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Brother MFC-J425W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of Brother MFC-J425W. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviews about the print quality and performance are overall positive. The noise and price are also appreciated, whereas the reliability and durability get less positive comments. Opinions are divided on 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-J425W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Brother MFC-J425W from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Printers on Comments about the print quality and performance are overall positive. The noise and price also get good feedback. Views are divided on the connectivity.

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96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother Printer MFCJ425W Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner, Copier and FaxBrother Printer MFCJ425W Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax

May, 2018

Expert review by : Tony Hoffman (

Brother MFC-J425w


Product not yet reviewed by PCMag Editors.

The Brother MFC-J425w sells for $99.99 direct and includes a 1-year limited warranty.

Oct, 2011

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Low Cost - Good Performance


Low Cost, Fairly Fast Printing, Ink seems to last a good amount of time, Wireless function works great, Document feeder works fine ; This loaded easily for me and the wireless connected quickly and has stayed connected ; I decided to try a Brother Ink...

After it makes a copy, it does a little shuffle of the print head that makes you wait to start the next copy. It's not a Big Deal, but it does make you wait and waste some time if you are in a hurry

Oct, 2013

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Workhore Printer/Scanner/Copier


I have printer maybe 100 pages - all flawlessly. The ink system here is very robust, very clean, and it seems like Brother did a good job of designing a system not prone to ink dry-ups. Also, Brother ink seems to be notably cheaper than that of other...

It's probably easy to link this to the network, but I still haven't been able to do so, though I haven't tried very hard since the wired connectivity works so well ; Also, Airprint would be a great feature if you have success linking this printer to...

Aug, 2013

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Win 7-64...Look Elsewhere


Save yourself the hassle and look elsewhere...unless you really don't value your time.

I did finally get it to work...after 3 hours of aggravation

Absolutely the worst driver installation experience in a long time. Despite downloading latest version from their web site ; The install was on a clean, brand new Win7-64 build so no excuse for conflicts. Totally flakey software: just unaccepable for a...

May, 2013

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Decent printer


Really good printer for everyday home/office use.

Print quality is excellent and wireless setup was easy. Very simple to use. Separate ink cartridges for each colour

Printing with Photo Paper seems to cause paper jam

May, 2013

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It is sure nice to have a brother!


Bought it on sale, and purchased the extended warranty, best hundred bucks I spent in a while

Ease of use, print's fast and accurately, easy to set up, affordable, wireless and works great with my iPhone5

None yet

Mar, 2013

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Best printer for the money


Use WiFi or you will have to buy Ethernet cable not a con though. You should have WiFi its 2013 lol

So easy... It took me a half hour to set up and print scan so so easy... Did I say easy lol I'm a network specialist and if they keep making it this easy I'm going to be out of a job. Good Job Brother


Feb, 2013

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Robocop transfor


make it lighter and more slim if possible for the nex next generation of brother printer

Is perfect does everything, but nothins is perfect

ink, noise as robocop, duplex get stuck, 4 time office line cant connect wirelles fix

Feb, 2013

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Brother MFC-J425w


It looks good on the desk, no complaints.

Competitive pricing. Wireless set-up was very easy for both my PC and Macbook Pro. The cartridges are easy to get refilled

Does not ship with a USB cable. Not a big deal

Feb, 2013

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Nice Printer


Surprised at how fast it prints.

Easy setup. A caveman can do it. Excellent scanning Paperport software ; Easy to set up an adhock network. An like every printer I've had from Brother, it just works

had a little bit of trouble with the password setup. It won't take just any WPA2 password

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications


Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):22
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):20
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 1200
Maximum number of copies:99


Display Diagonal:1.9
Touch screen: No


Fax broadcasting:90
Fax coding methods:JPEG, MH, MR
Fax delayed sending: Yes
Fax dual access: Yes
Fax memory:200
Fax Speed:6
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):40
Fax speed dialing, max numbers:40
Fax transmission speed:6
Modem Speed:14.4

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:20
Maximum input capacity:100
Number of standard paper trays:1
Paper input type:Paper tray
Standard input capacity:100


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Network printing methods:IPv4 ARP, RARP, BOOTP, DHCP, APIPA (Auto IP), WINS/NetBIOS name resolution, DNS Resolver, mDNS, LLMNR responder, LPR/LPD, Custom Raw Port/Port9100, FTP Server, SNMPv1/v2c, TFTP server, ICMP, Web Services (Print/Scan)
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, WPA-AES, WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP, WPA2-PSK
Supported network protocols (IPv4):Y
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Digital sender, Fax, Print, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7, 2000, XP, Vista\nMac OS X 10.4.11, 10.5.X, 10.6.X
Dimensions (WxDxH):15.9 x 14.9 x 7.09
Network ready: Yes
Package dimensions (WxDxH):18.9 x 10 x 18.3

Paper Handling

Envelopes sizes:10, DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Photo paper sizes:4x6, 5x7
Standard tray media types:Envelopes
Standard tray media weight:64 - 220


Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:Y
Duplex functions:copy, print
Duplex printing modes:Manual
Faxing:Colour faxing
Maximum duty cycle:2500
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0, Wireless LAN


DVD/CD printing: Yes
Maximum Resolution:6000 x 1200
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):33
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):26


Maximum scan area:Legal (216 x 356)
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400
Scan type:ADF
Scanner Type:ADF


Bundled software:PAPERPORT 12SE (WIN) & PAGE MANAGER (MAC)
Drivers included: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes


Card reader integrated: No
Internal memory:40

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:384.5