Brother MFC-J690DW Wireless Color Inkjet All-in-One Printer REVIEW


The Brother Work Smart Series WFC-J690DW is an affordable printer with a built-in scanner, fax machine, and copier. It’s an inkjet printer that can deliver high-quality printing from desktops, laptops, smartphones, and tablets. The device has an automatic document feeder with a 100-sheet capacity paper tray. There are also bypass and 4×6 photo tray that can handle a variety of specialty papers. The Brother Work Smart Series printer supports duplex printing, which is great for saving paper stock. The printer has a compact design, which is ideal for home or small office use. It’s a wireless printer and connects directly to your WiFi network.

  • Compatible with Mobile Devices: AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Brother iPrint&Scan
  • Wireless 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Hi-Speed USB 2.0
  • Black & White or Color Printing
  • Copy resolution: 1200 x 600 dpi
  • LCD Display: 2.7″ Color Touchscreen
  • Paper Handling Size: Letter, Legal, Executive, A4, A5, A6, Index Card (5″x8″), Envelope (C5), Envelope (DL), Envelope (Monarch), Photo (4″x6″), Photo (5″x7″)
  • Paper Sheet Weight: 17–24lbs.
  • Printing Speed: Black 12ppm, Color 10ppm
  • Print Resolution: 6000 x 1200 dpi


The printer itself is the perfect size for a smaller office setting. It measures 15.7 inches wide, which is only a fraction wider than most professional-grade laptops. It fits on the end of my desk really well at work. When it’s not in use, you can fold the paper tray up so that it’s not intruding on your workspace. The printer is designed in such a way that it’s perfect for compact desk spaces. When it prints, it has a minimal shake so your work isn’t disrupted by that printer’s tasks.


For me, when I print a proof of a layout, I’m mostly looking for a reference. So for that, it’s perfect. I think for everyday printing jobs and basic office tasks, this is an ideal workhorse for those types of jobs. If you are looking for a good budget-conscience printer, this is a good machine for that type of purpose.




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