Home and small office users who need a versatile multifunction device with excellent color photo printing will find a lot to like in the Brother MFC-420CN. With its compact size and affordable price, it should be very appealing to users on a budget, especially those who work in tight spaces. Print speeds are fast, at around 15 pages per minute for color and 20 pages per minute for black. Brother MFC-420CN ink cartridges are affordably-priced, and give a very low cost per page.
The black Brother MFC-420CN ink cartridge has a capacity of either 500 pages or 900 pages, depending on the whether users opt for the standard or high-yield version. Each color Brother MFC-420CN inkjet cartridge has a capacity of 400 pages. With such large capacities, the cost per page is very low, which is even more important than a low upfront price when considering the total cost of a printer over its lifetime.
One of the most convenient features of the Brother MFC-420CN is its built-in ethernet networking port. This allows the machine to be easily shared across a small network of users, who can then access most of its features remotely. The unit can also be connected via USB 2.0 if desired, and most of its features, such as copying and faxing, can be used in standalone mode, without the need for a computer at all.
In their professional review of the Brother MFC-420CN inkjet, Cnet praised its affordable price, its compact design, and its excellent color and monochrome print quality. However, they found its input paper capacity to be a bit limited, and its overall build quality to be a little flimsy.
Overall, the Brother MFC-420CN makes an excellent networkable office machine. Small office users will appreciate its compact design, its affordable upfront price, and its affordable ink prices, which contribute to very low operating costs over the life of the machine.
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.
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