Excerpt: This printer is a good quality printer and is all that I need to provide for all my printing needs for my small business of 9 employees. I use it to print everything from pay stubs to business cards to advertising brochures.
I paid $200 brand new on Ebay with free shipping for HL-3140CW. I love it.
3 April 2014
Summary: I never bought this model Brother printer. Used item sale was cancelled. I bought the HL-3140CW new instead. I love it. I strongly recommend a Brother laser toner printer over any inkjet printer.
Excerpt: I've had this printer for about two weeks and absolutely love it. No problems to date. Easy to install and set up wirelessly. So far, it has stayed on the network. A great feature is the ability to set it on monochrome so if you do a lot of black printing only, you are not blowing through the color cartridges (which will be used even if your document is just text unless you set it to monochrome). Printing envelopes is about the same effort as with other printers.
Pros: Durable Construction, Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, Fast Print Time, Low toner consumption, Reliable, Sharp tones & colors
Summary: I've gotten by with a color inkjet printer and B/W laser printer (both HP) for a number of years, but I had an obsession to get a color laser printer (though I don't really have the volume to need one). Watching Amazon's offerings and reading user reviews avidly, I finally narrowed the list down to the Brother HL4570CDW. I already had duplex on my old laser printer and required it on the new color laser.
Summary: It's big and a bit on the heavy side. But its a great price and does exactly what I want it to do. I've never had network issues like I've had with other network printers. The cartridges are easy to exchange out and the printer tells you when you need to order a replacement cartridge before running out of toner. I've had this printer now for over a year. The start up cartridges gave me lots of life. The unit does well on envelopes and card stock.
Easiest color laser to refill the cartridges on! By far the cheapest to own over time!!!!
Tracy D. Hakimi, Amazon
3 November 2013
Summary: Great bang for the buck. Brother toner cartridges are by far the easiest to re-fill with powder, because they have an easily accessible re-fill plug on the side... unlike HP, Canon. etc, that have sealed cartridges and embedded microchips to discourage refilling. For about $70 on Ebay, you can buyer a five color toner kit and re-fill these on the cheap, which will literally save you thousands of dollars over the life of the printer, compared to buying new cartridges at...
Summary: However if you use non-Brother toner cartridges or to get all the pages out of your toners that you paid for, you will need to find out about the trick to resetting the page counters for each cartridge. Here it is: Open the front cover that exposes the toner cartridges. The "Cover Open" message appears on the printer. Press the "Cancel" and "Secure" buttons at the same time. You will now see the secret toner counter reset menu.