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The Brother MFC-295CN multifunction printer with a great mix of features in a compact size. It also includes a built-in ethernet port for connecting to a network. Brother MFC-295CN ink is fairly inexpensive, and print speeds are decent. Rated speeds are 33 pages per minute for monochrome and 27 pages per minute for color.
Since ink costs are an ongoing expense, it pays to find a printer with affordable ink. The Brother MFC-295CN inkjet cartridges have individual color tanks that make it easy to replace only the empty colors, saving money for the user. However, Brother MFC-295CN ink cartridges are a little smaller on capacity than some of Brother's models, giving it a little higher cost per page. Smaller than many multifunction devices, it measures only 7.1 inches by 15.4 inches by 14.8 inches (HWD) and weighs 17.2 pounds.
The Brother MFC-295CN includes printing, scanning, copying, and faxing capabilities, and its copying and faxing can be done standalone, without a computer. In fact, using the memory card slots, USB port, or PictBridge-enable camera, allows users to print photos in standalone mode as well, for easy photo printing. The built-in ethernet port allows it to be easily connected and shared across a small network of computers. The limited paper capacity and ink capacity won't handle a large number of shared users, however.
In their review of the Brother MFC-295CN inkjet, Computer Shopper liked its print quality and network connectivity, as well as its affordable price. They disliked its slow speeds and felt that its ink costs were a bit higher than the competition. They recommend calculating ink costs against competing models before purchasing.
Overall, home and small office users who need multifunction features and network connectivity should give the Brother MFC-295CN a look. Its slow printing and faxing speeds could be a problem for busy users, but its affordable price is hard to beat for its feature set.
Based on our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Ink Technologies will accept returns of compatible or remanufactured ink and toner cartridges for full credit if the returned product has a valid return authorization number and is received in our warehouse within 6 months of the original shipping date. If there is a confirmed print quality issue, only 1 set of opened products will be accepted for credit returns, and only if less than 30% of the ink or toner has been used.
Ink Technologies will replace defective compatible or remanufactured products free of charge if the products are returned within 1 year of the original ship date, and provide a return shipping tag for return of the product.