Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 286
Rated 4 out of 5 by Acts22v16 Good basic printer with easy to use features.
This is my first laser printer. It was easier to setup and use than I thought. Its good for basic printing. The toner cartridges are easy to replace and recycle. For duplex printing using the manual feed tray, I ended up feeding each document through one at a time. There may be an easier way. I don't like that you have to manually check toner levels. I wish it would pop up automatically with each print job. Also, colors don't print exactly as they are on screen. I knew this when I purchased the printer, but some of the variations are surprising every once in a while. I haven't had the printer long and have only replaced toner when it was empty. Overall, I like the printer. I will eventually need another larger printer and will look for another Brother printer.
September 29, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Woeful iscan/iprint doesn't work
I elected not to buy a laser printer with a scan/copy/fax function because of the iscan/iprint feature on this printer, but it doesn't work with my Apple products (iPad, iPhone). Getting the WiFi to work from the MacBook Pro itself was difficult, and recently the function quit working again for no apparent reason. Very frustrating.
Moreover, my original printer quit feeding paper into the print chamber and I was forced to get a refurbished model about 10 months after I purchased the unit from Costco. I expected ease of set up, ease of use, consistency of printing, along with the household convenience of WiFi. I also had to take the unit apart to send it off and put it all back together with no instructions. A return UPS label was not sent as was promised, so I had to carry the heavy unit to UPS to find that out; wait until a new label was sent, and then haul it in again to get it shipped back. I wish I had bought a printer, copier, scanner, fax machine from a different company.
December 29, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Paperpeople Only good for basic printing needs
I've only purchased Brother color lasers for my business. I do a good amount of printing on "heavy" paper (65lb). It's never been a problem till this printer. It can handle it but not easily and definitely not in duplex mode. And the manual feed with any weight paper is terrible. Doesn't "catch" the paper well and miss-feeds more that half the time. Forget envelopes. If you do a lot of "manual" feed jobs, pass on this printer. If you print a lot of legal paper, pass again. It all falls on the floor. And the color saturation is not the best. Not terrible but not great. If you print stuff in the "BR-Script3" mode it's better but it takes FOREVER to print. Decent basic color laser but do not ask it to do anything special. "Just the basics ma'am".
September 10, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anthonyfeet disappointed
I owned a HL-4070 before this one. Much heavier so this one is nice in how light it is. BUT I cannot print cardstock on this printer. Who makes a printer nowadays that cannot print cardstock paper, or at least 67 lbs paper. Very disappointed. Also, the setup instructions were not the simpliest for the wireless feature - I just went with the normal cable route.
October 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anna Banana Excellent Printer
This printer has performed as promised by the sales staff. The ink cartridges are easy to change. But only after you figure out how. It is fast and efficient. Colors are clear and true to tone.
October 9, 2016