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Rated 1 out of 5 by from This product is dissapointing I first purchased this product in Oct 2011. For the first two weeks, it was great and i was really happy with the print quality. Then started the problems... The A4 print function was fine, but printing A3 was another matter entirely. Error messages would alternate between 'No paper fed' and "paper jam'. Only 1 out of every 8-10 A3 pictures would print with no problems. Even after the print mechanism was replaced by an engineer and the recommended Brother paper was used, the problems persisted. Now, after having the printer for 2 months, this is still an ongoing problem. I would not recommend the product if your primary goal is to print in A3. Very disappointed.
Date published: 2011-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent printer, a pleasure to use I have owned 4 other makes of printer over the years. This one from Brother is quite honestly the best. The control buttons are the easiest and quickest of any previous printer, the scanning facility is particularly quick and simple. I don't need to print A3, but could do so if wished, but I have printed addresses on every size of envelope, printed my address logo with its picture on every size of paper product from post cards to A4 without any problems. It may be irrelevant to this review to mention that I have a Brother combination microwave which is still working brilliantly after nearly 30 years, so I know they manufacture things which last!
Date published: 2012-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far so good... Bought this printer a couple of weeks ago - mainly for printing A3 CAD drawings. Set-up was easy - installed software & plugged into network router. Using plain A3 paper at 'normal' quality setting and the output is great (and fast) - not quite as sharp as the laser but fine for issuing to clients etc (and it's in colour!). Not tried any other features so can't comment, but it's worth the money just to have A3 printing. The fax/copy/scan features are just a bonus for me, and its pretty much the same size as my other A4 multifunctional printer so fits in fine. Only downside so far is no automatic duplex.
Date published: 2012-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great value for money The Brother MFC-5890 is great value for money and works well in a small office. The A3 print facility allows us to produce great posters to publicise our events, and the enlarge/reduce facility saves a lot of time when producing different sized but identical posters and fliers. The paper tray is a bit fiddly when changing between A4 and A3 paper, but we use it alongside its "little brother" the MFC-490CW, to mimimise this problem. When we first set up the printer it wouldn't print A3. Brother customer support were brilliant, getting an engineer out to us in a couple of days. Turned out to be a smudge on the ribbon!
Date published: 2012-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product, but quite clunky This works well, but the paper tray is quite flimsy compared to the rest of the machine. The print quality is good, but the ink can make the paper quite damp if you don't use something thick. Printing different paper sizes confuses the machine - i.e. printing A3 then changing to A4 - so much paper has been wasted because the printer gets confused about the paper size and unless you're absolutely spot on with the settings, the re lots of times you will curse it. Having the ability to print A3 is great and in terms of using the machine, it has easy functions and looks as professional as it can.
Date published: 2011-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brother MC5890cn We chose this product because it printed on A3 paper, something which is hard to find these days. We have found it to be an excellent copier, printer and fax machine, but we have not used it for photos yet, but there is a facility on the machine for this too. The only drawback is that there are 4 ink cartidges, but they don't all go at once and we are heavy users of printers, but we found that the print cartridges have lasted from October until the end of January. I would recommend buying this machine as it does what it says it does, it prints, copies and faxes, and does it all very well.
Date published: 2012-02-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Loved the endprint facility I purchased the product in order to print on A3. The print results are good but the unit is prone to paper jambs if the paper is at all currled at the edges. Great having the ability to print without using the computer at all. Every time I use The Brother MFC 5890CN it still provides plesent surprises. Now all I need is some flat A3 paper and I will be fine. I did not mention the natural factory set colour is great also and is not over saturated as I have noticed my other printer bought for its 5 ink cartridge system is. So we have better prints on four ink cartridges A3 and great value for money. Oh I forgot to mention its a Fax and the auto feed scanner is as good as many separate flatbed scanners I have owned.
Date published: 2012-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great printer for a startup business I have been most impressed with the ease of setup and range of features when buying this printer for my new startup business. As a marketing firm, I have a large reliance on print/copy/scan functionality and this Brother printer makes it quick and easy to get what I want when I'm rushing out if the door, or having to get an urgent email out. Cost of ink is forever a battle with any printer, for which the print quality is good (not outstanding) as expected at this price range and for an inkjet rather than a laser printer. Very pleased with this purchase.
Date published: 2012-02-03
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