Excerpt: I bought this printer in 2006 & I noticed that it's an ink guzzler especially when you do a lot of printing. When you buy a generic type of ink replacements, they seem to last longer, but when you buy the brother trademark type of inks, they don't last long. Now this printer is acting up on me, the magenta ink won't print at all & I kept cleaning the heads & it just quit totally.
Excerpt: I am reviewing the Brother MFC-5440 CN. It is a very functional printer with lots of features. I especially liked the paper feeder on top, it makes copying a breeze. And I needed lots of copies. The fax machine is very user friendly. I had never used a fax before and was faxing in minutes. I do recommend only using brother cartridges I ordered my replacements off ebay and after about a year it quit printing in blue and there was nothing I could do to fix it.
Summary: I owned a MFC 5840 like this one in the past I knew how it works and had ink for the old one is why I ordered this one. The postal service damaged it some what the box looked someone played soccer with it but it does work prints copies but no fax it did serve my purpose.I gave to my grandaughter (6) for her computer so she can print her things it is great for what she needs. Thanks.
Summary: I purchased this printer about 6 months ago. Overall it is a decent printer. The black and white and color prints are good quality. The copier and fax work well, no problems. The sheet feeders is OK but what do you expect at this price. However one thing really ticks me off and is the requirement of the printer that you can not have any empty color carts. If any of the color carts are empty then you can not print at all even if it is only black and white.