Summary: Everything on this machine works great, except the clock. Haven't had time to contact manufacturer for possible fix and can't afford down-time. It's a small concern, but it'd be nice if the time stamp on a fax was reliable.
Summary: after just over 1 year, the printer sends message about needing new ink cartridges(even with new cartridges installed). contacted Brother and they never got back to me, yet they sent me an e-mail asking about their service to which I replied that I was unsatisfied. No reply from Brother.
Summary: The MFC-L8850CDW is a fast and loaded with impressive features and networking and it is built in. The MFC-L8850CDW is a large heavy printer. It also has a serious footprint: 19.3in Wide x 20.7in deep x 20.9 in High. The packaging is quite good as is typical for Brother and while the box had some dings the printer was in perfect condition. The setup was very simple and easy. The printer comes with TN331 standard yield cartridges that drop right in.
Summary: Granted I went from an HP printer that came with my last computer purchase but I love, love, love this printer! It is an awesome piece of equipment with an outstanding price tag! I would buy again and again!
Good luck trying to to get through the documentation.
Dave F, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: Let me say first off that this is a great printer that's fairly easy to setup. It has, what it says it has, which is: 1) Ethernet or wireless connection...or USB if you so desire. 2) Copy 3) scan 4) print 5) all in laser quality. My pet peave is documentation. It's horrible. You are given a quick setup guide and then referred to the web for Brother's on-line documentation that is plain crap. They encourage use of software to configure the unit.
Summary: My Brother MFC printer was the biggest mistake I have ever made in buying electronic gear! I was expecting a high speed high capacity laser printer that would last for some period of time. Within 90 days (after the warranty expired) I began having trouble with the paper feed. I had to clean it, and mess with it constantly and would get the "JAM" message every time I tried to print anything. It finally got to the point that it would not feed paper at all.
Summary: Lighter, Faster, Quieter. Upgrading from the 9840 which served as my work horse for 4 years, and so far i am pretty happy. Big improvement is to see a toner level reading on the touch screen panel. Setup was straight forward and networking seamless. Wifi setup was a breeze too. Had the printer setup and printing from Apple computers, Windows 8.1pro and iPhone in less than 10 minutes. Did the calibration and that took about 4 of the 10 minutes.
Summary: This printer amazingly arrived in 2 days, gotta love Prime... The box had a slight corner ding, but everything inside the box was well protected and unharmed. The printer was very easy to hook up using a USB to my workhorse desktop running windows 7. Setting up scanning was a little harder, but easy once figured out. (I had it printing and scanning both sides of docs. within 20 minutes from taking it out of the box).
Summary: I have had 2 of these machines in the last 2 months. Both times after scanning documents I get an error code to Power Cycle the machine. It keeps doing it with no end in site. Contacted Brother and was told to self troubleshoot. Returned and purchased a Dell all in one.
Summary: First, let me say that I looked over dozens (hundreds possibly) of printers before settling on this one, so believe me, a lot of thought went into its purchase. I was fed up with inkjets and their endless waste, especially when having to clean them after going unused for a week, or so. I decided that color laser was my best option, and then that THIS color laser was the cream of the crop, while maintaining a decent price.