Looking for a good MFC color laser printer with dual trays. Brothers brand is sold out, it’s seems everywhere.
I like canons for printing
Thank you, everyone talks about the brother so much. It makes you think no other brand acceptable.
Brother B/W are the best, easy to run, inexpensive, I never used dual trays, just separate printers.
That just sounds like a pain it’s easier to have duel tray
Is there a particular reason you are looking for color laser? I have a dual brother and a dual HP 428. They both work well. The HP cartridges are more expensive, but they print well.
Did you check on Newegg website for a brother?
I was able to obtain a printer yesterday, thanks for all the help.
What did you get as your choice?
I was able to get a Brother printer that I purchased from someone.
That’s great. I purchased a brother printer from Newegg website. I find them easy to use. I have a hard time finding a drum for it. I just ordered it from hummingbird network. I think that’s the name. There’s no physical store that carries my drum. Staples and Office Depot do not. Target and Walmart don’t either not even online. Toner I find easily. I did try out a compatible toner and was disappointed. The quality of print wasn’t good and at one appointment embarrassing so I’m back to brother brand toner lol.
Thank you, nice to know.
Monochrome printer is best. I use hp laser 428fdw all in one and love it. The cartridges are more pricey but no issues. If you use color printer your printer will not work when a cartridge gets low. BW is best economical choice. Try offerup.com for dual tray. If you cannot find dial tray get a single tray and download page separater. No need to buy 2 printers.
Why color? I have a Canon ImageClass D1620 purchased from Canon direct and I ordered the second tray on Amazon. I love it - no more using page separator to print letter and legal and then merging. Actually less money than I expected. I hate Brother printers and the need to change drums. I have always preferred Canon even prior to my latest dual tray Canon.
Just curious, why do you need color? For NSA work b/w is all you need. And, Brother is the best at being reasonably priced, work horses and cheap to run.
BTW all, ‘dual’ means two, duel is a gun/sword fight.
@Irina and everyone - I used to use QuickShipToner - got toner and drums from them - never an issue and yes, they ship quick.
Interesting, you think print color for the pages? Could be for the scanner feature. I use a color scanner. The BW scanner option for me does not provide clear scans and the blue ink is not visible. I use color for my scanning. Even at 200dpi a color scan quality is amazing, clear with blue ink signatures.
I have the same one Canon, its a fast printer!! I didn’t even buy a second tray, the bypass tray holds up to 50 pages of legal and works well! The scanners decent but not super fast, but I don’t have to scan very often.
Do you venture into generic cartridges or stick with Canon only?
Yes I have purchased some generic. The OEM cartridges are RIDICULOUS as it’s like paying for a printer every time you purchase a new cartridge. Generic is working fine so far. I don’t even use the scanner as I already have a standalone but the copier I use once in a while. Very happy with this printer and I don’t have to replace drums like those Brother printers.
I have never been required to scan in color and the files will get too big. I have a scanner that I use for scanning and always do it B&W 200 dpi to keep the files small. They aren’t checking for color when you scan just the signatures and dates and notary seals, etc.