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I don't know about the £199.99 original price, but it looks to be about £30 cheaper than other sellers and not bad for an A3 printer.

I do not know how good the printer is, so a comment from a current owner/user would be useful. Thanks.
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DrBones#1
I'm not sure why the votes for this are cold. I looked at it and it is certainly the best price you can get for this printer. Also, A3 printers are expensive; this is the cheapest. Reviews say it is not feature rich and not good for photo printing, but as an A3 duplex office printer, it offers low cost printing at a great price.
Comments from cold voters would be helpful...
Sid Harper#3
I know an architect who uses one of these and the output seems pretty good. My problem with the last Brother MFC I had about 8 years ago was that they discontinued the cartridges when it was just a year old and it became impossible to obtain a replacement or refills.

What's the running cost on these like and how is Brother's support for older models these days?
Whitedot#4
We get Brother multifunction printers at work and personally I think they're garbage. Print quality is awful, they run through ink like it's going out of fashion and they're full of stupid UI flaws, like not being able to do anything until the 'ADF ready' notification goes off. That's right, it's not ready because it's busy telling you it's ready. Also they just stop and tell you when the ink is apparently empty, despite the previous copy/print being perfectly fine. They then won't let you send a fax until you change the ink, work that one out. This applies to the MFC-990CW and the MFC-J6710DW which I have used, both are the same. This model might be different, but I would doubt it.

I'd avoid at all costs if it was me.
Flogger#5
Thanks 'Witedot'. Yours was the type of info I was hoping for.

I wont buy one and its good info for others.

Do you have experience of a good A3 printer?
Whitedot#6
Flogger
Thanks 'Witedot'. Yours was the type of info I was hoping for.

I wont buy one and its good info for others.

Do you have experience of a good A3 printer?

For a long time I was using an HP Deskjet 9800 which was reliable enough until the cartridge caddy broke and a replacement was ridiculously expensive. It didn't have any of the multifunction features though, and what I assume is the successor (Officejet 8000) seems to get mixed reviews and isn't multifunction either. From the reviews I read when my 9800 broke, the Canon Pixma ix6550 seemed to be the most highly rated (I have an A4 MG6150 now which is absolutely superb) but again it's not multifunction and costs quite a bit more than this Brother at around £170.
seaspray#8
Most of these cheaper A3 printers scan, copy and fax at A4.
mikerr#9
Who cares about scan/copying/ faxing at a3, so long as it prints a3.
Sid Harper#10
have the comments above not already established Brother MFCs are junk?
mikerr#11
Sid Harper
have the comments above not already established Brother MFCs are junk?

HUKD is best at finding cheap prices, that's all, not reviews.

You also have done a fast U turn there after a single person's post:

Sid Harper
I know an architect who uses one of these and the output seems pretty good

Sid Harper
Brother MFCs are junk

Take a look at the reviews on amazon for the £82.99 A3 printer I linked to above
http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B001J724AW/ref=cm_cr_pr_top_link_1?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

A deal on an A3 printer is a bit less mainstream, so is never going to get heat here.






Edited By: mikerr on Apr 23, 2012 20:58
Sid Harper 1 Like #12
What U turn? I said what I'd seen, but equally noted my bad experiences with MFCs and noted others. Personally, I didn't think the output was bad for what I saw from the architect - but that's unsurprisingly based on CAD drawings not photos, for example.

Your comment was "who cares..."?

Well - it's an MFC - it's designed to do 3 jobs. OP or you might not, but I would venture to suggest many people in the market for one of these might care...

And with regards to the comments on here, there is much to be learnt from opinions and experiences of products, not just basing things on price alone (which is what the heat thing is meant to be all about, though sadly not everyone treats it that way)


Edited By: Sid Harper on Apr 23, 2012 22:19
seaspray#13
mikerr
Who cares about scan/copying/ faxing at a3, so long as it prints a3.
I do.
I need to produce line work at A3, print it, then scan at A3 after colouring, then print at A3. Don't assume everybody wants what you think they should have.

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