Summary: Slowest fast printer I've ever used. Good quality, but it spools up print jobs weirdly. Every day starts with printing about 30 emails for orders that came in since the previous day. This printer can't handle it all at once. It prints 2, then stops for 8 seconds, prints 2 more, stops again, 2 more, etc. That means that it can take 3-4 minutes to print a stack of orders that should take less than a minute. The older Samsung it replaced could handle this no problem.
Real workhorse of a printer...now if I can only get the grayscaling function to work!
ken yasuda, Amazon
3 May 2014
Summary: This is a very fast, efficient printer that I absolutely love...the duplex function works terrific and I printer over 2,500 pages over the first few days...unfortunately, when I started printing pages (PDF format) that contained quite a bit of grayscaling, could not get the printer to recognize this lighter shading...tried all the settings and after 2 calls with Brother support (over 5 hours in total!), came to the conclusion that this printing function won't work..
Excerpt: I have just given up my HP loyalty. Too many short lived printers at very high costs. I was surprised to find a Brother printer that is nearly identical to my last HP printer but at 1/3 the price! Toner is cheaper too. Now let's see if it lasts longer that the 3 years I got out of the HP.Only con is that it seems a little noisier than the HP...but maybe it's my imagination. If it lasts more than 3 years I'll give it the 5th star!
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, Fast Print Time, Sharp detail
Summary: This printer replaces an HP laser printer in my Dental office. It is a bit noisey, but is extremely fast! Quality is excellent, but be sure to buy the large toner as the supplied one does not last long. I have always used HP printers at my home and office, but no more. I am happy I tried the Brother and have plans to replace all my printers with the Brother in the future. No more outlandish prices for inks and toners.
Excerpt: Just recently purchased this printer, so I don't know what the toner consumption will be like. It was very easy to set up. When you print, it warms up quickly and the first page is out in a snap. The bypass feed works great. So far no jams or problems at all. Liked the fact that I could purchase an extra high capacity toner that is good for 12,000 pages. This is a rare find in a printer this size and really cuts down on the per page cost of using this machine.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, Fast Print Time, Has High Capacity Toner
Summary: I love this printer except for the fact that it didn't work in my office - it tripped the circuit breaker nearly every time it turned on. After a year of keeping the printer in the basement, I found an Amazon review of the HL-5470DW saying that similar problems had been fixed by a firmware update. I was skeptical, but I tried updating the firmware to the latest version anyway (1.14, from 10/31/2013). It seems to have worked!
Summary: The manual for wireless setup makes the setup process more difficult than it is. Toss it. If you've ever set up a wireless device, including printers, it's a simple matter of finding the network and connecting it with the device and installing the print driver. Which I did successfully on a Windows PC, a Mac and a Mac running Parallels. I also was able to print wirelessly from my iPhone and iPad. The setup CD does not have a print driver for Mavericks on the Mac.