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BROTHER Multifonction laser MFC-8220

alaTest has collected and analyzed 188 reviews of BROTHER Multifonction laser MFC-8220. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the print quality and noise. The price and performance also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the BROTHER Multifonction laser MFC-8220 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of BROTHER Multifonction laser MFC-8220 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Reviewers are impressed by the multifunction and durability. The usability and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the noise, and comments are divided on the reliability.

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86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Dan Littman (

Brother MFC-8220 review


Brother MFC-8220

Fast, extensive fax features; inexpensive consumables; Mac and PC compatible.

Can't scan in color; mediocre print quality.

For an inexpensive multifunction printer, Brother's MFC-8220 is fast and offers most of the features a small office needs.

Jun, 2004

Consumer review by: Nick (

Cannot send multipage faxes or use front-end feeder


Copies look good, regular printing works

Document feeders are horrible

Mar, 2005

Consumer review by: Wade (

Great Workhorse Printer!


I've purchased probably 10 of these things over the years (for business purposes - only 1 of 10 has been retired). They take a beating and keep on ticking. We print probably 2000 pages a month on these things. The toner is easily refillable, and...

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Ren© P. (

Excellent All in One


I have owned this printer since Feb. 2005 and I had to finally write a review because I use this printer to print at least twice a week and I have yet to replace the ink cartridge. To date no major problems other than an occassional print jam and all I...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: chris (

Brother MFC-8220 Laser Multifunction Printer - Monochrome - Plain Paper Print - Desktop - MFC-8220


Good machine. No problem. This is the second one I have bought. I have two now

May, 2009

Consumer review by: superiorsauna (

Excellent printer All-in-one, major cost savings over inkjet cartridge printers


No preview of what will actually be printed, before sending print job to printer. Our Canon ip4000 had this feature, which saved lots of wasted paper and ink by cancelling jobs not formatted properly (before sending job to printer).

(1.) saved $$$ hundreds in inkjet tanks already in just two months, as this printer replaced 2 inkjets. We still use one inkjet occasionally for color printing only (photos, charts, webstats, etc.) ; (2.) Detailed information menu right on printer...

Also Drum cartridge to replace about every 20,000 pages. Menu lets you know % drum life left. Still costs hundreds $$$ less per year than 2 inkjet printers

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: Eddie (

Brother MFC-8220 Laser Multifunction Printer - Monochrome - Plain Paper Print - Desktop - MFC-8220


One of the best allaround laser Multi function printewrs on the market.

This is a real workhorse printer that has been around since 2004. I like the fact the current shipment came with a Vist Windows CD. Great machine for faxing and super fast copy jobs

No complaints

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: Miles (

Brother MFC-8220 Laser Multifunction Printer - Monochrome - Plain Paper Print - Desktop - MFC-8220


Very good buy

Inexpensive and fast

Scanning isn't great

May, 2008

Consumer review by: Miles (



Very good buy

Inexpensive and fast

Scanning isn't great

May, 2008

Consumer review by: Shackleton (

Good equipment.


Very good multi-function unit.

None noted.

Feb, 2007

Product Specifications

The MFC-8220 is a 5-in-1 Laser Multi-Function Center machine that truly outperforms any other laser sheetfed all-in-one product in its class! The MFC-8220 is not only a laser printer and a feature-rich standalone fax, but also a full function copier and B/W scanner. Also included is PC Fax capability, allowing you to send and receive faxes via your desktop PC. In addition to producing sharp, laser print quality of up to 2400 x 600 dpi (HQ1200), the MFC-8220 prints and copies at an impressive speed of up to 21 ppm/cpm. The MFC-8220 comes equipped with a 250-sheet adjustable paper tray for letter or legal size paper and an optional second 250-sheet paper tray is also available. Both USB and parallel ports are standard and the MFC-8220 is compatible with Windows, Mac and DOS Operating Systems.


First Copy Out Time B/W:12sec
Max Copying Resolution B/W:300 x 600 dpi/600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:20ppm/21ppm

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Media Capacity:500sheets
Standard Media Capacity:250sheets

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Fax Machine

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


Country Kits:Germany
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC


Max Supported Memory:160MB
Standard Memory:32MB


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):20000impressions
Printing Output Type:Monochrome
Printing Technology:Laser
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Hi-Speed USB / Parallel/Parallel / USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Max Printing Speed B/W:20ppm/21ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):20ppm/21ppm
Max Resolution B/W:2400 x 600 dpi