Summary: Our old Brother FAX (intellifax 1270) went kaput and I wanted to upgrade with some more features. What I liked about our old one was it had caller ID; fax; and answering machine. This new MFC 685 has all of that plus a scanner and color printing with an optional wireless setup. I have used it for scanning old photos onto a card or flash drive and saving them in a digital format. It is very user friendly and functional.
Summary: Brother makes some good all-in-one printer/scanner/copier/fax machines. The print quality is very good. Only things I would find fault with is that their machines tend to be slow. If you don't do a lot of printing and don't need things as fast as possible, my opinion is that Brother gives you a lot of bang for the buck. I also like it's size and can fit nicely in most places. It's wireless capabilities are a plus.
Summary: Brother has never been one of my favorite printer manufacturers until I picked up a model MFC-665cw for my business fax. I was pleased with the performance of this unit. Wireless conectivity, good color and quick easy to use scanner make this unit the go-to machine in the office. One problem with the ink jet industry is that they continually change the cartridges.
Summary: had older printer,looking for new one on ebay noticed mfc 685 did research liked what found but price,was high for what i wanted it for,wasnt using all it capabilities found one make offer i did and won it. very happy for what i use it for, also grand kids are useing it for school.
Summary: had a dell printer...there was a problem with network printing,it would have cost me $150 for them to help me fix it.So I looked around and found yours. Alot easier to use and I networded 3 puters to the Brother...
Summary: This printer is so good that I give the excellent rating. Wireless setup is easy, just push a few buttons along the setup process, without even reading the manual. Really easy. I used to like HP products but they seem less attractive. First, the paper feed mechanism is bulkier, make it unfriendly to photocopy books. The setup procedure for the wireless network is quite a bit trickier (as have been reported on many sites such as ebay and Amazon.