Nice quality prints, high operating cost & bad customer service.
G. Janello "Videot", Amazon
19 April 2011
Summary: I just purchased this printer and found the same problem that others have. I got 175 sheets on the starter toners and then around 200 on the next set ($200 per set) (that is way below Brother's advertisement). The printouts were color presentations 8x10, but I used to get over 2500 per set with my old HP 2500L laser. Brother's help line is a joke! I waited 45 minutes+ 3 times and never got through. I would not recommend this printer to anybody that prints alot.
Good quality and Reasonable price BUT TOUGH INSTALLATION
Knt Stt, Amazon
24 February 2011
Summary: This is one of my good printer in terms of good printing quality, reasonable price, save cost per unit printout. Its design and feature are just OK. Its size is so big and heavy actually, really hard to move even I am a big guy. Its feature is so so not thing interesting much. However, it makes me happy when I face how fast it can print. :) I think it quite noisy when it printing. Brother should minimize its size and makes it more quiet.
Summary: Once you figure out how to defeat the toner out message (which is covered elsewhere) this is a decent printer for the price. The manual feed, however, is really, really bad. For starters there's nothing to hold the paper up unattended, so it is literally manual feed. Next, you must not insert the paper before the manual feed message appears, else you get a paper jam message. Same is true if you do not insert the paper far enough when it's finally ready...
Summary: Read the other reviews for details about this printer. My problem is that I printed a few hundred pages and then the printer reported IT WAS OUT OF TONER. WTF? The "starter" toner was supposed to be at least a few thousand pages. I made the mistake of buying a new black toner cartridge. Then after it printed a few pages, it said the magenta cartridge was out of toner! I was trying to print black!
Summary: Frankly I am a little disappointed with the printer. I did a lot of research and thought I had found the right one. It was rated a top performer. As long as you are using regular paper it does fine but I wanted a lazer printer so my ink wouldn't run. I like doing alot of diferent projects that require a lot of different papers.
Summary: I had a brother B&W printer for over 10 yrs. No issues what so ever. But I wanted a wireless printer. And when I saw the price of this (got onsale for $230), I said "why not color?". First impression was it's BIG. Perhaps not for a color laser, but compared to my old B&W, it was big and heavy. I can see why. It had to handle 4 large toners. This is part of the good news too, Brother's toner is rated at the high end of page count. Size aside, it's very noisy.
Summary: Just purchased this printer to replace a vintage 2001 laser printer. I wish I had the old one back. First, this printer is much slower to start up than I'm used to. And the color is not as sharp as I'd hoped. But my main problem is with the manual feed, which I use a lot. The printer misreads a paper jam over 50% of the time, which then requires you to open and close the top, then wait a full 45 seconds for it to try again, often with the same frustrating result.
Summary: I was impressed with how much printer you get for your £120 these days: the box was huge, although the printer itself was reasonably compact and quite attractive to look at. There are a number of possible methods of setting up this device. If your router supports SecureEasySetup, Wi-Fi Protected setup, or AOSS, it can be configured without a cable.
Summary: Der Drucker verbraucht enorm viel Toner. Genauer wird man sehr schnell aufgefordert, Tonerkartuschen zu ersetzen, mitunter so zeitig, dass dies nicht mit der tatsächlichen Nutzung zusammen passen kann. Der Drucker misst voll oder leer nicht nach dem tatsächlichen Füllstand der Kartuschen, sondern zählt Ausdrucke. Nach einer bestimmten Anzahl ist dann Schluss, unabhängig davon, wieviel Toner tatsächlich verbraucht wurde.