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Pretty good all-rounder,
This review is from: Brother DCP-6690CW Compact A3 Inkjet Multifunction Printer (Electronics)
I am studying architecture, I was looking for an A3 printer/scanner to use at home.
This is one of the few A3 machines available at an affordable price. Although it might not be best for photo-quality printing, it think it is overall a very good product.
Quite easy to set up, i use it in wireless mode (that's printing AND scanning wireless - truly awesome) with my housemates, it sometimes takes a few attempts to send prints from the more distant computers, but no major problems with the wireless so far.
If you want to connect to it, make sure you get the right USB or ethernet cable as they are not provided with the printer.
The scanning and printing quality is pretty good, i'd give it 7.5/10 - it might not be the best printer or scanner on the market, but it still does a very good job, and all at A3, which is a huge advantage if need to work at that format from home.
There are other cool features (which I personally have no use for but still quite cool), like being able to print directly out of an SDcard or an USB (and other photo formats).
There are 2 trays, the top one only takes A4 and the bottom up to A3. Again you dont really need to keep reloading the right size paper; however I often switch between paper weights, in which case taking a tray out and changing paper is quick and easy.
Can't judge on how long the inks last yet, although I have been printing quite regularly since I got it (about 5/10 pages per day for 10 days - not full bleed though) and the ink levels have not gone down.
Had a misfeed yesterday, the touch-screen tells you how to deal with it pretty well.
One last thing, I had to write to Brother because I had problems registering my printer for the warranty on their website, and they never wrote back. This is the only time I tried to get in touch with them, but judging from this event and the lack of ease to navigate their website, I have a feeling they might not be the most customer-oriented company.
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Initial post: 22 Feb 2011 23:07:18 GMT
Hugo Minney says:
Paper trays - the top one takes any size (from 6X4 right up to A3) and the bottom takes A4 to A3 but nothing smaller. And if you use photo paper, then it can't feed the very last sheet (no idea why not, but it does tell you this in the manual). With the trays extended for A3 the printer is still surprisingly compact
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Mar 2011 17:31:34 GMT
Is it compatible with Windows 7?
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