Summary: We bought about 20 6180s for our two offices, based on our experience with a single 5240. The 5240 has been working flawlessly for 6 years. I can't say the same for the 6180s. There has been a number of print quality issues.
Summary: This set up easily and quickly. I set it up using the postscript driver and ethernet. It also works for my ipad. I have 2 problems with it: 1: It goes to sleep when you are not using it. You can set the time-out duration, but the maximum is 30 minutes. Why don't I like this "green": feature?
This item failed to integrate with my Samsung tablet and ...
17 December 2014
Summary: This item failed to integrate with my Samsung tablet and Google Cloud print despite multiple phone calls to tier 5 Brother support. Basically, the tablet never recognized the printer as online even though it had no problems recognizing other printers on Cloud Print.
Summary: These printers keep breaking! They are assembled in Vietnam, and I guess the plant is using fuser assemblies from a different model. After a few thousand pages I have had the print fade, the fuser smoke, the fuser shred and start spitting out of the machine.
Summary: This printer was fantastic initially, but after about a year and a half of use, it's going in the trash. We've replaced the drum three times, tried cleaning the unit, but nothing has helped. All text is blurry and there are random streaks all over the page.
Uses toner well and mechanically sound, but has pause issues with OS X (Mac) and weak firmware update process
John Faughnan "John G Faughnan", Amazon
14 March 2014
Summary: I bought the 6180DW because Brother's entry level printer was very expensive to operate. This printer's per page costs are much lower, so the total cost of ownership is also lower than most other Brother printers. I've run into two issues however, each costing one star. Both apply to Macs.
Need Deeper Receiving Tray!! A Bit Longer Life Expectancy!
NIGEL LIN, Amazon
12 December 2013
Summary: I introduced this printer to the branches of our company. It seemed working ok; however, there is one major issue. The receiving tray for printed copies is not deep enough. The printer is designed with 500 page tray and 42 ppm; however, the receiving tray is only designed to hold not even half of...
Summary: I would have given this a 5, but everytime I reboot my computers I lose connection to the printer and have to reinstall. I now only reboot once a week, however, this is really a pain. I've tried everything and with connections on my end and have researched on Brother's website, but to no avail.
Summary: Printer does a fine job but am using it with a wireless network. Set up not too easy and on screen prompting not intuitive. When it starts up, there is a large power drain as others have noted, but my fuse handles it - lights just get dim for a moment.
Looks like a good unit, but waiting on replacement ... will update review!
Amazon Customer, Amazon
17 May 2013
Summary: I chose this printer because of the toner capacity, high resolution and shining consumer report reviews of a similar model in the line. The first printer is on its' way back because there was an obvious electrical defect with the unit.