Users who do heavy photo printing and also want a compact and affordable machine with multifunction features will probably find a lot to like in the Brother MFC-250C. It has fast printing speeds of 27 pages per minute for monochrome and 22 pages per minute for color, and its affordable Brother MFC-250C ink makes it a very economical solution for the home or small office user on a budget. For larger offices, a WorkCentre C2424 might be a better choice due to its high-yielding Xerox 108R00661 ink.
With large page yields, Brother MFC-250C ink cartridges have a low cost per page. The fact that Brother MFC-250C inkjet cartridges are separated into individual colors helps reduce wasted ink, which saves the user money and helps promote a cleaner environment. Some printers use only 2 cartridges of ink, like HP 60 Black ink and tricolor. Maximum scanning resolution is 2400 dpi, and maximum printing resolution is 1200 dpi. The unit measures 5.9 inches by 15.4 inches by 14.4 inches, and weighs only 15.7 pounds.
The machine can print, scan, copy, and fax. One thing to note is that it can perform virtually all of these functions in standalone mode, without a computer. It can copy and fax in standalone, and can even print photos directly from a memory card or thumb drive from the memory card slots and USB port located on the front of the machine. Scanning, of course, requires a computer, but multiple scanning destinations are available from the front panel, including scan-to-email or scan-to-hard drive.
TrustedReviews.com gave the Brother MFC-250C inkjet a rating of 7 out of 10. They found its affordable upfront price and feature set to be impressive. They also liked its memory card slots and color LCD display for printing photos directly from the machine. They found its printing speeds to be much lower than expected, however. For consumers in need of faster speeds, a laser printer might be more suitable.
Overall, the Brother MFC-250C is an excellent multifunction printer with a lot of photo printing options. Home or small office users will find its compact size appealing, as long as its slow faxing speeds are not an issue.
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