Summary: I bought the Brother MFC-6890-CDW last fall (8 months ago) because it offered so many features during a special sale of $219. 1. It was easy to set up, but the trays are somewhat flimsy. It is big and heavy, which is good as when it prints it is difficult to feel it shaking while a competitor top of the line model was visibly shaking. Overall, the body is well made. 2. The first project was to print off 11X17 copies of a multi-colored chart from a scanned copy.
Summary: If you need an 11x17 printer this may work well for you. Set up was easy. Quality is great. Speed is pretty good. I haven't tried the fax yet, but everything else works well. I do wish the 11 x 17 paper loaded completely within the printer, but I don't use it to often so I can live with the fact that it extends out a bit.
Summary: This machine is not bad for the price but it does not have quite the color clarity that my older HP Deskjet had. It also seems to take a while when you are printing or copying something. It has to do a lot of internal stuff prior to actually printing the finished product.
Summary: Good-looking machine, sharp copies, fairly good color. Has a few little annoyances: it's slower than I expected, loading paper requires removing the entire paper tray, plastic seems a little on the thin side.
Summary: I have been waiting for several years for someone to come out with an affordable wide format printer for desktop use, and this printer is it! Set up was a breeze, and I even connected to my network that was set up by my IT guy...the instructions were very clear. The only issue I had was the setup of the scan unit to scan from the machine itself to my Mac....I had to call customer service, but got through right away, and was able to get it running in just a few minutes.
Summary: The Amazon service was perfect. The above mentioned rate of 5 stars is for the Amazon Cutomer Service. The Brother MFC 6890 CDW arrived on promissed date. The down load disks were missing. The machine was replace within 3 days. I purchased this model mainly for 11" x 17" glass size feature and copy one side letter size to double sides, (not double to double). This met the volume of the job and the budget limit I have.
Summary: My lord is this thing huge! Could easily be 50-70% lighter and we would all save money. Clearly an old office copier/fax design given some no brainer e-feature makeovers for the 21st century. Slower even than the featherweight HPs. And have never seen a ups cable connection buried so deeply inside any machine tho moot point for wifi.
Summary: If you are a frustrated HP user, like me, try the Brother MFC-6890CDW. I had a HP all-in-one 7780. The print quality was excellent, but the software was not reliable. Four months after the warranty expired there was a hardware failure, such that I could only print from a computer, nothing else. I purchased the Brother because my wife has had Brother sewing machines for many years and has found them very reliable.
I really like this piece of equipment, even though it's a little large
M. Ciula, Amazon
28 March 2010
Summary: I bought this for my home office because I needed a new all in one, especially the scanner. It's very nice. The only negative thing I could say is that it's a little large. Otherwise, it uses a reasonable amount of ink, prints with no jams, scanning is easy to set up too. I'm not using it as a fax right not, but I cant imagine that that would be a problem. I don't have to stop to babysit this printer when I'm going amileaminute trying to get the work done.
Summary: After using this printer's predecessor (MFC-6490CW) for over a year, I can offer the following: My requirements are very specific. I need ledger-size (11x17) scanning and printing...period. Just try to find an AIO at this price that will do that (unless you want to pay $600+?) Most of my documents are B&W, some with a small amount of color highlighting, and this printer works flawlessly for that purpose.