Summary: Brother All-in-ones were recommended to me and the machine does well with straight copying, faxing, etc.; however, I need to print a quantity (250) envelopes for a bulk mailing. I wanted to do this on the Brother machine from my computer. Well...the machine will only print up to 4 envelopes at a time. So, I'm back to hand feeding a copy machine.
Overall ok but u had to spend money to make it work properly.
3 February 2013
Summary: The model I bought doesn't properly work. It only works on the USB A to B wire. It doesn't work on the network. I think the network card is bad! It's unfortunate. If I could return it I would have. Other than that it works nice.
Summary: I run a small law office. Had an HP and decided to go Brother 8480DN because of the reviews and rising pride of HP for their toner. The toner for this unit is not too expensive if you buy aftermarket, and just find a quality supplier. This is a good little machine, but 15 months into ownership the fax machine quit working. Was going to cost almost as much to fix as it was to just buy a new one.
Summary: Updated 2/8/2013 PROS: Fast and acceptable black text quality printing. Relatively inexpensive compatible laser toner cartridges available for less than $20. I have been able to purchase DR-620 replacement drums that work for less than $30 each. This is VERY cheap. For the amount of use we put our system through (about 50-100 pages a DAY) this puppy really can take a beating and keep on ticking. The 1 year Brother warranty is pretty darn good.
Summary: The printing is very good but I bought the machine also because the specifications said it would print envelopes. 1. You can load only 3 envelopes at a time: hardly useful for mass mailings. 2. The envelopes come through the machine so crinkled they are unuseable. 3. Worse, the heat from the printer seals the flaps on the envelopes!!! Brother puts out good products but who allowed this one to pass through the inspection process and onto the market?
Summary: I like this machine OK Set up is OK - I had a challenge scanning multiple pages at one shot and it mangles my high end envelopes even though it has a straight through feed. The scan interface is underwhelming. IT is OK . If I were buting again I would try something different. Maybe I will get better at driving it with time.