Brother MFC 9700

Brother MFC 9700 PrinterThe Brother MFC 9700 was a flatbed laser multifunction machine that is capable of printing, scanning, faxing and copying. That was made for small business users. However, this is now a discontinued model by Brother and availability is not good on other sites so it could be a waste of time learning too much about this model. Besides, Brother has inexpensive newer improved models in the same category which are easily sought.

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The Current Offerings

The current crop of multifunction from Brother would be a sensible buy as Brother has made multifunction something of a specialty and focus on economy.

Brother MFC 7220


MFC-7220 Laser Multifunction Printer by Brother is made for small business or home users. It has many functions and is a nice compact size. It retails from Brother at $200 but can be found online for as little as under $170. It is the lowest price of the 3 monochrome multifunction laser printers available.

It includes a built-in telephone handset and an automatic document feeder for copying, scanning, and faxing multiple pages.

Brother MFC-7225N

The next offering in Multifunction monochrome laser printers from Brother is the Brother MFC-7225N. It has the same appearance as the MFC 7220 but has a little more ability with faster faxing and improved higher print resolution.


Brother MFC-7225N 5-in-1 Monochrome Laser Multi-Function Center with Built-In Networking by Brother Retails from Brother for $300 but with searching can be found at around $250.

The above models use Brother Black Toner Cartridge (TN-350) and Brother DR350 Drum Unit.

Brother MFC-8220

Again identical in appearance is the Brother MFC-8220 with a higher scan resolution and slightly faster print speed and higher enlargement and reduction capability on the copier. It has a higher monthly duty cycle suggesting it’s designed for a little harder work than the other to identical models.


The Brother MFC-8220 Laser Multifunction Center retails from Brother for around $300 but can be found a little cheaper on Amazon at just over $280.

This model uses Brother Toner Cartridge (TN570) and Brother DR510 Drum Unit.

Brother, Kings of Multifunction

Brother is the first place to look for affordable multifunction models and have made the small business and home user there key target. They are never burdened with too much function and price is kept low for this reason. As with many manufacturers, they depend on a few years of ink sales to make the bulk of their profit.

Brother Color Multifunction Laser Printers

Should your requirement be color multifunction, then Brother will serve you well with their range which includes the Brother MFC-9120CN High Quality Digital Color All-in-One Printer with Fax and Networking which prints at 17ppm has a 600 x 2400 dpi resolution on the printer. This all in one laser color printer has a 33.6K bps fax modem with storage for up to 600 pages. From Brother, it retails at $400 and can be found for a little less by searching online for around $380.

Moving up a level and designed for Small Businesses or Workgroups is the Brother MFC9460CDN Color Photo Printer with Scanner, Copier & Fax. This model has auto duplex ability and can print and copy at speeds of 25ppm and with a 2400 x 600 dpi resolution. From brother you can expect to pay $600 but on this model a good saving can be made online where Amazon has models for as little as $500.

You can probably deduce how Brother work, not too much expensive function but more than a decent quality. It pays to read reviews available on any printer you buy to see if any consistent problems emerge with any particular model. That is always a warning sign.

The advantage of buying current printers is simply that you are up to date with all the latest technology and with Brother, multifunction all in one is there strength.

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About James Wikkee

James Wikkee has held several positions at two of the largest printer and scanner manufactures in the world. He knows the in and out of these devices through his +13 years of experience in the field.

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