Great prints - BUT no room in tray to catch paper!
5 January 2008
Summary: I've had my Bro HL-2040 for about 1 year. I've never had any paper feeding, jamming or printing problems. It does a great job of printing. BUT... It's meant to catch 100 pages in the catchment tray, but it doesn't. The depth of the tray where the paper lands once printed, combined with how much the paper curls from the heat of the printer, means that you have to stand by the printer if you're printing any more then 30 sheets of paper at a time - or the paper catchment...
Summary: I would never recommend this printer. We bought three of these for a school where we worked and all three had quality print issues. They ghost-printed the top of the page onto the middle and bottom. Even after we bought new cartridges, the same problem occurred. I personally have a Brother HL-1440, which is a great printer, so I thought these would be just as good. I was embarrassed when my strong recommendation turned out so bad.
Summary: I've been very disappointed by my experience with this printer and the lack of service from Brother Corporation. The printer itself worked fine right out of the box. The quality is fine. I'm running Macs with OS X. The Mac compatability was a big reason for my purchase. My initial response was actually so good, that I recommended it to my coworker who also bought one. Problem #1: The rebate.
Summary: Lights dim every a while not to mention printing.(Brother says that 's your house not up to current wire standard!?) Here is what I find its electricity spec.: standby 70w; printing 450w. A similiar HP ($50 more though) standby 2w;printing 250w. If you have a strong circuit in the room/house,you are fine.I need to returned it.