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Brother MFC-250C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 292 reviews of Brother MFC-250C. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the paper handling. There are some critical views about the size and control panel.

performance, usability, price, design, reliability

noise, control panel, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-250C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: James Hutchinson (

Brother MFC-250C multifunction printer


Brother's MFC-250C multifunction printer is cheap as chips and serves up decent quality photo prints. We would have liked it to print a bit faster, bu...

Cheap, relatively low running costs, good photo print quality

No media card slots, scan quality could be improved

Don't expect the best print quality, but at this price the Brother MFC-250C multifunction printer is a decent option that handles basic tasks adequately.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Brother MFC-250C Inkjet All-in-One


A cheap all-in-one printer that is let down by mediocre speed.

Feb, 2011

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Brother - MFC-250C


Last year Brother launched the world's first compact multifunction inkjet A3 machines and now the company has kicked off 2009 with five new A4 multifunction inkjets, using the same engine as that series. At the bottom ...

Sometimes the race for faster and more versatile printers means too many corners are cut. The MFC-250C is just such an example, resulting in serious design flaws and disappointing print quality.

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: april1975 (



We actually got this machine free with loyalty points. Set up and installation was easy. I tried printing some pictures for my son for show and tell and while they were ok I wasnt overly impressed with them. Last night I tried to print a letter and the...

Easy to install, light, works well. uses 4 seperate ink cartridges

Picture colour isnt the greatest.

May, 2010

Consumer review by: tango_88 (



This is easy to use & overall an excellent machine for the price. But if you use OEM cartriges a set of spares in value packs will cost nearly as much as the machine. The quality of prints etc are quite adequate for home office use.

I bought this machine because I have found the Brother Machines to be generally reliable. This is a smart two-tone grey machine with buttons clearly marked on the control panel. The paper tray slides into the bottom of the front & is fully protected...

The LED panel is difficult to see & requires that you stand over it to see it clearly. This is annoying if you have your printer pushed back to give more work space. It would be good to have some back lighting &/or the LED panel raised to face the...

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

The compact MFC-250C can print, copy, scan and fax. No PC required for faxing, copying or photo printing. Helps increase productivity with print speeds up to 27ppm black and 22ppm in color. Print rich and vivid borderless photos with high resolutions up to 6000 x 1200 dpi.


Automatic Duplexing: None
Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:600 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:18ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:16ppm

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:100sheets

Energy Management

Power consumption (average operating):22

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Fax Machine

Max Transmission Speed:14.4Kbps
PC Faxing: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC


Standard Memory:32MB


Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

Paper Handling

Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:USB / USB host
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Digital sender: No


Max Printing Speed B/W:27ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):27ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:22ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):22ppm
Max Resolution B/W:6000 x 1200 dpi
Max Resolution Color:6000 x 1200 dpi