Summary: Good printer. Fast and reliable. We printed a 330 page dissertation on fine laser printer paper and it came out looking great. The issues were that the paper we used was a heavy short grain so it came out of the printer curled more than we wanted and when we had it bound, the curl was still there. It's enough to be noticeable. The book binder said it was the paper that needed to be long grain so we will know for next time.
Summary: I used this printer to print a job that was about 3,600 pages. The duplexing worked great. My only complaint was about half way through it said I was out of black ink. I reset the ink cartridges by using the other reviewer's instructions and finished my print job. I don't know why Brother has to fool consumers into buying ink well before the ink is really empty especially with the price of ink cartridges.
Summary: 1) The first con is that the actual price of the toner SEEMS high because you often time have to purchase 4 toners at once. But in reality, if you break down the cost per page, it's actually cheaper than any inkjet i've ever met. So the con here is that it appears to be expensive, but it's just relative to the output. It's an implied con, not really a real hard con.
Pros: Let's make things clear, The printer is ROCK SOLID!
Cons: As far as cons are concerned, there are only three.
David Rounick Philadelphia PA "Greatest Poke..., Amazon
2 July 2013
Summary: I purchased this product from Staples.com as it was unavailable in larger quantities on Amazon (I'm not sure why because I would prefer to get it on Amazon). I've used Samsung models and the biggest issue was always envelope printing in the workplace because to deal with it (and other manual feed tasks) with the lower-budget Samsung models is always a problem unless you go with one of their high-end models and those get larger (yes, even larger than this bad boy).
Summary: Ok, so I just got my printer set up and was so excited to use the duplex printing to save on paper by printing on both sides automatically. Well, on my Mac laptop there wasn't a clear option to do that when I printed from Word 2010. I searched around and found the solution. Hope this saves you some time :) By the way, the printer is nice and fast but not very sharp for pictures even on the "fine" setting. 1.
Summary: We are replacing a machine that was just getting more expense to keep replacing the parts instead of getting a new one. We had a OKI before, and while this machine isn't up to the same quality that the OKI produced, it is still a great quality. The OKI did great glossy prints, and even though these prints aren't glossy it is still good enough for our most important presentations.
Summary: I've had this unit for about 3 weeks now, and I like this printer as it was easy to set up and it worked right out of the box. The only issue I would have liked was better color matching as it is color but has no glossyness to it and some colors show to be dull or not exactly correct. For my purposes, it will work as a color printer and the duplex feature is very nice as it save paper and doesn't create a problem of trying to manually try it.
Summary: Love working with these as they can work with different subnets. I.E. I install the printer on our main network and make a firewall rule to allow another subnet to see the printer's IP and bam! I will say that if you use the cheap-o paper that's super thin (paper-thin?), it will curl your printouts. Yikes!