Family printers like the Brother MFC-J895DW are decent choices. In spite of the fact that it isn’t a dedicated photo printer, the photos come out well. However, it can get expensive if you do it frequently because the color cartridges are expensive and do not yield many pages. The downside to this is that black-on-black printing is far less expensive. A document feeder and hinges on the lid allow it to handle thick documents, but it cannot scan in duplex mode.

Build & Design Quality

Brother MFC-J895DW wireless printer review

I really like the build and design of the Brother MFC-J895DW. Even though most of the printer is made of plastic, it feels well-built; the only part that feels flimsy is the rear input tray.

As for the ink cartridges, they are easy to access and while removing paper jams requires access to the printer’s back, it is not difficult. When scanning thick documents or books, you can extend the scanner lid’s hinges.

Despite the good design, there are a few flaws. Power cords are not removable, so if you damage one, you must replace the printer. In addition to the USB port, there are ethernet and USB ports underneath the scan bed. As a result, the length of the cable will be reduced by about afoot. Finally, the output tray is included in the front input tray, meaning removing prints is necessary first before loading paper.

Display Screen 

  • Display Screen: Yes
  • Display Screen Size: 2.6″ (6.7 cm)
  • Touchscreen: Yes

The display console of the Brother MFC-J895DW is excellent. The monitor has good vertical viewing angles, and it can be tilted for better visibility regardless of whether you’re sitting or standing. It is very responsive and touch-sensitive. A dimming function is available; you can set it to stay on for up to five minutes.

Connectivity

  • Ethernet: Yes
  • USB Input To Computer: Yes
  • Bluetooth: No
  • Wi-Fi via Router: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
  • External Storage Support: No
  • Apple AirPrint: Yes
  • Mopria Print Service: Yes

Connectivity options are great on the Brother MFC-J895DW. There is no support for Bluetooth or external storage devices, such as an SD card or a USB thumb drive. Although it lacks NFC capabilities, it does support Brother’s iPrint&Scan app, so when a device with the app installed is nearby, it launches it automatically.

Pros Cons
Excellent build quality. The cartridge system is bad.
Photo prints look good. Scanning cannot be done in two directions.
A great mobile app. The print job is interrupted if one of the cartridges is empty.
Easy to use

Conclusion

Family printers like the Brother MFC-J895DW are fine. Despite not being a dedicated photo printer, it prints good-looking photos. Due to the lack of yield on the color cartridges, it gets very expensive if you do this often. However, printing only in black is much cheaper.

The scanner’s lid can extend to accommodate thick documents, and it has an automatic document feeder, but it can’t do duplex scanning.