Brother HL3040CN reviews: Colour LED printer

88 customer reviews

This printer is a good all rounder.

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8.7 out of 10 based on 88 reviews.
Brother HL3040CN: A4 LED printer with and Ethernet. See full product description

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DAVID, Business user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to set up. Print quality is good
Bad points:
Price of toner
Overall rating 9.0
Print quality 8.0
Compatibility 10.0
Speed 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Jul 2013

Norman, Harrow, London Occasional home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Fast and reliable. Good print quality for text and images. First supplied black toner cartridge has only just run out after almost 18 months - should have been 1000 pages but suspect I've not printed this much.
Bad points:
Uses a lot of desk space compared to previous Epson inkjet. Even though have added the maximum extra memory to the printer it still suffers from occasional out of memory errors.
Overall rating 8.0
Print quality 8.0
Speed 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Apr 2013

Andy, Norfolk Occasional home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Network ready
Colour printing quality is much better than expected for a colour laser (actually LED)
Speed to first page is good and subsequent pages are fast - forget the inkjet wait!
Windows 8 worked seamlessly through "add printer" in the OS.
Bad points:
Driver installation a bit hit and miss on Windows Vista, 7 and XP - all required the full Borther utility download, then use custom install to prevent all the print manager stuff being added.
Quite big for a home office!
"Starter cartridges" will need reset wheels to allow refilling.
Overall rating 9.0
Print quality 8.0
Compatibility 8.0
Speed 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 May 2013

Mehmet, Frequent home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Easy setup. Can have static or dynamic IP.
Plug in to WIFI router to access from all over the house.
Good quality prints.
Cartridges can be refilled, no chips required - big plus.
Toner and drum counters can be reset via menu.
Bad points:
None at this time.
Overall rating 10.0
Print quality 9.0
Compatibility 10.0
Speed 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Jun 2013

chris, Bucks Frequent home user

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Cheap and great for plain paper basic printing.
Bad points:
Lasted less than 1 month. Fused decal paper on to roller, and Brother are saying this paper is not compatible and therefore not covered on warranty. On its way to the dump.
Overall rating 1.0
Print quality 7.0
Compatibility 1.0
Speed 6.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Jun 2013

Confirmed purchaser Frequent home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Value for money at the discounted price. Easy to set up. Clear instructions. Quiet in operation. Compact.
Bad points:
None so far.
Overall rating 9.0
Print quality 9.0
Compatibility 9.0
Speed 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Jul 2013

Stephen, Lewes Frequent home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Quick easy setup, ease and quality of use and print.
Bad points:
Won't be very cheap on ink and slightly larger than some laser printers but not significantly.
Overall rating 9.0
Print quality 9.0
Compatibility 9.0
Speed 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 May 2013

This Brother HL3040CN is reviewed on Expert Reviews

Product Features

Print technology LED
Connections Ethernet
Maximum paper size A4
Memory card slot No
Print colour Colour
Number of colours including black 4
Colour print speed (Pages per minute) 16
Black and white print speed (Pages per minute) 16
Vertical print resolution (Pixels) 2400
Horizontal print resolution (Pixels) 600
Height in cm 25
Width in cm 40.9
Depth in cm 46.6
Borderless printing No
Postscript No
Release date 2009-11-17

Also known as: HL3040CN, Brother HL-3040CN, Brother HL 3040

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