Summary: Great Brother HL_2040 laser printer - Works great - no negatives about this printer and most other Brother laser printers - Have Bought many Brother laser printers thru the years for business and home and think they are one of the best laser printers
Summary: For my home business needs, this printer is absolutely perfect! For the price, I get good quality black and white printing, faster and more cost efficient than an inkjet printer. Definitely worth the investment.
Summary: I was able to change the printer settings...and dramatically reduce paper curl. Open Printers and Faxes from Start Menu, select Properties for the Brother HL 2040, click Printing Preferences, then change Media Type to "Thin Paper.
Summary: The product serves our purposes well. I already have one, but the paper light kept coming on and printer wouldn't work. I just opened a brand new ink cartridge when that happened; so I decided to buy the exact same printer so I could use my ink!
The printer is difficult, but the price was awesome.
4 December 2010
Summary: The printer often (always) thinks it has no paper. If I insert a single page and turn it on the side, it often works. Despite that, the price was so great. A printer that prints at all for $40.00 is a bargain. The printed pages look great. I had a similar problem with that exact model. The one I bought was replacing it so I could use the three inks cartridges I have ($120.00 of ink).
Summary: Having gone through a multitude of printers, I can safely say that this is a pretty good printer. I would have given it 5 stars, but there were a couple of things that slightly irked me. First off, if you are running low on toner, the printer will automatically pick up on this and disallow any further printing. You can squeeze out about another 50 pages of quality text with by rattling the cartridge. This is repeatable with diminishing results.
Summary: - Is it loud? Yes a little bit, but it won't wake you up. - Does it curl the paper? Yes, but not enough to lower the grade in your term apper. - Does it work? Yes, it does work like a charm and uses very little cartridge.
Summary: This is a printer I would recommend for personal use based upon my experience with it and the planned usage I have for it. The print quality for map directions, being the most critical item I print out is excellent. Printing B/W photos from some of the emails I get, at 1200 dpi works well. This printer does not have adjustments for brightness nor enlargement/reduction. It does have a 250 page paper tray that is easy to load.