Excerpt: I purchased this product about a year ago. I started a small business and needed the capability to print and fax. I was skeptical at first because the cost was only $79.00 with a rebate. After the purchase I got everything hooked up and read the printer instructions there is so much you can do with this device. I print nice pictures from my digital camera, I am able to scan items and they look like the original-plus when I fax it doesn't tie up other operations.
Excerpt: I replaced my Brother MFC 7420 with this MFC-7840W and am very happy with the upgrade. It does everything I need and is small and quiet in my small office. It has a straight paper passthrough for envelope, which works great. This printer is extremely quick and works well. I love the wireless feature so that I can print from anywhere in the house without plugging my computer in. It works well for double sided printing as well.
Excerpt: I got this printer a couple of years ago and athough I don't print on a day-to day basis, I have yet to replace the toner/ink. Amazing quality printing and pretty fast as well. You can load the paper individually by feeding it in or from the paper tray. Can program the fax with numbers used frequently, scan documents, and copy. I had a couple of gliches (error message when trying to print..
Great Old Printer; Mac drivers must be reinstalled
28 August 2012
Summary: This printer was retired to home use after serving three years in a small business office. Setting up this old beast was difficult (requiring some tweaking in the antiquated "Brother Control Center" software), though now that it is operational I have no complaints. For scanning on a Mac with the built in "Image Capture" software, you must delete the drivers in order for the application to recognize it. Otherwise you are stuck using the inferior Brother scanning utility.
Summary: I purchased my printer in September of 2008, and it is still going strong. I have only hit a few glitches, but nothing horrible. For example, when I use the automatic document feeder sometimes the documents towards the back of the pile become crooked for the scanning process. This is only a few degrees and scans are legible and it works. I love that it can take a pile of papers and make a single PDF out of them.
Summary: Overall I am very happy with the printer, except in 1 regard. We bought 2 and have had them for 10 months. Both ran out of ink at about the same time. Mine at 500 sheet & my mom's at 750 sheets. But this is were I am VERY disappointed... It will give you a notice of "low toner" for about 10-15 pages then it will just stop printing & say replace toner cartridge. Even when the last page printed was not faded on ink at all!!!
Summary: My other printer is a Xerx 6180N color laser printer, but this good old Brother all in one is my default printer, and I couldn't be happier with it. I'm not printing every day, and it sees pretty light duty at my house, but when I need to print, send or receive faxes, scan documents, or even do some OCR, this is my go to device.
How I went from hating Brother & this machine to loving Brother & this machine in 20 minutes
Debbie Jones, Amazon
17 May 2011
Summary: I'll make this quick and simple. I was going to come on here and slam Brother hard for how incredibly impossible the instructions are to set this up as a wireless printer. You really have to be some sort of IT programmer type person to decipher what they're trying to get across. Trust me, I'm no dummy about these things, but these instructions are INSANE! I wanted a printer that I plug into the wall, my computer recognizes it (as most Macs will), and we're ready to go.
Summary: Love this machine because it has worked without any problem since purchasing it a month ago. Our main objective is the capability to print black & white prints from any computers and laptops in the house, to scan and to fax occasionally. It met our objective beautifully. We would definitely rate it a 5 if it keeps up its performance for another two months.
Summary: I spent months trying to find a good quality all in one at a good price. I had a HP2600n color laser printer that was starting to leak toner onto the page and so I decided rather than trying to fix it, I would be better served replacing. At the same time I wanted a new scanner. The canon scanner I had was excellent, however it did not have a paper feeder so that was a must for me.