Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Brother "Business Smart Series" Printer Review + Giveaway!

 That was a mouthful, wasn't it?

The title says it all though, folks! We're having our very first giveaway here at la vie en fuchsia and it's very exciting!

I was very happy when I was contacted about the new "Business Smart Series" printer from Brother Canada, because the specs sounded exactly like something I'd want out of a printer. This unit is brand-new on the market, as it was released in November of this year and retails for $199.



The Brother website gives this description;

Brother is proud to introduce the Business Smart™ MFC-J4510DW colour inkjet all-in-one. It delivers the Ultimate Combination of fast print speeds, easy-to-use features, low cost printing and 11" x 17" printing in a compact design. This wireless all-in-one has a swipe 3.7" TouchScreen display plus TouchPanel that only shows you the keys you need, plus a new innovative print technology that allows you to store and feed paper in landscape orientation. Nobody said you can't have it all!
 
Features
  • Fast print speeds - with speeds up to 35ppm black and 27ppm colour. ISO print speeds up to 20ppm black and 18ppm colour (ISO/IEC 24734).
  • Easy to use 3.7" swipe TouchScreen display plus TouchPanel.
  • Smallest in class up to 35% smaller footprint.
  • Low cost printing. Help save more print more with replacement super high yield ink cartridges.
  • 11" x 17" printing. Print high-impact easy-to-read documents up to 11" x 17".
  • Mobile device printing. Wireless printing from your mobile device via: AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Brother iPrint&Scan, Cortado Workplace and Wi-Fi Direct.
  • Innovative Landscape Print Technology. Allows paper to be stored and fed in the machine in landscape orientation. This unique technology delivers the ultimate combination of features in a machine with a compact and sleek design.

...and I love it!





In the name of full disclosure, we certainly had some hiccups along the way. Minor hiccups like; saying that it wasn't connected to the network and yet a test print proved that it actually was, having to re-do the software load due to an error (which never really seemed to cause an error), and I also had some issues attempting to load pictures from memory card to a web service - but that's it! All minor really.

The good news is that the print is great! I actually used a brother printer for all the printables in Mini-Mister's nursery and was thrilled with the quality, speed and ink consumption. This printer is no different. I would do it all over again with this one if I had to. I tested this model by printing an assortment of pictures from various sources; directly from Facebook, Flickr, Picasa and my memory card - all great! I was able to connect, and modify the sizes/paper right on the touch screen.

*I did not have any actual photo paper in my possession at the time of testing the unit. The pictures printed all looked to be great quality for the type of paper that was used*






Another aspect that I tested was the remote printing function using mobile phones. Now, *I* use a Blackberry and no one (ok, almost no one) likes to work with Blackberries but the Mister has an Android phone and so I made him test out this functionality. I can't count how many times I've said 'I really wish that I could just send this {insert item here - email, coupon, photo...} directly to print from my phone.' Am I the only one? Oh. Ok. Well anyway, you CAN with this printer!! So now you may want to, right? We used the Brother™ iPrint&Scan App which he downloaded from Google Play and it worked seamlessly. So cool!

I'm excited to get this set up, and my 'office/craft space' all prettied up now. I have big plans to work on the Mini-Mister's first birthday party projects there in the new year. This printer is going to make things so much easier!

Now, let's get this giveaway started so that you can win your very own! I just want to add a little fine print, for those of you that won't read the fine print; this giveaway is open to Canadian residents who have reached the age of majority in their province of residence only (void where prohibited). Sorry! For more information, the terms and conditions are below.

 Once you've entered to win this awesome printer, check out my next post for my first free printable! 'Tis the season after all...

**Editor's note: I was sent this printer for review, however all opinions are my own.**

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GOOD LUCK!!

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20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd love this printer especially because of the "print form your phone" feature! I take a ton of pictures with my Iphone so that'd be great!

Julie (juliga18@hotmail.com)

Billie said...

Sounds like a great machine! :)

Jenn M said...

This printer would be handy to print all my own pics of my babies :)

Leslie said...

I swear I commented already. Would love the wi-fi abilities of this printer!

Nick K said...

I would love to print pictures of the kids to send to the grandparents

Katherine said...

I really really need a new printer! I have no printer now and have to sneakily print my coupons at work!

Jaclyn said...

Oh I'd love this printer to print photos at home!

monolinguallinguist said...

I'd love to print photos for my little girl's baby book.

linds said...

I love the wifi phone to printer abilities! Very cool!

Kathleen said...

I'd love to use this to print pictures of my kids from my phone! That would be awesome!!! They seem to sit in my phone gallery forever. LOL

Janny A. said...

I've actually thought that before about the phone to printer thing. AWESOME!!! :D

Jen(nnn) said...

This sounds like an amazing printer. I'd love to win this. Thanks for the very cool giveaway.

Sylvia said...

The wifi capabilities sound very cool - would definitely use it to print pics from my phone.

LY O-town said...

My printer just broke last week, so this is very timely!! I would use the printer for all kinds of things - printing pics, coupons and work stuff (less fun!).

Jami Kloet said...

I would love to win a new printer. And I love the fact that it has wifi. Great contest. Crossing my fingers.

Brenda Penton said...

I would be using this for some long overdue scrap-booking projects.

Michelle B said...

I would make my sons birthday invites with this printer.

Lori Bazan said...

I work from home and I need a new printer! My son also would use for school projects...this would be a wish realized! Thanks for the chance!

Liz said...

I would totally use this to print photos from my phone! So cool!

spike said...

I'm really getting tired of having to unplug/plug/unplug my current printer that isn't wireless - I feel like I'm in the dark ages - so I'd really love the wirelessness (is that a word?) I'd also make a lot of use out of the scanner.