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Brother HL-3040CN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 657 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the build quality and print quality. The performance and usability also get good views, whereas many are critical about the connectivity and paper handling.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother HL-3040CN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother HL-3040CN

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 46 user reviews of Brother HL-3040CN from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, print quality, performance, usability, reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother HL3040CN Compact High Speed Network Colour LED PrinterBrother HL-3040CN Colour Laser Printer Ref HL3040CNZU1Brother HL3040CN Compact High Speed Network Colour LED Printer

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Amazon.com review summary for Brother HL-3040CN

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 user reviews of Brother HL-3040CN from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, performance, print quality, paper handling

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73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Brother HL-3040CN

 

The Brother HL-3040CN, a color laser-class (LED) printer geared toward home offices and small workgroups, provides good speed and paper capacity for its price. We wish its graphics and photo quality were better, but the HL-3040CN should be a welcome...

Good speed and paper capacity for its price. Solid text printing. Password-protected printing

Sub-par photos and especially graphics

The Brother HL-3040CN provides good print speed and paper capacity to micro offices looking for a color laser printer.

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Brother HL-3040CN

 

A sturdy color-laser-class workhorse, the $299 HL-3040CN is capably fast for the price and ships with excellent networking utilities for small offices.

Inexpensive for a laser-like printer; fast for the price; excellent networking integration

Paper doesn't always land in rear output tray; heavy; printing complex graphics requires memory upgrade

The HL-3040CN is a robust color LED printer for the price, with reasonably speedy and economical operation. Though not the cheapest or the fastest we've seen, it balances efficiency and cost well. Just buy the memory upgrade up front, if you think...

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Brother HL-3040CN

 

If you are looking for a basic printer for your home or small office, the Brother HL-3040CN may be worth your consideration. This laser printer is compact, lightweight and offers 600 x 2400 dpi print resolution. Its monthly duty cycle and printing...

The Brother HL-3040CN printer offers excellent print resolution at 600 x 2400 dpi

This laser printer offers a measly 25,000 monthly duty cycle and a slow printing speed of 17 pages per minute

The Brother HL-3040CN is a basic laser printer that needs several improvements, such as built-in wireless printing and a larger monthly duty cycle before it can be considered a top printing device.

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Brother HL-3040CN review

 

The Brother HL-3040CN colour laser printer is cheap and produces impressive results with both text and graphics. But it's quite expensive to run in the long term, so, if you do much printing, you might want to look elsewhere.

Appealing design ; Good text output ; Impressive graphics quality ; Low price tag

Slow print speeds ; High running costs

The Brother HL-3040CN gets the job done and produces pretty impressive results in terms of print quality. But its low price tag is countered by its high running costs, so, if you do a great deal of printing, you might be better off considering a more...

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Brother HL-3040CN

 

A neat, LED-based printer with good colour and speed, though a little more expensive to run than some competitors.

This is a GDI printer, so it uses neither PostScript nor PCL printer languages. Drivers are provided for Windows, right up to Windows 7, and for OS X. Linux is also supported via separate, downloadable drivers.

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Brother HL-3040CN review

 

This colour printer is the first time Brother has used a row of LEDs rather than a laser to draw a page image on to the drum. This means fewer moving parts, which should extend the printer's life.

A competent but not outstanding colour LED printer. Its high running costs mean it's best avoided.

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Inexpensive LED color printer for home-small business

 

I think, It's one of my perfect choice. It isn't provide me a perfect work for Linux. But for my five months experience, it runs smoothly, no paper jam, no problem with anything. So if you're looking for hard-work home or small business printer, a...

Low price for LED color printer that comes with a Ethernet port. Fast warming and printing speed. Easy to connect for network working propose (Windows)

Ink cartridges easily run out. 32 MB of memory seems too small for big artworks. Difficult configuration for working well with Linux. Too big and heavy

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Inexpensive LED color printer for home-small business

 

I think, It's one of my perfect choice. It isn't provide me a perfect work for Linux. But for my five months experience, it runs smoothly, no paper jam, no problem with anything. So if you're looking for hard-work home or small business printer, a...

Low price for LED color printer that comes with a Ethernet port. Fast warming and printing speed. Easy to connect for network working propose (Windows)

Ink cartridges easily run out. 32 MB of memory seems too small for big artworks. Difficult configuration for working well with Linux. Too big and heavy

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Don't use to run more than text weight paper!

 

bottom line..if your not going to run card stock it may be an ok printer!

nice print color, comes with full ink cartridges. It has a small foot print and a fair sized drawer for paper, for the price. It does have a led info screen

IT wont feed card stock...even flimsy card stock must be manually fed, and it jams often even when manually feeding it..Forget feeding it (card stock) via the tray

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Half way there...

 

Prints fast once it is on ; Decent looking color ; Price isn't terrible considering reliability of Brother and speed to first page out

LCD didn't work when it arrived, still prints fine ; Whenever it's on my APC battery backup switches on (transformer buzzes intermittantly). I have seen the B&W models come with rf chokes on their power cords, and it makes me wonder why this didn't. If...

Product Specifications

HP Professional Glossy Laser Paper produces high-quality newsletters, reports, proposals and presentations. This paper is ideal for creating standout glossy prints. Create professional-quality marketing materials without leaving the office. Print professional business documents without having to leave the office. This thick, heavy paper delivers crisp text and sharp vibrant color images. HP Professional Glossy Laser Paper features a glossy finish that brings rich color and a high quality look to your documents. The two sided coating ensures reliable duplex printing. This sturdy 120 g/m

General

Media Subcategory:Photo paper
Printer Consumable Class:Media
Technology:Laser/LED

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:Glossy Paper
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Professional

Media

Included Qty:250sheet(s)
Media Type:Glossy photo paper

Miscellaneous

Category of Accessory:Printing media
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