We actually found ourselves squinting to read the tiny characters during our lab tests. Aesthetically speaking, the boxy shape and drab color can’t keep up with its competitors’ modern designs, and although the print quality improves from other Brother printers we’ve tested, you can spend the same and get the Canon Pixma MX , a more versatile printer with a color LCD. The MFCC seems to take much of its aesthetic influence from printers and fax machines of the early ’90s. Brother also gives you the option to install a third-party imaging application called Paperport by ScanSoft. Best Printers for See All.
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Design Once again, we’re unsatisfied with what Brother has to offer in terms of forward-thinking design. Aesthetically speaking, the boxy shape and drab color mvc keep up with its competitors’ modern designs, and although the print quality improves from other Brother printers we’ve tested, you can spend the same and get the Canon Pixma MXa more versatile printer with a color LCD.
The button layout on the control panel actually reminds me of my family’s first dot-matrix printer back in the late ’80s, with its small rubber buttons pribter around a one-line LCD that lacks a backlit screen, which makes it difficult to read in anything less than fluorescent office lights. The tray is a big improvement from the one on the DCPC, which sat too flush within the printer making it hard to grab outbound prints.
Don’t show this again. The Bottom Line The Brother MFCC does decent quality text and graphics, but anyone printing a large volume of photos won’t be happy with the extremely slow output speed.
The MFCC doesn’t suffer from this problem at all as a result of the shallow path. Finally, the sheet auto-document feeder folds out from the top of the unit and also protects the control panel while not in use.
You also get the small bonus of a telephone handset printeer phone calls and auto-dialing on the keypad, which might come in handy but also adds to the brothdr feel of its design.
The main Fax, Scan, and Copy function buttons sit directly below the LCD prinetr, and a larger row of shortcut buttons occupy the rest of the front panel. Finally, the driver also installs a status monitor that pops up during job processing to monitor ink cartridge levels and quality control. Note that the Canon Pixma MX does have a built-in scanning bay with a sheet auto-document feeder for roughly the same price.
The Bad Very slow output speed; lacks flatbed scanning functionality; tiny nonbacklit LCD display; bland design; no creative software tools.
A removable plastic tray handles all of the incoming and outgoing paper from the printer, with adjustable tabs that corral small 4-inch-byinch photo paper all the way up to full legal size slabs. The Brother MFCc multifunction might be one of the least expensive multifunction printers mfd hit the market, but it’s far from the best. Unfortunately, the printer lacks a memory card reader or a USB port for external media.
Like the Brother DCCwe struggle to believe that anyone will find this printer visually appealing. The screen sits at an immovable angle that doesn’t help, either.
Features The drivers on the MFCCN’s installation disc give you the option to adjust the printer’s quality settings from normal to fine, fast, and fast normal. The best Black Friday deals of Review Sections Review Specs.
We’ll concede that the device is small We actually found ourselves squinting to read the tiny characters during our lab tests.
Most importantly, you’ll feel confident using a machine that doesn’t look, feel, orinter operate like it hasn’t changed since the s.
We played around with the software for a while and enjoyed its simplicity compared with iPhoto, although don’t expect editing quality on par with Adobe suites; this is geared more for light users and amateur photographers with limited time and editing resources.
The Good Compact; low cost to print; quiet; decent print quality.
This program lets you edit photos in a file browsing set up similar to Apple’s iPhoto, with basic photo-editing solutions for auto-enhancement, blemish erasing, and red-eye elimination. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. We delete comments that violate our grotherwhich we encourage you to read.
Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. The MFCC seems to take much of its aesthetic influence from printers and fax machines of the early ’90s. Continue to next page 01 The Canon MG is a fast, easy-to-use printer with plenty of attractive features The MFCC’s crippling disadvantage is its lack of a dedicated flatbed scanner and copier.
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