Summary: I don't recommend this as a printer. It takes up a lot of space too. Its actually really bad at printing. The scanner is good. I looked everywhere for a 11x17 scanner. One option was a Mustek Scan Express A3 for $189.95. The reason I choose Brother's over Mustek is that A3 size paper is 11.7x16.5 inches. My 11x17 inch paper would get cropped by .5 inches. No-no. Plus it looked like it was from the early 90's.
Summary: I needed 11x17 with duplex print capabilities and this one offered the most for my budget. So far, it's done well with my needs. The ink is very affordable; I bought the LC75 10-pack and so far I've seen no difference between the generic ink and the brand-name ink. Having separate ink cartridges is a huge plus for me, since replacing the ink is a breeze. If you want very vibrant color, I would recommend an HP or other printer.
Summary: I purchased this product from staples as they had a refurbished one for cheaper under warranty. I tested the printer when purchased and it worked fine. I did not have the time to start scanning my documents for a few weeks. I purchased this as I am an artist and wanted to scan many of my "smaller" sketches an drawings. The scanner produced very faded images from the get go and then became very faded.
Summary: Got this unit a couple of months ago to mostly use for my kids' projects. Fax works great, printing is also good, scanning and all functions are as advetised. However, the colors look faded - tried adjusting settings, didn't help. My elderly DELL 942 printed much brighter pictures. Somewhat dissapointed. Any advice as to how to adjust the colors - much appreciated.
Summary: I got this printer/scanner because many artists I follow also use it. The ability to scan 11x17 is great. It's not the best scanner in the world, but it gets the job done. I've noticed that when scanning in grey scale, it does not pick up lighter shades very well though. When scanning in color though, it does a great job. The ability to print to an 11x17 cardstock is awesome too.
Summary: I use this machine for our company and it has performed well. It has every function you need if you are working with 11x17 paper sizes or smaller. The software it comes with is great but you need to be somewhat computer savvy to figure out how to use it to its full potential. I would recommend going ahead and spending a couple extra bucks to get the one with two paper decks. This one only has one and if you need to switch paper sizes it is a pain.
Execution of drivers not consistent - good looking printer though
Thomas clan, Amazon
24 June 2014
Summary: This is a good bit of kit, quality images and printing with many options and facilities. Let down by its drivers and software I am afraid - keeps falling off network and becoming unseen. Updated drivers many times, but still not right. Shame as it is a good bit of kit otherwise.
occhio a brother.. cambio firmware a pagamento (..e anche salato)
5 May 2014
Summary: Come da oggetto. La stampante non è ancora stata utilizzata ma non dubito sia un buon prodotto. La politica Brother, invece, è molto discutibile. Seguendo le indicazioni di un commento di questa pagina chiamo la casa per poter modificare il firmware e cambiare la lingua in italiano. Niente da fare, è cambiata la politica, mi viene detto al telefono, in merito ai prodotti import.