets up simply and efficiently... easy language in the booklet and software.... separate ink cartridges and inexpensive too... at last a machine where the ink doesn't cost more than the printer!!! the local IT shop uses one and recommended it.....


Mar, 2011

Consumer review (

Brother DCP-J515W


easy setup. good quality and low operating costs


Feb, 2011

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Brother DCP-J515W


Works well, and is easy to use.

None as yet, but not used all functions.

Feb, 2011

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Brother DCP-J515W


Good looking,simple to operate

Bit of a faff loading the paper

Feb, 2011

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Brother DCP-J515W


So far we have found it very easy and intuirive to use, text quality is almost on a par with our l;aser printer. Photo printing is quite good and ink is dupposed to be reasonably priced

The cpmtrol Center software why is iy neccessary to intall it to start up it only slows windows even more.

Feb, 2011

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Brother DCP-J515W


easy to install good clear prints@ real value for money.

cant say nothing bad about it.

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified: Yes


Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):23
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):20
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 1200
PC free copying: Yes


Display Diagonal:3.3

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
Input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.5
Power consumption (standby):3.5
Power consumption (typical):17

Input Capacity

Number of standard paper trays:1
Standard input capacity:100


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Print, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Print, Scan
Dimensions (WxDxH):15.4 x 14.5 x 5.91
Package dimensions (WxDxH):18.3 x 18.1 x 8.86

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:50

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:4x6, 5x7, A4, A6, Letter
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Standard tray media types:Glossy paper, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies
Standard tray media weight:60 - 220


Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions: No
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:128
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: No
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (average operating):17
Power consumption (PowerSave):0.5
Power consumption (standby):3.5


Maximum Resolution:1200 x 6000
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):35
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):28


Gray scale levels:256
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG, TIF
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Scan speed (black):3.44
Scan technology:CIS
Scan to:E-mail, File, Image
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed


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
Windows operating systems supported: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 x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional x64

Sound Emission

Print noise level:50
Printing noise level:50


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), miniSD, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC
Internal memory:40

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:338.6