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1. Brother MFC-8440 Laser Multifunction
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2. Brother FAX-565 Plain-Paper Fax
$325.49 list($399.99)
3. Brother MFC-7820N 5-in-1 Network
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4. Brother MFC-8220 Laser Multifunction
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5. Brother Fax-575 Personal Plain-Paper
$185.99 $121.97 list($279.99)
6. Brother MFC-3320CN Color Inkjet
$69.95 list($199.99)
7. Brother MFC3220C Color InkJet
$79.88
8. Brother Intl EPPF1800C REFURBISHED
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9. Brother LC-41BK Black Ink Cartridge
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10. BrotherLC41C Cyan Ink Cartridge
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11. Brother MFC-3820CN Color Inkjet

1. Brother MFC-8440 Laser Multifunction
list price: $649.99
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Asin: B0001ZRMZU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Brother Printer
Sales Rank: 1086
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Prints, copies, scans, and faxes
  • Up to 21 ppm print speed; up to 2,400 x 600 dpi print resolution
  • Up to 21 cpm copy speed; reduce/enlarge 25% to 400%
  • Fax forward/paging, up to 390 broadcast locations
  • Parallel and USB interfaces; PC and Mac compatible

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Wow!
This is the best MFC out there -- no question. It scans at lightening speeds with the automatic sheet feeder. The printer prints very fast too at 21 ppm. Terrific controls, with multi-line display. This machine is built to last. I spent several months comparing all of the MFCs out there. I really needed a good scanner with a sheet feeder, but wanted to have the flexibility of a flat bed (for things that won't feed through a scanner. This unit does it all. Brother is definitely leading the way with this one! ... Read more


2. Brother FAX-565 Plain-Paper Fax Machine

our price: $69.99
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Asin: B0000AH5GA
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Brother
Sales Rank: 1046
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The IntelliFax 565 from Brother is a combination fax machine, phone, and copier which has a number of useful features and a very reasonable price tag. Call waiting and caller ID compatible, the 565 also features auto fax/telephone switching, 104-station auto dialing, fax forwarding, auto-redial, and paging. A maximum fax resolution of 203 x 392 lines/inch and 64 shades of gray provide easy to read text, while the 16 characters LCD screen provides status, information and access to features. Copies can be reduced or enlarged from 50% to 150%, while the multi-copy function is able to make up to 99 copies at once.

The 565 has a 50-sheet input capacity and comes with a 10-page automatic document feeder, while its 512 KB memory provides up to 25 pages out out-of-paper reception. Transmission times are around 15 seconds per page, and the recording paper size is variable between 8.5 by 11 and 8.5 by 14 inches. The remote retrieval function allows you to access your fax machine from outside of the office, while a 104-station fax broadcasting feature lets you send a single fax to multiple locations, saving you valuable time.

The 565 utilizes tone dialing as well as an MH coding method and connects via a RJ11C modular jack (or equivalent). The 120 V, 50/60 Hz power supply consumes up to 170 W during normal operation and less than 5 W during standby. The 565 has a 13.1-by-11.9-inch footprint, weighs just 7.5 pounds, and comes backed with a one-year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Brother 565 fax machine, auto document feeder, power cord, telephone line cord, paper tray, user documentation ... Read more

Features

  • Telephone, fax machine, and copier
  • Call waiting/caller ID compatible
  • Automatic fax-telephone switching
  • 203 x 392 lines per inch fax resolution
  • 50% to 150% copy reduction/enlargement, up to 99 multiple copies

Reviews (2)

2-0 out of 5 stars Cheaply put together
Very cheap plastic paper-feeder tray snapped in easily enough for me, but it never snapped back out, nor would it feed the paper used for fax confirmation in easily. The other feeding system for the actual faxes seemed to work just fine at first, but then I noticed the paper frayed noticeably on one side if you resent it several times--not a good flaw if you want to resend one page, like a resume, to multiple employers. One last drawback is the included ink cartridge that is meant only as a "test cartridge" for up to 30 pages of use. Then, for around $20, you are supposed to buy a replacement ink cartridge that will last for another 150 pages of use. Well, the price was nice, but the product was not. I bought this at Office Depot and to their credit, they gave me a full refund without any re-stocking or re-packing fees, quite unlike CompUSA's return policy. I feel sorry for the poor fellow who has to re-pack that thing, though. Good luck on getting that paper feeder back out.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good economical fax for home or small office
I use this in my home office. I don't send alot of faxes or make alot of copies so I didn't need anything fancy and didn't want anything overly technical or expensive. This fits my needs perfectly, beginning with its low cost ($59 new, after $10 rebate, from on-line merchant). It's small so doesn't hog desk space, easy to set up and use, has plenty of features (more than I'll ever need or use) and though the print quality isn't the best you'll ever see, it is easily legible and certainly satisfactory, for both faxing and copying. It may not be the machine for large offices or someone who sends alot of faxes or makes alot of copies, but, as an economical fax machine for occasional use in a home or small office, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this one. ... Read more


3. Brother MFC-7820N 5-in-1 Network Monochrome Laser Multifunction Center
list price: $399.99
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Asin: B0007PF7FQ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Brother International
Sales Rank: 9876
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The network-ready MFC-7820N can be installed on the network right out of the box! The MFC-7820N is a smart choice for small-to-medium size businesses or even if you work out of your home office. In addition, everyone can use it for making quick copies, sending faxes or color scanning. Its flatbed design and convenient copying or scanning makes this the right choice. ... Read more

Features

  • 33.6K bps fax modem speed, 32 MB memory; PC and Mac compatible
  • Printing, copying, scanning, faxing, and PC faxing
  • Up to 20 ppm black print speed; up to 2,400 x 600 dpi resolution
  • Flatbed color scanning with 600 x 2400 dpi optical resolution
  • USB 2.0, parallel, and Ethernet interfaces; 35-page document feeder

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Dream come true MFC - Thoroughly Impressed !!!!!
WoW ! This must be the best MFC out there.I have owned several canon, hp, lexmark MFC, photo printers, fax machines etc.This machine is it.All you need is this MFC & a separate photo printer. you are all set.

1. This is a laser MFC - scan(color), copy, fax, print
2. very fast for home/small office use
3. very compact - very space saving
4. Network ready - other computers on network can use all functions of this.
5. unlimited tech support. not just 1-year like HP/canon.
6. Machine feels sold & feels it will last long
7. All fax,copy, scan can be operated either from machine buttons or pc software interface.
8. installation was breeze
9. software is top notch. very intuitive
10. tested print, copy, scan & fax - AWESOME AWESOME.
11. they don't outsource cust support to india
12. only regrets: no duplex, no separate output tray, but from a compact machine like this, you can't expect output tray.
13. This MFC is clearly the winner. nothing else.
14. $50 cartride takes you upto 2,500 pages. not bad
15. Auto feeder works flawlessly
16. buy from local office depot store when they give $40 gift card with it.
17. you can connect any answering machine, so all you need is one line for phone callss & fax. this machine shows whether it is a phone call or fax. can use distinctive ring too.
18. backlit LCD menu
19. if you network with this printer, you don't need to buy USB cable
20. 32mb memory for printing, huge memory for fax.
21. super fast fax speed
22. Excellent looks.
23. DEDICATED MAC SUPPORT, although i only used it for Windows.

why didn't i know about Brother earlier ?
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4. Brother MFC-8220 Laser Multifunction Center

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Asin: B0001JSSKE
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Brother Printer
Sales Rank: 4797
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Features

  • Prints, scans, copies, standalone and PC faxes
  • Up to 2,400 x 600 dpi print resolution
  • Up to 21 pages per minute printing and copying
  • 300 x 600 dpi monochrome scan resolution, 9,600 dpi enhanced
  • Parallel and USB interfaces, optional networking; PC and Mac

5. Brother Fax-575 Personal Plain-Paper Fax, Phone, and Copier

our price: $66.99
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Asin: B0007KI6PE
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Brother
Sales Rank: 3740
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Brother International (fax575) FAX575 FAX/PHONE/COPIER ... Read more

Features

  • Convenient, easy-to-operate faxing
  • Black-and-white copying with up to 400 x 400 dpi resolution
  • 9,600 bps fax modem transmits at about 15 seconds per page
  • 512 KB memory stores up to 25 pages
  • 50-sheet paper capacity

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for home use
Bought this to have a fax machine at home.It was easy to set up.Doesn't take up much space on the desk and you have a built in phone with caller ID, too.The copy machine part of fax makes nice clean copies, too.This wouldn't be very cost effective if you are going to receive a lot of faxes or make a lot of copies.It is great for someone like me who has to fax stuff for work occasionally and doesn't want to drive to the library and pay $2.00 a page. ... Read more


6. Brother MFC-3320CN Color Inkjet Multifunction
list price: $279.99
our price: $185.99
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Asin: B0000CA15V
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Brother
Sales Rank: 21271
Average Customer Review: 1 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Brother MFC-3320CN is an all-in-one color printer, color copier, color fax machine, and color scanner. This versatile machine is perfect for the home office or small business where space is at a premium. With a maximum 4,800 x 1,200 optimized print resolution, Micro Piezo inkjet technology, and 5-picoliter ink droplet size, prints are bright, vivid, and true-to-life. Print speeds clock in at 14 ppm for black and 12 ppm for color (maximum, draft).

The flatbed scanner provides up to 600 x 1,200 dpi maximum resolution and 36-bit color, with four one-touch buttons (scan to image, e-mail, OCR, file, and media card--Windows only) to help automate frequent tasks. The included software bundle helps you achieve the best scans and includes an OCR (optical character recognition) tool for scanning documents directly to text. Copy speeds are as fast as 12 cpm for black and 10 cpm for color, while up to 99 copies can be made at once, freeing up your time for other tasks.

The 33.6 Kbps fax machine has a 3-second per page transmission speed and is capable of color faxing. A fax memory of up to 4,800 pages ensures that your don't miss important faxes when you run out of paper, while the 108-entry speed dial, fax forwarding, fax delayed transmission, and paging features provide added convenience. A 158-location fax broadcasting feature sends multiple faxes from a single original.

The MFC-3320CN has a standard input capacity of 100 sheets, a 50-sheet output capacity, and a 20-page automatic document feeder. It has both USB 2.0 and Ethernet ports (for multiple PC networking), and accepts Memory Stick, CompactFlash, SmartMedia, and Secure Digital memory cards. Compatible with both Mac and PC, the MFC-3320CN also comes backed by a one-year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
MFC-3320CN, automatic document feeder, user documentation, power cord ... Read more

Features

  • Color printer, scanner, copier, and machine
  • 4,800 x 1,200 maximum optimized print resolution; up to 14 ppm print speed
  • 600 x 1,200 dpi maximum scan resolution, 36-bit color depth
  • 1,200 x 1,200 dpi maximum copy resolution, up to 99 multi-copies
  • USB 2.0 and Ethernet interfaces, PC and Mac compatible

Reviews (1)

1-0 out of 5 stars Print problem
There seems to be a print problem with these printers. I was thrilled to see the price with so many features. So I ran down to a local store to try one out. Both of the ones in the stores had lousy test prints. I then used a picture and did a copy. Even copying black and white. The prints are soo grainy. It looks like it reverted back to 300 dpi prints. I don't see how the machine could be advertised as high resolution machine? Perhaps it is just a software mistake? Anyway I returned to the office and I found several others on the net had similar problems. So I would stay away until brother resolves this problem. ... Read more


7. Brother MFC3220C Color InkJet Multifunction
list price: $199.99
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Asin: B0000CA15F
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Brother
Sales Rank: 10244
Average Customer Review: 2.44 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The MFC-3220C multi-function center (MFC) is ideal for your home or home office, offering color inkjet printing (up to 12 ppm color, 14 ppm black), color copying, color faxing, and color scanning. It prints at up to 4,800 x 1,200 optimized dpi and copies at 1,200 x 1,200 dpi (maximum). You can reduce or enlarge your copies from 25 to 400 percent, generating up to 99 consecutive copies. You get color scanning at up to 2,400 dpi (interpolated) and 600 x 1,200 dpi (optical), with speeds of nine seconds color and four seconds black. Maximum scanning resolution with Windows XP is limited to 1,200 x 1,200 dpi (interpolated).

The MFC-3220C's 8 MB memory stores up to 200 pages so you can scan your next faxes while sending or receiving others. Fax features include manual, one-touch, and speed dialing, as well as remote retrieval, polling (retrieving faxes from another machine), and broadcasting (sending the same fax to multiple numbers; black-and-white faxes only). The unit is compatible with your phone company's Caller ID service, with which it displays the number and, if available, the name of the person calling or faxing you.

Compatible with both Windows and Apple computers (see technical specifications for limitations of each), the MFC-3220C connects to your computer using a simple USB interface (cable not supplied) a 100-sheet-capacity paper tray, and a 50-sheet output tray for letter-sized documents. It's backed with a one-year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
MFC, telephone handset, telephone line cord, telephone curled cord, ADF document support, ADF document output support, user's guide, and ink cartridges (black, cyan, magenta, yellow) ... Read more

Features

  • Up to 14 ppm black, up to 12 ppm color printing
  • 8 MB fax memory stores about 200 pages
  • 600 x 1,200 dpi scanning resolution; 20-page auto document feeder
  • USB interface, PC and Macintosh compatible

Reviews (9)

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't be fooled
The machine itself it great. Easy to use etc. But it's the dudes who programmed the "artificial intelligence" in this thing that really messed it up and has me pissed off.

If one of the cartridges goes out, YOU CAN'T DO ANYTHING! Supposedly the fax doesn't even work. Huh? This is an obvious attempt that they just want you to buy buy buy more cartridges than you need.

I only use the black. I have never touched the colors. But for some reason, the colors run out before the black. What the...? And now they want me to replace everything before the machine will be usable again. I looked at the colors, and it clearly still has A LOT of ink or whatever inside. And there isn't a way to fool the machine by just taking it out and putting it back in.

I'm really thinking about just filling it with toilet water to let the machine think there's something inside. Don't know if it'll work. But here's the bottom line. I ran through the whole set (or the machine thinks I did) of ink in 4 months. So here's what you need to know. It costs about $80 or so to replace the set. So do you really want to pay $240 a year just to use the fax machine? If you actually do some printing, think $400+. This is lame. Fellow users. Anyone have suggestions please help us all.

1-0 out of 5 stars You get what you pay for
This thing looks great, but I have had two major problems

1) The printer will not print if it thinks one of the ink cartridges is empty, which happens often when they are not empty: it has happened to me with nearly new cartridges. It essentially renders the device useless. Anyone know how to work around this? Please post a review if you do.

2) The paper feeder does not pick up paper unless I manually hold my finger against the tension arm. Clearly inconvenient, especially if you want to receive faxes.

1-0 out of 5 stars Beware
Seems like a great buy, but the unit shuts down when it 'thinks' the ink cartridges are empty. I'm replacing FULL cartridges after only about 50 B/W pages. I'll try replacing one time, but if this continues, I'll have to replace the unit. NOTE there is no manual override, the printer will NOT work if it thinks a cartridge is empty. My cost? 50 pages for $20 of ink, 40 cents a page. Use Kinkos, it's cheaper.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent fax, Acceptable color printer-copier, Great price
Amazon's service was very good. The box arrived well ahead of the estimated date.

You can't beat the price tag ... with 5-in-1 capabilities. While this is not a photo-quality printer, it is great for office use. At this price, it offers 4 separate inkwells that can be purchased separately based on your level of usage -- not offered by the competition. Please note that the Amazon product description which says that the product includes a handset is incorrect.

The unit is a breeze to set up as copier, printer, outgoing fax, scanner and PC Fax (set aside 30mins, max). However, setting this up for incoming faxes when you have an answering machine on the same line is very difficult because it is not completely documented (Solution: Set TAD, and set number of rings for receive to 1. Also, don't have any filters installed on the answering machine outlet and fax outlet). While the hold time when I called Brother Customer Service was more than 45 mins, once I got thru, they were able to resolve this issue thoroughly and courteously.

Overall, I am very happy with the purchase!

1-0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
Based on all the reviews I purchased the MFC3100C model about 10 months ago to replace a HP printer I had used for 3 years. I use it lightly for home use and have not even had to replace any of the print cartridges yet. The outbound fax portion and scanner still work great but, unfortunately it will not feed paper in from the rear sheet feeder any longer. I am very disappointed in the quality of this printer. I think I will hook the HP back up and start looking for a new all in one not from Brother. ... Read more


8. Brother Intl EPPF1800C REFURBISHED COLOR FAX ( EPPF1800C )

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Asin: B00009V3NF
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Brother International
Sales Rank: 16226
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9. Brother LC-41BK Black Ink Cartridge

our price: $20.99
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Asin: B0002X1KHM
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Brother Printer
Sales Rank: 1476
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Features

  • Compatible multifunction models 210C, 420CN, 620CN, 3240C, 5440CN, and 5840CN
  • Expected yield of 500 pages based on 5% coverage
  • Water, fade, and smudge resistant
  • Inks won't bleed through pages
  • Package includes 1 black ink cartridge

10. BrotherLC41C Cyan Ink Cartridge

our price: $13.99
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Asin: B0002X1KIG
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Brother Printer
Sales Rank: 2614
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Amazon.com Product Description

The LC41C from Brother International is a replacement ink cartridge designed to work with Brother FAX1840C, FAX1940CN, FAX2440C, MFC210C, MFC3240C, MFC3340CN, MFC420CN, MFC5440CN, MFC5840CN, and MFC620CN fax and multi-function machines. This cyan replacement cartridge delivers a yield of up to 400 pages (at 5% coverage) and is a genuine Brother product, so you know it will work seamlessly with your printer. One ink cartridge is included per package, and Brother provides a 30-day return warranty. ... Read more

Features

  • Cyan inkjet replacement cartridge
  • Compatible with Brother FAX1840C, FAX1940CN, FAX2440C fax machines
  • Also works with MFC210C, MFC3240C, MFC3340CN, MFC420CN, MFC5440CN, MFC5840CN, and MFC620CN
  • Yields up to 400 pages at 5% coverage
  • Genuine Brother replacement product

11. Brother MFC-3820CN Color Inkjet Multifunction
list price: $299.99
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Asin: B0000CA16D
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Brother
Sales Rank: 10330
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Brother MFC-3820CN is an all-in-one color printer, color copier, color fax machine, and color scanner, perfect for the home office or small business where space is at a premium. With a maximum 4,800 x 1,200 optimized print resolution, Micro Piezo ink jet technology, and 5-picoliter ink droplet size, prints are bright, vivid, and true-to-life. Print speeds are as fast as 14 ppm for black and 12 ppm for color. The MFC-3820CN has a standard input capacity of 100 sheets, a 50-sheet output capacity, and also comes with a 20-page automatic document feeder.

The flatbed scanner provides up to 600 x 2,400 dpi maximum resolution and 36-bit color (256 levels of gray), with four one-touch buttons (scan to image, e-mail, OCR, file, and media card--Windows only) to help automate frequent tasks. The included software bundle helps you achieve the best scans and includes an OCR (optical character recognition) tool for scanning documents directly to text files. Copy speeds are as fast as 12 cpm for black and 10 cpm for color, while up to 99 copies can be made at once, freeing up your time for other tasks. Copies can be reduced or enlarged from 25% to 400% in 1% increments.

The fax machine has a 3-second per page transmission speed and is capable of color faxing. It utilizes MH, MR, MMR, and JPEG (for color fax) fax coding methods. A fax memory of up to 480 pages ensures that you don't miss important faxes when you run out of paper, while the 100-entry speed dial, fax forwarding, and paging features provide added convenience. The remote retrieval function allows you to access your fax machine from outside the office, while a 150-location fax broadcasting feature sends multiple faxes from a single original.

The MFC-3820CN has both USB 2.0 and Ethernet ports and also directly accepts Memory Stick, CompactFlash, SmartMedia, and Secure Digital memory cards for convenient photo printing. You can access the media cards over a network. The MFC-3829CN has a footprint of 17.6 by 17.8 inches and weighs 23.1 pounds. Compatible with both Mac and PC, it also comes backed by a one-year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
MFC-3820CN, automatic document feeder, user documentation, power cord ... Read more

Features

  • Color printer, scanner, copier, and fax machine
  • 4,800 x 1,200 maximum optimized print resolution; up to 14 ppm print speed
  • 600 x 2,400 dpi maximum scan resolution, 36-bit color depth
  • 1,200 x 1,200 dpi maximum copy resolution, up to 99 multi-copies
  • USB 2.0, digital-camera memory card, and Ethernet interfaces

Reviews (12)

4-0 out of 5 stars Amazing product for the price
For the money I could not find another MF device that even came close to this unit.

Printing, Fax, Scanning, and copying are all as expected with output quality on par with other units in the $150-$400 range. However, it is its advanced functions that really make it shine.

First, the MFC has a built in 10/100baseT server. Not just a print server but a server that will support both local network and internet based printing, faxing, and even FTP access to memory cards. Want to share your digital photos; just put your CF, SD, etc. card in the printer and have your friends FTP in and copy the files. Or, use a memory card to store other files that you want to make accessable via FTP.

You can also do a lot of other interesting things like auto-forward faxes, store and forward on demand, broadcast, and so on. In all cases a Fax can be sent via normal phone line or via email depending on the 'address' you enter.

One very cool feature if you have broadband is that by opening port 515 on your home router/firewall you can print to the Brother MFC from anyplace you have internet access. Print from a hotel, airport, friends house, work (as long as port 515 is not blocked), etc. Very cool.

Also, the 20 sheet ADF is great for making copies or faxing larger documents while the flat bed scanner allows copy/fax of bound books, etc.

One the down side:
- The unit is not small; allow enough space for it
- The paper tray only holds ~100 sheets; a common issue with consumer printers
- Memory is limited at 16MB; don't expect to store tons of complex documents
- Color faxing ONLY works if you print the Fax when it arrives; you can't store a color fax and print it later or forward it to another Fax
- You have to install all 4 ink carts. for the printer to work and if one cart. is out of ink the printer stops printing; e.g. if your Yellow is out and you want to print a B&W fax you are out of luck
- Unlike HP units, the Bother has fixed print heads so if you have a failure you can't just replace the cart.; your have to replace the printer
- You can't change the IP Ports that the printer uses for its various network functions; e.g. FTP is fixed at 21, printing is fixed at 515. It would have been nice for security reasons to be able to change these to a user-defined value.

All in all this is a great all-in-one unit that has some great features that no other unit it its class has. For the price you can't go wrong!

2-0 out of 5 stars GREAT PRICE BUT IN THE END DISAPPOINTING
We have had this multi-function for 4 months now.

PROS

A ton of functions.
Superfast faxing.
Great price.
Network ready.

CONS

Ink cartridges don't last very long.
No way to replace printheads, so if the printheads go so does the entire machine.
Print quality is subpar, I have a 6 year old HP that still prints better quality prints than this machine and just as quick.
When it prints out Black, it is graining and gray.
Printouts for pictures are still grainy and not as sharp as my 6 year old HP.
Only a 100 sheet tray.

Overall it is a good fax machine and decent sheet-fed scanner, but I would use it to print anything or copy because it eats ink like no tommorrow and the print quality and speed is not up to par with other machines you can get for the same price.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best consumer scanner I've seen
The MFC-3820CN is not without its flaws; the thing could be greatly improved by the inclusion of an embedded web server to ease configuration, and its network scanning and printing capabilities are also unnecessarily difficult to use.

That said, as a scanner for archiving documents, this thing is the best I've seen. The document feeder is faster than the ones on much more expensive home- and small-office scanners from the likes of HP, and I have not yet been able to jam the thing. Using the 'fax' function but entering an e-mail address instead of a phone number, I'm able to dump bank statements, invoices, contracts and so forth into the document feeder and have TIFF or PDF versions of the documents show up in my e-mail inbox. So for archiving documents, I've got no drivers and no programs to worry about on my computer: as long as the network and the e-mail server are working, so is the scanner.

There's still room for improvement with network scanning and printing, but to me the ability to e-mail documents directly from the thing has proved to be well worth the price.

1-0 out of 5 stars This printer sucks!
I have never been so disappointed with a piece of electronics. This printer will make you pull your hair out. It will mangle your originals, spill ink all over your printouts, and take an eternity to install, all while costing a fortune to keep in ink. The PC faxing software is soewhere in the same genre as the Atari 2600. Do not buy this printer.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Value
After suffering for years with a HP T45, then discovering that it simply would not work after installing Windows XP SP1 - I decided it was time for a change. "A Change" meaning - "anything but HP". If you're sceptical, read some Amazon reviews for HP Printers.
This Brother machine is designed for general business/home office use. So, the print/scan quality is not quite as impressive as more expensive units, but is perfectly adequate for general use. I actually use Draft mode for everyday printing anyway. If you want to print photos and glossy brochures, go buy a dedicated printer.

Control panel: simple to use, all buttons are clearly marked.
Computer Drivers: The software took about 5-10min to install, and was virtually painless. Software is roughly 45-100mb (as opposed to HP's 1.5GB). Software interface is pretty basic, but it provides access to all printer settings (and there's quite a lot).
Build Quality: Very good. I love the sheet feeder. Cartridges are extremely easy to change. Printing is reasonably quiet and fast - as is scanning. Was packaged well & came with simple installation instructions. The unit is considerably smaller than our old HP T45 (which did not have a flatbed scanner).
Network Capability: The network function was simple to get up and running (we connected the printer directly to our Netgear router), and it allows you to print, scan, fax or receive faxes directly to/from networked computers. All these features have worked with no problem.
Ink: Cartridges are inexpensive, but have no print head. Each colour cartridge is seperate.

We did a lot of research and were undecided between this printer or the Canon MP730. As we already have a specialist photo printer, and didn't want to spend too much, we purchased the Brother for it's network capability - and am extremely happy with it. I can't stress enough how fantastic the network feature is! ... Read more


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