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.
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.
Pros: It worked for two months, printing extremely slowly, with low quality print scale. Scans did work but were extremely slow and jammed frequently - it is not a high capacity scanner.
Cons: There is no envelope feeder, so each time you need to print an envelope, you have to remove all the paper, and then stick in envelopes, and adjust. Then, when ready to print again, you have to reverse the sequence. Machine quit printing entirely despite new toner cartridges 45 days after purchase...
Very smooth Mac OS X Lion integration. HP has met its match!
G. Bruckno, Amazon
27 August 2011
Summary: I bought this AIO printer after my ink-devouring HP Photosmart mercifully died. Not wanting to waste hundreds of dollars a year on ink with a crummy printer again, I did a lot of research including Canon, Epson, and Lexmark. It seems to have paid off with the Brother MFC-J615W.
Summary: After checking reviews on most new printers, ink usage is unusually high for most of them. Selling ink seems to be the manufactures big thing. The prices for replacement cartridges nearly equals the price of the printer in some cases.
Pros: Nice looking printer....thus one egg.
Cons: Would not complete initial setup. Msg on status screen said "cannot print, replace cyan ink". The printer would not function at all. I Bought and installed a new cartridge and then setup completed. I was in business! The next day the printer would not initialize again. It said the cyan ink cartri...
Summary: Brother MFCJ615w Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner, Copier & Fax. This printer had decent reviews, sounded like what I needed in my home office. Looked nice, streamlined, compact. Installed it. Um... not happening. Turned into a three day ordeal just trying to get the thing to install.
Cons: Printed one distorted test page and then never worked again. Would not shut off or let me go back to the beginning. Error message would not let me into anything. Insisted there was a paper jam that did not exist. Very frustrating experience.
Summary: So, you know how Hummers are awesome cars but you'd probably never buy one because they guzzle gas like nothing else? This printer is the Hummer of printers. You'll be buying new ink cartridges constantly, even if you're not using them, since the ink also just disappears in its regular "cleaning...