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Brother MFC 9120CN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 296 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the print quality and performance are generally positive. The durability and price are also mentioned favorably. The paper handling and size get less positive comments, and comments about the reliability and noise are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC 9120CN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Brother MFC 9120CN from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Reviewers are impressed by the usability and reliability.

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75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother MFC-9120CN Ready Colour High Speed Network All-in-One Printer with FaxBrother MFC-9120CN Ready Colour High Speed Network All-in-One Printer with Fax

Sep, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Brother MFC 9120CN 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 Views about the noise and performance are overall positive. The price and print quality also get good feedback. There are some less positive comments about the reliability.

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90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother MFC-9120CN High Quality Digital Color All-in-One Printer with Fax and NetworkingBrother MFC-9120CN High Quality Digital Color All-in-One Printer with Fax and Networking

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (

Brother MFC-9120CN


The Brother MFC-9120CN ($400 street) a color LED multifunction printer (MFP) geared to home offices and small workgroups, provides good speed and paper capacity for its price. We wish its graphics and photo quality were better, but the MFC-9120CN...

Good speed. Solid text printing. Prints, scans, and faxes over network. Sub-par graphics and photos. No thumb-drive or media-card slots. Manual duplexing only

Sub-par graphics and photos. No thumb-drive or media-card slots. Manual duplexing only

The Brother MFC-9120CN provides good print speed and solid text quality to micro offices looking for a color laser MFP.

Expert review by: Anthony Caruana (

Lab Test: Brother MFC-9120CN


Installation over Ethernet and USB was straightforward using the printer setup utility. The printer was recognised instantly and an up-to-date driver was installed in quick time. There are four toner cartridges to install as the MFC-9120CN is a CYMK...

Very fast

No wireless; noisy

Given the size of the MFC-9120CN, it’s not really suited to being placed on the desk next to a workstation. Also, we found that even when inactive, the MFC-9120CN emitted a low hum, adding to the ambient office noise. We’d suggest that users keep this...

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Cal50 (

No more ink!


I have grown to really hate ink jet printers. Great if you use them often but sitting idle the print heads dry out and clog. Ink is not cheap either. I have had zero problems with laser printers but longed for a color one for a decent price. This thing...

I have been on the fence to buy a network color laser printer for home use for a while. I have a B&W Brother laser networked,an HP color ink jet that is always empty or clogged and an old fax machine. My goal was to get a one machine solution to do...

Nothing comes to mind unless you have to replace all the toner cartridges at once. At around $50 a pop it would leave a mark on your wallet. The box it comes in is frigging HUGE. I think they could air drop it to your house and it would land OK. The...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Ken (

Excellent Printer


As someone else mentioned, you should keep one set of each cartridge available so that when one color runs out, you can immediately replace it, then you have time to purchase a replacement for just that one cartridge (you don't have to keep buying a...

I have generally standardized on HP printers both at home (inkjets for the lower up front cost) and at work (for the reliability). When I needed a new printer at home, I didn't want to continue down the path of ink cartridges, so I researched a lot of...

No major cons. I would like to have been able to get a printer with true duplex printing, but I don't have enough need to pay more for that feature. This printer has a "Duplex" option when printing that prints one side, then prompts you to flip the...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Hamy (

brother MFC Series MFC-9120CN MFC / All-In-One Up to 17 ppm 600 x 2400 dpi Color LED Digital Printer


Home office. Great all around machine. Does it all! Also own a Brother HL-5250DN for couple years now. Love Brother products

Haven't really found any

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Bernalillo (

Great low end printer


My wife keeps opening the access to the toner instead of lifting the scanner adf. It's kinda hard to get upset with Brother for that though.

Very user friendly. Does NOT have a lot of bloatware in the drivers. Even my luddite wife can figure out the controls. I have had no jams or operational problems. Toner costs are low/moderate for a color laser. Excellent value

Does not have duplex

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: OnlineShopper (

Brother MFC LED


If anyone knows how to fake out the toner sensor on this unit I would love to clued in.

This unit does all that it claims. Print is clear, crisp and relatively fast. Getting away from ink cartridges is nice, but not as advantageous as anticipated. I am on the fence about this purchase - see toner below

My biggest complaint is being held hostage by color toner cartridges. If any cartridge runs out, you cannot print - period. Irrespective of setting printer defaults to B/W or gray scale. For small office environment this will shut you down, AND since...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: TTLee (

It's pretty good, but not all that I wanted


It is a heavy piece of machinery! Newegg has been a great vendor.

Easy to set up. Good quality print & color. 2-sided printing takes some work, but it isn't too complicated - good prompts

Fax" seems to be the default mode and that has created some annoyances. Also cannot print or copy "to the edge" which was really something I wanted

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: mario (

Paper jams


Not very reliable. Causes frustrations. Not good for home-office. Scanning over network on Windows Server not available.

The first few times it was great. The document feeder handled 21 pages without any problems. Network fax, print, and scan from XP and 7

Document feeder jams or pulls too many sheets at once. Single sheet feeder jams. No scan or fax from Windows Server

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Lantard (

Great MFP for home use


I have really grown to like Brother products over the last few years, I have yet to be disappointed by one.

Great print quality, scanner produces decent scans and the software package is quite good for home use

Had something jammed near the paper feeder that was not allowing it to feed, but once we popped it loose everything started working great. Probably just got knocked around in shipping

May, 2010

Product Specifications

The MFC-9120CN is a compact and affordable digital color all-in-one solution which combines printing, copying, scanning and faxing into one powerful space-saving device. Delivering brilliant color output, you can produce impact presentations, flyers, brochures and other critical business documents. Enjoy the convenience of stand-alone copying and copy reduction or enlargement from 25-400%. With faxing, you have the flexibility of stand-alone faxing or sending faxes from your PC.


Max Copying Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:600 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:17ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:17ppm

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:8.66 in x 16 in
Standard Media Capacity:250sheets

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Fax Machine

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC


Max Supported Memory:576MB
Standard Memory:64MB


Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Scanner / Printer / Fax / Copier
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):25000impressions
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:LED
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

PC Connectivity

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


Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):17ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):17ppm
Max Resolution B/W:600 x 2400 dpi
Max Resolution Color:600 x 2400 dpi