Constant jams, premature parts failure, not worth the price.
24 December 2014
Summary: Purchased for our small office. Does it make copies and print? Yes. Does it to it well? Nope. Constant jams, the duplexer never works right so you can't make any double sided copies. After 8 months of light use, the fuser component in the back "failed prematurely" and had to be replaced on-site by a Brother warranty repair service. Honestly at this point, we're already praying for this machine's ultimate demise so we can replace it with something better.
Summary: Bought this printer a year ago and never had a problem. I absolutely love the fact that it holds two reams of paper. My last printer kept running out after a few print jobs. Not this one it keeps going for a while before you have to re-load it with paper. Also, I definitely recommend getting the model that includes the extra paper tray. You can get the one without the extra tray and it may be $*** less but I think the extra tray is well worth it.
Summary: Great for a small office. Reasonably quick set up, working like a champ. Saved a lot by watching youtube videos to reset the toner to get more toner out of the cartridge after the printer said it was done. Easy to use, high quality, fast printing.
Excerpt: In our production office we had a Brother DW2270 printer that just couldn't keep up with our daily production and delivery reports. It needed the toner and drum replaced at least weekly. And the delivery reports would fall out of the printer because the little stacking area was too small to receive the whole print job.We replaced the 2270 with this MFC-8950DW and absolutely love it. It's extremely fast, quiet.
Summary: Huge. Ships in huge box. Loud to start up but otherwise reasonable during normal operation. Nice 5" screen. Email function supports emailing through ssl/tls encrypted servers. Easy enough for non-techical user to scan to their phone or print from their phone (for my wife :-) An awful lot of features for the money.
Summary: I love the speed. What used to take me an hour and a half to print now takes less than ten minuets. Auto selecting the paper size is great too. I don't have to worry about changing the paper stock in the tray it picks the right one.