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Brother MFC-5460 Inkjet All-in-One Printer

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews of Brother MFC-5460 Inkjet All-in-One Printer. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the multifunction and size. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative reviews about the paper handling and noise.

usability, price, performance, size, multifunction

reliability, noise, paper handling

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-5460 Inkjet All-in-One Printer is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : M. David Stone (

Brother MFC-5460cn


The Brother MFC-5460cn delivers all of the most important features for a small office AIO.

Automatic document feeder. Network port. Scans and faxes over network. Standalone copier and fax features.

Slow. Paper capacity is only 100 sheets. Setup involves confusing, manual steps.

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Dec, 2006

Expert review by : (

Brother MFC-5460CN Review


At its price, we can say this is a good buy, if you don't mind waiting a bit for the print.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Brother MFC-5460CN Multi-Function Device


Print, Copy, Scan and Fax for only £115!

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Team Digit (

Brother MFC-5460CN


Brother MFC-5460CN

Nov, 2007

Expert review by (

Brother - MFC-5460CN


Finding a multi-function machine, complete with network connection, fax and an auto-document feeder (ADF) for around £100 (plus VAT) is a rarity, so this new Brother device is interesting, straight out of the box. Styled conventionally ...

The Brother MFC-5460CN is a good choice for anybody on a tight budget, as it offers many features you don't normally see together on a machine at this price point. While neither print quality nor speed are anything to write home about, for day-to-day...

Feb, 2007

Consumer review (

Brother MFC series MFC-5460cn Up to 30 ppm 6000 x 1200 dpi InkJet MFC / All-In-One Color Printer


Would buy again.

Network ready, self cleaning/aligning, light drivers, cheap ink. Fax works great. The automatic scan feeder on the top is a big plus. Not very large

Doesn't print the fastest. You have to pull out this little plastic tray and then flip another peice of plastic up in order to catch printed sheets. Kind of ackward but saves space when not in use. USB/NIC are buried inside of the printer, also ackward

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (

Good unit


A manual paper feed would be nice.

I have one of these printers for my small office and just bought one for a friend of mine. It does it all

Unit ships without a USB cable

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (

Won't last! Save your money!


I bought this hoping it would last, but like many cheap printers, it is designed to die within 18 months. Mine made it about 14 months before starting to fail. It is a disposable printer, and you'd be better off buying something either cheaper (because...

Works great at first

Breaks in under 2 years ; Ink jets clog ; Small paper tray ; Annoying software slows startup ; Can't get refill kits for cartridges

Nov, 2008

Consumer review (

Great Machine


Brother you make a fine machine,stop trying to make your money on ink. It's like pulling up to a gas pump and having to pay 6.00 $ a gallon because you have to have it.

Easy easy set up! Does exactly what it's suppose to do. great copier and fax. Scan and save to file couldn't be any easier. This is my second Brother all in one. I had the mfc 420cn for several years without any problems

Ink !!! four cartridges I guess the machine is set up to do a periodic nozzle cleaning. Same problem with my 420cn waist alot of ink in between use. I can have the machine off and every once in awhile you will here it making a noise like its possessed...

Nov, 2008

Consumer review (

Slow when using the bundled software


Inexpensive, hardware works fine

VERY slow to start printing (15-20 sec) when the full 'bundle' of software is installed. Once it finally starts printing, the pages appear at reasonable speed ; Removing the 'software package' and re-installing the printer using native Windows printer...

Oct, 2008

Product Specifications

The MFC-5460cn offers both a versatile flatbed and an automatic document feeder, for faxing and copying that do not require the use of a computer. Fast print speeds combined with high-resolution printing and scanning create the perfect all-in-one solution for the Small Office/Home Office user to produce professional color documents. A USB 2.0 full speed and an Ethernet interface offer expanded capabilities, while the built-in Photo Capture Center with PictBridge interface enable easy, borderless printing with photo quality results.


Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy resolution (color text and graphics):600
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):22
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):20
Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:600 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:22ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:20ppm
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 1200
Maximum number of copies:99

Dimensions & Weight




Document & Media Handling

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


Auto reduction: Yes
Auto-redialing: Yes
Fax broadcasting:150
Fax coding methods:JPEG, MH, MMR, MR
Fax memory:400
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):100
Fax speed dialing, max numbers:100
Group 3 faxing:Y
Modem Speed:33.6

Fax Machine

Compatibility:Super G3
Max Transmission Speed:33.6Kbps
PC Faxing: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:35
Standard input capacity:100


Standard Memory:32MB


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
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):4000impressions
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Fax, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan
Dimensions (WxDxH):17.3 x 15.6 x 8.9
I/O ports:1x USB\n1x RJ-45
Media types supported:Plain paper, Inkjet, Glossy, Transparent
Network ready: Yes
Networking features:10/100Base-TX
Package dimensions (WxDxH):20.7 x 18.7 x 12.8
Scan file formats:BMP, PDF, PNG, TIFF
Scan speed:4
Standard media sizes:A4, LTR, LGL, EXE, A5, A6, 10x15cm

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:50

Paper Handling

Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm)

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Ethernet 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX / USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes


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

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes
Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 2.0


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


Gray scale levels:256
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Scan to:E-mail, File, Image, OCR
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed


Bundled software:1000,10000


Compatible memory cards:CF, MMC, MS Pro, SD, xD
Internal memory:32

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:465.6