Brother DCP-6690CW - Wireless A3 Inkjet Printer - Print Speeds & Running Costs

By Simon Williams



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  • Value 7
  • Print Quality 7
  • Print Speed 6
  • Features 9


September 14, 2011, 5:41 am

One of the most frustrating printers I have ever used. using tray2 it cannot print anything other than plain paper A3 and that will jam on a regular basis. The A4 is OK but be wary of trying to print with glossy paper. It picks up two or three sheets or does not pick up at all. I use a piece of paper glued to a glossy cover sheet and have a tab I can hold to stop it eating the whole thing. It just takes too long to set this stuff up and the limitation on A3 80gsm is a total have. Print quality is good enough and scanning works OK. Wireless is OK when it goes. If you are paying someone to use this in an office you will lose a lot of money. As I said very frustrating, do not bother.


November 14, 2011, 8:33 pm

Not a bad price but not economical on print output. I am certain the ink does not output ANTHING like its claims, and I have been using so-called high yield inks and have to replace them frequently. The colour quality looks ok tho I have had trouble getting BLACK black. The tray feeds are dodgy - sometimes working, sometimes not - so put two sheets in as suggested in the A3 tray and then frustratingly two might feed through. The tray default seems to have a mind of its own which means that what you think might be a default in paper size (documents at A4 for example) changes, which means having to go to the document page set up to change. Much more efficient (!) to check it before attempting to print. I will not automatically update with Brother. Having said that the UK helpline people WERE helpful and patient on MANY occasions


November 14, 2011, 8:38 pm

I should add that the top commenter may be unaware that when changing paper size the paper preference MUST be changed in the printer properties dialogue box - it is the act of changing that box which changes the tray and allows printing with all kinds of paper such as transparency, photo paper, inkjet. However the printer dialogue box is not specific enough about the very wide range of inkjet paper now available. Artists would appreciate more info eg Bockingford Inkjet Watercolour is that photo paper or inkjet paper. I have been printing by nominating inkjet. PS the artists market is one that is huge and untapped.

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