Decent printing but colors are dull. Even black doesn't rich.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: Negative:* Black text and prints comes out looking dark gray (no matter what I do, it come sout gray). I compared the same print out when my older HP printer and yes, there is a huge difference in the black tone. HP gave a more richer black color. Brother's seems diluted.* No USB cable provided (Like selling a car with no steering wheel)* Printer uses INK to clean itself. 2-3 times a month. Even when the printer is OFF. ???
Excerpt: This Brother printer is fantastic for people on a budget! After years of paying big bucks for multifunction laser machines, I found myself in the market for a simple, low volume device to print a few things in color. This machine fits the bill perfectly. It was simple to set up, its easy to operate and has a sleep mode to reduce power consumption. After six months I've only had to change one cartridge.
Summary: The ink is cheap but there is always something amiss with my unit. It often claims the ink heads need to be cleaned, which uses a lot of ink. Today the black ink just went out, without warning of ink low or a blockage. Loading paper in the tray can be tricky. If not loaded just right along the slop near the head of the tray, the printer will not pick up the paper. Worst of all: the unit claims to be a printer, fax, copier and scanner.
Summary: My review: PRO: - It is not necessary to have your PC on to use the fax or copy functions. - Each color cartridge is separate so that you can change one color alone if it is low. - the software interface is excellent. ControlCenter3 is in charge of fax, copy, scan and PaperPort is the OCR that can convert to file formats like PDF and all major MSOffice formats including word and excel. CON: - The print quality is adequate but not very bright (innobella cartridge).
Summary: So far so good. Absolutely no paper jams for the past year of use. Very good quality for black prints. Color printing on the other hand, is very dull. Even the black comes out looking gray. Positive: * Quick and easy setup. Software included does quick and simple scanning. * Print time is decent for both color and black * Very sturdy construction * 4 separate print cartridges * Printer cleans itself * Auto feeder for copying multiple pages.