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Brother MFC-250C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 351 reviews of Brother MFC-250C. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Opinions about the multifunction and design are overall positive. The price and usability also get good views, but comments are divided on the noise. Many are critical about the control panel and paper handling.

performance, usability, price, design, multifunction

paper handling, control panel

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

Expert review by: (

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: Ray (

Brother MFC-250C


A small footprint - great print quality and quiet too-boot.

If you use the machine irregularly there's a lengthy cleaning process to go through

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Brother MFC-250C


a small machine dose just what it says on the tin .first class value for the money. the back up service is first class


Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: sandee (

Brother MFC-250C


I like it so much, I bought another at our seasonal 2nd home.

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Brian (

Brother MFC-250C


Its easy to set up initially for basic functions of printing and copying

Printing is slower than I expected . Instruction book is not as clear as I would like it to be in regard to setting up fax function on phone line

May, 2010

Consumer review by: peter (

Brother MFC-250C


I have found that this machine is a lot better in every way than the MFC 425 cn. The best thing I find is that sending a fax is a lot easier and smoother than the 425, and it works very well with WINDOWS 7.

I have not found any.

May, 2010

Consumer review by: John (

Brother MFC-250C


As the ink cartridges are not chipped there is no problem of them being rejected by the printer as I have experienced with the Epsom printers

Can not think of any at the moment

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Brother MFC-250C


good all round product

I needed expert to set-up as installation failed at a certain point and I could not proceed.

May, 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