Brother MFC-J5330DW

The Brother MFC-J5330DW could seem to be your normal multifunction printer(opens in new tab), however, it has more than a couple of stunts at its disposal. Above all else, this machine can likewise print on A3.

Because of its profound 250-page limit paper plate, fast duplex (two-sided) print speeds, the consideration of a fax office, and a 50-page ADF (programmed record feeder), we can see that the Brother MFC-J5330DW is focused on the bustling little to a medium business client. It’s anything but a home printer, so you won’t find buyer well-disposed highlights like an SD card opening or NFC for connecting a cell phone, yet this machine offers Ethernet and Wi-Fi network alongside the standard square USB port.

The J5330DW is a very much indicated inkjet with a genuinely high print goal of 4,800 x 1,200 dpi – which makes it somewhat great at printing photographs on photograph paper – and its sweep goal is just marginally lower at 2,400 x 1,200 dpi.

The capacity to stack A3 paper, each sheet, in turn, is a genuine reward that makes it conceivable to print full-variety A3 banners or A4 booklets.

Design and assemble

Brother MFC

If the MFC-J5330DW was simply an A4 multifunction printer, similar to the Canon Maxify MB2750, we would whine about it taking up somewhat more work area space. Notwithstanding, the way that it can acknowledge A3 places it in a different section. A4 sheets can be stacked into the plate in a representation direction, and that implies the cabinet doesn’t stand out clumsily, as with most A4 printers. Or on the other hand, you can expand the plate and fill it with 250 sheets of A3 paper. The scanner bed, nonetheless, is restricted to A4.

The J5330DW is an inkjet printer that retails at $250 and its four cartridges are stacked through a front fold. The top portion of the printer opens to see the printer heads and plug in the Ethernet and USB links. Sibling has placed these ports within with the wires driving out through the back probably to stop individuals unintentionally turning off the links.

Brother MFC-J5330DW
It’s a four-in-one multifunction printer that offers good performance

As a reference, there’s a 50-page ADF on the highest point of the machine for arranging to check or duplicating position, and a solitary record feed plate at the back for envelopes headed paper, and such.

The control board is a somewhat little, yet very easy to understand, variety touchscreen. It turns upwards for simple access, alongside a mathematical keypad of the hard button assortment.


This Brother offering can print, output, duplicate, and fax like an officer as a four-in-one MFP. Furthermore, similarly, as with most models focused on the little to medium business, it is very much highlighted, with both Ethernet and Wi-Fi network, the last option of which remembers Wi-Fi Direct for the case you need to make a remote association without including a switch.

You can likewise utilize the great friend application to print and output remotely from a cell phone. The Brother iPrint and Scan application is a free download for iOS and Android.

Brother MFC copy

Printing paces of up to 22 ppm (pages each moment) in mono, or 20 ppm in variety, are guaranteed, despite the fact that we found this MFP preferably more slow over that. It prints on the two sides of the page, however, and a reward include that you just get with A3 printers is the capacity to print A5 booklets.

Being an inkjet model, you will be focused on purchasing costly cartridge tops off until the end of the printer’s life, however, the expense is no more regrettable than that of opponent brands. The four-hued inks administer independently, so you’re not constrained into supplanting the entire part when one runs out, and in the event that you pick the high return XL cartridges at $26 every, you can print up to 1,500 pages.

Configuration and activity

At the point when you set up the Brother MFC-J5330DW interestingly, the touchscreen show strolls you through a somewhat tedious bit-by-bit guide that incorporates entering the date, time, and Wi-Fi subtleties. Furthermore, when we fitted the four ink cartridges, we were asked by the arrangement wizard to eliminate them and put them in once more. Probably we some way or another wrecked it the initial time.

The arrangement method is extremely careful if nothing else, and it incorporates printing out a beautiful test page to guarantee that the print heads are accurately adjusted – which they were.

Brother MFC Print

In activity, the MFC-J5330DW was exceptionally clear to utilize, because of the consistent touchscreen show. It is fairly little at 2.7-inches, however, we found we could type in Wi-Fi passwords without pounding the small Qwerty console.

The main issue we had happened while refreshing the firmware, which wouldn’t work over Wi-Fi utilizing the sidekick application. We needed to join an Ethernet link and utilize the printer’s touchscreen point of interaction to download and introduce it. What’s more, changing from Wi-Fi to a wired association included reinitializing the printer.


Print quality in mono is entirely adequate, and in variety, it delivered better outcomes than the likewise styled Canon Maxify MB2750. The plain text shows up in a strong pigmented dark with smooth characters and no indication of spreading or running. The ink looks preferably heavier than it would with a laser printer, however it is predictable.

Archives with bright outlines and pictures show some signs of life with the striking inks and are liberated from smearing or hindering terribleness. It likewise makes a fine occupation of photographs imprinted onto photo paper.

Brother MFC photography

Inkjets focused on the workplace tend not to deal with fragile concealing as well as their buyer amicable cousins, however, these outcomes figured out how to look both energetic and very regular.

Nonetheless, we didn’t accomplish the print speeds cited by the producer. As far as we might be concerned, the ‘main page out time’ (FPOT) was somewhat longer than six seconds, and printing an A4 photograph took the most amazing aspect of a moment. Successive plain text pages were a lot nearer to the proposed 22 ppm and that is likely where speed is true of the pith.

Final Thoughts

The Brother MFC-J5330DW is a well-specified, fast and capable multifunction printer that’s designed for small businesses and home users. Its only real downside is the lack of NFC connectivity and an SD card slot, but it more than makes up for this with its good design, internal cable management, and A3 capability. If you need a cheap way to print your documents, the Brother MFC-J5330DW should be at the top of your list.

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