The Brother MFC-J4540DW is Brother’s flagship model of their new home office line. We are seeing, in the past year or so printer manufacturers dedicate entire lines of products at the professional who is now working from home more than ever. The Brother MFC-J4540DW fit comfortably within this category.

Design and Size

The Brother MFC-J4540DW is not the smallest printer but it is also not the biggest home-office all-in-one (AIO) we have used in the last month. Much of its bulk is made up of an extra tray (a different type/size of paper if required) and the new ink tanks, located behind the cartridge tray. The two paper trays offer room for 400 sets of paper.

The top of the printer has an automatic document feeder which will hold 20 pages of paper while the rare has the multi-media tray for insertion of media such as envelopes or headed paper. Being on the rear though you should be careful not to put it too close to the wall if you plan on using these feeders too much.

Lift the lid and you will find the extremely strange location of the ethernet and USB port. Although they are located in this strange area there is a nice channel to allow the cable(s) from each to be fed tidily out the back of the printer.

The left side of the printer houses the fax/telephone line as well as the power socket/cable. It is great that Brother has located the power cable here as it allows for much better positioning of the printer in your home — ie. it can be pushed against a wall etc as required.

The front of the printer not only has the two paper trays but also the control panel complete with LCD display which is very responsive, a few hard buttons for navigating the LCD display and NFC so people can directly print to it without having to add the printer to their devices manually. The front also has the output tray which does stick out a bit so that’s another thing to be wary of when positioning it in your office.

Read the complete and original review on the EFTM website here.