Many printers today are style-oriented. This is due to the fact that they are a lot of the times meant for the home office or other places that people will be able to see them out in the open. The sad part is that often times style comes before substance. The nice curves and the dynamic flashy visuals will distract buyers from the ordinary performance, unfortunately. However, Brother has come up with a way to get around that by giving style AND top-notch performance for the home office setting so every aspect of the machine looks and performs to standard.
It doesn’t have an overflow of features but the ones it does have count. The button driven control panel is simple and the LCD screen has two line text to navigate.
The printer is effective as can be. Just to scratch the surface there are loads of features. The abundance of prints you can make from just plugging your flash drive in to the USB port is uncanny. You can use the programs attached to the printer with a password protection feature which will allow you to keep everything safe and secret. It can be told to not print blank pages and also can restrict the use of certain features upon general command. Making multiple copies can be prevented; scaling and printing in color are some of the features that can be blocked by the administrator with the simple use of a password.
This printer is intended to be that printer that fills the gap between cheap printers that are used for light workloads, and others who are aimed toward more heavyweight print jobs. The paper handling facilities are ok. It has the ability to hold 250 sheets in the input tray as the main paper source with a 50 sheet multi-purpose tray which is capable of pushing the total paper handling to 300 sheets. It doesn’t need to be upgraded but of course it is encouraged as your workloads increase.
Upgrades are always an option. Decent sized jobs are going to be easier with an upgraded sheet tray. You can upgrade to a tray of 500 sheet holding, and 800 total sheets held by the printer in total.
Home offices can greatly benefit from the low costs and the high quality of this unit. It is intended for smaller areas and is equipped with the ability to keep up with high demand output.