Summary: I gave this unit only 3 stars because it came with a melfunctioning document feeder. It took me 1.5 hrs to repair the problem and good think is that I fix these machines. I got a good deal on it, in ovearall it is a good performing machine and I can not blame the seller for what happenes in the factory on the assembly line. Comparing to other color MFC's this machine is easy to install and operate. Color quality is very good. Cost of the supplies is about average.
Serves it's purpose well as a color laser all in one
5 June 2011
Summary: I am very pleased with the MFC-9840cdw,it replaces a brother inkjet that lasted for years BUT the price of ink was too much, I think the ink dries out if not used frequently, the laser does not have that issue. It operates very well, it takes a little while to print out first page (45 secs.
Summary: We have had enough problems with this printer in a low-volume dept that my boss wants it replaced after 1.5 years of ownership. Rather than editorialize, I will enumerate the issues we have experienced: 1) Half of the cartridges we install start leaking powdered toner all over the inside of the unit, all Brother brand high-yield carts. Brother sends a replacement toner, we clean up the mess, repeat. 2) All printed output is offset by 4mm left and 2mm down.
Summary: After about a year of small business use, we have been pleased with the effectiveness and always-there status of the Brother MFC 9840CDW. However, we just had an unusual (for us) experience I would like to report. On short notice, a customer asked us to provide 2400 sheets of quality brochures: 100 copies each of 24 one-sided one-page fliers. Kinkos indicated it would cost just under $1800 to outsource the work to them.
Summary: Brother MFC-9840CDW Color Laser Multifunction Center with Wireless Interface and Duplex I've been using a combination of an HP2600n color laser, a Samsung ML-2250 B&W laser, a Canon scanner, and a Fujitsu ScanSnap for a couple of years. The 2600n sucked toner like mad, the Samsung works fine but is black & white only, the ScanSnap wouldn't work with Vista x64 when I bought a new computer, and the Canon was strictly one image at a time.
Should be 5 Stars for everyone...if one would read the description
Joshua Martsch "joshmartsch", Amazon
18 April 2010
Summary: Most people who have given this bad boy something other than 5 stars have done so due to speed, set-up, or print quality (lots for print quality). As my title says, if a person would take the time to read the manufacturer specifications, there would be no reason to expect anything more than what it does...on the contrary, I believe that it outperforms what Brother states (or, more likely, other manufacturers' printers have underperformed).
Summary: This little unit does it all; wireless networking, multiple paper trays, and duplex printing and scanning. This is a truly great buy. A couple of caveats: 1. The color image quality just isn't that great. It's good enough, but the colors don't compare to similar HP offerings. However, if you're more about functionality and less about pretty pictures, this shouldn't bother you too much. 2. The unit tends to lie about when it's time to replace the toner cartridge.
Summary: We are very happy with this printer. The downsides: 1. It is slow, especially printing double-sided documents ... painful. And quality scanning is also very slow. 2. It is heavy, so make sure you install it and never have to move it. 3. Limited capacity of the MP tray 4. If you need to print envelopes or on heavy media (110 lb card stock) you need to specify this in the print driver when you are sending the print job to the printer, otherwise it will jam. Pros: 1.