Brother DCP-J1800DW – Printers have adhered to the same methods for such an extensive period that encountering one with unique capabilities is rare.
However, the Brother DCP-J1800DW breaks the mold in the Computeractive office as it possesses the exceptional ability to cut paper like a guillotine, setting it apart from other printers. In addition to its standard printing function, it can efficiently divide an A4 sheet into two A5 sheets after printing on both sides automatically.
|3-in-1 printer, copier and scanner|
|Paper Capacity||150 sheets|
|Print Quality||1200×6000 dpi|
|Scan Quality||1200×2400 dpi|
|Connectivity||USB, Wi-Fi and Ethernet|
This feature proves invaluable for individuals who frequently print flyers or handouts. By selecting this option in the print settings on your computer, any document that would typically occupy one or both sides of an A4 sheet will automatically be scaled down and printed as two double-sided A5 sheets.
The cutting process is swift and precise, with the blade securely located within the machine, eliminating any risk of injury. Remarkably, Brother has accomplished all of this while maintaining a reasonable price for this multifunctional device, which includes a printer, scanner, and copier.
Even if the paper-cutting capability is unlikely to be utilized, the DCP-J1800DW still offers numerous advantages. Despite its compact size, it incorporates a concealed 20-sheet ADF (automatic document feeder) for scanning A4 documents, a 150-sheet tray located in the base, and a rear tray for effortlessly handling thicker materials such as envelopes and cards.
There are concealed USB and Ethernet ports incorporated within the device, ensuring that the cables remain securely connected and won’t accidentally be pulled out. Alternatively, you have the option to connect it to a Wi-Fi network. Additionally, it features a 6.8-inch touchscreen that can be adjusted for easier usage.
This inkjet printer swiftly starts producing prints in approximately six seconds, which is notably fast. It maintains a speed of 17 pages per minute (ppm) for single-sided monochrome prints. However, when printing on both sides, the speed reduces to 5.5 ppm. Throughout our testing, it successfully completed all quality assessments without encountering any paper jams or misprints, and its cutting function performed as expected.
Pages containing plain text appear sharp, and although the black ink may not be the most intense we’ve seen, it consistently delivers satisfactory results. When adding color to documents, it became apparent that Brother’s proprietary color inks aren’t exceptionally vibrant, yet they exhibit good adherence to plain paper. Notably, when printing photos on glossy paper, the printer performed better, producing more vivid colors.
Built-in automatic cutting unit: Cuts a DIN A4 sheet in two halves (2 x DIN A5)Up to 17 ppm In B/W and 16.5 pages/min. In colorAutomatic double-sided printing up to DIN A4Print resolution up to 6,000 x 1,200 dpiClosed 150-sheet paper tray, single-sheet feeder20-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF)6.8 cm touchscreen colour displayUSB 2.0, LAN, WLANPrint from smartphone and tablet