Excerpt: I print 2 page documents, front and back, on one sheet and it is horrible for that. The manual feed wants to pull it in crooked or says the paper jammed (9 out of 10 times) or it would wrinkle the paper. The manual feed door is only 1" and not long enough to hold the paper in. You have to hold it. Very noisy.
Cons: Does Not Meet Expectations, very hard manual feed, wants to jam, wrinkles the paper
Excerpt: This printer is good if you have a lot of reports to print for review before the final copy. The problem is the paper does not come out flat. It curls from the heat. You then have to put some weight on it to flatten it out.
Pros: Doesn't Jam, Good Value, Easy to Use, Fast, Quality, Easy to Set Up, Performance
Summary: If all you need is a monochrome printer then this is a good deal. It is cheaper to operate because it is laser and unlike the color version, it costs a lot less to purchase AND operate. It also has a toner saver mode for rough drafts -- although that mode IS harder to read because it is so light. All in all, it appears to be a good solution for a very inexpensive printer.
Excerpt: This printer worked just fine into the second cartridge. The "toner out " light came on while the print quality was still good (it got real faint with the original cartridge) and even though I installed a new cartridge, the light would not go out. I went to the Brother troubleshooting site, but it was no help. My big disappointment is that a machine that was working fine just bailed on me.
Summary: The printer goes through ink like there is no tomorrow. We had about 20-25 Brother printers in different models installed in our office in the last few years. This is the first time I have to replace the toner so often. I tried to reset the sensor. However, nothing helps. Out of curiosity, I took 3 "empty" toner cartridges from this printer and installed them into Brother 2230 printer. I printed settings and guess what..
Big Brother cripples and otherwise great product to control you
16 February 2012
Summary: In the past I've been very happy with Brother printers (for its cost the H5250dn is one of the most dependable machines ever built), but this particular printer has been frustrating. The problem basically is that in an effort to act like Big Brother and stop you using non-Brother toner cartridges they've intentionally crippled the machine making it much much much more sensitive.