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Professional 4-in-1 colour inkjet printer for home working MFC-J4540DW

Professional 4-in-1 inkjet printer with wireless connectivity, high yield inbox ink cartridges and 400 sheet capacity. Your home office business partner.

SRP £238.80 Inc. VAT

SRP £199.00 Ex. VAT

Print, copy, scan & fax functionality with wired, wireless or mobile connectivity

20 sheet automatic document feeder (ADF)

6.8cm LCD touchscreen

Product Overview


400 sheet paper capacity

Inbox inks: BK 3000 pages, CMY 1500 pages*

Key features

  • Print, copy, scan & fax functionality with wired, wireless or mobile connectivity
  • 20 sheet automatic document feeder (ADF)
  • 6.8cm LCD touchscreen
  • 400 sheet paper capacity
  • Inbox inks: BK 3000 pages, CMY 1500 pages*

About this product:

The trendy MFC-J4540DW is a business-quality multifunction device offering print, copy, scan and fax functionality. Print from your workstation, anywhere in the house or from your mobile device via the wireless options. Alternatively, NFC compatibility lets you print quickly and easily with the swipe of your mobile or tablet.

The list of features is endless with the MFC-J4540DW – add to this its high yield inbox ink cartridges printing up to 3000 pages black and 1500 pages in colour*, reducing your print costs, it’s a textbook home office business partner.

*Calculated in accordance with ISO/IEC 24711


"Brother has filled the MFC-J4540DW with every feature you could need in a home office and made them all readily accessible thanks to the user-friendly touchscreen and an excellent companion app. With multiple input trays, a USB Host port and even NFC connectivity, it really is a pleasure to use." - techradar

Read the full review here.




Printer type Colour
Function Print, Copy and Scan, Fax
Display size 6.8cm LCD colour touchscreen display
Max paper size A4
Memory 128MB
Technology Inkjet


Connectivity Wired Network, Wireless, USB
USB interface Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Wireless network interface 802.11b/g/n

Mobile connectivity

Supported Brother Mobile Connect, AirPrint, Google Cloud Print


Speed 10.5ipm colour & 13ipm mono
Resolution (colour) Up to 1200 x 2400 dpi
Resolution (mono) Up to 1200 x 2400 dpi

Dimensions & weights

With carton 497 (W) x 312 (D) x 464 (H)mm
With carton 12.6 kg
Without carton 435 (W) x 335(D) x 250(H)mm
Weight 10.4 kg

Energy Consumption

Operating Up to 20 watts
Ready mode 3.5 watts
Sleep mode Up to 1.1 watts
Off 0.2 watts
Sound pressure 57 dBA


Blue Angel environmental accreditation Yes

In the box

Contents Power supply cord, Product safety guide, Supplies, User guide, Warranty card, Quick setup guide, 4 ink cartridges

Media specifications

Types and sizes Types - Standard Tray & Manual Feed - Plain, Inkjet, Glossy(cast/resin), Recycled, ADF - Plain, Recycled Sizes - Standard Tray & Manual Feed - A4, LTR, LGL, EXE, A5, A6, Photo(102x152mm/4x6"), Indexcard(127x203mm/5x8"), Photo-2L(127x178mm/5x7"), C5 Envelope, Com-10, DL Envelope, Monarch,Photo-L (89x127mm/3.5x5"),Folio,Mexico Legal,India Legal, ADF - A4/LTR/EXE/A5
Weights Standard Tray 64-220g/m2( 17-58 lb. ), Manual Feed Slot 64-300g/m2 ( 17-79 lb. ) , ADF 64-90g/m2 (17-24lb.)


Wired network Ethernet 10/100BASE-TX Auto Negotiation
Wired network security SMTP-AUTH, SSL/TLS (IPPS, HTTPS, SMTP), SNMP v3, 802.1x (EAP-MD5, EAP-FAST, PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS), Kerberos, Ipsec
Wireless network IEEE 802.11b/g/n (Infrastructure)
Wireless network security SSID (32 chr), WEP 64/128bit, WPA-PSK(TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK(TKIP/AES) , SSL/TLS (IPPS, HTTPS), 802.1x (EAP-FAST, PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS)

Operating systems & software

Software supplied - Mac NewSoft® Presto!® PageManager9
Software supplied - Windows Brother iPrint&Scan (desktop), ScanSoft® Paperport® 14 SE (download only).
Supported Windows 10 (32 & 64 bit editions), Windows 8 (32 & 64 bit editions), Windows 11(32 & 64 bit editions), Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008R2, Windows Server 2008 (32 & 64 bit editions). Note that Windows Server supports network printing only. macOS X 10.8.X or greater, Linux CUPS, LPD/LPRng (x86/x64 environment)

Paper handling

Paper input 150 sheet standard paper tray, 20 sheet ADF
Paper output 100 sheets


A4 standard print speed Up to 20
Resolution Up to 1200x 4800 dpi (Horizontal x Vertical)
Automatic 2 sided print Yes
Droplet size 3 pico litre
First print out time Less than 10 seconds


2-Sided scan No
Resolution Optical: Flatbed: Up to 1200 x 2400dpi. ADF: Up to 1200x600 dpi. Interpolated: Up to 19,200x19,200 dpi
Scan to Image, OCR, Email, File, Media Card, FTP, Email Server, Network, SFTP, Sharepoint.
Speed From 17ipm mono 7ipm colour
Scanner type CIS

Supplies and accessories

High-yield ink cartridges Black: LC426XLBK: Approx. 6000 A4 pages. Cyan / Magenta / Yellow: LC426XL C/M/Y - Approx 5000 A4 pages. Cartridge yield is declared in accordance with ISO/IEC 24711.
Standard-yield ink cartridges Black: LC426BK: Approx. 3000 A4 pages. Cyan / Magenta / Yellow: LC426C/M/Y - Approx 1500 A4 pages. Cartridge yield is declared in accordance with ISO/IEC 24711.
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Downloads & Drivers

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Manuals & Guides

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More about this product


Work connected, always

You don’t just need to be sat at your desk, or even near the printer to use the MFC-J4540DW. With the range of connectivity options available, you can print anywhere in your house or office – and even from your mobile phone through the Wi-Fi, or NFC. By downloading the Brother Mobile Connect app you can access an array of features – from sending print jobs, to checking your ink levels and ordering replacement supplies when necessary.

Keep on top of your ink useage, quickly and easily

We’ve reengineered our ink cartridges to hold more ink and created an internal ink storage tank that delivers more pages of uninterrupted printing without sacrificing the compact, desktop size. Also, thanks to the page gauge feature you can check remaining ink levels on your LCD touchscreen to help avoid interrupted printing.


More capacity, more paper control

The MFC-J4540DW comes with an extra paper tray – this means that as well as replacing ink less, the need to replace paper in the device is also reduced. With this, comes more control over how you use your time to be as productive as possible.


Professional print quality from the comfort of your home

Your workplace may be at home but that should not mean print quality should be compromised. With the MFC-J4540DW you can expect print quality of the highest order, at quick, hassle-free speeds. Additionally, with the MFC-J4540DW’s simple to use 6.8cm LCD touchscreen, navigating tasks has never been easier.

Scanning technology to improve work flow, even when working remotely

As a multifunction device the MFC-J4540DW can do so much more than print. The scanning opportunities available for example can significantly enhance your productivity from home. You can scan in colour or mono at high speeds to several destinations to boost workflow:

  • Image
  • File
  • OCR
  • Email

Customer Reviews

MFC-J4540DW is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Conexión wifi Compré la impresora hace dos meses y hace tres semanas que me da errores de conectividad y tengo que encenderla y apagarla dos o tres veces al día para que fungione
Date published: 2022-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Très fonctionnel Acheter juste avant Noël, livraison rapide. Fonctionne très bien, facile d'utilisation, couleur rien à redire. Top vendeur, je recommande. Daniel
Date published: 2022-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Full of extras A really good printer I use it a lot for work printing forms and documents. The scanner works really well just scan it in goes straight to my phone or laptop and I can add it to where I need it really easy. The printing is super fast a few seconds and the page is done and because it is linked to WiFi anyone in my house can print what they need with ease. I would highly recommend this printer to anyone Scanning is easy as well I did not have any issues with it. I printed around 200 pages since beginning and did not have any paper jams issues. Really great buddy to your office which I use it daily and can say that work properly. I definitely recommend it to small businesses which are looking for reliable and fast 4 in 1 printers to their offices or home offices.  
Date published: 2021-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic all round printer The printer was very easy to set up. You just follow a few simple instructions on the LCD screen and the printer is ready to go. It is also easy to connect to the WiFi and your phone so that you can print wirelessly from anywhere, even out of the house. I have used the printer for general household printing, children’s homework and also for work documents. The printing is extremely fast and of a high quality. The printer also looks stylish and is a great addition to our house. I’m impressed by the speed and ease of all printing. The Brother app is also very easy to use and edit before printing.
Date published: 2021-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brilliant printer This printer is perfect for what I need it for. The paper trays hold loads of paper, meaning I won’t have to refill them multiple times a day like my old printer. The ink cartridges are huge and will last for thousands of pages, they are easy to install and print high quality, bright pictures. Downloading and setting up the app was quick and easy. The layout of the app is great and makes everything clear. It is also easy to print things over WiFi, and is often quicker than using the app. One fault I found was that when printing photos with lighter colours in them, the picture is often orange toned, this may be a fault with my printer, however I mostly print text so this doesn’t bother me too much. It was also slightly louder than I expected. This is a great printer and I have happily recommended it to my colleagues and friends.
Date published: 2021-11-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good all rounder I’ve been working from home since April last year and found my old printer frustratingly slow in printing & scanning. This Brother printer has changed that. Installation was straight forward, connecting it to my WiFi router and printing the initial test pages were quick & easy to do. The only issue I had was inputting the password into the touchscreen. It’s a little small and my fat fingers kept catching the wrong character. This was easily resolved by using the eraser end of a pencil to select the password. The video I’ve uploaded shows the printer operating in quiet mode, which is a massive improvement on my old printer. It does slow the printing a little but that’s not a major issue for me. Colours and print quality are good. The colours appear a little dull but as I’m not looking for high quality gloss photos, I don’t see it as an issue. I’ve uploaded a sample showing the original photo with the printed photo below. The printer does not dual scan, which is something I miss. I have a lot of double sided pages I need to scan, it would’ve been 4 stars had that facility being included. When advertising as a home office product, I do think this would be one of the facilities you’d expect.
Date published: 2021-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple, quick and professional This printer is ideal for home offices or higher volume home printing Really very easy to set up, print head alignment is a most automatic Within minutes it was connected to my wifi, ink installed, print heads checked and aligned and ready to go Printing is quite and remarkably quick. The print quality is really very high, ideal for business letters and presentations Printing from wifi is easy, but it also has an app allowing you to print from your phone, ideal for me as I run my business via my mobile, so I need to print directly and not have to turn on a laptop Paper storage is massive, no more filling it up multiple times a day Print cartridges last thousands of prints, so last longer and are proportionally better value than my old printer
Date published: 2021-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best printer I've used so far I am very grateful to have this opportunity to test out this high quality printer. I have unboxed it as soon as its arrived I just couldn't wait to try it out. It came with everything I needed and installation of the ink cartridges was very straight forward as the touch screen tells you what to do step by step. I am using this for my business and the quality of the prints have been just outstanding. Prints very quickly and efficiently. Couldn't ask for a better printer. It does great job and have used it on a daily basis I just really can't fault it in a slightest.
Date published: 2021-11-03
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