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Cheap and easy to setup but poor colours.
on 5 November 2015
I bought this a week ago as a little home office printer. It's cheap and pretty easy to setup, delivery was fast but the colours are really poor.
I had to download the drivers from the Brother site as I don't have a CD drive on my laptop but it was all straight forward.
If you install the proper drivers you can control the print colours a bit more. The best result you can get is setting the colours to "vivid" and the quality to "fine" in the print dialogue but it's not great. Especially the yellow which looks more like a mustard colour at 100% Y. The magenta is quite purply rather than a clear bright cerise pink and the cyan is dull.
The black is ok but our company branding is pretty bright and this just isn't up to the job. I've since read that this is a common issue with Brother laser printers and toners. I'm not expecting a laser printer at this level to produce vivid hues like an inkjet or an HP Indigo press or anything, but if you want to do anything with a bit of punch I'd leave this printer alone.
With hindsight I'd have spent a bit more and got an OKI. The toners are more expensive but you get what you pay for. Lesson learned :(