Brother MFC-6890cdw conclusion

April 1, 2010 by Sarah Meyer Reads (19,730)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service & Support
    • 8
    • Print Quality
    • 9
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 7
    • Performance / Print Speed
    • 5
    • Features
    • 8
    • Operational Costs
    • 7
    • Total Score:
    • 7.33
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10


  • Good print quality
  • 11 x 17 inch prints, scans, copies
  • Built-in networking with remote setup
  • Large paper capacity
  • Comes with high-capacity cartridges


  • Slow to average print speeds
  • No built-in scan software

I’m torn with the Brother MFC-6890cdw. It offers an abundance of great office centric features including: 11 x 17 inch print outs, scans, and copies, a 350-sheet paper capacity, built-in networking with security protected remote setup, low energy consumption and a set of four high-capacity cartridges with the original packaging.

But it also doesn’t deliver on the advertised print speeds and I hate that it lacks built-in scan software. Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve gotten accustomed to seeing all-in-one inkjets with simple scan software that allows the user to keep the entire scanned image, split it into individual images or crop, color correct, etc.

I would still recommend the device to a small business with wide format printing needs since you would be hard pressed to find a machine that can do as much as the Brother MFC-6890cdw for $349.

The Brother MFC-6890cdw All-in-One printer is available now through for the suggested price of $349.99.

All supplies can also be purchased via A four set of high yield LC65HY cartridges (CMYK) will cost $82.46 where as a four set of standard yield LC61 cartridges (CMYK) will cost $55.96.

The MFC-6890cdw comes with Brother’s 2-yr Express Exchange warranty but customers can also purchase Brother’s Extended Maintenance Agreement before the standard warranty expires to add additional peace of mind.



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