The MFC-J2720 is Brother’s flagship inkjet printer for 2014, and it comes with features that make it suitable for your small office. Scanning and fax is a given, though the MFC-J2720 also comes with duplex printing, so you won’t need to manually flip the pages over when printing double-sided documents. A 50-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF) lets you print, copy and scan without having to attend to the printer. Unlike the other two printers in this shootout, the J2720 is able to handle A3 paper, so you can print photographs and spreadsheets that include more detail. Paper handling is also impressive, as it can handle 500 sheets of paper at a go with its dual paper trays. This puts it quite a bit ahead of the other two in terms of paper handling and also flexibility, as the two trays make it easy to switch between printing different paper sizes.
And don’t forget the multi-purpose tray, which handles up to 80 A4 sheets or five A3 sheets of paper, bumping up the paper handling quantity even further. You can skip using your computer to print as the MFC-J2720 lets you print JPEG files and compatible documents directly from USB flash drive, media cards or a PictBridge compatible camera. With built-in Wi-Fi, you can print directly from your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad with the free Brother iPrint & Scan app. With the app, you can also bypass your computer and scan directly to your iOS devices. The MFC-J2720 has a 3.7-inch touchscreen control panel, and it’s easy to use as well. You can also view the current ink levels, and the option to align the print heads is easy to find as well.
AT A GLANCE
1,200 x 6,000 dpi
2,400 x 2,400 dpi
250 sheets (Standard Tray), 250 sheets (lower tray), 80 sheets (Multi-purpose tray)
490 x 345 x 308mm
A3 printing. Large paper handling. User friendly touchscreen. Average print speed.
The Brother MFC-J2720 comes with two paper trays, and can store up to 500 sheets of paper.
The MFC-J2720 can handle A3 paper.
It also has a 3.7-inch touchscreen display.