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Brother Multi-Function Center® MFC-420CN InkJet Printer

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Brother Multi-Function Center® MFC-420CN InkJet Printer. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the print quality and multifunction. The size and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the ink consumption and paper handling.

usability, price, size, multifunction, print quality

performance, durability, reliability, paper handling, ink consumption

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother Multi-Function Center® MFC-420CN InkJet Printer is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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Disappointed in Ink Usage


Compact, document feed, nice print quality

Unit shuts down when any ink cartridge is low/out.

Nov, 2007

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This printer is GARBAGE!


Network ready

Drinks ink daily, head will dry fast, made with many cheap and fragile plastic parts

Nov, 2007

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I am my Brother('s) 420CN Keeper


EASY to use for fax, copy and scan. Also has photo capture.

Slow printing of faxes and copied papers.

Oct, 2007

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Brother 420CN is a real Piece of Junk -


Good for a few days.

A real Piece of Junk.

Oct, 2007

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Warning: Severe design defects


Works OK as a basic printer with predictable inkjet quality. Cartridges easy to refill.

Advanced features let you down. On-screen menus are tiny/non-intuitive. Bad tech support.

Sep, 2007

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Useful, a bargain - can't go wrong


ease of use, ease of installation, price, quality for its price point

ink management, nothing else.

Sep, 2007

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Aggravating with special papers


good quality and speed on regular paper

jams with special papers ; won't print if one color is out

Aug, 2007

Consumer review (

Brother MFC-420CN


Nice, compact

Scanner lamp burns just after one year

Aug, 2007

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con artist game


price and features

ink usage, ink empty message when there is ink

May, 2007

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THE WORST thing I have ever bought


It can be an okay copier

Scanner does not work unless you buy additional scanner software

Apr, 2007