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Brother MFC-J220

Brother MFC-J220
alaScore 77

214 reviews

Apr, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 214 reviews of Brother MFC-J220. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The performance and price also get good opinions.

usability, price, performance, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-J220 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Brother MFC-J220 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Printers on People are impressed by the design and noise. The performance and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, performance, noise, design

71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Brother Black Compact Inkjet All-in-One with Fax for the Small or Home Office User (MFCJ220)

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: trompfy (

A fabulous Home Office Printer


The MFC-J220 is a really nice printer. It's features are endless, the build quality is superb, and it's incredibly reliable. It looks great too and is perfect for a small home office.

It is very compact and it can easily fit into a small room without taking up too much space

It isn't wireless so you need to use a separate ethernet cable, which is very annoying

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (

Only keep it now in case I need to fax


Like most inkjet printers I have bought, this one only included nearly empty cartridges so you will have to replace them all right away.

Price was good for the features this printer has. Until the black quit working print quality was decent if you set the print quality to fine

If you only occasionally need a printer do not buy an inkjet. It doesn't take long to pay way more for cartridges than the machine originally cost. This one has an automatic cleaning process that uses up the ink pretty fast even if you do not use it...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Earthgirl Rising (

Good machine for personal use.


It\'s a nice low profile machine for personal\/home use. Sleek and attractive unit. I don\'t think it\'s all that great for printing photos though. The color seems dull.

Clean Replacement","Dries Quickly","Easy to Replace

Dull Tones & Colors

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (

Phased obsolescence in vogue at Brother


The black ink head on my printer is permanently clogged, despite regular cleaning cycles which used a good deal of ink. I've had this MFC for about 1.5 years, and will now either toss it in the trash or use it as a huge, unwieldy scanner only because...

Fine scanner

Ugly, clunky software ; Uses large quantity of ink for cleaning ; Broke quickly

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Old and Slow (

The last me me should have been 5 eggs


Super all-in-one machine.

Needed to add this review to correct the egg rating, It should have been 5 Golden eggs


Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Old and Slow (

Excellent all the way.


I'm trying two different printers for ink usage. One I ordered off brand ink that didn't prove out. Waiting for return label for two cartridges. For this Brother I ordered extras (brand name) with the printer.

I have three printers, this is the best of the lot

None yet

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: JiGsy (

Not Bad...


The USB port is hidden inside the machine, but has a wire cutout leading to the back. This unit is not Ethernet compatible; the pictured cable is a telephone cable, for faxing.

Came with all 4 std. (LC61), vacuum packed, ink cartridges. It's very Linux friendly. Rpm and Debian drivers for the scanner, printer, and fax, are on Brother's website; mine is working fine with Ubuntu. Mine prints photos fine, directly from an SD...

A USB cable is not included. Color printouts/photos are quite obviously not pigment-ink quality ($), but plenty reasonable. Unit must be manually switched into Fax or Scan mode, in order to print from PC

May, 2012

Consumer review by: john (



works great easy to use


Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Mark123 (

Brother MFCJ220 Multifunction Printer


Good product, only complaint is initial power-up & cleaning cycle takes forever.... like 4 minutes long--- otherwise good print speed and functionality

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Vinny (

Great all around one solution printer


I was looking for a simple low cost reliable single solution for general office work which included some photo printing, presentation printing, copy, fax and scanning. This is a perfect little printer and has amazingly good photo quality for it's...

None that I can think of

Feb, 2011