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Brother HL-3045

Brother HL-3045
alaScore 80

46 reviews

Jun, 2018

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 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Brother HL-3045

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Brother HL-3045 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

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

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

Jun, 2018

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

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 (brother-usa.com)

Great Product

 

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

Jan, 2013

Consumer review (brother-usa.com)

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 (brother-usa.com)

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 (brother-usa.com)

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 (brother-usa.com)

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 (brother-usa.com)

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 (brother-usa.com)

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 (productreview.com.au)

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 (productreview.com.au)

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
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Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:White
Display:LCD

Energy Management

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:120
Power consumption (PowerSave):8
Power consumption (standby):70
Power consumption (typical):480

Input Capacity

Maximum number of paper inputs:2
Maximum number of paper trays:2
Number of standard paper trays:2
Standard input capacity:250

Memory

Internal memory:32
Maximum internal memory:512
Maximum memory:512
Memory slots:1
Memory Type:DRAM

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Network ready: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80

Other Features

DVD/CD printing: No
Mac compatibility: Yes

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:100

Packaging Content

Drivers included: Yes

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5, B6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Bond paper, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper

Performance

Built-in processor:VR5500
Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Processor:VR5500
Processor frequency:300
Processor model:VR5500
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:120
Power consumption (PowerSave):8
Power consumption (standby):70
Power consumption (typical):480

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Duplex printing: No
Economical printing: Yes
Maximum duty cycle:25000
Maximum Resolution:2400 x 600
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:LED
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Recommended duty cycle:1500
Standard printer languages:GDI

Printing

Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):19
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):19
Time to first page (black, normal):15
Time to first page (color, normal):16

Sound Emission

Print noise level:53
Printing noise level:53
Standby acoustic emission:30

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.1 x 18.3 x 9.84
Package dimensions (WxDxH):24.7 x 21.9 x 18.1
Package weight:776
Weight:670.2