Summary: This is a great printer. Purchased it so I can print my own menus on 11 x 17 paper. Easy to use and the print quality is excellent. I love the 11 x 17 option. The only problem I had was the ink drying out on the ink heads inside the printer behind the cartridges. I googled a solution.
This printer has all the features needed for an office, fax, scann, print,
4 June 2011
Summary: This printer has all the features needed for an office, fax, scann, print, copy. It has wireless ability, so it can be placed anywhere without wiring. The paper sizes are covering all up to ledger size.
Summary: I have purchased six of these printers so far for use at construction sites. As far as I know, this is the cheapest multi-function printer that uses 11x17 paper. So far two units have failed - one due to using after market ink - we managed to get it working again with a lot of interior scrubbing...
Summary: I have been using my new Brother MFC-6490CW for several weeks. It was important to me to see what the interactivity was before I wrote a review. Well - I am very pleased with the ease with which I am able to fax, print and copy my documents.
Summary: So far, so good. Had it for 2 months now, and no significant problems. I do admit the reason we bought it is the ability to print 11X17, which it does just fine, once you learn to select tray 2. Automatic tray selection does not work.
Summary: We've had the Brother MFC-6490CW now for about a year and it is still going strong. It replaced our HP all-in-one that died after about 4-5 years, and I was stoked to find an affordable all-in-one with 11x17 capability! Wow.
Summary: While the print quality isn't going to compete with a 6 or 8 ink Epson, you aren't going to find a better deal for a printer (that also scans up to) 11x17 and throws in wireless networking as the icing on the cake.
Summary: I just returned this to Office Depot. I got it $100 off. I mainly wanted to replace my original HP scanner & printer, neither of which were anything special. They are both starting to get pale lines (or regular patterns in the case of the scanner) in their output.