Makes copies but toner expensive for what you get.
Tom Wiedel, Amazon
6 November 2013
Summary: It has to do with the toner cartridge. I purchased a TN-450 cartridge that is promoted to last for (up to) 2600 pages. It only lasted for 955 pages before fading out. Not even half! I called Brother Company and the representative told me that the 2600 pages is based on only 150 words per page. That is roughly 1/2 of a standard page. Had this been said while I was shopping for a machine I would have looked elsewhere.
Summary: Be aware that this machine has no fax capabilities. Maybe my standards are too high, but this machine takes a long time to print the first page, and subsequent pages come slowly too. With 3-holed paper, the duplex jams nearly every try. Maybe it would work with 24lb paper, but it's definitely useless with 20lb 3-holed stock. I have an HP 1606 which handles the lighter paper fine. The LCD is only readable from a very narrow "window".
Summary: I have a Brother MCF8870-DW that we've used in our office for years and it's been a work horse and uses very little toner. I needed a smaller printer for an office that we just use occasionally and purchased this model since I was so happy with Brother. I am lucky to get 500 to 1,000 copies out of one toner cartridge with with model. I am only using genuine Brother cartridges and have tried both regular and high-yield cartridges with no noticeable difference.
Excerpt: Have worked with Brother office products in the past so I was excited to add this multi-function unit to our busy office environment. However, I was VERY disappointed when it came to the frequency with which we had to replace toner cartridges. We intentionally purchased the "high yield" cartridges, which are advertised as yielding approximately 2600 pages. However, in our particular situation, this was not at all accurate!
Summary: You have to use a strict sequence when printing envelopes. You have to click "Print" on your computer, then place the envelope in the manual slot, wait until you begin to feel it pull the envelope. If you don't do that exactly right, you get a jam message telling you to remove the drum/toner cartridge assembly and try again. When you do that, you may get the envelope along with a sheet of paper from the paper tray (?).
Summary: As soon as I plugged in the printer, I knew it was not going to work out. The cooling fan turns on as soon as you plug it in, and it will not turn off for 15 minutes (according to Brother tech support). They said this is necessary to cool the fuser. I haven't experienced this before with any other laser printer, and it's annoying as hell. I sent it back for this reason alone, it may very well be the best printer in the world if they hadn't designed it in such a way.
Summary: Alors que Brother a réussi à faire rentrer toutes ces fonctions dans une machine aussi compacte (notamment un module recto-verso), il est vraiment dommage que la machine fasse autant de bruit en veille. Pas en permanence pour être précis, mais après une tâche type impression, le ventilateur se met en route pour quelque chose comme 5 minutes et il est loin d'être discret. C'est un ventilateur de 6 cm. Très peu sont à peu près supportables mais celui-ci en est très loin.
Summary: Nous avons acheté 2 imprimantes pour des raisons professionnels en remplacement du même modèle d'une génération antérieure (DCP 7040). Déception de voir qu'avec la cartouche vendue avec nous n'avons pu faire que 568 copies. Pas de possibilité de prolonger la vie de la cartouche en la secouant ou en occultant le bouchon transparent comme sur les anciennes BROTHER. La première étant plus utilisée que la seconde nous sommes tombée en panne en premier.