Updated 25 Feb 2019

Brother

MFC-J6530DW

Snapshot: The Brother MFC-J6530DW connects via ethernet, WiFi and USB and has a 2.75" display. How well does it print?

MFC-J6530DW
Consumer score
SCORE
Price guide

$308

Price comparison

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Test results

Overall score
66
Print quality
?%
Scanning
?%
Copying
?%
Energy use
?%
Networking
?%

Good points

  • OK printing.
  • OK scanning.
  • OK copying.
  • Very good energy use.
  • Excellent networking.
  • Very cheap printing costs.
  • Has an auto document feeder and a setting for automatic double-sided printing.
  • Can connect via WiFi.

But

  • No PictBridge support.

How we test

Non-multifunction printers

Overall score includes:
Print quality (90%)
Energy use (5%)
Networking (5%)

Multifunction printers

Overall score includes:
Print quality (63%)
Scanning (13.5%)
Copying (13.5%)
Energy use (5%)
Networking (5%)

We don’t retest older printers. To account for their age, each year we alter their overall and individual scores. This can affect whether a printer maintains recommended or worth considering status.

Extra ink used is the percentage of extra ink used for maintenance cleaning when printing 30 pages (text, graphics and photos) intermittently over 4 weeks, compared to the same printer printing 30 pages continuously.

Price is from a February 2019 survey.

Key data

Model

Price guide
$308

Running costs

Cost per black page
$0.038
Cost per colour page
$0.178
Cost per page photo (4x6)
$0.096
Extra ink used (%)
213
Colour
Yes

Specifications

Dimensions WxLxH (cm)
56 x 75 x 31
Ethernet
WiFi
Fax
Auto duplexing
Number of cartridges
4
Display size
2.75"
Page capacity
250
Separate 4x6 photo tray
×
PictBridge
×

Features

Touchscreen
Can print through email
×
Supports Google Cloud Print