Summary: One of the better multifunction devices. Don't be fooled by cheaper models where the host PC has to be turned on and running - this one works by itself for copying and scanning and with its network connection is easily shared among the different laptops and desktop we have at home. So far it works brilliantly, and doing home maintenance on the drum and toner is quite possible if you are careful.
Summary: We purchased this multifunction machine for a small office. It was set up as a network printer. It usually prints fine. The seller was quick to send it. Two issues arose since we set it up. It has a loose network cable connection that we cannot seem to correct. (We have to check the cable when a print job does not print.
Summary: We purchased the MFC-8860DN to replace another Brother multifunction printer, the 7820, in a small business environment. This printer actually gets fairly light usage (less than 50 pages/day) , as most of our regular black and white printing gets done through a faster HP Laserjet printer. However, we have had to use the Brother as the primary printer when the Laserjet has problems, and it's performed just as admirably under 500 pages/day.
Summary: Bought our first one 2 years ago. An excellent machine. The only flaw is that the fuser/laser component only lasts for 100,000 copies and costs $200 for the part, so $300 total installed. You can buy the machine for $500-$550 so obviously, Brother intends you to buy new. It took us 2 years to print 100,000 pages. When I added up the cost including the machine, drums, and toners, our total cost for 2 years/100,000 copies was $2600.
Summary: Comments about Brother MFC-8860DN Multifunction Printer: I told my boss it was really ugly, but that it works really well for everything we do! That's the truth too. If looks don't bother you, then get it. Price and performance is what it is all about.
Pros: Accurate Colors, Efficient, Fast, Quiet, Sharp Detail
Summary: This multi-purpose machine replaces a Brother MFC 8840D which was damaged in a move and at this price it was more cost-effective to replace than to repair. Fast turnaround on the delivery meant that we were without a scanner for only a few work days. This newer model seems to print a bit faster and is noticeably quieter than the 8840.
Summary: We bought this machine last year. It has been used extensively. The printing speed is wonderful. Only one minor issue with the paper intake. After a few months usage the paper tray started to have trouble when the tray was fully loaded. We need to take out some paper and retry. Some times we had to repeat the process several times before the paper tray can be successfully installed.
Summary: Comments about Brother MFC-8860DN Multifunction Printer: Every office has to have an all in one machine. It's just necessary these days. Save the space and make things more efficient. Brother makes a great printer in that category. We haven't had any paper jams to report or that sort of thing, but this thing is pretty noisy.
Summary: Why call it a scanner when the main capabilities are copying and faxing. The scanner is so slow that it's not even worth using. It takes half an hour to scan a 22 page document. Even with the lowest resolution, the document is 11.4 megabytes which means it is too big to send via email to most addresses. Plus, you can't continue to work on the computer while it is scanning.
Summary: The product itself function very well according to its specification. It also setup pretty easy if you have a PC. However, it came with a quite old software for Mac user. I do have a Mac (latest OS X version) and struggle to use this product with it. I did call Brother tech support and they said they have no new software release for Mac user.