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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 on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the noise, while some have doubts 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

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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 (

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 (

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

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Brother MFC-250C


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

Jun, 2010

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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

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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 (

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 (

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.


Energy Star certified: Yes


Automatic Duplexing: None
Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):20
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):18
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
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 1200
Maximum number of copies:99
PC free copying: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in display:Y
Character display:16
Display number of characters:16
Display number of lines:1

Document & Media Handling

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

Energy Management

Power consumption (PowerSave):3
Power consumption (standby):4.5

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Auto reduction: Yes
Auto-redialing: Yes
Error Correction Mode (ECM): Yes
Fax broadcasting:250
Fax memory:170
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):40
Fax speed dialing, max numbers:40
Modem Speed:14.4

Fax Machine

Max Transmission Speed:14.4Kbps
PC Faxing: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC

Input Capacity

Standard input capacity:100


Standard Memory:32MB


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


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

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

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Fax, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Fax, Print / Fax, Print
Compatible operating systems:- Linux\n- Mac OSX 10.2.4 +\n- Windows2000/XP/Vista / Windows Vista, XP (32 & 64 bit) Windows 2000,\nLinux;\nMac OS X 10.2.4 en recenter
Dimensions (WxDxH):15.4 x 14.4 x 5.91
Network ready: No
Package dimensions (WxDxH):18.3 x 8.86 x 18.1
Scan speed:6
Scan speed (black and white drawing):4 sec/A4
Standard media sizes:Com10, DL, C5, JE4 / EXE / LTR / LGL / JISB5 / Photo 10 x 15cm, 89 x 127mm, 127 x 178mm / Postcard 100 x 148mm, 148 x 200mm / Index card 127 x 203mm / COM 10 / DL / JE4 Envelope
Supported media weight(s):64 - 220

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:50

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:A4, A6
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
ISO C-series sizes (C0...C9):C5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Media weight (tray 1):64 - 220 g/m2
Standard tray media types:Glossy paper, Plain paper, Transparencies

PC Connectivity

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


Copying:Colour copying / Mono copying
Digital sender:N
Faxing:Colour faxing
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Scanning:Mono scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (average operating):22
Power consumption (PowerSave):3
Power consumption (standby):4.5


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
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 6000 / 6000 x 1200
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):27
Print speed (color photo, normal quality):49
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):22


Gray scale levels:256
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG, PNG
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400
Scan technology:CIS
Scan to:E-mail, OCR, USB


Bundled software:Brother MFL-pro suite in\nWindows: BrotherControlCentre 3 Scansoft Paperport 11SE + OCR,\nMacintosh:BrotherControlCentre 2 Newsoft Presto! Page manager 7

Sound Emission

Print noise level:50
Printing noise level:50


Internal memory:32

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:22.3