Brother MFC-J6945DW Printer – In-Depth Review

Brother MFC-J6945DW All-in-One Printer

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Brother MFC-J6945DW Printer shown here in its promo photo. Two expandable trays on the bottom plus a rear feed gives lots of paper options.
Brother MFC-J6945DW Printer shown here in its promo photo
  • Print + Copy + Scan + Fax all-in-one printer
  • Two internal trays + rear feed tray (600+ page capacity)
  • Four-colour pigmented ink 1680 nozzle print engine
  • FSOT (First Set Out Time) 16.2s four-page colour.  B&W in 13 seconds,
  • Colour simplex print speed (ESAT) 19.8PPM, duplex 11.8PPM
  • Wide format duplexed printing up to ledger/tabloid (11 x 17) or A3 (11.7 x 16.5) paper
  • Borderless on any type up to ledger
  • Auto-duplexing automatic document feeder (ADF) scans both sides simultaneously at up to 600dpi
  • Flatbed scanner optical 1200dpi, interpolated 9600dpi
  • Scan to USB, computer, network folder, cloud, and email
  • PCL6 & Postscript
  • Good candidate for aftermarket refillable ink cartridges.


The Brother MFC-J6945DW is just impressive at every turn.  As an office printer it easily competes with offerings that are more than four times its price.  As a home printer it’s expensive enough to be a bit painful, but with a price-per-page and feature set that makes it attractive even there.  Originally my second choice behind the Epson WF-7720, this printer has come from behind to become, at first, a reluctant pick for purchase and then on to delight and surprise so much that it has turned out to be, hands down, the finest printer I’ve ever owned.

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Atlas Montane Showshoe Review

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Atlas Montane 30″ snowshoes
  • Atlas Montane “Mountain Hiking” Snowshoe
  • 8¾” wide (at the toe) by 30″ long
  • “SLS” (Spring Loaded Suspension) fibre-reinforced-rubber binding-to-deck mount system
  • Pull-to-tighten, pull-to-loosen quick-release bindings
  • Spring-loaded field-switchable heel lift bar

I am excited to do our very first review of something that helps us do what we love to do, which is snowshoe! We have access to amazing trails, parks, and great golf courses where the owners encourage winter activities like this. We just upgraded our snowshoes, so onto the first review, the Atlas Montane Showshoe.

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