The Bad Crummy output quality; slow print and scan speeds; ugly design. Graphics were only at the high end of fair, primarily because of banding and uneven fills. Although a confirmed generalist, with writing credits on subjects as varied as ape language experiments, politics, quantum physics, and an overview of a top company in the gaming industry. Products for Business Products for Home. Times on our photo suite were similarly slow, averaging 5:

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Maximum capacity based on using 20 lb bond paper.

Brother MFCcn review: Brother MFCcn – CNET

Because the MFCcn’s two stacked input trays hold a generous total of sheets, you can put photo paper in one tray and plain paper in the other and avoid accidentally wasting pricey sheets on, say, an incoming fax. Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted This printer also chugged and wheezed like an aging, asthmatic dog.

We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. 58840 show this again. We’ve changed, we promise. Plus, BES 4 includes a new wireless upgrade for select Brother machines, and a convenient BES Cloud web application for free storage and basic editing capabilities. The Canon MG is a fast, easy-to-use printer with plenty of attractive features Best Printers for Over a USB connection, it sped up to Epson Stylus CX 1.


Text earned a good rating, with one highly stylized font requiring 12 points for easy readability and another requiring 10 points, but with most fonts easily readable at 5 points or smaller. Black Copy Speed max. His more than 30 years of experience in writing about science and technology includes a more than year concentration on Borderless printing is available for Letter, 4″x6″, 5″x8″, 5″x7″, A4, A6, 3.

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Review Sections Review Prices Specs. This works out to a mere 4 cents per page–graphics or text–but you’re likely to run through ink much faster if you’re printing lots of graphics or photos. That doesn’t mean the MFCcn isn’t worth considering, but you should approach it with care. It did, but only to the extent of speeding it up from exceedingly slow to ordinarily slow.

Convert cut files into applique embroidery files, then embroider on your embroidery machine. Maximum capacity based on using 20 lb.

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Check with local phone company for service availability. The MFCcn includes dual paper trays – one for specialty inkjet paper, the other for plain paper. Test Promo Learn more about Brother Support.


This feature allows you to transfer designs wirelessly from your PC to your embroidery machine. Similarly, most photos were very good or excellent, but a distinct tint in a monochrome photo held the overall rating down to the high end of good. But the control panel includes an easy-to-read backlit LCD, an alphanumeric keypad, and clusters mcc buttons for printing, walk-up faxing, copying, and navigating the LCD menus.

The catch is that while all this looks good on paper, the output on paper doesn’t look all mf good, and the performance is disappointing. The Brother MFCcn lets you send faxes and make prints, copies, and scans in grayscale or color, and it walks you through tweaking the image quality, the number of copies, and the print-sorting order.

The XP “Small-in-One” printer turns in high scores for print quality, a versatile CNET may get a commission from these offers. Click here for print speed methodology. Legal Disclaimers If free shipping is indicated above: Best for help with: