John C. Eberhardt "websitemarketingmasters", Amazon
7 May 2012
Summary: I've had it for over 4 years now and have used it a lot and used a lot of toner (it seems like I've printed out lots of materials so I think it is fairly efficient) and I'm only on my second set of cartridges. I used it for printing marketing materials for ad campaigns. Toner is costly but it is for all of them - HP etc. Only trouble I've had is it is very slow to warm up and wake up from low power sleep.
Summary: I've had mine for a couple years and it's been the most pleasurable printer experience for me. For many years I had an Apple LaserWriter Plus 630 and an Epson or HP color ink jet printer. Most of what I print can be in B&W and the LaserWriter would do a great job and quick too. Ink jets can give great color prints but they are so slow and the ink is always running out since it uses so much of it to prime itself or clean the print head. I've grown to hate them.
Summary: This printer does fine with black and white printing and is relatively fast and quiet. I am not at all impressed with the color printing and have had streaky lines on my prints many, many times. I already have a Brother black and white, so I really bought this for the color printing. On the upside, the toner lasts a really long time in both of these Brother laser printers.
Summary: I have had this printer running in a small medical office for several years. I should have replaced it long ago but just never got around to it. We us it to print informational material, invoices, patient educational material. As one other reviewer said it does leak toner. It was constantly needing to be swept up after using it for the day. And it wastes toner like crazy. Overall just a poorly engineered piece of technology. Replaced with an HP.
Cons: High price of replacement toners. Had a problem with the machine after 2000 copies. All images had a pink tinge to them. Emails between myself and Brother in Sydney resolved problem. They sent me a new Magenta toner and it fixed it. Then got black spots o
Summary: I thought I was getting a really good deal and while I agree the print quality is very good, the colors did not match what was on my monitor. I was printing our Christmas program and decided to give the printer a try. I hooked it up and printed the program and came out with a blue Christmas tree (it was supposed to be green, of course). No matter how I tweaked it, it still remained a blue tree.
Summary: I purchased the printer for office use for medium volume printing of mostly pdf and word files when it was on sale. One critical flaw of this printer is that when printing pdf file with mixed text and photo, it uses color toners to print black text!!! I contacted Brother tech support and asked about this problem. Their response - there is no solution for this and I have to live with it.