The Brother MFC-8420 laser printer is designed for the small or medium office environment. Its fast speeds and excellent print quality are impressive, but its high price and bulky frame may turn some buyers away.
The Brother MFC-8420 laser printer is a multifunction device capable of printing, faxing, copying, and scanning. This allows it to replace multiple machines in an office in many cases, which might make up for its bulky frame. The unit measures 18.8 inches by 21.3 inches by 17.8 inches (HWD) and weighs 36.6 pounds. Its design is bulkier than most multifunction devices, and its large scanning unit seems perched precariously on top of the printing and paper unit.
The control panel is very well-designed, with function buttons for every major task that make it very intuitive to use. The unit can operate as a standalone copy machine and fax machine, without needing to be connected to a computer. It connect to a computer over parallel or USB, but lacks built-in networking, making it more useful in a larger office as a copy and fax machine than a printer. Still, it can be shared across a network with either a print server or a computer acting as a host.
Standard Brother MFC-8420 toner cartridges have a capacity of 3,300 pages, while the high-yield laser toner cartridges have a capacity of 6,500 pages. Despite its high upfront price, printer toner cartridges are very affordable, meaning that it could end up costing the user less over the lifetime of the machine.
Print speed is very fast, at up to 17 pages per minute. Copies print at the same speed, minus scanning times. Print quality is generally very good. Text is sharp and detailed, though graphics quality is below average.
Overall, users who need a multifunction device and don't mind the lack of faxing and network support will find a lot to like in the Brother MFC-8420, as long as the upfront price doesn't turn them away.
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