Manufacturer: Brother Industries, Ltd.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 11.14 MB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server, Mac OS 8.x - 9.x, Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
Latest Version / Release Date: 3.36.0000 / 26 Oct 2009
Printing, faxing, scanning, copying, and Personal Computer based faxing are some of the feature sets that have been built into the Brother MFC-8420 USB Printer by its manufacturer. All of these feature sets are made available to the computer user once the supported hardware component is attached to the Universal Serial Bus interface port of the host computer system and the appropriate device driver is installed. The manufacturer has configured this multifunctional device in such a way that it can support a maximum paper size of A4 while achieving a maximum printing speed of 16 pages per minute. A high quality printing resolution is delivered by the device driver allowing the computer user to specify it to as high as 2400 by 600 dots per inch. The printing language that is supported by the device driver is based on the Graphical Device Interface. The emulation process allows for the execution of print jobs with quality as close as possible to the PCL6 and BR-Script3 standards.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
As a Universal Serial Bus interface port based printing device it can be shared by the host computer to other users of the computer network environment. An alternative though that is supported by the device driver is to install an optional 10/100 BaseTX Ethernet connector allowing the Brother MFC-8420 USB Printer to directly attach to a router. The device driver in this instance supports majority of the networking protocols in use by the host operating system environment as well as that of the network operating system platform. Normally a computer network with huge number of users can suffer from printing bottlenecks especially in cases wherein multiple simultaneous tasks are sent out. In the case of the Brother MFC-8420 USB Printer the built in standard 32 MB memory module helps to resolve this issue. This dedicated memory module allows this hardware component to support simultaneous print tasks. As an added alternative the computer user has the option of increasing the built-in printer memory to a maximum of 128 MB. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Brother MFC-8420 USB Printer errors before installing any driver updates.