Decent replacement for the older 3040, takes same toner.
2 August 2014
Summary: This replaces an earlier model that simply quit printing with any kind of accuracy, but I had plenty of toner left and it was compatible. So far it's been lovely as a replacement. I do lots of labels and special finish papers for cards and it's handled all of them besides the mundane printing of everyday stuff from both our Mac and Windows computers.
Summary: I've had the printer for a little over a little under a year now and I have to say this has been a real lemon. I've used brother printers for some time and always favored them when I've needed to buy a printer and so when I opened a small business in which 1 needed a color laser printer I opted for this one. Initially the printer worked as is should but after a very short period of time, I got a warning that I needed to replace the black in toner.
Summary: I have been using this printer as my backup color printer for over 16 months. The original color cartridges lasted the full 16 months because I only print about a dozen sheets a month in color. I just went to change my cartridges for the first time (cost me $200 for new Brother OEM cartridges) and the release button on the Yellow drum broke so I cannot replace the yellow cartridge.
Summary: For the price and size, this printer has excellent quality. Replacing cartridges is a little expensive, but that will be true of any printer. I have another Brother black-and-white printer that I use as my workhorse - most of what I print is just text. When I specifically need to print in color, I switch to this model.
Summary: I have had this printer for almost 2 years now and it has worked just fine. Still on original toner, but I print very seldom, which is why this is the perfect printer for me. Inkjets were a problem because I print so seldom the cartridges would always dry out. Today I did finally have to do the cartridge reset that everyone has talked about. Seems to still be printing fine. This printer is a very good value, lots of features and good quality printing for the money.
Great printer. Everything I hoped for when I bought it.
18 December 2011
Summary: I got this about 1.5 years ago, and we've pumped through almost 5000 pages, mostly B&W. I'm very happy with it. Black & White text looks very professional and crisp. Color is great for graphics. It's not a photo printer, though. But it's not intended to be. But I'm still very happy with the quality of the color images. It works great on my wi-fi network, but my GF was having a few problems, so I plugged it directly into her computer with USB.
Summary: The printer was easy to set up and install on all printers. I use it attached to the home network with an ethernet cable, and it has had no problems whatsoever. The print quality is outstanding.
Summary: This is a great light to medium duty laser printer. I use one in the office that prints about 200 full color pages per week. I also have the same model in my home office that rarely gets used. Both machines perform flawlessly every time.