Summary: I just got this printer set up today and already it compares unfavorably with my old HP. Like the HP, it has two paper trays, one for 4x6 photo paper, and one for 8.5x11 letter paper. The HP automatically figured out which tray to use from the image size and how many images per page. I had that set up in advance and never did anything else to frequently switch between the two types of printing.
Color printing is terrible, copying is incredibly slow
19 November 2012
Summary: After using a Lexmark, Canon, HP printers and being let down by each one, I read all the rave reviews for this printer and thought my prayers for a decent reliable one were answered. I do much color photo printing and have always been very happy with the quality I got from the other printers I have had but this one - ugh!
Summary: I bought the Brother MFC-J825DW about three weeks ago. I don't do a lot of color printing...most of my day to day printing in on a laser printer, which ironically is also a Brother printer which I have been VERY happy with. I bought the MFC-J825DW for two main reasons: 1) price, and 2) the print to CD/DVD feature. I produce videos, so I'm often sending DVD's of projects I'm working on, to clients.
Summary: if you are buying this printer to use with multiple computers, look elsewhere!! it was not until i was downloading the software that i found out i could only put it on 2 computers. there are 5 in my household and that's why i wanted to go wireless. if i want to add more computers, i need to purchase a "5 pack" for an additional $49.99! it doesn't tell you that ANYWHERE on the packaging until you get to page 32 (?) of the set up instructions!! not happenin' here.
Summary: I tried several times and triple checked, but it does not connect to my encrypted Belkin wireless network with WPA2 + AES encryption. However, my phone, my sister's phone, my laptop, my sister's laptop, and my iPod does. It annoyingly prints out a paper each time you try with an error message saying wrong network key, as if it couldn't display it on screen. Brother just wants to use more ink.
Summary: I did a long print run - 100 A4 cards. That was enough to kill the printer. Talking to brother directly, they talked me though various tests (print head cleaning basically) but agreed that the printer had failed. The CD printing facility was the main reason I bought the printer, only to find that the CD printing software that comes with it is not Mac compatible. I ended up buying an Epson WP-4535. A printer in a different league.
Worked for the first set of ink cartrages - then died
Marky Mark, Amazon
23 March 2013
Summary: I read some really nice things about this printer - the wi-fi being the one thing I liked the most. I though it worked great when I first got it - print quality was good, print jobs were fast, and setup was great... Once the color ink went dead however and I changed it out with Brother ink cartridges (not no name brand), all my print jobs went downhill. First the black ink didn't print properly and kept showing that it was low on in (this being a new ink cartridge).
Summary: The printing quality of photos is actually quite poor compared to other makes of printers I have used in the past, I am a pensioner so cannot aford to just discard it, but when this one dies on me I will revert to my previous manufacturer
Summary: Poor paper feed. Decided not to use it for A4 printing for this reason ... a jam a minute. The printer now is used as a dedicated low volume A3 printer and scanner (using Brothers software) - This suits our purpose, however Avoid if the intention is to use as the principal A4 office workhorse printer. For £119 its a bargain for our use, but don't be deluded that this is a business grade well built workhorse, its cheaply built, however can meet certain requirements.