Image quality of scanned pictures was excellent. However, we found the results of the Brother MFC-9440CN's optical character recognition (OCR) engine to be sub par. It recognised all the characters, but they were pretty jumbled. Copying speed is a little slow compared to a dedicated copier, but well within the range for an MFP. Quality again was excellent.
The front of the Brother MFC-9440CN contains a USB port to plug-in a memory stick or digital camera, allowing the printing of images directly from the memory card.
This is a good feature, but again the lack of an LCD display hurts, as you need to know the file name to print it. To get around this, a contact sheet can be printed with file names and image thumbnails. The Brother MFC-9440CN's USB port also supports the direct printing of PDF files. We did find printing through this port slower than via the PC.