Meet your high-volume printing needs efficiently with this Epson EcoTank all-in-one supertank printer. PrecisionCore printing delivers sharp text and detailed images for high-quality output, while wireless connectivity lets you print from a variety of devices for added convenience. This Epson EcoTank all-in-one supertank printer features a compact design to save space in the office.Prints up to 20 ISO ppm** in black
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Lou AllardJun 17, 2021 16:54
Great for high volume printing. Much less expensive to use than other printersJun 13, 2021 17:10
Excellent new product. I have done a lot of printing and quantity is excellent.Jan 01, 2021 16:35
Only had for one month. So far I like it Need more time to be sure before a thorough review.Sep 05, 2020 00:42
We needed a reliable black and white printer for our warehouse operation and so far this has been a great printer. the Eco tank refill cartridge has been much more economical than standard print cartridges.Jan 25, 2021 09:11
So far so good. I was tired with expensive replacement cartridge, I am a bieliever of the supertank. Go EpsonApr 18, 2021 17:03
It was very easy to hook up to the computer. This printer prints on both sides, and continues printing with ease, without stopping. We wanted a printer that will print multiple pages at a time, without constantly running out of ink. We love it!Aug 28, 2020 16:06
Owned it for less than a month but so fa so Good. I like the fact that it's not cartridge based. Setup was easy and straightforward.Jan 28, 2021 15:27
Save space in your office with this Brother all-in-one laser printer. With a built-in fax machine, copier and scanner, this printer tackles all your office document needs. An LCD touchscreen display makes it easy to operate this Brother all-in-one laser printer, and the trays accept a wide range of paper and envelope sizes for convenient printing.
This machine has never been a problem
On average it puts out 400 copies but has printed up to 600 a day. I do a fair amount of scanning of documents with itMar 13, 2021 06:38
It is a fast machine and is easy to operate the only thing that stopped it from getting a 5 star was it is very loud, it is stationed right next to my desk and I cant hear on the phone when it is printing.Mar 08, 2021 08:22
this unit was chosen for its functions and its ability for backing up our other brother printers - we considered it cost effectiveness and feel this is a good value to use and the built in wireless function as an all in one was a major feature for usApr 24, 2020 16:20
Brother - MFC-L6700DW Wireless Black-and-White All In One Laser Printer - BlackSep 18, 2020 16:36
A small and quiet machine. Loads an entire ream of paper at one time. Original toner cartridge lasted more than 200 pages over manufacturer suggested amount.May 02, 2017 10:54
I have a small business in my home. This is my second Brother laser printer. I've been using this one for the last month now. I've had 50 page print jobs run through this with no issues. Extremely fast printer. The double page scanning is awesome. Love the low cost of tonner per page. I'm very pleased with this printer.Jan 12, 2019 12:35
Easy to setup, fast and great at printing and scanning. Its only been two weeks so we will see how it holds up.Sep 18, 2020 15:51
This printer has a larger footprint than most of the Brother Multi Function printers but if you print alot and need a dependable printer this one is great. The drawer holds a full ream of paper and the high yield TN880 toner will last a long time. Very easy network setup and so far great dependability.Apr 27, 2018 16:25
Winning in business means working smarter. This HP Color LaserJet Pro M479fdw printer is designed to let you focus your time where it's most effective - growing your business and staying ahead of the competition.Prints up to 27 ISO ppm*, up to 27 ISO ppm* in color
This is my first color laser printer that I’ve used outside of a corporate office environment, and I think it performs every bit as well as the behemoths in the workplace. This printer responds quickly to submitted print jobs and initializes/starts printing within a few seconds of hitting print on my laptop. The prints also come out fast, so you won’t be waiting a long time at the machine unless you’re printing hundreds of pages. Black and white prints and text are crisp, dark, and consistent and color prints are bright, vivid, and fairly true to color. I will say that with photographic prints, I noticed some slight banding in solid color areas, the colors were somewhat less saturated than what you see on a screen; if you look closely you can see grains of distortion in finely detailed portions of the photo, though that could be a combination of the resolution of the original image, print scaling, and the kind of paper used. In general, I thought color photos printed on plain white paper came out looking great. When scanning and photocopying, all colors, including black are somewhat lightened/faded. It’s slight, but if you scan or copy the copy, each pass will make the text and images lighter, and the edges of text and images are softened.
This printer is fairly large, bulky, and heavy, so I suggest finding a permanent place for it to live in your home or home office that gives you access to all sides of it. It needs a lot of extra space because the paper tray slides out the front and the back panel may occasionally need to be opened to clear paper jams (at least an extra foot clearance front and back). The scanner bed lid raises the height requirement an extra 10 inches as well. The printer was pretty easy to set up if you follow the quick start manual directions closely. WiFi setup took only a few minutes, and I was able to connect to it wirelessly and start printing after downloading and installing the software to my computer. The only part that was not explained well was changing the IP address of the printer to static versus automatic so that it would be consistently found on my home network. After I did this I stopped having the issue where my computer wouldn’t find the printer on the network after the printer went to sleep or was rebooted.
Controlling everything using the touch screen is straightforward with taps and swipes just like on a smart phone or tablet. I like that there are a lot of ways to send jobs to the printer. With Web Services turned on, you’re assigned a unique email address that if you send a document to, the printer will receive the document as a print job from anywhere with an internet connection. You can also use a USB stick and print files directly off of it, or scan documents and save to it as well. If you prefer not to print documents right away when sending jobs over the network, with a USB thumb drive installed in the back of the machine, it can store jobs that you can retrieve and print at the machine instead. You can also password or PIN protect those jobs so they won’t sit unattended in the document retrieval tray if the documents are sensitive and the printer is located in a public area.
There’s also the option to connect directly to the printer via USB, WiFi-direct, or Bluetooth if you don’t want it to be network connected. The mobile app was straightforward and simple to use to print documents and photos from mobile devices. You can even select files from online storage like Dropbox, Google Drive, and social media like Facebook and Instagram. The one thing that I don’t like is that the genuine toner cartridges for this printer are pricey (there are 4 of them) and can be exorbitant if you want the high capacity cartridges, but as it is, with my printing needs, the starter cartridges will last me a couple years as they’re supposed to be able to print upward of 2000 pages each. If you print a lot, you may want to invest in the 3rd paper tray (stacks onto the bottom), which is sold separately and can hold up to 550 sheets of paper. The two included trays can only hold 50 and 250 sheets respectively; both can house a variety of sizes of paper and even envelopes. I just wasn’t a fan of how extending paper tray 2 for legal paper made the drawer stick out from the machine about 2 inches. Seems like a dust catcher, though practically, I don’t think I’d ever leave legal paper in that tray making that point moot. Not sure who uses fax anymore, but that’s an available option as well with both a dedicated phone line and pass through phone jack in the back.
The printer does not put out a lot of heat, has relatively low toner odor after printing, and is fairly quiet during operation. I have it set to go to sleep after 1 minute of inactivity to save electricity. Overall, this printer has all the bells and whistles that you’d need for an office printer and can handle small to medium volume professional and home business printing. It’s easy to set up and use and gives you flexibility with internet connected apps and security with various types of job handling. The print quality for black and color are great, as are digital scans, though photocopies may end up slightly lighter than the original document.Aug 02, 2019 15:14
Upon reviewing this new HP Color laser Jet Pro MFP M479FDW, I have some experience with wireless printers. At work we have a lot, somewhere around 18 of these laser units. They mainly consist of Brothers MFC and a Few Color Canons so I compared this HP to what we are using now, just to name a few.
Now it’s tough to beat Brother and Canon but I had an open mind. I’m not no expert in Wi-Fi copiers but I’ve had more than my share of frustration setting copiers on the Wi-Fi before. I did purposely did NOT look at the setup instructions. I literally opened the box, placed the Copier next to our Canon MF624CW, removed the protective films and plugged it in. Weight and footprint (size) was pretty much identical to the Canon and Brother 933. Its footprint is 16 ½” Wide 18” Deep 15 ¾ “ High at 51lbs but keep in mind there is a rear paper feeder which would increase the depth , with the top door open its 26” high. Holds 250 sheets of paper capacity and can hold 50 sheets for scanning on its top feeder. Opening up the trays and toner storage, it felt well-built and sturdy, like a business copier should. It comes with a phone cable and a USB printer cable. Trust me in this, you won’t need the USB cable unless you don’t have Wi-Fi.
The control screen is large for a printer and a breeze to navigate and tilt-able. Unlike the competitors, you don’t have to tap to go to a next page, just swipe left or right as you would do on your cell phone. It was bright, clear, easy to navigate and self-explanatory. Within MINUTES I had it connected to our Wi-Fi, a first. I then scanned for wireless networks, found the HP Printer and connected to the printer directly with a simple password. Next step I did a search for wireless network printers, found the HP printer and windows installed it. Once done I reconnected my PC to my Wi-Fi internet and all was done! It WAS that simple.
Loaded with features such as double sided printing, 1 pass double sided scanning so you can scan a double sided page in just 1 pass, impressive. It’s equipped with a walk up USB slot as well as a rear USB for Storage. It can handle up to 7 PC’s connected wirelessly. Printing was fast and clear. I then installed The HP Smart App on my cell and within minutes I was printing from my cell directly to the HP MFP M479FDW, so easy a caveman can do it. Once sent, it woke the printer and was printing within seconds. The quality of the color prints were amazing for a color laser and I was using regular stock 20 lb. paper, I wished I had photo paper to really get a feel for color.
This is the FIRST printer I ever had to deal with where I could not only connect 1 but up to 7 PC’s so easily and wirelessly. Not To leave out it has Apple Air and Google Cloud print, first page prints in 9.5 seconds and 28 PPM which these specs beats all of our in house laser printers. A check on price when comparing, this HP is a bit more expensive than the competitors BUT you get Blue Tooth print, Apple air and Google cloud which others don’t support. I just noticed it’s on sale, a bargain and a no brainer loaded with options and ease of use.
It outperformed ALL our in house laser printers in EVERY aspect. Speed, resolution and especially in ease of set up. I can stress enough how easy it was to set up! After a little reading I see HP designed this copier with small business in mind and HP got it right. No fuss, no Cat lines, just plug and connect. Everyone in our office has taken notice and has spent a little time with it. Several have connected to it and are using it. Everyone has been impressed. Time will tell how rugged it is but as of now, HP has a winner. I took my company Black and White Brother MFC-L2700DW Laser printer off, gave it to my boss and said I’ll use my new HP printer thank you!Aug 12, 2019 11:19
In terms of general all around performance, you can’t do much better. This HP Laserjet Pro does everything really well, with the exception of scanning (could be better) and photo printing (which it’s not built to do). It’s ease of use, after initial setup, is another feather in its cap. The only real downside (and it’s a function of what it is) is it’s footprint and weight. That’s not a con, but something to keep in mind depending on your space. The other downside, again, common to all color laser printers, is the cost of the toner.
IN THE BOX
After getting the printer out of the box (which is a chore given how heavy it is) you will find a power cable, USB cable and ethernet cable. Nothing special. The color toner is already installed, so in terms of physically putting things together, there’s not much to do. You just need to find a space in your office/home that’s big enough to handle it.
For whatever reason, I struggle with getting printers to work the first time. Especially wireless ones. A lot of my struggles relates to getting the right drivers. Windows will find the printer but it just won’t work. Luckily, the touchscreen on the printer itself is helpful. It directs you to the website where you can download the printer’s software on your computer. For me, I am using this printer connected to my desktop via USB cable. So I plugged the cable into my computer and printer, and after the HP software was downloaded, my printer was registered and the proper drivers downloaded. I can’t speak to the Wi-Fi set up, meaning, set up via Wi-Fi only (although I did easily connect the printer to my Wi-Fi, made easy via the touchscreen). More on printing via Wi-Fi in a moment.
All in all, I thought the set up via USB cable was easy and straightforward so points to HP in helping this printer-setup challenged guy.
EASE OF USE
Now the first time I used it, I was printing a Word document. The printer was listed in the menu, but it wouldn’t connect and print. Luckily, after a few tries it just worked. From there, it’s been like magic. Whether I’m printing from my Android phone (NOTE: you have to download HP print services from Play Store) or from a Wi-Fi computer (again, after downloading the HP print services program) I can print anything from anywhere. I’ve printed double-sided without issues. Changing color to B/W is easy in the menus itself. The touchscreen is intuitive and easy to use. Truly, this is one of the few professional printers/scanners/fax machines that is really easy to operate. Having it do what you want is no problem.
After downloading the HP software mentioned above, I was able to find the printer on my laptop while connected to my wireless network (again, after connecting the printer to Wi-Fi network). The printer appeared as if it was plugged directly in to my computer and I never had any issues printing while on the same Wi-Fi network.
When scanning, you have the option to email the scan to someone or you can save it to your computer. I typically scan documents to myself, so saving them to the computer saves me the time of having to find the document in my inbox. When you’re done scanning the documents folder pops up and the PDF you just scanned is already there.
As a laserjet color printer, I expect great results. I was not disappointed. The quality of both B/W and color text is above-average in my humble opinion. The speed of printing is pretty good too. I don’t recall the actual PPM numbers, but that doesn’t matter. This will print B/W, color, and double-sided fast enough for any use. Even if it’s a large document. Printing color pictures on the other hand, wasn’t anything special. It was good, don’t get me wrong, but I wasn’t too impressed. But I didn’t get this to print pictures so that’s okay to me.
Scanning, however, I was left wanting more. Before I get into quality, I do want to say that the auto feeder for scanning works well even on folded pages (as in, they scan straight and don’t get too skewed one way or the other) and my guess, can handle about 50 pages although I haven’t tested it. In other words, it can handle most things you need to scan in one fell swoop. Quality however, was a different story. I was underwhelmed with the scan quality both on the scanning bed and the feeder. The text and pictures were left jagged and the colors muted. It’s not so bad for me to say that you shouldn’t get it, but if scan quality is a top priority I might second guess it. For me, I mostly scan to save digital copies of hard files for filing purposes and for that, the scan quality is fine.
While I’ve mentioned a few already, the cons can be described as: 1) size and footprint and weight (again, it’s not surprising, it’s just something to keep in mind); 2) scan quality (below average, if you must have great scans, look elsewhere); 3) noise (this baby is loud when it’s working and warming up, louder than other multi function use printers I’ve used in the past). I would also add having to download HP software on your phone and laptops to print wirelessly. It’s not really that big of a deal, but the printer itself doesn’t tell you that it’s necessary (neither do the instruction manuals, which could really use some help in the readability department). I didn’t know to do this until I did some Google searching. Again, it’s not a deal breaker, but having clear instructions is important to me and HP fails in regards to showing the user how to take advantage of ALL of the functions and abilities of this very capable printer. But once you figure it out and how to use the features, it works great. Lastly, the cost of toner. Toner is ALWAYS expensive regardless of the printer, but when you add in color, the cost increases exponentially. It’s probably $200 to replace these. I haven’t gone through all of the toner yet, but it will sting my wallet when that time comes. But again, it comes with the territory. I only mention that for the people who might not have known about laser toner costs.
While it’s too much printer for the average home, if you do a lot of printing and/or have a small business, this printer is a terrific option. It prints in high quality at fast speeds (except photos) and the scanning and fax functions are adequate enough for most purposes. Best of all it’s simple to use after it’s all set up (which might require some Google searching). All in all, I’m very happy with the printer.Jul 18, 2019 12:23
HP Color LaserJest Pro MFP M479fdw
Full disclosure: I received the HP Color LaserJest Pro MFP M479fdw as part of a program where I receive products in exchange for an honest and timely review.
The printer came in a good size box that was fairly heavy. Some people may require or desire help with lifting it.
The instructions recommend laying the box on its side after opening the top, so the printer can be pulled (slid) out via the conveniently provided tape in the stop.
The foam packing was broken in several places, but there was no apparent damage to the printer.
The printer display, doors and trays were all well secured for shipment. The tape was thoughtfully folded over on one end making it easy to remove.
The printer comes with a power cord, USB cable and telephone cord, but no network cable. I suppose since most people will connect the printer to their wireless network, HP didn’t think a network cable was needed in the box. I have a good collection of network patch cords of various lengths, so that wasn’t a problem for me.
I also own an M477fdw that I purchased two years ago, so I am able to do a nice side by side comparison. Visually, they are nearly identical. The only difference I could see with casual observation was that there is a little graphic on the left side of the M477 showing two concentric circles with what looks like perhaps an RFID tag touching on the corner. The M479 does not have this graphic.
After unpacking, removing the tape and plugging in the power and my network cable, I powered up the printer. It went through a brief first prep cycle of some sort and then displayed the setup menu on the screen. I selected English and USA from the first two menus. The 3rd menu displayed the correct date automatically, but the wrong time on the next screen. I correct the time and moved on.
The next screen asked me to select a printer setup environment. Self-Managed or IT-Managed. I selected Self-Managed since this will be installed in my home and I don’t have a management platform installed in my home IT environment. This then resulted in the display letting me know that LaserJet Update had been set to “On”..presumably for automatics software/firmware updates. The next screen was the last, telling me to finish the setup online and to get the latest software updates at 123.hp.com/laserjet
After this, the printer completed a calibration and turned off. I touched the display and it came back on.
The menus are similar, but clearly different on the M479. It is brighter with more color and a new ribbon at the top. The power saver seems more aggressive also, since it turns off quickly as I stop to type my setup notes.
I looked though the menus to see my network setup and to turn off “direct print”, since I don’t use it and don’t want to see yet another SSID on my WiFi list. Next I printed an email message from my iPhone. I just selected print and then chose the new printer from the choice of the two MFPs I have here. The printer awakened and printed a nice crisp color copy of the email message. Then I grabbed my iPad and printed a copy of the note I used to type this product review. It behaved the same. Printing was very fast even for double sided printing. One reason I prefer laser printers is the lack of needed wait time when doing double sided printing. Laser toner doesn’t require time to dry before flipping the page to print the other side. That’s a huge time saver for long double sided documents.
Fax setup appears good. I set up my fax number, header information, auto-answer, telephone line type (several options including traditional phone (POTS) lines and VoIP). I don’t have a phone line in my home office yet and I didn’t need to send a fax, so I did not test faxing. I found a setting for two sided fax printing, so incoming faxes can be printed on both sides of the paper.
Next I inserted a page in the Automatic Document Feeder to try scanning. I was directed to do some setup via a web page or via the HP app. I used a Windows PC for this and quickly added the printer and scanned the page. I then moved to my MacBook Pro, added the printer and scanned a number of documents from the ADF. This all worked great. Scanning was fast, high quality and the pages were well aligned. I have not yet configured “scan to email” on this printer, but I have done that on my 477 and found it works ok. I assume it will be similar on this printer. You can also set up scanning to a network folder.
A datapoint that I have from my two year experience with the 477 model of this printer is that I am still using the original toner cartridges in that printer. Unlike inkjet printers which need to go through cleaning cycles or get replaced periodically due to lack of use, the laser printer appears to just keep going and going even with relatively light usage and that was one of the reasons I purchased a laser printer two years ago.
There is a lot more functionality built into the MFP M479fdw than I’ll ever use, but there is likely something there for everyone.
I’m really happy with it so far and I would recommend this printer to other people with similar needs. It is nice looking, fast, high quality and functional. I look forward to using it for many years to come.Jul 19, 2019 08:31
The HP - LaserJet Pro M479fdw Wireless Color All-In-One Printer sets a new standard to maximize business productivity in a modern, fully equipped machine. I replaced a similar Brother printer that performed well for 5 years but the interface was getting dated. Here are the differences that jumped out at me:
1- The HP M479fdw clearly deserved it's Energy Star Award. Starting the printer is quiet & uneventful compared with the Brother & similar 5-year old printers. Press start on those & the lights in the room dim as the laser starts up. This HP draws far less energy; no visible light dimming in the room during start-up & the HP is much quieter.
2- The scan speed of the HP is amazing & it is virtually silent! Easily controlled by the onboard color touch screen or on a Mac OS or PC; touch scan & the image is available in a couple seconds, 5 times faster than the Brother.
3- Print Quality is superb; colors are vibrant & black is crisp.
4- Fast Print Speed: up to 28 pages / minute.
5- Easy to Set-up. Simply select the WiFi & enter the Password. Within 2 minutes the machine is fully functional.
6- Equally Mac OS & PC Friendly. I use Mac OS & my wife uses PC. We were impressed that this HP was equally accessible on both platforms. Printing & scanning is super intuitive on both Mac OS & PC.
7- AirPrint directly from the iPad & iPhone. Effortless.
8- 5ghz Wireless capable. The WiFi is State-of-the-Art & the machine performance reflects that with ultimate flexibility & speed. Whether you have a basic 2.4ghz WiFi or a faster 5ghz speed, this HP will operate the fastest possible, based on what you provide it.
9- Easy-to-Read Large Touchscreen makes printing & scanning a simple, one-touch process. See attached photo.
10- A Full Complement of Business Features: Scans to email; print from an email; even a login can be required to print, just one of many security features built-in.
CONCLUSION: The HP LaserJet Pro M479fdw is the very BEST all-in-one Laser Printer I have ever tested. It easily commands 5 Stars & is positioned above all others that I have tested to date. It earns my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.Jul 21, 2019 08:52
The HP LaserJet Pro M479fdw is a multifunction device, it can print in color, scan, fax and copy. Its big and a bit on the heavy side, 50lbs and sits 16” tall. The box advises you to tip over and pull out on its side, good advice! My printer arrived packed very securely, all the flaps and covers were taped to minimize movement during shipping. This is my first laser printer in a long time. I noticed you no longer have to pull out a strip on the toner cartridges and risk getting ink powder on the floor. Once the packaging has been removed, just plug it in and setup.
The LCD screen is a pleasure to use, unlike my current printer, an older inkjet, this LCD screen is large (approximately 4.25” corner to corner), bright (brightness adjustable), the on-screen keyboard is precise and the screen feels sturdy, doesn’t flop around when you press the buttons. Basic setup was simple, type in your WiFi password, follow the prompts. In addition to setting up the printer on WiFi, (I didn’t use USB cable), I also enabled HP ePrint (under “web services”). This feature allows you to email print jobs to the printer from anywhere by simply emailing your unique HP ePrint email address. The printer will provide you with a unique eprint email. This feature is great especially if you have technology challenged family members you need to occasionally send stuff to, like I do. Rather then calling and walking them through how to print an attachment each time, I just email the printer.
Setup to “Scan to network”:
I have a NAS (network attached storage), I wanted to set up scanning directly to a folder the network drive. I found this to be not as straightforward as it should be. All the printer settings can be access through a web browser, simply type the printer’s IP address, for example, 192.168.1.100. In the “SCAN” – “SCAN TO NETWORK” you can set your default scan settings, such as paper size, double sided, file name prefix or suffix. But it doesn’t have the “folder path” here. To set up a folder to scan to, you have to go to “ADDRESS BOOK” – “CONTACTS” and create an entry here under UNC Folder Path. I think it would’ve been more intuitive to have put this setting under “SCAN TO NETWORK”. ON a side note, this scanner can scan both sides of the page with 1 pass.
The copy, scan and print quality of this printer is excellent! The text on the print outs are very crisp and sharp, exactly as I expected from a laser printer. I was surprised how nicely pictures print out, although I’ll probably keep my inkjet printers for that. Air Print works flawlessly with my idevices. There are many different ways to print from the printer, you can connect directly with WiFi Direct, Bluetooth, air print, USB drive, Google drive, Dropbox and perhaps the most common, USB cable, WiFi or wired ethernet cable. There are almost too many options, if there’s such a thing. I printed a test page from https://printatestpage.com/ to compare my current inkjet to the color laser, the text is sharper and the images more saturated on the laser. For home usage, the difference isn’t a big deal. The inkjet is fine for most if not all printing tasks of a typical household plus inkjets still print photos better.
If you need a printer for high volume, this multifunction laser printer is an excellent choice. With print speeds of 27 pages per minute and monthly cycle of up to 50,000 pages, this printer is suitable for an office environment.
1. Excellent print quality
2. Myriad of connectivity options
3. Many options of there to “Scan to” (email, network folder, USB drive, dropbox, Google drive)
4. Nice display screen, intuitive menu’s
1. Printer cost.
2. Would be nice if the 3 buttons (Return to prev, Home, Help) under the display screen lit up.Jul 22, 2019 23:34
I am replacing my 6 year old Epson Printer with this.
It print fast for what I need it for. I just recently went back to school and needed something I could print more with and had been looking for an upgrade.
Wow setup was really fast and easy. I am using an Android phone that I had wireless print set up for before. All I had to do was add this printer to my list of web print. Did i mention its fast at printing? My main reason for changing to laser jet was the yield from the toners. Lots more pages per print. But that is also a downfall, they are pretty expensive. I recommend only if you run a small office or have the need to print a lot. I am doing lots of printing so my need had me in the market. Print from any device i own is fast and accurate. have not tested pictures. But pages that had color and small images printed quick and no runs.
Just as a test I printed out doc with pictures about 14 pages in total. Fast and clear took only seconds. You would have thought it was printing black and white only. The color is super fast also
Highly recommend anyone looking for more printing capacity need to give this a look.Jul 21, 2019 13:17
While I can do with a smaller and cheaper printer, this one worked out perfect for my home needed. No complainsNov 20, 2020 15:35
Make quick work of big printing jobs with this HP PageWide Pro printer, which can print on virtually any type of paper or cardstock. This multifunction printer lets you copy true-to-life images and fax them at once, eliminating the need for multiple machines. This HP PageWide Pro printer has a 300-page output tray so you can take on large jobs.
I have had this printer in my "Saved for Later
box for almost one year, LOL. I was waiting for it to go on sale. It went from $899.99, to $599.99, so I jumped at the chance to FINALLY purchase it. It is everything I knew it would be and more. I do not own a business. This was purchased for personal use, for our home, really for my husband honestly. We moved to Wisconsin exactly one year ago, and the way I designed his home office, this printer completes it. My husband is a tenure-track professor at the Business School, and he has A LOT of projects going on, and on top of that he teaches during the Winter semester, so to ease him having to spend long hours at work just to use the printer, I bought him a state of the art printer with all the bells and whistles so that he can work at home freely. I have not used it to its fullest potential, and my husband says he loves it and hasn't reported any problems. This printer was well worth the wait and money, for sure!Sep 15, 2019 20:13
We had a printer we got from Best Buy that ended up having problems. We always get the extended warranty. Without any hassle, we upgraded to the HP, which is a much more professional model and put it in our office. We used to shop at Conn's but when we had a few issues with them, we switched to Best Buy and now we buy almost all of our appliances, electronics, etc. from them. I just wish they would reopen the stores again!Jun 13, 2020 06:13
Very fast printer! Scanning is very clear! WiFi capabilities! Great buy!Oct 26, 2021 22:55
Best Buy provided excellent information guiding my decision to purchase this printer. Customer support was very informative and very helpful in making the decision to purchase. There are so many choices out there, it is almost overwhelming! It was delivered promptly and in good condition.May 07, 2021 20:32
GREAT PRINTER. WORKS EXTREMELY WELL IN THE NETWORK.
I WOULD RECCOMEND THIS PRODUCT!Sep 23, 2021 10:02
I have the previous model 476dw and placed in an upstairs home office. I replaced the previous model in the downstairs office with this 577dw model. It performs incredibly well.Jul 12, 2021 06:12
After several years and many cartridges of use, my HP Photosmart Pro 8600 Plus lost its ability to connect to my home WiFi. I kept it on the network for a couple of months via a cabled connection to my router, but it felt like the time was right to respectfully retire this printer and buy a new one. I have used HP printers for years and have had great service from them, so HP was my first stop for the replacement.
I decided on a higher-end multifunction device this time around. I was originally thinking of getting a midrange color laser MFD, but was intrigued by HP's PageWide technology. As the name suggests, printing occurs over the entire width of the page at once with a page-wide cartridge rather than a moving print head. As you might image, this technology delivers amazingly fast print speeds. The specs state up to 70 pages per minute for color printing, but seeing it hand out page after page after... Well it's a thing of beauty.
Construction of this printer is very solid (the term "built like a tank" comes to mind). It is not significantly larger than my old printer, but the weight is nearly 60 pounds.
Cartridges for this printer are not exactly inexpensive, but even the lower capacity cartridges are good for up to 3000 (color) or 3500 (black and white) pages. That's a LOT of pages for me, so I suspect that it will be quite some time before I need to worry about replacing them.
I received the printer less than a week ago, so I'm just scratching the surface on its capabilities. If you want a higher-end "prosumer" quality printer, I would recommend that you give this one a shot. It's absolutely amazing!Oct 03, 2016 22:38
This is a great printer. I Bought this one because I have 3 of the Pro477dw and was sure of the quality.Jul 04, 2020 08:45
Handle the printing, copying, fax and scanning needs of your business with this HP PageWide Pro printer, which frees up office space with its multifunction capabilities. Two-sided scanning saves you time, and a 100-page fax memory for black and white lets you take care of large document sharing with the push of a button on this HP PageWide Pro printer.
I was hesitant about purchasing this printer since it was the first of its kind and the technology hasn't been out there for long, but I'm so happy that I decided to try it. I require high volume printing for contracts and sometimes color for brochures. I've always been a laser printer user, specifically brother, but this technology is far superior than anything I've ever seen.
The scan quality is much better than any other printer I've used. The apps that HP has to offer are vast and you can literally print from anywhere, there are so many options to do such a simple task. I've owned the printer for about three months and I havnt even gone through 15% of the ink that came with the box.
My advice: if you are looking for a super fast, modern, and efficient printer this is the one. Especially if you are used to using laser printers and are tired of the low quality color that they usually give out.May 17, 2017 18:31
It is working as expected. I've printed a lot of my work documents and it has still got ink. The originalcartridges. I went through a lot of ink with my old HP 8740. I loved that printer and it's set up. But sadly all printers eventually die. I purchased the HP 9025 thinking it would be a similar printer just more condensed in size. I hated it. I used it for a few weeks thinking 'it was new and I just needed to get used to it. In 3 weeks time I flew through ink. Hated the small dysfunctional out put tray and so much more. It went back and I purchased this one. Higher cost for the printer and ink, but I wanted something that was going to work for me.
I have not been disappointed and am so thankful I did. No disconnecting issues with this one. Still on first cartridges sent. I am one that likes to be sure I've got ink on hand, but this one is doing great. I did purchase a black cartridge since I usually go through those pretty quickly. I haven't had to replace it yet. Cartridges are more in cost, but when printing number of sheets is compared to cost, it is so much cheaper.
Let's talk about the paper. Output tray us perfect for printing several documents out. Holds several sheets, compared to the 9025, which was a joke. More than 10 pages on that one and they were on the floor. The paper tray is perfect as well. I can put an entire ream of paper in the tray at one time. And the additional tray for stiffer paper is placed in the right place to flip it down and get it going for envelopes and card stock. It's not on the backside of the machine like so many.
Printing is quick, much quicker that my previous ones. Very quiet and only operates when it has a job. So no noise between printing time or humming of the machine. Overall printing of document is clear and precise. I don't do photos much so that aspect has not be looked at for overall printing appearance.
Let's talk scanning. I do a lot of that and the automatic input tray has never been maxed on this one as it was on the 9025. The output tray handles them all. Very quick. Had to check a few times to be sure they all scanned and had to add a few single pages, but humidity was higher at that time, which I account for that aspect of sheets being pulled so fast that it has 2 sheets instead of the 1.
Faxing is great as well. No issues overall with that.
Overall I think this printer and I are going to work just fine together.Apr 10, 2021 10:59
Bought this product for our office to replace one of our older machines. The ease of use is fantastic and it looks great. It has a ton of capabilities and exceeds our expectations so far.Sep 21, 2021 18:46
This replaced a 5 year old HP pagewide and its faster and similar. Works just fine.Oct 15, 2021 15:31
This printer is amazing because it does double-sided printing but You need thicker paper, not 89 Paper you need 92 or more, It printsDouble sided at one time it does not suck it back and print on the other side it's double printing on double-sided paper in one shot, It prints so fast it can do 500 sheets in five minutes Or lessDec 27, 2020 16:52
Very nice printer. I have used these many of times and worked out awesome!Sep 10, 2021 20:07
This printer is a great upgrade from my toner printer both HP of course and both print great but this one, the cartridges last longer and holds more paper. it is also easy to setup and I really like that it also looks great. I've had this for over 4 months and I haven't changed the ink, I bought already the ink but I have yet to change it. It also copies both sides and prints as well. overall it was a great upgrade from my other HP Printer.Mar 17, 2017 16:48
The speed of the printer is excellent, and great quality.Aug 16, 2021 08:01
Save space and time with this Brother all-in-one laser printer that can print, scan and fax all in one place. Speed dial and group dial lets you fax at the touch of a button, and automatic redial means you can walk away. This Brother all-in-one printer prints up to 33 pages per minute, making it ideal for busy offices.
I just purchased this Brother MFC-L8900CDW to replace my 3-year old Canon imageCLASS MF8280CW which had started to short out, resetting itself over and over, making it impossible to get a small 15-page print job completed without jamming! Hindsight being 20/20, I really did my research this time around when looking for a replacement color laser multi function printer. Faster, more efficient, higher quality, significantly more/better features. FOUND IT!! I Just received this Brother MFC-L8900CDW 2 days ago and can honestly say that I’m actually giddy about this printer! Print quality is great. Scan quality and speed is spectacular. Having the ability to scan to PDF, editable PDF, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and HTML has to be one of my FAVORITE and unexpected features. Really totally cool —- and something I will use! The 2-sided single pass scanning is lightning fast. My old Canon couldn’t scan to email. Only scan option was scan to PC which had to be done through their antiquated app. I’m talking 1995 level of technology in their app. I am nostalgic about the 90’s and all but NOT when it comes to technology. Scan file format options w/ Canon was horrifically limited to image files. The scan process was slow and brutally painful. Scanning was such a miserable process that I kept my old HP inkjet for the sole purpose of quick user friendly scans to email. Now, I’m able to shed the old HP as the Brother far surpasses the speed, quality and ease of scanning to email! Auto duplex printing is great... something my Canon couldn’t do. The option to purchase true ultra high capacity toner cartridges (6,500 pages in black and all 3 colors) will save me $$. While the upfront cost of the high capacity cartridges is much more, I will be saving BIG in the longer term. Canon color cost 0.06 vs Brother color cost of 0.027 and Canon B&W cost of 0.033 vs Brother B&W cost of 0.013. The added benefit of purchasing the TN436 means I can go way longer before I need to replace and less instances of running out then freaking out to get a new cartridge to finish a project. Seriously, I felt like I was running out of toner in the Canon once a month when printing < 1000 pages of varying color and B&W. I question actual capacity of Cannon’s stated capacity. When the Canon said low, that was it. No shaking and replacing to get more life despite the fact that is exactly what the printer told you to do. That NEVER worked. The first error that toner was low, you were done! Canon did not offer high capacity cartridges for color, only offered for black and their “high capacity” meant 2,500 where Brother offers 6,500. Again, I am giddy with delight over this purchase and drastic upgrade to my print/scan/copy game!Mar 01, 2020 12:01
Sorry to have to leave such a low review. Big expensive printer, super excited to get it. It did everything great as far as printing and scanning, but when I copied something it a bit blurry and washed out. Called Geek squad and they were great but couldn't fix the issue. They said it was a hardware issue (if the problem was with the printer or scanner it would have been an issue with the drivers, but the copier was hardware). They sent a replacement printer and I received it with the same exact issue. This time I dealt with Brother Tech Support, it got elevated, then elevated again, no fix. Worst support experience ever and I am 60 years old. They repeatedly told me they would call me back and never did. I'm done with Brother. Back to HP for me. :0/Feb 18, 2021 17:47
I truly love this printer. It works great and the ink lasts a VERY long time. I used to have to replace cartridges oh my previous printer quite often and they're so expensive! I also discovered that I could buy "off brand" refills for this printer on Amazon for so much less than the Brother refills are. And so far they've always worked great.
Now, my only issue is that after a good year without any problems, it now constantly loses connection with my computer. I'd have to get behind the cabinet it sits on and unplug it and plug it back in. CONSTANTLY! That was not an easy task. I was getting very frustrated, and have no idea why this started happening. But I found a bandaid for the situation, I bought a cheap smart plug from Amazon and whenever I need the printer I use to app (or ask Alexa) to disconnect the power and reconnect it. It's still a pain, but not like it was, and it works great.Aug 17, 2021 09:49
I have used Brother printers for a long time. They hold up and are a great value. The only reason I replaced my other Brother MFC (from 2008) printer was because of an MS Win 10 upgrade that won't let the computer scan. I only wish that the paper trays would take envelopes. I did buy an additional paper tray so I am stocked with legal and letter sizes. The trays are very pricy, too pricy. Over all I am satisfied.Oct 08, 2021 19:00
Very good color laser all-in-one printer. I got it for home use, printing & scanning documents from PC & iPhones. Much better than ink-jet, toner doesn't dry out like ink-jet ink does. Comes with a set of standard size toner cartridges. If you subtract the cost of the cartridges from the cost of the printer, you'll realize how inexpensive the printer really is. The printer is heavy and needs to be on a sturdy table. Mine is on an end table next to my desk.
The setup went smoothly with the printer on WiFi and the CD-Rom in my desktop. At the end of the setup, the printer and the PC updated themselves from the Internet. I leave it on and asleep 24x7.
Print & scan quality are excellent. The print, copy & ADF scanner resolution are 600 DPI, the flatbed scanner is 1200 DPI. Colors are good for office use but definitely not photo quality. If you print color photos, you need an ink-jet.
I bought this printer because of it's overall functionality & quality. I use duplex printing & scanning 99% of the time. I really like the ADF single pass duplex scanner, it never jams. The reversing ADF scanner in my previous printer (another mfg'r) used to jam more often than not. Also this ADF scanner's 600 DPI resolution is really appreciated, the other mfg'r that I considered highlighted his 1200 DPI flatbed resolution but carefully avoided mentioning his ADF resolution. If you go to the store and try that other mfg'rs ADF scanner, you find out that it's still the same 300 DPI that it was in 2013.Nov 09, 2020 07:55
use for home/school. great when it works. was connected to network then disconnected for some reason. the issue might be on our end, not the printer end. otherwise scan and copy work great even if the network issue is there.Oct 22, 2021 16:53
This is a nice printer. Initial setup was somewhat annoying due to the fact that I had to utilize support and work on cleaning individual rollers which took several hours. Support was helpful however. Now the printer is functioning well. I wish the speed was a little faster from computer to printer. Some color adjustments needed to make the most vibrant prints, because the color is somewhat warm and washed out prior to changing settings. After some fiddling, this has been a solid printer. It has made WFH much easier. Scanner works quickly. I haven't tested fax capability yet, but intend to soon.Aug 29, 2020 09:20
I have had this printer for a few weeks now and it does a much better job than my inkjet and of course, no more runny ink issues! Color pictures come out nice, and it prints much faster than my old printer. I only used the manual feed once and I had some trouble with it, but I think that was mostly learning curve on my part. Once I figured out you had to go into the settings on the printer, I was able to get it working. That could be easier in my opinion, but I won't use that feature too frequently anyway.
Overall a great printer!May 04, 2019 14:17
Print, fax, copy and scan documents in your professional or home office with this Brother all-in-one printer. An LCD display provides effortless operation, and multiple paper trays deliver the right size paper for every printing or copying project. With a memory transmission of up to 500 pages, this Brother all-in-one printer offers flexible faxing options.
I am a notary who needs to print both letter and legal sized pages from large pdf files. This is the only multi function machine that I know of that meets my expectations.Apr 12, 2019 16:38
Excellent product!!! Brother is always my go to brand for printers and Best Buy is always the go to store!Nov 06, 2020 15:54
Brother is one of my best and favorite printers ever laser printers last forever just buy tonerDec 19, 2020 09:46
It works great while you use the original cartridges. One of our employees purchased a generic one and the drum failed almost immediately.Sep 16, 2020 22:02
Bought this for my mom, she recently started her own business. This printer is very fast and although I wish Brother’s software was a bit more refined, but it works. So far no complaintsMay 20, 2018 01:50
Best decision I could have made. Love this printer.Nov 21, 2020 11:23
I have now and have had many Brother all-in-ones over the years and they consistently impress me with solid, reliable performance. This newest addition is no exception. It is cheaper and yet faster in every way than even my last one.Mar 13, 2017 10:55
This machine takes care of all my business needs with great horse power.Aug 07, 2020 21:14
Stay on top of all your small business needs with this Brother all-in-one printer that lets you print, scan and copy at the touch of a button. Wireless network connectivity gives you flexibility in your office setup, and multi-size paper handling means envelopes and letters can be printed together. This Brother all-in-one printer is compatible with mobile apps.
I only buy Brother printers, they are the best on the market by far. I have owned HPs, Epson, etc. Brother has never missed a beat. The only thing that has not been resolved is Best Buy applying my points for this purchase. I have conatcted them 3 times and it still doesnt showJan 10, 2020 15:59
Tired of constantly running out of injet ink only using my printer once in a while. Seemed like everytime I wanted to print, I was out of ink and the printer was discontinued so no ink near home.
Finally broke down and bought this, a real printer!!
It works when I ask it too, and very pleased.
I figure it's office grade so less likely the refill, when I need , will be hard to find.
Probably could have bought two of these just from all the injet printers and ink I bought over the years.Sep 29, 2020 18:44
Forget HP and cannon and all the nonsense of injury. Get a brother laser and you will have no more printer headaches. Also just found out it has lifetime technical support. This is my third brother but not because I've replaced any but because I need more. My first one is still flawless after 10 years.Dec 28, 2018 16:50
This is one of the easiest and best color laser printers that I have found. Plug and play. It's excellent with Mac users and Microsoft. The toners are long lasting, scanning, and duplex everything make this very useful in the office or at home. Tons of functions I only wish they made this EXACT printer without FAXNov 28, 2018 16:28
I ordered this printer for myself and liked it so well I ended up purchasing three more for my employees. It is a great printer for the price and the quality is excellent. I would highly recommend, cheaper to replace these than it is to fix them anymore.Oct 29, 2020 10:38
Our small office has been using the printer for a month now and no real issues. Easy set up but we notice that there is a long delay for the printer to process the data before it actually prints. Printing quality is excellent.Feb 07, 2020 15:37
This printer does a great job. The only issue is it prints slow. If you need to speed look elsewhere. Other then that, scan well and print quality is excellentMar 20, 2020 15:46
it works great. It was super easy to install and start printing. My favorite part is the scanner. It is so easy to scan documents. So happy we got this printerJul 06, 2020 09:19
Upgrade your office printer with this Brother all-in-one laser printer. Quiet printing and copying modes prevent disruptions in your workspace, and the sleep mode conserves energy when the printer is not in use. With an easy-to-read LCD display and multiple functions, this Brother all-in-one laser printer lets you choose the right mode and function for every task.
So far so good. The printer seems to work as advertised. Still trying to get it to recognize when to print on letter sized paper and legal sized paper when called for in the print job, It may require more technical support to get the unit to function as wanted.Aug 07, 2020 23:24
It is a good product but if you plan to connect it with your computer through WiFi, there is going to be a long delay every time you scan an item!Jan 01, 2018 20:22
Have always bought Brother printers so it was a no-brainer buying this brother printer. Overall very satisfied. Replaced my old MFC 8890.Mar 07, 2020 10:48
the new product works great; very pleased w/performance and ease of use. i wonder why i waited so long to trade up as the improved features save me time.
best buy did a great job with helping load the oversized box in the suv and other basic store responsibilities with the online order.Jul 12, 2019 19:19
Brother is a very reliable workhorse and I couldn't be happier with my purchase.Dec 04, 2020 17:07
This printer runs very well, sometimes a delay in printing and generally has a slow start but once it gets moving it really pumps out the pages. It lasts long with heavy printing.Jan 11, 2019 19:53
Print along. No issues at all. Great printer for all around useAug 29, 2020 03:39
Just what I wanted.. a fast and efficient all around printer.Aug 07, 2020 16:05
Print, copy, scan and fax with ease by using this Epson EcoTank wireless monochrome supertank printer. Featuring Wi-Fi Direct and Ethernet, this wireless printing solution lets you quickly print documents for improved productivity. The 250-sheet paper tray of this Epson EcoTank wireless monochrome supertank printer provides a handy bulk document storage option.Prints up to 20 ISO ppm** in black
Excellent product was really easy to set up and has been amazing in use at the officeOct 30, 2021 20:00
Hooked up and it's worked ever since, serves us well.Jun 12, 2020 20:58
The Epson Ecotank printer is by far the most impressive printer I have ever had the pleasure of using. It has so many great specs it is unbelievable. For starters, the setup processes for this printer is the simplest and worry free that it could be. The setup guide is easy to follow and I had it setup and ready to go in about 20 minutes. The ink pours right in easy peasy; the printer takes about 10 minutes to charge afterwards, which I think is pretty fast considering the type of ink it uses. Wi-Fi setup was super simple; you just follow the instructions on the mini screen on the face of the printer.
It blows my mind that one bottle of ink will print 11,000 pages and that means full, whole page printed. So if you’re only printing small things on a piece of paper you could probably push that number to 16,000 easily. Not only that, it has a low energy efficiency so if you print quite a lot, then you will be saving on printing costs and your ink cost. The printer itself is very structurally sound, although I did notice the paper tray door could be a little sturdier. I also noticed that it didn’t come with an Ethernet cord but most people have those anyways. Everything about this printer is as easy as Sunday morning. Even installing the CD-ROM it came with on the desktop, it basically did it itself. I only had to follow a few on-screen instructions and it was setup within a few minutes.
I would definitely recommend this printer to anyone with high capacity printing needs and even those lower on the tech scale because of how easy it was to setup.Oct 29, 2019 23:22
So far so good. It works well, and the ink lasts way longer than its toner counterparts. Really happy with them so far, hope they hold up in the long run. However, the cost efficiency is worth the switch for us with these. The ink costs about a 3rd of what the refurbished toner costs, and lasts roughly 3 times longer. So much cheaper to run. Epson has always been a trusted brand in my eyes.Aug 26, 2021 10:42
I moved from HP to Epson and I saved a lot of money, my staff enjoys the new printer.May 19, 2021 08:47
This was bought as a small business printer and has never failed since we bought it. It's also economical with the toner.Aug 09, 2020 20:51
Ive literally printed about 2500 pages in about a months worth of time i still have plenty of ink (which comes with it) it prints very high quality and is really really quick plus email printing and faxing plus google cloud and assistant connection its an amazing value and buy!Dec 25, 2020 19:29
Nice product with all-in-one and specially only monochrome. Ink lasts for 6 months and I like the cloud scan feature a lot.Mar 18, 2021 12:42
Winning in business means working smarter. This HP LaserJet Pro M404n printer is designed to let you focus your time where it's most effective, helping you grow your business and staying ahead of the competition.Prints up to 38 ISO ppm* in black
This LaserJet is an excellent and incredible print producing printer for any business or home office. It prints up to 38 monochrome pages per minute, and it is not loud. It is straightforward to set up on my home office network, its kid of a plug and play device. Once on the network, I connected the printer to my Google Cloud Print account, and this allows me to print basically from any place in the world where there is an internet connection. Cloud printer, when set up correctly, is handy and allows a business to run more smoothly. The box comes included with a starter toner that will yield 1500 pages prints. Replacing toner is relative easy. Double side printer is done manually, but it is quick and easy; it requires the user to place the printed document on the multipurpose tray #1. Text is printed with sharp clarity, providing results that I can rely on for my home business. Now my printings run more smoothly because this printer requires very little intervention- tray #2 holds up to 250 sheets and the multipurpose tray #1 holds up to 100 sheets. I use the multipurpose tray for specialized sheets or reprinted forms. When needed, tray #1 & #2 can accept legal-size documents. The device does not print on envelopes, but to get around this, I use rectangular shipping labels.
Overall, this is an outstanding small monochrome laser printer with professional print quality. It is very convenient and excellent for any office. I haven’t had a paper jam, and it prints lightning-fast without loud noise. If looking for a laser printer, I highly recommend this HP LaserJet Pro M404n.Jul 17, 2019 12:41
We have two older Brother laser printers and one of them was starting to sound funny when printing so I decided it was time to try something else. One of my first laser printers was an old HP laser that a friend gave me, that was back in 1995 and it lasted for many years, so I was always a fan of the HP laser printers, just not the pricing as the Brothers were always cheaper and cheaper to maintain until now.
The printer comes with everything you need to get set up and printing right away. There’s the printer “naturally”, power cord, USB cable, Ethernet patch cord, an already installed beginner cartridge that’s rated at 1500 pages, and all the paperwork.
Setting it up was very simple, I didn’t even have to attach it to my computers USB port first. I just plugged it into our network switch and the HP software I already had for our HP color inkjet found it and asked if I wanted to set it up, pretty simple.
There are two paper trays though, and the one under the front cover is called tray #1, the tray at the bottom of the printer is tray #2, it’s sort of confusing but it works. We filled tray #2 with paper, “it holds 250 sheets”, leaving tray one hidden “it will be used for envelopes and anything we need to feed manually.
I did go to the HP website and downloaded a full set up drivers and software as the HP Windows 10 app seemed a little too limited. It will ask you how the printer is hooked up, “either directly to your computer or on a network”, I selected “network” and it found it within a couple seconds. This wasn’t a difficult set up at all.
Printing and Quality:
Now this printer is fast, really fast once it gets going. The warm up time is very short, just a few seconds and it’s off and running. I do like that there’s a two line display showing status and any errors, with our Brother printers you only get lights and have to reference a guide on top to figure out what they mean.
Print quality is superb; it looks sharper than either of our Brother printers. Text is super crisp and the fonts / graphics edges are nice and sharp, another great HP printer.
This model doesn’t support Wi-Fi or have full automatic duplex printing, not an issue for us as it’s hooked to our network and any two sided printing we may do “very rare in our case” can be done manually.
The printer itself doesn’t make any more noise over our Brother printers, very close noise level, but it does print faster, and the sharpness of the print job is enough to where you can see it upon close comparison.
The included “starter” cartridge does give you 1500 sheets, and a replacement cartridge is rated at 3k, there are high capacity cartridges rated at 7k sheets available if you happen to do a lot of printing.
The brother cartridges were rated at around 1200 sheets but cost half as much, as a normal 3k rated one so in the end the HP is actually cheaper to print with it just costs more initially when you purchase the cartridge.
If you are in the market for a SOHO printer than can handle a lot of printing then I’d definitely look at this one, it can print all day long and not hiccup.Jul 16, 2019 10:30
This is a simple ethernet or USB connected monochrome laserjet printer. Super fast printing which claims up to 40ppm. It is a matter of seconds from the time the computer spools it to the time in hand. Multiple page documents completed before most inkjet printers even get the first page out. However, it is single sided only with manual double sided requiring the user to place the documents back in tray 1.
Setup can be simple or complex, depending on how you want to manage the printer. If it is self managed it will use DHCP IP and basic default settings. If it is IT Managed you can get down to the fine details of how you want to use this printer and ensure it meets your security demands. All of the settings can be changed later through its IP web page. The web interface allows for most of the advanced configuration. This includes access lists, firewall rules, security certificates, syslog connection and enabling/disabling certain web features such as AirPrint and Google Cloud Print. It also provides usage details, ink levels and tools in case of print quality issues.
Once it was identified on my network I used the default Windows 10 drivers and the HP Smart app and have experienced a fair bit of delay in getting documents to spool to the printer. However, on a different computer I used the HP m404-m405 installation software first and had no delay. I ended up going back and removing the installed drivers under printer server properties and doing the HP install again and all works perfectly. The installation software requires diagnostic information to be collected, but that can later be disabled in the printer assistant software. During setup it also mentions that Wi-Fi Direct is enabled, even though the M404n does not include wireless.
Besides printing quickly, the black levels are sharp and detailed. Even sending full colored photos to it to print came out in a wide range or gray scale detail. If you are looking for a small quick black only quality printer, that you can customize to meet your security demands, then this is certainly a worthwhile contender.Jul 15, 2019 18:22
Honestly, when I ordered the HP - LaserJet Pro M404n Black-and-White Printer, I did not realize that in order to print wirelessly, this machine would require the user to connect this printer to their router with an Ethernet cord, which by the way is not included with the printer. The box contained the printer with the 58 A introductory print cartridge, the power cord, and some setup and explanatory paperwork.
So either you use the Ethernet cord, on you to procure, and then you will have wireless printing, or you can also connect the printer to the computer by USB. It is very important to download the HP Smart app; I got it from the Google Play Store since I use an android smartphone, a Samsung. This app was vital to the setup of the printer, and you can see that I have included screenshots of some of the pages within it. I tried to download the software to my computer through HP's website to no avail, but when I went back and read the original product request, it explicitly stated to download the app, (PLEASE NOTE: To review this item you must be willing and able to download the HP Smart App to your smart phone),.which made installation and connection a no brainer. The smartphone, through the app, finds your HP printers, those already installed and operational and this new one that needed to become operational and takes you through a series of steps to get it going-easy peasy.
As you can see from my attached photos, the footprint of this printer is small and the serviceable-area required to just place it on a good size desktop is very manageable. The speed to get the 1st page out is quick and all the subsequent pages. Print quality is excellent, but I have had issues with other HP printers and it is my bum luck that my issues seem to occur outside of the 1 year warranty. Be vigilant with any odd situations or issues that may make you guess whether or not there really is a warranty issue. I would err on the side of caution and call the HP group to establish any potential issues. I have noted that both Brother and Epson have extended the traditional 1 year term.Jul 23, 2019 14:32
Laser printers have several advantages over inkjet printers…but, at the same time, there are certain advantages that ink jet printers have over laser printers. The HP LaserJet Pro M404n is a perfect example. Is the M404n right for you? We shall see……….
UNBOXING & INITIAL IMPRESSIONS:
Many companies have switched to “environmentally-friendly packaging” (cardboard, as opposed to Styrofoam), including HP in many of their lower-end printers. Unfortunately, HP still uses (a lot of) Styrofoam in packaging their higher-end printers. While it does keep the printer ‘safe’ during shipping, the impact to the environment will last for several human generations. As for cables, the ONLY cable included is the power cord…there are no USB and/or Ethernet cables included. On the ‘bright’ side, the printer’s toner cartridge comes pre-installed.
This was both simple, and difficult. The physical setup, as well as installing the drivers & software, were a breeze. Setup consisted of plugging in the power cable, connecting the Ethernet cable (the printer can be connected directly to a single computer, via USB, if you don’t want/need network printing capabilities), powering the printer up, and answering a few simple questions on the printer’s 2-line LCD display. For driver/software installation, you have two options – you can download the HPEasyStart file (6.43MB), or you can download the full-install package (111.5MB). The first option is the easier, and smarter, way to go, as it will only download the components needed for your specific setup, and will walk you through every (well, almost every, as I later discovered, and will explain, below) step of the install/configure process.
As mentioned, there is a slight problem in configuring everything, that being that, while configuring the EWS (Embedded Web Server settings, the ‘Internet connection’ is not automatically connected. After installation is complete, if you go to the “Web Services” tab, on the ‘Summary’ page, under ‘Internet connection’, it will indicate “Not Connected”…even though ‘Web Services Status’ shows “Enabled”, and ‘Printer connection to HP Connected’ indicates “Connected”. As discovered during a phone call with HP’s tech support, the printer’s Network connection needs to be set to a static IP, as opposed to the dynamic IP setting configured during the setup. You do this in a 2-step process. First, on the “Network” tab, under ‘General’, click on ‘Network Protocols’, and change it to “Enable IPv4 only”, then click <Apply>. Next, go to ‘Wired’ (“Network” tab), then ‘IPv4 Configuration’, and change the IP Address Configuration from “DHCP” to “Manual IP”. If everything is working as it should, your previously auto-assigned IPv4 information should automatically be filled into the ‘Manual IP’ & ‘DNS’ boxes. To finish, just click <Apply>. If you go back to the “Web Services” tab, under ‘Summary’, the Internet connection line should now read “Connected”. Needless to say, a relatively minor problem, but a bit of a PitA in regards to getting the info needed to fix it (the HP tech support person didn’t provide the solution…it was jointly discovered during the phone call.
PRINT QUALITY AND SPEED:
This is one area that laser printers greatly excel over inkjet printers. Print quality IS OUTSTANDING…the blacks are “black”, grayscale is “grayscale”, text & images are sharp…no more, and no less, than what I would have expected. HP claims a maximum print speed of 40ppm, and it’s quite accurate…and not accurate. Using a 42-page document, I ran three tests, although the first two tests produced almost-identical results. First, I printed one page, from the printer in “Sleep Mode”, then one page with printer ‘awake’, and finally the remaining 40 pages, also with the printer ‘awake’. Whether the printer was ‘asleep’, or ‘awake’, it made no difference, which I’ll explain.
With an inkjet, printing is, essentially, a 1-step process – you click <Print>, the computer sends the print data to the printer, and it prints whatever was sent. With laser printers, on the other hand, it is a 2-step process. Step 1 consists of clicking <Print>, which sends a command to the printer that a print job is about to start, the laser printer “warms up”, and finally the printer sends back a command that it’s “ready to receive the print data”. The second step consists of said print data being sent to the printer, and the printer printing what it received. In ALL three tests, the first step took approx 1.5 minutes (+/- 4 seconds). In the first two tests, the printer completed the second step in approx 10 seconds. As such, while the “printing” took only 10 seconds, the total printing process took approx 1 minute, 40 seconds. Moving onto the final test, the second step took 62 seconds. So, in essence, this does prove that HP’s claim of “printing” up to 40ppm is accurate…however, when combining the time of both steps, the total printing process took just under 2.5 minutes. While the “total printing process” might be much longer than HP’s 40ppm claim, that’s still faster than most inkjet printers. Considering that the printing was done at the ‘Normal’ setting, an equivalent print job on an inkjet might have taken considerably longer (even if printing “black only”).
HP lists the LaserJet Pro M404n as having two paper trays…and, in a matter of speaking, it does…but, not entirely. What is labeled as ‘Tray 2’ is actually your primary tray, located at the bottom of the printer, and capable of holding up to 250 sheets. Before I cover ‘tray 1’, I will mention that you can purchase/install an additional paper tray (which becomes ‘tray 3’), and has a 500-sheet capacity. Getting back to ‘tray 1’, this is accessed by opening the front panel, and manually loading (up to 150 sheets) the paper (a flip-up extender allows it to accommodate legal-length paper), or envelopes. While you could, technically, leave ‘tray 1’ loaded all the time, its real use is in temporary usage. If you want two different paper-types loaded on a regular basis, I would highly suggest/recommend purchasing the 500-sheet ‘tray 3’. Also, the 2-line display could be better. At minimum, a 3-line display should have been included. Better yet, a color touch-screen display, as seen in almost off of HP’s other LaserJet printers (including less-expensive models, wouldn’t have been too much to ask for. Looking at all their LaserJet printers in the same general price-range ($200-399), there are 9 different ‘series’, 5 of which have touch-screen displays, including two models that are up to $100 cheaper than the M404n.
• Excellent print quality
• Extremely high-speed printing
• Easy to understand/use software
• (Mostly) Simple to set up
• Compact size (for a business-oriented laser printer)
• Getting the printer “internet connected” isn’t automatically accomplished, requires manual settings
• No auto-duplex printing
• For the price, HP could have easily included a touch-screen display
If you’re only printing a few pages at a time, then an inkjet printer is probably your best bet. If you need to print in color, I stand by that same comment. Lastly, if your monthly printing is fairly low (say, less than 50 pages/month), then you should ask yourself if you REALLY need a laser printer. However, if you have any need for printing high-volume print jobs and/or you print over 100pages/month and/or you need printouts to be waterproof (inkjet prints are NOT waterproof, and WILL bleed if gotten wet), then a laser printer will fit your needs. The are less expensive laser printers (from HP, as well as from other manufacturers), but they will have less features/functions, slower print speeds, and (typically) only a single tray). There are also laser printers with lots more features/functions (including fax capability), faster print speeds (up to 60ppm w/ HP), and multiple trays (up to 5 w/ HP), but they can cost into the thousands of dollars. If you’re looking for a reasonably-priced black-only laser printer, with a reasonable number of features/functions, that also prints fast, HP’s M404-series of LaserJet printers will fit the bill. There are five models to choose from, with the M404n being the middle-of-the-pack.
Disclaimer: This product was provided free, or at reduced cost, for the purpose of reviewing the product. Nevertheless, the above review, be it positive, negative, or anywhere in-between, is a 100% honest review, and the price paid played absolutely no part in my review.Jul 16, 2019 10:06
Fast at 40ppm
Easy web page configuration after initial setup
No duplex capability
Setup was not complicated but it was a little bit tricky at first but after I went through the required manual steps, it became very easy. It can be connected via USB but it does not come with the cable. Not a problem for me since I prefer connecting directly to the network and because I must have a few of them hanging around anyway.
If you print mostly black and white, this LaserJet Pro M404n will save you time and money, especially if you print a lot. I say that because if you print just a few pages here and there, you may actually find this printer to be slow. The reason is that laser printers usually will not start until they are warmed up and this one is no different. Printing just one page only, for instance, will take you almost 2 minutes with this printer. But once it is warmed up, it will print up to 40 pages per minute. My average was around 36 pages as it depends on what you are printing and other factors but that is still a lot of pages in single minute.
Print quality was superb and although inkjet printers nowadays do a great job, they still do not compare when it comes to black and white on a good laser printer like this one. Although it does not print colors, photos were very detailed with perfect shades of gray. Again, you would not get this quality in black and white with an inkjet printer.
Because I print a lot on both sides of the paper, I missed the duplex feature. That probably was my only disappointment but if you do not need that feature or are patient enough to flip the paper for the second page, you will be satisfied with it. It comes with a 350-sheet input capacity but can be upgraded to 550 sheets.
Although laser printers are used mostly in offices, I would recommend the M404n at home too. The cost per page plus the quality are worth it. The cost of toner may seem high at first but they can print thousands of pages and they won’t go bad as ink would. For professional results in black and white, look no further.Jul 17, 2019 21:35
We purchased this printer as a replacement for the CFO at my place of business. It is a great machine with a relatively small form factor, so it easily fits on her desk. The CFO seems to be happy with it. And that makes my job that much easier. Have always had great service from our HP printers.Oct 27, 2021 20:51
We had to replace one of the department's old HP printer.
It is very efficient on toner. They complained about the printer going to sleep. I was able to set the sleep mode on longer minutes, but auto-sleep cannot be off. However, after I changed the settings it looks like users didn't complain anymore.Feb 13, 2021 01:01
Produce detailed prints with this Canon Color imageCLASS wireless laser printer. Engineered for high-speed processing, this device can reach output rates of up to 22ppm. Use the color touch LCD to manage settings and tasks efficiently. Up to 250 sheets of paper can be loaded into this Canon Color imageCLASS wireless laser printer at a time.Prints up to 22 ISO ppm* in black, up to 22 ppm* in color
There's a reason I stopped buying inkjets years ago, they all eventually fail, the ink runs if wet and the print heads constantly clog. Sure enough my 2 year old Epson inkjet workstation started to fail and was burning through ink like it was going out of style. I should have known better, I've always bought lasers.
Welcome the Canon imageCLASS Color Laser All in One. This thing is a beast! Easy out of the box, it's not light in weight, takes up average size amount of space. I setup mine up on our WiFi network through my Macbook Pro. It comes with a CD to install your drivers, amazing anyone still ships CDs, thank goodness I have a drive. After that it was just about connecting the printer to the wireless network and it was done. Easy, took about 5 minutes.
When this thing fires up you know you're in business, none of that wimpy inkjet stuff, no more runny inks. For a laser this one is pretty quiet, you hear it, but it's nothing out of the ordinary and is kind of pleasant because you know you're getting things done. I've been sending signage wirelessly to print with no problems, quality is crisp and clean and as vivid as any pro color laser, no breaks or pattern lines in solid color fills. There's only one main tray for paper, it holds a pretty thick stack. For printing on thicker paper it's a single sheet feeder right above the main tray on the front. So you send something to print, choose multi-drive tray and insert your thick stock, label sheet or whatever. It works pretty well, I did get a couple paper jams using thick stock, fairly easy to remedy and the onboard screen tells you how to fix it. Otherwise the jams have been pretty rare utilizing different thick stocks. It powers down fairly quickly after printing and goes into sleep mode. No problems sending prints while it's sleeping, wakes up shortly after processing. This printer is pretty awesome for the price, better get yourself one.Jan 19, 2020 08:29
Our household doesn’t print stuff regularly. We usually go for weeks or months without printing anything, then go for bursts of 100-200 pages. We don’t print photos but printing colored is a must. I had an old Brother B&W printer (bought used) and it had served me well for 3 years so I decided to skip those Ink printers and just splurge for a colored laser printer. Luckily these went on sale so I was able to get it for almost half the price, otherwise I wouldn’t buy one.
Toners - well they always cost a lot (usually around $50 per color), but they print a lot of stuff. High yield would get you around 1000+ pages so it’s worth the price. Make sure you don’t get remanufactured ones because it can damage your expensive printer.
Printing is fast and smooth. Has duplex printing as well. Printing images are not as on point as inkjet but it prints them really fast. Not something you’ll frame but it’s perfect for like PowerPoint slides and some notes.
Scanning is a godsend on this printer. I never knew I needed one until I had this. Has a document feeder so it makes scanning a breeze. No back to back scanning though but there’s a software for that.
Printer’s touchscreen is kinda meh, wish they used a more responsive panel or just went with actual buttons instead. Kinda makes copying through the printer a chore.
Reason it got 3 stars from me is it started making weird noises and black streaks that no amount of cleaning will fix on the 2nd year of ownership. Started happening when we moved the printer due to rearranging our office room. It was still under warranty but it’s not easy to claim with Canon. You have to bring the printer to a service center, they’ll check it, and give a verdict if they will cover it.
Luckily I had a GeekSquad replacement plan. I got it replaced and got another replacement plan for the new one, and so far it hasn’t failed me….yet.Apr 30, 2021 18:01
Good product performing well up today and no default to reportJul 09, 2021 15:43
I really liked the printer but after few days printer is going to error mode E733-0005. I called Canon and they said to return as it has faulty hardware. Poor quality control. Got a. Replacement and hopefully it’s not a defective item.Jul 02, 2021 23:52
The printer is replacing an older laser printer. I was looking for a multi-purpose color laser printer. I currently used an inkjet multi-purpose printer, but when I don't use the printer I have drying-ink-reservoir anxiety.
Printer was super simple to setup. Basically unwrap it from box and plug it in. It found my WIFI network quickly, once the password was set I was done. Prints like a champ wirelessly from anywhere in my home. So far it's working well. I would purchase a dust cover, it's large and looks like it would attract a lot of dust on top.Apr 16, 2021 16:55
This printer was easy to set up. My Mac identified it instantly and could print right away. I needed to download the driver for my PC. Prints straight from email files on my iphone or from a jump drive easily. Really nice functionality. I printed address labels effortlessly. 2 things I don’t like: 1) you can’t use a wireless and wired connection at the same time. So if you want to print from a wireless connection, you have to unplug the USB. It is either/or. Just an annoying extra step. 2) it does not duplex copy. So if you want to make two-sided copies, you have to scan them and then print them manually. The duplex printing feature is nice though, I just assumed that it would duplex copy as well, but I understand that’s only available the next model series up. Overall, I really like the printer and am happy I bought it.Dec 05, 2019 11:19
Bought this printer because for the price point (especially on black friday) and feature-set, other options simply didn't compare for value.
We use it for making simple color product labels and miscellaneous infrequent printing and scanning. It was fairly easy to setup and works well. The duplex printing is nice.
Wireless/Airprint support out of the box made connecting to it in my house a simple affair. There are ample administrative options in the printer's web UI, to make the most of its features (ldap, user management, smb destinations, email, etc...), though not all options are intuitive.
I have printed a color photo just to see how it would do. It's no photo inkjet, but it did better than I expected.Dec 22, 2020 15:44
Item arrived on time and well packed. First glance I thought it’s a judge box, thought of returning it back due to size. But glad i didn’t .
Easy to setup, step by step guides you through setup on print and scan. I am using through wireless network and it works like a charm. No complaints so far!Dec 16, 2020 16:31
Give your high-volume printing a boost with this Epson EcoTank monochrome printer. The PrecisionCore technology offers cartridge-free printing and quick output speeds and ensures your prints come out sharp and detailed. This Epson EcoTank monochrome printer is equipped with a 250-sheet paper tray, auto two-sided printing and wired and wireless networking features to optimize your printing assignments.Prints up to 20 ISO ppm** in black
This printer is highly recommended by me, I had previously another Epson Workforce printer and was saving money on cartridges from Costco. The price of this eco tank ink is comparable to Costco ink! And the amount per sheet printed is minimum than any other printer on the market!Apr 16, 2021 17:51
Product description is wrong.
does not print on glossy paper. spent 4 hours on phone with tech support at Epson. They were uselessOct 08, 2021 16:03
I LOVE how easy this printer is to fill with ink!! The ink bottles are super inexpensive ($14.00-$17.00 each at office supply stores) and the ink lasts FOREVER! I am purchasing a second printer today to replace one that the toner cartridges are $50+ each....this is such a money saver! Easy to set up, easy to use. Perfect for the person who doesn't need to print in color!May 07, 2021 02:33
This purchase is a disaster. It will not print as advertised.
Epson is sending another printer. Lets see if this one will print.Jul 09, 2021 16:02
Runs like a real champ. Fast, Crisp, good Connectivity. I needed a replacement for an HP 21 printer. I didn't want a color printer because I push a lot of print copies from data bases for research. This monochrome eco-tank is a perfect replacement and it gives me better copies than my 20-year-old HP workhorse and keeps the cost of ink to a minimum.Oct 08, 2021 19:29
Prints fast and the pages are collated. Although the unit is expensive compared to many multifunction printers, the cost per page is much less. Who needs scanning and faxing?Aug 24, 2020 07:38
Not the most intuitive printer, but once it's set up seems to be working well.Apr 28, 2020 09:59
Great to use best for tattoo stencil making best in the business I love itJun 26, 2020 16:00