Summary: You should test the scanner as soon as this unit is received, I have so far received two units from Amazon which have had bad scanners. The symptom is whenever I scan the image is green when the original had no color. Amazon has been good about replacing them but maybe they got a bad batch. Hoping the third one will work fine.
Pros: This printer prints, faxes and scans beautifully, duplexes on print jobs and faxes, is well constructed, drivers were easy to install (PC), and has a normal sized footprint despite it's height. Have never encountered a smoother running printer, ever!
Cons: You do have to use old-school envelopes and not self-closing ones with adhesive. Plus, paper loaded in the MFT with the paper guides too tight will jam. The paper guides are a little fussy but once you get the hang of it, it's fine.
Summary: I am giving this the review it deserves as it is a capable MFC, and my boss doesn't hate it. But brother is knowingly shipping defective units that cannot take the add on paper tray. After some time on the phone with them they admitted it and had a guy at my office in 2 days to fix it and now it work fine. But that is pretty shady Brother, and I would be weary of buying another one of your printers for a second paper tray again.
Summary: This ended up being a great purchase for our office. However, the only thing I didn't know when purchasing the 8480DN model was that it does NOT do 2sided to 2 sided copying. It will only do 1 sided to 2 sided. We can work through this in the office, however, we just assumed it would do 2 sided to 2 sided when it listed duplexing as one of the options (I believe now after reading the manual, lol, the 8680 and above do the 2 to 2 sided copying.
Summary: I have a small law office, we have used the 8480DN Brothers Copier for over year, we like it. After three unnecessary Brother replacements, we have solved Two glitches; Glitch One is how to properly print wrinkle-free envelopes, Glitch Two is getting Word Perfect to print from the main tray ("Tray 1"). Wrinkled Envelopes: A.
Summary: This is our second unit in the office. Best black and white laser we have ever purchused. We've had dells, hps, and canons. Very fast printing, incredible network scanning speeds. Cartrige lasts a long time. Easy to setup. The only problem we have ever ran into was, sometimes the printer goes off-line. There is a brother network tool on their site, but it's pain in a rear sometimes. Brother tech support sucks, the guy couldn't help me and was giving me an attitude.
Excellent print properties - everything else works as advertised
Lisa Dilley, Amazon
18 April 2010
Summary: We purchased this printer to replace the HP LaserJet we bought 10 years ago. We do a lot of project printing in our volunteer positions and for school, so our first priority was to buy a good laser printer. Next to that, we often have reason to fax or email documents in a tele-commuting capacity, so a quality scanner with document feed was desirable. We recently set our new printer up and were able to immediately put it to good use.
Summary: I have been working at home for nearly two years on a legal case involving my little grand-nephew. I've spent countless hours and way too much money at Kinkos, or I've been frustrated at home trying to copy, print and scan with my little Canon. I finally (two years too late) wised up and purchased a bigger, better and much more user-friendly all-in-one machine. I love it. I can scan or copy entire documents with the auto-feeder.
Summary: 2nd Brother printer purchased for our small office - both working flawlessly - easy to setup and seem to be good on supplies as well - Be aware that the 8480 does NOT do duplex print copying or fax/scanning - it only does duplex printing from a print application.