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Brother HL-3140CW Wireless Color Laser Printer

  • Up to 19 ppm
  • 600x2400 dpi
  • USB and Wireless Compatible
  • 250 Sheet Standard Paper Capacity
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • JASON J.
  • 5/5/2014 10:05:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsSo far so good (more...)

This review is from: Brother HL-3140CW Wireless Color Laser Printer

Pros: .

Cons: .

Other Thoughts: **IMPORTANT USAGE TIPS BELOW**

For printing quality photos...

If you pay attention to the proper settings before clicking on print it will make a difference also.... for instance for photos, set it on fine, 2400 DPI and make sure document type is on photo/image and use the selection of glossy paper even when not using glossy paper.

For resetting cartridge toner levels (if refilling toner yourself or simply to supress low-toner warnings)...

Open the top of the printer, then simultaneously press the "Secure" and "X Cancel" buttons. This will put the printer into a special service mode. Use the + and - buttons to scroll to whichever toner you want to reset. Each color should have three options which, I believe, allow you to tell the machine what type of 'new' toner cartridge is installed. Once you've selected the cartridge you want to tell it you're installing hit the "OK" button and will get an "OK reset cancel" type screen. Hit the up arrow to reset. Now you're back to printing in style!

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  • JASON J.
  • 5/4/2014 10:42:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsSo far so good...

This review is from: Brother HL-3140CW Wireless Color Laser Printer

Pros: I've been using this for a few days now and have printed both text and images.

Overall it was fairly simple to set up via USB, and the print quality I would say is decently good in this price range...with photos of comparable quality to high-end ink-jet. Whereas text is always very sharp and well-defined.

The unit appears to be very well built and reliable...it doesn't have a "cheap plastic" feel to it at all. And neither does it paper-jam which is very refreshing...making it a joy to use. And while on the subject, filling the actual paper tray on the bottom is very convenient to do, especially since it holds up to a robust 250 pages.

Basically, it's a unit that can just be plugged in, set up in 10-15 mins tops, and you are soon on your way with print jobs that are reasonably fast. The first page takes a bit longer to print btw, but successive pages come out faster...with only a moderate non-annoying noise-level while actually printing.

Easy removal and replacement of the cartridges is a nice feature indeed, you just lift up the lid and they slide in and out no prob.

Speaking of which, you can purchase refill kits online for *much less* than replacing the entire 4-piece cartridge pack (the most inexpensive solution as it only costs around $60). That would be my recommendation. Just watch some how-to vids on YT for refilling this model...it's all posted there.

Cons: No big cons here for this model....although a bit heavy and slightly bulky compared to an ink-jet! Just make sure you have a decent amount of room for it, that's all.

And no duplex, but that is known going in so not really a drawback. There's a slightly more expensive model if you need this feature (ie. the HL-3170cdw).

Other Thoughts: An especially *fantastic* buy if purchased on sale (that's when I grabbed it).

And I would *strongly recommend* reading/following the installation pamphlet* before installing it...because there are important tips to follow like shaking each individual toner cartridge vigorously before use (after removing the pink plastic safety packaging from it). This ensure the toner isn't at all clumpy from having settled since manufacturing.

Also, be sure to go through the config options for it in your computer's printer settings after set-up. Play around with them all until you find a custom configuration that best suits your needs...which you can then use as your default. It's all fairly straight-forward.

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  • James I.
  • 4/16/2014 12:25:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood printer

This review is from: Brother HL-3140CW Wireless Color Laser Printer

Pros: Inexpensive. Reliable(so far).

Cons: Size and weight (compared to inkjets or monochrome lasers).

Other Thoughts: Great laser printer for the price. I purchased this only because it was the cheapest wireless network printer available and was prepared for the worst. Setup is a bit cumbersome, as you have to scroll through the alphabet using the up/down buttons on the printer to enter the network password, but after the initial setup, you don't have to touch the thing at all. I've have this for about 6 months now and printed about 1500 pages, mostly work documents. No problems, so it gets a thumbs up from me. The status software is showing black toner to be almost gone and the color toners between 1/2 and 1/3, so that's on par for the starter set. It's not the fastest(for a laser), but I don't print more than 50 pages at a time, so it isn't an issue.
From my experience with this printer, I recently purchased a HL-3170cdw, which is the same printer but with duplex printing(was on sale, yay newegg!), for my parents to ween them off of inkjets. They don't print much, so it will be the last printer they will ever own. They probably won't even have to replace the toner.

I tried printing a photo, but as expected, not so good.

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  • Watermarc L.
  • 3/13/2014 10:51:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Wi-Fi Printer

This review is from: Brother HL-3140CW Wireless Color Laser Printer

Pros: It seems to hardly use much black toner. We have it set for 'save mode-economy', and its barely used 1/8th in 5 months. Clean prints for our small office workgroup. Can set it to turn the color off when printing as the default, look for tips online. Then can use color for special projects to save money on toner.

Cons: Occasionally it goes to deep sleep mode, but can probably be turned off. Deep sleep makes it seem slow to respond.

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  • Alice B.
  • 1/20/2014 8:57:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsso far so good

This review is from: Brother HL-3140CW Wireless Color Laser Printer

Pros: wonderful color and crispness. can't complain any at all about preformance. great printer for price I paid.

Cons: the method of getting this wireless item on the network seems very cumbersome to me. Tho I am not a techie person, I do know how to get a laptop onto my network. This printer being wireless I thought it would be the same as doing a laptop. But it isn't. I tried for several weeks when I had a few minutes to deal with it and couldn't get it to work and had to finally hire a local professional to come and get it on my network. Also I'm really not happy with the old style (at least to me it's old) LCD readout (grey bkgd with black letters). I have to get a flask=h light to see what the window is telling me.

Other Thoughts: make the networking simpler (better!) and give us a lighted display and it would be perfect. It would get a 5 egg rating if those things had been done.

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  • Mr. C.
  • 12/12/2013 8:49:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsForever printing

This review is from: Brother HL-3140CW Wireless Color Laser Printer

Pros: I am in absolute love with this printer. I bought it on sale and have been loving it ever since. I've always had inkjet printer but they always end up drying out since I don't print that often. That can get expensive with the cost of ink cartridges and the cost per page. I've had this for a few months and have printed less than 100 pages. With as often as I print, mostly online receipts and the list of things I won't have to change the toner cartridges for a very long time. The printer was less than buying a regular ink jet and the toner will never dry out. I'll be able to get something like 1500 pages before I have to change the toner.

Cons: Connecting the printer up to my wireless network was a bit challenging but got it to work. Since then I haven't had an issues with the printer.

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  • Alice B.
  • 11/29/2013 5:25:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbrother hl-3140cw

This review is from: Brother HL-3140CW Wireless Color Laser Printer

Pros: beautiful prints, doesn't take up a bunch of desk or counter space, fairly fast

Cons: setup and installation was extremely hard for me,but i'm not a techie at all. being wireless I thought it would be similar to getting a laptop on to my network but no no no they couldn't possibly make it that simple. I had to finally hire a local tech company to do it.

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  • Benny H.
  • 9/26/2013 7:06:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Buy

This review is from: Brother HL-3140CW Wireless Color Laser Printer

Pros: Inexpensive, functions good no jams

Cons: Prints dark at the top 1/3 of page....

Other Thoughts: Has ghost problems, New Laser paper didn't help
I'm keeping it because it was so cheap... But I cant use it for what I bought it for because of the darker top 1/3 of the print

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  • Paul G.
  • 7/17/2013 6:58:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat printer

This review is from: Brother HL-3140CW Wireless Color Laser Printer

Pros: This printer is great, I have it at my home. Colors come out beautifully and print quality is great for a printer with such a low price point.

Cons: Won't print 3 dimensional objects.

Other Thoughts: I didn't buy this printer from Newegg, but when I saw the reviewer's comments below I felt I needed to pop in. This printer is extremely well equipped based on it's cost. It outperforms any HP printer I've owned in the past (which is the only other printer I've ever had at my home).

As far as the first reviewer is concerned, the claim is ridiculous. I am the IT Manager at my job. all of our printers are enterprise level Ricoh and Kyocera's. the Kyoceras range in price from $1,200 to $2,000 and these are B/W only desktop sized printers (not much bigger than the Brother on this page). The Ricoh's are all MFP ranging from $7,500 on up to $36,000. out of ALL of these enterprise level, extremely efficient, equipped, printers. NONE of them will load labels from the tray!! why? I can help with that.
A: when paper is loaded from the tray it passes through a series of rollers that eventually bring the media to the print level. as this paper passes through these areas it is maneuvered through a lot of twists and turns. Labels are a very have media, the have ends that fold over and glue just behind them, the rollers moving this media creates friction and heat. So lets think about this;
friction + heat + increased thickness + glue = gummed up and jammed up printer. It isn't rocket science.

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  • Cody F.
  • 6/27/2013 5:28:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsBrother and Newegg is not the problem (previous reviewer)

This review is from: Brother HL-3140CW Wireless Color Laser Printer

Pros: I'm thankful that this type of thing is not too common because the review below is not at all fair and is hurtful to the companies involved and prospective buyers. Newegg has wonderful customer service and that is from experience over many years of many purchases (and Newegg also has amazing offers, freebies and other things all the time). While every company has its flaws (no one is perfect) and some time there might be a bad experience (which is indeed a serious thing) there's two sides to every story (and review). Of all the people I know who have used Brother through the years they've not had any problems that even needed customer service and the below review would be that except for not reading the details and not doing any research aside.

Cons: Please see other thoughts.

Other Thoughts: While I don't have this printer I want to write how unhelpful the previous review is. (I understand this might not be accepted in which case I spent a minute or two that will never be returned to me - oh, the horrible loss - but I feel that this is something important and whether it's accepted is not my decision) I find it really sad that ignorance is the result of bad reviews. Not only ignorance but claiming things that are false. Of course looking at how many users found it useful that should be obvious but unfortunately not everyone looks at that and looks at the overall rating (which I know I am boosting it but realistically there should be no review in this incident). The reviewer wrote:
"Printer is working fine BUT you cannot print labels from the tray
...
Printing from tray is a basic feature, if you miss a basic feature you should write it clearly."

Ignoring the fact the reviewer wrote somewhat contradictory statements for a moment, what is listed under details?

"Versatile Paper Handling. 250-sheet capacity paper tray adjustable for letter or legal and a straight-through paper path via manual feed slot for envelope printing."
I admit I am fairly blind (though not legally) but I thought an envelope size is more similar to the size of labels (most certainly a label is not standard size or legal size whereas envelopes have various sizes).
MANUAL FEED FOR ENVELOPE ...
High technical level they claim? Well I assume that does not include reading comprehension and it's really quite sad that Newegg is blamed for the user not keeping the box (and the supposed problem is something that SHOULD be tested right away - especially from an experienced user!) and therefore not being able to return it. What can Newegg realistically do without the box? How is it their fault? How is it Brother's fault or Newegg's fault that [you] didn't read the terms let alone the item specifications? If they did accept it it would only increase prices for everyone (just like "buying" a wide-screen TV for a weekend hurts others by way of prices)! I think that they are going to buy from another store is good because your review makes not one - but two - companies look bad and all out of not reading properly to begin with (and not doing what a highly experienced user would do before throwing the box out: TEST).

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