I’ve had this a few months now & certainly no complaints so far. Performing brilliantly and consistently. Possibly a little larger footprint than most common colour printers so take this into account with the space that you have. Absolutely no problem for me. Feeds well, not one jam or misfeed yet. Can also be used for mono but make sure you change the setting in properties to save your colour cartridges – but this is done very quickly and easily.
Great printer and you are not forced into using brother cartridges. Excellent value for money and slashed our printing costs.
It’s a pretty massive unit, but once it’s on the network (i make use of homeplugs to do so without awful wires) it’s really useful. For the price it’s fantastic, i assume because people would rather have wi-fi printers. But with a homeplug that keeps the plug useful, it makes no odds. I love being able to print from any room without having to go through any hassle.
- Solid, fast printing, very expensive consumables
- It arrived safely and it’s HEAVY
- Bargain basement colour printing!
Spent ages looking for a laser printer to replace ink jet printer. Biggest part of decision to purchase this one were the good reviews, and the (relatively) low cost of replacement toner. At the time of purchase the replacement toners were cheaper than comparable manufacturers. On the down side i can’t get it to work wirelessly, but had a spare lead to connect to lap top so no drama. The printer is german of origin, so instructions were useless. Registration for warranty could not complete on line, and help team were not too helpful. On the plus side, it has connected and worked first time, the printer capacity and quality are brilliant for my needs (small business and kids homework).
Just could not load the printer drvers and brother and microsoft help lines were an absolute waste of time. In the end an it friend was able to delve into the software and after a few hours of sweat managed to get the drivers loaded. Now the printer is up and running it seems to be very good – however only time will tell as too how long the toners last.
Features of Brother HL3040CN Compact High Speed Network Colour LED Printer
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- Space saving, reliable and fully featured colour printer
- Fast mono and colour print speeds of 16ppm
- Network ready
- Large 250 sheet paper tray
- Built-in LCD screen
Solid, fast printing, very expensive consumables. I bought this printer thinking that i was picking up a bargain and on the whole, i really like it – it’s fast, the print quality is good and for a shade under £[ you can’t complain. My experience has been marred, however, by a couple of issues, which is why i give it 3 stars, not 5. Firstly, i was led to believe that the printer shipped with toner cartridges that were 50% capacity, yet the black one ran out after about 700 pages. And these were pages printer with toner save active. I replaced it with a cartridge rated for 2,200 pages and after only a few hundred more pages (again on toner save) we’re down to just over 50%, this is very worrying when the cartridges cost about £ all in to replace. Secondly, faults with the toner level reporting (the magenta and cyan cartridges demanded replacement despite showing 30% remaining). This is probably my inexperience with modern/colour laser printers, but i just didn’t expected it to shut down shop completely until the toner was replaced. My old lexmark just kept on trucking until the pages came out blank, which was fine by me. I can’t tell you how annoying it is at 8. ]
Fantastic colour laser printer at a very affordable price. I have previously owned brother colour laser printers and was always happy with them. This one is lighter and cheaper than my last one (hl-4040cn) and is highly recommended.Easy to network and maintain via browser access.