Summary: Bought this for my home office. No problems so far. I don't do extensive printing, but a good amount and I have not had to change the sample ink cartridges yet after 6+ months. It takes a little longer than I'd like to start a print job or copy, but moves fast once it get's going. Scan's turn out great. I have noticed the paper curling a little bit like some other reveiwers mentioned, but I think if you use the recommended weight of paper you won't have that problem.
Summary: I have bought a Brother printer to use with my Ubuntu desktop. This model had a recent Linux driver at the moment of the purchase (May 2011). Unfortunately, after Ubuntu 12.04 release, the old drivers don't work correctly and Brother does not update the driver (the most recent version is dated by 2011.Jan.17) I would not recommend this printer to anyone who wants to use it in a heterogeneous environment that includes not only a Windows desktop, but also...
Summary: This thing is has a huge footprint!! I thought the print quality and speed would be so much better than an inkjet. The print quality is poor. Forget about printing pictures or any visual media. The wifi often goes to sleep and to wake this up you have to turn it off and back on. I bought this one because it was fairly the cheapest one with duplexing. I went back to my Epson for printing my brochures and business cards.
Summary: update: Do not buy this printer. The paper curl is at least one inch at each end of the standard paper printed. After all day on the phone with Brother, they tell me that "for this printer, 1" of paper curl is acceptable". NOT! They refuse to do anything about it. This is the first Brother product that I have owned and will NEVER buy another Brother product again.
Summary: After two years of being very happy with the predecessor MFC 9840 I now bought the 9970CDW. It seems to be a very similar hardware inside like the 9840, But it looks much better and with the touchscreen and the new developed software it has the improvements which were necessary to make the already good product even better. Just one problem: the fan is so loud and annoying. Thinking of giving it back. Do I have a monday model ?
Summary: Maybe I am just not up to date.....but I was not aware that I would need to purchase 4 toners for this printer! And no where can I find where it actually tells me what toners to buy.....I just bought what was frequently bought together and was 2 SHORT!!!! Not such a good deal anymore........I will be sending it back!
Summary: I purchased this printer almost six months ago for use in a small office environment of two people. It networked fine with both computers, although I used wired rather than wireless networking. I do not use it as a fax machine or scanner at the moment so I can't really comment on those functions. It works relatively well as a copier. It has page-curl issues like most laser printers, and will occasionally wrinkle envelopes.
Great features, if you don't mind severe limitations
13 January 2012
Summary: You can visit the Brother website for the positive qualities of this machine. Of which there are too many to list. There is a reason this machine has 4 manuals, each 100+ pages. Comes with a quick setup, and one of the large manuals printed. I am required to submit documents every day to the home office. The scan to email was a great feature, I can loose the phone line completely. Load the ADF, hit a few buttons and walk away.
Summary: I must say that when I received my MFC-9970CDW in October 2011, I was elated. It did everything I wanted it to do and did it well and fast. I have a dual boot system - Mac OSX 10.7 and Windows 7 Ultimate - and the multipurpose printer works flawlessly on both OS's. It is quiet and fast. Brother has automatically sent me software and firmware updates since purchase. However, the printer will NOT power on.