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Star DP8340 RC - Receipt printer - B/W - dot-matrix - Roll (3.15 in) - 15 cpi - up to 3.3 lines/sec - capacity: 1 rolls - Parallel

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Star DP8340 RC - Receipt printer - B/W - dot-matrix - Roll (3.15 in) - 15 cpi - up to 3.3 lines/sec - capacity: 1 rolls - Parallel. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Opinions about the print quality and size are overall positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated. Many are negative about the paper handling and reliability, while reviews are divided on the durability.

price, performance, usability, size, print quality

noise, reliability, paper handling

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Star DP8340 RC - Receipt printer - B/W - dot-matrix - Roll (3.15 in) - 15 cpi - up to 3.3 lines/sec - capacity: 1 rolls - Parallel is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Star DP8340 RC - Receipt printer - B/W - dot-matrix - Roll (3.15 in) - 15 cpi - up to 3.3 lines/sec - capacity: 1 rolls - Parallel from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Some have doubts about the performance.


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This summary is based on the products: Star DP8340-FC Two Color Dot Matrix Receipt PrinterStar DP8340-FC Two Color Dot Matrix Receipt Printer

May, 2018

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A Great Bargain Fast Laser Printer for Home Use


Introduction If you are like me, you are probably here to find out what other people think of the Brother HL-2040 laser printer and to figure it out whether the Brother HL-2040 is a good printer or not. I will tell you why I decided to buy the ...

Super fast print job, cheap toner, small and compact for a laser printer

loud, it curls paper, it jams once in a while

Mar, 2008

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Give that Color Inkjet a Break


I had long looked for an affordable black laser printer as a secondary printer to my color inkjet. I found that a good portion of the material I was printing did not require color. I also realized that I didn't print very often, so the ink cartridge ...

Easy to install, print is fast and sharp, low price, bypass feeder

Bypass-fed paper must be held straight while being fed into printer

Jan, 2008

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Great for a cheap, entry-level laser printer!


I've been using an HL-2040 for about 7 months now, as my desktop laser printer on my office PC, and we purchased a second one around the same time that our company Vice-President uses. Considering you can regularly find these on clearance type sales ...

Cheap, good print quality, small and fairly quiet

Bad customer support, some driver issues

Dec, 2007

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Great, cheap laser printer


I bought this printer for the use of printing out 10-20 page PDF documents in a quick timeframe with good quality text. After a couple of days shopping around online in my spare time, I narrowed the choice down to two: a HP Laserjet 1020, or this one, ...

Fast, no problems, large paper holding capacity, CHEAP. CHEAP. CHEAP

Fairly loud

Jul, 2007

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Excellent for home and office!


Back in 2004 I purchased the Brother laser printer. I worked from home, and was printing more and more documents that my color inkjet just couldn't handle. At under $100, it was an excellent buy! I've worked in offices, with all kinds of printers. I ...

Fast, reliable, and prints well

It's not free or color

Apr, 2007

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Brother HL-2040


Well, I have been using inkjet pritners for quite a while now and finally got tired of buying ink cartriges that were going to last about a month for over half the cost of the printer.. So, I went out and bought the Brother HL-2040.. I have seen some ...

Great printer, not a bad price.

Only black and white, but didn't cost much either.

Apr, 2007

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A Printer of Brother-ly Love...


We finally bit the bullet last fall and invested in a printer that was more than thirty dollars. Yeah, I know. Time to grow up, eh? Well, we didn't have a lot of money, so we picked up the Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer. It was about $80.00 after ...

Speed, crispness of printing, low price

Some slight curling--nothing to write home about

Mar, 2007

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Great print quality, amazingly bad paper curling


I got this printer for $69 plus tax shipped. Even at that price I would not recommend it. The print quality is really good, no complaints there at all. It is also very fast and not nearly as noisy as other reviews made it sound. The construction is ...

Print quality, Cost of consumables, size, not that noisy

CURLING!!!!, Paper Tray Design, Build Quality, did I mention curling?

Mar, 2007

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Incredible Budget Laser Printer (Upd. 4/16/07)


My beloved Konica Minolta PagePro 1350W would need a new drum soon, something I didn’t want to spend 120$ on. I was looking out for an equivalent printer, but because of a few nasty quirks (most notably poor graphics quality and the toner reset ...

Paper Capacity/Handling, Print Quality & Speed, Intuitive Driver and Control Panel

None that stand out

Feb, 2007

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Pleased with Brother HL-2040


After reading "Some hidden details, Plus a full review" I went out and bought the printer at Dick Smith Sprinvale for $89 with a two week return facility in case it is in appropriate. Compared to the Samsung ML 1740 I purchased last year the Brother ...

Cheap, reasonably priced replacement toner,easy to install, quiet, goes to sleep after print.

Cannot find any yet.

Feb, 2007

Product Specifications

The DP8340 Series dot-matrix impact printers are designed for heavy-duty applications requiring maximum reliability at a competitive price. Each model is packaged as a printer module and separate power supply module in order to take up a minimum of counter space and make it an ideal printer for mobile applications. The included cash drawer driver provides a large reduction in system cost as it allows for the use of simple non-intelligent cash drawers. Additional features include two-color printing, one line validation, friction and sprocket versions, and models to accommodate paper from 3.25 inches up to 4.5 inches.


Certification:UL, C-UL, TüV, CE


Color of product:White

Dimensions & Weight



Print head life:70

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240


Country Kits:United States
Manufacturer:Star Micronics
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Star/Star DP/Star DP8340


Buffer Size:1.5




Type: None


Type: None

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 95 / 5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 95 / 5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 70
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 70

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows XP 32 Bit, Vista 32Bit, Windows 7 32Bit, Server 2008 32Bit, XP Embedded, CE, POSReady 2009, OPOS, StarIO SDK
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):7.95 x 7.87 x 3.86 / 8.66 x 7.87 x 2.64
Print technology:Dot Matrix
Wireless technologies:Wired

Paper Handling

Continuous paper thickness range:0.00276 - 0.00354
Continuous paper width range:0 - 4.5
Cut sheet thickness range:0 - 0.00354
Roll top margin:3.15

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:Parallel / Serial


AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240

Print Quality

Color:N / No
Maximum printing width (columns):40 / 60
Maximum Resolution:406 x 203

Print Technology

Print direction:Bi-direction
Print head:9-pin


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Duplex Printout:Duplex
Form Factor:Desktop
Language Simulation:DP8340
Max H-Resolution B/W:12cpi/15cpi
Max Media Size (Standard):Roll (3.15 in)/Roll (3.25 in)/Roll (4.5 in)
Max Printing Speed:2lines/sec/3.3lines/sec
Media Type:Blank checks / Labels / Receipt paper/Plain paper
Output Type:Color/Monochrome/Two-color (monochrome)
Total Media Capacity:1rolls
Type:POS receipt printer


Character pitch:12
Line spacing:0.157
Maximum print speed:2


Installed Size:1.5KB


Type: None

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows NT / Microsoft Windows XP

Weight & Dimensions