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Versatile and affordable multi-function printerPosted
Pros More affordable than others Product support for the lifetime of the product Refills are cheaper LED printers usually last even longer than laser printers Quiet Fast first print Scans and prints in color Offers scan to cloud services Offers fax to cloud services Compatible with smartphones and tablets for scanning and printing Full featured drivers can be installed or basic depending on needs Includes PaperPort to manage scans Touchscreen makes usage easier as it can display just the needed info All drivers and software available via website Cons Print quality is slightly duller than a good quality laser Blacks seem to have a slightly purple or blue hue Ozone smell is stronger than others in smaller offices Scan to email only works with Outlook Scan to OCR as an Excel is not compatible with Office 2016 Scan to OCR doesn’t offer option for Word Printer technology hasn’t seemed to have changed as fast as the rest of the tech industry but there have been improvements. The most significant improvement has been in the price for what you get. The Brother MFC-L3770CDW is a lot of printer for a very reasonable price. It offers dual sided color LED printing, scanning, and faxing. LED technology is the latest in printers. LED printers are supposed to offer the print quality of laser but with a cheaper price, higher reliability, and less power required. The MFC-L3770CDW is an LED printer and certainly offers a competitive price and should offer higher reliability. A bonus is that warm up time is much shorter than most laser printers. Even from sleep, the printer can start printing within 14 seconds from startup, but it feels quicker as it almost seems like immediately after you press print it is warming up where others usually have long pause first. Besides being quick to start, it is also very quiet. Prints are overall sharp but not quiet as vibrant as the latest generation of laser printers. Blacks have a very slight blue/purple hue and the print has a more matt finish like older color laser printers. Brother does offer an advanced color calibration option if needed. Overall print quality is very good considering the price and feature set. Most people wouldn’t recognize the difference unless a printout from a much more expensive laser printer was placed next to it. Like laser printers, this printer isn’t well suited to photo printing but can product nice looking presentations and flyers. It’s worth noting that if you have a smaller room you would like to keep this in you should make sure the room has adequate ventilation. If left in a closed 15x15 room overnight, you will notice a pretty strong odor of what smells like ozone. It’s hard to say if it is truly ozone, like what laser printers emit, but if it is it can cause health issues over time. Regardless, the smell is strong if not kept ventilated. For a small package this MFC packs a lot of features. It offers all the standard features of a multi-function printer but adds cloud functionality and compatibility with smartphones and tablets. There are many online enabled features including OneDrive, Google Drive, Box, and Dropbox integration to name a few. Not only does it offer printing support for Mac OS but Linux as well. With this cloud integration you can reduce the amount of prints needed as well as keep things more organized. Want to send a fax of a document you have on a computer or mobile device. No problem. Either option is covered. You send it to the MFC and it gets sent out without the need to print, scan, and fax. Want to keep your faxes organized and not waste resources on junk faxes? Just set it to fax to email or better yet, to cloud. When you have it scan to cloud it will store them in a folder in your cloud storage and notify you via email once finished. No more misprints, lost prints, or confidential information sitting on the printer waiting to be picked up. If you prefer to keep incoming faxes more local but don’t want to print them directly there is also a fax to pc option. Faxes will be forwarded and stored on a local computer of your choice for later retrieval. If the computer gets turned off for some reason the MFC has memory to store faxes until the computer is turned back on at which point it will immediately transfer the waiting faxes. It is unusual to find a printer, let alone a multi-function device, with so much versatility in printing options. You don’t even need a computer to use it. You can print and scan using the Brother iPrint&Scan app for Android and iOS. The options available continue in Windows where on Windows 10 you can just have Windows 10 automatically detect and install the basic drivers or manually download the complete suite from Brother’s website to include PaperPort to organize your scanned documents. This still does not describe all the features and options it has. This might sound intimidating, but Brother has managed to keep it simple first. You aren’t forced into the advanced features. You can leave everything default and it will work well as it. If you want to dig into more advanced features you don’t have to navigate through a large panel of buttons. Included is an integrated touchscreen display which only shows the relevant features for what you are trying to do. It really helps keep things simple for as much as it can do. Besides compatibility with virtually any device and a competitive price, Brother offers a unique perk. Most printers only come with support in regard to factory defects. Brother not only offers the industry standard 1-year warranty against defects but also offers phone, chat, and email support for the life of your printer. If you are looking for an all-around versatile device for your home office or small office, the Brother MFC-L3770CDW is a very compelling choice you should consider.
I would recommend this to a friend
Full Featured Printer For Home / Office Set-UpPosted
The Brother MFC-L3770CDW Wireless Color All-In-One Printer is my multi-functional, home office, productivity assistant. Since I generate approximately 1,500 printed pages of construction, inspection reports a month I looked forward to setting this printer up and running it through my paces. What excited me the most was the two-sided printing feature, which would cut my printed reports in half. The two-sided printing not only reduces my paper use, but is easier for the viewer to read. My reports, which are read by architects, engineers, and building owners are much more condensed and professional looking now . WooHoo! Out of the box this printer weighs approximately 54 pounds and is on the heavy side to lift and move. So, be sure to have some help if needed. Although the printer is hefty it does not take a large footprint for installation. The dimensions are approximately 16 inches wide by 16 inches high and 20 inches deep. It fit perfectly in the location of my old printer. It took me approximately one and a half hours to unpack and hook up the printer. The Quick Setup Guide was most helpful in getting the printer unpacked and running. This Brother printer includes a Quick Setup Guide, CD-ROM Installer with Drivers and Software, Power Cord, telephone line cord for FAX connection, and starter set of 4 Toners with Drum Unit Set. Once the AC power was 'ON' I used the LCD touchscreen at the front and top of the printer to connect to my Wi-Fi network. I activated the CD-ROM, Installer for Drivers and Utilities, on my computer, which 'found' the unit and I made it my default printer. I was then ready to print. Over the past two weeks of daily use I have grown to love this printer. It is easy to operate and produces laser-sharp printed documents in color, and, or black print. I registered my printer at the Brother Support website and also downloaded the Online Users Guide, which is more comprehensive in detail to include drawings and illustrations. It is very helpful and convenient to to look up the myriad of feature settings and operations. I am not going to list all of the features and specifications of this Brother MFC-L3770CDW, but I will list the ones I think set this printer above all the rest. You can see all the features and specs at the Best Buy product website. Brother MFC-L3770CDW Features I Really Like: * Two-Sided Printing. You can activate this setting in 'Printer Properties' when you are actually ready to print out a document. You can select either automatic or manual printing. * Bright LCD Touchscreen. Allows me to quickly select a function, Fax, Scan, Copy, or 'Secure' Print, and, or, other settings. It also gives me the status of each of my toners' supply. It has a Tool icon, which allows me to set the brightness of the LCD touchscreen, general settings for FAX Scan, Copy, or Print. You can use either the LCD touchscreen or included software on your computer to change and adjust any settings or functions of this printer. * Generously Sized Main Paper Tray. Stores up to 250 sheets of quality, 20 lb plain paper. The Multi-Purpose Tray stores up to 30 sheets of 20 lb plain paper and the Automatic Document Feeder holds up to 50 sheets of 20 lb plain paper. * Fast Print Speeds. Up to 25 PPM in both Monochrome or Color. For two-sided printing this Brother will handle up to 4 sheets a minute – my new favorite kind of printing job. * Optional Connections to Printer. I can connect all my devices through the built-in wireless, Wi-Fi Direct, or connect my laptop or phone via USB. Also have used my Flash Drive through the USB port to print directly to this Brother printer. I choose the document(s) I want to print through the USB Icon on the Home Menu of the LCD touchscreen. It reads the documents off of my Flash Drive. * Quiet Printing, Scanning, and Copying. For all the print speed and work this printer does it is amazing how quiet it actually is. * Laser Quality Print and Copying. The text is sharp and smudge-free in monochrome and, or in color. However, printing out pictures is not high quality. This is not a photo printer, but the image quality is adequate for my field photo documentation. * Print-from and scan-to popular cloud apps directly from the 3.7" color touchscreen including Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote, OneNote, OneDrive, and Box. * The Manual Feed Slot accommodates printing on card stock, envelopes, photo paper and more. * Create Shortcuts on the LCD touchscreen of frequently used functions. I created a two-sided printing shortcut. * Print and scan without connecting to your local Wi-Fi network by using the NFC “touch to connect” Icon on the front of the printer to the right of the paper output tray. * iPrint&Scan App for remote printing on mobile devices is available in IOS at the Apple Store and Android at Google Play Store. You can check the status of the printer, toner, and print or scan remotely through various cloud services. From the Brother Support website you can download the Mobile Print/Scan Guide for Brother iPrint&Scan App for both Apple and Android. This is an extremely helpful Guide, which explains in detail all of the functions you can perform using the iPrint&Scan App on your mobile devices. It was a 'must' for me. * One Year Warranty and free online, call or live chat support for the life of this product. The Brother MFC-L3770CDW Wireless Color All-In-One Printer is a beast of a workhorse for me. When I am out of town on inspections I can remotely print out all of my notes and observations to my home office printer for later review. YooHoo! This printer allows me to make as many copies of my reports as I need quickly and cost effectively too. I highly recommend the purchase of this printer, especially if you require a high volume of printing on a monthly basis.
I would recommend this to a friend
Great High-Volume ChoicePosted
This Brother all-in-one, or multi-function printer is a color laser printer (uses toner cartridges rather than ink cartridges), a flat-bed scanner, color copier, and fax machine. The printer has one paper tray that will hold up to legal size paper and four toner cartridges, black, cyan, magenta, and yellow. There is also a fold down door on the front of the machine revealing the multi-purpose tray, used to load specialty paper such as envelopes. The printer is Wi-Fi capable, AirPrint compatible and can use Near Field Communication from mobile devices. There is a front USB port enabling you to print directly from a USB drive (or scan a document and save it directly to the drive), but there is not an SD card slot. The printer is not intended to print photos (I believe this is a characteristic of all color laser printers), but the scanner function can scan photographs. The printer arrived in a box 24” x 20” x 22” high, and it is quite hefty meaning it likely will not fit into the trunk of most sedans. The printer unpacked easy enough if you don’t have any lifting restrictions. For our purposes at home, I had to connect only the AC power cable – if we wanted fax capability, I would also have to connect a phone line. The power cord is the typical AC-cable with a plug on both ends that has a standard female end that connects to the printer. A phone cable is included too, along with a CD-ROM of drivers and other software, and rudimentary set-up and reference instructions. A detailed user guide is available on Brother’s web site along with downloadable drivers and software if your computer(s) no longer has an optical drive. It does not come with an Ethernet cable if you plan on connecting the printer in that fashion. Set up was quick and trouble free and I had no issues with our Windows 10, Mac OS, and iOS devices all being able to connect and print. Since the printer is connected to our Wi-Fi network, the date and time set themselves automatically. This model uses a combination of buttons and a color touchscreen to control the printer. The touchscreen is very easy to use with good response, clear graphics and text prompts when needed. The product description states that the paper tray will hold up to 250 sheets of paper. It would have been nice if a whole ream of paper could fit in the tray at one time to avoid finding a home for the partial ream until the printer needs more paper loaded into it. It appears there are two toner cartridge sizes, TN-223 (standard yield) and TN-227 (high yield), and as with most things in life, the larger “package” is a much better buy when comparing cost per page to print. Depending on the type of print job you are attempting (1-sided or 2-sided) and the type of paper being used (plain, glossy, legal, etc), there are specifics on which tray to use, settings that need to be changed, quantity of paper that can be loaded, and orientation if using preprinted paper that make referring to the full user manual mandatory (which is 675 pages long, and only one language). The printer allows you to set a variety of “shortcuts” for differing types of print jobs so that you don’t have to manually set different parameters every time you need to change types of jobs. At home we have previously had only ink jet printers since 1997 as we are not high print-volume users. I have had a lot of experience with laser printers through work since my profession utilizes printers virtually all day. This Brother printer exhibits the same features and initial quality as any of the big name brands usually seen in office environments. That being said, I think this printer is probably too sophisticated for the needs of the average home user (myself included). Speed, print quality and unobtrusive noise are all outstanding in my opinion and make the MFC-L3770CDW printer one that I doubt any home office or small business user would be disappointed with.
I would recommend this to a friend
All in one color laser that hits the markPosted
I have become increasing frustrated with ink jet printers over the last few years due to terrible build quality and/or software and of course the cost of the ink. It seemed I was constantly re-installing the software as the printer would not activate after going “off line”, or wasting ink needing to “clean” the heads as they had dried since last printing. As such I had been considering a color laser printer for a couple of years and jumped at the chance to review this one. This printer checked all of the boxes I was looking for; Grayscale printing - (2400 dpi (fine) – 600 x 600 dpi (normal) Color Printing – (2400 dpi (fine), 600 x 600 dpi (normal) Automated duplex printing Scanner – 19200 x 19200 dpi interpolated 1200 x 2400 dpi (scanner glass) 600 x 600 dpi (from adf) Copier – 600x 600 dpi Fax – I didn’t use this function 2 trays (tray 1 (for everyday printing, normally 8 x 11 paper) and MP (multi purpose – 4 x 6 photo, other page sizes, etc.)) Wireless/ethernet/usb connections. Be advised it does NOT include a USB cable though. Given its speed, options and not having to deal with the frustrations of an inkjet I feel this unit is well worth the cost for personal home use and certainly excellent for home businesses. In the box are; Instructions (basic) Power cord about 5 feet. It has NO cumbersome brick, but is not low profile where it plugs into printer (not 90 degree). 4 toner cartridges (black, cyan, magenta and yellow Telephone line cord Total dimensions 16.1” width, 16.3” height, 20” depth and weight of about 53 lbs. As such I wasn’t able to use in same space as prior inkjet printer. You really need to be able to easily access the back of the printer so I wound up getting a metal shelving unit with wheels from home depot to place it on. Positives; I would suggest going to Brothers website and downloading 675 page documentation as there is a LOT this printer can do and has many adjustments which in no way is touched upon in provided basic documentation. Was easily unpacked but at 50 lbs I wound up cutting open the side of the box and sliding out. Once out of the box I used the “handle” indentations at bottom of each side for better grip. Couldn’t have been easier to setup. Once I got all of the printer packing tape off and the cartridges seated properly. I initially setup using hard wired ethernet connection but wound up using wireless so I could move printer around if need be. In both cases the DVD installation software found the printer, updated itself to latest version and was ready to go within 5 minutes. I also set up 2 other windows 10 computers and both were done in just a few minutes. Has a pretty large color touchscreen. You can do a lot of adjustments using this and it is pretty intuitive but I found it a tad touchy when trying to scroll. Luckily there are up/down/side arrows which I found easier to use to navigate by. Easily accessed USB 2.0 port in front to allow printing from thumb drives, etc. This also has NFC “touch to connect” print and scan from your phones if no wifi. Main tray has 250 sheet capacity. Multi-purpose tray has 30 page capacity Every time I opened one of the trays I received an alert stating what paper was loaded and whether I wanted to change it. Also asked if wanted to receive this notice moving forward. I found this a nice feature to make sure you have printer set to correct paper source. I found the duplex printing to be very fast whether using greyscale or color. 2 sided auto copying was very fast as well using the feeder (50 page capacity). Took a few seconds to scan and just a few seconds to print. The print quality very closely matched the original. Scanning worked well producing exact replication. Also has adjustments for resolution, size, etc. If using the plate to scan the feeder tilts up/down as well as expanding upward an inch or so to allow for thicker source such as scanning from a book, etc. Using the MP tray was easy once I figured out how to use the software to access settings (see below in software) In all cases I found the text and pictures printed to be very crisp and clear with no smudging even if using lowest resolution and ink saving option(s). Also, printer is pretty quiet and quickly wakes from sleep mode when sent something to print. Software; For computer; Built in Control Center 4 software which you can select to run at startup and whether to send info back to Brother. Gives you access to run scan/copy/fax as well as adjustments options for each. Brother Iprint&scan software I found to be pretty useless on my desktop as I couldn’t find how to set the correct tray when trying to print. But it does allow direct access to your source rather than having to use 3rd party software. Brothers Utility software has several options and allows deeper dive into printers’ functionality, options and purchasing supplies. From my computer I found it easier if printing from 3rd party software (example – windows 10 photos or word) - was to select print option then select printer options or advanced options. This allows you to select which tray to use, resolution, color or grayscale, duplex, etc. You can also use presets or create your own for next time. Also includes OCR Paperport 14 software which you can decide to install or not during printer software installation. I have used it in the past and found it useful especially converting scanned pages to editable text. For phone (android in my case); Brother Iprint&scan software - I downloaded this app to my android phone – although I did not like all the access it requested. I unchecked sending info on the initial license approval (very bottom document). You can use this to print remotely and I found the print quality to be excellent. But you have to search thru your pictures and select to print them. I also downloaded Brothers Print Service Plugin to my android phone. This allows you to print a picture you may be viewing using gallery, google pictures, etc. I found it useful and again print quality excellent. Both apps streamed to the printer pretty quickly with just a slight delay before printing. 1 year warranty Quibbles; Printed pages, especially 4 x 6, are not the easiest to get to as they are deposited into a “well” in the middle of the printer. You can tip up the entire top of the printer for easier access but then it looks like a car with its hood up and it is noisier. I did notice 2 very small thin “lines” running the entire length of the paper when printing 4 x 6 pictures using HP Premium Plus paper. To me it seemed they were created by the wheels moving paper thru the printer? Not noticeable if looked at straight on – only if tilted. Did not seem to occur using regular paper. Printed documents or pictures were a tad “curly” (not flat). A simple press against a table edge fixed it so just an FYI. Overall, I think this does a lot of things well. Thoughtful design, software and functionality in a very solidly made printer….
I would recommend this to a friend
Huge upgrade from my previous MFCPosted
I am coming from a previous Brother multifunction printer, so I thought I knew the basics about how these powerful machines work. However, I quickly realized that the technology has changed quite a bit from the time I purchased my old MFC and the time I received this new MFC. And, that’s a good thing. With that being said, I’ll go through some of the basics about this multifunction beast. Setup is very straightforward and flexible, giving you the option to setup via computer (Mac, Windows, etc) or mobile device. And, on top of that, you can setup the printer to work via wifi, via ethernet or via direct USB connection. I decided to setup via my Mac and using a wifi connection. But before doing that, I setup quickly via ethernet just to see how it worked and things went fine. I then setup via wifi which automatically disables the ethernet connection (even if you keep the ethernet cable plugged in). Anyway, at least on the mac, the Brother installer that you download from the support website takes you through the steps to get the drivers installed, the Brother iPrint and Scan app from the Mac App Store installed and then to completion. Once installed and connected, I printed out a test page and was amazed by the sharpness and the color of the laser output. Our previous MFC was a monochrome laser, so this is a huge step up for us. I also then configured my wife and my Macs to be able to scan directly to the machine and even setup some cloud services, including Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive. I think I’ve just scratched the surface in terms of what all this machine can do in terms of internet connected printing, scanning, emailing, etc and I’m not sure I’ll even use all of these features, but I imagine in a business environment, these things would/will come in handy. On the printer itself is a small, color, relatively low resolution (ie, grainy) touchscreen that works well and is pretty self-explanatory in that you can accomplish all of the desired features directly from the touchscreen. Being an Apple/MacOS/iOS family, this is actually our first AirPrint capable printer, so I tested out that feature on our iPhones. It didn’t require any kind of setup at all - the printer was discovered on our network and we were able to print directly to it without any issues. The MFC also has NFC capabilities, but I believe that will only work with Android devices, so I am unable to test it. Lastly, we don’t have a landline any longer, so faxing is another feature that won’t be used in our household. Regardless, however, we are extremely pleased with this Brother. Brother is pretty much the only brand printer or multifunction machine our family has owned (this is our third), so one can tell that we are so happy with this brand that we really don’t seek anything else out.
I would recommend this to a friend
Awesome features but a bit bulky and slowPosted
Last week I received the Brother MFC-L3770CDW Color laser printer for my home office. I have used several other MFC (multi-function color) printers before – both Laser and Ink Jet, and was excited to give this one a try as I’ve been having scanning-to-pc connectivity issues with another popular brand recently. The first thing you notice is the size and weight of this unit. It weighs in at 54 lbs. and is roughly a 16”x20”x16” cube. You’ll need ample space and a study table or counter top to place this machine. Setup was a smooth and easy. Unpack, remove all the shipping tape and tabs, install the toner, attach to the wireless network and BOOM – you’re printing. Mine detected a software update within the first 5 minutes and quickly downloaded/installed it. The 3.7” LCD display is intuitive and easy to use – and also informed me of that software update. I installed the full Brother Utilities software on my desktop computer from the freshly downloaded nearly 500MB file and let everything be setup as default. The printer has NFC features for the Android phones, but the iPhone I have doesn’t support that. Never fear – the AirPrint capabilities worked flawlessly – and allowed me to print out pictures with no trouble at all! A couple things I really like about the printer include: 1. A large paper source tray with the ability to handle Legal paper as well 2. The multi-sheet document feeder on top – which has worked well with my test stack of 20 pages – some with folds in them. It is able to handle 50 pages at a time! 3. The Duplex scanning features – and the scan to PC worked great on the first attempt – a big plus as compared to other MFC’s I’ve used in the past. 4. The 30 sheet multi-purpose paper tray – works great for using special paper without having to switch stock out of the normal 250 sheet paper tray. 5. To copy or scan pages from a book or magazine, the document feeder lifts up about an inch or so to accommodate the thickness of the object – a nice feature! A couple things that surprised me about the printer: 1. It seems a bit slow to start printing – usually between 10-15 seconds. I know that doesn’t seem long - but when I hit the print button I want the printer to start making noises and printing right away. 2. I printed the same color document test page on this Brother MFC Laser device and also to my own MFC Inkjet Printer. Yes I’m aware that it is not a true comparison – but I feel the Ink Jet printer did a better job rendering the colors and took less time overall for what it’s worth. Overall – this is an excellent MFC device that will work well in a home office or small office with multiple users. The toner cartridges are rated at over 1000 pages each – and are individually replaced as needed. It’s very quiet and with the duplex features, automatic document feeders and integration with most major cloud document servers – you can’t go wrong. I gave 4 stars vs 5 only due to the relatively slower start-print time and slightly less distinct prints as compared to my MFC ink-jet.
I would recommend this to a friend
Excellent printer for a busy school family!Posted
I’ll be brief -- I love this printer. My wife is a teacher and though she does most of her printing at school she nevertheless does quite a bit of printing of worksheets and student papers at home. We had previously used an Inkjet printer - and it served us well enough -- but it was proving less than ideal for the volume of printing she needed to do. This printer isn’t cheap, but it’s not especially expensive either and carries what I think to be a very reasonable price tag for use in either a small office or professional use at home. It’s a bit bigger than your typical home printer, though probably right in line with what you’d expect for a small office printer. It’s a multi-function device so I’ll touch on each of it’s main functions: Printer: I like to hang and change family pictures around my desk area at work pretty often and this printer prints photos quite well. Though you can get by using regular paper they’ll look especially nice if you use photo paper. Regular professional level documents with text and graphs look great too and print fast once the printer gets revved up, especially to someone like me coming to this printer from primarily the inkjet world. Document handling is simple and flexible, use either the paper try or open the manual feed for “one off” exceptions of special sizes. It also supports AirPrint and Google Cloud Print which I found quite useful for printing directly from our family phones and mobile devices. Scanner: I am quite impressed with its ability to scan directly to network folders, FTP, or even directly to cloud services like Onedrive and Google Drive, etc. I primarily set this up to scan to a local network folder and to Google Drive. Scans looked very good though tended to be slightly but noticeably lighter in color compared to the original image being scanned. Copier: This worked well and we used it to convert some custom-made cut-out papers into flat copies on regular paper that could be easily reproduced and handed out to students. Fax: I haven’t had a fax phone line in years so I couldn’t test this functionality. Network: The printer supports both WiFi and wired connectivity. I tested both and it worked well but ultimately settled on a wired connection for the simplicity and reliability. I was a little surprised in this day and age to find that the printer’s LAN port is only 100Mbit capable though, but in practice it’s plenty fast. Because I do a fair amount of cloud printing, one setting I had to change right away was the “auto power off” because there are plenty of times when I want to send a job to the printer and know that it printed when I’m not actually there to turn it on. Sleep mode is fine, but to competely turn off on any kind of schedule was unacceptable to me. Fortunately the printer allows you to easily disable the auto power off, and voila! To wrap it up, I am pretty beside myself with this printer. It’s a bit pricier than your standard budget home printer but commensurately more capable. It’s a quality and capable printer that I expect to service our family print needs for several years. If you need to print “more than your average Joe” or are just ready to take a step up from even very-good inkjets then I can easily recommend this printer.
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Quality for a good pricePosted
This is the first laser printer I’ve ever owned. I’ve always stayed away from buying laser printers because of their cost and the cost of replacement cartridges but I also knew that laser printers were superior in print quality compared to inkjet. I think this Brother MFC-L3770CDW will change my mind about buying another inkjet printer. I mean the print quality on this printer can’t be compared to a high quality inkjet printer. It is just that good. It has all the convenient features I need like AirPrint, duplex printing and scanning and web services. Other features worth noting. Scan to mobile: Scan a document then it will give you a QR code that you scan with your iPhone’s camera (I don’t use Android, so sorry) and it will upload it to your phone. Handy when you don’t have time to fire up your computer. You can scan documents directly to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint or Excel or to apps like Evernote, Google drive, OneDrive and Dropbox and to a USB drive. NFC: If your Android (not available for us Apple users) device supports the NFC feature, you can print from your device or scan documents to your device by touching it to the NFC symbol on the printer. It draws power like an iron. It draws 430 watts when printing. In my case, if I have my fan on and I start a print job, the fan will lose some power for a bit. Oh yeah, just in case you plan on plugging this on a power strip, make sure it has a 3-prong outlet. Large footprint, well compared to an inkjet printer that is, and it’s heavy. So, if you’re putting this on your desk, make sure you have at least a 19.5” x 16.25 space on your table top and can support 54 pounds. Don’t put this on an Ikea student desk! Just saying. You can connect to it via wireless 802.11 b/g/n (note: 2.4Ghz band only), ethernet, NFC, Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (cable not included) Toners vs. Inkjet cartridges Toners are very expensive… In all fairness though, they yield more pages than the regular inkjet cartridge so in the long run, they can be cheaper. This one uses 4 toner cartridges and the black (TN223BK) standard yield (1,400 pages) is about $56 while the 3 other toners cost around $70 each and they yield 1,300 pages. It seems like every time it’s time to print on the inkjet printers, one or more of the cartridges is low. Sometimes, it’s more cost effective to replace the whole printer especially when Black Friday rolls around. This unit comes with a set of starter toner cartridges that yields 1000 pages. Notable specs: 250 sheet tray; 50 sheet document feeder Prints 25 pages/minute black and color Output tray capacity: 150 sheets Maximum input for ADF: 8.5”/14” (width/height) Machine noise: 33db/47db (ready/printing) Print resolution (max dpi.): 2400 x 600 dpi Pros - Surprisingly quiet - Wireless mobile device printing; Wifi Direct, Airprint and Google Cloud print - Single-pass duplex (2-sided) copying and scanning - Duplex scanning, printing and faxing Cons - Toners are costly compared to inkjet cartridges - Large footprint This will definitely be my printer for printing important documents like resumes and legal documents. I’ll use my inkjet for photos and greeting cards. It takes up a lot and stands out on the desktop but it makes me look professional. Overall, this printer covers all my needs and I’ll be willing to buy toner cartridges when the time comes, hopefully later than sooner. You can visit their support page for more documentation and guides -> http://support.brother.com/g/b/manualtop.aspx?c=us&lang=en&prod=mfcl3770cdw_us_eu_as
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Brother MFC-L3770CDW 'All-In-One'Posted
A new model, the Brother MFC-L3770CDW is an ‘All-In-One’ Color Digital LED that prints, scans, copies and operates as a fax machine. The product utilizes a touch screen liquid crystal display and has 512 MB of memory. The equipment prints/copies in monochromatic or in color, either one- or two-sided. Besides just being an ‘All-In-One’, its versatility is also expressed by being designed for different types of paper and sizes (plain, bond, thin, thick, recycled and glossy) and various types of paper weights between 16-43 lbs. The ADF (automatic document feeder) can hold up to 50 sheets with the paper having an average weight of 20 lb. In addition to the ADF, there are also three other paper input sources: A Multi-Purpose Tray (MP tray), a Manual Feed Slot, and a Standard Paper Tray. The Multi-Purpose and Manual Feed trays can be adjusted for various types, sizes and weights of paper or envelopes, and each will hold up to 30 sheets of plain paper that averages 20 Lbs. Both trays easily handle paper of varying weights between 16-43 lbs. without jamming, and both print well on various media, including label sheets and envelopes. The standard paper tray can hold up to a whopping 250 sheets of paper and offers the most versatility for different sizes of paper. The printer is very quiet; however, with that beings said, the equipment can operate producing even lower decibels by switching the machine to the quiet mode. Like the copy function, it also prints one- and two-sided at 25 pages per minute, and automatically scans, sends and receives faxes two-sided. The fax can hold up to 200 addresses and has a memory transmission of up to 500 pages. The toner cartridges correspond to the CMYK print system and by the Brother MCF-L3770CDW’s design and specifications, I expect the printer to have a lower running/maintenance cost than other models that I have looked at purchasing. The resolution is good on both prints and scans, and good on faxes. The ‘All-In-One’ interfaces with LAN, Wireless LAN, USB and for Android users, NFC. You can wirelessly print and scan or have direct access to this equipment from a tablet or smart phone. The machine creates document that are compatible with pdf, jpeg, prn and tiff file extensions, and has another feature that allows the user to access cloud storage options through DropBox and Google Drive, it also allows for the user to create shortcuts for frequently used functions. It took a great deal of effort and a tremendous amount of time to install and set up this printer/scanner/copier/fax on my computer. I was very discouraged as to “if” I was even going to be able to use the printer. It took no time at all to install the Brother’s ‘i-scan & print’ app on my iPhone and iPad, and no time at all to begin using the printer through this method. I determined that it was my computer’s operating system, fire walls, and virus protection that cause all the trouble with installing the software and necessary drivers on my computer. I would suggest being sure that your operating system is up to date, disabling your fire wall and virus protection just for the time it takes to install the drivers on your computer, and then re-establish the firewall connection. In short, there is very little print media needed in a small office that the MFC-L3770CDW cannot handle. Its design makes it possible to make many types of documents in-house and economically; including, flyers, reports and marketing materials. I am a small business and expect to get years of use out of this printer. I would definitely recommend it for home or small office use.
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The Best Printer I Have Ever OwnedPosted
Be prepared, because this is a heavy, well built and well equipped printer. This is not a light weight printer so getting it into position on the desk from the box was a little bit of a task but that is the most difficult part of setting everything up. The printer feels well-built and I hope to get many years of service from it. Once you remove all the shipping tape and plastic pieces on the toner cartridges just power it up. You can setup to the printers Wi-Fi either by a USB cord to your computer or by using the touch screen. I elected to use the touch screen and found it to be precise with no lag. I was quickly able to get hooked up to my Wi-Fi and set off to install the software on my desktop. Installation of the included software was quick and easy. The software was up to date but the printer firmware needed to be updated. You can setup the printer either by using the software and/or by using the web interface. I chose to use the web interface and it was easy to configure how I wanted everything setup. All you need to get to the web interface is the IP address on your home network. Put the IP address into the address bar of your web browser and you’re off. I have owned a lot of printers over the years from black and white laser printers to color inkjet printers. This is the first color laser printer I have owned and was so happy I updated from my previous inkjet. I finally got tired of the ink clogging and always having to purchase new cartridges due to the clogs. Once the print job was sent to the printer it quickly printed off the pages I needed. There was very little wait as the printer received the job, processed it and started to print. I found it faster than anything I have owned before and found it to be on par with commercial grade products I have used at work. The printing itself was also high quality and I saw no lines or jaggedness in the letters and pictures like I did a lot of times with my old inkjets. Printing was equally as easy from my Samsung S9 using the Brother iPrint & Scan App. You only need to be on the same Wi-Fi network and you’re good to go. The same applies for a tablet. We have a Samsung tablet and all you need is the iPrint & Scan App and a Wi-Fi connection to the same network the printer is on. Setup of the app is very easy and straight forward. I setup the scan to file option using the web interface and scanned documents were quickly saved to my server. I was hopeful this printer was compatible with Internet Fax so I could setup scan to email but it doesn’t appear this is an option for this model. I was disappointed, until I figured out there is an app called Easy Scan to Email under the App’s menu that allows for the setup of scan to email. I quickly setup scan to email for my wife and I and it works flawlessly to send the scans directly to your email. There are also options to scan directly to internet storage such as OneDrive and Google Drive if you prefer that option. There are three pages of shortcuts you can add to quickly get to things. I was able to setup shortcuts for the scan to email app for both my wife and I, which allows us to quickly scan items directly to each of our email addresses vs having to go through the menu then through the menu of the app. The shortcuts should also work to quickly send items to cloud storage and really simplify things. I couldn’t be more pleased with this printer. I would have preferred compatibility with Internet Fax vs the scan to email app in the apps section but in the end they do the same job and accomplish the task. If you’re in the market for a quality printer, I don’t think you can go wrong with this one.
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Perfect for a Small Business or Office!Posted
Bottom Line: The Brother MFC-L3770CDW is packed with features and can accommodate several users’ print, scan, and fax needs. Pros: Tons of features, easy to setup, excellent laser prints, versatile paper handling, fast scanning Cons: mediocre picture printing, max scanner glass size is A4, unit might be unnecessary for some Review: This printer packs a ton of features, so my review will only focus on a few. First, setup was a breeze. Everything on the unit is front-facing, and I really like the “hood”-style access to the toner cartridges. The touch screen is also really easy to use with its simple interface. I much prefer this unit to other ones I’ve used. After connecting to my WiFi network and downloading the firmware update, I was able to easily AirPrint a document from my iPhone. Installing the drivers for Mac was easy from the Brother website, although it did redirect me to the Mac App Store for the iPrint & Scan software. Once the drivers were installed, I had no issues connecting and printing from my MacBook. Print document quality is very good, even compared to other laser prints. Black text is crisp and looks great even on low quality copy paper. Color printing of text and simple images (e.g., logos) also looked great. Documents and PDFs processed fairly quickly, with solid single-sided and decent duplex print speeds. The main tray can accommodate a variety of media, including legal sized paper. I also really appreciate the multipurpose tray and manual feed options, since special paper and prints can be tricky to get from loading the main paper tray. Unsurprisingly, given it’s a laser office printer, picture printing is mediocre. I test printed a 5410x3601 image I took with my DSLR as a 5x7” print. Image processing was a bit quicker than I expected, and I had my print in less than two minutes. The print itself was too soft, and looks hazy/grainy even from a distance. I was pleasantly surprised by the scanner - it’s very fast especially compared to other MFCs I’ve used. Black and white duplex scanning of a 16 sheet (32 page) document took 36 seconds in the ADF. It took 8 seconds to scan a 300 dpi 5x7 picture into Adobe Photoshop. Scan quality is also pretty good, especially compared to some of the other MFC scanners I’ve used in the past. One of the other features that I really like is that you can scan directly from the machine or from your PC (using the Brother iPrint & iScan software) to a variety of places, including cloud services (e.g., Dropbox, Onedrive) and email (routed through your PC’s email system). This is particularly useful if you want to scan to your phone or tablet. The only issue that may come up for some is that this unit boasts a “compact design”, so the max size of the scanner glass is A4. Some other units have longer scanning beds that can accommodate legal paper, but users will have to send these through the ADF or make two passes on this unit’s glass. There’s a lot more functionality packed into this unit, and its versatile enough to fit a variety needs. I could easily see this unit in any small office (perhaps ideally suited for up to 5 or so users) that falls within its duty cycle (I believe it’s rated for 1500 pages per month). Single/home office users will probably also like this unit, but it is on the larger side (it’s compact for a color laser MFC but still fairly large) and they may not benefit from all of the things this unit is capable of.
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Full of surprises, excellent printerPosted
First impressions on opening this printer was how thoughtfully it was packed. I've never seen a printer secured for shipping so well, yet so easy to get setup. Even the mechanism for securing the toner packs, while well designed and secure, was easily removed. Setting it up was a breeze and I never even had to look at the quick install guide. Ditto on setting it up on my network; as a test I decided to see if I could just dive into the LCD control panel and figure it out myself and did so in just a few minutes. Same for setting it up on my Win10 desktop. The neat thing about this was that I was able to just search for new printers on the network and it correctly installed the drivers without any additional software and I was printing in roughly 15 minutes after plugging it in. While I intended to install the complete driver package from the included CD, I wanted to test this as in some offices, installing the printer with a minimal driver package will allow a user to print while keeping them away from other, more dangerous settings. You can also lock off settings changes on the printer itself with a password, another important feature in a multiuser environment. The complete package enables more control, like monitoring and firmware updates. The software is solid and easy to navigate while still being powerful. Printing, copying and scanning are all extremely fast. Print quality is comparable to much higher priced SOHO printers on the market and even though this isn't a photo printer, continuous tone prints like pictures come out great - important if you intend to print small runs of brochures or documentation. Build quality is solid, but I expected that from a Brother printer. This printer is actually replacing a smaller Brother mono laser printer which is over 7 years old and STILL PRINTING like new. I've never had competitors laser printers last that long - including some large names in the business. Pretty impressive. But I think what surprised me most was the sound levels. This is a BIG printer. I thought I might run into issues putting it where I did because of sound level interference but this is without a doubt the quietest laser printer - heck, ANY printer - I have ever owned. I actually thought it wasn't working when I sent my first test print until the print came out. This is an excellent printer for ANY small office or home office and would even stand up to a medium sized network though the paper tray may be just a little small for large volume printing needs. Copying and scanning are simple and fast and the output is excellent. I did a number of test prints using professional test images and couldn't find a single thing with any of the results that would make me hesitate to recommend it. While I'm kind of melancholy about putting "Old Bessie" - the Brother printer this replaced - out to pasture, I think my new printer and I are going to have a great long term relationship. (I'll give the old printer to my neighbor, who will likely get a few good years of use out of it.) I continue to recommend Brother printers as a great investment and I highly recommend this printer for any small/medium/home office user!
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Great (big) printerPosted
I have always wanted a color laser printer, and when I was able to pick one of these up, I jumped at the chance. I will start out by saying that this thing is a beast. Its big and heavy, but if you can get over that and find a place to put it, I know you'll love it! Unboxing and setup was fairly straightforward. There are a million little pieces of blue tape you have to take off the printer as well as open it up and remove a plastic piece from all of the toner cartridges and then re-insert them. Might be a little challenging for a tech novice, but I think most people would be able to figure it out. Once you have all that done, just pop the enclosed CD in your computer (or download it if you dont have a CD drive) and then go through the setup process. It pretty much shows you step by step what to do while its installing the software. I had mine setup wirelessly and ready to go in under 10 minutes. Performance wise, this thing does everything you would expect it to do and it does it very well! Print quality is amazing. I will admit I haven't tired it with laser photo paper yet, but I cant wait to try. Even on plain paper though you get crisp clear printing in full color! You also get the very fast speeds that laser printing offers. Even full color pages fly out of the machine! Next up is the scanning. It works great as just a standard single page scanner, or you can also load up a bunch of pages and it will automatically grab a page, scan it, and then do the next till they are all done and you don't have to do anything! I know just about everyone has that pile of receipts and things they always mean to scan but never do cause its so time consuming. With this, you can get through a stack of papers in no time! This is also a full color copier as well which is always useful to have in your home. You can use the auto sheet feed, or just lay a single page on the glass and you'll get a full color copy of anything! (you can also do just black and white for all of these if you choose too). I dont have an analog phone line so I was unable to use the fax feature, but I would imagine its as simple and easy to use as everything else on this printer. In the software as well as on the printer there are tons of adjustments and setup items you can adjust to tweak the printer to do exactly what you want. Especially the toner saver...I recommend that one highly! The only bad thing (and its the same with every other color laser printer) is when the toner runs out and you have to replace 4 cartridges instead of just one. That hurts in the pocketbook a little bit, but I guess thats the price to pay for owning a full color one. I cant say enough good things about this printer and would highly recommend checking it out if you are in the market for a color laser printer.
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Brother hits a home runPosted
Is this a fast scanner that comes with a full color laser printer or a fast laser printer that comes with a single pass duplex network scanner? Can it possibly be both? Over the years, I’ve purchased various machines for my home which claim to be “All in One”. Invariably, they compromise in one direction or another. The scanner might be slow or the printer might jam on double sided prints. The Brother MFC-L3770CW does it all. The prints are sharp, accurate, and colorful with good contrast. On photographs, it prints as well as any non-photo inkjet and better that most of the ones I’ve owned. Certainly better than the HP all-in-one inkjets I’ve used in the past. Printing is relatively fast. Single sided is significantly faster, as you might expect. Pages print at ~25 pages per minute, after a short warm up period. If it’s the first page of the day, you might wait 25 seconds, otherwise it’s 4 seconds before the first page out. Toner costs ~$0.10 / page, on the higher side compared with ink jets. Once 3rd parties begin making cartridges, the cost per page should drop significantly. Scans are fast and clear. For a grey, non-searchable PDF, the scanner screams at 34 pages / 68 images per minute. The images are clear and comparable to the original. Color scans are only 18 ppm / 36 ipm, but still faster than many commercial copiers. If you want the PDF to be searchable, it adds ~10 seconds per image at the end of the scan before saving to USB, a network folder, or your favorite cloud service. You can also use the flatbed for scans. Brother also makes a mobile app (both Android and Apple) allowing you to print from your device or scan directly to it, instead of the cloud. The unit interfaces with many popular cloud services including Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, OneNote, Evernote, and Box. For each integration, the printer allows multiple accounts. My entire family uses Gdrive. Each of the four of us has our separate Google accounts registered to the scanner. There are 18 shortcut buttons which make it easy to and to your favorite service/account with one touch. It will also allow for scanning directly to email. Email addresses can be entered directly from LCD panel. Tl;dr: Brother’s All in One laser delivers on the promise of high speed printing and scanning at a reasonable price that should work for any busy home or small office.
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Great features. Love cloud service optionsPosted
Great features. 25 page per minute (for both color and black in white) printing is quite impressive. Air printing and NFC printing from mobile devices are big plus. Device has 3,7” touch screen color screen which was very helpful for setup (like joining networks, typing passwords or adding email accounts to the device) and any other everyday use. I especially like scanning features – option to scan to some of the many available cloud services (OneNote, OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, Evernote), to your computer, USB drive, network location, FTP, SharePoint, mobile device or to email address it’s very helpful. So many options that it makes hard to decide which one to use. Device also has feature which checks for new firmware and let you know when as soon as firmware update is available. Device has secure printing which is not feature I saw before. Copier has good coping options such as 2 sided copy, 2 in 1 (for both regular size document and ID), receipt and some other options which really makes this device very useful for everyday use. For fax I would just say - standard as they come. I would highly recommend this device for small business offices. Because of two things I listed under the “cons” I will must lover my review for one star. Pros: All in one (Fax, Printer, Scanner and copier) Laser device Air printing NFC printing Advanced scanning options High quality printing jobs Auto update Cloud and email services Cons: Weight - I find this device way too heavy for its size Toners and drum – currently very limited availability and pricey
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Great all rounder for home or officePosted
This is my first time owning a laser color printer, and this all in one laser printer was going to replace my current setup, which was a scanner and a separate black and white laser printer. As far as printers go, this one is pretty awesome. It has all the features you'll need, and even ones that you'll probably never use. The touch screen and provided software make it so that you don't even need a computer to set it up and start printing. It's very easy to use, and to figure out where everything goes. So long as you can read and follow the UI, everything is intuitive. So overall, I'd give the printer a 10/10, as there's nothing I genuinely hate about it. However, what is a little lacking is the software that's installed on the computer. It feels like it's a few versions behind the software on the printer. When I go to print a document using the Brother iPrint&Scan software, I noticed there were a few printer settings missing when compared to printing off a USB directly on the printer. It's not a good sign when I go to print a photo and the Microsoft Photo Gallery app has more settings than the one that comes with the printer. Other things I noticed is that the wireless scanning can be a little finicky. When you're on the computer and tell the printer to scan, it does an ok job. And by ok, I of course mean that the document scans, but there's a window that stays open forever until you restart your computer. There is also an option on the printer to scan to your computer, but that did not seem to work at all. It shows on the computer that it was scanning, but I couldn't not find any documents. One thing to note, is that when I first tried this feature, I did not have the software installed on my computer. However, it did still show that it was scanning. The frustrating part was that it didn't tell me where it was saving the scans to. It would have been a nice feature if the printer told the user where it's saving your scans so you don't have to search everywhere for it. I would love to give this printer 5 stars, but the lack of software is holding it back a bit. It's not a huge problem though, since you can do everything without the computer anyways. With a few software updates, I have no doubt that this printer will deserve the 5 stars that it gets.
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So Easy A Child Could Do ItPosted
I was growing tired of my Brother MFC-J6930DW and wanted to upgrade to laser. So began my research of what was on the market today. I looked at everything from Xerox to Lexmark and eventually came back to Brother. The setup and installation is too easy. Just unpack your printer. Remove ALL that tape. Remove the covers on the toners, load paper then turn it on. Then press the wireless icon on the display screen and in less than a minute you're connected to your network. Then either insert the disc or go to Brother.com and download the full software and driver package and let the installation do the rest. That simple. In a few minutes you're printing. The print speed is sufficient for a home/home office unit and the quality of the print is "big office machine" quality. Along with single pass duplex scanning, printing and two sided printing it has everything more expensive All In One's have in a very compact unit. It's not break record fast to first print but I'm home. Who cares. If you don't want to go down the rabbit hole trying to figure out how to scan or copy to email or spend hours trying to figure out which driver to install or worst how to connect to your network then the Brother MFC-L3770CDW is an excellent choice. I'm very pleased with mine.
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High Quality Wireless Multifunctional PrinterPosted
The Brother MFC-L3770CDW is a high-end, wireless, multifunction printer designed to operate in a mixed home or small business environment. The device works with Windows, Mac, and Linux computers as well as IOS and Android portable devices. It includes the following unique features: - Touch display control panel - Color duplex printing, scanning, and copying - NFC printing and scanning - Fax capabilities - Access to cloud storage options like Dropbox and Google drive The device was very easy to set up. After unboxing and plugging it in, I went directly to the touch display panel where I entered my information for my wireless network. It quickly connected and from that point I was able to print wirelessly without the installation of any other drivers from my Windows 10 and Mac 10.13 notebooks, my IPhone 7 Plus, my Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and my 2017 IPad. Brother also offers additional drivers and programs on their website, but they were not necessary for the device to work properly. The printer is rated at approximately 25 pages per minute. Although I did not test the speed, the color printing and scanning seemed very fast and quiet. Print quality was also excellent. The device does NFC print and scanning. Touching the phone to the MFC-L3770CDW opens up the Brother IPrint and Scan application. I tested this with my Note 8 phone and was impressed with the results. I highly recommend the MFC-L3770CDW for anyone looking for a high quality, multifunctional printer that is both economical and easy to use.
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Good except doesn't scan full US LetterPosted
I have had it for a couple of months and love that it scans quickly in duplex mode. However, I just realized that it does NOT SCAN FULL US LETTTER size. When you scan from the printer or computer for default or US Letter size options, it only scans 8.26 inches by 10.76 inches. Thus, if you want to capture the full size of basically any standard US document, you can't. You could scan at a larger size and manually crop to get the length, but that isn't practical and you still don't get the width. I checked online for the full specifications and buried deep it says the scanner only scans to 8.26 inches! Maybe they only designed it to A4 width size (8.3 in) and to save money didn't make it capable to go the full width of US letter. Regardless, to not be able to scan the full length should just be a software change should be included. For some reason they don't enable a "borderless" scan.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Fast color prints and many features!Posted
The Brother MFC-L3770CDW Color Laser Printer is a great home/office printer for just about most business or home users. It has built in fax capabilities (many businesses still use fax), fast color and black and white printing, duplex printing, scanning, wireless/cloud printing and also NFC printing. The starter toners are good for about 1,000 prints and I wasn’t able to find a price on the specific toners (TN-223) at the time of me writing this, but the other models were running about $60 for each (B/W, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow) for the regular toners, but they also have a higher yield size TN-227. Regular toner yields around 1,400 prints and high yield nearly doubles that amount. The Drum kit is good for about 18,000 prints so that is another cost to figure into this printer at some point. Brother does offer a “Refresh” program, so you won’t ever run out of toner. You have the option to use that or not. This printer also comes with a 1-year warranty and phone or chat tech support for the life of the product. The 3.7-inch touch screen is a nice addition as well and is responsive and bright. I have never had a brother laser printer before, but I look forward to many years of service of this thing.
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