Product Reviews

Brother MFC-6890CDW

Professional Series Inkjet All-in-One Printer with up to 11" x 17" Printing and TouchScreen Display
Average Customer Rating:
3.2 out of 5
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3 of 5(60%)people would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for MFC-6890CDW
Review 1 for MFC-6890CDW
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
( 5 out of 5 )
Great Machine!!
Date:October 22, 2010
By LinuxMan
from New York, NY
I had an HP machine prior to purchasing this Brother all in one and I must say I am very pleased with the results so far.
This machine performs as advertised and although no support for Linux is offered, I was able to install it and use all it's features on a Linux machine, the printing quality is far superior than any other printer I have owned to date, speed and connectivity are not an issue in the wireless part of it, this machine was very easy to set up and when I had to call for support the agent was very helpful and was able to answer all my questions.
Expertise: Professional or Expert
Use: Home Office (Business Use)
Brother products owned: 2
2 of 2 found this review helpful.
Review 2 for MFC-6890CDW
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
( 5 out of 5 )
Date:April 26, 2010
By chilwill
from pittsburgh pa
I watched the demo and I was very impressed of what this printer did I watched the demo about 3 times The next thing I knew my wife had ordered it for me when it arrived the box was so big i thought it was just the packing let me tell the printer is HUGE I have never saw a printer this big for home use and with 2 paper trays I was also impressed that you can use large sheets of paper which is something you don't find in most printers I cant say how much i paid for the printer but I will say it was worth the money and the printer just sips ink
thank you brother for making such a great printer with such great features you have out done your selfs
Expertise: Advanced Amateur
Use: Home (Personal Use)
Brother products owned: 2
Review 3 for MFC-6890CDW
Overall Rating: 
3 out of 5
( 3 out of 5 )
It's alright
Date:September 21, 2010
By BTire
from Wisconsin
It's a decent printer when it works. fax and scanner are great but after a good year it was skipping pages during the printing or grabbing an extra sheet so it would print on two pages. We do work it hard though so we have recently switched to laser (much nicer).
Expertise: Advanced Amateur
Use: Small Business (Up to 25 Employees)
Brother products owned: 2
Review 4 for MFC-6890CDW
Overall Rating: 
2 out of 5
( 2 out of 5 )
Not what I'd hoped
Date:October 21, 2010
By RobertH
from Washington state
I purchased this model 4 months ago and it's not what I'd hoped. My biggest complaint is the paper is constantly jamming! There are two paper trays, both are awkward to load and the top tray holds too little so I have to refill it often. Making double sided copies took some creative paper loading on my part. It is also slower than my machine that was 10 years older.
Expertise: Advanced Amateur
Use: Small Business (Up to 25 Employees)
Brother products owned: 2
Review 5 for MFC-6890CDW
Overall Rating: 
1 out of 5
( 1 out of 5 )
Not quite what tech specs say.
Date:April 11, 2011
By GeorgeK
from New Jersy
Printer is overall OK as far as printers go. Does no to do automatic duplex copy, even though the hype on it makes it sound like it does. My old printer did and this is a bad point with me.You have to turn pages manually.
Pringting duplex works but very slow compared to previous printers.
Speaking of printing the 28 ppm for b&w is light years from fact. I printed 15 pages with less than regular amount of text on the pages and it took almost 3 minutes to print 15 pages. In general it takes extreemly long for a print job to start, sometimes 12-15 secs. Then each page can take 10 seconds from the time the previous page is finshed till the next one is done. NOT VERY GOOD FOR SMALL OFFICE BUSINESS USE!!! very slow. I tried this from 3 different computers in our office and the same result. My other network printers work fine so its not a network issue.
Also colors that print are not that vibrant. I have other printers both Inkjet and LaserJet that are quite close on colors. This one is very matted and faded looking colors.
The other multi functions like scanning and copying are fine.
I will use this machine but doubt if I would buy it again.
Expertise: Professional or Expert
Use: Small Business (Up to 25 Employees)
Brother products owned: More than 5
3 of 3 found this review helpful.