Summary: This is the second 5860CN that I have had and it satisfies my home/office needs at a real resonable price. I am able to get my faxes, scan and copy as needed. Since my business is small, this works into my routine without paying for options I don't need at this time.
Summary: I've had no luck connecting this printer wirelessly. Oh yeah, I got it to work once! Then for no reason it would not connect. I spent several days trying to troubleshoot both on my own and with tech support. Finally bought ethernet cable and it STILL WOULDNT WORK. Turns out the machine had to be totally replaced. It's only been 4 months and I've wasted hundreds of dollars of my time trying to get the machine to do basic printing from our computers.
Summary: We purchased this item October 2006 for a one person office. It is only used for 10-20 copies per week. The black ink cartridge will not print anything. We've replaced the cartridge twice, cleaned the print heads, have gone back and forth with customer service and now will need to take into a repair facility which will most likely cost more than replacement. Somehow I was expecting a longer life due to the low print volume, but no.
Summary: I owned and used an earlier model of this printer and it was very good and highly reliable. Based on this use I decided to upgrade to the Brother MFC-5860 Photo Inkjet machine. It is very good and I am glad I selected this item.
Summary: I purchased this printer 3 months ago and it has been a terrible disappointment. There is no single sheet feeder. When feeding envelopes, they get jammed most of the time. The paper feeding from either tray pulls more than one page thru. I will be going back to HP....
Summary: The printer works great. However, I wanted a legal size flat screen. The descriptions on the printers will tell you what size documents they will print but I could not find anything that told me the size of the flat screen. The printer will copy and print legal documents by using the feeder. The worse thing there is nothing to catch legal size paper and so it just falls on the floor and if on a desk the papers end up in random order.
Summary: Integration of the second paper tray is lacking. Paper size "auto-select" for fax, copy and print apparently means use paper from tray 1 unless it's empty, then use paper from tray 2. If two different paper sizes are in the trays (e.g. legal in the small tray 1 and letter in the large tray 2) it should be able to "auto-select" the right paper based on size, like every other dual tray printer I have owned.
Summary: I've been looking for a new printer for a while, and finally settled on this one. Fairly satistfied with the result. The printer is solidly built, print quality is very good to excellent, networking was extremely easy, fax and copy work well, and the 250 sheet second paper tray is great. Also, the Mac support is superior -which after many years of dealing with sub-par and bloated HP OS X drivers is a welcome change.