MFC-J6520DW All-in-One A3 Inkjet Printer

Our best-selling, feature-packed wireless A3 inkjet

At a glance

  • AirPrint compatibility
  • Mobile device compatible
  • Cloud Connectivity
  • Energy Star
  • Wifi / Wireless compatible

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Staying connected is easier with the MFC-J6520DW A3 inkjet, thanks to cloud and mobile device connectivity making sharing and collaborating on important documents easy. Enjoy fast printing, scanning and faxing up to A3, while keeping those features at your fingertips is a breeze on the 6.8cm touchscreen display.

Key Features

  • Print, copy, scan and fax - all up to A3.
  • Up to 22ipm mono / 20ipm colour print speeds
  • Automatic 2-sided printing
  • Wired & wireless network ready + mobile/cloud compatible
  • 6.8cm colour touchscreen
  • Up to 250 sheet paper capacity


Stylish, fast and well-connected

Stay connected to your office wherever you are with the MFC-J6520DW A3 inkjet printer.

This all-in-one with cloud connectivity makes sharing and collaborating on important documents easy. Scan directly to your smartphone or tablet to take your work with you, or use your mobile device to print up to A3 – keeping your computer out of the equation.

XL cartridges, double-sided printing and built-in ‘Ink Save’ mode can add up to some significant print savings.

And with rapid print speeds and other time-saving features, like the automatic document feeder, the MFC-J6520DW makes more of your working day.


Features and Specifications

Printer type Colour
Function Print, Copy and Scan, Fax
Display Colour touchscreen
Display size 6.8cm colour touchscreen
Max paper size A3
Memory 128MB
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
Resolution Up to 1,200 x 2,400 dpi (colour and mono)
Speed 12ipm mono and 9ipm colour
With carton 657 (W) x 521 (D) x 350 (H)mm
With carton 18.3 kg
Without carton 553 (W) x 433 (D) x 247 (H)mm
Weight 14.5 kg
Blue Angel environmental accreditation Yes
Energy Star environmental accreditation Yes
Nordic Swan environmental accreditation Yes
Power consumption (Watts) Operating: 28W, Ready Mode: 5.5W, Sleep Mode: 1.5W, 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 / Manual Feed Slot A3, A4, A5, A6, LTR, EXE, LGR, LGL, Folio, Photo, Indexcard, Photo-L, Photo-2L, C5, Com-10, DL Envelope, Monarch
Weights Standard Tray: Plain, Inkjet, Glossy(cast/resin), Transparency 64-220g/m2. Manual Feed Slot: Plain, Inkjet, Glossy(cast/resin), Transparency, Envelope 64-220g/m2. Auto Duplex: Plain 64-105g/m2. ADF: Plain 64-90g/m2.
Wired network Ethernet 10/100BASE-TX
Wired network security APOP, SMTP-AUTH
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), Mac OS X 10.6.8, 10.7.x, 10.8.x
Paper input 250 sheet standard paper tray, 35 sheet automatic document feeder (ADF), 1 sheet A3 manual rear feed
Paper output 50 sheets
Resolution Up to 6,000 x 1,200 (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
Resolution Optical: Up to 2,400 x 2,400dpi, Interpolated: Up to 19,200dpi
Scan to Email, OCR, Image, File, Media Card, USB Flash Memory Drive, FTP, Network*, Email Server**, Web Services *Windows® only, **Optional free download available from
Speed From 4.0 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 10x15cm glossy photo paper 20/50 sheets, BP60MA3 A3 Matte inkjet paper 25 sheets, BL60PA:A4 Inkjet paper, 250 sheets
High-yield ink cartridges Black: LC129XL BK - Approx 2400 A4 pages Cyan/ Magenta/ Yellow LC125XL C/M/Y - Approx 1200 A4 pages
Standard-yield ink cartridges Black: LC123BK - Approx 600 A4 pages, Cyan / Magenta / Yellow: LC123C/M/Y - Approx 600 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

Ratings and Reviews

Customer reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from My life is much easier Having A3 scanning and printing capability has made my life much easier (I am an architect working from home)...I wish I had bought an A3 printer much earlier! I did a lot of research, and I am not disappointed with the Brother MFCJ6520DW (despite some negative reviews). It looks nice, is easy to install (basic functions), and works well. I haven't explored all of its functions yet (do people still use a fax??...I certainly don't need an integral fax or phone) and there are minor improvements that could be made (multi-page A3 paper feed, a fully variable copy zoom rather than preset)...but it is all-in-all a very versatile effective product, and I really like it.
Date published: 2015-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased! I'm delighted with this printer. I bought it for a number of reasons: 1. A3 copying, scanning and printing 2. Duplex copying and scanning 3. Duplex printing 4. Wireless printing I now regularly produce all my output in duplex, and often in booklet format. The only problem this gave me is that the printer doesn't staple booklets, so I've had to purchase a long-arm stapler! One other thing not yet solved is printing emails from my Hudl Tablet. Thoroughly recommended
Date published: 2014-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from User Friendly All-In-One The biggest differences I've noticed compared to my old printer are: wireless printing is very stable & reliable; much faster speed of printing; it's nowhere near as noisy as I was lead to believe by some reviews - don't believe them; ease of use, either from laptop/phone/ipad etc.or using the touch screen. I'm sure there may be higher print quality machines out there somewhere, but as a package I find this all-in-one great & I use it much more than my previous printer. If you're buying on-line check the Amazon US reviews for good advice such as differences between the madels in the range & the actual footprint of the machine, rather than overall dimensions. Recommended.
Date published: 2014-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid Printer with quibbles Easy to set-up, if you follow the clear instructions, but not exactly plug and play. Fairly fast and quiet. OK to Good colour print quality - this is largely down to the quality specified when setting up the print. A3 scanner is good. Only down sides are that double sided copying is semi-manual, and I, at least, found it difficult to use the manual feeder at the rear of the machine. But a good buy (worth shopping around) and I would recommend and buy again if need be. i have had the machine for about a month, with fairly light usage, and have not yet exhausted the print cartridges supplied.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for small businesses I bought one of these 2 and a half years ago when I set up on my own as an architectural designer and caricature artist. The caricatures scan in very well and the reproduction on paper is a very good quality. On the Architectural side I produce dwgs for presentation in 2d & 3d again the quality has not let me down. The fast print quality is good enough to take to meetings to discuss designs with clients at the early stages of a project. The ink seems to be reasonable value One downside is that I have had a couple of ink blockages which have taken a few head cleaning sessions to clear which is costly in terms of ink. On the whole a good machine. I would buy another if I needed to
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 6520- second Brother printer I have brought Having had a 6510 for many years and thinking it might need replacing I looked around and found the 6520 which met my needs of wireless printing, A3 scanning and printing, reasonable ink costs and standard paper compatibility. The 6520 has all this, connected immediately to my router and has worked faultlessly since on standard paper where the 6510 preferred Brother P60PA paper Print quality is good and page speed acceptably fast. Scanning to file works well and multiple scans can be accommodated. I dont use the FAX facility but as a small office printer it works extremely well at a decent price
Date published: 2015-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to set up and great value I bought this printer because it prints A3 and double sided A4 It replaces a Brother printer and I like this one better. easy to set up and I've managed to print from my I Phone which is a first. Very happy with it, I've had it about a month.
Date published: 2016-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brother 6520 I purchased this item to scan a large quantity of old A3 drawings to pdf and it never missed a beat even with some damaged edges, so for me this printer has already paid for itself. It has a good build quality and the software was floorless. Excellent value for money.
Date published: 2016-10-17
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