The Brother DCP-J525W is a multifunction color inkjet printer that stands out from the crowd with a sleek black design, but it can handle a wide variety of office tasks as well. Print speeds are solid, and the unit supports both wired and wireless networking for easy connecting and sharing. Affordable Brother DCP-J525W ink keeps printer ink costs from getting too high.
In a class of machines with typical "beige box" styling, the sleek black design of the DCP-J525W is a welcome change, though it may not appeal to all buyers. The shiny top surface does tend to attract fingerprints, but this won't be a problem for most small office users unless they use it heavily. The control panel is very simple, making it easy to use, and the 1.9 inch touch screen LCD screen makes navigating the menus and controlling features very smooth. Input paper capacity is a bit on the small side, at 100 pages.
Replacing printer ink is easy, and the unit uses 4 separate inkjet cartridges. Brother DCP-J525W ink cartridges are quite affordable, and the large capacity of Brother DCP-J525W ink cartridges provides users with a low cost per page. Compatible Brother DCP-J525W ink is available at a much lower cost than OEM versions as well.
Expert Reviews gave the DCP-J525W a rating of 3 out of 5 stars. They praised its sleek design and quick speeds, as well as its ease of use. They found its print and scan quality to be disappointing, however.
Overall, the Brother DCP-J525W has the kind of streamlined feature set a home or small office buyer will need, while keeping features easy to use. If buyers don't mind its small paper capacity and lack of an automatic document feeder, they will find it to be a good value for the price.
Based on our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Ink Technologies will accept returns of compatible or remanufactured ink and toner cartridges for full credit if the returned product has a valid return authorization number and is received in our warehouse within 6 months of the original shipping date. If there is a confirmed print quality issue, only 1 set of opened products will be accepted for credit returns, and only if less than 30% of the ink or toner has been used.
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