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BrotherMFC-J870DW Wireless Color All-in-One Inkjet Printer
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to set up (4)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      5.0

      Completely satisfied

      By printeruser

      from charlotte, nc

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

        Comments about Brother MFC-J870DW Wireless Color All-in-One Inkjet Printer:

        I use this printer primarily to print text with the double-sided printing feature, and for scanning paper documents. I use the photo printing capability only to print color photo thumbnails that I use as an aid for arranging photos for books that I create. (I use a dedicated photo printer for making high quality prints and have not tried to make "serious" prints with the Brother printer.) I cannot comment on the fax feature because I don't use it.Setup was very easy, including the wireless feature (I run the printer from an iMac, not a laptop or mobile device). The wireless has worked flawlessly. So far everything I use this printer for has worked well. I have had no trouble with paper jams, but I "fan" paper before loading it into the printer, and I am careful to make sure the paper lies flat in the tray. Changing ink cartridges is a breeze compared to my old printer.I did download the most recent printer driver before starting, and I recommend you do this to be sure you have the latest version for your computer.

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        4.0

        Good overall printer so far

        By Ed

        from New York, NY

        About Me Infrequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Print Time

        Cons

        • Large Footprint

        Best Uses

        • Black & white Documents

        Comments about Brother MFC-J870DW Wireless Color All-in-One Inkjet Printer:

        When installing, it asked if I wanted to install wired or wireless. I selected Wired and everything went and tested well. I tried to figure out how to select Wireless and it appeared to install but none of the steps for wireless apear to work. I may have to do a full uninstall but have yet to do so.

        The print quality is for text is just fine. I wouldn't use it for photos though. The color shading seems slightly off. Print speed was good for me. I did enjoy the duplex printing.

        I've yet to test the fax.

        The scan quality was nice and fast at 300DPI but much slower at higher DPI settings.

        Note the instructions say not to shut it down. It goes into sleep mode pretty quickly.

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        • Personal

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        4.0

        Great Economy Printer at a Great Price!

        By Neal K

        from League City, Tx

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use
        • Low Ink Consumption
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Slow Print Time

        Best Uses

          Comments about Brother MFC-J870DW Wireless Color All-in-One Inkjet Printer:

          Nice to have a printer that works the way it should and does not require a small fortune to keep in ink.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Great Buy

          By Sudhindra

          from New Jersey

          Comments about Brother MFC-J870DW Wireless Color All-in-One Inkjet Printer:

          Love the 2 sided print
          The setup was easy - the ability to setup shortcuts was good - I immediately setup a shortcut for 2 sided copy. Have not yet used it for fax, but have it hooked up.

          Printing from iPhone with AirPrint is phenomenal, the document feeder is great as well

          What will make it the greatest machine:
          1. Faster print speed - though the current speed is not bad
          2. Simpler menus - the shortcuts and pages is very old style, could learn a few new user interface design ideas from apple

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          5.0

          Home Office Bargain

          By Warren Peace

          from Baltimore MD

          About Me Frequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy To Use
          • Low Ink Consumption

          Cons

          • Flimsy Construction

          Best Uses

          • Black & white Documents

          Comments about Brother MFC-J870DW Wireless Color All-in-One Inkjet Printer:

          This is a great printer for medium-duty printing. It offers crisp text and deep color printing, with Brother's reputation for economical inkjet cartridges. Can't miss.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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