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 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: 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.
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. It's quiet, very fast, its appetite for ink is considerably less than my old HP, and appears to be much more energy efficient - it's not warm at all while in "sleep" mode, versus my HP which never...
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. Always stopped dead at the point where I was supposed to connect the USB. Then... repeatedly got the "This device failed to install". Downloaded newest software from Brother.
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 process". Expect a cartridge to last maybe 100 pages, 2 weeks. And if you mostly want to use it to scan or fax documents, forget about it.