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2023 Awards and Certificates

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Our Colour Laser range: Highly Recommended and Highly Reliable

As well as the BLI 2023 Pick Award for our scanners, Keypoint Intelligence also found the Brother Professional Colour Laser range (the HL-L9430CDN, HL-L9470CDN, MFC-L9630CDN and MFC-L9670CDN) to be Highly Reliable (ranking as excellent across all devices) resulting in a suite of Highly Recommend ratings across all four devices.

The results also found the image quality, usability and specifications of each device to be Very Good, offering businesses of all sizes “enterprise-class functionality.”

Highly Recommended and Highly Reliable Certificate: 



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BLI Pick Award for "Outstanding value"

We are delighted to announce that we have received the Buyers Lab (BLI) Winter 2023 Pick Award for two scanners in the Brother enterprise range.

The awards are given as a result of testing that is independently carried out by Keypoint Intelligence, who praised the triple layer security and network protection features, the “outstanding value” customers receive and the productivity-enhancing capabilities of both the ADS-4700W and the ADS-4900W.

BLI Pick Award 2023: ADS-4700W, ADS-4900W

iF Design award 2023 logo next to a mobile phone and a Brother P-touch label printer

iF Design Award 2023

For the 16th consecutive year, we have received the iF Design Award (2023) for a number of P-touch label printers, as well as our Sewing and Machine Tool ranges.

The world renowned award recognises not only the external appearance of the product, but also criteria such as functionality and environmental performance. 

iF Design Award certifications were awarded to:

2022 Awards and Certificates


Mobile Capture Product of the Year 2022

We’re delighted to have won Mobile Capture Product of the Year, for our DS-940DW portable document scanner, at the DM Awards last night.

Our product manager, Aaron Hopkinson, said: “With cloud technology, the DS-940DW is exactly what the market is asking for!” 

The following device was nominated for the award:


BLI and iF Design Awards 2022

Brother adds to printer accolades with two global awards

Brother is pleased to announce they have been awarded 2 prestigious international awards, the Buyers Lab (BLI) Winter 2022 Pick Award for Outstanding SOHO Colour Inkjet All-in-One and for the 15th year running the iF Design Award (2022) for a number of printers and apps.

The following devices were awarded BLI accolades for 2022:

DCP-J1200W, MFC-J4540DW, MFC-J6955DW

The following printers and apps were awarded iF accolades for 2022:

MFC-J4340DW, MFC-J4335DW, MFC-J4335DWXL,
Color Label Editor2 app for label printer, Pro Label Tool app for label printer

2021 Awards and Certificates


PC Pro Best Printer Brand 2021

Brother UK has won PC Pro’s Best Printer Manufacturer of the year accolade for the eighth year in a row.

We secured an overall score of 87 per cent – outperforming HP, Cannon and Epson across the board, including a seven per cent margin ahead of Epson in the value-for-money category.

We achieved a print quality score of 92 per cent, which was unchanged on its high score from the previous year. We also performed well in the categories for reliability (90 per cent), print speed (87 per cent) and customer support (73 per cent).

The award success follows glowing PC Pro reviews for a number of Brother printers including the HL-L3210CW laser and the X-Series MFC-J6947DW inkjet.

PC Pro also holds Brother’s scan range in high esteem too, with the ADS2700W wireless desktop scanner achieving a four-star review in their buyer’s guide to business-class scanners 2021.

2020 Awards and Certificates

Good Design Award 2020 logo

Good Design Award 2020

The prestigious Japanese award evaluates the exterior design of products, together with the user experience and environmental impact. Each product must demonstrate excellence in originality, aesthetics, and completion level that would help raise today’s design standards and be positioned as part of future model design.

Winners - Portable Document Scanner: DSmobile DS-640, DSmobile DS-740D, DSmobile DS-940DW

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IF Design Award 2020

"Symbol of outstanding design - a seal of excellence and a testimony of quality."

Since 1953, the annual iF Design Award has been recognised and respected all over the world and the iF logo has become an internationally acknowledged symbol of outstanding design.

Winners - Scanner: ADS-1700W, ADS-1200

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2019 Awards and Certificates

iF Design Award 2019

iF Design Award 2019

Brother has won six iF Design Awards after products from its latest colour laser series and P-touch labelling ranges were recognised for their outstanding design quality, as well as products from it's sewing machine series.

The following devices were awarded iF accolades for 2019:

  • Colour laser printer all-in-one L3000 series
  • Compact label printer P-touch CUBE Plus
  • Compact handheld label printer PT-H110
  • Innov-is A150 sewing machine
  • ScanNCut DX SDX1200 home and hobby cutting machine
  • Luminaire Innov-is XP1 embroidery sewing machine

Judges for the iF Design Awards not only look at external appearance, but also quality, performance, user interface, innovation, safety and environmental credentials.


Winter 2019 Pick Award - Outstanding Portable Scanner

"Contributing to the improvement of users' work efficiency, the portable ADS-1700W works smoothly with general business software and carries numerous functions, including colour touchscreen and wireless connection."

Presented twice a year, BLI acknowledge hardware and software offerings that prove to be the best in the 'Outstanding Portable Scanner' category following rigorous lab testing. 

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Winter 2019 Pick Award - Outstanding Colour & Multifunction Printers

"In addition to their compact size, these printers excel in business colour printing, ease of use and reliability as products for small offices."

Presented twice a year, BLI acknowledge hardware and software offerings that prove to be the best in the 'Outstanding Colour Printer and Multifunctions' categories following rigorous lab testing. 

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BLI award winner 2019

Winter 2019 Pick Award - Outstanding A3 Inkjet All-in-One

"Given their flawless reliability performance, user-friendliness, and impressive speeds in every mode tested, the devices promise to keep workgroups productive."

Presented twice a year, BLI acknowledge hardware and software offerings that prove to be the best in the 'Outstanding A3 Inkjet All-in-One Printer' category following rigorous lab testing. 

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Good Design Award 2019

"The Good Design Award evaluates not only the exterior beauty of products, but also the user experience and environmental impact of the design, as well as the products/services’ ability to present new ideas to society."

Since first winning this prestigious Japanese award in 1960, there have been 211 successful Brother products in the same category. It recognises products and industry leaders in design and manufacturing that have chartered new directions for innovation and pushed the envelope for competitive products in the world marketplace.

Winners - Colour Laser Printer: HL-L3230CDW / MFC-L3770CDW

Winners - Scanner: ADS-1700W

Winners - Label Printer: TD-4410D / TD-4420DN / TD-4550DNWB

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2018 Awards and Certificates

iF Design Award 2018

iF Design Award 2018

Brother has won four iF Design Awards for colour laser and inkjet devices, as well as a sewing machine series.

The following devices were awarded iF accolades for 2018:

  • Colour laser printer all-in-one device MFC-L9570CDW 
  • Colour laser printer all-in-one series HL/DCP/MFC-L8000
  • The flagship, all-in-one MFC-J6935DW device from the Business Smart Series 
  • CV3000 Series Cover Stitch sewing machine

Products are judged for iF Design Awards not only on their external appearance, but also quality, performance, user interface, innovation, safety and environmental credentials.

Brother colour laser printer recommended by BLI

BLI Winter 2018 Pick award

Brother's latest colour laser line-up features top of the range model MFC-L9570CDW - picked out by BLI for recognition as an outstanding multifunction machine for small and medium sized businesses. 

Buyers Lab recognised the device's true value for customers, specifically highlighting:

  • Flawless reliability, which boosts productivity and minimises downtime
  • Its high quality output in print and copy modes.
  • Streamlined workflows, thanks to exceptionally fast scan speeds and simplified cloud services integration.
  • Impressive feature set including the Brother Solutions Interface (BSI) open architecture platform.

Range of Brother colour laser printers highly recommended by BLI

BLI Highly Recommended for Reliability

Customers choosing Brother’s latest colour laser series can rest assured they will have a reliable device after 5 of the newest colour laser models in the range were highly recommended: 

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Range of Brother colour laser printers recommended by BLI

BLI Recommended for Reliability

The following printers have been awarded 'Recommended for Reliability' by BLI: 

“The range was developed with technology to help SMBs thrive and become more efficient. Following the rigorous testing, feedback from the analysts confirms that the series is an excellent choice for modern offices."

Andy Johnson - Solutions Alliance Partner Development & Training Manager, Brother UK

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2017 Awards and Certificates

Brother HL-l9310CDW colour laser printer recommended by BLI

BLI Summer Pick Awards 2017

Brother's HL-L9310CDW Professional Colour Laser Printer has been chosen by BLI analysts as the winner of a Summer 2017 Pick for 'Outstanding Colour Printer for SMBs' and offers: 

  • Exceptional colour output as well as high-quality black output 
  • Security features like NFC badge authentication and Secure Function Lock to not only secure data and the device, but also help lower costs by limiting usage

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Brother QL-800 Label Printer Series wins European Office Awards 2017

European Office Products Awards 2017

Brother's QL-800 Labelling Range has been awarded the 'Innovation of the Year' award.

The European Office Products Awards have been acknowledged for the last 16 years throughout Europe as high accolade for business, recognising "commercial performances innovation and professionalism".

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Brother RJ-2000 mobile printer range wins Print IT Reseller Editor's Choice Awards 2017

Print IT Editor's Choice Awards 2017

Brother has introduced a new range of robust mobile printers designed to meet a diverse range of portable print requirements in different customer environments in the retail, healthcare and logistics industries.

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Brother MFC-J5330DW PC Pro Award

PC Pro Lab Winners Award 2017

The new MFC-J5330DW Business Smart Inkjet printer has been awarded the 'PC Pro Winners Lab' award.

"A great-value, versatile printer with affordable running costs for smaller offices and homes"


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