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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
After a struggle! And then failure.
on 4 June 2014
Bought this to replace a 7 year old Canon MP-830 which had died. I needed to be able to print lengthy documents with double-sided landscape pages, which the Canon could do without any problems whatsoever, and also occasional photocopying and scanning. I do not need WiFi or FAX. I bought Brother because the latest Canon printers appear to be much poorer quality than the MP-830 and they have an even greater greed for ink.
Basic set up was easy but for a long time it would either print landscape pages single-sided or portrait pages double-sided, which was not what I wanted. And if I threatened to overtax its tiny little mind it sulked and told me that there was a paper jam, when there was none! However, the Brother web site's FAQs did provide an answer and now all seems to be well. But I do feel that it should have been possible to do this from the supplied manual and it seems a bit light weight and flimsy so only 4 out of 5!
Two months later, I still found it recalcitrant. It can print fast and quietly but takes a long time to decide to do anything. I cannot find any way of persuading it to copy double-sided. And to day it has again falsely claimed that it has a paper jam when there is no paper in it. Following pulling all the levers it asks me to do it now says "unable to print 6F". Well, I can take a hint and it can go in the skip tomorrow. In short, a useless piece of cheap plastic rubbish.