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Brother MFC-6890CDW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and print quality. The usability and paper handling also get good comments. Many are negative about the control panel and build quality.

value for money, paper handling, usability, print quality, size

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother MFC-6890CDW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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MFC-6890CDW

 

Ledger-size products like Brother's MFC-6890CDW color inkjet multifunction printer let you skip the local print shop and print a wider (literally) range of documents in-house. But as with similar products we've tested (including the HP OfficeJet...

Prints and scans tabloid-size media High-yield inks are economical

Very slow on all tests Very expensive to buy

If you want wide-format printing capabilities, you need a machine like the Brother MFC-6890CDW. But this model is so expensive and slow that my enthusiasm for it is lukewarm at best

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Brother MFC-6890CDW Printer Review

 

Prints and scans tabloid-size media ; High-yield inks are economical

Very slow on all tests ; Very expensive to buy

If you need tabloid printing, this machine offers it; but there are speed and cost tradeoffs.

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Brother MFC-6890cdw review

 

Good print quality ; 11 x 17 inch prints, scans, copies ; Built-in networking with remote setup ; Large paper capacity ; Comes with high-capacity cartridges

Slow to average print speeds ; No built-in scan software

Half the connection ports are located on the left side of the printer. The MFC-6890cdw comes with an attached power cord (never worry about losing it!) as well as two phone jacks. For access to the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 or Ethernet ports, users will need to...

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Review: Brother MFC-6890CDW multifunction device

 

For those looking for a tabloid-sized multifunction printer, the MFC-6890CDW is a decent option. It has a ton of features and prints good quality office documents.

Since the MFC-6890CDW can print and scan documents as large as 11-by-17 inches, it’s big and bulky. There are two input trays; the top tray holds up to 100 sheets and the bottom tray can handle up to 250. Multiple trays make it easy to keep the printer...

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Useful economical with little competition at the price.

 

Size matters when scanning and copying, that's where the large size helps and comes with nice software and duplex for A4 size is useful. Innobella inks are themselves economical but I've found generic replacement inks at a fraction of the price that...

Large size useful, nice software and duplex for A4 size. Innobella inks are economical and generic inks cheap and good. Make a good looking booklet cheap.I bought the model before and it still gives me reliable service and inks are compatible

Slow so don't buy it as a copy machine replacement. Print quality is too low for printing your photos

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Useful economical with little competition at the price.

 

Size matters when scanning and copying, that's where the large size helps and comes with nice software and duplex for A4 size is useful. Innobella inks are themselves economical but I've found generic replacement inks at a fraction of the price that...

Large size useful, nice software and duplex for A4 size. Innobella inks are economical and generic inks cheap and good. Make a good looking booklet cheap.I bought the model before and it still gives me reliable service and inks are compatible

Slow so don't buy it as a copy machine replacement. Print quality is too low for printing your photos

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Useful economical with little competition at the price.

 

Size matters when scanning and copying, that's where the large size helps and comes with nice software and duplex for A4 size is useful. Innobella inks are themselves economical but I've found generic replacement inks at a fraction of the price that...

Large size useful, nice software and duplex for A4 size. Innobella inks are economical and generic inks cheap and good. Make a good looking booklet cheap.I bought the model before and it still gives me reliable service and inks are compatible

Slow so don't buy it as a copy machine replacement. Print quality is too low for printing your photos

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Brother MFC-6890CDW

 

You can refill the cartridges dirt cheap. No chip to reset. Replacement ink is of good quality . Severa CISS system, so you will never run out of ink. Excellent color rendition.

does everything buy make coffee. Scan, duplex, photocopy in color, scan in color, duplex,fax

a littl slow, not a deal breaker

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Amazon review summary for Brother MFC-6890CDW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 134 user reviews of Brother MFC-6890CDW from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

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reliability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Good Printer

 

Scanned objects clear. large format very good.Printer to PC good. Make sure that old scanner drivers are removed before installing. Had problem with software. Call to Brother tech support resulted in problem idenfication and correction.

Product Specifications

Print, copy, scan and fax on a wide range of paper sizes up to 11" x 17". The MFC-6890cdw also includes duplex printing at 8.5" x 11", wireless (802.11b/g) and Ethernet network interfaces and a TouchScreen 4.2" color LCD display. Work more efficiently with 350-sheet total capacity dual paper trays and high-yield ink cartridges.

Copying

Automatic Duplexing: Yes
Max Copying Speed B/W:23ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:20ppm

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:19in
Height:12in
Weight:34.4lbs
Width:21in

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Ledger (11 in x 17 in)
Standard Media Capacity:350sheets

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Fax Machine

Compatibility:Super G3
Max Transmission Speed:33.6Kbps
PC Faxing: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Brother
Model:6890CDW
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother MFC

Memory

Standard Memory:64MB

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Ethernet 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX / Hi-Speed USB / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / USB host

Printing

Max Printing Speed B/W:35ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):35ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:28ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):28ppm
Max Resolution B/W:6000 x 1200 dpi
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