Brother HL3150CDW A4 Colour Laser Wireless Printer – Good Economic Laser Printer With Surprisingly Good Colour Print Capability

I was looking for good quality output, automatic double sided (duplex) printing, reasonable initial price, low consumable costs, network printing and compatibility with windows xp, 7 and 8. Printer speed was not a priority as it’s for low volume use at home. After a month it’s so far so good. The printer instructions are good and it was easy to install. My printer is connected by ethernet cable to my router. The drivers were then installed on 3 laptops and 2 pcs, each of which has a wireless link to the router. Installation was quick and easy on all machines, it works well with windows xp, 7 and 8. Other configurations are possible, including fully wireless network and printing directly from smart phones/tablets, but i’ve not used that functionality. The print quality is good and the duplex facility seems to work well, no jams so far even using some relatively low quality 70g paper. I can’t comment on toner running costs as the low print volume to date means i’m still using the original toner. The printer is left permanently on as in ‘deep sleep’ standby mode power consumption is only 0. This avoids the need to switch it on each time it’s required, which is very convenient. The printer is quite big and heavy, it’s not the sort of thing you can just pick up and move around even if it was connected to the router with a wireless link. Mine’s located on a sturdy 55x55cm table bought specifically for the printer. When it’s in operation it’s quite noisy, but it can be set to quickly revert to silent ‘deep sleep’ mode. The only problem i’ve had is not being able to find a reasonable cover for it while it’s not in use as my home is quite dusty.

A bit of trouble setting it up using wifi, but it does what it says, clear print, great that we now have duplex, appears to be a solid piece of equipment.

This replaced an old b/w laser printer, and the difference is amazing. Set-up was easy, and the printer works off the home wifi, allowing placement anywhere in the house, and print out from a laptop anywhere – no net work wiresthe print quality is good, though we have not printed a lot of hd photographs, and have nothing to compare with. The double sided print is great and there are many choices of multiple page and booklet lay-out. Originally i had hoped to reuse a lot of ‘good on one side’ paper, and it is possible, though i have found that you have to be prepared to feed them one at a time into the ‘manual’ slot. Shortly before the expiry of the one-year warranty the printer developed a a problem with the attenuator, i think they said, but brother sent out an engineer, who fixed it at no cost, even though the warranty had expired by then. I was worried for a moment, because i was using non-brother toners, but that did matter in this case.

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  • It was incredibly easy to set up on both Windows 7 and OSX
  • Good Economic Laser Printer With Surprisingly Good Colour Print Capability

Excellent, but wifi a bit tricksy. Works well and easily, and produces good quality. If you use proper laser glossy photo paper, it can even produce results which aren’t far off a good inkjet printer – and if you’re an occasional user it won’t clog up and waste loads of ink every time you come back to it. The only issue i’ve found is that i don’t keep it plugged in, and every time i’ve come to use it i’ve had a little trouble getting the pc to recognise it is online. The solution to this has turned out to be simple though – the printer needs to be on and connected to the network before the pc. So setting up the printer then restarting the pc works every time. Of course, if you just leave the printer on and connected all the time, this isn’t a problem for you.

I don’t often write product reviews. However after reading lots of reviews and looking at lots and lots of printers, i finally decided to go with this brother hl3150 printer. I needed it for my home office, as well as for my family to be able to print from. Having gone through quite a few inkjet printers over the years, decided a laser printer would be better. Well after only about 5minutes of unpacking and plugging the printer in, i managed (without instructions) to connect to my home wifi and start printing from both our macbooks as well as our windows laptops. It simple and just works, could ask for anything more.

Features of Brother HL3150CDW A4 Colour Laser Wireless Printer + Extra Full Set Of Compatible TN245 Toners (Black 2500, C,M,Y 2200 Pages)

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  • Save time with fast 18 ppm mono/colour printing
  • Save paper with automatic two-sided printing as standard
  • Flexible paper handling with 250 sheet paper capacity and single sheet bypass tray
  • Faster and more secure 802.11n wireless connection or connect to your network via the built-in Ethernet or to your PC with Hi-speed USB 2.2

Excellent laser colour printer at a sensible price. . After researching colour laser printers for home use this brother printer seemed to be the best value and was 5* rated by most reviewers. Setting up was easy; i downloaded the driver software from the brother website instead of using the cd supplied to ensure i had the latest version. Previous reviewers had criticised brother for supplying a non-uk plug lead and only a 1-year warranty (rest of eu countries had 2 years) but both of these (uk lead and 2 year warranty) were now standard. The only minor issue was that you need a usb 2 lead to set up the printer initially, even if you then use it wirelessly thereafter, but that can be ‘borrowed’ from another usb device in that case. Printer is heavy and very well constructed so beware if you’ve unpacking it alone and it needs something solid to stand on. Lots of strips of sticky tape and plastic strips to be removed as part of the unpacking. The printer even does duplex (2-sided) printing automatically, which is amazing given its under £200. Cartridges are expensive and a set of 4 genuine brother cartridges actually costs more than the printer, but their cost should compare favourably with inkjet cartridges if you do a lot of colour printing. I bought mine at an attracytive price and carriage free from printerbase ltd, ashton-under-lyne and it was delivered by courier two days later.

Bought this to replace a brother hl5040 which i have had for 10+ years. I needed a printer that did colour and duplex, this does bothsetup was very easy. I have it connected on both usb and ethernet and i am very happy with the print speed and quality.

One comment on “Brother HL3150CDW A4 Colour Laser Wireless Printer – Good Economic Laser Printer With Surprisingly Good Colour Print Capability

  1. Excellent printer, excellent print quality. Prompt delivery and well packaged.
    1. Excellent printer, excellent print quality. Prompt delivery and well packaged.
  2. This review is from : Brother HL3150CDW A4 Colour Laser Wireless Printer + Extra Full Set Of Compatible TN245 Toners (Black 2500, C,M,Y 2200 Pages)

    The printers performance is very good. My use is low level but works when. The printers performance is very good. My use is low level but works when requested. Setting up could be difficult but was set up manually with the hour.
    1. The printers performance is very good. My use is low level but works when. The printers performance is very good. My use is low level but works when requested. Setting up could be difficult but was set up manually with the hour.
  3. This review is from : Brother HL3150CDW A4 Colour Laser Wireless Printer + Extra Full Set Of Compatible TN245 Toners (Black 2500, C,M,Y 2200 Pages)

    Easy to set up, wakes up automatically when asked to print, so no need to keep getting up to turn it on. As i run apple mac computers, i hope it will run a cleaner program for the rollers, unlike my previous canon printer which canon confirmed they do not support.
  4. This review is from : Brother HL3150CDW A4 Colour Laser Wireless Printer + Extra Full Set Of Compatible TN245 Toners (Black 2500, C,M,Y 2200 Pages)

    Easy to set up, wakes up automatically when asked to print, so no need to keep getting up to turn it on. As i run apple mac computers, i hope it will run a cleaner program for the rollers, unlike my previous canon printer which canon confirmed they do not support.
    1. Ordered on amazon warehouse deals at great price as wanted a colour last printer that will print duplex automatically. It arrived very quickly and was a hefty parcel. Very easy to set up on my imac and macbook. The usb cable doesn’t come with it but fortunately i had read this on previous reviews so had ordered an amazon basics cable to go with it. Plugged in and it automatically downloaded the printer drivers. Haven’t set up the wireless aspect yet as don’t really have the need for that. Cartridges already installed and will update review once i see how long they last but ordered compatible ones via amazon in readiness. All in all quick enough for my needs and built to last for home use for sure.
      1. Ordered on amazon warehouse deals at great price as wanted a colour last printer that will print duplex automatically. It arrived very quickly and was a hefty parcel. Very easy to set up on my imac and macbook. The usb cable doesn’t come with it but fortunately i had read this on previous reviews so had ordered an amazon basics cable to go with it. Plugged in and it automatically downloaded the printer drivers. Haven’t set up the wireless aspect yet as don’t really have the need for that. Cartridges already installed and will update review once i see how long they last but ordered compatible ones via amazon in readiness. All in all quick enough for my needs and built to last for home use for sure.
    1. Delivery took a while, but in saying that. Nice printer – clean & crisp.
      1. Good printer, cheaper toner costs. This was bought to replace my hp m252n which is a similar printer in class and price. . I bought this printer for £89 including a one time £10 discount on amazon, an excellent price. The price wasn’t the only reason why i purchased this printer. I did a load of research on printers, trying to make sure i bought something that had much lower toner replacement costs than the hp. The hp toners cost £48-70 depending on yield, and the compatible toners were still over £35 each, which is completely unacceptable for inexpensive toner topups. . Anyway, after researching around, i noticed that these brother printers (along with the similar models, such as the hl3140 and hl3170) have much lower toner costs, not for genuine toner, but for compatible toners. The reason being is that brother have been smart enough to keep the toner carts and drum units separate. Many printer manufactuers these days, including hp, keep the toner and drum in one neat package, so each time you replace the toner, your replacing the drum as well.
  5. Good printer, cheaper toner costs. This was bought to replace my hp m252n which is a similar printer in class and price. . I bought this printer for £89 including a one time £10 discount on amazon, an excellent price. The price wasn’t the only reason why i purchased this printer. I did a load of research on printers, trying to make sure i bought something that had much lower toner replacement costs than the hp. The hp toners cost £48-70 depending on yield, and the compatible toners were still over £35 each, which is completely unacceptable for inexpensive toner topups. . Anyway, after researching around, i noticed that these brother printers (along with the similar models, such as the hl3140 and hl3170) have much lower toner costs, not for genuine toner, but for compatible toners. The reason being is that brother have been smart enough to keep the toner carts and drum units separate. Many printer manufactuers these days, including hp, keep the toner and drum in one neat package, so each time you replace the toner, your replacing the drum as well.
  6. This review is from : Brother HL3150CDW A4 Colour Laser Wireless Printer + Extra Full Set Of Compatible TN245 Toners (Black 2500, C,M,Y 2200 Pages)

    Had a laser printer before and so far quite easy to use. Never had a laser printer before and so far quite easy to use. Hope it gives trouble free printing.
  7. This review is from : Brother HL3150CDW A4 Colour Laser Wireless Printer + Extra Full Set Of Compatible TN245 Toners (Black 2500, C,M,Y 2200 Pages)

    Had a laser printer before and so far quite easy to use. Never had a laser printer before and so far quite easy to use. Hope it gives trouble free printing.
    1. Printer laser hl3150cdw is very easy to set up for the first time and also. Printer laser hl3150cdw is very easy to set up for the first time and also with my bbox3,immediatly recognize. Fabulousthe price is very good for me for this laser. It works good and no capriciousi recommand this printer. Thank you brother for quality, and thank you amazon for your price and services.
      1. Printer laser hl3150cdw is very easy to set up for the first time and also. Printer laser hl3150cdw is very easy to set up for the first time and also with my bbox3,immediatly recognize. Fabulousthe price is very good for me for this laser. It works good and no capriciousi recommand this printer. Thank you brother for quality, and thank you amazon for your price and services.
  8. Yes the person using this printer is very pleased with it. Yes the person using this printer is very pleased with it.
  9. This review is from : Brother HL3150CDW A4 Colour Laser Wireless Printer + Extra Full Set Of Compatible TN245 Toners (Black 2500, C,M,Y 2200 Pages)

    Yes the person using this printer is very pleased with it. Yes the person using this printer is very pleased with it.
    1. Brilliant printer, excellent value for money, fantastic print quality. An excellent value for money printer, its fast, quite quiet, very good sharp colour printing, its probably the best colour laser on the market today for its price and the refils are not expensive.
  10. This review is from : Brother HL3150CDW A4 Colour Laser Wireless Printer + Extra Full Set Of Compatible TN245 Toners (Black 2500, C,M,Y 2200 Pages)

    Brilliant printer, excellent value for money, fantastic print quality. An excellent value for money printer, its fast, quite quiet, very good sharp colour printing, its probably the best colour laser on the market today for its price and the refils are not expensive.
  11. This review is from : Brother HL3150CDW A4 Colour Laser Wireless Printer + Extra Full Set Of Compatible TN245 Toners (Black 2500, C,M,Y 2200 Pages)

    Very easy to set up for the first time – wireless. Very easy to set up for the first time – wireless to my imac. With no further setting up, went to my ipad and printed document from it immediately. Have previously had a brother mono laser printer which also performed perfectly. Only changed it because i wanted a colour printer for occasional use – i was annoyed that ink jet printers use ink even if not doing useful printing.
  12. This review is from : Brother HL3150CDW A4 Colour Laser Wireless Printer + Extra Full Set Of Compatible TN245 Toners (Black 2500, C,M,Y 2200 Pages)

    Very easy to set up for the first time – wireless. Very easy to set up for the first time – wireless to my imac. With no further setting up, went to my ipad and printed document from it immediately. Have previously had a brother mono laser printer which also performed perfectly. Only changed it because i wanted a colour printer for occasional use – i was annoyed that ink jet printers use ink even if not doing useful printing.
    1. Wouldn’t work as wireless but nonetheless a good quality printer. Wouldn’t work as wireless but nonetheless a good quality printer. Note it needs to be conneceted directly to your laptop or pc.
  13. This review is from : Brother HL3150CDW A4 Colour Laser Wireless Printer + Extra Full Set Of Compatible TN245 Toners (Black 2500, C,M,Y 2200 Pages)

    Wouldn’t work as wireless but nonetheless a good quality printer. Wouldn’t work as wireless but nonetheless a good quality printer. Note it needs to be conneceted directly to your laptop or pc.

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