Summary: I LOVE this series of printers/fax machines! One huge reason is because the ink is SUPER WAY CHEEP!!!! Believe it or not, you can get 4 black and 2 of each of the color cartridges for LESS than $10.00 AND the cartridges last quite some time to boot!
Summary: The printer was overall in good shape, however, when I set it up to use there was an error. 49 to be exact meaning that unless this error was cleared, it would not work. It then became useless to me and for the money it was a lousy deal. When I sent it back, it cost me over $30 in return shipping.
Summary: I was pissed off after receiving the printer. I bought it for wireless ability and it did not come with any software nor does it have ability to connect wireless with my comp-no Bluetooth enablement on printer. Without this is is simple a low grade printer.
Summary: Good printer. To make the printer print if an ink cartridge is empty use a black marker or some electric tape to cover the window on the ink cartridge. The printer uses light directed through the cartridge window to see the ink cartridge is empty.
Summary: I have used this for several years. The thing I don't like about it is that you have to have full ink on every color in order to print. Most printers you can say "print in black only" and keep printing to finish your project immediately until you can get to the store to buy ink. Not on this printer.
Improve your own 'bottom line' by saving money on ink with this printer.
4 July 2013
Summary: I needed the ability to print wirelessly because my USB ports all went to sleep on my laptop, and since my Brother MFC-240C has been such a fantastic machine for several years, I decided to stay with this design and buy this new MFC-490CW which also allows me to realize great savings on ink...
Summary: All of the positive reviews of this printer are correct about the print quality and the convenience of wireless, but many of them fail to mention that this printer is extremely unreliable. Firstly, the wireless often disconnects for no apparent reason, and I really do mean "for no apparent reason.
Summary: I have owned this unit for about two years. In the first few weeks I was in love, then, my relationship quickly became abusive, with me being the abused! Just FYI I only use Brother ink and I use a Mac-Book Pro.
Summary: I have had a truly fantastic experience with this printer, which I have owned for I believe 3+ years and it is still going strong. I would also like to say that I have found Brother technical support to be very helpful as well - very easy to reach, pretty knowledgeable, kind, and helpful.
Summary: ...I was toll by experts on the subject that I would be taking a chance on a fully printer if it was used...That accounts for price that I bid for it , winning...After receiving it , the printer works great with a printer cord ; but NOT as a wireless printer...That disappointed me..