Brother MFC-9130CW Digital Colour Multifunction

Brother MFC-9130CW Digital Colour Multi-function

The concept of combining everything in one is very appealing space-wise as well as economically.
1) Printer. The printer works really well. Fast, clear output. It has a versatile driver to accommodate different paper types and a manual feed; I like the straight-through paper path, though the switch to allow heavy weight paper and cards and envelopes is located at the back of the printer and requires a manual change. With the right settings the color print quality is almost photographic; there are even profiles--something I didn't expect is this class device. It seems to use toner efficiently. I'm a low-volume user, but the starter cartridges still have plenty of toner remaining. The cost of ownership seems to be reasonable, a big plus over the competition, with OEM cartridges less expensive. I would never use third party or refilled cartridges.
2) Scanner. Great default scans. But, a big disappointment because it has few advanced controls for correcting the scan with only minimal brightness and contrast. I would have preferred a "pro" option that would enable more adjustments, similar to a stand-alone scanner. The scanner can be controlled from the touch-pad or the Brother Scanner driver, or the Marcos scanner driver.
3) Copier. Works, as the scanner can be quite good with the defaults. It has features for minimum image correction, reduction and enlargement, collating, and 2-onto-1 copying. However, the document feeder has crept that places the copied image about 1/8" higher towards the top edge of the copy than the original. For some jobs, this was a problem

4) Fax. I've only sent two faxes since I installed the 9130. I don't have a dedicated phone line for it, so I just plug in the line as needed. I have yet to receive a fax. Set up seemed complicated and I was too lazy to try to configure my answering machine or run a second line. Also, I'm thinking of dropping my land-line, which makes the fax useless. Feature request: a way to scan directly to an internet fax line.

Brother MFC-9130CW Digital Color Multi-function All-in-One (Print/Copy/Scan/Fax) for small businesses. It features wireless networking, a 3.7” color touch screen display and prints high-impact color and crisp black documents at up to 19ppm. It’s compact and offers versatile paper handling with a 250-sheet capacity letter/legal paper tray and a single-sheet manual feed slot. This energy-efficient All-in-One has a deep sleep mode for conserving energy when not in use. The optional high yield color toners (approx. 2,200 pgs. Each) can help lower your cost per page, and its top-loading design makes it easy to replace and install toner cartridges. You can also print wireless from your mobile device via Air Print, Google Cloud Print, Brother Print &Scan, and Wi-Fi Direct.

·        Print Copy Scan Fax PC-FAX
·        Fast high quality color printing up to 19 pages per minute
·        3.7" Colour Touchscreen Display with Web Connect
·        Mobile device printing and scanning
·        Easy wireless setup
·        1 year limited exchange express warranty
·        Peace of mind: free machine-lifetime support