Summary: Bought a handful of these Brother 6050D printers for work. Eventually started getting wrinkles on printouts (Bad Fuser Assembly - $220.00 + shipping to replace). This has happened on 4 of the 5 Brother 6050D printers we've purchased. Parts are not readily available for this type of printer, so you'll have to pay premium. You'll have to replace the Printer Drum ($160.00 brother brand). The Toner itself cost around $110.00 (brother brand).
Summary: This is an excellent all around printer for small business use. Brother printers have always been reliable and a great value and this model is no exception. I have had it for about 4 months now and everyone in the office is pleased with it. We got the estimated yield from the starter cartridge so I expect I will get the same from the high yield cartridge. No jams or mis-feeds so far. The duplexing feature works well.
Summary: This printer is just what I needed. My previos printer was an HP 6p that finally gave up after 11 years. I have to admit I was a little nervous to stray from HP, but I am glad I took the chance. I have had this printer for a few months now and it has worked like a dream. Yes, the noise (thumping) is a little loud, but it really does not bother me and worth it for the functions.
Excerpt: We are a secondary school with 19 of these printers. They are excellent - I cannot rate them highly enough. They take an absolute battering from students and the staff and yet they just keep going and going. This is in contrast to another major manufacturer's printers, which we have had very poor experiences with.
Summary: Not fancy, but it's been churning out prints for three years nonstop except for toner cartridge changes. No problem with varied paper stock. Great quality prints. What else can you ask for? A machine that prints money, maybe, but the Secret Service frowns on that sort of thing.
Summary: we use a lot double-sided printing on several HL6050Ds,that make I could not agree with 2 other reviews completely.If you used more on double-sided printing, you will find its fuser unit would getting overheat.in this situation, paper might jam inside the machine or damage on your document. choose this one if you'd print them in single side mode.
Summary: If you get tired of loading paper over and over again, then this Brother printer is for you. It holds a FULL REAM of 500 sheets of paper in the bottom tray, PLUS and additional 100 sheets in the upper tray for letterhead or back-up. This is an OUTSTANDING printer, perfect for small home or business use. The added bonus is the toner cartridges are HALF the cost of what my older printer used and it is FIVE times FASTER!
Summary: This is so much more effective for the needs of our small business than inkjet tecnyology. Seems very fast. Also replaces $1400 dot matrix used for PR checks. 600 sheet tray is indication that machine can be used for heavier jobs.
Summary: PROs: The HL-6050D has outstanding text quality at 600 DPI and well over 20 ppm output speed. We haven't tried the 1200 DPI setting since 600 DPI produces very sharp text. The duplex mode is great--it will automatically collate and print booklets of any length. This is a heavy duty printer with many extra features and is well worth the cost.