Summary: It seems none of the Brother printers have a working manual feed. Read reviews for other Brother printers to see how common this problem is. I'm on my second Brother model, and can count on one hand the number of times I've gotten the manual feed to work, even using suggested workarounds.
This printer is fine for printing routine office documents
J. Mason, Amazon
15 January 2015
Summary: This printer is fine for printing routine office documents; but the quality of detailed graphics and photos is unacceptable. Before buying this printer, I previously owned an entry level HP color Laserjet printer.
Too many flaws prevent this printer from being a worthwhile investment
Joseph Toschlog, Amazon
2 August 2014
Summary: This was my first home color laser printer and I had very high hopes for it. Unfortunately, after encountering problem after problem, I am ultimately unhappy and dissatisfied with this printer and would gladly return it were it not much too late to do so.
Awesome printer, high quality results, and great cost
27 July 2014
Summary: I don't have a lot to say...it's a printer, and I don't print a ton of stuff. It prints quickly, and there's no ink to dry. I love this printer, simple as it is. You need to upgrade the memory for high-resolution printing, which is only $25 on Amazon.
Summary: I purchased this printer Nov 2012. A year and a half. It's streaking yellow on the precise vertical edge of the page OUTSIDE of the print area. OK, I had just changed the toner color streaking.
Summary: I have had this for about a year now and love it. It works well. My only complaint is that it said it needed new toner and i was able to find a site on utube that explained how to reset the toner from the front panel. this worked and i got several more months of printing before I replaced the toner
Summary: If all pieces of technological equipment were designed this way, life would be far less frustrating. This printer just plain works. It prints clear, precise, beautiful color prints and quickly prints black and white documents.