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.
Great wireless, duplex printing AIO printer for the office
Y. Kim "Zelium", Amazon
18 April 2010
Summary: This is my second All-In-One printer that supports wireless printing. Ever since have I used a wireless printer, I became a big fan of it, and I will not buy any printer that is not wireless. It is so convenient to put a printer anywhere and is great to print, scan and fax wirelessly. My first wireless AIO, the Epson Artisan 800 has been working great and I expected more from the Brother MFC-6890CDW which is more expensive than the Epson Artisan 800.
Very good product, but not your primary photo printer
Jonathan K. Perkins, Amazon
18 April 2010
Summary: This was my second experience with a WiFi printer, and this one worked seamlessly. The printer easily joined my existing network and prints wirelessly without any glitches. Wireless printing for graphic files is understandably slower than USB printing, but the ability to locate the unit away from the computer is worthwhile. The Brother prints documents fast and with excellent quality.