Planned Obsolescence Means it Will Break for No Reason - Will Never Buy this Brother Brand Again
Derreck Nassar, Amazon
15 July 2014
Summary: So I bought this printer about a year and a half ago as I wanted a wireless printer for the home and home-office. Until I bought my wife a sewing machine I had never heard of the Brother brand before. I thought I would take a chance on this unit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: I purchased this printer just over a year ago after reading reviews and talking with the place I buy my ink. Don't waste your money unless you consider this a disposable printer. Problems: - Poor print quality especially color and it got worse over time.
Summary: The ink is crazy expensive, and doesn't last. There are no high yield cartridges. The scan function constantly pauses so that a 45 page document takes 30 minutes, not to mention I have to slowly feed pages in since it only has a 15 page feeder.
if one color ink catritge runs out, the printer will refuse to print, even b&w
24 June 2012
Summary: A very annoying feature about this printer: if one (out of four) of ink cartridges runs out of color, the printer will not print anything at all, even in black & white.. it just keeps beeping & demanding the empty cartridge to be replaced.
Summary: You have been warned! print heads are junk and will clog very easily. i have always used genuine inks and have gotten no help with customer service. I have had this printer right under a year, bought it from office depot but they say the serial no. exceeds the warranty.
Summary: ### Pros: - big, big plus (vs eg. Epson, HP): cartridges that do not have a micro chip. This allows user to buy cartridges from alternative ink suppliers and refill them from bulk ink containers (I did not do that though as I still have the genuine high capacity Brother cartridges).