Brother MFC-J4335DW is an All-In-One Inkjet printer that can easily fit into your home or office space. One of its highlighting features is its speed and low cost per page. The printer comes with USB and Wi-Fi connectivity options. Besides the Brother's MobileConnect smartphone app, it supports Apple AirPrint and Mopria Print Service. In addition to this, MFC-J4335DW supports duplex printing, and it has fax capabilities. That's what the company claims, but let's see if this truly backs up these claims.
Design & Features
Like other AIO, this compact printer can print, scan, and copy your everyday documents. It can also be used as a standalone fax machine. Its paper-handling capacity for printing jobs is impressive, making it a great option for home, office, and personal use. The printer has a 150-sheet drawer and a bypass tray, enabling you to feed in single sheets of letterhead and other special-purpose paper. As mentioned earlier, the Brother printer has an automatic duplexer for double-sided printing.
Its recommended duty cycle is 250 to 2,000 pages per month. However, roughly 600 pages per month or 150 pages per week seems more reasonable. MFC-J43335DW is perfect for those who are more concerned about quantity, not quality. Paper handling for copying, scanning, and faxing is limited, which is expected considering the price point. In addition to its letter-size flatbed, you get a 20-sheet automatic document feeder. However, the ADF cannot perform double-sided scanning, so you have to turn the stack to scan its second side manually.
Also, the scanning software won't automatically arrange the pages in the correct sequence. To some, it can be a dealbreaker. The Brother's MobileConnect smartphone app works great with Android and iOS devices. The app lets you print from and scan to your phone or tablet. In addition to that, you can use the app to perform maintenance functions on the printer. You can also use it to order ink or paper.
Besides some minor hiccups, the Brother MFC-J4335DW setup is incredibly simple. This compact inkjet printer weighs around 17.6 pounds and measures 8.1’’x18.1’’x13.2". So it can easily fit into your desk, where you can easily reach the front panel buttons. The printer features a 1.8-inch LCD on the control panel; sadly, it is not a touch screen. To check out the longer messages, you may have to scroll down to the end of the screen.
You can connect the printer to your computer via a USB cable or Wi-Fi Direct. For a more stable connection, it is recommended to use a USB cable. You must use a Wi-Fi connection to an internet-connected network to take advantage of the web-connected features to print from and scan to Google Drive, One Drive, Dropbox, and other online services. As the report suggests, MFC-J4335DW also supports Alexa, which is not confirmed. The setup process is pretty straightforward and will hardly take a few minutes. You will spend those minutes downloading files from Brother's official website.
Speed and Output Quality
MFC-J4335DW can spit out black and white prints at a speed of 20ppm and color prints at 19ppm, which is more than the other All-In-One Inkjet printers available at this price point. In our tests, although its performance was not outstanding, it was still good. The printer took 49 seconds to produce a 12-page Word file containing monochrome text at a speed of 14.7ppm. It took around 48 seconds to produce a 4x6 photo on Brother's Premium Plus Glossy Photo Paper. The output quality was more than acceptable for most home or business uses.
During our test, we noticed that small and thin fonts lost clarity, and light shades in the grayscale came out faint. Most standard fonts were easily readable at sizes as small as 5 points, but you won't get that crisp and fully professional output. Heavily stylized font with thick strokes at 10 points was nearly unreadable, and characters at 12 points had little to no space between them.
The graphics were better, with eye-catching colors and even filled. The printer did a fine job of retaining thin lines. You may notice some subtle banding in fills, which is still far better than the banding most inkjet printers produce.
The low running cost of MFC-J4335DW outweighs its output quality. It would cost you 0.9 cents for a single black-and-white page and 4.7 cents for a single-color page. We estimated its lifetime costs at around $250 per three years of ownership. The MFC-J4335DW offers exceptional speed and capability for the total cost of ownership. It's a great option for people looking for a budget printer with an impressive monthly duty cycle.
Is Brother MFC-J4335DW worth buying?
Although MFC-J4335DW is not the fastest printer and doesn't offer the best text or photo quality, its speed, and output quality are satisfactory, and its running cost makes it worth buying. It's perfect for those people whose priority is quantity, not quality.
What is the difference between MFC-J4535 and MFC-J4335DW?
There are three main differences between these models. The MFC-J4535 can hold 400 sheets of paper, two times more than the MFC-J4335DW. MFC-J4335DW can only hold 150 sheets of paper. The MFC-J4535 features a touchscreen and NFC (Near Field Communication), which are missing in MFC-J4335DW.
Does MFC-J4335DW have an Ethernet port?
Yes, the MFC-J4335DW comes with Ethernet and USB connectivity options. The USB and Ethernet ports are present inside the printer. The printer only supports one network connection at a time.