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Brother MFC-7420 Multifonction Laser Printer

alaTest has collected and analyzed 124 reviews of Brother MFC-7420 Multifonction Laser Printer. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and reliability. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments about the paper handling and durability are different. Many are less positive about the noise.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Brother MFC-7420 Multifonction Laser Printer is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Naaptol (

Expert Review

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : PCQ Bureau (

Brother MFC-7420 MFD - PCQuest


The Brother MFC-7420 is a multifunction device with a monochrome laser printer, a color scanner, a copier and a fax built in. It comes with 16 MB onboard memory and

Jul, 2006

Consumer review (

Great multi-function machine!


slow start - takes time to worm up, but its the same for all laser printers.

Bought it 7/17/2008 for 150, today it cost $ 200. Great, awesome printer and copier. Very reliable. Just month ago got warning that toner level is low, so I will buy new cartridge for it


Apr, 2009

Consumer review (

love it


wanted to buy a scanner with ADF, got great scanner that can fax and print for less money


Apr, 2009

Consumer review (

good all-in-one machine


compared to previous generation of Brother MFC's, the wake-up time is much shorter (no longer having to wait for the scan lamp to warm up) ; decent print speed ; having a paper drawer instead of open paper tray in the back ; compact size ; good price...

Flimsy build compared to previous generation ; can't use the document feeder for scanning ; the gear/belt that moves the scan lamp is noisy ; high consumable cost (it'd be cheaper to buy a refurbished unit, which comes with a new drum, than purchasing...

Apr, 2009

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I love the laser printing. It's crisp, clear, highlightable - perfect for working documents. It beats inkjet anything. The cost is very reasonable also - so much so that it is not even an issue for us anymore (with ink jets our costs were so crazy we...

Nice compact machine, works as expected and is quicker than I thought it would be, quiet enough to be put anywhere, easy enough to be used by whole family

Keep running out of paper

Mar, 2009

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the printer itself. I got this for my home so i won`t be using the fax. loaded the sofft ware be for hooking any thing to the printer and NO problems. those that are having problems are probly no readin instruchsions.this one had a energy star on it...


Mar, 2009

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Nice little machine


Overall, I'm very happy with the unit. It was a shellshocker deal and a great value. I've never been a Brother fan so this unit has been a pleasant surprise.

Print quality is better than expected. Prints fairly quickly and scans well. Also is compact, especially compared to our Canon. Best of all, it receives faxes perfectly so far, something that our Canon has never done

A little flimsy. I had it sitting on a steel bookshelf and it made a loud ratcheting sound when it fed paper, apparently because the shelf flexed a little and was not perfectly flat. I put a piece of thin plywood underneath, problem solved. The...

Mar, 2009

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nice printer


arrived promptly states 1500 pages for the supplied drum AND the price is great.... plus the ink wont dry out

after installing the drivers from the cd it worked second try , i had to insert the drum correctly to prevent paper jams :=). print quality was good

none so far

Mar, 2009

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Excellent value for the money, everything works perfectly

None that I can think of

Feb, 2009

Product Specifications

When space is at a premium here is the perfect solution. With so many features housed in such a compact machine, the MFC-7420 looks good, frees up valuable space and offers tremendous value. Professional printing in any small business or office, high quality printing will always be required. The Brother MFC-7420 produces professional quality prints at speeds that mean you won't be waiting around. Features to make life easier. With both an Automatic Document Feeder and a flatbed, copying, scanning and faxing from multiple sources is quick and easy. Not just a printer, this machine faxes, copies and scans, therefore meeting all your office requirements. The easy-to-use software ensures high quality results in all functions.


Consumable Type:Print ribbon


Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):20
Max Copying Resolution B/W:600 x 300 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:19ppm/20ppm
Maximum copy resolution:600 x 300

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:8.5 in x 16 in/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)/Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
Max Media Capacity:250sheets
Standard Media Capacity:250sheets

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Auto reduction: Yes
Auto-redialing: Yes
Fax broadcasting:258
Fax memory:400
Fax speed (A4):6
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):200
Fax speed dialing, max numbers:200
Modem Speed:14.4

Fax Machine

Max Transmission Speed:14.4Kbps
PC Faxing: Yes


Consumable Subcategory:Ribbons
Printer Consumable Class:Consumables and kits


Country Kits:Belgium
Packaged Quantity:1/4
Product Line:Brother/Brother MFC

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:35
Standard input capacity:250


Max Supported Memory:16MB
Standard Memory:16MB


Category of Accessory:Printing consumables
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista/Compatible with Windows 7
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner/Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):10000impressions
Printing Output Type:Monochrome
Printing Technology:Laser
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Fax, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:scan, No
Compatible operating systems:Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000/NT/XP\nMac OS 9.1-9.2 +\nMac OS X 10.2.4
Dimensions (WxDxH):17 x 15.6 x 11.6
Media types supported:Plain, Recycled, Envelopes, Transparency, Bond, Labels
Network ready:Optional
Package dimensions (WxDxH):21.7 x 19.5 x 19.7
Standard media sizes:A4, LTR, EXE, A5, A6, B5, B6

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:100

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:Parallel / USB/Parallel / USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Digital sender:N
Faxing:Mono faxing
Maximum duty cycle:10000
Print technology:Laser
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:Parallel, USB 2.0


Max Printing Speed B/W:20ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):20ppm
Max Resolution B/W:2400 x 600 dpi
Maximum Resolution:600 x 2400
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):20
Time to first page (black, normal):10


Gray scale levels:64
Input color depth:24
Input colour depth:24
Maximum scan resolution:9600 x 9600
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 2400
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed

Sound Emission

Print noise level:53
Printing noise level:53


Internal memory:16

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:32