• Reasonably priced inks
  • Two-year warranty
  • Impressively long feature list includes NFC and CD/DVD printing


  • Copying two-sided documents is a tedious, manual process

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The Specs

Part Number MFC-J870DW
Operating System Compatibility
  • Mac
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows XP
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces USB
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps
Wireless connection
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
Storage Media
SD card
  • SD Card
  • SDHC Card
  • SDXC Memory Card
Memory stick
  • Memory Stick Duo
  • Memory Stick PRO Duo
Scanner Type Flatbed with ADF
Platform Support
Printer languages supported GDI/Host-based


Macworld Labs (Quality)
Print quality: Text Very Good
Print quality: Color photo Very Good
Print quality:PDF Good
Scan quality: Color photo Fair
Scan quality: Line art Very Good
Copy quality Very Good
Macworld Labs (Speed)
Print speed: Text 9.6   ppm
Print speed rating: Text Very Good
Print speed: Color photo 0.5   seconds for 8X10 photo
Print speed rating: Color photo Good
Print speed: PDF 1.6   seconds for 4-page PDF
Print speed rating: PDF Good
Scan speed 1 49.3   seconds for 8 x 10 color photo at 600 dpi
Scan speed 2 86.7   seconds 4 x 6 color photo at 1200 dpi
Scan speed rating Good