Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Brother HL-3045

Brother HL-3045
alaScore 83

77 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews of Brother HL-3045. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, 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 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 77 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 44 of 66 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (11)

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Brother HL-3045


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

Feb, 2018

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: 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: 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: SW (

Brother HL-L2360D


Very easy to set up. My PC recognised the device and downloaded the driver no problems at all. Very happy with purchase, strongly recommend it as a "buy" for any computer buff, home user or smaller business user.

The Energy saving gadget switches off when not used for a while - very, very annoying ....... I need to learn how to disable the "energy saving bother" once and for all. Going over the TOP on this one !!

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Frederick (

Brother HL-L2360D


Ideal printer for home use, fast and relatively quiet with the duplex capability making it economic.

No instruction book with it, I struggled to find out what all the buttons were for.

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications


Blue Angel certified: Yes
Certification:Nordic Swan, GS Mark
Energy Star certified: Yes


Built-in display: Yes
Color of product:Black / White
Display number of lines:1

Energy Management

Energy Star Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC):1763
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:120
Power consumption (max):640
Power consumption (off):0.04
Power consumption (PowerSave):6.5 / 8
Power consumption (standby):6.5 / 70
Power consumption (typical):390 / 480

Input Capacity

Maximum number of paper inputs:2
Maximum number of paper trays:2
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:50
Number of standard paper trays:2 / 3
Standard input capacity:250


Internal memory:256 / 32
Maximum internal memory:512
Maximum memory:512
Memory slots:1
Memory Type:DRAM


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Mobile printing technologies:Apple AirPrint,Brother iPrint & Scan,Google Cloud Print,Mopria Print Service
Network ready:No / Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

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

Other Features

Cartridge(s) included: Yes
DVD/CD printing: No
Mac compatibility: Yes

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:100 / 150

Packaging Content

Bundled software:BRAdmin Professional 3
Cartridge(s) included:Y
Drivers included: Yes
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Paper Handling

Custom media length:5 - 14
Custom media width:3 - 8.5
Duplex media weight:60 - 120
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)
Multi-purpose Tray media types:Bond paper, Envelopes, Labels, Letterhead, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Thick paper, Thicker paper, Thin paper
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight:60 - 200
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Folio, Legal, Letter / Executive, Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Bond paper, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper / Plain paper, Recycled paper, Thick paper, Thin paper
Standard tray media weight:60 - 120


Built-in processor:VR5500 / Yes
Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Yes
Processor:Cortex-A9 / VR5500
Processor frequency:300 / 800
Processor model:Cortex-A9 / VR5500
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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


Energy Star Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC):1763
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:120
Power consumption (max):640
Power consumption (off):0.04
Power consumption (PowerSave):6.5 / 8
Power consumption (ready):32
Power consumption (standby):6.5 / 70
Power consumption (typical):390 / 480

Print Technology

Color:No / Yes
Duplex printing:No / Yes
Economical printing: Yes
Maximum duty cycle:25000 / 50000
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 1200 / 2400 x 600
Number of print cartridges:1 / 4
Print technology:Laser / LED
Printing colors:Black / Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Recommended duty cycle:0 - 3500 / 1500
Standard printer languages:BR-Script 3, Epson FX, IBM ProPrinter, PCL 6, PDF 1.7 / GDI


Duplex print speed (Black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):20
Duplex printing modes:Manual
N-up printing:2, 4, 9, 16, 25
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):19 / 40
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):19
Secure printing: Yes
Time to first page (black, normal):15 / 7.2
Time to first page (color, normal):16

Sound emission

Noise level (ready):34

Sound Emission

Print noise level:52 / 53
Printing noise level:52 / 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:35.9 / 670.2