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Brother MFC-260C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews of Brother MFC-260C. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the print quality and reliability. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, but comments about the size and noise are mixed. Some have doubts about the paper handling.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Brother MFC-260C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Brother MFC-260C


It's easy to use, once you get used to the scanner. x

Sep, 2010

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Brother MFC-260C


Compact,good speed and quality of printing in a home office situation.

Switch to put power off takes a bit of getting used to some times it works and sometimes it doesn't

Apr, 2010

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I purchased a different brand printer at more than double the price, and it started leaking and was no good after about 13 months, very dissapointing. I purchased this printer and it hasn't missed a beat in almost 2 1/2 years of heavy use. I'm really...

reliable, good quality regular printing, easy to use, has fax, copier, scanner etc. Quite compact. Good paper storage space. Very affordable, only cost me $140.

Not so good at photo printing, but for the price, I wouldn't expect that anyway.

Mar, 2010

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This multi function centre has all the bells and whistles. It prints quickly, does good quality photo prints. It has easy to install software which is also easy to use. It looks the part, even though we don't use the fax or picture bridge functions. My...

Does what it's supposed too, looks flashy, prints quickly, easy software.

paper jams

Feb, 2010

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Brother MFC-260C


I use it constantly

I cannot clean the blue. It prints in lines, and I have 'cleaned' it frequently, to no avail.

Jan, 2010

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Brother MFC-260C


Compact, good quality print and copy, very dependable, easy to use.

None - so far!

Nov, 2009

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Brother MFC-260C


this is a exellent machine recommend highly


Nov, 2009

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Brother MFC-260C


Good print quality. Good multifunction machine. Good value. Easy ink replacement

Autofeed AND scanned area is a bit narrow- my bank sends statements that are slightly wider than A4 Sending faxes can be a bit difficult Menu system of controls could be more intuitive. Now one needs to know the manual before starting.

Nov, 2009

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Brother MFC-260C


Cheap, easy to use, Good quality for price.

Doesn't hold enough paper.

Nov, 2009

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It's great. I only use it for home use but have found the scanning and copying functions great. I am surprised how much I use it for things other than just printing. I have never had a problem with it.

all in one machine - fax, printer, scanner, copier; individual colour cartridges so you use the whole colour up before it needs to be replaced; easy set-up; usb and sd card ports; flatbed or page feed; quite well priced; quality brand

it is a bit complicated to get used to the scanning functions adn things like using the page feed for copying, but OK after you've done it a couple of times with the instruction manual handy

Oct, 2009

Product Specifications


Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):20
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):18
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 1200
Maximum number of copies:99
N-in-1 copy function (N=):4
N-in-1 copy function (N=):4
N-in-1 function (N=):4
PC free copying: Yes

Energy Management

Power consumption (PowerSave):5


Auto reduction: Yes
Auto-redialing: Yes
Error Correction Mode (ECM): Yes
Fax broadcasting:90
Fax coding methods:JPEG, MH, MMR, MR
Fax forwarding: Yes
Fax memory:170
Fax speed (A4):6
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):40
Fax speed dialing, max numbers:40
Modem Speed:14.4

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:10
Standard input capacity:100

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Fax, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Print, Scan
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000/XP/Vista\nMac OS\nLinux
Dimensions (WxDxH):15.7 x 14.6 x 7.09
Ink drop:1.5 pl
Package dimensions (WxDxH):18.7 x 9.96 x 17.8
Scan speed:4

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:50

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:A4, A6
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Glossy paper, Plain paper, Transparencies


Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (average operating):32, 8
Power consumption (PowerSave):5


Maximum Resolution:6000 x 1200
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):27
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):22


Gray scale levels:256
Image formats supported:BMP, PNG
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 2400
Scan to:E-mail, File, OCR
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed


Bundled software:Brother MFL-Pro Suite\nBrother ControlCentre 3\nScanSoft Paperport 11 SE\nBrother ControlCentre 2 (Mac)\nNewSoft Presto! PageManager 7 (Mac)


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, MMC, MS Pro, SD, xD
Internal memory:16

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:24.3