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Brother MFC-9450CDN

Brother MFC-9450CDN
alaScore 80

40 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and print quality are on the whole positive. The usability and performance also get good reviews. Many are critical about the paper handling.

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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 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 40 reviews)

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Terrible product


The color print quality is very bad. Browns are printed as pink, dark blue is printed as light blue, colors are generally washed out. Drum is for ever getting spots on it that show on printouts. Avoid this printer

Easy to use, Control panel, Connectivity

Performance, Usability, Value for money, Build quality, Size, Noise, Reliability, Print quality, Paper handling, Multifunction, Ink consumption, Unreliable

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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

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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.


Consumer review by:

Terrible Color printing, good scanner, good B7W printer


Avoid this printer

Good scanner, good B&W printing

Color printing is terrible. Light brown comes out as pink, dark blue comes out as light blue, all colors are washed out. The drum gets scored easily giving spots on every page printed

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Brother MFC-9450CDN


Must be OK because Im buying another one to use for the next 2 1/2 years before it gets too ill and gets dumped again.

Full color, automatic duplexing. Duplex mode jammed only once in 2 years. Nice for a cheap machine. I could not and still cannot find similar units at around the $550 (street) price level. Actually ran into this review site while shopping for a second...

Super slow for first page out, seems like 3 minutes or more. Very slow when running automatic duplex. However, doing "set and forget" duplex is worth it. Beats printing one side then setting up to print and babysit the second side of the same page....

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Brother MFC-9450CDN


Useless printer!

Scanning to email

It does not print, 1 out of 10 times it will become warm enough to start printing. Print unpossible is mostly displayed

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Brother MFC-9450CDN


Why would Susan rate this well when she stated that the prints are sub-par? What good is ease of use when it prints like doo-doo? Take a pass.

Easy to set up with wizards. Wirelessly

Muddy prints. Slow to warm up. The PC World editor stated 'yellowish prints', how in the world would this get a better rating than the Canon when the prints look like you-know-what is beyond me. We buy a printer to print, a laser printer to print...

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Amazon review summary for Brother MFC-9450CDN


alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Brother MFC-9450CDN from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on

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78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Consumer review by:

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

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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...

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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...

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.


Max Copying Speed B/W:17ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:17ppm

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

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

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: 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

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

PC Connectivity

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


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