Excerpt: The good: Good print quality and print speed The bad: When I first picked up the box I expected it to be much heavier. Once unpacked, the printer feels cheap. The plastic is much thinner than the HL-6050 that it replaces and the paper feed rollers are smaller.
Summary: I bought this printer on January 30, 2013. It has worked flawlessly for 15 months on about 20,000 pages, all in duplex format (i.e., 10,000 sheets). Yesterday it started jamming. I gently removed the jammed sheets (that was very easy - no force necessary), I carefully examined for any paper stuck -...
Excerpt: I have this set up in a small computer lab. We have had it one year, and have been through two drums already, and it is now saying that the drum needs to be replaced again. When the drum goes, the print quality is horrible! Using the super-high capacity toner proved to be a bad decision.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use
Cons: Flimsy Construction, Toner Spills On Pages, Too much toner used
Summary: Based on reviews and specs, I was excited to install this printer and use it for our hotel operation. It ran well for about 3 months, after which it would overheat and pause after every page of a multi-page print.
Summary: We bought this HL6180DW Brother printer in August of 2012. Initially, machine worked quite well. Around 14 months later (you know, right after warranty expired), the quality of the printing began to degrade. We tried new toner and drum, updated all applications, drivers and firmware.
Excerpt: This printer replaced a HP duplexing printer and I liked the HP better. This one "poops" toner on paper continuously. I get creased paper randomly with prints. Brother printers count the pages printed per toner vs. using all the toner. I've replaced cartridges that were still printing fine.
Summary: This replaces a ten year HP4050, which was an iron workhorse. This printer is lighter and plasticier (new word), but prints fast and clearly, albeit a little noisy. After 13,000 pages, there has been only one jam. I like the double siding print feature, but wish I had a use for it.
Good printing and duplex printing. Wondering about sleep function issue still. And dims the lights.
8 November 2013
Summary: It DOES dim the lights, which is unnerving. it also goes to sleep and won't awake on a print command. Seems to be no way to turn off the Sleep function (I wouldn't mind if it didn't mean the machine goes off and has to be manually turned off and on to start up again).
Excerpt: Read all the great reviews so I thought I would give a Brother printer a try. Printer works fine, but it peaks at 10 amps on start up and printing. Everytime it prints or gets turned on, it causes my modem to reset which knocks out cable, internet, and phone until the modem finishes resetting.