Brother HL-5340D Mono Laser Printer – Does what it says on the tin.

A good value workhorse of a printer. I’ve been using remanufactured toner cartridges in it with no problems. Only issue is the duplex unit has started to give trouble with paper jams happening frequently. No problems at all printing single-sided.

A good value printer especially if you use the extra capacity toner cartridge – 8000pages. Print quality is very good and no paper curling. Duplexing works a treat and the whole thing is reasonably quiet during printing. Overall very happy with this purchase.

Good steady printer – but some language problems. As i expected this is a good basic black and white only laser printer. It’s a little quieter than my previous brother printer – but so far i haven’t had any problems with it (and i expect none). My only gripe with this is that it came with packaging obviously not intended for uk. For example there were no written set up instructions in english (dutch and french only) and it came with a standard european plug connection rather than a uk one. Of course neither of these are huge problems (the english instructions are on the cd manual and i could use the power cable from my previous brother printer) but they were both a bit niggly when i came to open the box. A bit better quality control is required somewhere.

  • Solid, reliable and economical – I would buy it again
  • Excellent printer
  • Does what it says on the tin.

We have several hl-5250dns in our office which have given us years of good service. Hl-5250dns are no longer made, the hl-5340dn is the nearest equivalent so we’ve been buying these instead. They’re descent mono duplex lasers. They an be connected by usb, network or parallel. We only use them for single-pc use because like so many cheaper lasers, the cost of cartridges is high. So as your print volumes increase you are better off getting a higher capacity printer because over the life of the printer it will work out cheaper to use.

We have several hl-5250dns in our office which have given us years of good service. Hl-5250dns are no longer made, the hl-5340dn is the nearest equivalent so we’ve been buying these instead. They’re descent mono duplex lasers. They an be connected by usb, network or parallel. We only use them for single-pc use because like so many cheaper lasers, the cost of cartridges is high. So as your print volumes increase you are better off getting a higher capacity printer because over the life of the printer it will work out cheaper to use.

Does what it says on the tin. . This is my second one of these (the first one from a year ago is still working fine and on it’s third or fourth toner). I am a teacher and use the printer for worksheets and printing old exam papers. The ‘booklet’ setting is great for exam papers – even scaled down everything is clear. With canon toner the image quality is fantastic, with cheapies it is still v good. Looking round the net it seems worth replacing the printer when the drum needs replacing – hence my purchase of the second printer ready for that occurrence, (probably after about 5 toners), when i saw the amazon price.

Drivers installed easily – set printer to duplex easily. Go it due to ridiculous price of inkjet cartridges (i don’t print much in colour). I want better ‘running costs’ – i guess ‘time will tell’.

One comment on “Brother HL-5340D Mono Laser Printer – Does what it says on the tin.

  1. This review is from : Brother HL-5340D Mono Laser Printer

    Would have liked to be informed that i would need a toner cartridge to use this refurbished printer. . Would have liked to be informed that i would need a toner cartridge to use this refurbished printer. It comes in a box that fits where it touches, so not original, not that i was expecting that, what i was expecting is to use it when i plugged it in. Now i have to wait for toner to arrive to see if it works, then i will have a toner thats opened non refundable because its opened, if the printer doesn’t work.
  2. This review is from : Brother HL-5340D Mono Laser Printer

    Would have liked to be informed that i would need a toner cartridge to use this refurbished printer. . Would have liked to be informed that i would need a toner cartridge to use this refurbished printer. It comes in a box that fits where it touches, so not original, not that i was expecting that, what i was expecting is to use it when i plugged it in. Now i have to wait for toner to arrive to see if it works, then i will have a toner thats opened non refundable because its opened, if the printer doesn’t work.
  3. This review is from : Brother HL-5340D Mono Laser Printer

    Bought this over a year ago and is still perfect ,, very good value for money and have not had to replace the cortridge yet which is very expensive. I have a small home office so print maybe 5 sheet a day.
    1. Bought this over a year ago and is still perfect ,, very good value for money and have not had to replace the cortridge yet which is very expensive. I have a small home office so print maybe 5 sheet a day.
      1. I was very happy with this printer. This printer has worked very well upto now but now a couple of times the paper has got stuck, i had to open it up and remove the paper about 6 times. I did some adjustments to the trays etc inside and it seems okay now, will see how long it lasts. But overall the printer works well and is very fast, the ink lasts a long time that i am very pleased about, i will never go back to a ink jet printer again thes lasers are the best.
  4. This review is from : Brother HL-5340D Mono Laser Printer

    I was very happy with this printer. This printer has worked very well upto now but now a couple of times the paper has got stuck, i had to open it up and remove the paper about 6 times. I did some adjustments to the trays etc inside and it seems okay now, will see how long it lasts. But overall the printer works well and is very fast, the ink lasts a long time that i am very pleased about, i will never go back to a ink jet printer again thes lasers are the best.
  5. This review is from : Brother HL-5340D Mono Laser Printer

    Solid, reliable and economical – i would buy it again. I bought this brother hl-5340d laser printer about 3 years ago. Connected it by usb cable to an imac (osx 10. 6) and never had any problem with it. It gives excellent quality text, (on both sides of the paper when needed). The toner tank that came with ran out after two years (or said it was out). I ordered a bottle of toner powder from germany to refill it, but whilst reading the refilling instructions learnt that the first thing to try is to plug the small glass windows in each end of the toner tank with blu-tack or plasticine so the laser light cannot pass through. I did this, put the old toner tank back, it started working again, and its still working perfectly a year later. I still have the new toner powder to put in when the old toner really does run out. Based on my experience i’d recommend this printer, no problem. On the downside, it is a big rectangular grey lump sitting in my living room. And when you print, you certainly hear it printing.
  6. This review is from : Brother HL-5340D Mono Laser Printer

    Solid, reliable and economical – i would buy it again. I bought this brother hl-5340d laser printer about 3 years ago. Connected it by usb cable to an imac (osx 10. 6) and never had any problem with it. It gives excellent quality text, (on both sides of the paper when needed). The toner tank that came with ran out after two years (or said it was out). I ordered a bottle of toner powder from germany to refill it, but whilst reading the refilling instructions learnt that the first thing to try is to plug the small glass windows in each end of the toner tank with blu-tack or plasticine so the laser light cannot pass through. I did this, put the old toner tank back, it started working again, and its still working perfectly a year later. I still have the new toner powder to put in when the old toner really does run out. Based on my experience i’d recommend this printer, no problem. On the downside, it is a big rectangular grey lump sitting in my living room. And when you print, you certainly hear it printing.
  7. This review is from : Brother HL-5340D Mono Laser Printer

    After research into mono laser printers this came out as a best buy some years ago. An excellent printer that we have used for a few years, it does exactly as claimed and has run without fault to date. Medium use for small business, accommodates printing of letters and envelopes, card etc. Allows tray or alternative feeds, with double sided options were applicable. Still on our first ink cartridge, what else do we need to know, recommended. Update: may 2016 : still going strong.
    1. After research into mono laser printers this came out as a best buy some years ago. An excellent printer that we have used for a few years, it does exactly as claimed and has run without fault to date. Medium use for small business, accommodates printing of letters and envelopes, card etc. Allows tray or alternative feeds, with double sided options were applicable. Still on our first ink cartridge, what else do we need to know, recommended. Update: may 2016 : still going strong.
      1. A very good, no nonsense printer, good duplexing function, quick in operation and not too noisy. Booklet printing very good with windows – but does not work with mac osx. No english language instructions provided – but available on line.
  8. This review is from : Brother HL-5340D Mono Laser Printer

    A very good, no nonsense printer, good duplexing function, quick in operation and not too noisy. Booklet printing very good with windows – but does not work with mac osx. No english language instructions provided – but available on line.
  9. This review is from : Brother HL-5340D Mono Laser Printer

    Bought a year ago and working wellhas had one day off when it refused to work but switching it off and coming back a few hours later did the trick eventually. Have had one toner cartridge that refused to work (out of 6) but wasn’t a brother onethe duplex printing works well. After a bit of printing the speed drops noticeablylooking forward to many years service.
    1. Bought a year ago and working wellhas had one day off when it refused to work but switching it off and coming back a few hours later did the trick eventually. Have had one toner cartridge that refused to work (out of 6) but wasn’t a brother onethe duplex printing works well. After a bit of printing the speed drops noticeablylooking forward to many years service.
  10. This review is from : Brother HL-5340D Mono Laser Printer

    My father needed a printer, i’ve had a brother hl-1430 for around ten years and still produces good printing, he bought this one which can do more things than mine.
  11. This review is from : Brother HL-5340D Mono Laser Printer

    My father needed a printer, i’ve had a brother hl-1430 for around ten years and still produces good printing, he bought this one which can do more things than mine.
    1. We now have 3 of these printers and one old one we worked to death. Good little printers which we load with different paper and labels (hence more than 1)reliable and do what they should do.
  12. This review is from : Brother HL-5340D Mono Laser Printer

    We now have 3 of these printers and one old one we worked to death. Good little printers which we load with different paper and labels (hence more than 1)reliable and do what they should do.
  13. This review is from : Brother HL-5340D Mono Laser Printer

    Does what it says on the tin. . This is my second one of these (the first one from a year ago is still working fine and on it’s third or fourth toner). I am a teacher and use the printer for worksheets and printing old exam papers. The “booklet” setting is great for exam papers – even scaled down everything is clear. With canon toner the image quality is fantastic, with cheapies it is still v good. Looking round the net it seems worth replacing the printer when the drum needs replacing – hence my purchase of the second printer ready for that occurrence, (probably after about 5 toners), when i saw the amazon price.
    1. Does what it says on the tin. . This is my second one of these (the first one from a year ago is still working fine and on it’s third or fourth toner). I am a teacher and use the printer for worksheets and printing old exam papers. The “booklet” setting is great for exam papers – even scaled down everything is clear. With canon toner the image quality is fantastic, with cheapies it is still v good. Looking round the net it seems worth replacing the printer when the drum needs replacing – hence my purchase of the second printer ready for that occurrence, (probably after about 5 toners), when i saw the amazon price.
      1. I haven’t had any problems whatsoever with this printer and can easily recommend it to anyone looking for a high quality printer. Please note however that, despite a tag to the contrary, this is not a network printer. The network version of this printer is the hl-5340dn.
  14. This review is from : Brother HL-5340D Mono Laser Printer

    I haven’t had any problems whatsoever with this printer and can easily recommend it to anyone looking for a high quality printer. Please note however that, despite a tag to the contrary, this is not a network printer. The network version of this printer is the hl-5340dn.

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