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Brother HL-3045

Brother HL-3045
alaScore 81

46 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Brother HL-3045. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother HL-3045 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Brother HL-3045 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on

82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother Printer HL3045CN Color PrinterBrother Printer HL3045CN Color Printer

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (

Brother HL-3045CN


The two printers are built around the same LED engine. (LED printers work the same way as lasers, except that they use LEDs rather than a laser to draw the image of each page on a drum before printing.) Having the same engine gives them the same raw...

Fast. Ample paper capacity for a small or micro office or workgroup, plus manual feed tray

Although output quality is good enough for most business use, it's slightly below par across the board

The Brother HL-3045CN color laser offers output quality that's good enough for most business use, but its best points are speed and, to a lesser extent, paper handling.

Consumer review by: totemwolf (

Great Product


Very happy with the purchase. The set up was easy and user friendly. The print quality is great!!

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: JimmieMagic (

another fine Brother product for me


The Brother line of printers is always my go-to line. The economy of this unit sold me. My HL1440 is still going strong after 9 years and over 50,000 copies, I expect the same from this new 3045. There is only one minor glitch for me. It is necessary...

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: mcamp (

Great Home Color Printer


I purchased this printer because I teach a night class and wanted to give printouts in color to the students. I had another brother laser B/W and this was an upgrade to get color. I'm very happy with the printer... it has great prints and although it's...

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: tiredphys (

Good Printer


I am pleased overall with this printer. Most of our printing is black on white, but it's good to have other options.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: cpete (

Great, except for---


good copy quality, first copy a little slow, only downside is very high inrush current when going from sleep mode to printing. This is not at all desirable.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: BuddyB (

Good deal


It has worked flawlessly for over a year. I like it and would recommend it for any home office. Easy set up, wireless connection, and easy operation.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: dcmaki (

I like this printer


I went with the laser printer because my previous printer ink cartridges kept drying out. No such problems with this printer.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: demented hedghog (

It's a scam..


The printer comes with very little ink and the prices of cartridges are very high. The yellow runs out and now you can't print black and white pages. There's special mechanical dodads on the ink cartridge to try to stop you from reseting the ink levels...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Lincoln. (

NOT RECOMMENDED ! Go for another brand!


We continue to get error messages saying that we should replace the Yellow Toner despite the fact that the software is set by us to print BLACK ONLY! We actually did replace one cartridge (and wasted dollars!) well before we discovered that it was a...

Mar, 2014

Product Specifications

Paper Handling

Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4