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.
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).
Julien Pierre "Software engineer and amateur ..., Amazon
10 April 2010
Summary: I just got this machine to replace two others a month ago in my home office - an HP inkjet all-in-one 6310xi, and a Brother laser printer HL-1870n. This new unit is superior in just about every way. The print quality is much higher than on the HP. In B&W it is similar to the old brother laser. The print speed is out of this world, especially for color. The inkjet could take minutes per page for letter-size photo prints.
Summary: Wow, this printer is awesome! We wanted to get a MFP for the past few years for our home office but wanted to wait for the technology and cost to settle down. We just have basic printing, copying, scanning, and faxing home office needs. We have a 7 year old HP 1200se laser printer that won't die and continues to serve us well.
READ THIS if the thought of HUGE PDF files is annoying.....
10 March 2009
Summary: I am another person who has found this machine to be a welcome revelation. Just because it is such a great all-rounder. Text and colour graphics output are excellent - though not the very best you can get - well above average for a typical budget colour laser. Photos printed at 2400x600dpi (MUST use the included PostScript driver) are more than acceptable for a colour laser too - but let's face it, nobody will use a colour laser for quality photographic output anyway.
Summary: This is the best AIO printer $650 can buy.(PERIOD). Of course its bulky and heavy and can be loud at times; but the people that worry about those characteristics shouldn't be buying a laserjet anyway. Other than that; it may lack a color touchscreen considering, the amount of various menus. It may also be a little slow on duplex scans and prints.
Summary: Set up was a breeze to get this machine up and running. You simply can't get a color laser with FAST ADF scanning and autoduplexing for this price point. And it appears to be built to last. Previous HPs and Brothers I set up for printing/scanning across a wireless home network were fickle. But not the MFC-9840CDW. My only word of caution: have a friend to help place the printer. It weighs a lot!!