Brother HL4140CN : Not happy with vista

Fast posted, hi quality priting in white and black & color, power saver ,sleep mode , it used in network or individual.

Using the brother hl4140 with linux. . I have had a brother hl-1450 mono laser printer for about five years, it just works, actually it just works very well with the variety of operating systems used in our household (xp, vista, win7 and pclos linux), the best bit is that i found it in a skip behind our local doctor’s surgery and i have never bought either toner or a drum for it. It was thus an obvious choice to buy a brother colour laser printer when our old hp inkjet started to malfunction after nearly ten years of constant use. The hl4140 arrived within 48 hours and was pretty easy unpack and set up on our lan, i configured the ip address etc, via the menu on the tiny monochrome display. Loading the windows drivers and utilities was pretty easy but, predictably, setting up the brother on my linux pc and laptop was slightly more challenging as the brother cups drivers available on pclos’s synaptic server do not include this current model, luckily brother does support linux and rpm and deb driver files are available for this model on brother’s support web pages. I’m happy with the print quality so far, photographs are not as good as i used to get from my old hp photosmart inkjet (as expected) but you print them faster and cheaper. One thing to mention is the construction and build quality with can only be described as cheap, the front mounted envelope / non-a4 paper tray is a nasty and flimsy plastic affair which might not last long in a busy office or other professional environment, in a soho or domestic study it is only just okay for occasional use. The main plus for this printer is the price which at £135 through amazon is an incredible bargain for a capable, networkable colour laser printer. Recommended for soho/domestic use but buy with caution for office/professional environments because of the cheap build quality. You get what you pay for and you get quite a lot with this brother printer but treat it carefully.

I purchased this item after sourcing it on amazon and following a phone call to the company for more detailed advice about my print needs. The comany representitive was extemely helpful and polite and gave me accurate, knowlegeable information about the product. I purchased the printer via amazon and benefited from a discount from the company by doing so. The item was delivered the next day on their standard delivery terms. I have since used the printer for my daily print needs and it is exactly as the rep. I would recommend this item for large numbers of a4 printing, the colour and quality are excellent, both on card and paper. It also prints to a high quality on glossy or photographic paper if need be. The only slight worry for me is the cost of brother’s own original toner replacements. Here are the specifications for the Brother HL4140CN:

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  • Feature-packed colour laser printer ideal for one to 10 users
  • Extra flexibility with network connectivity making sharing easy
  • Increase efficiency with the direct print via the USB Host port
  • Reduce cost with longer lasting high yield toners
  • Easy install

Brill little printer still using the ink given 3yrs on.

Fast posted, hi quality priting in white and black & color, power saver ,sleep mode , it used in network or individual.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Brother HL-4140CN printer
  • Using the Brother HL4140 with LINUX.
  • Superfast in every way

Great printer quick setup just plugged it in to the network and off it went.

Beware if you have vista computers the driver install upsets the vista system i had a problem with all vista pcs not opening word 2007 and it cost me days of time putting the problem righti would suggest making sure adobe reader and flash players are fully up to date before installing hope this helps.

One comment on “Brother HL4140CN : Not happy with vista

  1. This review is from : Brother HL4140CN, A4,22ppm Network Colour Laser Printer

    Excellent, works well on both windows and apple, fast delivery.
  2. This review is from : Brother HL4140CN, A4,22ppm Network Colour Laser Printer

    Excellent, works well on both windows and apple, fast delivery.
    1. The best laser printer in the world. The best laser printer in the world. Brother is by far the best laser printer to purchase. I have a samsung and it is useless.
      1. The best laser printer in the world. The best laser printer in the world. Brother is by far the best laser printer to purchase. I have a samsung and it is useless.
  3. Bought this to replace an aging hp inkjet psc. Takes up more space but boy is it quick, and the quality is really good. We also have a hp laser, granted an older one and this is by far better. Build quality is a little flimsy so it needs looking after, but overall fair. A little complex to set up, so this is not plug & play, various parts have to come out of the machine but the instructions are really good. Software installation was easy. The supplier, blitz online, were excellent, phoned to say when it was going to be delivered and let us know about the cashback deal that brother were offering. It arrived the next day as well.
    1. Bought this to replace an aging hp inkjet psc. Takes up more space but boy is it quick, and the quality is really good. We also have a hp laser, granted an older one and this is by far better. Build quality is a little flimsy so it needs looking after, but overall fair. A little complex to set up, so this is not plug & play, various parts have to come out of the machine but the instructions are really good. Software installation was easy. The supplier, blitz online, were excellent, phoned to say when it was going to be delivered and let us know about the cashback deal that brother were offering. It arrived the next day as well.
      1. Its a goodprinter but a bit on the large size for our small office. The manul feed trays are very thin cheap and will break sooner or later. Easy to setup and network so that was a plus,.
  4. This review is from : Brother HL4140CN, A4,22ppm Network Colour Laser Printer

    Its a goodprinter but a bit on the large size for our small office. The manul feed trays are very thin cheap and will break sooner or later. Easy to setup and network so that was a plus,.
    1. Bough it to replace an hp printer which developed problems after a year. Early days but it seems a great buy at the minute.
  5. This review is from : Brother HL4140CN, A4,22ppm Network Colour Laser Printer

    Bough it to replace an hp printer which developed problems after a year. Early days but it seems a great buy at the minute.
    1. Fast and cheaper to use than some of the others we have. I would recomend this printer for someone with a small office.
  6. This review is from : Brother HL4140CN, A4,22ppm Network Colour Laser Printer

    Fast and cheaper to use than some of the others we have. I would recomend this printer for someone with a small office.

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