EPSON WF 3720

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EPSON WF 3820

SPECIFICATIONS

EPSON WF 3720

EPSON WF 3820

Printing technology

PrecisionCore 4S Print Head

PrecisionCore Heat-Free technology

Print resolution

4800 x 2400 dpi

4800 x 2400 dpi

Printing speed

Black – 20 ISO ppm

Color – 10 ISO ppm

Black – 21 ISO ppm

Color - 11 ISO ppm

Duplex printing

Yes

Yes

Monthly duty cycle

Up to 15,000 pages

Up to 26,000 pages

Input paper tray capacity

250 sheets

250 sheets

Paper size

8.5” 47.2”

Legal

Ink configuration

4 individual ink cartridges

4 individual ink cartridges

Automatic Document Feeder

Yes

Yes

Dimensions

Printing:

Width – 16.7”

Depth – 9.8”

Height – 19.4”

Weight – 19.9 lb

Printing:

Width – 16.7”

Depth – 19.4”

Height – 9.8”

Weight - 19.4 lb

Copy

Yes

Yes

Scan

Yes

Yes

Scan flatbed

Yes

Yes

Scan resolution

9600 dpi

9600 dpi

Fax

Yes

Yes

Fax speed

33.6 kbps

33.6 kbps

Touchscreen

Yes (2.7” color LCD)

Yes (2.7” LCD)

Software

Epson printer driver, Epson Scan 2, PC-Fax

Epson printer driver, Epson FAX Utility, Epson Scan 2, Epson ScanSmart

Mobile printing

Yes

Yes

USB connectivity

Yes

Yes

Wireless connectivity

Yes

Yes

Ethernet connection

Yes

Yes

Wi-Fi Direct

Yes

Yes

Apple AirPrint technology

Yes

Yes

Supported OS

Windows, Mac

Windows, Mac

Warranty

One-year

One-year

What’s included in the box?

Workforce Pro WF 3720 printer, Ink cartridges, Setup CD-ROM, Booklet and power cord.

Workforce Pro WF 3820, Ink cartridges, User Guide, Power cord.

Brother MFC J995DW Features

In the sections provided below, we have listed some of the key features of Brother MFC 9130CW and Brother MFC J995DW printers.

Brother MFC 9130CW Features:

  • Connectivity - Hi-speed USB, Ethernet, Wireless LAN, Wi-Fi.
  • Direct Printing - Apple AirPrint, Mopria, Wi-Fi Direct, Brother iPrint&Scan, NFC.
  • Print speed - up to 19 ppm (Black & White) and up to 19 ppm (Color prints).
  • Duplex scanning - No.
  • Duplex copying - No.
  • The printer is pretty much compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems.
  • Download and install the latest drivers from the printer’s support page so that you can print directly from your computer.
  • To know more about the printer’s features, you can refer to the above specification section.

Brother MFC J995DW Features:

  • Connectivity - RJ45, USB Type-B, NFC, Wi-Fi.
  • Direct Printing - Apple AirPrint, Mopria, Wi-Fi Direct, Brother iPrint&Scan, NFC.
  • Print speed - up to 12 ppm (Black & White) and up to 10 ppm (Color prints).
  • Duplex scanning - Yes.
  • Duplex copying - No.
  • The printer supports most paper types (Plain paper, Thin paper, Thicker Paper, Recycled Paper, Bonds, Labels, Envelope, Env. Thin, Env. Thick).
  • Operating System support - Android, Windows, macOS/OSX.
  • To make use of all the functionalities of the printer, you need to install the latest printer drivers on your PC.

REVIEWS(Brother MFC 9130CW and Brother MFC J995DW)

We have listed some of the common reviews of the Brother printers.

  • Both the printers seem to be good options for any startup or small company.
  • The printing cost is not that high, so it will not empty your pockets soon.
  • Considering the price at which these printers come, the print quality is sharp and crisp to read.
  • These printers feel solid to hold and offer greater reliability.
  • Brother MFC 9130CW comes with a toner cartridge system, whereas Brother MFC J995DW comes with an ink cartridge system. So, choose accordingly.
  • Overall, the printers have their own advantages and disadvantages.
  • We have listed some of the pros and cons in the upcoming sections. So, do check it out for a clearer understanding of the printers.
Brother MFC J995DW Pros

Pros (Brother MFC 9130CW and Brother MFC J995DW)

  • Both the printers are capable of performing all the daily printing tasks.
  • The cost per print for both the printers is superb. The printing cost is cheap even if you are printing a large number of documents.
  • Brother MFC 9130CW has more accurate colors than Brother MFC J995DW.
  • If color accuracy is important, then Brother MFC J995DW is behind the Brother MFC 9130CW printer.
  • As both printers come with a touchscreen display, you can handle them with ease.
  • If connectivity is the primary concern, then you can consider any of the two, as both the printers support wired and wireless connections.
  • You can connect easily with your network device and perform all the printer functions.
Brother MFC J995DW Cons

Cons (Brother MFC 9130CW and Brother MFC J995DW)

  • Both the printers are bulky in size, so you need a lot of space to fit them into your workplace.
  • Brother MFC J995DW has a drawback of patchy text while printing small texts. In contrast, Brother MFC 9130CW doesn’t have blotchiness issues.
  • Brother MFC J995DW has an ink tank system that can hold more ink per cartridge and is very easy to access from the front, whereas Brother MFC 9130CW has a toner cartridge system which is difficult to replace.
  • Brother MFC 9130CW can print up to 19 pages per minute, whereas Brother MFC J995DW can only print up to 12 pages per minute, which is relatively slow.

Look through all the above-mentioned facts before considering any of the printers (Brother MFC 9130CW and Brother MFC J995DW). We hope the comparison will be knowledgeable and valuable in making the right purchase.

01. Installation of Brother MFC 9130CW printer

Brother MFC 9130CW

If you haven’t done any printer setup in the past, you can go through the below steps.

Brother MFC 9130CW Unboxing and Initial Setup

  • Unbox the Brother printer and its remaining accessories.
  • Remove all the packaging materials one by one from the printer and its accessories.
  • Firmly connect the power cord between the rear end of the printer and an electrical outlet.
  • At the top of the printer, you will be able to see the Power button. Press it once to turn on the printer.
  • Now, use the touch screen to set your preferred language and time.
  • It’s time to take out the toner cartridges from the box.
  • Make sure that you peel off all the packaging materials (orange cap) from the toners.
  • Open the cartridge access door and install the toner cartridges (Black, Cyan, Magenta and Yellow) into the respective slots. Once the cartridges are installed successfully, close the cartridge access door.
  • Wait patiently for few minutes until the printer goes to an idle state.
  • Tweak the printer settings according to the current requirements.

Loading of paper:

  • Arrange a stack of paper that is of equal length and width.
  • Gently pull the paper tray out of the printer.
  • Load the arranged stack of paper into the paper tray.
  • Ensure that the paper is not folded from the sides, as this might cause paper jams.
  • Adjust the paper guides in a way that the paper does not come out from the paper tray.
  • Push the paper tray back into the printer.
  • Change or retain the paper settings according to your needs.

Driver Download and Installation steps (Brother MFC 9130CW Printer)

  • If you plan to download the drivers from the manufacturer’s website, follow the below steps.
  • Go to your default web browser, and land on the printer’s support page.
  • Choose your OS family (Windows) and OS version and click on OK.
  • In the next window, read the license agreement and click on Agree to the EULA and Download.
  • As you have successfully downloaded the drivers, it’s time to install the same on your Windows computer.
  • Go to the Downloads folder, locate the Setup File, and double-click on it to run the installation process.
  • Choose any of the following connection types (wireless connection, wired network connection, Direct USB connection) and click Next.
  • Follow the on-screen prompts and establish a connection between your Brother MFC 9130CW printer and the computer.
  • After the setup, you can print an alignment page to test the quality of your printed document.

NOTE - If you own a Mac computer, the steps to download and install the printer drivers are the same.