Pros: Scans well and prints text like it should. Works well with generic or refilled ink cartridges. (See cons)
Cons: Photo printing is rather poor quality. I have never seen a printer waste ink the way this thing does. Even if you don't turn it on, it will empty the ink cartridges all by itself during the "cleaning cycles" .
Cons: 1: brothers Control center 3 software needs work. 2. Printing images is very slow & color accuracy really sucks. Don't expect vibrant colors or rich blacks even using Brother's glossy photo paper. 3. will not print if one color cartridge is empty.
Cons: Ridiculous ink consumption. Printer blew through volumes of ink in a short time and disallowed printing if any of the cartridges were "empty" (i.e., quarter-full). Scanner didn't work out of the box, requiring some customer service intervention.