Summary: I wish I could give this negative stars. I bought this printer in 2009. From the beginning, it failed to measure up to its hype, and eventually developed into an evil genius that would always come up with a way to prevent me from printing.
Summary: Great printer. Just one major deal killer. This printer is part of a class action law suit filed in New Jersey earlier this year (2010). There are several other models listed. This printer will force you to replace all cartridges when one of the cartridges goes out.
C. L. Moore "Architectural Millwork company owner and Counselor", Amazon
29 September 2010
Summary: The original toners for this printer lasted for more than two years. We bought 4 new ones (it takes black, blue, red, and yellow) for well over 300 dollars, and expected them to last over two years. They lasted less than a 6 months.
Summary: We have owned the Brother 4070CDW for over two years and it has not been a pleasant experience. At first glance this printer is a good value, however it has several major drawbacks, including poor printing quality.
Great for the life of the warranty. Died after 4 years
9 March 2010
Summary: This printer's not bad, for about the first year, while it's under warranty. So if you're looking for a printer for a year, and then to throw out, this may be the one. After that, forget it. It now frequently jams, and prints smudges all over the paper.
Buyers beware - works well briefly, then trouble ensues
C. Tom "Hawflake", Amazon
4 September 2009
Summary: As a graduate student, I was looking for a reliable printer with duplex capabilities to print hundreds of pages of articles and cases while minimizing wasted paper. I purchased this printer approximately two years ago, lured by the (relatively) affordable price and positive reviews.
With Brothers like this, who needs enemies? Be happy-buy Xerox.
K. Perkins, Amazon
5 October 2008
Summary: If you are looking for a printer with the temperament and demands of an A-List Hollywood monster, look no further. Since nothing is all bad, I'll pay this machine the compliment that it never really jammed.
won't print with any toner empty warnings (4 cartridges)
Andrew Rutenberg, Amazon
19 August 2008
Summary: The printer freezes if any of the 4 toner cartridges are either empty or beyond their rated life (even if with toner). Free tech support (LONG hold, then not much help, and hoops to jump through to leave comments for consideration) says nothing can be done.
Summary: I know this review is going to be buried, but I hope that you see it. What nobody tells you about this printer is that the three color toner cartridges ALWAYS all go empty at the same time, no matter what you've actually used.
Printer, Brother, + Service Center All Bad! Not Helpful.
G. Pizarro "Tech Purchaser", Amazon
15 July 2008
Summary: I bought this printer back in Feb. 2008 based on past reviews from others and the printer's great features. Little did I know that 5 months later the printer would fail and not print anymore with some "Print Unable" message.