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Customer Review

on 29 April 2012
I have had this printer for only a few days but I can already confirm that for the money, one hundred pounds when I bought it, you will not get anything like this elsewhere.

Features:
1)The wireless was really easy to set up on my pc and android tablet - using google cloud for the latter.
It was a bit more fiddly to get the scanner working wirelessly on my linux machine, as drivers are not provided in the box, but detailed instructions are available on brother's website.
2)Prints automatic double sided on virtually any kiind of paper - id does slow it down a bit but that is not an issue for me.
3)Prints on A3 and thick photo paper with no problem. Do make sure, however, to select "colour option: vivid" when printing pictures otherwise they might look a bit dull.
4) The touchscreen interface is really easy to use and very responsive in comparison to another printer that I have used in the past.
4) Cloud printing works fine.
5) I used the automatic feader to copy and upscale an A4 page into an A3 and was very please with the quality of the copying.
6) Have not tried FAX functions.

Printing Costs: XL compatible cartridges are available from Amazon - set of 4 cartrdges that will print 3000+ pages for £9! The ink is actually cheaper than the paper for this printer. An original set will set you back cerca £70 but unless you buy this printer solely for printing high resolution pictures, in my opinion, are not worth the extra money. You can however get an official black 1280XL for around a tenner, which is probably the best option, if you only need to replace the back cartridge. Printing costs are of under 0.5p per black page.

Cons:
1) It is BIG. It weights in excess of 12kg and fully set expect it to take around 60cm x 70cm of your precious space.
2) Speed can be an issue for some users. Prints around 12-15 pages of text in draft mode which is usefull for documents on which you only want to scribble on. Increase the quality and it can slow you down to about 8 pages per minute for a standard written document. Most of my print-outs are of only a few pages so it is not an issue for me but if you intend to print 50+ page files multiple times per day you could go for the J6510 instead.

Lastly, as I opened the box I found a voucher for a one year antivirus subscription. Pleasant surprise.
Overall, very satisfied with this printer. If you have the space where to put it and 10ppm is enough for you, then you will struggle to find something more functional and cheap to run in this price range.
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