Please Suggest if This Is a Good Printer - Brother Wireless Colour MFC Laser Printer MFC-L3745CDW

I have been looking for a good quality laser colour printer since long time but have been unsuccessful in able to decide on one.

Based on what I have read so far on here, general recommendations seems to be Brother printer. And more specifically Brother just for B&W and for occasional colour printing, some suggest either going to officeworks or getting a cheap inkjet. However, I am looking for something that can do both efficiently and would be economical.

The only close to what I am looking for - that someone suggested here was -
Brother Wireless Colour MFC Laser Printer MFC-L3745CDW but I am still unsure about it.

So, keen to know what others think about this one and if there's any better one, please advise. Thanks. Would really appreciate your input.

Update: Was almost gonna finalise MFC-L3745CDW, but its out of stock plus found a cheaper one - https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/brother-wi...

Any thoughts on this one ?

Comments

  • +1 vote

    I had this one at work, it was fine.

    the touchpad is way too small, so set everything up throught the web browser/software. turn off the beeps when you push a button

    The only thing i remember is the cartridges and toners being a lot of money. At the very least, when you have to buy all 4.

    It's suitable for a small office. Paper feed was a benefit.

    Is this just for you? it's a lot of printer for one person

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      Yeah, just for occasional use and some photo printing. I dont need it that frequently.

      Officeworks is very far from my place, otherwise wouldn't have bothered to buy one.

      • +2 votes

        Unless you really "need" colour, i'd recommend a B&W

        B&W is $151 @ officeworks, and CMY are $112 each.

        That's $336 is printer cartridges, just to print colour for occasional use.

        • +2 votes

          A lot cheaper if you go with generic toners.

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          Can get generics off Amazon for $20 or so.

  • +2 votes

    Yes, I have one, well partner does, he does a LOT of printing and heavily researched it before buying.

    It is a pleasure to use.

    • +2 votes

      A pleasure? What exactly are you doing with the printer? 😂

      • +1 vote

        Clearly, pleasurable things!

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        Haven't you heard that Fyshwick Canberra is a pleasurable place?

        • +1 vote

          I've never seen Canberra and pleasurable in the same sentence without a "not" in it

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        Lol guys. I just mean that it has never given me any issues. The old one used to make random noises at different times of the day and refuse to connect when you were in a hurry and need several cycles of restarting and reconnecting to the WiFi. And it would get paper jams. And it was really slow to print.

        This one just works

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          Surrrrre

          Your secret is safe with us

          #nokinkshaming

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          The old one used to make random noises at different times of the day and refuse to connect when you were in a hurry

          👆

          /s

  •  

    Even in the b&w range, I had to pick one that support printing both sides, and have document feeder that scan both sides. Some version don't have this and only do single side so I skipped them even if they're cheaper. If you must get a color version, pick the version that support the two features above

  •  

    Off topic a little, I apologise

    But I've been trying to get a good B&W laser and most of the brother range is out of stock everywhere. So make sure whatever your options are, there is stock availability. Stock levels might make the decision for you.

    (altho colour is probably in less demand than B&W so hopefully you'll have better luck than me!)

  • +1 vote

    We have this model and use it heaps - it's been a solid machine. No issues with generic toners either.

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    I would recommend as well. My workplace has one and it is a great unit.

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    We looked at it but went for its b&w sibling MFC-L2750DW. Toner cartridges were Much higher for colour. We print v.little colour at home and figured one or two trips a year to OW was minimal inconvenience

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      I noticed the MFC-L2750DW is out of stock in various places, including Officeworks. Does anyone know if this is just due to COVID? Or is a new model coming out soon?

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    been really impressed with this printer, everything has just worked - even the scan to email features that i always get mad at.

    i do wish it was a bit smaller though

    $320 @ GG Commercial can't be beat!

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    You might also want to consider the tank style inkjets. The printing costs are low and might be more cost effective for occasional colour.

    I bought one recently from the Epson outlet and have been really happy with it.

    You might need to monitor the site over a week since new models get added and sold frequently.
    https://www.epson.com.au/shoponline/shop/BrowseProducts.asp?...

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      how the print head works with occasional use? Does it dry and blocked easily? thanks.
      I didn't have a good exp with ink printer for occasional use, but the running cost looks pretty good for the tank inkjets.

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        I print every few days and seems fine.

  • +1 vote

    I'm up to three of the black & white Brothers (2340DW I think?) for work over the past several years because they've been so reliable, and use such little toner! It'll be a month or two between print jobs and they just work. Toner only needs replacing years apart, and the generics are cheap and decent.

    We've got an inkjet Brother copier for colour jobs, but it certainly uses the ink more especially keeping the head clean. If the colour laser is similar to the B&Ws, then it'll be happy to sit unattended without a problem.

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    Thanks all for your responses. I feel confident enough to buy this one.

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      This doesn't seem to have a scanner. Is it ok for you?

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        I normally just need scanning for very limited no of pages and that too very rarely. For that I could just use photoscan or Samsung inbuilt doc scanner. For that, I didn't find it worth getting a printer with a scanner.