MFC-J870DW All-in-One Inkjet Printer + Duplex, Fax, NFC and Wireless

Our top-of-the-range inkjet for the home office

At a glance

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

Printing, copying, scanning and faxing needn’t slow you down with the MFC-J870DW. Especially designed for home office use, this versatile all-in-one printer is packed with smart time-saving features – such as Near Field Communication (NFC) - to get you results fast.


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Key Features

  • Print, copy, scan and fax
  • 6.8cm colour touchscreen LCD
  • Up to 12ipm mono / 10ipm colour print speeds
  • Automatic 2-sided printing + disc printing
  • Up to 6,000 x 1,200dpi print resolution
  • Wireless & Wired network ready + connect to your mobile device / cloud (or camera via PictBridge) + NFC


The first inkjet to feature Near Field Communication

Printing, copying, scanning and faxing needn’t slow you down with the MFC-J870DW.

Especially designed for home office use, this versatile all-in-one printer is packed with smart time-saving features so you get results fast.

Near Field Communication (NFC) technology means you can print from your mobile device without having to connect to the network. You can also print from and scan straight to the cloud, scan and edit hard copies of your documents in Microsoft Office with the Office Document Creator, and also print direct to disc.

And the MFC-J870DW can help you save money as well as time thanks to the double-sided printing function and optional high-yield ink cartridges.


Features and Specifications

Printer type Colour
Function Print, Copy and Scan, Fax
Display Touchscreen
Display size 6.8cm LCD touchscreen display
Max paper size A4
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, NFC
Resolution Up to 1,200 x 1,200dpi (colour & mono)
Speed 6ipm mono and colour from ADF
With carton 478 (W) x 244 (D) x 456 (H)mm
Without carton 410 (W) x 374 (D) x 180 (H)mm
Weight 9.5 kg
With carton 11.2 kg
Blue Angel environmental accreditation Yes
Energy Star environmental accreditation Yes
Power consumption (Watts) Operating - 18W Ready - 4 W Sleep - 1.3W Off - 0.2 W
Sound pressure (Operating) 50dBA (Average)
Fax modem 14.4 kbps
PC Fax Send and receive
Contents Fax line cord, Power supply cord, Product safety guide, Software disc, Ink Cartridges, User guide, Warranty card, Quick setup guide
Types and sizes A4, LTR, EXE, A5, A6, Photo Indexcard, Photo-L, Photo-2L, C5 Envelope, Com-10, DL Envelope, Monarch
Weights Standard Tray: Plain, Inkjet, Glossy(cast/resin), Transparency 64-220g/m2. Photo Tray: Plain, Inkjet, Glossy(cast/resin) 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, SSL/TLS(SMTP, POP, IMAP4)
Wireless network Wireless 802.11b/g/n
Wireless network security WEP 64/128bit, WPA-PSK(TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK(AES)
Software supplied - Mac Brother ControlCentre2, NewSoft® Presto!® PageManager 9
Software supplied - Windows Brother ControlCentre4, ScanSoft® Paperport® 12 SE with OCR,
Supported Windows® 8 (32bit(x86) & 64bit(x64) editions), Windows® 7 (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 v10.6.8, 10.7.x, 10.8.x
Paper input 100 sheet standard paper tray 20 sheet photo paper tray, 20 sheet automatic document feeder (ADF)
Paper output 50 sheets
Resolution Up to 6,000 x 1,200 (Vertical x Horizontal)
Speed - fast mode Up to 33ppm mono & 27ppm colour
Speed - laser comparable 12ipm mono & 10ipm colour
Automatic 2 sided print Yes
Droplet size 1.5 pico litre
Resolution Optical: Up to 1,200 x 2,400dpi Interpolated: Up to 19,200dpi
Scan to Email, OCR, Image, File, Card, USB Flash Drive, Web Services
Speed From 3.37 seconds Mono & 4.27 seconds Colour at 100dpi
Supported AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, iPrint&Scan, Cortado Cloud Print, Box, Dropbox, Evernote, Evernote Business, Facebook, Flickr, Google Drive, OneDrive, OneNote, Picasa
Brother paper BP71GLA: A4 glossy photo paper, 20 sheets - BP71GLP: 10x15cm glossy photo paper, 20 / 50 sheets - BP60MA: A4 Matte inkjet paper, 25 sheets - BP60PA: A4 inkjet paper, 250 sheets
High-yield ink cartridges Black /Cyan/Magenta/Yellow: LC123-BK/C/M/Y - Approx 600 A4 pages. Cartridge yield is declared in accordance with ISO/IEC 24711
Standard-yield ink cartridges Black /Cyan / Magenta / Yellow: LC121-BK/C/M/Y - Approx 300 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 A great multi-purpose machine I've only had the printer for a few weeks but it was very easy to set up and the wireless connectivity worked immediately and was trouble free. The print quality seems fine and the colour is excellent. The first photographs were excellent. The copy and scan functions are simple and completely effective. I haven't put the fax on line yet. I will do this next week. I do like the auto-hibernation when the printer goes to sleep and you just leave it alone and do not have to shut it down. I bought this as a Which Best Buy and so far it justify's the Which rating. I am very pleased of Hertfordshire! It is also a smart looking machine and is in a good package for so much functionality.
Date published: 2014-04-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lots of features Bought to replace aging printer/scanner. Wanted airprint capability to use with iPad which works well. iPad found the printer with no problem. Pleasantly surprised by additional features - double side printing, printing CD, sheet feeder for scanner. All seem to work well, though using the CD printing program was not straightforward. Print quality is good, both for draft text and photos. Ink cartridges are reasonably priced compared to competitors and easy to change. Comes with a fax built-in. I cannot conceive of a reason for using this so don't understand why it is included. Much easier to scan and e-mail a doc than to fax.
Date published: 2014-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to set up I bought this printer as a replacement printer of another manufacturer and found that it does everything my old printer did. It was very simple to set up following the instructions and I had no problems connecting my WI-FI to it. It appears to be economical with ink cartridges and does not waste ink when turning on after a period of shut down. The depth of blackness could be better as when copying in black and white it is a shade on the grey side, however, when printing from the screen it is better. This may be a feature of the starter cartridges that are still being used. Very easy to use. No problems with it at all to date.
Date published: 2014-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Afterbuy This product seemed too good to be true when looking to change my printer (a rival printer company of Brother) after it refused to print in black after only fourteen months of occasional use and the spiralling cost and the usage of ink when starting up every time, but after only using it for a month I can say that it will do everything that Brother says it will. It is to soon to comment on the ink usage but I have done some research and several web pages confirmed that this should be a low ink user, and I will update the ink usage some time in the future when I have had chance to use this machine longer.
Date published: 2014-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good value flexible printer This printer is smaller, quieter, already more reliable, and - I believe - more economical than the other manufacturer's one it replaced. I'm still using the cartridges that came with it! While I'm finding the printing menus and software a bit difficult to get used to, it seems to do everything I want it to with no fuss or bother, and I'm happy to recommend it - though I've only had it for just over a month, I've simply connected via a USB cable, and my home office/part time work printing load is not very high. I'm very pleased!
Date published: 2014-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does all I want and more The only thing I'm not totally in favour of is that I have to load envelopes separately when ever I want to change from printing letters and the like to printing envelopes. A different magazine for envelopes would be useful but this is only a minor inconvenience. Otherwise the machine is really good. I haven't tried photographs and the like yet and do not expect to use the fax facility although it is nice to know it is there if I do need it. I'm still finding out how to use the top document feed
Date published: 2014-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect if print quality not your priority For limited use, this printer uses much less ink than most others, as it does not execute a cleaning cycle when printing after a long quiet period. This also means the first page is produced much faster than most other printers. The print quality is not brilliant, but it's perfectly acceptable for most purposes. Scanning, copying and faxing all work well. A minor complaint is that the adhesive tapes used to package the printer each leave a hard-to-remove sticky residue on the printer body after removal, and the instructions warn you not to use solvents to clean the body !
Date published: 2014-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New to Brother I have purchased this model after doing a lot of research and comparisons. So far it has been excellent. It took a long time to set up even using the CD provided but patience rewarded. The printing results are slightly pale and sharpness could be improved, however, it fully suits my needs. One caution I have downloaded some of the extras offered in set up CD and some of the link sites have caused no end of problems with my laptop, this has improved after removal.
Date published: 2014-09-06
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