Summary: This printer has been fantastic. The duplex scanning saves so much time. I love that this is so quiet. It also doesn't emit an odor while printing like my previous Brother printer did. My husband loves the touch screen and that you can connect to the internet directly without the computer. We bought this because we homeschool and use the Robinson Curriculum (awesome, by the way). It contains over 800 books on cds that need to be printed.
Excerpt: My HP died and I had to replace it. I needed a monochrome/multi-function that is fast. I am very pleased with this selection. I first purchased the MFC 8710. It was too loud. I have the machine sitting right beside my desk. I need it quiet. This one is better, still copies a little louder than I like however, I get very clear prints and it is inexpensive to run. The set up was simple. It only took a short while to load in all my fax phone numbers.
Summary: Office staff really likes this printer, fax, scanner and how easy the software is to use. We did set this up in our insurance office with multi users thru our network and its a very fast black and white printer. I did have problems setting this up on my network and did have to hire an IT pro to set this up the right way. I wasted hours where the pro took a fraction of the time.
Summary: Wanted to buy something a little more commercial but economics dictated small business level. So far this multipurpose scanner/printer has met all my expectations. If it performs as well as the small Brother duplexing printer it is replacing it is worth the investment! It interfaces quickly and scans image speedily. Copies are a breeze and the duplexing feature reduces labor, paper and time.
Summary: I have been using Brother Printers and MFCs for over 6 years now and I love them. I would say they are very high value compared to say HP with is more costly in the long run. I have used this MFC for all of its features including scanning larger multi sheet documents to PDF. Once you setup the Brother Control Center software you can configure it easily to sca to PDF and it works great. Fax, copy, print - all work well.
Easy Wireless Setup, Printing and Scanning. Great iPhone and iPad App!!
William Faulkner's Friend, Amazon
26 April 2014
Summary: I bought this printer to replace an "Old School" Brother MFC of similar size that was over 10 years old. I liked the old one well enough, BUT this one works GREAT -- it is so Easy!!. First if you have the correct type of wireless router you can link this printer with the router using one-button Wi-Fi protected setup (WPS) without having to enter any info.
Summary: This model works perfectly, networked, wireless, everything. No complaints other than it is a littler slower in making copies and scans, but with my past experience (bad) with copiers, this one gets five stars. I would trade a slower model anyday than for one that will give me problems in the future. and to be honest, its not that slow...
Excerpt: THIS PRINTER IS USED TO PRINT HIGH VOLUME IN A LARGE BUSINESS. WHEN YOU CATCH THEM ON SALE FOR $500 ITS TOTALLY WORTH THE VALUE, THE TONERS ARE COST EFFECTIVE FOR THE AMOUNT OF PAGES THEY PRINT, AND THE DRUMS HAVE LONG LIFE SPANS.