Brother MFC-J450DW is economical, compact and user friendly all in one printer which is best suited for home and home office use. Though, it is budget AIO printer yet it offers feature like ADF (automatic document feeder,), Duplex printing (two sided printing) which generally not found in similar priced printer. The dimension of the printer, 16.1″ x 14.7″ x 7.1″ and it takes very less space. Atheistically, it is compact and looks elegant. The control panel can be tilted as per user convenience. The 1.8″ Color LCD Display is easy to navigate.
Unfortunately, Brother doesn’t offer USB direct Interface or Pictbridge option with MFC-J450DW model. This feature allows user to print files from or scan to your USB flash memory drive or compatible cameras. High end model like MFC-J870DW comes with this feature.
This printer has wireless connectivity thus it helps the user from sorting out the big wire connectivity issues and long length cables. The wireless standard it supports is IEEE 802.11 b, g and n. For a small office or home office where one printer might get deployed, this works out to be best option. Additionally, it supports mobile printing as well. It is compatible to AirPrint, Google cloud print, brother’s iprint&Scan etc. The MFC-J450DW is not NFC compatible. However, Brother’s own iPrint&Scan app compensate the feature up to some extent.
The input tray can hold up to 100 pages. The printing speed of Brother MFC-J450DW is decent as its prints 12 pages per minute for monochrome/black content and 10 pages per minute for multicolor content on an average. If you think that is not fast enough there is a separate fast color printing mode which can print twice as fast as the normal mode as it can print 35 pages per minute for black and 27 pages per minute for color content. The other specifications are as follows-
Brother MFC-J450DW supports a maximum resolution of 6000 X 1200 dpi. The copying speed is 5 pages or images per minute. The automatic document feeder can feed up to a maximum of 20 pages. The main advantage of Brother MFC-J450DW all in one printer is that it also includes faxing along with copying and scanning with printing functionality. The other similar priced all in printer contains only scanning, printing and copying functionalities.
The maximum scanning resolution supported is 19200 X 19200 dpi for interpolated mode and optical scanning supports a maximum resolution of 1200 X 2400 dpi. The fax modem supports a maximum speed of 14.4 Kbps and it can broadcast up to a maximum of 250 locations. The fax page memory is as big as 170 pages, thus none of the data will be spilled out because of memory limitation.
There is free brother cloud app which allows user to upload anything into the cloud server and from there they can directly print it using the printer provided the printer has internet connectivity. Brother MFC-J450DW web connect feature allows the user to connect to websites like Flicker, Picasa, Facebook, Dropbox, Skydrive, Evernote AND Google Drive.
The disadvantage of Brother MFC-J450DW is printing cost per page is high