Brother DCP-1612W Compact All-In-One Mono Laser Printer – put me off buying this printer but I’m very glad that I did buy it after all

Frustrating to setup and use otherwise ok. It is ok but i have a couple of complaints. First it was a pain to install. The software refused to install wirelessly because when asked to insert the usb cable (as part of the wireless install) the printer is never detected. So i installed it via usb, no problem but very slow (about 15 minutes). It frustratingly has installed as a 1610. Did i select the wrong option on the first screen?. It has taken over two hours to get the damn thing working wirelessly so i am not keen to start again. Last problem is the stupid icons. The useful control center is buried under the single desktop config icon so to scan a page i have a lot of vague clicking to find it.

Good quality printer, copier, scanner at a low price. We do low volume of home printing and rarely want colour so this cheap and cheerful laser printer does the job. Good quality printing, can sit for weeks without being used and still happy. Good copier with scaling (we do a lot of walking and like to take copies of walk book guides with us rather than the actual book, and books are funny sizes). Easy to set up and link to multiple computers and unlike other printers, the connection is stable. The scanning software is a bit quirky and dated – canon scanning software was far better 10 years ago, but once you work out its foibles you can get multi-page pdfs and good colour scans – and it is a pretty quick scanner compared with other budget printers i’ve had in the past. Refills are reasonably priced if you shop around. I’ve also had good results with compatibles on lasers.

Good quality printer, copier, scanner at a low price. We do low volume of home printing and rarely want colour so this cheap and cheerful laser printer does the job. Good quality printing, can sit for weeks without being used and still happy. Good copier with scaling (we do a lot of walking and like to take copies of walk book guides with us rather than the actual book, and books are funny sizes). Easy to set up and link to multiple computers and unlike other printers, the connection is stable. The scanning software is a bit quirky and dated – canon scanning software was far better 10 years ago, but once you work out its foibles you can get multi-page pdfs and good colour scans – and it is a pretty quick scanner compared with other budget printers i’ve had in the past. Refills are reasonably priced if you shop around. I’ve also had good results with compatibles on lasers.

  • put me off buying this printer but I’m very glad that I did buy it after all
  • Frustrating to Setup and Use Otherwise OK!
  • Good quality printer, copier, scanner at a low price

Put me off buying this printer but i’m very glad that i did buy it after all. I was looking into the reviews here and they almost put me off buying this printer but i’m very glad that i did buy it after all. I bought it from argos, as it was discounted to the same price and i could collect it straight away and started the set up at home feeling a bit apprehensive because of the two reviews here. It was surprisingly simple to do. I put the disk in my lap top, chose wireless option /i did have a cable but since it’s a wireless printer, why bother/ and i was able to set it up without a cable. Just had to press the button for wireless on the printer and click here and there a couple of times on the installation wizard. The wizard told me when to press that button, all in all it was as easy as 1,2,3. I’m very happy with the speed, it takes just over 10 sec when in sleep mode but once it’s starts printing it’s very quick. Brother a well know for low running cost, price is more than great for a wireless all in one and the fact that it comes with a standard full toner is a great bonus. I’ve checked the prices for replacement toners on amazon before i bought it and i’m very happy with my investment.

Tricky to install via wireless option, it took me over a hour and around a gazillion attempts for the software to finally find the ip address, but once up and running it’s a brilliant printer, it’s fast, fairly quiet, and fairly well built, and even comes with a full sizer toner instead of a starter toner as most printers, the scanning software supplied could be improved ex: no option to preview already scanned pages in multi page mode but in all fairness some other brands don’t even bother supplying you with a scanning/printing suite, overall i’m impressed, especially at this price tag, way way better than my samsung 2070w that lasted a week after i decided to throw out of the window smashing it into pieces ( best decision ever made regarding that crappy printer) my only tip to brother would be: since your installation process is sh*t, you could at least have the decency to bundle a usb cable in the box , but apart from that, it’s a really good printer.

Tricky to install via wireless option, it took me over a hour and around a gazillion attempts for the software to finally find the ip address, but once up and running it’s a brilliant printer, it’s fast, fairly quiet, and fairly well built, and even comes with a full sizer toner instead of a starter toner as most printers, the scanning software supplied could be improved ex: no option to preview already scanned pages in multi page mode but in all fairness some other brands don’t even bother supplying you with a scanning/printing suite, overall i’m impressed, especially at this price tag, way way better than my samsung 2070w that lasted a week after i decided to throw out of the window smashing it into pieces ( best decision ever made regarding that crappy printer) my only tip to brother would be: since your installation process is sh*t, you could at least have the decency to bundle a usb cable in the box , but apart from that, it’s a really good printer.

Frustrating to setup and use otherwise ok. It is ok but i have a couple of complaints. First it was a pain to install. The software refused to install wirelessly because when asked to insert the usb cable (as part of the wireless install) the printer is never detected. So i installed it via usb, no problem but very slow (about 15 minutes). It frustratingly has installed as a 1610. Did i select the wrong option on the first screen?. It has taken over two hours to get the damn thing working wirelessly so i am not keen to start again. Last problem is the stupid icons. The useful control center is buried under the single desktop config icon so to scan a page i have a lot of vague clicking to find it.