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Brother HL-5040

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Overall 10
10

Over Ten Years Old!

MSCudd "MSCudd", Amazon
8 February 2014
  • Summary: I've had this printer for over ten years now. It's still printing beautifully! It's been an amazing purchase! Well worth the money all those years ago!
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Overall 10
10

HL-5040 a workhorse

Jobob, Amazon
12 November 2012
  • Summary: Admittedly, I only use this printer for light office use. I bought it in 2002 or so, I have moved it via car about 7 times. I have only used the same toner cart. that it came with. Nice black print. Seems to image stuff fairly fast. As I look at some photos in a printed page, a dark photo shows some horizontal striping not seriously ugly, but it is there. I would like to get a printer that works with my ipad. I guess this isn't it, but alas, I can't part with it.
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Overall 10
10

Bought 6 years ago and it's still rockin'

Philip L. Mann, Amazon
7 December 2009
  • Summary: I bought this printer 6 years ago and it is still working and I'm still on the first toner cartridge. Granted it's only being used for light home office use, but I would wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone looking for a good alternative to the inkjet money pit.
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Overall 10
10

"Almost 7 Year and No Problems"

Timbeka, CNET
22 July 2009
  • Pros: Incredible stamina for a printer. Durable, dependable. Toner lasts FOREVER.
  • Cons: Size is a bit on the bulky side, no wireless.
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Overall 2
2.0

a struggle

Jay, Amazon
27 July 2008
  • Summary: This HL5040 has treated its owner roughly. PAPER: It rolls every sheet of paper it prints, from cheap to heavy-stock resume, to the point that a 10 page document will roll up against the printer and jam the pages that follow. ENVELOPES: I've never gotten a clean return address on an envelope. It has wrinkled every one I've passed through it, or it catches and prints at a 45° angle. I print labels, and generally lose one.
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Overall 10
10

workhorse personal or small business printer

KTJ7 "ktj7", Amazon
5 May 2008
  • Summary: I bought this 5 years ago and print about 500 pages per month. This printer has been sturdy, fast and reliable, seems to be efficient with toner etc.
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Overall 10
10

Brother HL-5040 Laser Printer

terristaz, Ebay
3 March 2008
  • Summary: my company only allows personal use of a few specific printers. The 5140 is one and it is a great little printer for the price
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Overall 8
8.0

"Hot Damn: No-Jam Bulletproof Workhorse for Cheap"

garygladstone, CNET
18 September 2007
  • Pros: Never jams, Cheap and trustworthy, easy envelopes, Mac Friendly
  • Cons: Halftones get a little blocked up .
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Overall 8
8.0

The little Engine that Couldn't

B. Rosenberger, Amazon
15 May 2007
  • Summary: I bought this printer for business in the Summer of '05. For the past 2 years, this printer has been great! I use the second tray option every day, and usually print around 20 to 30 pages per day. The printer likes the paper in the secondary tray to be nice and straight. If the pages are curled even a little, the printer folds the paper and sometimes jams. It's not hard to remove the jams though.
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Overall 2
2.0

"Do NOT buy this printer!!!!!"

Lee Mortensen, CNET
26 June 2006
  • Pros: It can print on plain paper out of its paper tray only.
  • Cons: This printer is more than totally useless for printing anything other than paper out of its tray. If you want to print anything manually such as envelopes or labels completely forget it.
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