Summary: CAUTION: before you purchase, be very aware that the Duplex Printing does not mean that it can Scan and Copy in duplex - IT CAN NOT. What this means is if you have a two sided document that you need to copy or scan, you have to do it a page at a time on the flatbed. CAUTION: If you are scanning a document using the flat bed scanner, and you need to take a break, such as answer the phone, the scan will time out in a very short time (60 seconds) and close the file.
Summary: This is an amazing machine. I got it on such a great deal because it was an opened box item but it was completely new. The print quality is excellent. I can never got back to inkjet prints. It puts out paper so fast that it's hard to keep up taking them put and laying them flat to give it less of a page curl. Tone is much more expensive but I was able to print over a thousand double sided sheets before needing to replace the black.
Pretty average printer, falls down if you're trying to connect wirelessly
ALB "Film Geek", Amazon
19 May 2014
Summary: Decent prints in black and white. Color is quite poor for any real world use. Scanner is weak and the provided app is poor to say the least. But where this machine really falls down is connecting wirelessly. It worked for the first few weeks and then just simply stopped. Airprint, Wifi - nothing works! Updated to latest drivers and firmware and still nothing. Brother - please get it together. I expect more from a $400 printer!!
Summary: I am very happy with this purchase. The color is very good. Not sure how photo prints will look because I haven't tried it yet. Scan works good. I have printed 450 sheets so far and haven't had to get toner yet but the black is pretty low. I have printed envelopes and they come out perfect. The wifi is flawless. I have all Apple equipment and they all connect just fine. I would highly recommend this printer.
Summary: This is a FANTASTIC printer. Does everything very well. It does however, ask you replace the toner cartridges after about 500 sheets of paper. I was able to reset them and continue using the black toner for WELL over 1000 sheets. I've printed THOUSANDS of pages and keep resetting the color toner cartridges and they still work perfectly! So the only complaint I had was the stupid premature cartridge replacement warning.
Summary: Awesome printer for a home office. Scanning to my computer or a USB stick, copying, and printing are all effortless. Great interface for the cost. Love the touchscreen. Good print quality. I have had nothing but great success with Brother.
Summary: I love this Brother machine. Savings are great on toner over ink printers. I also love that you can scan directly to thumb drive instead of having to download to computer then copy. Very nice machine and really easy to set up.
Maintenance costs are more than the printer itself
David S. Leifer, Amazon
6 May 2014
Summary: We were generally happy with this printer initially, however after 50,000 prints the fuser needs to be replaced according to an error message on the printer that constantly interrupts print jobs. It is an automatic message that occurs at 50K prints, nothing wrong with the print outs per se.
Summary: I didn't know which printer to buy. Every single printer had way too many negative reviews. I finally went to a store that had the next model up where the only difference was duplex scanning and printing and I scanned a color photo to see just how bad the quality was. Well I don't see how you could expect better quality out of laser than what it put out. I'm so happy I did that and bought this model.