Simply awful. Will never purchase from Brother again
16 January 2013
Summary: First, I laughed when I returned to this product's page to write the review to see that it's price had gone up OVER TRIPLE what I paid for it about a year ago. Who are they kidding? I would call this thing a piece of trash, but that would be insulting to garbage. The print quality is sub par, and is equal to that of a $15 garage sale canon deskjets..
Summary: I loved this printer while it worked. Small size, all the features I wanted, affordable. Unfortunately it began printing black pages and despite multiple print head cleanings, nothing could get the black ink flowing. From what I see online this is not an uncommon issue. I called Brother and they had a tech take me through all the cleanings over again. After it failed to work, I was told that due to the two year warranty, they would send me a new upgraded model, free.
Summary: This model is a fax, scanner printer and copier. This is my second Brother MFC. My first was approximately five years old. I am amazed at how technology has advanced. I would have to say that this model is by far superior than my old Brother. It jams less and the print quality is by far superior. On a side note, with my first MFC, 90% of the time I purchased only Brother ink cartridges.
Summary: I reluctantly bought this unit despite having had a bad experience a number of years ago with a Brother MFC. I was willing to give the company the benefit of the doubt so I bought this a year ago; that was a mistake. When it works it is a pretty decent printer, but as others have stated, it is constantly running out of ink. I hardly use it and I've probably spent as much on ink as I did for the printer.
Summary: When I first received this printer I was delighted that the print quality was good, ink relatively cheap and networked well... Until I tried to print business cards. What an absolute headache. The business card paper (borderless, name brand) constantly either jams or can't feed through. I have to stack the loader with regular paper and insert one BC sheet at a time and then cross my fingers. Most of the time I'll get an error.
Summary: This printer is completely amazing. Android and linux friendly (brother makes android app where you can easily 'share' something which will print). Not sure about apple support as I have no devices. The ink can easily be refilled and reset with no issues. The cartridges are simply plastic containers which plug in. Refill the factory ones (I've done this repeatedly) or purchase other larger quick refill cartridges on amazon.
Summary: I am very happy with this machine and the tech support is superb. However, there is a real problem regarding ink usage. The software is setup to clean the machine twice a month automatically. In addition, if you turn the printer off, the next time you turn it on it will clean automatically So you need to leave it on all the time to prevent this from happening. This info came from Brother's tech support team.
Summary: This is without a doubt, one the very best printers I have ever owned. It is very stingy on the ink. A cartrige lasts longer than any make. Color pictures are not the best, but are still very acceptable. It has been trouble free and is a real workhorse.
Summary: This is my 2nd one of this model to buy. The machine is very easy to learn and use. Printing and copying are great. If one of them ever die off I'll look for another one on E-Bay to replace it.