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Brother HL-3040CN
7.2 out of 10

Brother HL-3040CN

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Overall 8
8.0

A+

Kyle H., Newegg
6 September 2012
Overall 8
8.0

A solid machine that does the job

Ian C., Newegg
6 April 2012
  • Summary: I have no regrets about buying this printer. It replaced an HP inkjet that was slow, costly, and had a low print quality. I would recommend this printer to a friend. The printer is fairly large and heavy (look at the specs) so it may not be the best choice if you have limited space.
  • Pros: It prints quickly and the quality is comparable to high-end laser printers that are much more expensive. The printer is pretty quiet, and goes to sleep and wakes quickly. I mainly print, scientific journal articles, many of which contain color images. For my purposes, it prints wonderfully. Full ...
  • Cons: This printer does not have an automatic duplexer. On OS X Lion, it takes a bit of menu jockeying to enable toner save mode. To enable this, from the print dialog, select Print Settings, expand Advanced, Select Toner Save Mode, and then click to enable Toner Save Mode.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great printer

Bruce S., Newegg
24 March 2012
  • Pros: Easy setup in Win7 for a peer-to-peer network. From all of the previous positive reviews it seemed that this is a fairly high-quality printer. I did not expect razor-sharp imaging from the LED lasers. While not photo-quality, the printing quality of this printer is just fine. It is better than th...
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 8
8.0

As expected

Ryan H., Newegg
11 August 2011
  • Summary: Brother comes through again, using several of their HL series printers(3040CN, 4040CN x2, 4070CDW), and they never fail me.
  • Pros: Color, cost effective, network printing, trouble free.
  • Cons: Not super fast, but for the price range, it's very competitive. Can't believe some of the other brand's PPM rates in this price range. Who wants to wait 15-20 seconds for each page?
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Overall 8
8.0

Home use, speedy service

Aaron Rossell "Aaron Rossell", Amazon
12 July 2011
  • Summary: So far this is a review of customer service-- I haven't purchased a USB cable yet so I can't fully test the printer. Although I will say it is a bit larger than I expected (I didn't research at all though) and a LOT heavier. Test page printed in a second. Awesome!
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Overall 8
8.0

I'm a fan of my Brother 3040CN

Jennifer C., Newegg
7 June 2011
  • Summary: I finally replaced my first toner cartridge - about 650 pages (444 color) and the color cartridges are about ready to be replaced as well. As someone else noted - these are "starter cartridges" so I am looking forward to getting a solid year's use out of the full size version.
  • Pros: Prints very high quality even without adding additional memory on plain paper - everything I have printed looks good. The printer is relatively quiet and works quickly.
  • Cons: When something happens that raises a message - the printer stays in an "on" state, consuming more energy and generating more heat. It doesn't go to idle after being ignored for 5 minutes - which it probably should. The manual feed door doesn't have any sort of attachment to support 8.5" x 11" pap...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great printer for the price

Dennis T., Newegg
26 April 2011
  • Summary: This is my first personal laser printer, and I went with brother both because it's what we have at work and after some research it seemed to provide the best cost per page for toner usage.
  • Pros: The printer gives surprisingly sharp detail and prints extremely crisp colors. Also toners provide some of the best cost per page according to statistics.
  • Cons: It gets pretty hot during printing, hotter than some other laser printers and can be a tad loud. Also it lacks automatic duplex printing, but no other printers in this range seem to have the option either. Plastic casing is not perfectly fitted all the way around, which doesn't affect the printin...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good printer

Richard Hummel, Amazon
21 February 2011
  • Summary: Good color printer for the price. Toner is pricey. color quality is good. Will only manual duplex.
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Overall 8
8.0

Brother color LED printer

Bob, Amazon
21 February 2011
  • Summary: The printer is an excellent value. Although it uses LED rather than laser, the quality is comparable. Replacement ink is high, but that is true of any laser printer.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works well for the price

B.W., Amazon
21 February 2011
  • Summary: This is by no means a top of the line toner style printer. I do not run it heavy and I do with is did postscript a little better but for what I paid for this machine is works great and as expected.
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