Summary: Comments about Brother DCP-7030 Multifunction Printer: Easy to use and set up. However it is a shame that Brother does not supply the USB printer cable with it. (Prices for the exact SAME USB cable vary from $4.95 to $19.95! I am sure it would have cost Brother less than $2 for the cable.) Had to wait another week to use the printer since I had to order the USB cable from another vendor.
Summary: Comments about Brother DCP-7030 Multifunction Printer: I print a LOT of academic journal articles for school. Several hundred pages a week. My last Brother printer was great, and lasted almost five years of this plus regular dorm room abuse (you know, frequent drinks spilled on/in it, [*] sitting on it, whatever). So I bought this Brother, which copies and scans beautifully (AMAZING scan quality, and easy to use).
Pros: Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Fast Operation, Great Print Quality, Reliable
Would recommend if you're looking for a decent laser printer!
22 July 2012
Excerpt: WHY I BOUGHT THIS When I started my degree at university, I knew that I had to print quite a lot of notes and tutorials. I knew that I wanted a laser printer because it gets the job done faster, and the first brand that came to my mind was Brother. So off I went on Amazon, searching for a reasonably priced laser printer and this was what I found.
Summary: Had it for more than a year now. Very very satisfied! No complaints what so ever. Few paper jams. What else could you want? Color printer maybe? Well, you'll have to pay more. But other than that -- it's great that it functions as a copying machine as well. And scanner!! Great. Don't get fooled into buying an inkjet! The color is horribly expensive. Lots of mess. Constant changing. If print more than once a week you HAVE to have a laser.
Summary: This product is no longer produced by Brother but I managed to find one for sale on Amazon. I can confirm the reviews. It worked out of the box, plug and play on Windows 7 literally without my having to do anything at all except plug it in! The USB from the old printer just plugged into this one so the issue of no USB lead didn't matter. It's difficult to say whether that is down to the printer or Windows 7!
Summary: We originally owned a Brother DCP 7025 for several years which was an excellent mono copier / colour scanner. We must of printed millions of copies over it's life and it proved to be a very reliable machine. We recently replaced this copier for a DCP 7030 which is very similar in terms of specification and equally offers excellent value for money.
Summary: I bought this machine as space is at a premium, it does everything it is supposed to and i have no complaints, other than no USB cable is included but luckily I had one laying around. It prints well, photocopies well and just is a very good little machine for the money. If i need to print colour or photographs I will pop down the shops with files on a memory card and use their machines instead.