Brother HL-2140 Compact Mono Laser Printer : Simply brilliant

No problemsit might bother some ppl that the paper comes out a bit curled from the sides, doesn’t bother me.

Good machine – 4 years and still working. I’ve now had this printer for 4 years. Still no problems apart from the odd paper jam (but i do use cheap tesco paper). Fairly quick and painless setting up and getting started. Good that there is a ‘toner save mode’ as i print a lot of pages. Was impressed at the speed it arrived too. You’ll need to buy a usb printer cable for this, as it’s not supplied.

The very best printer i have ever had. Fast and economical, reliable,. Here are the specifications for the Brother HL-2140 Compact Mono Laser Printer:

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  • Compact and stylish personal laser printer
  • Fast 22 pages per minute laser quality printing
  • Optional high yield toner available offering cost-effective printing
  • 250 sheet paper capacity
  • Full Speed USB 2.0 connection

Seems a well made printer wth a solid feel. Paper tray could do with a visual aid somehow to see the amount of paper left but does a good reliable job both with my imac and laptop.

I had to replace my canon printer as it wasn’t mac compatible. This brother is not nearly as easy to use. It’s larger, paper feed is complex, and it doesn’t like printing both sides unless each sheet is fed individually which is very slow and tedious when there are 80 plus to do.Print quality is satisfactory and replacing toner cartridge easy.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Probably the best value black and white laser printer on the market
  • A great little printer
  • A willing workhorse!

Seems a well made printer wth a solid feel. Paper tray could do with a visual aid somehow to see the amount of paper left but does a good reliable job both with my imac and laptop.

Looking for an inexpensive mono laser printer?.It’s compact, reliable (so far), quick to warm up with a print speed of over 20 a4 sheets per minute. Print quality is first class. It handles avery sheet labels from the paper cassette with ease and prints envelopes from the manual feed tray. Only grumble might be that the manual feed tray could provide better support for the paper but it’s so simple to slip a sheet into the bottom cassette that this hardly matters. Toner costs might be a bit on the high side but still cheaper than trudging round to the copy shop – depends on how cheaply you can buy your cartridges.

One comment on “Brother HL-2140 Compact Mono Laser Printer : Simply brilliant

  1. This review is from : Brother HL-2140 Compact Mono Laser Printer

    I bought this printer because i was sick and tired of inkjet printers with full cartridges not printing when i want them to because the print heads had dried out this printer is up and running within a few seconds of clicking the print button and the printed copies are produced at a very satisfactory speed. The printer installed easily on my imac/snow leopard computer and has worked faultlessly since installation. It’s truly wonderful to know that when i want to print something, even if i havn’t used the printer for weeks, that this printer is going to deliver. I dont miss the lack of colour and certainly dont miss the poor reliability of inkjets. I would recommend this printer to anyone.
    1. I bought this printer because i was sick and tired of inkjet printers with full cartridges not printing when i want them to because the print heads had dried out this printer is up and running within a few seconds of clicking the print button and the printed copies are produced at a very satisfactory speed. The printer installed easily on my imac/snow leopard computer and has worked faultlessly since installation. It’s truly wonderful to know that when i want to print something, even if i havn’t used the printer for weeks, that this printer is going to deliver. I dont miss the lack of colour and certainly dont miss the poor reliability of inkjets. I would recommend this printer to anyone.
      1. This is a very good mono laser printer at excellent value. Produces very good quality prints at good speed. It can be a little noisy but for the value i wouldn’t mind the noise at all.
  2. This review is from : Brother HL-2140 Compact Mono Laser Printer

    This is a very good mono laser printer at excellent value. Produces very good quality prints at good speed. It can be a little noisy but for the value i wouldn’t mind the noise at all.
    1. Probably the best value black and white laser printer on the market. Purchased to replace my brother hl-2030 which is now a discontinued model, this is also my second hl-2140. We run a small family business which generates a lot of printing, early days we used ink jets but the cost of the ink was to high for the number of prints, so opted for a laser printer. The brother laser printer is the best i can find for the money, the toner isn’t to expensive, prints loads on one toner, i guess a round 3500 sheets. Paper tray holds 250 sheets which saves me having to keep adding paper. Print quality is very good, i use the cheapest paper i can find and results are excellent. Reliability seems fine, we have had the first one for around a year now with no issues. Amazon price was the best i could find which was received next working day. Probably the best value black and white laser printer on the market.
      1. Probably the best value black and white laser printer on the market. Purchased to replace my brother hl-2030 which is now a discontinued model, this is also my second hl-2140. We run a small family business which generates a lot of printing, early days we used ink jets but the cost of the ink was to high for the number of prints, so opted for a laser printer. The brother laser printer is the best i can find for the money, the toner isn’t to expensive, prints loads on one toner, i guess a round 3500 sheets. Paper tray holds 250 sheets which saves me having to keep adding paper. Print quality is very good, i use the cheapest paper i can find and results are excellent. Reliability seems fine, we have had the first one for around a year now with no issues. Amazon price was the best i could find which was received next working day. Probably the best value black and white laser printer on the market.
  3. First printer had black bands on right of print. Amazon return and replacement service was very efficient. Replacement printer produces good output – but is very sensitive to paper and has more paper jams than i would expect from a quality product.
  4. This review is from : Brother HL-2140 Compact Mono Laser Printer

    First printer had black bands on right of print. Amazon return and replacement service was very efficient. Replacement printer produces good output – but is very sensitive to paper and has more paper jams than i would expect from a quality product.
  5. This review is from : Brother HL-2140 Compact Mono Laser Printer

    I am a fan of mono laser printers for all documents (in my case, most) that do not need colour. They are fast, much cheaper to run than inkjets, and the image is a virtually permanent one that will not run when wet or fade with time. This is very important for documents, such as family history records, which need to be preserved for posterity. I bought the brother to replace a trusty hp1100 which had finally given up the ghost after many years of faithful service. It is a worthy successor, with which i am very pleased: no frills, but excellent performance, with fast, quiet output, crisp, even print, and a compact, un-fussy design. My only slight quibble is with the manual paper feed, which requires paper to be fed, one sheet at a time, into a rather fiddly slot. I often wish to print on coloured paper or, with regard for the environment, on once-used paper; if the document covers more than one page, this means either printing one page at a time or placing some sheets on top of the new white paper in the input tray, and remembering to take the unused pages out before printing anything else. This apart, i heartily recommend this printer for home or small office use.
  6. This review is from : Brother HL-2140 Compact Mono Laser Printer

    I am a fan of mono laser printers for all documents (in my case, most) that do not need colour. They are fast, much cheaper to run than inkjets, and the image is a virtually permanent one that will not run when wet or fade with time. This is very important for documents, such as family history records, which need to be preserved for posterity. I bought the brother to replace a trusty hp1100 which had finally given up the ghost after many years of faithful service. It is a worthy successor, with which i am very pleased: no frills, but excellent performance, with fast, quiet output, crisp, even print, and a compact, un-fussy design. My only slight quibble is with the manual paper feed, which requires paper to be fed, one sheet at a time, into a rather fiddly slot. I often wish to print on coloured paper or, with regard for the environment, on once-used paper; if the document covers more than one page, this means either printing one page at a time or placing some sheets on top of the new white paper in the input tray, and remembering to take the unused pages out before printing anything else. This apart, i heartily recommend this printer for home or small office use.
    1. Works brilliant on linux(cups), windows xp and 7. Better than overpriced hp inkjet rubbish. Easy to set up, quick, good quality output and quiet.
      1. Works brilliant on linux(cups), windows xp and 7. Better than overpriced hp inkjet rubbish. Easy to set up, quick, good quality output and quiet.
  7. This review is from : Brother HL-2140 Compact Mono Laser Printer

    Good machine – 4 years and still working. I’ve now had this printer for 4 years. Still no problems apart from the odd paper jam (but i do use cheap tesco paper). Fairly quick and painless setting up and getting started. Good that there is a “toner save mode” as i print a lot of pages. Was impressed at the speed it arrived too. You’ll need to buy a usb printer cable for this, as it’s not supplied.
  8. This review is from : Brother HL-2140 Compact Mono Laser Printer

    Good machine – 4 years and still working. I’ve now had this printer for 4 years. Still no problems apart from the odd paper jam (but i do use cheap tesco paper). Fairly quick and painless setting up and getting started. Good that there is a “toner save mode” as i print a lot of pages. Was impressed at the speed it arrived too. You’ll need to buy a usb printer cable for this, as it’s not supplied.
  9. This review is from : Brother HL-2140 Compact Mono Laser Printer

    Is this the best little printer ever?. I can’t believe that people haven’t been waxing lyrical about this magnificent little machine. Let me tell you a few things about it – it’s compact and almost pretty, so easy to set up that my granny could manage and has come as close to saving my sanity as any equipment outside of a psychiatric hospital ever could. I was required to merge and print 3700 letters for an organisation that i’m involved with. This fantastic, unassuming wee printer did it all without one single paper jam and – okay, thanks to a bit of trickery from me but hey – on its original toner cartridge. It’s a wonder, a marvel and a little gem. I’m more than happy to call it my brother and wish my two actual brothers would do half as much for me.
    1. Is this the best little printer ever?. I can’t believe that people haven’t been waxing lyrical about this magnificent little machine. Let me tell you a few things about it – it’s compact and almost pretty, so easy to set up that my granny could manage and has come as close to saving my sanity as any equipment outside of a psychiatric hospital ever could. I was required to merge and print 3700 letters for an organisation that i’m involved with. This fantastic, unassuming wee printer did it all without one single paper jam and – okay, thanks to a bit of trickery from me but hey – on its original toner cartridge. It’s a wonder, a marvel and a little gem. I’m more than happy to call it my brother and wish my two actual brothers would do half as much for me.
  10. This review is from : Brother HL-2140 Compact Mono Laser Printer

    Startup time is a few seconds, its printing quickly and the results look great.
  11. This review is from : Brother HL-2140 Compact Mono Laser Printer

    Startup time is a few seconds, its printing quickly and the results look great.

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