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Brother HL-5240
6.2 out of 10

Brother HL-5240

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Reviews and Problems with Brother HL-5240

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Overall 6
6.0

when you already have full cartridges- a new printer is a buy

Ronald Minks "Ron from Texas", Amazon
29 June 2009
  • Summary: Our old HL-5240 worked great for three years and then died suddenly and completely. Plenty of newer more capable printers & printer combo's out there but adding up the sunk cost of three brand new HL-5240 cartridges waiting in our cabinet to be used makes the decision easy.
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Overall 6
6.0

Mangles envelopes

arkman, Amazon
2 April 2009
  • Summary: Just unpacked and set up the printer. Initial results on 8 1/2 x 11 sheets are great. Excellent quality, good speed, setup went without a hitch. Unfortunately, no matter what I do it mangles #10 envelopes fed through the manual feeder.
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Overall 6
6.0

prints good but not envelopes

Henry Vaughn, Amazon
13 October 2008
  • Summary: Except for always creased envelops, printer is just fine. I own three of the same make/model printers and Brother has not yet answered my email regarding envelopes.
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Overall 6
6.0

Poor envelope feed

D Darkman, Amazon
21 July 2008
  • Summary: The printer works as well as one might expect for a desktop printer; fairly fast; copies are crisp-looking and clean. My mediocre rating is for its poor envelope-handling ability. Envelopes come out heavily creased. The support document tells several things you can do to fix this.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 2
2.0
Options 8
8.0
Color and saturation 2
2.0

I fair piece of eye candy

peaceonth..., Ciao
19 May 2014
  • Excerpt: This printer is nice, but nothing too special. Firstly, what's most improtant is that (for the most part) it does it's job relatively well. It's of a nice aesthetic design and can be relatively compact in comparison to some other models I've had the experience of knowing.
  • Pros: speed, easy to use, clean design, double sided printing function, manual and verbal support
  • Cons: a tad expensive, a bid blurry, not the best for colours
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Overall 6
6.0

brother HL 5240

M J, Amazon
11 May 2014
  • Summary: the printer ordered was HL 5240L but I received the HL 5240 when I informed the seller they were very helpful and asked if I wanted to keep it and as I needed a printer I said I would keep it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not a long term bet

david starbuck, Amazon
17 May 2012
  • Summary: Having owned two of these machines both of which broke down within 2 years, outside of the warranty period, I would urge you to buy from a supplier offering an extended warranty.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 6
6.0
Options 10
10
Color and saturation 6
6.0

"Nuff Respect" - Brother 5240

newby2, Ciao
11 August 2010
  • Excerpt: Brother HL 5240 Most of my printing is done at work and I do print a considerable amount of letters out each day doing the referrals from the surgery. Not only does a single letter have to be printed out but also the patient summary from the system which can sometimes be 30 or so pages long and...
  • Pros: quick and reliable
  • Cons: little expensive
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Overall 6
6.0

Noisy 'Iron Lung'

Amazon Customer, Amazon
17 March 2008
  • Summary: Although i am generally happy with the performance of this product i cannot believe the noise level it generates when printing. I upgraded from an HL1030 which i have had for 6 trouble free years, hence the reason for opting for another Brother machine.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Options 10
10
Color and saturation 8
8.0

Brother HL5240 laser printer

marktomo0..., Ciao
8 June 2007
  • Excerpt: General & price: WOW, what a brilliant printer this is. Another great laser from Brother. I have had this printer for quite a few months now. I bought it for around £150 but the prices come anywhere between £140 and £220 from verious online retailers or some high street stores.
  • Pros: Good all round laser printer, loads of pros
  • Cons: very few, if any
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