"Does the job"on by sleepydad
Pros Super inexpensive and does what it's billed to do
Cons Ink is eating me out of house and home
Summary I'm running this primarily as a fax on a Mac based wireless network, and use it for occasional scanning and low res' printing. It's worked from the git-go and has been extremely reliable. My one complaint, and it's huge to me, is that this printer wants to print everything in 4-color including faxes and I've already spent more in inks than I paid for the printer only a few months ago. I have the print settings as low as they will go and manually set my print dialogues to they're lowest settings when printing out of apps on my harddrive. Despite printing 99.9% of my documents in grayscale, I'm still going through CM and Y inks like crazy presumably because the fax which I have yet to figure out how to control is printing 4-color. The inks are about $20 per with black being $5-$10 more. I paid $50 after rebate for this machine a few months ago, and have replaced all four ink cartridges at least once and in some cases two and three times. You do the math.
One other complaint that I might register is that the distinctive ring feature that the salesman told me would work regardless of whether my phone company offered it or not doesn't so I have to manually turn the machine off and on when I'm expecting a fax. You can only use the feature if your phone company offers it - don't let the guy at St@ples tell you otherwise!
"Ink Cost Excessive"on by cyndiga
Pros Great print and color
Cons Slow, gobbles ink, which costs almost as much as printer for one round.
Summary If you don't use often it's a good deal.
Pros It has a copier which is easy to use.
Cons This printer is a ink eating machine. I rarely use it but every few months it tells me I need new ink cartridges. There's no option to print in black if ANY ink is empty. Unacceptable. Did I buy a pet or a printer?
Summary Be prepared to feed it ink about every two months whether you use it or not.
"Whats not to like?"on by mayersr
Pros Photos revile the Epsom's and Canon's I have had.
Cons Spooling is a little slow
Summary I have had 4 Epson photo printers and 3 canon photo printers and this Brother exceeds my expectations by far.I like the separate ink cartridges too.From my experience with printing photos eight or more yearsif you don't like this printer you either have a lemon or you just don't know you are doing.
Pros fast fax speed plus gives and recieves sharp color faxes, good scanner,low cost ink
Cons not as fast as my stand alone printers
Summary for price this is the best all in one out there fax scanner and copier are teriffic print quality is good cheap replacement ink would definittly recomend