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This review is from: Brother DCP-6690CW Compact A3 Inkjet Multifunction Printer (Electronics)
After scouring online reviews to find a reasonably priced A3 all in one I decided on this one. For under £300 this machine packs a punch, with additional features like direct photo printing and its 4.2 inch colour LCD touch screen controls you really can't go wrong.
Larger than your average desktop printer but surprisingly small for its functionality, the DCP-6690CW's design is fit for purpose yet sleek enough to sit in the smallest home office. Due to space limitation mine is in my bedroom alongside my desktop and doesn't stick out like a sore thumb. Its paper loading trays glide in and out smoothly with easy to use paper size adjustment guides and handy pop up flaps to prevent paper drops.
I use mine primarily for scanning and printing of A3 artwork and photography so a massive scanning bed of 431x297mm makes light work of all my university projects without the hassle of constant trips to the library. Its printing quality is second to none and I have yet to experiment with different paper types to get the best from my machine, photo print quality rivals that of any other in its category and the print speed is, well, speedy. The black printing is slightly compromised but in no way would I see this as a reason not to invest in one.
The DCP-6690CW uses 4 inks which are inexpensive to buy and extremely cost effective. My ink levels seem to creep down ever so slowly and I use it every day. They are very user friendly to change too, no lifting of machinery or squeezing your hands into confined parts. Just the simple opening of a front compartment, a click of a button and you're done.
One of my favourite features of this Brother is the front panel slots for memory cards including CompactFlash and a socket for PictBridge and USB drives. This pretty much covers all bases for the direct print and upload of images to your pc.
I would recommend making this your all in one must have!