Brother MFC 7220 – Compact Home User Multifunction Machine
The Brother MFC 7220 is a multifunction printer intended for use in
home environments. It’s suitable for home office use, providing
printing, scanning, copying and faxing, as well as PC faxing. The unit
is quite compact relative to some of Brother’s other multifunction
Top Features of the MFC 7220
Brother MFC 7220
The MFC 7220 offers a lot of flexibility when it comes to printing
various types of documents. For instance, the 250-sheet paper tray is
adjustable to fit legal-size paper or letters.
The machine is also
compatible with the printing of envelopes and labels, which are
activities that may be necessary for some home-based businesses. The
machine provides a cost-effective solution to many of the challenges a
home business operator may face.
One of the other major benefits of this machine is that it can send
faxes as a standalone system. That means you don’t have to have it
connected to a PC in order to send faxes, and it can fax while your
computer is turned off.
The auto document feeder on this model doesn’t hold as many pages as
some of Brother’s other multifunction units – only 20 pages. But in
many respects this is a stripped-down, bare essentials multifunction
printer designed to serve relatively simple, but diverse, needs.
Downsides of the MFC 7220
The 7220 is a reliable, solid machine for the purpose it’s designed to
serve, but it’s definitely at the lower end of the scale in terms of
features. As with many other Brother printers, the majority of problems
with the 7220 come from potential malfunctions rather than limitations
on the way the machine runs.
As a basic unit for scanning, printing,
faxing and copying, it has all the needs of a home office covered – but
if your particular machine plays up, you may run into issues. But as
long as your machine functions the way it was intended to, you should
find it meets all your requirements for a small home-based operation.
Consumer Response to the MFC 7220
Consumers who buy this model from Brother generally love the results.
The machine consistently produces quality results across its entire
range of functions, and the quality is impressive with respect to the
price. Users have also given the machine praise for its ease of set-up
and use, its compact size and the simple layout of the user interface.
As mentioned, some customers report malfunctions with this model, which
is the cause of the majority of negative feedback surrounding it
(although feedback in general is overwhelming positive). In other
words, most customers are more than satisfied with what they get for
their money when they buy this model, but the few who get stuck dealing
with customer service are typically left unsatisfied.
complaint about this and other Brother models is that the auto document
feeder sometimes jams or doesn’t feed paper in straight, meaning you
have to feed paper manually – a big hassle that slows work down quite a