Summary: This printer has been a reliable part of my home office for over 5 years. It does everything you need it to do fairly simply. I use the scanning feature most frequently and I am very pleased with how easy it is to store files on my computer. Replacing toner and paper is a snap. There are many Brother MFC releases but this has been the best for me.
Summary: The printer has performed well in several months of use. The copy quality is very nice. The only problem I have encountered is in stopping printing in mid-job. I tried the "Pause" and "Delete" buttons in the Brother software; I tried the Stop button on the printer. Neither solution worked, so I turned off the printer. That was a disaster. I had to extract jammed paper from two locations inside the printer. That process resulted in a dirty roller and streaky copies.
Summary: This printer has been great, but the instructions included were for another model and there was no software included. I wasn't too surprised about the instructions because this was a factory-refurbished unit. I was able to get the instructions I needed online, so that wasn't a problem. However, Brother wanted a receipt to send replacement software and I couldn't find it.
Summary: We've owned this printer for a long time now and I've never gotten around to writing a review for it. We needed a network printer and this fit the bill. It's very easy to setup for the network. We gave it a static IP address and every system in the house can easily see and print to it. It has a good loader for scanning stacks of documents or faxing. The manual loader is easy to use. The paper tray is a good size. A bit bigger than the tray on our old HP Laserjet 6.
Excellent for home use, Linux-friendly, cheap printing
Bob Dobbs, Amazon
20 May 2011
Summary: Full disclosure: I did not buy my Brother MFC-7440N at Amazon.com, but I have owned one for over a year and am very happy with the product. At that time, I went shopping for a laser, networkable, mono printer. The Brother MFC-7440N fit the bill for a number of reasons: -laser, and not only that, but with affordable supplies (especially compared to inkjet printing). -Linux-friendly. Drivers available for both 32- and 64-bit versions of Debian and Red Hat-based Linuxes.
Summary: This printer was a good deal. However it wasn't what I thought it would be. I was under the impression that it was a color laser printer. Infact, it was a black/white printer with a color scanner. I repackaged the printer and returned it. I was given a full refund with no hassel. I only wish the discription was a little better but because it was so easy to work with this company, I would and will order products from them in the future. Great customer service!
Summary: A solid multifunction, but the is not much more expensive and has some big advantages - there are a couple of things that are easy to miss which won't affect most people but will be a problem for some. First, this printer is a "GDI" printer (sometimes called a Winprinter) which means that without its specific drivers for Windows, Mac or possibly Linux you won't be able to print. Drivers for just about every version of Windows and Mac are readily available.
Summary: The delivery was great. Email from supplier gave an estimated delivery window, and it arrived several days before that. Has all the features I want. Haven't tried the FAX yet but the rest is working fine. However, set-up was a pain. I have an iMac with OS 10.6.6. The set-up instructions told me to load the drivers using the enclosed CD. Couldn't get it to print - repeatedly got an error message.
Good SOHO printer for heavy print/fax, infrequent scanner /copier use
Bobbin "Bobbin", Amazon
30 May 2010
Summary: I needed a network printer so I purchased this to replace an old Brother HL-T440 (factory refurb bought for $150.00) that was non-networked (USB only). That printer still works great and I heartily recommend any Brother printer that uses TN-430 or TN-460 cartridges. Printers that accept that cartridge series have a very reliable print engine and huge toner capacity (4 years of SOHO use before replacing the first standard capacity cartridge).