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brother HL-3040CN Digital Color LED Printer with Networking

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  • Color LED
  • 600 x 2400 dpi
  • Up to 17 ppm

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  • Warranty & Returns
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The HL-3040CN is a fast, compact printer that produces brilliant color output at up to 17ppm in both color and black. It is ideal for printing high-impact, color brochures, presentations and other important business documents, quickly and affordably. In addition, its stylish, space-saving design helps save valuable workspace and complements virtually any environment.

The HL-3040CN also provides a generous paper input capacity, a built-in Ethernet interface for sharing on your network, and a Toner Save mode to reduce toner usage.

  • newegg Fast Color Printing With a print speed up to 17ppm in both color and black, you can now have brilliant color output faster than ever before.
  • newegg Built-in Networking Share the HL-3040CN with everyone on your network via its built-in Ethernet network interface.
  • newegg Brilliant Color Output Produce high-quality output at up to 600 x 2400 dpi resolution using Brother's Digital LED print technology.
  • newegg Large Paper Capacity An adjustable 250-sheet capacity paper tray handles up to legal-size paper and a manual feed slot is for printing envelopes and letterhead.
  • newegg Straight-Through Paper Path A convenient manual feed slot and rear paper exit provide a straight-through paper path for printing envelopes, thicker media and custom paper sizes.
  • newegg Easy to Replace Toner Cartridges A top-loading design makes it easy to install and replace toner cartridges.

Learn more about the Brother HL-3040CN

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Kevin N.
  • 3/14/2013 2:00:02 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: This price is amazing. Built in network interface (wired) for easy network use without having a print host. Great print quality. Warm up time is acceptable (about 40 seconds).

We've had this printer for a year now and the toner lifetime is impressive. It cost's about $40 per toner cartridge to replace, with 4 cartridges. They lasted me 1 year exactly for black, longer for the colors.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: What a great printer for home or small business use. We use it for our home and the print quality is great. The accessibility is great. Wouldn't mind if it was wireless, but there are easy ways around that.

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  • Kyle H.
  • 9/6/2012 8:33:55 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsA+

Pros: Easy installation, prints well

Cons: None

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  • Marcellus I.
  • 6/27/2012 4:19:54 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsjammed and wouldn't clear

Pros: decent color quality, reasonable footprint for what it is, price was good, drivers loaded fine

Cons: the unit had a several paper jams within the first few days of ownership, and then one that once the paper was removed would not clear the error code. This was to replace a printer (another make) that I had a similar problem with that had gotten past warranty. Decided if it jammed in the first week I wasn't going to mess with it so I returned it. NewEgg took it back and issued a credit, Bought a different make and so far works fine.

Other Thoughts: I use a decent multipurpose paper, 20#, 92 brightness that I have used for years in my office.

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  • Mike S.
  • 6/6/2012 4:17:58 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsHalf way there...

Pros: Prints fast once it is on.
Decent looking color.
Price isn't terrible considering reliability of Brother and speed to first page out.

Cons: LCD didn't work when it arrived, still prints fine.
Whenever it's on my APC battery backup switches on (transformer buzzes intermittantly). I have seen the B&W models come with rf chokes on their power cords, and it makes me wonder why this didn't. If it weren't for these two issues it would be five stars.

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  • Ian C.
  • 4/6/2012 8:46:39 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsA solid machine that does the job

Pros: It prints quickly and the quality is comparable to high-end laser printers that are much more expensive.

The printer is pretty quiet, and goes to sleep and wakes quickly.

I mainly print, scientific journal articles, many of which contain color images. For my purposes, it prints wonderfully. Full page color images print quickly and with good quality.

Cons: This printer does not have an automatic duplexer.

On OS X Lion, it takes a bit of menu jockeying to enable toner save mode. To enable this, from the print dialog, select Print Settings, expand Advanced, Select Toner Save Mode, and then click to enable Toner Save Mode.

Other Thoughts: I have no regrets about buying this printer. It replaced an HP inkjet that was slow, costly, and had a low print quality. I would recommend this printer to a friend.

The printer is fairly large and heavy (look at the specs) so it may not be the best choice if you have limited space. With my old printer (an HP inkjet), I would keep the printer on a shelf and then move it to my desk whenever I needed to print. Not so with this printer. It is too heavy and bulky to move around every time you need to print.

However, this is not necessarily a "con" because I would rather have a heavy printer that works than a rinkey-dink inkjet.

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  • Matias M.
  • 3/30/2012 11:30:19 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSize of the sun x2

Pros: It prints. :D
Still waiting to find out how much ink it guzzles.

Cons: If it was not for the deal don't buy this printer its an old school design out dated imo.

Other Thoughts: the ink is worth as much as the printer what the EGG!?

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  • Bruce S.
  • 3/24/2012 4:27:38 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat printer

Pros: Easy setup in Win7 for a peer-to-peer network. From all of the previous positive reviews it seemed that this is a fairly high-quality printer. I did not expect razor-sharp imaging from the LED lasers. While not photo-quality, the printing quality of this printer is just fine. It is better than the last 3 inkjet printers I have had.

Cons: None.

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  • Jonathan L.
  • 12/3/2011 7:06:15 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks like a charm

Pros: We got this printer for our office where we anticipate a moderate amount of volume being printed. We are using it to print labels, flyers and packaging/shipping information. The software was easy to install on every computer and the picture quality is sharp. We are very happy that we no longer have to go to staples to print anything for marketing.

Cons: I downloaded the linux drivers from the Brother website and haven't gotten them to work yet. However, I am not an advanced linux user and I haven't spent a whole lot of time trying to figure it out. I'm confident the linux drivers work if you know what you are doing, and I have yet to figure it all out.

Other Thoughts: The toner comes in black, yellow, magenta and cyan, and each are $40. How this printer ships for $150 and the toner costs $120, it's beyond me, but I'm elated with the price!

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  • Daniel C.
  • 10/21/2011 12:38:58 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Printer for the money!

Pros: This is a great printer for the cost. It connects as a standalone printer on your home/office LAN whether you're wireless or hard wired. You can configure all of the basic LAN elements, or just hook it up and let your DHCP configure it. It prints well, I even tried some photos which came out better than they really should for a color laser. Prints fairly quickly, with no artifact or blemishes.

Cons: It has limited RAM, though this is only an issue if you try to print large high resolution color images. Might want a RAM upgrade for that, but then if you want to print such images a laser is probably not the type of printer for you.

Other Thoughts: I got a full set of toner refills on (a popular online auction site) for about 70.00 usd, which included (2) black and one of each color and all four reset flag gears. Make sure you get the reset flag gears with the toner refills because Brother starter cartridges need that in order to refill properly. This is the most economical way to print your color documents, hands down! Great printer!

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/26/2011 8:23:23 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs2/3 DOA, lots of errors

Pros: Good print quality
easy network setup
Linux drivers available for those who refuse to bow to Microsoft (works with Ubuntu).
I do hope they keep making it and work out the bugs.

Cons: NOT user friendly... any error keeps it from working.
"Ghost" paper jams somewhat common.
Ink needs changed way before toner used.
many toner cartridges ARE DEFECTIVE FROM FACTORY and after putting a new one in it will still demand you change it

Other Thoughts: I've got 3 of these. Two burnt out immediately after first plugging them in. The first one was hit by lightning. Two repaired under warranty. These are good little printers but be prepared for headaches. This would be a good daily user with a more reliable printer for urgent and critical jobs. With firmware updates and better q/c on printer and cartridges, this would be an excellent value.

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