Love the printer, but the upkeep and cost of repair is outrageou
24 October 2011
Excerpt: I love the printer, but now I am getting and error message that will not allow me to print because some sponge inside the computer needs to be replaced. Of course this cannot be done yourself, you have to call in a technician at an ungodly rate to come and replace the sponge to allow your printer to work again. Unbelievable that you have to call in an expert to fix a stupid sponge for a home office individual printer. Sometimes good, sometimes slightly faded.
Summary: I bought this to replace my Canon 4-in-1. I was familiar with the Brother name because my mom still has a Brother electric typewriter. The biggest draw for this "printer" for me was the flatbed scanning and copying. With my old Canon, I had to use a "sleeve" to copy ID or other small or irregular shaped items. I also love that this machine can read my smartcard. I was able to set up the printer without even cracking open the manual.
Pros: Easy To Setup, Easy To Use, Fast Operation, Great Print Quality, Quiet, Reliable