Hands-On Test Report, Photos, and Video: Another Outstanding A3 All-in-One from Brother, the INKvestment MFC-J5920dw

The Brother MFC-J5920dw as tested. Note that A4 prints are delivered long-edge first for enhanced print productivity and also facilitates A3 printing. Click or tap to see a gallery of photos and screen captures taken during the process of this Hands-On Test.

Key Features

Print Technology:  Thermal 4-Cartridge Color Piezo  Inkjet Technology (400 Ink Nozzles)
Max. Print Resolution:  600 x 1,200 dpi
Maximum Print Size:  11″ x 17″
Maximum Automatic Duplex Printing Size:  11″ x 17″
Flatbed Platen Size:  8.5” x 11”
Display:  3.7″ Swipe-Enabled LCD Touch Screen with Touch Panel
Maximum Monthly Duty Cycle:  30,000 Pages
Recommended Monthly Print Volume:  250 – 1,500 Pages

ISO Black/Color Print Speed:  22/20 ppm
Maximum Black/Color Print Speed:  35/27 ppm
Borderless Printing 4″x6″, 5″x8″, 5″x7″, A4, A6, 3.9″x5.8″ and 5.8″x7.8″
Printer Language:  GDI (Windows/Mac OS)

Document Feeder
Type: Single-Pass Duplex Scanning (50 Sheets)
Minimum Original Size:  5.8″ x 5.8″
Maximum Original Size:  8.5″ x 14″
Original Weight:  17-24 lbs.

ISO-based Black/Color Copy Speed:  12/9 ppm
Maximum Black/Color Copy Speed:  23/20 ppm
Copy Features: 2-in-1; 4-in-1; ID Copy; Poster Print

Scan: Black-and-White; Color;  Duplex
Maximum Scan Resolution:  19,200 x 19,200 dpi (Interpolated); 2,400 x 2,400 dpi (Optical)
Scan Features:  Image; OCR; email; File; FTP; Media Cards; USB Flash Memory Drive; Email Server; Network (CIFS)
Scan File Formats:  TIFF; JPEG; BMP; MAX; HTM; PCX; DCX; PNG; FPX; PDF
Scan/Document Software:  Scansoft PaperPort v12 SE with OCR for Windows (PaperPort 11SE for Windows 2000; Presto! PageManager for Mac)

Mobile Print and Scan App:  Brother iPrint&Scan for Apple, Android, and Windows Phone 7 (JPEG only and scanning not available)
Mobile Compatibility:  NFC (Near Field Communication) Touch-to-Print; AirPrint; Google Cloud Print; Mopria; Wi-Fi Direct; Cortado Workplace
Brother Cloud Apps:  Outline & Copy; Outline & Remove; Outline & Scan; Note Scan

Fax:  Black-and-White; Color; Duplex
Fax-Modem Speed:  High-Speed Super G3 33.6K bps Fax Modem
PC-Fax Send/Receive:  Black-and-White only
Fax Features: Caller ID; Distinctive Ring; External TAD Interface; 200-Page Fax Memory; 200 Fax Addresses; 6 Groups; 250 Broadcast Locations (Address Book plus 50 Manual Dial)

Media Handling
Media Capacity: Tray 1: 250 Sheets; Tray 2: 250 Sheets; 80-Sheet Multi-Purpose tray
Media Sizes (Tray 1): Letter; Legal; Ledger; Executive; Envelope (C5 Envelope; Com-10; DL Envelope; Monarch; JE4 Envelope); A3; A4; A5; Photo 4″x6″; 3.5″x5″; 5″x7″; 5″x8″
Media Sizes (Tray 2): Letter; Legal; Ledger
Media Sizes (Manual Feed Slot): 3.5″ x 5″ to 11″ x 17″
Media Weight: Tray 1: 17-58 lbs.; Tray 2: 17-28 lbs.; Multi-Purpose Tray: 17-58 lbs.

Connectivity & Compatibility
Wired:  High-Speed USB 2.0; 10/100 BaseT-X Ethernet
Wireless: IEEE 802.11b/g/n with Wi-Fi Protected Setup and AOSS; Wi-Fi Direct, NFC
Ports: Pictbridge; Media Card Slots, and USB Flash Memory Drive

Wireless Security:  SSID (32 chr); WEP 64/128bit; WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES); WPA2-PSK (AES)
Security Functions:  Secure Function Lock (Print/Scan/Copy/Fax)
Local User Authentication: Up to 10 users

Power & Operating Requirements
Energy Star Qualified:  Yes
Power Source:  AC 100-120V 50/60Hz
Energy Consumption: 31 watts (Copy); 4.5 watts (Standby); 1.6 watts (Sleep); 0.04 watts (Power Off)

Dimensions & Weights
Minimum Dimensions (W”xD”xH”):  19.3″ x 13.6″ x 12.1″
Maximum Dimensions (W”xD”xH”):  21.2″ x 29.3″ x 18.3″
Weight:  31.7 lbs.

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