Excerpt: Needing to retire my HP p3005dn printer because of the failure of the third "formatter" (read "system board") -- a known defect of this otherwise excellent printer, I chose the Brother HL-5470dw over the Samsung 3820 because I could buy it locally.
Excerpt: Bought several of these printers for our business. We use these printers a lot, so we needed something durable and efficient. These printers have been nothing but issues. They "Go to Sleep" or "Go Offline" and when we need to print they don't come back online until we manually hit the "GO" button.
Excerpt: This is a very nice printer but has a disappointingly short life span. My printer was 14 months old and had under 20,000 pages on it today when it stopped printing sharp images. Brother tech support informed me that the printer was out of warranty and required factory service, which is out of the...
Summary: This printer has consistent issue(read other blogs) with printing when it has been in sleep/deep sleep mode. (contrary to what the manual states). It will work eventually however. Using the keypad is not very intuitive for the basic person which contributes to the problem.
Summary: I am out of my return window unfortunately. Amazon still offers a return for a partial refund but by the time I pay shipping and they don't reimburse shipping I think I may just have to keep this as a back-up emergency printer. The problem here is the toner isn't bonding properly to my paper stock.
Ok for old style printing, but some issues with the new technology
DC Goog Guy, Amazon
21 September 2012
Summary: This is a new printer with problems with its new technology. I bought this printer with the promise of using its native Google Cloud Print (GCP) support to ease the configuration maintenance in my devices and allow printing from my Chromebook. However, I've run into two issues.