DCP-J4120DW Wireless Inkjet Printer

A4 Multifunction inkjet with A3 bypass tray + Duplex

At a glance

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This product is now discontinued. You can find the nearest equivalents here: MFC-J4420DW / MFC-J4620DW

The DCP-J4120DW is ideal for the smaller office, giving users a compact, stylish inkjet with A3 print capabilities. Plus built-in wireless makes connecting easy.

Key Features

  • Print up to A3, Copy & Scan up to A4
  • Up to 20 mono / 18 colour ipm print speeds
  • Automatic 2-sided printing
  • 6.8cm colour touchscreen LCD
  • Wireless ready + connect to your mobile device or the cloud
  • Up to 1,200 page high-yield ink cartridges


Our latest 3-in-1 A4 inkjet with A3 capability

It's easy to connect to the DCP-J4120DW from your PC, laptop or mobile device thanks to its integrated wireless networking, allowing any users in your office or home to print and scan with ease.

The 6.8cm colour touchscreen lets you connect to popular cloud platform such as Facebook, Google Drive and Dropbox. While you can manage your documents more effectively with features such as A3 printing, 2-sided print (up to A4), and easy scanning and copying.

The optional high-yield ink cartridges can also help lower your printing costs compared to standard yield ink. And rest assured the DCP-J4120DW complies with the strict ENERGY STAR, German Blue Angel and Nordic Swan environmental standards.


Features and Specifications

Printer type Colour
Display Colour touchscreen
Display size 6.8cm touchscreen
Max paper size A3
Memory 128MB
Technology Inkjet
Function Print, Copy and Scan
Creative Center Yes
Note Scan Yes
Outline and Copy Yes
Outline and Scan Yes
Connectivity Wireless
Local interface Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Wireless network interface 802.11b/g/n
Supported AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, iPrint&Scan, Wi-Fi Direct
Resolution Up to 1,200 x 1,200dpi (colour and mono)
Speed 12ipm (mono) and 9ipm (colour)Up to 12ipm (mono) & 9ipm (colour)
With carton 573 (W) x 238 (D) x 403 (H)mm
With carton 10.1 kg
Without carton 480 (W) x 290 (D) x 163 (H)mm
Weight 8.1 kg
Blue Angel environmental accreditation Yes
Energy Star environmental accreditation Yes
Nordic Swan environmental accreditation Yes
Power consumption (Watts) Operating: 23W, Ready Mode: 5.0W, Sleep Mode: 1.3W, Off: 0.04W
Sound pressure 50dB (A) (Average)
Contents Power supply cord, Product safety guide, Software disc, Supplies, User guide, Warranty card, Quick setup guide
Types and sizes Standard Tray: A4, LTR, EXE, A5, A6, Photo, Indexcard, Photo-2L, Com-10, DL Envelope, Monarch. Manual Feed Slot: A4, LTR, EXE A3, LGR, LGL, A5, A6, Photo, Indexcard, Photo-L, Photo-2L, C5, Com-10, DL Envelope, Monarch
Weights Standard Tray: Plain, Inkjet, Glossy(cast/resin) 64-220g/m2. Manual Feed Slot: Plain, Inkjet, Glossy(cast/resin) 64-220g/m2. Auto Duplex: Plain 64-120g/m2.
Wireless network 802.11b/g/n
Wireless network security WEP 64/128bit, WPA-PSK(TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK(AES)
Software supplied - Mac Brother ControlCenter2, NewSoft® OCR
Software supplied - Windows Brother ControlCenter4, Nuance® Paperport® 12 SE with OCR
Supported Windows® 7 (32bit(x86) & 64bit(x64) editions), Windows® 8 (32bit(x86) & 64bit(x64) editions), Windows Vista® (32bit(x86) & 64bit(x64) editions), Windows® XP Professional (32bit(x86) & 64bit(x64) editions), Windows® XP Home, Windows Server® 2003 & 2008 (32bit(x86) & 64bit(x64) editions),Windows Server® 2008 R2 & 2012 (64bit(x64) edition), OS X v10.7.5/10.8.x/ 10.9.x
Paper input 150 sheet standard paper tray, 1 Sheet Manual Feed Slot
Paper output 50 sheets
Resolution Up to 6,000 x 1,200 dpi (Vertical x Horizontal)
Speed - fast mode Up to 35ppm mono & 27ppm colour
Speed - laser comparable 20ipm mono & 18ipm colour
Automatic 2 sided print Yes
Droplet size 1.5 pico litre
Resolution Optical: From Flatbed Up to 2,400 x 1,200dpi. Interpolated: Up to 19,200 x 19,200dpi
Scan to Email, OCR, Image, File, Card, USB Flash Memory Drive, FTP, Network* *Windows® only
Speed From 3.37 seconds mono & colour (A4 size, 100 x 100dpi)
Supported AirPrint, Box, BR-Docs (US/UK/GER/FRA only), Cortado Cloud Print, Dropbox, Evernote, Evernote Business, Facebook, Flickr, Google Cloud Print, Google Drive, iPrint&Scan, Managed Print Services, OneDrive, OneNote, Picasa
Brother paper BP71GA3: A3 glossy photo paper, 20 sheets, BP71GLA: A4 glossy photo paper, 20 sheets, BP71GLP: 10x15 cm glossy photo paper, 20 / 50 sheets, BP60MA: A4 Matte inkjet paper, 25 sheets, BP60PA: A4 inkjet paper, 250 sheets
High-yield ink cartridges Black: LC227XL BK - Approx 1,200 A4 pages Cyan / Magenta / Yellow: LC225XL C/M/Y - Approx 1,200 A4 pages. Cartridge yield is declared in accordance with ISO/IEC 24711
Standard-yield ink cartridges Black: LC223BK - Approx 550 A4 pages, Cyan / Magenta / Yellow: LC223C/M/Y - Approx 550 A4 pages. Cartridge yield is declared in accordance with ISO/IEC 24711
Print from PictBridge, USB Flash Memory Drive, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Micro, Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital, High Capacity (SDHC), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Multimedia Card, Multimedia Card Plus, Multimedia Card Mobile

Rating and Reviews

Customer reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saves me so much time. Spent half a day hetting use to features, but time well spent as it prints as I like it, on any media I choose. Ideal for day to day prining. Ink cartridges supplied with machine are small "starter" cartridges, but after 2 weeks of printing - including lots if test images - they are still going strong. But what really sets this out above any other tech products I've bought recently, is the easily accessible customer services available at the end of the phone, helping me to resolve set-up issues. I would certainly recommend Brother for this reason alone, but this particular model is also a perfect combination of speed and quality.
Date published: 2016-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great printer with A3 capabilities I bought the printer from Curry's so I could compare A3 compatible printers with double-sided capabilities. The Brother DCPJ4120DW stood out as compact and was reasonably priced. It connected easily with modern macs and tablets in the household, but the older Mac (OS 10.6.8) which is used for Photoshop designs, proved harder and I had to scour the internet and download the drivers for (10.7) before it worked. Scanning is achieved through Photoshop's Twain driver, as the new 'all in one' software is not compatible. I have not had to change inks yet, but every one seems happy with the image and text results so far. All in all a welcome addition to the household!
Date published: 2016-02-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing - It kept saying the ink tanks (new) were empty - had to reinstall them, after which it would happily print, only to complain next time. Fault seems to have gone away now. - Printing from PC generates error message saying printer not found, but it happily prints if I wait a minute, so error message is spurious. - Takes an age between starting print process - "receiving data" - and actually printing. - When scanning, does not auto-detect photo/whatever size, necessary to pre-set from very few options, so any photo not 10x15 has to be scanned at A4 then the white space around it cropped using a graphics programme. - Otherwise, fine.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Photo Printer I've got this printer 4 weeks ago. Printed 250 full page photographs and went through two sets of inks (excluding black) It basically prints photos using CMY and documents using CMYK so if you print photos only you don't need to buy black replacement ink. Prints on 280gsm pro photo paper with no problem. And prints fast, because it can take A3 so it actually prints A4 in landscape mode so it takes less passes that any other printer. It's very compact and you can stack them one on the top of another. Print quality is very good.
Date published: 2015-02-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Depends what you need We got this printer purely for the A3 printing which is does well. We do have issues with the paper though - whenever we need to print on photo paper, even when the option is selected, we need to remove the paper and clear paper jam around 5 times before it allows us to finally print. We keep getting a message on the screen now telling us the ink cartridges are not installed correctly and we have to reinstall every time the printer gets switched on. It is quiet and prints well, it's just frustrating when printing on photo paper so if it's just normal paper you print on, it's great!
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best value DCPJ4120DW Excellent printer for documents and flyers. Having had separate scanner and printer in the past and an additional A3 printer for those occasional larger jobs this printer is great value. The supplied OCR software for converting scanned documents and PDF files is excellent and is better than other expensive OCR software available. Do shop around to get a good deal. Maplins had the best price and was most convenient when I purchased mine but that's no guarantee for now. Be sure to show those around how to lift and close the lid and screen without forcing them and causing damage.
Date published: 2015-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smart printer at a great price! Having always bought HP printers and after a bit of research this came up as best buy for the cheaper inkjet printers. I am not disappointed print quality scans and copying are excellent quality. Setting up was straight forward though I must say the quick start guide could be clearer. Paper loading is from the front in a cassette which pulls out to load paper and pushes back in ready for printing ... In my view, better than the rear loading I am used to on other printers. Ink cartridge installation is straight forward, by lifting the front flap and as cartridges are inserted. I can even print from my iPhone from any room in the house. All in all, I am very pleased with this all in one printer and I must say, glad I moved away from HP after all these years. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing! The first one I sent back because of the photo printing quality which I had specifically bought it for. At first glance they look OK but get the light on them and you can see lines impressed on the print from the rollers. The machine was replaced and guess what? Just the same. I kept the machine because I needed to do a load of printing but it drives me mad with its clunking and clonking and all the faff involved in loading paper into the flimsy tray. Do yourself a favour and try another make.
Date published: 2015-12-12
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