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BROTHER Multifonction laser MFC-8220

alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the build quality and print quality. The performance and value for money are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the noise, while there are some negative opinions about the size and paper handling.

usability, value for money, performance, print quality, build quality

paper handling, size

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 75/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for BROTHER Multifonction laser MFC-8220

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of BROTHER Multifonction laser MFC-8220 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, performance, print quality, build quality

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79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Brother MFC-8220 Laser Multifunction Center

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Brother MFC-8220

 

Review: The laser printer Brother MFC-8220 copies, sends and receives faxes, and scans in monochrome. Built with a top-of-the-line 600dpi, vendor-rated 21ppm engine, the unit includes a 30-page sheetfed document feeder and walk-up copy and fax...

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.

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The printer/fax is a pc of crap

 

poor functionality. poor customer support. they just won't tell you how to correct the issue. The only thing they offer is to reinstall the software. Don't by this product or any made by brother. they promise things they are not prepared to deliver.

None that I can see

Software and program created by an idiot. Can't cancel a fax to save your life. On line tech support blows. Alarm is abrasive and too long

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"The printer/fax is a pc of crap"

 

poor functionality. poor customer support. they just won't tell you how to correct the issue. The only thing they offer is to reinstall the software. Don't by this product or any made by brother. they promise things they are not prepared to deliver.

None that I can see.

Software and program created by an idiot. Can't cancel a fax to save your life. On line tech support blows. Alarm is abrasive and too long.

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Brother MFC-8220

 

poor functionality. poor customer support. they just won't tell you how to correct the issue. The only thing they offer is to reinstall the software. Don't by this product or any made by brother. they promise things they are not prepared to deliver.

None that I can see

Software and program created by an idiot. Can't cancel a fax to save your life. On line tech support blows. Alarm is abrasive and too long

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Does not compare to the 8500

 

Reliable printer / faxer / copier for small jobs

If trying to fax or copy more than 20 pages you have to stand over it and watch, so that it doesn't make a mess. It is not designed to hold a lot of paper in the feeder

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"Does not compare to the 8500"

 

Reliable printer / faxer / copier for small jobs

If trying to fax or copy more than 20 pages you have to stand over it and watch, so that it doesn't make a mess. It is not designed to hold a lot of paper in the feeder.

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"Small office saver! Never fails for faxing & copying."

 

Great machine for a small office and the replacement cartridges are fairly priced. Would buy another one when ours finally dies.

Have had this for 5+ YEARS and it still works great. The rollers make a little noise, but that's to be expected at this stage of the game. It works just great for faxing and when we had to use it as a copier on occasion.

I can't think of any.

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Small office saver! Never fails for faxing & copying.

 

Great machine for a small office and the replacement cartridges are fairly priced. Would buy another one when ours finally dies.

Have had this for 5+ YEARS and it still works great. The rollers make a little noise, but that's to be expected at this stage of the game. It works just great for faxing and when we had to use it as a copier on occasion

I can't think of any

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Brother MFC-8220

 

Great machine for a small office and the replacement cartridges are fairly priced. Would buy another one when ours finally dies.

Have had this for 5+ YEARS and it still works great. The rollers make a little noise, but that's to be expected at this stage of the game. It works just great for faxing and when we had to use it as a copier on occasion

I can't think of any

Consumer review by:

Brother MFC-8220

 

Reliable printer / faxer / copier for small jobs

If trying to fax or copy more than 20 pages you have to stand over it and watch, so that it doesn't make a mess. It is not designed to hold a lot of paper in the feeder

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.

Copying

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

Depth:17.8in
Height:13.2in/18.2in
Weight:25.6lbs
Width:17in

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

Header

Country Kits:Germany
Manufacturer:Brother
Model:8220
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC

Memory

Max Supported Memory:160MB
Standard Memory:32MB

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Refurbished:Refurbished
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

Printing

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