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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 £250.80 Inc. VAT

SRP £209.00 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

MFCJ4540DW front of machine with output printing
iF-design-award-2019BLI Pick Awards 2022 Seal for J4300 and J4500

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*
iF-design-award-2019BLI Pick Awards 2022 Seal for J4300 and J4500

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

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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.
Supplies Product is shipped with LC426 cartridges. The first time you install a set of ink cartridges the machine will use an amount of ink to fill the delivery tubes for high quality printouts. This process will only happen once. The amount of ink remaining will be a minimum of 2250 pages BK and 975 pages CMY (declared in accordance with ISO/IEC 24711).
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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 4.5 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Vollkommen ausreichend Langsamer als ein Laser-Drucker, aber gute Druckqualität
Date published: 2022-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from super Multifunktionsdrucker Ich brauchte einen Ersatz für den Brother DCP6690CW, der nach 12 1/2 Jahren urplötzlich den Geist aufgegeben hat; das Gerät hat super gescannt und gedruckt. Der neue Drucker, MFC-J4540DW, ist wesentlich kleiner und leichter, weil er nur DIN A4 kann, was aber inzwischen für mich völlig ausreichend ist. Die Einrichtung war etwas kompliziert; kann aber auch an mir liegen. Die Faxfunktion einzurichten war extrem einfach. Die Scan-Software ist denke ich eine Kurzfassung von der Software von "Nuance", die ich auch im Original habe. Aber die geräteeigene Software ist zum scannen wirklich gut. Der Druck ist gefühlt sehr schnell; die 1. Seite extrem schnell fertig. Die Druckqualität ist m. E. gut und ausreichend für 4 Patronen als Bürodrucker. Für einen Brief braucht keiner ein Styling aus einem Fotodruckeer mit 6 Patronen oder mehr. Ich rede hier von professionellen Anwendern, die von zu Hause arbeiten, auch schon vor Corona. Was im Gegensatz zum Brother DCP 6690CW nicht gut ist, sind die Fotokopien. Die waren beim DCP 6690CW sehr gut; auch mit nur 4 Patronen. Das konnte also Brother schon und sollte das echt verbessern. Wenn ich das noch so intensiv wie früher bräuchte, hätte ich den Drucker zurückgegeben. Aber für meine aktuellen Bedürfnisse ist das ein super Gerät.
Date published: 2022-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great printer I've been using my new printer only couple of weeks but I have to say that I am so impressed by how great this printer works . People say that it is like retro style but I see it as a modern printer with all needed accessories and features helpful for even small business . I've got it for home use . First of all the printer itself is great . The Quality of printing is amazing and I was so impressed by printing a double sided document as more quick as I expected and after scanning my documents from the printer directly into my mobile phone my great feelings about choosing of buying of right printer just doubled . Overall the printer has a good medium size , good features like double sided printing and too many options for scanning , for an example : to iCloud , email address ,usb drive and more . The price is a reasonable for that printer as the look and quality overall amazing .
Date published: 2022-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality and easy to use. Bought two weeks ago as a replacement; delighted with ease of set-up, general quality of product and print. Very happy with purchase.
Date published: 2022-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet and Compact I have had the printer for about a fortnight. It was easy to set up. It reacts very quickly when I require a print and doesn’t need to keep cleaning itself as my previous Canon did. The trays are easy to use as is the screen.
Date published: 2022-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Printer This is one of the best printer i ever had,very good functions and speed of printing, I recommend it to everyone.
Date published: 2022-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top printer I love the printer very nice and executed printer has no issue with the printer work 100%
Date published: 2022-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Otroligt snabb men färgerna är lite svaga, Otroligt snabb men svaga färger, går säkert att justera men har inte brytt mej
Date published: 2022-02-11
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