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Brother MFC-9450CDN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews of Brother MFC-9450CDN. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the print quality and design. The price and usability are also appreciated. The paper handling and durability get mixed views. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-9450CDN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother MFC-9450CDN

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Brother MFC-9450CDN from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the price. The usability also gets good feedback.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother MFC9465CDN High Speed Colour Laser Multifunction Printer With Automatic Duplex & FaxBrother MFC9465CDN High Speed Colour Laser Multifunction Printer With Automatic Duplex & Fax

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Susan Silvius (pcworld.com)

MFC-9450CDN

 

Brother's MFC-9450CDN color laser multifunction printer juggles speed, features, output quality, and design well enough to be a worthy choice for most small offices or small workgroups. The only people it is likely to disappoint are those who need...

Fast; low purchase price Autoduplexing included

Pale, yellowish color prints Lack of detail in color scans

Brother's MFC-9450CDN offers speed, features, and economy along with tolerable shortcomings. It's well worth considering for a small office that doesn't need high-quality color graphics

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: John Breeden II (gcn.com)

Brother MFC-9450CDN

 

The 9450 prints flawless text, and can be trusted to print your best text documents, even those enhanced with spot color or graphics.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Susan Silvius (goodgearguide.com.au)

Brother MFC-9450CDN colour laser MFP

 

Brother produces another good quality colour laser multifunction printer.

Fast, low purchase price, autoduplexing included

Pale color prints, Lack of detail in color scans

Brother's MFC-9450CDN offers speed, features, and economy along with tolerable shortcomings. It's well worth considering for a small office that doesn't need high-quality colour graphics.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Susan Silvius (techadvisor.co.uk)

Brother MFC-9450CDN review

 

The only people the Brother MFC-9450CDN is likely to disappoint are those who need sophisticated colour imaging.

The Brother MFC-9450CDN offers speed, features, and economy along with tolerable shortcomings. It's well worth considering for a small office that doesn't need high-quality colour graphics.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

Brother MFC-9450CDN printer

 

The Brother MFC-9450CDN offers speed, features, and economy along with tolerable shortcomings. It's well worth considering for a small office that doesn't need high-quality colour graphics.

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: roadworrier (newegg.com)

Great Printer

 

Owned this just over a year. No trouble to speak of. Prints fast, prints good color, nice it has a toner save option (use this most of the time). Double sided printing is great, interaction with computers for scanning is cool. More features than I've used

Software suite's interface is a little heavy and non-standard, but it works

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Can not be installed on a print server

 

Do not purchase if you want to install on Windows 2003 Server. This devise has it's own internal print server and some of the most important settings can not be managed via the print server with out installing all the software on every individual...

Has a lot of functionality if you don't need advanced settings

We use a Windows 2003 print server to manage all printers at my location. This device was purchased because it had the ability to be networked serving multiple purposes, i.e. it can be kept in a secure location for specific people to print to. The...

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Sorti (newegg.com)

No Duplexing for scanning, faxing or copies

 

The scan to ftp works best with my Samba file servers. I setup two windows 7 64 bit stations with what came with the printer then downloaded the updated full windows 7 (64bit) drivers, the scan to PC feature would work for a while then stop, with the...

Supports windows 7, duplex printing is nice, the output quality and speed are a big improvement over my decade old Tektronix phase 550 that recently died ; The non duplex ADF is not bad, I ran through some random stuff to test it out and it was 40...

After printing my 7th page, I got an error about "No Waste Toner ; To get to the perfectly brand new waste toner, I had to remove the two removable parts above it, the Belt and Drum Units, 3 times to clear out this bogus error message, plus several...

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: drWord (newegg.com)

A winner on all points

 

Came to this machine reluctant and skeptic from really bad experience with bottom-of-line Brother mono laser MFC (7820N), which did nothing well (setup, network operations--print, fax, copy--all). But other users & reviews pushed me, Newegg's sale...

Points: easy install (and my network is complex and Norton-walled), well-documented setup that covers most all bases

Not really a con, but a caution: most color lasers are heavy; this one's no exception (75 lbs)

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: JLofty (newegg.com)

True Network Scanning!!

 

I am buying another for a diff workgroup in my company right now actually.

The basic stuff is all good. Prints swell, faxes swell. But the thing I really like about this MFC, is it lets you scan from an IP. Meaning the scanning function works over, uses TCP/IP. Not the usb like most of these MFC's, or conversely installing...

None. I have had tremendous success with Brother machines over the years (I am an IT sysadmin/Mgr.) Don't know why more printer companies don't do this scan over IP

Jun, 2009

Product Specifications

The MFC-9450CDN is an affordable, network-ready color laser all-in-one suitable for any home office or small/medium sized business. It features automatic duplex (2-sided) printing combined with faxing, convenient color flatbed copying and scanning in one convenient, integrated device.

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Copying

Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):16 / 17
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):16 / 17
Max Copying Speed B/W:17ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:17ppm
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 600
Maximum number of copies:99
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4, 16, 25 / 4, 9, 16, 25
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4, 16, 25 / 4, 9, 16, 25
N-in-1 function (N=):2, 4, 16, 25 / 4, 9, 16, 25
PC free copying: Yes
Time to first copy (black, normal):21
Time to first copy (color, normal):23

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:19.2in
Height:19in
Weight:72.5lbs
Width:17in

Display

Character display:16
Display:LCD
Display number of characters:16
Display number of lines:2
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:300sheets

Energy Management

Power consumption (active):495
Power consumption (PowerSave):95
Power consumption (standby):28 / 95
Power consumption (typical):495 / 95

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Fax

Auto reduction: Yes
Auto-redialing: Yes
Error Correction Mode (ECM): Yes
Fax broadcasting:366
Fax coding methods:JBIG, JPEG, MH, MMR, MR
Fax forwarding: Yes
Fax memory:400 / 500
Modem Speed:33.6

Fax Machine

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

Header

Manufacturer:Brother
Model:9450CDN
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:35
Maximum input capacity:500
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:50
Standard input capacity:250

Memory

Max Supported Memory:576MB
Standard Memory:64MB

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Security algorithms:SSL/TLS
Supported network protocols (IPv4):ARP, RARP, BOOTP, DHCP, APIPA (Auto IP), WINS, NetBIOS, DNS, mDNS, LPR / LPD, Custom Raw Port/Port9100, IPP, IPPS, FTP Server, SSL / TLS, POP SMTP, SMTP-AUTH, TELNET, SNMPv1 / TCP/IP (IPv4 & IPv6)
Supported network protocols (IPv6):NDP, RA, DNS, mDNS, LPR / LPD, Custom Raw Port/Port9100, IPP, IPPS, FTP Server, SSL / TLS, POP SMTP, SMTP-AUTH, TELNET, SNMPv1
Wi-Fi: No

Office Machine

Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):35000impressions
Printing Output Type:Color
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):50 - 90.5
Operating temperature range (T-T):50 - 90.5

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Fax, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan / copy, print / Copy, Print, Scan
Compatible operating systems:- Linux\n- Mac OS X 10.4.11 +\n- Windows 7 / Vista / XP / 2000 Professional / Server 2003 / Server 2008 / Server 2008 R2 / Linux;\nMac OS X 10.2.4 +;\nWindows 2000 Professional;\nWindows XP Home;\nWindows XP Professional (32 & 64 bit);\nWindows Server 2003 (32 & 64 bit);\nWindows Vista / Win 2000,XP,Vista,Server 2003,2008\nMac OS X10.2 +\nLinux / Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Server 2003/2008.\nMac OS X(10.2 +), Linux / Windows/Mac OS
Dimensions (WxDxH):17 x 19 x 19.2 / 17 x 19.2 x 19
Emulations:PCL-6/BR-Script 3 / PCL6 & BR-Script 3 (PostScript 3) / PCL6, BR-3 (PostScript 3) / PCL6, BR-Script 3
Maximum internal memory:0.56 / 0.576
Network ready: Yes
Networking features:10/100 Base-TX / Fast Ethernet
Package dimensions (WxDxH):22.3 x 24.2 x 28.2
Standard media sizes:JISB5

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
JIS B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Media weight (tray 1):60 - 105 g/m2
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight:60 - 163
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Folio, Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Bond paper, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Transparencies / Bond paper, Envelopes, Labels, Recycled paper / Envelopes, Plain paper / Plain Paper
Standard tray media weight:60 - 105

PC Connectivity

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

Performance

Built-in processor:NEC VR5500
Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:Print
Faxing:Colour faxing / Mono faxing
Maximum duty cycle:3000 / 35000
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Laser
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Processor frequency:300
Recommended duty cycle:500
Scanning:Colour scanning / Mono scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (average operating):495 / 95
Power consumption (PowerSave):95
Power consumption (standby):28 / 95

Printing

Duplex print speed (Black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):7
Max Printing Speed B/W:21ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):21ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:21ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):21ppm
Max Resolution B/W:2400 x 600 dpi
Max Resolution Color:2400 x 600 dpi
Maximum Resolution:2400 x 600
Print quality (color, normal quality):2400 x 600
Print resolution (color, normal quality):2400 x 600
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):20 / 21
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):20 / 21
Secure printing: Yes
Standard printer languages:BR-Script 3, PCL 6 / PCL 6, PostScript 3
Time to first page (black, normal):16
Time to first page (color, normal):16 / 17
Warm-up time:33 / 35

Scanning

Gray scale levels:256
Image formats supported:BMP / BMP, JPG, TIF
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400
Scan technology:CIS
Scan to:FTP, OCR, USB
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed

Software

Bundled software:ScanSoft PaperPort (Windows)\nNewSoft Presto! PageManager (Mac)

Sound Emission

Copying noise level:54.5
Noise level (idle):30
Print noise level:30 / 54.5
Printing noise level:30 / 54.5

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Internal memory:64

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:88
Weight:1174.6 / 73.4