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Brother MFC-7420 Flatbed Laser Multi-Function Center

by Brother

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  • Multi-function unit prints, copies, color scans, and faxes
  • Flatbed design for quick and easy copying and scanning
  • Print and copy speeds up to 20 ppm; up to 2,400 x 600 dpi resolution
  • 35-page auto document feeder for copying, scanning, or faxing multiple-page documents
  • Dimensions: 17 x 15.6 x 11.6 in. (WxHxD); weighs 20.8 pounds; 1-year limited warranty
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Technical Details

  • auto-document feeder
  This Product Is ENERGY STAR® Qualified
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 16 x 12 inches ; 21 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 31 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0007PF7JC
  • Item model number: MFC7420
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 7, 2004

Product Description


The Brother MFC-7420 is a multi-function center that combines high-quality laser printing, flatbed copying and color scanning as well as a full-featured fax. Because it offers several features in one compact model, it can help save space while increasing the productivity of your workplace. Ideal for home offices or small-to-medium-sized businesses, the MFC-7420's flatbed design makes copying and scanning quick and easy, while the fast print speeds give you professional results exactly when you need them.

The MFC-7420 delivers print and copy speeds of up to 20 pages per minute (ppm) with up to 2400 x 600 dot-per-inch (dpi) resolution, and boasts a 35-page automatic document feeder for copying, scanning, or faxing multiple-page documents. With these features, you can produce crisp, professional-looking documents and free more time to work while spending less time waiting. The efficient MFC-7420 also boasts a large paper capacity, thanks to the 250-sheet paper tray, which easily adjusts to accommodate letter- or legal-size paper. There's even a single-sheet manual bypass for envelopes, labels, and other types of media.

To help workgroup members share information, the flatbed color scanner will scan documents directly to an email application or to a single PDF file by using the automatic document feeder. And up to 600 x 2400 dpi optical scanner resolution with OCR support means crystal clear, vibrant images that are a snap to share with colleagues. Additionally, the 16 MB standard memory stores up to 500 pages in memory for faxing and can handle multiple print jobs and copying. Finally, the USB and parallel interfaces provide the flexibility to connect to your computer or even to two computers.

The MFC-7420 is PC and Mac compatible and includes easy-to-use software that guarantees high quality results in all functions.

Product Description

With a combination of high-quality laser printing, flatbed copying, full-feature fax and color scanning in one product, the MFC-7420 offers great value, while saving you space. It is the perfect laser all-in-one for your home office or small-to-medium size business. Its flatbed design lends itself to convenient copying or scanning by allowing you to place your originals on the document glass or through the convenient automatic document feeder. NOTE - THIS ITEM CANNOT BE SHIPPED TO MASSACHUSETTS

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Overall, this is a very nice printer and I highly recommend it.
A reader
I will definitely buy another brother laser printer if this one ever dies.
Amazon Customer
I tried to get it to finish the print job but the stupid thing refused.
K. Hiebert

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Timothy Miller on July 10, 2006
I wanted a sturdy machine that uses ink affordably, feeds paper accurately and reliably, and not too slow. I didn't need color. This machine fit the bill.

I haven't owned it long, so I don't know about reliability. Paper handling is excellent. Printing is fast and looks very good -- dark and precise. Ink costs will be much lower than an inkjet. It seems carefully designed and more solidly made than most inkjets. It's Macintosh-friendly (I guess Brother makes a point of being friendly to Macintosh and Linux.) Scanning, faxing, printing all work seamlessly with OS X.

It's got a flatbed scanner for irregular originals, and a sheet feeder for scanning, faxing or copying multiple pages. The sheet feeder seems to work very well. This is really an incredible deal, considering the low price. This is a perfect machine for the user who has office work in mind, more than printing photos and other "home user" needs.

Follow-up, six months later: This machine has worked better than I could have hoped. Paper feed is very reliable, print quality is excellent, the fax function is quite reliable, and the cost of ink per page is remarkably cheap. I haven't experience a single problem with it.

Another follow-up. Now, it's October of 2011. I've replaced the drum twice -- affordable, and the toner cartridge many times -- cheap compared to ink for ink-jets. It still works reliably, and just as well as ever.
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95 of 107 people found the following review helpful By Han40some on April 16, 2005
Here is my review for the sister model of MFC7420 (7820N), the only difference in 7820N is better scan resolution & Networking capabilities, the rest is the same, so my review should apply to MFC 7420 as well.

WoW ! This must be the best MFC out there. I have owned several canon, hp, lexmark MFC, photo printers, fax machines etc. This machine is it. All you need is this MFC & a separate photo printer. you are all set.

1. This is a laser MFC - scan(color), copy, fax, print

2. very fast for home/small office use

3. very compact - very space saving

4. Network ready - other computers on network can use all functions of this.

5. unlimited tech support. not just 1-year like HP/canon.

6. Machine feels sold & feels it will last long

7. All fax,copy, scan can be operated either from machine buttons or pc software interface.

8. installation was breeze

9. software is top notch. very intuitive

10. tested print, copy, scan & fax - AWESOME AWESOME.

11. they don't outsource cust support to india

12. only regrets: no duplex, no separate output tray, but from a compact machine like this, you can't expect output tray.

13. This MFC is clearly the winner. nothing else.

14. $50 cartride takes you upto 2,500 pages. not bad

15. Auto feeder works flawlessly

16. buy from local office depot store when they give $40 gift card with it.

17. you can connect any answering machine, so all you need is one line for phone callss & fax. this machine shows whether it is a phone call or fax. can use distinctive ring too.

18. backlit LCD menu

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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By K. Hiebert on May 24, 2008
For the first 2000 or so pages I was very pleased with the printer. It is a little loud and tends to throw paper all over the place on larger print jobs. But overall it performed well considering the cheap price tag.

However, at a little over 2000 pages the printer just stopped half way through my current print job. A message indicating the toner was low appeared. I tried to get it to finish the print job but the stupid thing refused. It was an important print job that I needed to turn in in a couple hours and I had no spare toner cartridge.

Finally after much frustration and after almost destroying the cartridge trying to shake the toner to the front to try to finish the current job I discovered a way to circumvent the low toner "feature". I placed some tape over the little laser "eye" on either side of the toner cartridge. After that I was able to not only finish the current job but print hundreds more pages without any fading. I've gone through another 500 page package and still have not replaced the cartridge.

If brother included this "feature" to sell more toner cartridges then I consider their tactics dispicable. In any case I will pay a little more next time and avoid the brother brand on principle.

I suggest you avoid this one....but if you buy, be sure to have replacement toner cartridges handy....or some electrical tape.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Christopher A. VINE VOICE on May 2, 2006
My wife and I love this machine. I have had it for over six months and have had no problem with it. I had to replace the original toner cartridge after only six months of use, but they always give you less toner in the "starter" cartridge than in the replacements. It prints faster than the old dedicated laser printer I had and the copier, scanner, fax functions work flawlessly. I also found it relatively easy to set-up with an external answering machine so that I can always have the fax function standing by on the same line as my home phone. Unlike others, I had no trouble with the included software.
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