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Brother MFC-295CN

Brother MFC-295CN
alaScore 80

99 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the multifunction and design. The print quality and usability also get good comments, whereas there are some mixed views about the paper handling and performance.

price, usability, print quality, design, multifunction

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-295CN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of Brother MFC-295CN from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on

price, usability, print quality, multifunction, design

64% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Brother MFC-295CN Color Inkjet Multifunction Center for Home/Office

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Brother MFC-295CN


If print quality and fax capabilities are important (and speed and Wi-Fi are not), this color-inkjet all-in-one could be a sensible choice for a budget home user.

Low purchase price; good print quality; built-in Ethernet port; fax capabilities

Slow print speeds; higher-than-usual print costs; text-only LCD; lacks Wi-Fi

The Brother MFC-295CN is a bundle of contradictions. It has decent print quality when operating in the normal print mode, but it's very slow. It has a built-in Ethernet port, but it lacks Wi-Fi. It has fax capabilities, but it provides only a tiny,...

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Brother MFC-295cn Color Inkjet All-in-One Printer with Fax and Networking


Maxell’s Encore EN-5 offer a rich, full sound for an affordable price, beating out nearly all of the headphones in the test. However, our testers didn’t think they were very comfortable, nor did this pair do a good job staying put during use....


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Brother MFC-295CN [Review]


This network-enabled photo MFD is as suitable for home as it is for office

Good print quality in normal mode, fast print speeds in fast mode, decent scanner, Ethernet, decent looks, good bundled software, standalone Fax

Slightly skewed text prints in the fast mode, reddish hue in photo prints

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OH brother... Don't even bother with this piece of garbage..

I printed 5 pages out of this thing =D

then it was empty on ink. Meanwhile, i look for ink in the cartridge, and what do you know, there's PLENTY of it ; Prints in color, but not black

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Brother--More Like, 'Bother'


I bought this in spite of it's ridiculously low price, due to some familiarity with Brother printers having pretty good color correctness. I bought some aftermarket ink hoping to safely refill the stock ink carts with it. Maybe that'll help.

Good speed (at normal quality) ; Precise sheet feeding ; Good resolution ; LAN & USB can be used simultaneously

Washed-out printing (especially warmer tones like red) ; NOTE: 'Internet Hearsay'--In my research, I found many independent online reviews that report that you have to have ink in the black ink cart to make the others print ; Other experience with...

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Generic Ink


This is a mediocre device, EXCEPT you can get CHEAP generic ink carts. For this and Linux support, I'd buy again in a heartbeat.

Accepts Cheap Generic Ink Refills ; Linux Drivers

Slow ; Scanning options are limited

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Budget MFC. Watch out Mac.


If scanning is a serious thing and you own a mac, consider others. I dont ever scan to my computer so to me it does not matter. Took me about 15 minutes to figure out that was causing the slowdown. An average Mac user would never figure it out.

Prints at decent speeds. Ability to use aftermarket carts. Does scanning well. Lots of options for price point

Mac scanning engine that was installed on my macbook by the CD makes my processor pin at 100% all the time. Not aware of a fix yet

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Great Printer for the Price Point!


I needed a printer becuase it just wasn't worth replacing ink for my old one. (Lexmark Z705) I chose this model for it's simplicity. I'm no big fan of onboard touch sreens, in my opinion it just leads to more that can go wrong later ; The design is...

No cons yet. I personally tested all functions and this printer performs to expectations

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Ink Scam


Too bad, if the ink tanks were LC51bk,c,m,y they would have been a excellent deal, .79 per ml but alas, that was previous years tanks and since the volume isnt printed on the carton or anywhere, they could pinch you without you knowing because the...

I considered buying this MFC-295cn ; But didn't ; see Cons

Before I purchase a printer, I evaluate the cost of the ink not page yield On 6-30-10 I called Brother directly 1-877-552-6255 and got Tiffany in tech support and asked, "what is the ml in the LC61bk and LC61c,m,y tanks? after being on hold for 7...

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Brother MFC series MFC-295CN Up to 33 ppm 6000 x 1200 dpi InkJet MFC / All-In-One Color Printer


Haven't used the fax yet. The kids love it for school reports and the replacement carterages are inexpensive.

Works great, easy to use even independent of my computer. Inexpensive cartrage replacement. Great for reports, etc

Color reproduction on pictures is a bit dull, but for the


Product Specifications

Built-in Ethernet network interface enables sharing of the MFC-295cn on a network. Also, includes unattended fax, copy, or scan using the auto document feeder. This all-in-one can print, copy, scan and fax. Help improve your productivity with fast print speeds up to 33ppm black and 27ppm color.