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Brother MFC-8460 Multifunction Laser Printer

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 reviews of Brother MFC-8460 Multifunction Laser Printer. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and multifunction are overall positive. The price and usability also get good views, but some have doubts about the noise. Opinions about the paper handling and size are different.

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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-8460 Multifunction Laser Printer is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Brother MFC-8460 Multifunction Laser Printer from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the durability and multifunction. The price and usability are also appreciated. There are some less positive reviews about the paper handling and reliability. There are some mixed views about the size.

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73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Kailas Shastry (

Brother MFC-8460N


If you want an excellent printer (quality and cost wise), capable copier, and don't mind sub par scanning, this is a good buy

Good quality prints ; Low running cost

Scanner is not up to the mark

If you want an excellent printer (quality and cost wise), capable copier, and don't mind sub par scanning, this printer is a good buy.

Apr, 2008

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I have yet to use the scan features which was a major reason for getting this unit.

Really fast, i was not excpecting it to be this fast. I think they really do mean 30PPM. Addon tray option, toner is priced decently

1,000+ Watts peak power, legal paper tray stick out of the back of the unit once you expand the tray

Jan, 2009

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Well priced, specs are all very competitive


Does everything my customer needed - fax, high speed printing, 1200dpi, and scanning

Mono, not color

Nov, 2008

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Large PDF's


Does anyone know if there is an upgrade available for the software or alternative software available that scans to a new version of Adobe?

Great price and tons of features. Prints very fast and operates like a much more expensive machine

The scanning software is old and scans PDF's to a much older version than what is available. This results in very large files. It should have a download to scan to new versions of Adobe

Jul, 2008

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Brother 8460N


I was an HP fan till I found this all in one. Brother has come a long way in helping people do it them selves. The Toner cartridge has a plug that can be removed and new toner added. I use each cartridge till it's empty. Then refill it one to one and a...

The price has got to be the best feature of this all in one. I use it in our office. Our page counter has just passed 46000 this week. It's fast (for the price) printing and sending. Scanning to our computers is Great. We have networked 3 computers...

It is some what noisy. Some times there is a little bleed off if your doing multiple prints of the same thing. Envelopes get crinkled when you put them through

Jul, 2008

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Someone posted their review in the wrong place. THIS IS NOT DUPLEX. Just clearing up any possible problems like i had. :-(

Just received it. Quiet running


Mar, 2008

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Love this printer


Outstanding device. I would buy another in a heartbeat.

This device has performed wonderfully for my small business. It works flawlessly as printer, fax, and copier. I love that it can duplex scan and duplex print. Saves paper, and saves time flipping pages. The fact that the drum is physically separate...

Mostly minor. It's physically kinda big. You can't set the number of times it tries to redial on faxes (tries twice then prints a failure journal). You can set received faxes to default to printing duplexed, but you can't set the print driver to...

Feb, 2008

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brother MFC Series MFC-8460N MFC / All-In-One Up to 30 ppm Monochrome Laser Printer


Great for the home or small office network. Saves $$$ over inkjet printing.

Versatile, reliable, easy to Network. The accompanying Paperport software is good. Warms up quick

Needed to download a Vista printing driver - print works flawlessly but the Paperport scanning software doesn't work with Vista

Jan, 2008

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For low budget work groups or small businesses, THIS IS THE UNIT!

While this unit is not extremely fast for printing or scanning, it is very durable and reliable. We now have 4 of these, 3 at satellite offices and one in the main office. It has all the software features of the $20,000 Kyocera and Gestetner units....

Sometimes the scanning slows down for no apparent reason. Not often, and not on all units, maybe once a month or so. A power cycle seems to resolve the issue

Dec, 2007

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Given the short period of usage, I am happy with the MFC and impressed with its features.

Haven't been using it very long but so far I am impressed. Scan to Word is much better than having used OmniPage with my old multifunction. The bundled software is converts very quickly and accurately. What the future brings, we will see

color scan looks washed out (but I still need to play around with settings). I have had some software problems (a disconnect between the machine and my computer) but turning the multifunction off and back on corrects it. This is a pain, but a lot...

Sep, 2007

Product Specifications

There is no need to compromise with the MFC-8460N since it offers high performance print and copy speeds, color flatbed scanning, a high-speed fax modem and built-in (Ethernet) network interface. Walk-up copying and faxing are convenient and easy for every person in the office. It offers tremendous value with its abundant features and great performance - all of which any small/medium business or workgroup can't do without!


Energy Star certified: Yes


Automatic Duplexing: None
Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):28
Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:28ppm
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 600
Maximum number of copies:99
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4, 9, 16
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4, 9, 16
N-in-1 function (N=):2, 4, 9, 16
PC free copying: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in display:Y

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Media Capacity:550sheets
Standard Media Capacity:250sheets

Energy Management

Power consumption (active):85
Power consumption (off):15
Power consumption (PowerSave):15
Power consumption (standby):85
Power consumption (typical):1104


Auto reduction: Yes
Error Correction Mode (ECM): Yes
Fax broadcasting:390
Fax memory:500 / 600
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):300
Fax speed dialing, max numbers:300
Modem Speed:33.6

Fax Machine

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


Country Kits:Germany/United Kingdom
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:50
Maximum input capacity:550
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:50
Standard input capacity:250


Max Supported Memory:544MB
Standard Memory:32MB


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


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner
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
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 32.5
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 32.5

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Fax, Scan / Fax, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:No / scan, No
Compatible operating systems:Windows 98(SE)/ Me/ NT WorkStation 4.0/ 2000 Professional/ XP/\nXP Professional x64\nMac OS 9.1 - 9.2, Mac OS X 10.2.4 / Windows Vista/XP/Home/2003/2000\nMac OS X 10.2.4 or greater\nLinux
Dimensions (WxDxH):20.9 x 17.7 x 18.7
Emulations:PCL6, BR-Script 3
Font styles:66 Scaleable fonts, Letter, Gothic 16.66, OCR-A, OCR-B, 11 Barcodes
Modem Type:Super G3
Networking features:10/100 Base-TX / 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet
Package dimensions (WxDxH):29.4 x 22.3 x 22.6

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:150

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
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)
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Letter

PC Connectivity

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


Copying:Mono copying / N
Digital sender:N
Faxing:Mono faxing
Print technology:Laser
Processor frequency:400
Scanning:Colour scanning / Mono scanning

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0


Power consumption (average operating):1104 / 1104, 85
Power consumption (off):15
Power consumption (PowerSave):15
Power consumption (standby):85


Max Printing Speed B/W:28ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):28ppm
Max Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 1200
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):28
Time to first page (black, normal):8.5


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

Sound Emission

Noise level (idle):30
Print noise level:55
Printing noise level:55
Standby acoustic emission:30


Internal memory:32
Maximum internal memory:544
Maximum memory:544

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:51.8
Weight:36.4 / 582