Brother MFC-J4510dw Business Smart Inkjet All-in-One
12 November 2014
Excerpt: If color output on tabloid-sized paper for under $200 is the requirement, one good option is the $199 list Brother MFC-J4510dw Business Smart Inkjet All-in-One multifunction color printer. And for anyone who's used one of today's smartphones, the control panel on this unit will seem instantly familiar.
Summary: The Brother MFC-J4510DW all-in-one printer leads with a stylishly compact chassis and its Web-connectivity rounds out an impressive list of useful features for small offices.
Pros: The Brother MFC-J4510DW incorporates new technology including Web-connectivity features, cloud printing, a touch-screen interface, and a freshly-designed paper path that loads horizontally to accommodate longer sheets.
Cons: The printer ships with small reservoir "starter" ink cartridges and its 150-sheet paper capacity demands more frequent refills from busy offices.
Summary: The Brother MFC-J4510DW surprises you from first glance, a low-slung top measuring just 185mm deep but very wide. Black and cream isn't always an attractive combination, but it works here, a broad black stripe rippling across to match the bold dark top.
Excerpt: With the MFC-J4510DW, Brother has created an inkjet all-in-one that it sells under the Print 3.0 header. One of the trademarks of this concept is that the paper is transported under the print heads in landscape mode, instead of the traditional portrait mode. Hardware.Info tested the printer to find out how this impacts quality and performance.
Conclusion: While this is called Business Smart, it doesn’t have the paper capacity for a busy office, and no one’s going to want to feed 11x17 pages into the back one at a time. If you’re only printing spreadsheets and emails, the quality might not bug you, but for anything more than that, you might want to look to Epson or Canon instead.
Pros: Easy setup. Small footprint. Can print from and scan to Flickr, Google Docs, and Picasa. AirPrint, Google Cloud print, and a dedicated iOS app. Ink tanks last forever. Print speed is decent. Inputs for SD card, MemoryStick, and USB thumb drives.
Cons: So-so print quality with muddy text and dull images. Can’t used wired and wireless connections at once. Build quality feels flimsy. Passthrough slot only takes one sheet at a time. Unhelpful error messages.
Excerpt: Recently Brother sent us the MFC J4510DW Printer in the mail. Now you know we don’t do many printer reviews. Not much can change on a printer, right? Well, that’s what I thought, too. But this printer is unique. It is very different from most others on the market in that it feeds paper sideways, and so takes up a lot less space on a desk. In fact, it’s the only one out there in the business class that does this. Check out the video for the complete review.
Brother MFC-J4510DW review - Capable of printing to A3 paper, but the quality isn't the best
8 May 2013
Excerpt: Printers that can handle A3 paper understandably tend to be big beasts, but Brother has hit on a novel solution: flip the A4 tray around by 90 degrees. By loading the paper sideways, the MFC-J4510DW’s print area is wide enough to handle an A3 sheet fed in manually when required. It’s a useful creative feature the others can’t match.
The Brother MFC-J4510DW can print on A3 paper, but the quality falls behind the best
Too expensive to buy, no Mountain Lion driver in the box, average print quality
Excerpt: At a glance, the MFC-J4510DW is clearly a departure for Brother. While hardly gorgeous, it's a much smarter and more attractive design than is typical of Brother’s MFPs. It's also the first printer we've reviewed that feeds A4 paper in a landscape orientation, the purpose of which is to facilitate A3 printing without consuming more desk space than is necessary. Brother stresses that the MFC-J4510DW is an occasional A3 printer, and this is definitely the case.