The Brother MFC-7220 multifunction laser printer has the essential office features users need in a compact design and at a great price. Bonuses like a telephone handset make it stand out from the crowd, while a few drawbacks like the lack of a flatbed scanner may make it less appealing to some buyers. If you need a flatbed scanner, the Brother MFC-7340 toner
printer should be evaluated instead. Printer toner costs are reasonable, thanks to inexpensive Brother MFC-7220 toner.
The MFC-7220 can print, copy, fax and scan. Its fax function seems the most prominent, especially given the large document feeder and telephone handset located at the top of the unit. In most ways, it is as capable as a dedicated fax machine, though its slow 14.4 Kbps transmission speeds might dissuade some buyers. The 20-page automatic document feeder is fairly versatile, able to handle paper sizes up to 8.5x14 inches, though it lacks the ability to scan books or bulky media with a flatbed scanning surface.
Copying and faxing can both be done in standalone mode, without the need for a computer. In fact, many buyers may take advantage of its low price and cost-effective toner cartridges
and use it solely as a copy and fax machine.
Print speed is solid, at up to 20 pages per minute. The 1200x600 dpi printing engine produces very sharp prints and excellent text quality.
The affordable price of Brother MFC-7220 toner cartridges is one of the unit's greatest assets. With their large page capacity, the Brother toner cartridge
gives users a very low cost per page that adds incredible value by reducing operating costs for the life of the machine.
Small office users who want a full-featured fax machine that can also print, copy and scan will like the Brother MFC-7220. Those who don't want such a heavy focus on faxing may find other models more desirable. Inexpensive Brother MFC-7220 toner makes it a very economical choice.