Brother MFC-680CN reviews: Colour Inkjet printer

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9.0 out of 10 based on 9 reviews.
Brother MFC-680CN: A4 Inkjet printer with LCD Display function and Ethernet. See full product description

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Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
- Price could be cheaper otherwise OK
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Aug 2009

Peter, Kirkcaldy Posses 4 of these!

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Excellent quality print, and really reasonably priced cartridges
Bad points:
Rear access to remove paper jam is a bit "tough" to open, but with patience.......
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Jun 2009

Maureen, Scotland Busy, working 50something granny

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Value for money --great printer,fax,copier,scanner withtelephone attached.Good clear caller display and LCD for doing everything needed.Easy to install and use and good clear reproduction.Inks easy to insert and change and very clear instructions displayed.
Bad points:
A wee bit noisy when scanning to print but not a problem really. Otherwise I have not yet found anything to complain about.
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Oct 2009

garry, st annes

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
excellant value for money, fantastic print quality
Bad points:
the scan feed is ofter slow and occassionaly malfunctions
Overall rating 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Jul 2009

Confirmed purchaser no

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Looks and versatility.
Bad points:
Not as fast as it says.
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Oct 2009

ushashi, wembley good to buy

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
every thing is good except
Bad points:
slow printing and ligh gray printing some time.
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Aug 2009

Roger , Langport, Somerset, UK Home office user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Good scanner, printer, copier, flexible and easy to set up. Good PC/network interface, clear display, easy to follow menus and option paths. Separate ink cartridges easy to change, not too expensive. Has inclusive telephone (few multifunction machines do) as well as fax facilities, answerphone, fax storage & retrieval - all simple to use.
Bad points:
BUT - two major drawbacks - compared with previous MFC machines owned.
1. Paper tray far too complicated fo it's own good. Not possible to insert SINGLE sheet of paper without removing entire tray, opening cover, inserting and replacing whole unit. Important when sending single sheet letter on headed paper, or printing one or two items on non-standard or coloured paper.
2. Speed dial for telephone calls far more difficult than previous models. That is because, unless it is a fax number which can be retrieved easily and selected, when the machine automatically scans fax and dials, normal voice call is only possible if there are two numbers stored at each speed dial station, when the option of telephone call or fax is offered. Otherwise, only the fax option is effected.
Selecting <speed dial>, <search>, enter Speed dial code, brings up the number on display but does nothing else. Lifting the handset or selecting <Speaker Phone> clears the display.
The procedure then is much more complicated - select <speaker phone> scoll down to <speed dial>, right select speed dial control, right select <search>, enter speed dial code, number appears and dials. That is, if that annoying voice does not tell you to "Please hang up and try again. Please hang up and......" if you are not quick enough.
Previous MFC model - <speed dial>, <#> <(Code No.)>, automatic connection hands-free.
Small niggle - th colour matching at factory settings is way out. Onscreen red is printed dullish grey/purple, bright blue appears mucky brownish blue irrespective of printing medium, irrespective of program or machine used (Laptop/PC). Have to alter colour enhancement settings to Red +17, Green - 8 Blue + 5 to compensate to achieve anything like screen colours.
Overall rating 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Jul 2009

Product Features

Print technology Inkjet
Extra functions LCD Display
Photo printing Dedicated
Connections Ethernet
Connections PictBridge
Maximum paper size A4
Memory card slot Yes
Print colour Colour
Number of colours including black 4
Colour print speed (Pages per minute) 25
Black and white print speed (Pages per minute) 30
Vertical print resolution (Pixels) 1200
Horizontal print resolution (Pixels) 6000
Height in cm 18
Width in cm 46.8
Depth in cm 37.1
Borderless printing Yes
Postscript No
Release date 2007-08-20
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