The Brother MFC-7420 is a monochrome laser printer with multifunctional capabilities, designed for the small or medium office environment. Its fast speeds, compact size, and large feature set make it a great choice for the office with limited space. If the price is a little higher than you want to pay, the Brother MFC-7340 toner printer has comparable features but at a fraction of the cost.
The MFC-7420 is a very compact unit, especially given its many features. It measures only 17 inches x 16 inches x 12 inches and weighs only 28.5 pounds. Its small footprint and light weight means it is easy to move into place and easy to fit into tight spaces.
The MFC-7420 can print, scan, copy, and fax. Even though the printing engine is only monochrome, the unit does support color scanning at resolutions up to 2400. Scanning can be done either with the flatbed scanning surface or using the automatic document feeder, which has a capacity of 35 pages for automatic scanning of multi-page documents. The included software has an OCR (optical character recognition) component, allowing users to convert scanned documents into editable, searchable text. This is particularly good for archiving old paper documents into digital equivalents. Scans can be sent from the unit directly to email or a networked computer for even more convenience.
Print speeds are very fast, at around 20 pages per minute. Print quality is very good. Text is above average, with some lightness appearing on some fonts. Graphics quality is average for a laser printer, not overly impressive, but adequate. A small office with limited space will find a lot to like in the MFC-7420. It can replace the functions of multiple machines with much less bulk and a much lower price. Consolidating many features into one machine also means lower energy costs and fewer printer toner cartridges to replace.
The printer comes with a Brother MFC-7420 toner cartridge with a capacity of only 1,500 pages. Starter laser toner cartridges will get used up quickly with even a small network. The replacement Brother MFC-7420 toner capacity is 2,500 pages, so later replacements will be less frequent.
Overall, the Brother MFC-7420 is a great choice for the small office, and handles its many functions very well. Its many scanning features and good print quality are impressive for the price.
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