- 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.
All supplies can also be purchased via BrotherMall.com. 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.