Summary: This printer now has been working great for 2 years, plenty of photo printing, copying, scanning and what not and i only use generic low cost cartridges and would never again use a printer that does not accept those or where it could not be circumvented. I paid for it new only $95 with shipping right here on Amazon, so not sure why the price has more than doubled now, I guess the supply for this model is drying up and newer models are out taking its place.
Summary: We have two of these awful printers. One of my employees bought the first one when she got a Brother when we wanted a HP. So now we had ink for a Brother so then we bought the MFC-J410W. Both of the Brothers are just awful. They jam paper a lot and then they tell you to open the back cover and remove paper jam when there is not any paper jam. They we have to turn it off to clear it.
Summary: So, I had an inkling that this was a crappy printer but the cheap cost won out..lol Net net, you get what you pay for..yet again this holds true. My death blow, when I really needed to print something I might add, was the very popular(check reviews on Internet) "Paper Jam" message. And no, it wasn't a jam but just a cheap printer that keeled over and died.. In the market for a new one......................
Summary: Started out great. No problems connecting to encrypted wireless or using it initially. Only used Brother OEM ink (went down that road once and ruined a printer). Now, after less than 2 years of regular household level printing, it won't recognize brand new full cartridges. Save your money.
Summary: Mine is broken in just two years. I still have a bunch of inks for it at hand.Unbelievably,I have another older Brother printer MFC-3240C which still works. I don't buy MFC-J410w even I have to throw away my stock of inks. Instead, I spend about $66 to buy some other printer. The new one is much lighter than MFC-J410W. So I realize that MFC-J410W is out-of-date. My new printer is a new generation.
Summary: Can't scan, can't fax if ink is low. Why do I need ink to scan? Feels like scam. Also, keeps cleaning every time I turn on the printer which is every day or every other day and uses all the ink. I bought the new cartridge and printed only 15 pages and it's empty again. I would not buy this printer again.
Summary: I have had this machine for a few years now. Bought it for $60 from Office Depot in 2011. For some reason the item description says 33 pages per minute, um no, you only get 2.2 pages per minute. I timed it and looked up on PC Mag.com and they confirm it. The black cartridge costs around $27.00 and I feel like I am replacing it constantly. The color cartridges are only around 10 bucks but they also run out rather quickly.
Summary: I mainly needed this printer for its scanning functionality, which works just fine. I don't print often. Maybe once every month. I purchased this printer back in late 2010. Out of the box, the printer reported that the yellow cartridge was out of ink. I have come to expect bundled cartridges to be starter kits, so I had already purchased a complete set of new cartridges already. After inserting the new yellow, I was able to print. Great!
Summary: I have had two of these printers and loved the features, for a very inexpensive product. Unfortunately, they extort you for an insane price for their ink. They clearly warn you not to use non-Brother cartridges, and indeed, both printers eventually failed after using very inexpensive alternatives. So, it is dammed if you do and dammed if you don't. The cost of Brother ink makes the printer unusable, and the other guy's ink makes the printer unusable.