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Business Sheet-fed Laser All-in-One

Estimated Street Price: $299.99*

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Its compact design and easy-to-use control panel make this model the ideal solution for your home office, small-to-medium size business or large corporation. The three-color LCD and three function key mode buttons allow for easy operation and clear visibility. An optional 250-sheet paper tray‡ is available for increasing your total paper capacity to 500 sheets.

Main Features
  • Fast printing and copying. Offers print and copy speeds of up to 21 pages per minute.
  • Superior quality laser output. With up to 2400 x 600 dpi print resolution, you can produce professional documents.
  • 30-page capacity auto document feeder‡. A quick and easy way to copy, fax or scan multi-page documents.
  • Large, expandable paper capacity. Features a 250-sheet paper tray adjustable for letter or legal size paper. You can also install an optional 2nd 250-sheet paper tray‡ to increase your total paper capacity to 500 sheets.
  • PCL6 and BR-Script 3 emulations‡. It can handle all of your printing, including documents with a variety of fonts and graphics.
  • USB and parallel interfaces‡. Provides the flexibility of connecting to your computer via USB or Parallel or even to two computers.
  • High-speed fax modem. Its 33.6K bps fax modem provides quick fax transmission.
  • High yield replacement toner cartridge‡. You get more for your money while lowering your cost per page.
  • Outstanding customer support. Online, call, or live chat - free support for the life of your printer.
Conditions for the MFC-8220
"In-box" Consumables/Yield‡
Approx. toner yield based on Letter size paper at 5% page coverage. Drum yield is an approximate rating (yields may vary with conditions and use).
Automatic Document Feeder Capacity (max. pages)‡
Maximum capacity based on using 20 lb paper.
Best Transmission Speed (approx. sec./page)‡
Based on Brother #1 Chart with highest available coding method and standard resolution.
Call Waiting/ Caller ID/ Distinctive Ring Ready‡
Check with local phone company for service availability.
BR-Script3 is PostScript®3™ compatible
Fax Page Memory (max. pages)‡
Based on Brother #1 Chart with highest available coding method and standard resolution.
Maximum Monthly Duty Cycle‡
Maximum number of printed pages per month and can be used to compare designed durability between like Brother products. For maximum printer life, it is best to choose a printer with a duty cycle that far exceeds your print requirements.
Optional Interface(s)
Additional purchase required.
Optional Memory (MB)
Additional purchase required.
Optional Paper Trays (capacity)
Maximum capacity based on using 20 lb. (bond) paper. Additional purchase required.
Quick Scan/Memory Transmission (approx. sec/page)‡
Based on Brother #1 Chart with highest available coding method and standard resolution.
Recommended Monthly Print Volume‡
The recommended range of monthly printed pages to achieve the best possible performance and printer life. Printers are intended to handle occasional usage beyond this range with little or no effect. Consistently printing above the recommended print volume, however, may adversely affect the print quality or life of the machine. It is always best to choose a printer with an appropriate recommended print volume to allow for any anticipated increase in printing needs.
Standard Input Paper Capacity (sheets)‡
Maximum capacity based on using 20 lb paper.
System Requirements
  MFC-8220 Supported PC Software Functions
Computer Platform & Operating System Supported Functions Interface
Windows® Windows® 95 Printing, PC Fax, Scanning Parallel only
Windows® 98, 98SE Parallel/USB
Windows® Me
Windows NT® Workstation 4.0 Parallel only
Windows® 2000 Professional Parallel/USB
Windows® XP Printing, PC Fax1, Scanning2
Windows Vista® Printing, PC Fax, Scanning2 USB only
Windows® 7
Windows® 87
Mac® Mac OS X® 8.6 - 9.2 Printing, PC Fax3,Scanning4 USB6 only
Mac OS X® v10.1/10.2/10.3 - 10.8.x Printing, PC Fax3, Scanning4,5
  MFC-8220 Minimum System Requirements
Computer Platform & Operating System Processor Speed Minimum RAM Recommended RAM Available Hard Disk Space
Windows® Windows® 95 Pentium 75MHz 24MB 32MB 180MB
Windows® 98, 98SE
Windows® Me Pentium 150MHz 32MB 64MB
Windows NT® Workstation 4.0 Pentium 75MHz
Windows® 2000 Professional Pentium 133MHz 64MB 128MB
Windows® XP Pentium 233MHz 128MB 256MB
Windows Vista® Intel® Pentium® 4 or equivalent 64-bit supported CPU 512MB 1GB 1GB
Windows® 7 1GB (32-bit)2GB (64-bit) 1.18GB
Windows® 87
Mac® Mac OS X® 8.6 - 9.2 All base models meet minimum requirements 32MB 64MB 250MB
Mac OS® X v10.1/10.2/10.3 - 10.8.x 128MB 160MB
USB is not supported under Windows 95® or Windows NT® 4.0. For the latest drivers, access the Brother Solutions Center at All trademarks, brand and product names are property of their respective companies. Windows Vista and the Windows logo are trademarks of Microsoft United States and/or other countries. Mac OS and OS X are trademarks of Apple Inc. * Cables not included.
  1. Brother PC Fax Send only. For PC FAX Receive, please use Windows® XP built-in function.
  2. Maximum 1200 x 1200 dpi scanning with Windows® XP/Windows Vista® (resolutions up to 9600 x 9600 dpi can be selected using the Brother Scanner Utility).
  3. Brother PC Fax Send only for Mac® Operating Systems.
  4. Dedicated "Scan to" key does not function in the Mac® Operating Systems.
  5. Scanning only available for Mac® OS 10.2.1 or greater.
  6. Third party USB ports are not supported.
  7. Printer and scanner drivers only for Windows® 8.
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