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Brother MFC-255CW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 132 reviews of Brother MFC-255CW. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Opinions about the print quality and noise are generally positive. The performance and usability also get good comments. The connectivity and durability get critical opinions. Opinions about the paper handling and design are different.

price, usability, performance, noise, print quality

durability, 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 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother MFC-255CW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 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 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the performance and print quality are on the whole positive. The size and usability are also appreciated.

price, usability, size, print quality, performance

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 Colour Multifunctional Printer

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Brother MFC-255CW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Brother MFC-255CW from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. People are impressed by the multifunction and design. The performance and usability are also appreciated, but views about the print quality and size are mixed. There are some less positive views about the noise and connectivity.

price, usability, performance, design, multifunction

connectivity, noise

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

This summary is based on the products: MFC255CW Brother MFC-255CW Multifunction Printer MFC255CWMFC255CW Brother MFC-255CW Multifunction Printer MFC255CW

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Brother MFC-255CW all-in-one printer

 

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 that should appeal to those who work at home or run a small office. Thrown into the mix are photo...

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 (gadgetspeak.com)

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 (reevoo.com)

Brother MFC-255CW

 

smooth run

a little slow

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Brother MFC-255CW

 

Smart appearance, compact to some printers I've had.easy to slot-in inks, scanner is great, copy I quick. I love the fact that you get to pick speed of printing. If I want a fast ok print out, pick fast print, for better but not best, pick normal fast,...

Haven't come accross any yet. I don't turn mine off just in case it takes a while to warm up again. I leave it in sleep mode, which doesn't appear to use much power.

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Carol (reevoo.com)

Brother MFC-255CW

 

Ease of installation and use.

None so far

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Ivor (reevoo.com)

Brother MFC-255CW

 

Picture quality very good.

Speed very poor

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Brother MFC-255CW

 

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

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: RICHARD (reevoo.com)

Brother MFC-255CW

 

wireless

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Alan (reevoo.com)

Brother MFC-255CW

 

It's easy to use i have used the black print out ,so far i have printed over 60 pages and no difference in quality done some coloured print outs still using the same cartriges

One of the problems i keep getting is when you fill the paper tray it takes a few times to get it to load,also i havn't been able to get to go wireless yet keeps asking for id number.

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Brother MFC-255CW

 

Works well but I haven't used it for anything but straight forward A4 printing. Cheap to run.

not the most up todate model

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.

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Copying

Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):20
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):18
Max Copying Speed B/W:20ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:18ppm
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 1200
Maximum number of copies:99
PC free copying: Yes

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

Energy Management

Power consumption (off):0.75
Power consumption (PowerSave):3
Power consumption (standby):4.5
Power consumption (typical):22

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Fax

Auto reduction: Yes
Error Correction Mode (ECM): Yes
Fax broadcasting:250
Fax coding methods:JPEG, MH, MMR, MR
Fax forwarding: No
Fax memory:170
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):40
Fax speed dialing, max numbers:40
Modem Speed:14.4

Fax Machine

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

Header

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

Input Capacity

Standard input capacity:100

Miscellaneous

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

Networking

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

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

A6 Card: Yes
All-in-One Functions:Copy, Fax, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan
Dimensions (WxDxH):15.4 x 14.4 x 5.91
Network ready: Yes
Package dimensions (WxDxH):18.3 x 8.86 x 18.1
Scan speed:4.83

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:50

Paper Handling

ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5, B6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Standard tray media types:Glossy paper, Plain paper

PC Connectivity

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

Performance

Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Faxing:Colour faxing
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Processor frequency:128
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0

Power

Power consumption (average operating):22
Power consumption (off):0.75
Power consumption (PowerSave):3
Power consumption (standby):4.5

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
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 6000
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):30
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):25

Scanning

Gray scale levels:256
Maximum scan area:8.5 x 11.7
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Scan technology:CIS
Scan to:E-mail, OCR, USB
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed

Sound Emission

Print noise level:50
Printing noise level:50

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MS Pro, SD, SDHC, xD
Internal memory:32

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:359.8
Weight:257.5