Brother MFC-J650DW printer

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Summary: An all-in-one inkjet printer from Brother. It has scan and copy functions, an automatic document feeder, built-in faxing, and Wi-Fi networking. Works with Windows, Mac OS.
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Type: All-in-one inkjet printers
About - Brother MFC-J650DW
The Brother MFC-J650DW is an all-in-one inkjet printer with scan and copy functions, an automatic document feeder, built-in faxing, and Wi-Fi networking. It works with Windows, Mac OS. It can accept paper up to 72# basis weight, much heavier than what's typical. It also has a separate tray for snapshot-size photo paper. There's an automatic document feeder to let you copy or scan a stack of pages in one operation. The printer has a small 1.7-inch display screen that can preview photos to be printed from a memory card. It's got a touchscreen, used to control the printer. Like most color printers, the Brother MFC-J650DW has a memory-card reader, which can accept these types of memory cards: MS (Memory Stick), SD (Secure Digital), MMC (MultiMedia). It has USB PictBridge for direct printing from cameras. You can connect directly to a PC with a USB cable, or to your network router wirelessly with Wi-Fi. This model has built-in faxing, can store incoming faxes if the paper runs out, and can send faxes from an attached PC.
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Brother produces both laser and inkjet printers for a variety of consumers at different price points.

Features & Specs - Brother MFC-J650DW
info Height (in.) 7.1
info Width (in.) 20.5
info Depth (in.) 18.0
info Text speed (ppm) 9.1
info Cost of ownership ($) 290
info Ink cost/month ($) 6.4
info Built-in fax Yes
info LCD viewer Yes
info Individual color tanks Yes
info Can print if color empty Yes
info Auto-duplexing Yes
info Memory-card reader Yes
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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
not great for two-sided printing
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SKIP TO LAST PARAGRAPH FOR SUMMARY<br /><br />This product is fine in many ways but is not great for two sided printing. If you print on two sides the printer uses color and therefore the price of printing goes up substantially and, perhaps even more importantly, the ink becomes so light it is difficult to read to the point of making it impractical. <br /><br />I emailed Brother and they said the only way to get the printer to print without using color is to do 'manual two sided printing'. This mode was not supported by their software. I managed to do two sided printing by printing odd only pages in Adobe Reader, flipping the pages, then printing even only pages. This didn't work either because the printer would skip a page sometimes, it would load a page beneath the one on top and so the pages would get out of order.<br /><br />Good product, easy to set up, fine results, intuitive interface, terrible at two sided printing to the point of making it useless for such a purpose. It is kind of a let down that Consumer Reports did not mention the essential inability to print on two sides using this printer and I wonder if other printers that Consumer Reports says do two-sided printing are able to do so without using color or leaving ink that's so light it's very difficult to read.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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