We all know how frustrating it is when you’ve just bought a new printer and then having to purchase extra inks within weeks or months of using it.

On top of this generosity from Brother, the printer itself is very capable of printing in high quality, fast, and packed with a variety of network + cloud connectivity support.

Inside the packaging itself, we can see all the included supply of inks, including XL cartridges for each of the CMYK colour: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black.

Installation & Setting Up

Setting up the printer is very simple as there are step by step instructions on the quick user guide and also on the printer’s LCD screen itself. There were also not as many steps as I thought it’d be. The cool part is that the LCD screen panel itself can be tilted to make it easier to see when the printer is placed below your eye level. The one that amazes me the most is how easy it is to install the ink cartridges. This was normally the part that scares me the most – what if I accidentally spill it on the carpet? And usually my fingers or hands would get a bit messy with traces of inks.

But to my surprise, installing Brother MFC-J5845DW ink cartridges is as easy as plugging a USB drive literally. Simply open the ink cartridge cover on the printer, plug the corresponding cartridge color until you hear a slight click, and that’s it. There was no mess, no unsealing a part of the cartridge, nada!

Adding the printer to our home’s Wi-Fi network was also pretty easy through the LCD touch screen. Simply tap on the network you want to connect, enter the password, and voila. There is also an option to connect with Wi-Fi Direct (i.e wireless connect directly to the printer) and to hook it up with an Ethernet cable. If you have an iPhone or Android phone, Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print support make it easy to print your documents straight from your phone. For example, someone might send you a document to sign to your email. You can simply open your Gmail or Mail app, and send that document straight to the printer. Nothing to install (though more options can be accessed through the Brother app).

Read the complete and original review in full on the Craving Tech website here.