Excerpt: I have used Brother printers for over ten years and I really love their ease of setup. This printer is very reliable and fast. Would like to see the printer hold a full rack of 500 sheets of paper but that is not a deal breaker for the value.
Excerpt: We have had excellent service from our Brother printers. This model is a work horse. We like the ability to have several models of the Brother printers that use the same toner and drums. These printers were easy to set up and simply went to work printing. They seem to have no problem with working in our some what dusty automotive repair environment.
Excerpt: As a Receptionist/Assistant in a law office my printer gets a lot of use. I use it for letters, envelopes, checks, labels and many multi-page documents. It's very easy to set up and use and it's very efficient. The feeder tray makes it easy for me to change from regular copy paper to bond paper. I just set the bond paper on the tray and it feeds from there. No need to change out the paper in the drawer.
Affordable and Solid Printer after Firmware Update
15 August 2014
Summary: After my nine and a half-year old cheap basic Brother printer started jamming a lot, I decided it was time to replace it with a model that had Airprint and duplex. Since my house was wired with gigabit Ethernet when constructed, I don't need wireless capabilities and this seemed like a solid choice at such a good price (which was even a little lower back when I bought mine). I was able to print from all our devices (three Mac computers, two iPads and two iPhones) easily.
Instructions on how to reset low toner warning light
6 June 2014
Summary: I previously used the Brother HL2240 laser printer and it worked fine but I have to print about 100 pages per day and felt like the cost of paper with duplex setting and lower cost per page with the 5450DN was worth the switch. So far after 3 months of use, no problems. It prints the first page within 12 seconds. Subsequent pages are faster. When in duplex mode, it will suck the page back into the duplexer even if you're only printing one page.
Summary: When Amazon's price for this printer dropped below $100, I immediately snapped one up. It arrived today, and so far I am very impressed with this printer. I tried initially to install under Windows 8.1 in Desktop mode, which failed; switching to Metro mode solved this problem, and it installed almost "automagically" on my home LAN.
Pros: Fast, inexpensive (<$100), very good print quality
Summary: I've been using this line of Brother printers for over 10 years. I started with the HL-1440. Yes, this is a black and white laser printer...thus no color, but for the job it does you do not need color. This is the most reliable printer I know of. When it says it's out of toner...count on getting many more pages out of it...it will not quit printing unless it has absolutely NO toner. The print gets lighter but it's hardly noticeable. That's how amazing this printer is.