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Brother MFC3220C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the paper handling and performance. The usability and value for money are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative views about the noise and build quality.

value for money, usability, performance, paper handling

reliability, build quality, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC3220C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 59/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 138 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of Brother MFC3220C from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on


0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Consumer review by: review summary for Brother MFC3220C


alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 user reviews of Brother MFC3220C from The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on

value for money, usability, performance, paper handling, multifunction

reliability, build quality

33% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Brother MFC3220C Color InkJet Multifunction

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Bad Investment


good when it's

it works sometimes


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If you have important deadlines dont count on Brother


It's printed normal un-important stuff

Puts you in a stressful situation when "error 41" shows up

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Horrible Ink-Glutton


I have never seen a printer consume ink like this one does. Cartridges have to be replaced several times per year even if you do only minimal printing (10 pgs/month) because it uses the ink when it goes through its lengthy cleaning process. I will...

Fair Quality

Uses more ink cleaning than printing. When one cartridge is empty you can't print at all

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Okay For a while


I purchased this unit in Dec 2003. I thought how nice to be able to do everything with one machine, but to my disappointment the machine let me done and quick. I had the machine 6 mos, anf that error 41 showed up. Called tech support and they were...

Different ink carts

Errors, cleans often

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Monthly $50.00 ransom in ink costs.


Great machine. Except for the fact that if one of the four ink tanks is dry, NOTHING WORKS UNTIL YOU REPLACE IT (not even outbound faxes!) And here's the kicker --- it's designed to burn a little ink regularly in its "cleaning" process, whether it has...

Fast and well featured

Eats you alive on ink costs

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Machine Error 41 - printhead clogged up


I had purchased two different models of Brother all-in-one machines. One of them is MFC3220C and the other one was also MFC model and I forgot the model number. The machines I purchased had issue with "Machine Error 41" error. This error is displayed...

I can't think of any good things about this machine

Error code 41, printhead clogged up all the time

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Product Specifications

The MFC-3220C is a 5-in-1 color multi-function center that combines performance, connectivity and reliability. This inkjet machine can print, copy, scan and fax in full color. With photo-quality printing up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi and up to 14ppm black or 12ppm color printing, the MFC-3220C works with Windows and Mac. It features 8MB total memory (up to 200 pages), USB 2.0 interface and up to 20 page auto document feeder.


Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:12ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:10ppm

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:100sheets

Fax Machine

Max Transmission Speed:14.4Kbps
PC Faxing: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC


Standard Memory:8MB

Office Machine

Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Hi-Speed USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Max Printing Speed B/W:14ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):14ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:12ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):12ppm
Max Resolution B/W:4800 x 1200 dpi
Max Resolution Color:4800 x 1200 dpi