vcf-midatlantic Digest, Vol 25, Issue 7

Jeffrey Golas jeffg at
Sun Jun 7 22:51:19 EDT 2020

I literally Just got the Brother MFC-3770cdw. Prints fine so far, and scanner works fairly fast. Also have it hooked up scanning to a nas. It did seem to take a while printing via airprint, but I had a power outage that I think goofed up something on my wifi, so not sure if it was the printer or my wifi.

Downside is the firmware looks like it was written by a first year comp sci student, very crude compared to an HP,  but it works.


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> Date: Sat, 6 Jun 2020 12:19:13 -0400
> From: Jeffrey Brace <jeffrey at>
> To: vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at>
> Subject: [vcf-midatlantic] OT: All-In-One Color Laser Printer
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> I appreciate everyone's advice, experience and suggestions on a color laser
> printer. Because of the higher cost I decided to split the cost with my
> brother and sister. So now we all want an all-in-one printer, scanner,
> copier and not just a printer-only. So I need suggestions on a color laser
> all-in-one. It seems those who responded to my last e-mail recommended HP,
> Brother, or Samsung. I didn't hear an opinion about Canon.
> Consumer reports recommend HP, Brother and Canon.
> Here is the list that Consumer Reports rates highly:
> Brother MFC-L8900CDW
> Canon Color imageCLASS MF644Cdw
> Canon imageCLASS MF642Cdw
> Brother MFC-L3750CDW
> HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw
> Brother MFC-L3710CW
> HP Color Laser MFP 178nw
> Canon Color imageCLASS MF743Cdw
> Canon imageCLASS MF733Cdw
> HP Color LaserJet Pro M283fdw
> HP Color laserJet Pro MFP M180nw
> Any recommendations on any of these?
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> Jeff Brace
> Vice President & Board Member, VCF East Showrunner
> Vintage Computer Federation
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> Date: Sat, 6 Jun 2020 12:24:59 -0400
> From: Dave McGuire <mcguire at>
> To: vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at>
> Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] OT: Color Laser Printer Recommendation
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>> On 6/6/20 1:09 AM, Matt Patoray via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> I will throw in a recommendation for Samsung printers. I bought a small cheap B&W laser in 2010, still going strong and consumables are cheap if you go for the non Samsung replacements.
>> My test for the printer when I first got it was to print the manuals for a Tektronix 7854. 
>> The only gripe I have is the paper tray is smaller then I would like but for less then $70 new, can?t complain.
>  Wow, can't complain about that at all!  I've always been impressed by
> most of Samsung's products.  There are exceptions, but they generally
> make good stuff.
>> But you can?t go wrong with a big HP either, especially one with 11x17 capability, great for printing out schematics.
>  That's very handy indeed. :)
>            -Dave
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> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA
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