Summary: This is by far the best printer I have ever owned. It is fast, reliable and is packed with GREAT features. My favorites are duplex printing and of course, COLOR. I am also very impressed with the long lifetime of the component parts, and the estimated 2500 page lifetime of the toner cartridges. Replacing and refilling toner cartridges is inexpensive and remarkably easy too.
Summary: I should mention I also own a Brother 5250DN, a HP 2600n, a zebra 2844 thermal printer, and a canon MP210 inkjet. Each has a purpose in my office. The Brother 4070CDW is great, I had been using the 5250DN for manual duplexing, I didn't know what I had been missing! The automatic duplexing feature work perfectly the back and front are 100% lined up from the first print to the 100th print (a problem I had with manual duplexing).
Summary: First, let me say that I have some experience with Brother laser printers. I am a Technology Resource Teacher at my school and have a classroom. Printing quite a bit and a fair amount in color and duplex I prefer to not make the journey to our common networked HPs, which cost >1K and don't do duplex either. In my room I have a Canon MFC for scanning and copying and a Brother HL-4040 for color and duplex printing.
Summary: We have had our printer for a little over four months now, and just replaced the first B&W toner cartridge. 3300 pages (B&W) from the cartidge that was shipped with it! The printer replaces two HP ink jet printers - we are a two-teacher family - and we'll never go back! The wireless interface took about an hour to set up on our first computer (we're teachers, remember, not IT experts!), but adding another PC and two laptops was a snap after that.
Summary: I decided to look at a color laser printer because I did not use my inkjet printer very often and it seemed that whenever I needed it, the printheads would be clogged and I'd have to struggle with cleaning the heads, which uses ink, and after a while, it got to be where I could not get it to print at all. With a laser, I could let it sit a month, and it would be ready to go whenever I needed it.
Summary: It came with 99% of its life still there. It works flawlessly. It cost less than the toner would have cost, if I had to buy it at the time. All of the computers in my house can access it without going through a computer I would have had to leave on. It prints in booklet form, as well as duplex. At this time, I have nothing negative to say about it.
Advanced Color Settings and Great Customer Service !!!
Ocean Blue, Amazon
17 June 2009
Summary: I just got my HL-4070CDW today & I'm in love with it already. The reason I'm writing is that I almost did NOT buy this printer because of the reviews that claim the colors are not adequate. I'm glad I made the purchase !!! Although I did not purchase this printer for color photos (my application is home business letters with color letterhead), I just HAD to test the colors when I received this printer.
Summary: I purchased this printer for my office. We immediately put it to the test with over 1000 color prints. I am very impressed with the speed and quality of the prints. It accuratley prints 19-22 pages per minute in bold color. After 1000 prints, the ink cartridges are still showing "Full". I priced/shopped around for the best printer with the cheapest Refill ink cartridges available, and this is the machine!
Summary: We needed a printer to print a fairly large volume of B&W and color notes and slides for my wife, who is in vet school. My Canon iP6000D, which is a great photo printer by the way, just wasn't cutting it speed-wise, since she prints maybe 100 pages of color notes a week, usually all at once. Ink was killing us, too. So, I knew we needed a color laser printer with built-in duplex, which cuts down on the number of pages she has to pack around.