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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 29 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and print quality. The usability and performance also get good opinions. Opinions about the size and durability are different, while many are less positive about the paper handling and noise.

price, performance, usability, print quality, reliability

noise, 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 70/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 29 reviews)

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USE OF THE STAR DP8340 PRINTER

 

PRINTER WORKS FINE, VERY EASY TO OPERATE

HARD TO FIND PAPER ROLLS THIS SIZE, WHERE CAN I FIND PAPER

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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?

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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

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.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.9in
Height:3.9in
Weight:4.2lbs/4lbs
Width:8in

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Star Micronics
Model:8340FM/DP8340RC/FM/RC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Star/Star DP/Star DP8340

Miscellaneous

Color:White

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Duplex Printout:Duplex
Form Factor:Desktop
Interface:Parallel/Serial
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)
Technology:Dot-matrix
Total Media Capacity:1rolls
Type:POS receipt printer

RAM

Installed Size:1.5KB

Scanner

Type: None

System Requirements

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