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.
Summary: I bought this printer to replace my HP Laserjet Series II that I purchased new in 1988. I doubt that I will get 19 years out of this one, however, it turns out to be a very good little basic monochrome printer.
Summary: I've only had this printer for 2 weeks. The print quality is good, but obviously I can't speak about durability yet. I have found one thing about it that annoys me. I keep my printer in another room and only connect my laptop when I need to print something.
Summary: Very low cost laser printer which is fast and has a good quality. Use this for low volume home or single user office printing and you will not be disappointed. I use it to print text, expecting high quality graphics from a printer this inexpensive would be foolish.
Summary: I am just using this thing at home for stuff I run across and want to print from the internet. For that you are good to go. Would I use this for a business? The answer is no. Like the people mentioned before their is some curling with cheap paper.
Summary: This printer works great as long as you use paper in the paper drawer that is brand new. I like to recycle my paper and use the back side, but this printer doesn't work well when used like that. First, there's no tray to feed the paper in. So even if you want to use colored paper (or whatever...
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."