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6.2 out of 10

Brother MFC 5890CN

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Overall 10
10

Great printer. Arrived quickly and was packaged well

SuperDave, Amazon
25 October 2014
  • Summary: Great printer. Arrived quickly and was packaged well. Printer is of good quality. Buying all 4 cartridges can be expensive but the knock-off cartridges seem to work well. I replaced a brand new HP because the quality just wasn't there.
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Overall 8
8.0

My Home Office Stalwart

CG, Amazon
15 May 2014
  • Summary: This was my low-cost approach to producing 11 x 17 engineering drawings. I am delighted; after 4 years it still runs and with good quality photo paper gives great color prints. Go online to find low cost ink and save yourself a bundle. I have mine hard-wired on my home LAN. I don't use the fax but I often scan across the network to a file on my computer. My guests can print from their laptops as well.
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Overall 6
6.0

Works Great - print quality very mediocre

Rick, Amazon
14 March 2014
  • Summary: True story: Had a presentation at one of our customer's which required printing out several multi-page color document packets. I printed 75% of the packets from my computer (using the MFC-5890CN) and my coworker printed the remainder from his home (using a very cheap and portable HP color printer). Though I actually used better card stock the print quality difference between the pages I brought and his was staggering.
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Overall 10
10

Hands down brother makes the best all in one.

jeremy, Amazon
25 December 2013
  • Summary: I've owned two brother all in ones and very happy with the product and price. Can't be beat. Ink cartridges are readily available Amazon for very cheap if you look hard enough and last. The two printers i've owned, i believe, have been discontinued. So I can imagine the quality of ones that they continue to support and produce. Thanks brother for making printer shopping easy by selling the best quality for the best price.
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Overall 2
2.0

ABSOLUTE PILE OF ****!!!!

David mackenzie, Amazon
11 November 2013
  • Summary: Absolutely DISGUSTED with this printer. I bought it new from Staples 2 years ago and within days, I noticed that the print quality was awful even though it was hyped about on the packaging etc. I've never suffered with a paper jam, but it eats glossy photo paper, rips the corners, bleeds ink everywhere, oh, and don't start me off about the ink!
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Overall 2
2.0

Worst printer ever.

mamuriel, Amazon
24 September 2013
  • Summary: Worst printer I've ever owned. Drinks ink daily - every other page jams - cleans after every jam. Printing is too light and has lines through any solid printing. Photos are terrible even on high-quality paper. Last fax I printed was 62 pages - took me three hours - the setup for reviewing faxes is bad. Every time it jammed I had to press #9 to forward to the page I was on. I'm ready to throw the darn thing in the trash (but it might contaminate the garbage)!
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Overall 8
8.0

Don't know which printer the reviewer was playing with

RandomDiva, CNET
13 August 2013
  • Summary: Great printer, doesn't take up much more space than my previous printer even though this is A3 capable AND a multifunction. Not sure which machine the reviewer was looking at - is he SURE it was this one? I've had mine for a couple of years now, and admit to being confused on reading his/her review, scratching my head thinking - "Have I got the right review, am I reading the correct one?
  • Pros: Easy to install, economical ink usage, a bonus of being able to print up to A3 as needed - AND to print wireless via my router.
  • Cons: I think my particular machine has a gremlin that takes delight in changing my printer settings from time to time, it will tell me I have the wrong paper size when - no - it's the right size. Have no idea why this happens.
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible Printer

S. Linnell "Murph", Amazon
4 August 2013
  • Summary: I have had a few Brother A4 printers and I love them, good quality very reliable and cheap to run. But, the MFC-5890cn is horrible. It can't make a nice print. The inks cross contaminate and spew random splats over the page. I would say about every other print has to be thrown away. I took the first two back to the store. The third seemed a little better to start with but soon developed the same problems. Brother were not very helpful when I contacted them.
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Overall 10
10

ONLY PURCHASE NEW

DHop, Amazon
4 February 2013
  • Summary: I bought a REFURBISHED / USED printer from Dunvale Technologyand it only worked a few weeks. I bought a NEW printer and it last 4 years. Loved it.
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Overall 2
2.0

Worked great - then not at all.

Ember, Amazon
4 March 2012
  • Summary: I bought this printer a couple of years ago and was very happy with it. Other than the lack of automatic duplexing, it did exactly what I wanted it to. Plus, the black ink was reasonably priced and water-resistant, which I needed for the art-related stuff I was using this printer for. Then one day - no black ink. The colors were fine - just the black stopped working. I followed all of the usual procedures. Cleaned the head and so on. Nothing.
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