MFC-J5720DW Business Smart Inkjet

The ultimate compact inkjet with A3 print capability

At a glance

  • Mobile device compatible
  • Cloud Connectivity
  • Wifi / Wireless compatible
  • AirPrint compatibility
  • iPrint and Scan
  • iF Design Award 2015
  • Citrix

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Ultra-efficient, high-quality A4 print, copy and scan from the wireless, compact device with class-leading print speed, cloud connectivity and added A3 capability – not to mention the 50 sheet automatic document feeder, 580 sheet paper capacity and the lowest cost of ownership in its class.

Key Features

  • A4 Print, Copy, Scan and Fax, with A3 print capability
  • 22 mono / 20 colour print speed
  • 9.3cm colour touch screen LCD
  • 580 sheet paper capacity
  • 50 sheet 2-sided automatic document feeder
  • Lowest running costs in class


Business Smart printers at Business Smart prices.

The MFC-J5720DW is the ultimate compact business inkjet. Smart features, class-leading print speeds, and wired, wireless and USB connectivity all in one A4 size network-ready printer, this model offers ultra-efficient A4 print, copy, scan and fax with the added bonus of A3 print. 

For professional-standard, high-quality print and scanning, at only a click or tap, this Business Smart all-in-one is ideal for businesses with big ideas and versatile, demanding requirements. The 6,000 x 12,000dpi image resolution delivers perfect detail and a flawless finish for a range of documents, charts, posters, plans and drawings. Perfect for even printing your own full-colour marketing materials, the MFC-J5720DW gives you and your business extra when you need it.

Print and scan to and from the cloud with an extensive range of compatible apps such as our free iPrint&Scan app, AirPrint and Google Cloud Print, as well as mobile and cloud platforms including One Drive, Evernote, Google Drive and Dropbox. Digitising your documents, retrieving scans and copies and printing directly without the need for a PC can be easily achieved at the touch of a button.

Designed to ensure ease-of-use, this model makes connecting devices and accessing apps effortless, while simple navigation is provided through the user-friendly 9.3cm colour LCD touchscreen.   

You won’t be left hanging around waiting for jobs to finish, the MFC-J5720DW delivers impressive print speeds of 22/20ipm (mono/colour) despite its compact size. And with a huge 580 sheet paper capacity, trips to the printer to refill the paper tray become less frequent so you can spend more time on the tasks that matter to your business. For extra efficiency, the 50 sheet automatic document feeder makes scanning large or multiple documents as simple as possible, with the minimum of intervention scan jobs can be left unattended to complete on their own.

The device’s rear feeder allows you to stock different paper sizes and types, making printing on envelopes, letterheaded and A3 paper possible without having to change what's in the paper tray.

Saving you money as well as time, the Business Smart range delivers the lowest running costs in its class. Cost effective performance can be supplemented with optional high-yield inks and individual ink cartridges, meaning you only need to replace the empty ones. The MFC-J5620DW’s environmentally friendly features such as automatic 2-sided print and scan can reduce unnecessary waste by up to 75%. So if you’re keeping an eye on your green credentials, waste saving print features are complemented by the machine’s smart scanning capability which ensures blank pages are skipped and only the information that you need is captured.

Buyer's Lab recently rated our MFC-J5720DW as Highly Recommended. Read what they say here


Features and Specifications

Printer type Colour
Function Print, Copy and Scan, Fax
Display Colour touchscreen
Display size 9.3cm touchscreen
Max paper size A3
Memory 256MB
Technology Inkjet
Creative Center Yes
Note Scan Yes
Outline and Copy Yes
Outline and Scan Yes
Connectivity Wired Network, Wireless
Local interface Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Wired network interface Ethernet 10/100BASE-TX
Wireless network interface 802.11b/g/n
Supported AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, iPrint&Scan, Wi-Fi Direct
2-sided copy Yes
Resolution Up to 1,200 x 1,200dpi (colour and mono)
Speed 12ipm (mono) and 9ipm (colour)
With carton 589 (W) x 425 (D) x 429 (H)mm
Without carton 490 (W) x 345 (D) x 308 (H)mm
Weight 14.5 kg
With carton 17.8 kg
Blue Angel environmental accreditation Yes
Energy Star environmental accreditation Yes
Nordic Swan environmental accreditation Yes
Power consumption (Watts) Operating: 32W, Ready Mode: 5.5W, Sleep Mode: 1.8W, Off: 0.04W
Sound pressure 50dB (A) (Maximum)
Fax modem 33.6 kbps
Internet fax Yes (Download from
PC Fax Send and receive
Contents Fax line cord, Power supply cord, Product safety guide, Software disc, Supplies, User guide, Warranty card, Quick setup guide
Types and sizes Standard Tray/Rear Tray/Manual Feed Slot: A3, A4, A5, A6, LTR, EXE, LGR, LGL, Photo, Indexcard, Photo-L, Photo-2L, Com-10, DL Envelope, Monarch, C5 Lower Tray: A4, LTR, A3, LGR, LGL
Weights Standard Tray: Plain, Inkjet, Glossy(cast/resin) 64-220g/m2. Lower Tray: Plain 64-120g/m2, Rear 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.
Wired network Ethernet 10/100BASE-TX
Wired network security APOP, SMTP-AUTH, SSL/TLS(SMTP, POP, IMAP4)
Wireless network 802.11b/g/n
Wireless network security WEP 64/128bit, WPA-PSK(TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK(AES)
Software supplied - Mac Brother ControlCentre2, NewSoft® Presto!® PageManager9
Software supplied - Windows Brother ControlCentre4, 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 250 sheet standard paper tray, 250 sheet lower paper tray, 80sheet A4/5sheet A3 rear multi porous Tray, 1 Sheet Manual Feed Slot, 50 sheet automatic 2 sided document feeder (ADF)
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 22ipm mono & 20ipm colour
Automatic 2 sided print Yes
Droplet size 1.5 pico litre
2-Sided scan Yes
Resolution Optical: From Flatbed Up to 2,400 x 2,400dpi. From ADF 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*, Email Server**, Web Services *Windows® only, **Optional free download available from
Speed From 3.37 seconds mono & colour (A4 size, 100 x 100dpi)
Supported AirPrint, b-guard, 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 sheet
High-yield ink cartridges Black: LC229XL BK - Approx 2,400 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 Good all round printer with A3 capabilty After using Epson and Canon printers thought I'd try Brother since the ink costs seemed to be quite high with the other two manufacturers. I haven't been disappointed so far (with regards to ink cost); print quality seems perfectly fine for an inkjet and it has a good footprint size for a printer with A3 printing option. Researched several printers prior to purchase and have been happy with my purchase (after 6 months). Only slight negative points are the setup is slightly less intuitive and straightforward than some other previous experiences and the printer is not 'whisper quiet', but this isn't really a problem in an office environment. Would definitely recommend this printer.
Date published: 2016-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from MFC-J5720DW This product is okay the items I do not like about it is that the reports have too much information on them and are hard to decipher. Trying to find the number of prints through machine is too complicated why can't there just be a counter, had to do online chat in order to get anywhere. The Ink Change does not give you any information of change of ink cartridge just a load of number that do not mean anything. What is the point of having all the JAM information along with everything else this is too much information all on one page. We believed that accessing information would be a lot simpler
Date published: 2016-07-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not good enough for printing certificates or anything other than standard paper We bought this printer specifically to enable us to print certificates on card which the spec say it should handle with ease as the card we use is well below the maximum for this printer. I managed to print about 10 certificates before the error clean the paper rollers came up. I had to go online to try and find how to do it but nowhere does it actually tell you, I went round in circles for 4 hours. Took it back to where we bought it and swapped it for a different make and it's printing everything we throw at it with no problem. Would definitely not buy a brother again, cleaning paper rollers should be doable from the maintenance screen not online where it's lost in loads of unhelpful rubbish.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent speedy printer; easy to set up and use I have been very pleased with this printer. I had a brother printer before but it was beginning to get a bit erratic so I decided to update. This is super fast in comparison, and produces really good quality prints. I was a bit worried about setting it up, not being very technical myself, but I managed it without any difficulty all by myself. My old printer would scan A3 as well as print, but this one only prints A3 and can't scan.....but I guess the space saving is a bonus and I don't need to scan A3 very often. Overall I highly recommend this printer.
Date published: 2015-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent all round printer and looks great too! The printer not only looks stylish - it's compact and a nice shape, but it's a really good printer. I use it mostly for double-sided A4 printing of documents, copying and A3 colour prints - and it has excelled my expectations. The colour printing is precise and just as good as my father's very expensive professional A3 printer, and it prints smoothly, in reasonable time and quietly. Loading A4 paper in the tray landscape did seem odd at first as I have been used to feeding A4 in the other way for many years, but it doesn't make any difference to quality or performance. Setting up the printer was astonishingly easy - it connected to wifi easily and quickly. I've not encountered any problems, and am delighted with the printer and its capabilities.
Date published: 2016-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good overall MFP Purchased as a replacement for an older MFP. The display on the printer was very informative during setup and the web UI is very useful for general configuration. Print software works well and requires access to modify firewall. Printer speed is good over the network and is compatible with windows print servers. Printer has worked with range of clients from Windows/Macs through to mobile phones.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super fast Bought this printer to replace an older Brother printer, it is so much faster than the old one, easy to use and set up, have not got any problems with this super fast printer, if I had to nit pick I would say the lid to the scanner is a little heavy, the older printer was lighter or better balanced and that was an A3 model. Overall a great printer, I would recommend.
Date published: 2016-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from MFC-J5720DW Best all round printed I have ever had if a bit on the slow side. This is the fourth one I have bought and I hope that they keep them in production. Prints on A4 & A5 double sided and A3 single sided. Easy to change ink cartridges. Double sided scanner and single sided photocopier (+fax if you want it!). Ideal for the home office.
Date published: 2017-05-22
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