Brie Allen on Amazon
7 years ago
06/17/2016, 18:37 PM
The Brother's Quality Standards.
I have owned a few Brother printers, specifically monochrome laser printers because of the cost-saving capabilities, and this Brother printer does not disappoint and lives up the to the reliability and dependability expected from a Brothers computer. I've owned about ten or so HP printers throughout my school years and my family used to buy HP, but they would always have problems and die. Since I've switched over to Brother, I have yet to have a printer die on me, but I have replaced older models with newer ones, especially as they get a bit slow because of the heavy printing usage (thousands of pages a month at least).
This is a business laser monochrome printer, and it comes with new features not seen on older models, like the Amazon Dash replenishment that automatically orders toner when it is low, which is a very handy feature for an office. No need to make sure that there is a spare backup toner or hold people responsibility. I have not tested at what levels it reorders for you yet because my toner level is still quite high.
This is a 42 ppm printer, quite fast, and fast enough for my needs. More importantly, you can do multiple tasks on it at once, such as printing and scanning at the same time, so there is no need to really wait for someone to be done with their task if yours is not the same one. A nifty feature if you are desperate to use it at the same time.
There is an automatic scan feeder for up to 40 pages, which is a wonderful time saver, but if it could take on more pages, it would be perfect. But for only $300, I am not complaining.
More importantly, this printer uses the high yield toner of 8000 pages, but it also uses the standard yield toner as well. It is extremely cost efficient to to use the high yield toner and I don't buy any Brother printer models without the capability to use a high yield toner.
You can use mobile printing from your device, but to print wirelessly, it does have to have an ethernet connection set up to it. Not an issue for me really, but two models above this printer does offer this feature.
At this price point, this is a great choice for a monochrome printer that also offers functions like scanning and copying. The durability of a Brother's printer cannot be beat and having technology work is simply priceless. I do not need to deal with the hassle of troubleshooting a faulty printer, as I have never had to troubleshoot a Brother's printer for the past six years. Even my oldest model was in use until recently, when I upgraded it, but that old bugger still cranked out pages, albeit a bit slower than the newer models.