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 had some trouble getting this device installed on my wireless network but eventually got there. I was disappointed with the color quality of both copies and printed files. The colors were rather washed out, especially blues.
Summary: Check reviews for other Brother printer products before buying this. You'll see it has the same problem all their other products have. It burns through colored ink even EVEN IF YOU DON'T PRINT COLOR. Yes you read that right as unbelievable as it sounds.
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.
Planned Obsolescence Means it Will Break for No Reason - Will Never Buy this Brother Brand Again
D Nass, Amazon
22 February 2011
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: 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).
if one color ink catritge runs out, the printer will refuse to print, even b&w
22 February 2011
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: 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.
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.