Summary: Worked good for almost a year. Now it won't scan to a drive and takes 2 minutes to realized I asked it to print... so slow!! I have to hit print then go find something to do while it tries to print. UPDATE - I wanted to leave the original review just in case others had this problem.
Great printer. Arrived quickly and was packaged well
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.