Very easy wireless setup, simple driver setup, accepts generic ink cartridges, overall good value
Ryan D, Amazon
21 July 2013
Summary: For those that have complained about this being hard to setup ( in particular the wireless) - read the very short manual. This was a piece of cake in comparison to my few years old Lexmark where I need to hook up a laptop with USB to configure its wireless via Lexmark software. This is the wireless setup process (easy as pie - 5 minutes if you are slow): 1) Power the printer on 2) The initial setup menu on the printer screen asks if you want to configure wireless - click...
Summary: All functions of this all in one unit perform extremely well but by far the greatest feature of all lies in replacement ink cartridges. As you know, individual replacement ink cartridges typically sell for upwards of $15 each. This particular model can use Brother LC-75 high capacity cartridges. Amazon sells 24 packs of these generic cartridges for an astounding $15, more or less. I have used these cartridges without noticeable change in print quality.
Summary: After 5 months the black ink jet stopped working. Brothers' customer service is open M-F 8-5. Which is wonderful when the majority of people work those same hours. We needed a printer that day, had lots of ink left, and reasoned we could work on getting theJ425 fixed and have a spare, all I needed was time off to call. We purchase a J430 which lasted 6 weeks before the black ink jet stopped.
Summary: Never, never, never will I buy anything "Hewlett-Packard". Finally getting frustrated with the repetitive error messages AND being forced to buy ink when their cartridges expired, I ventured out to research a new printer. The main reason I bought Brother is because they don't force you to buy ink, and it had all of the features I was looking for in a printer. It took some time adjusting to new directions, but I'm sure I will love this printer for years to come.
Epson XP-400 compatible with Mac OSX.5.8 (PRE-INTEL)
15 May 2013
Summary: I was under the impression that this printer would be compatible with Mac OSX.5.8. For those of us who own a Mac, companies will tell us it will work for us but half way through installation we will get an error message, "not compatible." This is just one of many printers I had to return to find a printer that worked with Mac OSX.5.8 (PRE INTEL). The Epson XP-400 is a great printer/scanner/printer for us.
Summary: Overall an easy to use multi- functional printer at good price, under $80 shipped to my front door It's hard to beat. What sold me on this was the cost of replacement cartridges, no more $20-$40 ink cartridges, I picked up a pack of 20 cartridges for $14, $20 shipped. These are the high capacity lc75, 8 black, and 4 each of the colored. That's hard to beat.
Summary: I've had several HP machines over the years and the Brother was well-reviewed, so I though I'd give it a go. I wanted a wireless printer I could hook up to all three computers in the house; my PC, my wife's desktop PC, and her laptop. My PC is a new Dell Windows 7 machine, her desktop is an old home-built XP Pro desktop, and the laptop is a Windows 7 unit.
Summary: I can not imagne why anyone would want any other printer for there personal or small business use. I have a windows desktop and laptop for my personal use, and a Mac desktop for business use, and over the years have owned HP's, Cannon's, and a Lexmark. They all were reasonably priced and all made decent copies. The HP's made superior color pictures, which was important to me when I bought my first PC & printer in 98, but they killed me in the cost of ink.