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Cyber Shacks Review of the Brother INKvestment MFC-J4540DW

15 December 2021
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cyber shak review of mfc-j4540dw

First impression – a largish rectangular bread box printer

It at least comes in a more palatable cream colour. As this has the second paper tray, it is 435 (H) x 373 (W) x 250 (D) mm and 10.4kg, but you need a 600mm desktop to allow for access to the rear feed and front output. All models are the same width and depth. It has a 6.8cm large LCD screen and dedicated buttons for several functions – excellent. It is a true multi-function – print, copy, scan, fax and has Wi-Fi N 2.4Ghz, USB 2.0, Ethernet and Wi-Fi Direct with its SSID and password. It is suitable for workgroups with BRAdmin Pro 4 software, Active Directory and LDAP authentication.

It also publishes recommended monthly volumes (few makers do), and it is good for 2000 pages per month and occasional use to 30,000 per month. That reflects excellent build quality.

Setup – easy 9/10

Download the Brother driver for Windows, Mac or Brother Mobile Connect app (iOS or Android). Setup is simple – select Wi-Fi, USB or Ethernet and give it the appropriate permissions. Once set up, you can access the printer via an IP address and web browser to fine-tune.

The driver and app have set up, print, scan, status and advanced features.

The online manual is a must-read if you are keen – I was.


Read the complete and original review on the Cyber Shack website here.