Brother MFC-J625DW Multifunction Printer

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HP Photosmart eStation C510A Multifunction Printer

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Brother MFC-9970CDW Multifunction Printer

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Canon PIXMA MX892 Office All-in-One Inkjet Printer

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Price Best Price: $677.00
Best Price: $538.00
Pros
  • Inexpensive ink
  • Excellent photo quality
  • Large, detachable, touchscreen control panel
  • High-quality photo and text output
  • Revolutionary and fast camera-based scanner
  • Web connectivity
  • Color LCD
  • Wi-Fi and ethernet connectivity
Cons
  • Slow performance
  • Printer monitor software can conflict with driver
  • Touchscreen slow to recognize finger taps
  • Standard-size inks are exceedingly costly
  • Black ink is expensive
  • Color scans tend to be dark
At A Glance

Fast, capable, and somewhat overshadowed by its detachable tablet control panel, this MFP offers a unique extra that may justify its price.

The 'wow' factor of the Genesis printer's vertical profile and camera-based scanner compensates somewhat for the pricey inks.

Specs

Pricing

Part Number 8958688 CQ140A#B1H MFC-9970CDW 4205B008AA

Interfaces/Ports

USB Yes Yes Yes Yes
PictBridge Yes     Yes

Display & Graphics

Screen Size 1.90  " 7.00  " 5.00  " 3.00  "
Touchscreen Yes Yes Yes  
Display Screen Type LCD LCD LCD LCD

General Information

Manufacturer Brother Industries, Ltd Hewlett-Packard Brother Industries, Ltd Canon, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number MFC-J625DW CQ140A#B1H MFC-9970CDW 5786B002
UPC Code 12502629009 885631240359 12502625131 13803143072
Brand Name Brother HP Brother Canon
Product Name MFC-J625DW Multifunction Printer Photosmart eStation C510A Multifunction Printer MFC-9970CDW Multifunction Printer PIXMA MX892 Office All-in-One Inkjet Printer
Marketing Information

Compact, stylish, easy-to-use, all-in-one printer allows you to print, copy, scan and fax. Easily connect to your wireless (802.11b/g/n) network. You can also connect using Ethernet networking or USB 2.0. Fax, copy or scan up to 20-page documents using the automatic document feeder. Print 35 standard-size, black/white pages per minute or 27 color pages per minute with up to 6000 x 1200 dpi. Save paper with auto duplex (2-sided) printing. Use the convenient bypass tray for photo printing. 1.9" Touch-Screen color LCD plus Touch Panel controls offers interactive menu navigation. 14.4Kbps modem sends a page in 6 seconds. Printer also features direct USB flash connection, borderless printing, media card slots, a 64MB memory, maximum paper size of 8-1/2" x 14", copy scaling from 25 to 400 percent, and 250-sheet input tray.

Photosmart eStation Printer offers full web browsing, high-performance printing, automatic duplex printing, faxing without a phone line, copying and scanning. The detachable, 7" full-color touch screen doubles as a wireless digital companion and control panel for remote printing. Use customized apps to quickly get the prints from the web. You can also print and share from multiple PCs, and stay connected, using integrated wireless networking. Connectivity includes USB 2.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n. Printer generates 33 black/white pages per minute with 600 x 600 dpi and 32 color pages per minute with 9600 x 2400 optimized dpi. 24-bit flatbed scanner offers an optical resolution of 1200 dpi and maximum scan size of 8-1/2" x 11-7/10". Copy speed matches print speed. Printer also features 64MB memory, borderless printing, a 125-sheet input tray, 20-sheet photo tray, 1200 optimized dpi for copying, 25 to 400 percent copy scaling, and multicopying up to 99 copies. Energy Star qualified.

MFC-9970CDW Color Laser All-in-one offers wireless networking and automatic duplexing for two-sided printing, copying, scanning and faxing. Print and copy 30 pages per minute in color and black with 2400 x 600 dpi. First page is out in less than 16 pages. Copy scaling ranges from 25 to 400 percent. 33.6Kpbs fax sends a page in 2.5 seconds. Multifunction printer also features USB direct connector, 5" color touch panel display, legal-size platen glass, 256MB memory, 250-sheet input tray, 50-sheet multipurpose tray and 35-sheet auto document feeder. Interface includes Ethernet and wireless connectors. Energy Star qualified.

Bring incredible quality, speed, and ease of use to your home office all in the name of increased productivity. This begins with built-in Wi-Fi for printing and scanning virtually anywhere in your home from computers and compatible mobile devices. This also includes AirPrint, which lets you wirelessly print photos, emails, web pages, documents and more from compatible iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch devices to a compatible Canon PIXMA Wireless All-In-One. Cloud printing capabilities, an integrated 35-sheet Duplex Auto Document Feeder, built-in Auto Duplex Printing, and a Dual Function Panel are just some of the features that can allow you to easily multi-task. This can bring office efficiency to all-new levels and reduce cost at the same time.

Product Model MFC-J625DW C510A MFC-9970CDW MX892
Product Type Inkjet Multifunction Printer Inkjet Multifunction Printer Laser Multifunction Printer Inkjet Multifunction Printer
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.brother-usa.com http://www.hp.com http://www.brother-usa.com http://www.usa.canon.com
Product Series MFC   MFC MX
Product Line   Photosmart   PIXMA

Memory

Memory Card Supported Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick MagicGate, MMC, MMCplus Secure Digital   Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), MMC, MMCplus, CompactFlash (CF), Microdrive, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo
Standard Memory 64 MB 64 MB 256 MB  
Maximum Memory 64 MB 64 MB 512 MB  
Memory Card Slot Yes Yes   Yes
Memory Technology     DDR2 SDRAM  

Miscellaneous

Package Contents
  • MFC-J625DW Multifunction Printer
  • 1 x Black Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Cyan Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Magenta Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Yellow Ink Cartridge
  • CD-ROM Assembly for Windows and Mac
  • User's Manual
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Telephone Line Cord
  • Photosmart eStation C510A Multifunction Printer
  • 1 x Black Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Cyan Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Magenta Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Yellow Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Photo Ink Cartridge
  • 7-inch Detachable Color Touchscreen
  • Software CD
  • Reference Guide
  • Power Supply
  • Power Cord
  • Reusable Tote
  • Accessory Bag
  • MFC-9970CDW Multifunction Printer
  • 1 x Black Toner Cartridge
  • 1 x Cyan Toner Cartridge
  • 1 x Magenta Toner Cartridge
  • 1 x Yellow Toner Cartridge
  • Drum Unit
  • Installation CD-ROM
  • AC Power Cord
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Basic User's Guide
  • PIXMA MX892 Office All-in-One Inkjet Printer
  • 1 x Pigmented Black Ink Tank
  • 1 x Black Ink Tank
  • 1 x Cyan Ink Tank
  • 1 x Magenta Ink Tank
  • 1 x Yellow Ink Tank
  • Power Cord
  • Print Head
  • 3 x Sample Media Sheet
  • Telephone Line cord
  • Setup Software & User's Guide CD-ROM
  • Warranty Card
  • Cross Sell Sheet
  • Getting Started Document
  • Important Information Sheet
  • Network Setup Troubleshooting Document
  • Read Before Setting Up the Machine Document

Network & Communication

Wireless LAN Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n IEEE 802.11b/g/n IEEE 802.11b/g IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet Technology Fast Ethernet   Fast Ethernet Ethernet
Ethernet Yes   Yes Yes

Faxing

Fax Memory Capacity 400 pages   500 pages 250 pages
Fax Color Color   Color Color

Physical Characteristics

Height 7.1" 9.2" 20.9" 8.6"
Width 15.9" 17.8" 19.3" 19.4"
Depth 14.9" 18" 20.7" 17.7"
Weight (Approximate) 316.8  oz 278.72  oz 1004.8  oz 411.2  oz
Color Black Black Gray  
Form Factor Desktop Desktop Desktop Desktop

Warranty

Limited Warranty 2 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year
Additional Warranty Information    

On-site

 

Media Handling

Media Type Poster Paper, Plain Paper, Glossy Paper, Transparency, Photo Paper Plain Paper, Inkjet Paper, Photo Paper, Transparency, Envelope, Label, Greeting Card, Index Card Plain Paper, Thin Paper, Thick Paper, Recycled Paper, Bond Paper, Label, Envelope, Glossy Paper Plain Paper, Photo Paper, High Resolution Paper, Glossy Paper, Semi-gloss Photo Paper, Matte Paper, Envelope, Fine Art Paper
Maximum Input Media Capacity 120 sheets 145 sheets 800 sheets 300 sheets
Maximum Print Size Legal - 8.50" x 14.02" Legal - 8.50" x 14.02" Legal - 8.50" x 14.02" Legal - 8.50" x 14.02"
Borderless Printing Yes Yes   Yes
Media Handling 1 x Automatic Document Feeder 20 Sheet, 1 x Input Tray 100 Sheet, 1 x Output Tray 50 Sheet, 1 x Photo Tray 20 Sheet 1 x Input Tray 125 Sheet, 1 x Paper Tray 20 Sheet, 1 x Output Bin 50 Sheet 1 x Automatic Document Feeder 50 Sheet, 1 x Multipurpose Tray 50 Sheet, 1 x Input Tray 250 Sheet, 1 x Output Bin 150 Sheet, 1 x Output Tray 1 Sheet 1 x Duplex Automatic Document Feeder 35 Sheet, 1 x Cassette 150 Sheet, 1 x Feeder 150 Sheet
Media Size Letter - 8.50" x 10.98", Legal - 8.50" x 14.02", Executive - 10.51" x 7.24", C5 Envelope - 6.38" x 9.02", Com10 Envelope - 4.13" x 9.49", DL Envelope - 4.33" x 8.66", Monarch Envelope, JE4 Envelope, A4 - 8.27" x 11.69", 4" x 6", 3.50" x 5", 5" x 7", 5" x 8", 8" x 10" Letter - 8.50" x 10.98", Legal - 8.50" x 14.02", Executive - 10.51" x 7.24", 3" x 5", 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", Envelope No. 10 - 4.13" x 9.50", Custom Size A4 - 8.27" x 11.69", A5 - 5.83" x 8.27", B6 - 4.92" x 6.93", Letter - 8.50" x 10.98", Legal - 8.50" x 14.02", Executive - 10.51" x 7.24", Folio - 8.27" x 12.99", Custom Size Letter - 8.50" x 10.98", Legal - 8.50" x 14.02", Envelope No. 10, 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10"
Standard Input Media Capacity 120 sheets 145 sheets 300 sheets 300 sheets
Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed 2 2 2 2
Number of Input Trays Supported 2 2 3 2

Scanning

Optical Resolution 1200 dpi 1200 dpi 1200 dpi 2400 dpi
Scanner Type Flatbed Flatbed Flatbed Flatbed
Maximum Scan Size 8.50" x 11.69" 8.50" x 11.70" Legal - 8.50" x 14.02" 8.50" x 11.70"
Color Depth 36-bit 24-bit 48-bit 48-bit
Scan Color Color Color Color Color
Hardware Resolution 1200 x 2400 dpi 1200 x 2400 dpi 1200 x 2400 dpi 2400 x 4800 dpi
Interpolated Resolution 19200 x 19200 dpi 19200 dpi 19200 x 19200 dpi 19200 x 19200 dpi
Grayscale Depth 8-bit 8-bit    

Power Description

Operating Power Consumption 28 W 20.50 W    
Standby Power Consumption 3.50 W 7.20 W 1.80 W  
Maximum Power Consumption   25 W 615 W  
Off-Mode Power Consumption   550 mW    

Technical Information

Platform Supported Mac, PC PC, Mac PC, Mac PC, Mac
Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm) 35 33 30  
Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm) 27 32 30  
Color Cartridge Type Individual Color Cartridge Individual Color Cartridge Individual Color Cartridge Individual Color Cartridge
USB Direct Printing Yes     Yes
Duplex Printing Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Maximum Print Resolution 1200 x 6000 dpi 9600 x 2400 dpi 2400 x 600 dpi 9600 x 2400 dpi
Print Color Color Color Color Color
ISO Mono Print Speed (ppm) 12      
ISO Color Print Speed (ppm) 10      
Number of Colors 4 5 4 5
Maximum Photo Print Speed 15 Second 16 Second   20 Second
Multifunction Devices Copier/Fax/Printer/Scanner Copier/Printer/Scanner Copier/Fax/Printer/Scanner Copier/Fax/Printer/Scanner
ISO Color Print Speed (ipm)       9.3
ISO Mono Print Speed (ipm)       12.5

Reliability

Duty Cycle 2500 pages per month 1250 pages per month 60000 pages per month  

Fonts & Emulation

Language Emulation GDI PCL 3 GUI PCL 6, BR-Script 3 AirPrint

Copier

Copier Type Flatbed Flatbed Flatbed Flatbed
Maximum Document Enlargement 400% 400% 400% 400%
Maximum Document Reduction 25% 25% 25% 25%
Maximum Mono Copy Speed (cpm) 23 33 30  
Copy Color Color Color Color Color
Maximum Color Copy Speed (cpm) 20 32 30  
Maximum Copy Resolution   1200 dpi 1200 x 600 dpi  
Number of Copies   99 99 99
ISO Color Copy Speed (ipm)       7.4

Performance

Macworld Labs (Quality)

Print quality: Text

Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good
Print quality: Color photo

Superior Superior Superior Good
Print quality:PDF

Very Good Very Good Good Good
Scan quality: Color photo

Good Good Good  
Scan quality: Line art

Fair Good Good Very Good
Copy quality

Fair Good Good Very Good

Macworld Labs (Speed)

Print speed: Text

ppm

3.8 8.3 3.9 5.7
Print speed rating: Text

Fair      
Print speed: Color photo

seconds for 8X10 photo

130.21 160.96 78.38 214.3
Print speed rating: Color photo

Good      
Print speed: PDF

seconds for 4-page PDF

182.74 159.27 132.23 348.42
Print speed rating: PDF

Good      
Scan speed 1

seconds for 8 x 10 color photo at 600 dpi

38.0 54.9 8.5 61.1
Scan speed 2

seconds 4 x 6 color photo at 1200 dpi

77.6 91.9 6.4 95.8
Scan speed rating

Very Good