Summary: After years of struggling with inkjet printers I finally decided that color was not worth the hassle. I was prepared to spend just about any amount to get a printer that worked for a few years without constant troubleshooting. The Brother 7040 has done the trick so far. I purchased two printers: one for the office and one for my house. Both units have performed flawlessly for well over a year.
Summary: This is a nice copier for my small business operation and the features work satisfactorily, however, I don't like the settings on the machine for making copies darker/lighter. No matter how low I set it for lighter...it prints too dark. This needs improvement.
Summary: Purchased this for Home Office use and this has become probably the best purchase of auxiliary equipment I have ever purchased. This Laser Printer is inexpensive to operate and easily does it all. If I was to change anything it would be to have a back light for the LCD window. Outside that there is nothing else to desire for, "it has it all".
Summary: Great Printer! Works great for everything I throw at it and the scanning function is a plus. Software included for Pc and for Mac, so both platforms were able to print and scan without issues. Pleased with this small footprint printer and works great as a networked printer using a jetdirect purchased on ebay.
Nice overall machine, however no FAX or double sided printing.
4 December 2011
Summary: Instead of replacing toner & drum in my Brother MFC7420 copier/printer/scanner/fax, it was cheaper to buy a new multi-function machine. However the DCP7040 "all"-in-one does not include a FAX which I must have. Noticed this after I won an E-Bay bid. I could negate the E-Bay bargain/savings by now purchasing a separate FAX machine. However I have chosen to keep a small amount of toner in the original MFC7420 unit just for its FAX option.