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Brother MFC-255CW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 reviews of Brother MFC-255CW. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the print quality and size. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the connectivity and noise. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

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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 6 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 3.9/5 for other Printers on Views about the performance and print quality are on the whole positive. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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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

Nov, 2015

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


alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Brother MFC-255CW from The average user rating for this product is 1.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Opinions about the multifunction and design are overall positive. The performance and usability also get good comments. There are some critical reviews about the noise and connectivity. Views about the print quality and size are different.

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connectivity, noise

17% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Hall (

Brother MFC-255CW all-in-one printer - Pocket-lint


The Brother MFC-255CW lives up to its "multifunction" name by offering printer, scanning, copying as well as fax functions, making it the sort of printer

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

Large footprint, doesn't read or write to USB, single line display makes control a little more fiddly than it could be

The Brother MFC-255CW lives up to its multifunction ambitions with fast enough copying and printing for daily home office tasks. The inability to accept standard USB drives is a slight drawback of this model, but the easy scanning to PC or memory card...

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: 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

Consumer review by: Ryan (

Don't bother


The print quality is not particularly good, no matter what paper you use. Because the heads in the machine and not on the cartridges, the heads get clogged up, and because a user can't access the head, the thing won't print properly even after dozens...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: wayne (

great printer


Great printer for someone who just needs it for home use . Very easy on ink. I had a kodak printer and 2 yrs later it died on me ,never again. This brother printer even uses less ink than the kodak . You won't be dissapointed.

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Bruce (

Run, dont walk away from this


More headaches then I care to list, countless hours spent with customer service and no issues resolved. Im retrurning this and getting a Canon.

Sep, 2010

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