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Brother MFC-255CW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and print quality are overall positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the noise.

value for money, performance, usability, print quality, design

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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 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 81 reviews)

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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

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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

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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

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Amazon review summary for Brother MFC-255CW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 user reviews of Brother MFC-255CW from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

value for money, performance, usability, print quality, design

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

This summary is based on the product: MFC255CW Brother MFC-255CW Multifunction Printer MFC255CW

Expert review by:

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

Expert review by:

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...

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Amazon review summary for Brother MFC-255CW

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 9 user reviews of Brother MFC-255CW from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

usability, print quality, performance

value for money

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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

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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

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.

Copying

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.4in
Height:5.9in
Weight:15.9lbs
Width:15.4in

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

Compatibility:G3
Max Transmission Speed:14.4Kbps
PC Faxing: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Brother
Model:255CW
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC

Miscellaneous

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

Printing

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
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