Page curl and dark colors make this not such a great printer
23 January 2014
Summary: I decided to purchase this Brother Laser printer because it was cheaper than replacing all of my toner cartridges in my old HP color laser printer. I am now regretting purchasing this printer mainly because of the page curl. I am a composer, so I often print off a piece of sheet music and run to the piano to try it out. The pages printed with my new Brother printer always curl toward me and fall off the music stand.
Excerpt: Printer is replacing an HP 3600 that we've had for years. It is fast and prints with great clarity - taking labels in from the feed tray easily without jamming (issue I had with the HP). However, card stock curls BIG TIME, regardless of the weight.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Fast Print Time, Sharp tones & colors
Excerpt: The printer is good, but there are a few things you should be aware of when purchasing one. That is the ink can be a bit expensive and the cartridges that come with the machine doesn't last long. Also the instructions can be a bit misleading, but all-in-all it's worth getting.
Pros: Durable Construction, Easy To Use, Sharp tones & colors
Summary: While troubleshooting our HP Color Laserjet (apparently just needs extra calibration on occasion... it's getting older) which prints and behaves beautifully most of the time, we purchased this Brother printer because the reviews were good. Setup was fairly easy and the font type was nice and crisp, but the color printing was poor. The paper types and weights it accepts are very limited and color always came out with a faint diagonally-striped or cross-hatched pattern.
Forces you to change cartridges even when not empty
Joshua W. Haddon, Amazon
9 August 2011
Summary: This printer prints quickly with subpar with minimum jams. We had a Konica Minolta Magic Color 3300 which when new was selling for ~ $1,000 but it began to jam a lot so we decided to go with Brother which seemed to offer all the same features for ~ $250. The KM even though it was older printed more accurately meaning more crisp lines and accurate color. The Brother prints everything darker than it actually is.
Summary: I bought this to replace a printer that had outstanding colour quality printing. This can not compete with the quality of that but if this one proves less troublesome then I am prepared to accept that loss of quality. This one prints onto really thin paper without a problem. It was a relatively cheap printer and you can see it in the quality of the fittings and the drawer mechanism for the paper.
Summary: First of all I never usually can be bothered leaving reviews here but felt I had to. When the printer arrived I noticed it had been shipped from Germany, which isn't a problem as electronics tend to come from all over the place. The problem was the German instruction manual and the European power lead (with travel adaptor included).
Summary: I was very happy with this printer for the first 6 months, it prints duplex, wifi set up is simple and it's great to have colour printing. A little noisy but I could live with that. Unfortunately I have moved office a few times in the last couple of weeks and every time I move the printer, there are more and more splotches all over the printing.