How to Setup and Install the Driver for Brother DCP-T420W Printer

Brother DCP-T420W

Setting up and installing the Brother DCP-T420W printer driver is a straightforward process. Follow these steps to get your printer up and running quickly.

Unboxing and Preparing the Printer

Remove Protective Materials

  1. Remove Protection Tape: Carefully take off all the protective tape from the printer.
  2. Open the Scanner: Lift the scanner lid and remove the plastic protection from the scanner glass.

Filling the Ink Tanks

  1. Prepare the Ink Bottles: Remove the seals from each ink bottle.
  2. Open the Ink Tank Cover: Lift the cover to access the ink tanks.
  3. Fill the Ink Tanks: Pour the ink from the bottles into the corresponding tanks. Be sure to match the colors correctly.
  4. Close the Ink Tank Cover: Secure the cover back in place after filling the tanks.

Setting Up the Printer

Initial Setup

  1. Load Paper: Place a sheet of paper into the paper tray.
  2. Plug In the Power Cord: Connect the printer to a power source.
  3. Connect the USB Cable: Open the scanner to access the USB port and plug in the USB cable.

Ink Initialization

  1. Start Ink Initialization: When the red lights flash, hold down the color copy button for at least five seconds until both green and red lights flash simultaneously.
  2. Wait for Initialization: The printer will initialize the ink and automatically print a test page.

Installing the Printer Driver on Your PC

Checking Your Operating System

  1. Check OS Version: Ensure you know your operating system version. This tutorial is based on Windows 10, 64-bit.

Downloading the Driver

  1. Open a Browser: Navigate to
  2. Search for the Driver: Type “Brother DCP-T420W driver” and hit enter.
  3. Select Official Website: Choose the first link from the Brother support website.
  4. Select OS Family: Choose your operating system family and click “OK”.
  5. Download Driver Package: Select the recommended full driver and software package, agree to the EULA, and start the download.

Installing the Driver

  1. Extract the File: Once downloaded, open the file and extract it.
  2. Start Installation: Click “Yes” to begin the installation process.
  3. Choose Language: Select your preferred language and click “Next”.
  4. Accept License Agreement: Read and accept the license agreement, then click “Next”.
  5. Select Connection Type: Choose “Local Connection via USB” and click “Next”.
  6. Follow Prompts: Continue clicking “Next” through the setup prompts.
  7. Complete Installation: Wait for the software to install and click “Finish”.

Finalizing the Setup

After completing these steps, your Brother DCP-T420W printer should be successfully installed and ready for use. Enjoy printing with your newly set up printer!