Brother DCP-J785DW, bet on the low cost of printing

Brother Dcp J785dw.png
Brother Dcp J785dw.png

For those of you Gizcomputers that you need a small production center we present the Brother DCP-J785DW. We continue with our series on this manufacturer, of which we have already commented on models such as the Brother MFC-J480DW. The protagonist of the review you read is posited as a versatile option, and above all with a low cost of printing. We started!

Brother DCP-J785DW Printer

The DCP-J785DW, it is a multifunctional printer model 3 in 1 inkjet than its manufacturer, Brother, proposes for a medium print volume, without sacrificing copy quality. Among its functions we have Print, scanning Y copy. At the incentive of low cost per copy, others are added such as double sided printing and connectivity Wifi.

Brother DCP-J785DW

The design of the machine is quite classic. A product of black color, rectangular in shape where the vast majority of control elements and use by the user are located on one of the wide sides. The printer has a weight of just over 8 kg embedded in dimensions of 420 x 172 x 341 mm. In short, an element very similar to many others, aesthetically, that are sold for small offices and productive homes.

Printing system

Brother DCP-J785DW

This MFP uses the classic inkjet system, but with a slight nuance: Use long-life cartridges. Some consumables of Brother with which it assures the user a great saving per printed page. With the commercial name of inkbenefit the manufacturer releases a staggering figure of up to a 60% of benefit to the customer. The advantages are clearly stated in the following points:

  • More capacity: Inkbenefit cartridges contain three times as much ink. This avoids changing cartridges every short time.
  • More pages: Cartridges are up to 2,400 pages black and 1,200 pages each color. This makes it possible to print more for less.
  • More savings: In summary. These super long life cartridges keep the cost of printing very low. With the consequent saving every time it is printed.

Paper capacity and trays

For paper handling, maximum size A4, this model has:

  • A tray with capacity for 100 sheets.
  • One slot for manual feed of 1 sheet.
  • Photo paper tray 20 sheets.

The paper exit supports a maximum of 50 sheets. But it also has an always-aid Automatic document feeder, which saves time when copying and scanning multi-sheet documents.

Brother DCP-J785DW Features

The Brother DCP-J785DW, offers connectivity USB, and wireless through Wifi. Its specifications in the different functions are:

  • Print resolution: 6000 x 1200 dpi.
  • Maximum print speed: up to 27 ppm in black and 23 ppm in color. Speeds both in draft mode.
  • Scan resolution: up to 1200 x 2400. With a speed of up to 4.27 seconds scanning in color a A4 to 100 x 100 dpi.

Brother DCP-J785DW

Among its advantages highlight several. Firstly the automatic two-sided printing, which obviously increases savings by reducing paper consumption. Another is print and scan through USB Y memory cards that allows you to perform both functions without the need for a computer. And finally the multiple connectivity options that, apart from the aforementioned connection Wifi, offers:

  • Cloud connection with access from the 6.8 cm color touch screen, to predetermined websites such as Google Drive ™, Facebook, Flickr®, Dropbox ™, EVERNOTE ™, OneNote ™, Box to upload and download information.
  • Connection with mobile devices Y WiFi Direct for printing from smartphones and tablets via Brother iPrint & Scan, Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print or the Brother Print Service Plugin for Android ™.

Brother DCP-J785DW Technical Specifications

Here is a summary table with all the technical details and extras of the model Brother DCP-J785DW:

Brother DCP-J785DW
Technology Inkjet
Printer type Color
Features Print, copy and scan
Screen size 6.8 cm
Maximum paper size A4
Memory 128 MB
Print speed fast mode 27/23 ppm mono / color (draft mode)
Resolution 6,000 x 1,200 dpi (Vertical x horizontal)
Speed ​​- laser comparable (ISO / IEC 24734) 12/10 ppm mono / color (ISO 24734)
Automatic two-sided printing Yes
Drop size 1.5 picoliter
Recommended monthly volume 50-1,000 pages per month
Scanner type CIS
  • Optical: Up to 1,200 x 2,400 dpi from glass / Up to 1,200 x 600 dpi from document feeder.
  • Interpolated: Up to 19,200 x 19,200 dpi (with Brother software)
Scan to
  • Picture
  • E-mail
  • Archive
  • OCR
  • USB
  • Memory cards
  • Web services
Speed 3.37 seconds in monochrome and 4.27 seconds in color (A4, 100 x 100 dpi)
Automatic two-sided copy Do not
Color resolution Up to 1200 x 2400 dpi
Monochrome resolution Up to 1200 x 2400 dpi
Speed 6 / 6cpm (ISO / IEC 24735)
N in 1 copy Yes
Paper handling
Paper input
  • Input tray: 100 sheets (80 g / m2)
  • Manual feed slot: 1 sheet
  • Photo paper tray: 20 sheets
  • Automatic document feeder: 20 sheets
Paper output 50 sheets
Types and weights
  • Input tray: 64-220 g / m2 (260 g / m2 using Brother BP71 paper)
  • Manual feed slot: 64-300 g / m2
  • Photo paper tray: 64-220 g / m2 (260 g / m2 using Brother BP71 paper)
  • Automatic Document Feeder: 64-90 g / m2
  • Duplex: 64-105 g / m2
  • Input tray: A4, LTR, EXE, A5, A6, Photo 10x15cm, Photo 13x18cm, Card 13 × 20cm, envelopes (C5, Com-10, DL, Monarch)
  • Manual feed slot: A4, LTR, EXE, A5, A6, Photo 9x13cm, Photo 10x15cm, Photo 13x18cm, Card 13 × 20cm, envelopes (C5, Com-10, DL, Monarch)
  • Photo Paper Tray: Photo 9x13cm, Photo 10x15cm
  • Automatic Document Feeder: Width / Length: 148 / 148mm to 215.9 / 355.6mm
  • Duplex: A4 / LTR / EXE / A5
Consumables and accessories
Brother paper
  • BP71GA4: A4 glossy photo paper, 20 sheets
  • BP71GP: Glossy photo paper 10x15cm, 20/50 sheets
Super Long Life Ink Cartridges
  • Black (LC22UBKBP) – 2,400 A4 pages
  • Cyan (LC22UCBP) – 1,200 A4 pages
  • Magenta (LC22UMBP) – 1,200 A4 pages
  • Yellow (LC22UYBP) – 1,200 A4 pages
Connectivity Wireless network, USB
USB interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Wireless network interface IEEE 802.11b / g / n
Compatible mobile connectivity AirPrint, Android Print Service Plugin, Google Cloud Print 2.0, iPrint & Scan, Mopria, WiFi Direct ™
Wi-Fi Direct ™ Yes
WiFi network 802.11b / g / n
WiFi network security WEP 64 / 128bit, WPA-PSK (TKIP / AES), WPA2-PSK (AES), SSID (32 characters)
Supported WiFi configuration Yes
Direct print / scan
Print from PictBridge, USB Flash Memory Drive, Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo / Micro, Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital, High Capacity (SDHC), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Multimedia Card, Multimedia Card Plus, Multimedia Card Mobile
Included Software – Mac Brother ControlCenter2, NewSoft® Presto! ® PageManager9
Included Software – Windows Brother ControlCentre4, Nuance® Paperport® 14 SE with OCR
  • Windows® XP / XP x64 / Vista / 7/8 / 8.1 / 10. Server 2003/2003 x64 / 200/2008 R2 / 2012 / 2012R2 Windows Server® print only)
  • OS X v10.8.5 / 10.9.x / 10.10.x
Brother Apps Creative Center
Energy consumption
Functioning 19 watts
List mode 3.5 watts
Hibernation 1.3 watts
Off 0.2 watts
Energy saving Yes
Sound pressure level 50 dBA
Environmental certification Blue Angel Yes
Energy Star environmental accreditation Yes
Power consumption 1.9 kWh / week
Dimensions and weights
Measurements 420 (W) xx 172 (H) x 341 (D) mm
Weight 8.4 kg
  • Ink Cartridges – Black, Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow
  • Driver and Software for Windows® and Macintosh® (CD ROM)
  • Power cord
  • Quick setup guide
Warranty 2 years standard warranty plus 1 year additional commercial warranty Brother, when registering the machine, printing or scanning, on the website, under the terms and conditions specified there, within a maximum period of 45 days from the purchase date that appears on the invoice

Conclusions, availability and price of the Brother DCP-J785DW

Brother DCP-J785DW

We close the article indicating that the printer Brother DCP-J785DW It is an advantageous proposal that, apart from its very versatile functionality, stands out for the savings proposed by the manufacturer in the always expensive consumables of this type of machine.

  • Versatility.
  • Connectivity
  • Saving ink and paper.
  • Printing cost per page.

  • No fax.
  • It is not excessively fast.
Total score

User rating: Be the first!