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Brother DCP-J925DW review: Brother DCP-J925DW

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The Good Fast print speed; Good connectivity; Touchscreen display.

The Bad Print quality could be better; Photo paper tray has to be engaged via a manual lever.

The Bottom Line Its print quality could be better, but the DCP-J925DW still offers good value for money thanks to its fast printing speed and great line-up of features.

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Brother's DCP-J925DW packs in plenty of features, including Wi-Fi and Ethernet support, duplex printing, an automatic document feeder and direct printing to CDs or DVDs. Currently you can buy it from the Brother online store for £174.

Stylish design

The J925 looks very similar to Brother's other recent multifunction models in that it has a short and squat profile. This model has a slightly more premium design, however, in part thanks to a classy-looking swirly pattern that graces the two panels on either side of the automatic document feeder at the top.

It's also got a larger 8.3cm touchscreen that's mounted on a flip-up panel. This isn't quite as bright or vivid-looking as the touchscreens we've seen on other manufacturers' models, such as Kodak's Hero 7.1, but it's still responsive to the touch. That's a big help when you're trying to select photos to print from either the PictBridge-compatible USB port or the multi-format memory card reader that are both mounted on the front of the printer.

Brother has opted for a cassette-style paper tray and this can hold up to 100 sheets of A4 paper at a time. There's also a separate photo paper compartment. Yet unlike some other manufacturers' models, this photo paper try isn't powered, so when you want to switch to photo printing you have to pull out the entire cassette and manually push a lever to engage the photo paper tray, which is a tad annoying.

Unlike the other models in the range, the J925 supports printing directly to the surface of CD, DVD or Blu-ray discs. There's a special plastic tray that you load your optical media onto and then feed into a slot above the paper out-tray.

The DCP-J925DW offers value for money thanks to its fast printing speed and line-up of features
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Brother's DCP-J925DW benefits hugely from its speedy printing pace.

Straightforward set-up

The J925 can be used directly with your PC via USB or alternatively you can hook it into your network either via an Ethernet cable or by using Wi-Fi. No matter which option you choose, set-up is pretty easy, especially as the touchscreen has animated instructions for loading the paper tray and installing the ink cartridges.

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