Summary: I bought this to replace an inkjet printer which suddenly died. Realizing that these printers have come down in price, and that Brother is a reputed brand, I was expecting print quality to exceed any inkjet printer for black and to be not far off for colour. I have to say I am disappointed with this purchase. Setup at first was easy. Print quality is at best ok for black but colour is terrible. Also sometimes things print out scaled down and they are unreadable.
Pros: -Solid, - Cheap, - Known brand
Cons: Print quality not at all great apart from black, Difficult to set up
Summary: Printer was fine, 5 months later we are sent a box of toners that we never ordered yet we were told otherwise and that we had to pay for them. After a heated discussion and constantly repeating that we would not pay for the toners and that they could come and pick them up, i had to hang up. They then continued to call 8 times, when i finally had to speak to someone again and the same thing happened all over. Watch out!
Summary: The printer keeps bottling out of some print jobs - probably the larger files, but doesn't say why. VERY FRUSTRATING. I have never had this with any other printer. I think I'll go back to Canon - not perfect but a known quantity and pretty much reliable. At least I know what the problem is when it they have one!
Great printer - shame it doesn't work with windows 2008
14 September 2013
Summary: the drivers that come with this printer do not work with Windows 2008. This is a known problem, which i found out about after buying it. the installation of the driver s/w doesn't' complete as it's trying to do something to the Kernel which the o/s prevents. Very poor show.
Summary: I have had nothing but problems with this printer. The quality is awful - the colours in some of my documents barely resemble the colours on screen. There are black spots on the pages I print, but I can't clean the printer as the manual feed doesn't work - it just tells me I have a paper jam. It's little better than useless to be honest! Don't buy unless it's just for home use.