Brother� DCP-7065DN Monochrome Laser All-In-One Printer, Copier, Scanner
does what I bought it for
My print volume is very low, maybe one or two pages a week, perhaps go for two or three weeks without doing any printing. Using my ink jet printers in the past ended up having to do "head cleaning" operation frequently, using up a lot of ink, even using up color ink cartridges when all I was printing was black. Don't have that problem with this printer, which is what I bought it for.
June 30, 2014
Purdy decent stuff for the $$$
DCP7065DN So far it's been nice to me and I've tried to be nice back. You get what you give I suspect.
Some say flimsy=what can you expect from thin plastic. Oil is cheaper than metal Aye?
I'm not a reader of manuals and try to figure things out my own way. Usually works for me but this time
NOT... I'm using Linux Mint 17 Mate OS and have to be careful to buy from manufacturers that supply drivers and especially support their product in Linux. HP has a reputation of being Linux friendly but I think their quality is waning and ink/toner costly as are most others... A local cartridge shop recommended Brother laser over all others for quality and cost so I ventured there. I acquired a DCP-7065DN and toyed with it trying to get it on Linux the accidental way which is usually how thingz happen for me having dementia and all. Got printer working fairly easily. Doing things from the machine control panel was confusing for a day or two [several hours at best spent] but I fingered it out eventually and some still figgering. [Still no read manual] Getting the scanner part to work was causing me to think it's return and refund time. Soooooo one last ditch effort; I broke down and emailed Brother support and two more emails later I understood that all I had to do was download the printer installer file and do a few command line entries at terminal like extract it/change to the directory and install it with bash command if I remember correctly [my short term memory is almost non existing [kan ewe sey fried?] (It was mostly a copy and paste adding some info. and pushing enter with each enrty)]... and wait and wait and wait and wait answering a few questions along the way and it was all taken care of for me. Luckily, I did enough searching the Internet and reading reviews and the manual to know in advance how to answer the questions during the install. It took some effort but looking back was fairly simple. I had a Brother MFC before and had trouble with Linux scanner drivers then. Hope updates don't cause the same issue. I've done half a dozen updates since installing this and still working.
This Mint version being an LTS ought to give me two years of effort/worry free usage and maybe more. Doing envelopes; it does say a jam happened but only if envelope not held firm against the rollers and does not get caught and go into machine an 1/8". Also for every envelope printed a sheet of paper comes with it and machine says there's a jam but all you have to do is remove and replace drum/toner carriage. I have not seen an actual paper jam, just a false alarm jam. It is different to set up but documentation sheds enough light for the persistent able. It is delicate but ought to serve well if protected and serviced [hopehopehope]. I'm hating the word service already. It won't take abuse and smile at you! Envelopes don't print exactly like Libre Office shows they ought to. #10 prints lower than specified parameters.
It's not the quietest machine but does not bother me at 3 feet away and short bursts. It might if I had a Migraine and it was spitting out sheets constantly one foot away.
It's quick fast and ADF worked flawlessly for me first time.
Printing has some hesitation at first up to a second.
I'm on disability and cannot afford
waste mistakes. This was not one, otherwise it would be returned.
The document feeder scan was very noisy, sounded like it might break, and only scanned 1 out of 8 sheets though they all went through.
Won't be using that any time.
I chose to set the Toner saver as on cuz some folks said it was a Toner guzzler.
Scanning to PC using Brother controls doesn't happen.
scanning from the computer worked fine and reasonable speed and not as noisy.
It is compact, well designed, and no appendages poking out. Have to reach into side slot in machine to recover the end product. In fact it may print 8"X11" and not need the pull out peice.
Shame we cannot tell how the DCP-7065DN story ends b4 it begins. It's not a no brainer tho. Hope it's worth the effort.
June 28, 2014
Jury's still out
It set up well, prints very nicely, but is giving me "low toner" message after only 200 pages of not terribly dense text print. I bought it specifically to achieve some economy in supplies, and it's not measuring up to claims. Please tell me that it shipped with some kind of super small toner load.
June 26, 2014
I love the value and features of this multi-function laser copier, but I really wish I had known about the limited number of pages (700) it prints with its included "starter" toner cartridge.
June 19, 2014