Summary: I started using Canon Pixma printers about 7 years ago because they were the only ones I could find at that time that used individual Ink cartridges. I had been using HP, Lexmark and Epson printers that used 1 Tri-Color and 1 Black Ink cartridge. I got tired of spending so much money replacing Tri-color cartridges just because 1 color ran out and the printer would stop printing.
Needed an inexpensive WIFI printer for OSX Mavericks
15 July 2014
Summary: I wanted a printer that was inexpensive, able to connect through wifi, and compatible with my iMac OSX Mavericks 10.9. I have had HP printers in the past and got real tired of paying their high price for ink. This Brother printer was all I had expected it to be with the exception of coming with a USB cable for ease in initial set up. Luckily I had an old printer USB cord that worked fine for the set up.
The users manual is useless for solutions to special problems
Amazon Customer, Amazon
7 July 2014
Summary: Don't buy. The user interface is clunky. The users manual is useless for solutions to special problems. Sometimes the wireless link drops and it's very difficult to get it back. The problem is in the printer. The problem is not in my network. I usually have to rest the settings and start from scratch.
Summary: 8/27/2014 *****UPDATE**** I am changing my rating from 3 stars to 1 star. I print product coupons from various websites. The bar codes on the coupons I have printed on this Brother printer will not scan at the stores. I printed a UPS mailing label and that bar code also would not scan at the UPS store. I have set the print to "Best", unchecked the box for "Ink save", set colors to "Vivid" and nothing works. I sent an email to Brother support for help.
Summary: having a hard time getting my stamps.com forms to print correctly. haven't yet tried doing avery labels. does seem to use less ink than my old hp. also card stock not printing as vibrantly as the hp.
Summary: The printer works great - the CD startup disk WORKS. It was a pleasurable surprise to not have to fiddle with the software. AND EVEN MORE SIGNIFICANT - I don't have to purchase over-priced HP ink cartridges any longer. EZ INK offers a lower priced alternative to Brother cartridges. Highly recommend this printer.
Summary: I looked high and low for a printer and found a million. I don't print a lot so didn't want an expensive one but by golly when I want to print I want it to work. I have a computer business and have used and setup many different printers. I can't stand it when printer installations include a dozen or so extra programs and software to gunk up my computer and desktop like HP and Canon seem to do, so I veered away from them.