Summary: This is a small footprint machine that serves many purposes. Works great as a networked printer/Scanner using a USB 2.0 print server. Can be hooked up to a phone line to receive and send FAX's. Print quality is excellent.
Summary: I liked this printer since I had the last one, the Brother 7220, for about 7 years. It worked wonderfully for a long time, then slowly left the planet. I was very happy that Brother made an older brother version of the 7220, and this is it. Very happy with it, love to have a phone on my printer.
They don't give you the cable so you can use print and scan functions.
Amazon Customer "Music Soul", Amazon
3 February 2014
Summary: When I brought this up to support, this is the response I received: Hello Robert, I understand your concern. I will be more than happy to assist you with your inquiry. We do not send our connection cables besides a telephone line cord and power cord with the unit. You will have to purchase one. So now I have to go out in 6 inches of snow to pick up a stupid USB cable that Brother didn't provide. All they give you is the ability to send Faxes.
Excerpt: Can't install it without buying cables: USB 2.0 or 3.0 A to B. Frustrating as they only provide fax cables and the manual only talks about the fax feature. This is a fax machine that you can also use as a printer or scanner. Very annoying and Brother was not helpful at all in providing the cable. The USB cable costs $5 and Brother is too cheap to include it. Just very annoying and the items seems cheaply made when you look at it.
Summary: It does what it's supposed to do so if you only need black printing this is a great little workhorse. Also if you're inclined to refill your own toner drum as I am, this one is easy to do and so much cheaper than buying a new toner.... like ten bucks vs. maybe $50 or so, not sure of price of new drum. Instructions and parts available online and easy.
Summary: The printer itself is Ok, but when printing envelopes the adhesive gets hot and partially seals the envelope. The envelopes feed much slower than when printing a sheet which probably exaserbates the problem. Another issue that I have is that you can not disable the fax or change the ring number higher than 4.