The best hands-down Color Laser printer for those sick of the cost of inkjet refills and overpriced HP color laserjet toner
R. Costa, Amazon
8 December 2013
Summary: Brother kicks HP's but all the way up and down the block. Paid $250 through Amazon with free shipping with Amazon Prime (that itself more than paid for the cost of the Prime Membership). I'm an IT professional and Brother laser printers in general are hands-down the best value by a mile.
Summary: This thing is a BEAST! Printed well over 100,000 pages on the first one, and it finally began to tank. I could have cleaned or replaced the fuser kit and ripped it apart for some maintenance, but for what I paid for the entire replacement unit, it unfortunately wasn't worth my time.
Summary: I purchased this printer after having used ink jet printers for years for my home business. I print charts, notes and various types of documents. While I do not print a large quantity of pages each week, what I did print was always a cumbersome task and the quality was sub par.
Summary: Received this printer this afternoon and I have to say that this printer blows me away. For $250, the price of a decent B&W laser, this printer is great. So the flesh tones and photo printing aren't as good as with inkjets but what do you expect for $250?
Summary: If you're looking for a high-quality color laser printer that does auto duplexing, look no further. Don't make the mistake of getting the series below this (e.g. HL3170), like I did. They are completely different printers.
Summary: Bought this to replace an HP Color Laser that died after just 2 years. Will never buy another HP printer again after experiencing how this one performs. Can't beat this for the price with the feature set that's included. Cheaper than the comparable HP to buy and cheaper on color toner.
Summary: I had two questions about the printer before I bought it. One was about the networking - I wanted it for home and I'm not very techy, and second, does it really take a long time to start printing and would that bother me? Wireless networking turned out to be easy.
Summary: I had an older Brother printer with duplexing and decided to buy a color printer. This printer was much bigger than I anticipated, but it has terrific print quality and was easy to load onto my computers and network.