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Brother MFC-255CW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 218 reviews of Brother MFC-255CW. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the print quality and size. The usability and performance also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the reliability. There are some less positive comments about the connectivity and noise.

price, performance, usability, size, print quality

noise, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-255CW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Brother MFC-255CW


alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Brother MFC-255CW from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on People are impressed by the performance and print quality. The size and usability are also appreciated.

price, usability, size, print quality, performance

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother MFC-255CW Colour Multifunctional PrinterBrother MFC 255CW - Multifunction ( fax / copier / printer / scanner ) - colour - ink-jet - copying (up to): 20 ppm (mono) / 18 ppm (colour) - printin

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Brother MFC-255CW


alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 user reviews of Brother MFC-255CW from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on People really like the multifunction and design. The performance and usability also get good reviews. Comments about the print quality and size are different, and many are less positive about the noise and connectivity.

price, usability, performance, design, multifunction

connectivity, noise

60% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MFC255CW Brother MFC-255CW Multifunction Printer MFC255CW10 Pack (4 black + 2 each color) Non-OEM Ink Cartridge for Brother LC61 DCP 165C MFC 250C 255CW 290C 295CN 385CW 490CW 585CW 790CW 5490CW 5890CW 6490

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Hall (

Brother MFC-255CW all-in-one printer


A home office workhorse?

Good results in all areas, boarderless printing up to A4, easy wireless setup, individual ink tanks easily accessible

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: mfereday (

A New Brother Multi-Function Offering : Brother MFC-255CW


As a long-standing user of a Brother laser, I was keen to check out one of the company's inkjet models. The opportunity arose with the arrival of the MFC-255CW.

A colour A4 photocopy took 40 seconds. Switching to photo printing, I ran tests for both 6 x 4-inch and A4 prints. Using the Normal default setting it took 24 seconds to produce a 4 x 6 colour print. The time increased to 33 seconds with the Fine...

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: nukescripts (

Fair printer


quick printing, pretty good price

I have had two of these and both have had the same issue. the magenta ink stops feeding. luckly I bought it at Best Buy and the extended warranty has replaced it both time

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: Jamestss21 (

So far so good. Easiest wireless setup ever!!


This printer is fantastic. Sure it doesn't print as fast as some other one's out there, but you certainly get quality prints. The ink is pretty cheap too. I especially like the fact that you get 4 cartridges (one for each color: blk, cyn, ylw, mag.)...

Fast ; Price ; Ink Price ; Wireless Printing

Can't think of anything

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Site-Creators (

Great printer but doesn't ugrade Vista to Windows 7


I am not likely to purchase another Brother printer because of the poor customer service and this experience.

Printer was hard to install initially but printed/scanned great.Must be uninstalled for Vista -> 7 upgrade. If you don't do this Brother says you must downgrade back to Vista then uninstall, install 7 & reinstall printer

The fact thaht it does not upgrade with Vista -> 7 and Brother has no remedy other than to uninstall Windows 7 and start over. No warnings or info about this anywhere

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Brother MFC-255CW


Reviewer left no comment

Left diffuse smudged black ink marks on printed pages initially. Kept repeatedly "cleaning" for a while. Now OK

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications

The MFC-255cw can print, copy, scan and fax with the convenience of a compact wireless enabled All-in-One. Helps increase your productivity with fast print speeds. Also, print rich and vivid borderless photos, direct from media cards, with high resolutions up to 6000 x 1200 dpi.


Max Copying Speed B/W:20ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:18ppm

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

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

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


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

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / USB


Max Printing Speed B/W:30ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):30ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:25ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):25ppm
Max Resolution B/W:6000 x 1200 dpi
Max Resolution Color:6000 x 1200 dpi