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Brother MFC-J6530DW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of Brother MFC-J6530DW. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the price and durability. The performance and size also get good comments, whereas views are divided on the multifunction.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category 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

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If you want to print up to A3 in size, the Brother MFC-J6530DW could be the machine for you. This inkjet printer can also copy and scan up to A3, plus it can fax and you've got plenty of wireless printing options. It prints good-looking black-text...

Aug, 2017

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Brothers printer


I bought this for my small business ,printing out invoices and such like. Have to say it's been brilliant .the Wi-Fi is brilliant so I can print from multiple formats like my phone .

Nov, 2018

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Brother Appraisal


"Did the right option to go with an updated version of my old printer which lasted five years with no break down costs in that period. This model is just an updated printer but quality options and printing."

Nov, 2018

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Brother MFC-J6530Dw


sensational price, the product has many cool features, very fast delivery. It has only one minus that it is quite large.

Jul, 2018

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Brother j6530


I have had the machine some 2 months. Simple to operate, much faster than my previous brother, less paper jambs. Overall worth the money.

May, 2018

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Does a great job


Over the years we've had a number of brother printers but this is far better than the others!

May, 2018

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its a great A3 printer


I've been using Brother printers for quite some time now so this model was clearly the next progression. I'm very impressed.

May, 2018

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Great features


I bought this for my business and it's great would highly recommended

May, 2018

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Decent printer with double-sided printing


Prints very economically so good for small business.

May, 2018

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


Built-in display:Y
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
Market positioning:Business
Maximum duty cycle:30000
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Processor frequency:576
Product color:Black
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


Built-in processor:Y
Processor frequency:576


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
Standby acoustic emission: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