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Brother - MFC-9130CW Color Wireless Laser Printer - Gray-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic printer, with some negatives

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    SurfaceProUser
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    I have now owned this printer/scanner/fax for a few months, and felt I had enough experience to finally provide a few thoughts on how I like it. I'll start first with the negatives, and then go to the positives. Cons: I was having some trouble with the initial install of the printer. The directions asked me to use the USB cable to connect the first time around. Unfortunately, this did not work for me (for some reason, the computer was not detecting the printer during the install). After much troubleshooting, I finally got it to work by unplugging the USB and using the printer to detect the computer (rather than the other way around). I'm not sure why this worked, but it did. Another issue I noticed dealt with the manual feeder in the front. It takes several tries before I can finally get the feeder to attach itself to the paper correctly without giving me a "paper jam" message (even after I follow its directions to use both hands to push it through the feeder). This happened each time I used the feeder, and eventually settled with sticking the paper in the bottom tray instead. I was really disappointed to realize that this printer was not an automatic double-sided printer (which was the main reason why I opted to purchase it in the first place... the Best Buy associate told me it was). Apparently, it was only "double-sided" if I printed manually (in which case, refer to the aforementioned "manual feeder" problems above). By the time I realized this, it would have been too much hassle to re-package the heavy printer and bring it back to the store. It would have been nice to have an ethernet connection option. I don't seem to have issues with the wireless connectivity (though I have read that others have); but I would have liked to have that option of a direct plug-in in case there were problems. Pros: Probably my favorite feature of this device is the scanner. Compared with my old printer, this device scans material quickly and pretty easily. The software for this device is also pretty simple to use, so I don't have much trouble turning a document into a readable PDF, for example. If I am scanning paper documents, the feeder works really well (although, it did glitch once). If I am scanning books, I can get a copy of a chapter in a decent amount of time (it was definitely a lot faster than my inkjet scanner). The second favorite feature is the copier. Although some copy jobs turn out a little darker than I'd like, I can get things to look OK after toggling with the touch screen to change the contrast, brightness, etc. When copying documents, the feeder on top, again works really well, and really fast. Compared with my old inkjet, this printer is fantastic. The print quality is clean, crisp, and very clear. This, I believe is expected from a Brother device. As much as I dislike that this does not print double-sided, it is actually pretty simple to first print all the even numbered pages first, place it back in the bottom tray (face up & with bottom of page going in first), and then print the odd numbered pages. It is a little inconvenient, but at least it saves paper. Overall, I am very happy with this device. There was a bit of a learning curve in the beginning (especially going from an inkjet to a laser), but I think it's worth it for the scanner/copier, and the higher-quality print jobs. If you are still not sure of whether to get an inkjet or laser, I would say that it's important to consider some of the long-term costs. The print quality is much better with a laser printer, and the costs may not be as frequent when it comes to purchasing inkjet cartridges. But replacements for lasers, while not as frequent, can be much more costly (multiple toner cartridges, drum replacement, belt unit).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Like a Champ

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    Zeebo101
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    This printer is great. I prints, prints, and prints.... and prints some more. The color function really helps me out with creating stationary for the small business I work at. Now remember the color isn't really for photo printing. If you want to print photos you need to remember to go into the settings and change the quality and the type of paper you will use. But like I said it's really just a strong work printer that "can" do photo printing. But the BEST PART IS THE EASY WIFI NETWORK SET UP! My job used to have a HP 8500a Plus Pro and my god that thing had so many issues with wifi set up. I would set it up and then a week later it would go off line on the printer side and I would have to reset the thing over and over. We were so frustrated that we moved it to an another area so we could hardwired to a network. But then other issues emerges so we said to hell with this. We had a Brother MFC-8710DW at another location and I was super impressed with it. It was the main reason we purchased MFC-9130CW. Setting up this printer was really easy. Installed the software on my laptop and assisted with communicating to the printer. After that it worked... no errors or anything else. The amount of printing to the amount toner we buy is fair in my opinion. We use the color for printing a large amount of custom stationary like letter heads and envelopes. Printing Reports with color is very fast and the communication between the wireless network and the printer is very fast compared to a office line inkjet. The only thing I will say that I wished it had is the ability to scan to a usb drive. The 8710DW has that and it's a real time saver when you just need a file scanned on the fly so you can email it or print later (without turning on a computer). Scanning on this printer with the auto feeder is the same with any other all in one I have used. Great for a few sheet but you will get some sheets scanned slanted if you start giving it 10 or more. The only scanner that scanned perfectly 100% of the time was the HP 9250c but for almost $3000 for a scanner it better have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful

    Posted
    MHug
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    I thought it was time for a change from ink cartridges to toner cartridges. I didn’t need picture perfect quality, but I wanted to be able to print many pages with color consistency for projects or homework. I did some research online for printers and debated for a few days about whether I wanted a monochrome (black ink only) or a colored printer. I settled on the Brother brand, which my sewing machine may have swayed my preference a little. I had owned a couple HP inkjet printers (color) and a Lexmark LaserJet printer (black only) before buying the MFC-9130CW. Before I bought it, I remember asking the Best Buy salesman about the issue of running out of toner for the colors (yellow, cyan, and magenta), and if I was going to be able to use black ink only. That was my biggest concern. The answer he gave me was yes as long as I leave the toners in their respective slots. Well, I have finally ran out of my colors, and I am still able to print in black when I choose the monochrome option. When I choose color/auto, I am not able to print (that may be my settings or it may be how the printer operates). I always connect my printer wirelessly since I print from my laptop, my iPhone, and my iPad. I use the WPS option every time to connect to the wireless and the setup is easy. I have installed Brother’s iPrint&Scan app on my phone which I use to print my OneDrive documents and downloaded documents. I think if I were to buy another printer, I would still stick with Brother and get the duplex printing or advance duplex options. I would like to be able to print double sided automatically to save paper and be able to scan double sided. The reason I didn’t buy the printer with the duplex option was because the printer was more expensive and I wanted to stay in a certain price bracket. I am very satisfied with the MFC-9130CW printer that I have now because every page that I have printed for work or for school have met my expectations. I don’t see any smears or fading ink like I usually do when it comes to having ink cartridges. Maybe ink cartridges are better now and days, but I won’t go back. When I bought this printer in Washington state, I paid $249.99 before taxes in December 2014 (after sale discount and price match). I was happy with the price I paid.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Brother Printer Is The Best Printer I've Ever Used

    Posted
    Yuli

    This is my first laser printer and so far I am surprisingly satisfied with this printer. I've been using inkjet printer for many years and when I finally got tired of its constant breaking down and paper jam and ink problems...I decided to shop for Laser. And after inquiring with all my resources, colleagues, and friends, they all told me to get the Brother and don't look anywhere else (I'm one of those ppl that I hate studying about the specs and spending my time comparing different brands, just tell me the exact product to get and I'll take your word for it!). I bought the MFC9130 because I wanted a color printer with multi-function but I was afraid of spending too much on an even higher model since this is my very first laser printer. So far the printer has been printing and copying and scanning for me completely perfect and seamless, the experience really is much better compared to all my inkjet printers. I especially wanted to point out that their phone customer support has been very helpful to me. I had trouble setting up the printer to print wirelessly and I immediately called their support number and within five minutes I got to speak with a live person that is actually located in the states. They guided me all the way through the end until I could start printing on both my Windows PC and iMac computer. I was never able to get this kind of support from any of the other printer companies, and btw the customer support from Brother is free for the lifetime of your purchased product. I really wished I could've known about Brother a few years earlier. I've always had more trust in a product when I know it's made from a Japanese company, so I guess this product has proven that to me once again. (I would like to point out that I'm writing this review completely on my own desire. I am not getting any compensation from Brother or any other companies to write this. I might sound a little excited but it's all because of the experience I've had so far with this printer, it's made my office work so much easier and most important seamless)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well worth the price

    Posted
    Arizonajohn
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    I wanted to upgrade my existing MFC unit to one that supported AirPrint as we have iPads and iPhones that we wanted to print documents. However, there are a number of manufacturers that provide that capability now. In addition, I wanted to keep color laser functionality, ease of use, wireless connectivity, cost of use and reliability. My prior experience with a Brother MFC device demonstrated reliability over three years without a problem. That gave Brother an edge. However, but it did not mean that other manufacturers had been sitting idle. Many of the MFC units theoretically met this standard. However, after reading the reviews and seeing the equipment, cost of use and reliability were the differentiators for me. There were many reviews that spoke to the high costs per copy with some devices. However, build quality leads to reliability in my mind. Some devices looked and felt flimsy. The Brother unit appears to be very sturdy and well made. At the price point of $435, I didn't see anything that was as good. We've used the unit for about a month now. I'm very pleased with the MFC-9130CW. It's better than I'd hoped.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent all-in-one Brothers MFC 9130 CW

    Posted
    newt5541
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    Printer arrived earlier than expected from Best Buy online purchase. Color LCD (i.e. Laser) Brothers MFC 9130 CW was tightly packed and secure from damage. Nothing was missing-complete. It took between 30 to 40 minutes to unpack, setup, and print the test page. Installed as wireless printer with absolutely no problem. Interfaced with a HP Pavilion 23, 64bit OS Windows 7 SP1. Instruction book and fast set up cheat sheet was easy to follow. If you read the instructions first regardless of your competence, you won't have a problem installing. One issue was the Setup disk did not launch automatically as expected. However, a file search of the disk found the Install Setup file. Clicked on it and everything went as hoped. Those who complain of smudges on their documents is probably from touching the toner strip. Used nitrile gloves to prevent accidental touching of the toner printer strip. Very satisfied with color printed on standard stock printer paper-equal to or little better than most commercial/business color printers. Very easy to switch from color to all B&W documents. Hint: Look at your printer drop down window and look for preferences check box. Great printer at a very good price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No longer afraid to click the print button

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    Toneloc
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    I purchased this Brother All-in-One as a replacement for an older Dell printer I had previously purchased years ago. I was unable to use the wireless functionality w/ the Dell printer because Dell refused to update the software, not to mention, it was like playing Russian roulette each time I clicked the print option using the wired connection. Sometimes it worked, most often it did not. Also, it seemed that I was more than often purchasing replacement ink cartridges. My world has changed! This beauty of a Brother has transformed my life. As a full-time student, this printer has freed up much needed study time which was being sucked up by troubleshooting my old Dell. Very satisfied with my Brother purchase and my home office is complete. Also, I would like to mention, I spent years traveling around the U.S. setting up computer networks for businesses and the Brother printers were always a preferred printer choice over HP based on quality, dependability, and cost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Color Printer!

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    RJ69
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    This is the second Brother MFC9130CW printer we have owned. doing homeschooling requires a lot of printing and we wore out the first unit over a 5+ year cycle. Just purchased this second one because we are so impressed by the clarity and sharpness of both color and black/white printouts. This product is easily maintained and will last you a long time. The wireless capability of this unit is excellent as well. We have never had an issue with it even while sending printing to the system from multiple tablets, PCs, laptops or cell phones at once! Easy to use touch screen feature allows for monitoring of toner levels, number of pages printed over the lifetime of the printer, tools, etc. You can even setup your own shortcuts in the menu! Great product for all purposes: Printing, Copying, Scanning and Faxing. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Yes, it is Windows 10 compatible

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    Gary
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    I have been waiting for this one to be on sale, and my luck it was the Deal of the Day! FYI, the CD that comes with it lists the various OS' and Windows up to Windows 8, but going to brother-usa.com I was able to easily download the Windows 10 software which includes the scanner software as well as the printer driver. Running the Windows 10 all-in-one setup was easy, one click and wait til done. The printer shows up, and a GREAT FEATURE is you can right-click on the printer and the submenu has "Scan", well, at least on Windows 10 I know it does. The printer is much faster than any of my inkjet printers, and making copies is so easy it's basically your personal copier machine. WiFi setup is easy so I was able to stick the printer in a corner of the house with an electrical outlet, no other wires or mess. Super clean and easy to setup. Oh yeah and the reason why I waited for the Brother color laser is the toner is by far the least expensive. Roughly $50 or less...!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Affordable and fast!

    Posted
    Eienki
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    I used to own an ink-cartridge printer. As I work at home, printing is almost a daily thing - for contracts, photocopying, etc. As we all know, ink cartridge are extremely pricey and runs out quick. The ink takes awhile to print a full page of colored page as well. This is where Brother - MFC-9130CW comes in. This is a very affordable laser printer that shoots out copies FAST! I do not have to worry about running out of ink every other week anymore! Although there are other better printers out there that saves you more money on cartridge (Eco printers?), but the price for the Brother laser printer is within my budget. It get things done fast. Definitely would recommend this to friends that are in need of a printer/scanner/copier and don't wanna worry about running low on inks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the top printers on the market

    Posted
    Handcycling
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    I would say once you try a laser printer you will never go back because there won't be a reason and you will even ask yourself why didn't I figure this out sooner. I wish somebody would've had told me sooner that spending a little bit more now will save me a lot more later. You know the saying you pay for what you get. After you buy this printer you'll understand exactly what I am saying is now all that money to spend on printer ink every couple of months will be a thing of the past. Ink jet cartridge printers are just bloodsuckers as a suck the money right out of you. I bought my laser printer over a year ago and still have not had a need for to but ink as I am still using what they call beginner cartridges and let me tell you I do a lot of printing and I'm still using the original beginner cartridge

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent printer for home/small business

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    SinnCity
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    Had to get new printer after I just couldn't take it any more dealing with all the HP error messages/software issues/updates(HP photosmart7280). Vowed never to get another HP. Researched this one and has been terrific so far. Easy to use and install software, quality document/small business forms printing, i still use a separate photo printer for photos/images or things that need color crispness(Canon i9900). But this printer has been great. It has starter ink cartridges and have replaced the black already, brother ink was around $70-80, but I used a non-Brother cartridge from Amazon for about $25. I was worried using a non brand due to all the HP issues they have with nonbrand ink, but it has worked just fine. Absolutely would recommend this printer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great color laser printer and scanner

    Posted
    Chris
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    I purchased this printer to replace an HP ink jet printer. The ink jets use so much ink, and it seemed my ink cartridges would go bad if I did not use them quickly enough. So far, I have printed both color and black and white. I think the quality is great. The toner cartridges that came with the printer did not last long (which I think is poor form on the part of the entire industry - it makes them look like conartists). However, the replacement cartridges have lasted longer. I have printed about 3000 pages so far. I have used the scanner a couple of times on a PC and once on my wife's Ipad. It worked great. The copy feature is also really good. It produces the same high quality printouts as the printer. I have not used the fax features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great printer that just works!

    Posted
    Nighttrain
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    Easy to install. I have printed and scanned to/from it with no issues over wifi. Seems fairly quick to print a page or scan a page. Nice large 250 page paper tray. I like how it stores output in a nice bin near the top. The auto document feeder is a nice touch. It does power down to conserve energy when it has been off for a while so it does take about 20 seconds to power on from energy saver mode. I'm just glad it powers up and prints or scans just fine. I had a printer that when it went into power save mode I had to literally turn the printer off and then back on again. I haven't had a single issue with this printer and I've had it for about a month now. I would highly recommend this printer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Resonable price prfect performance

    Posted
    Fogy
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    Sick and tired of paying $50 and up for ink to print a few things and a month later having to go buy more ink because the stuff in the printer dried out. It's crazy a person can buy a printer with ink often times cheaper then buying ink for the printer. Then you have to clean the heads and by the time your done you are low on ink again. Toner prices on line are 3 to 4 times cheaper then in store so plan ahead,,, easy to install it's wifi so no running wires, prints fast and in great color almost photo quality on regular paper. Also takes legal size paper for documents and the scanner is easy to use or you can just use it as a copier. Time will tell on how it lasts but so far so good and don't foresee any issues with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Brother-Mfc-9130Cw

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    sabo
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    What a great Laser Printer haven't had a problem yet. cons. no automatic Duplex. other then that works everytime. I love how fast it prints 1st page out 9sec after it warms up. love the google cloud don't have to print on network. fast scanner/ get rid of the ink jet printer.... I have 100 pages printed color and black and still on the starter toner. don't like that there's parts that have to be replaced every 50,000 pages and 14000 pages. drums, belt, waste toner, fuser,and paper kit. but ill get over it. I been threw 3 of the same laser printers. had problem with 2 out of 3. thank you best buy. make sure you buy the plan from best buy. I usely never leave feedback but this time I think I have a great item.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great machine for print happy homes

    Posted
    Redragn5
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    Bought this printer to replace an overused HP Photosmart and to cut down on ink bills. Device was easy to set up and configure (including registering with Google Cloud Print) for our network and all our computers/tablets/phones/etc. Printing/scanning is fast and the toner cartridges last quite a while. Only con is that the color quality isn't good enough to handle photo printing (was never advertised/expected to be, so no surprise here). Definitely recommend for any household that handles a lot of documents (students, work from home, active volunteer, etc).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Printer

    Posted
    NeverOld
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    Been waiting for my old non-wireless color ink jet to "die" so I could buy a wireless color laser. Started buying Brother printers at work and they were great so when this all-in-one Brother MFC-9130CW color printer went on sale I bought it. I have been very happy with it as far as performance and ease of use. Only issue was setting up the scanning to each laptop attached. The issue was I would "lose" one and get the other one. This went back and forth before I realized that each laptop (or PC) has to be on at the time. Once the connection was made it has worked just fine. A great buy - a great printer. Would not hesitate to recommend to anyone looking for an all-in-one laser.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So happy with my decision

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    HappyBuyer
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    I have wanted a laser printer for a few years and spent a lot of time looking at different types and brands. Well my inkjet printer stopped working and I needed a printer for a big project.... 1000+ printouts. It prints so fast, great quality and also copies and scans great. The only thing - and I have not checked into it much, but I tried to print a picture on photo paper and it did not work. I don't knows if its the paper or what cause I haven't looked into it much but the one time I tried the picture did not turn out. Overall I'm very happy!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Printer

    Posted
    Chris
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    After getting tired of buying printers and having them fail after a year or two I decided to look for a new good printer. My last few were all in one inkjets so I knew I wanted an all in one. This printer fit the bill. Plus Brother is know for their reliability. After having this for a few months I’m very happy with it. Hands down the best printer I have owned. Very fast, great quality and easy setup. The top feeder was worth the little extra cost vs the model under this. Great for quick copies. The only downfall I see is that it is fairly large. I knew that going into it. But a warning to anyone with limited space.

    I would recommend this to a friend