Featured Printer of the Week: Brother HL-4040CN Laser Printer

March 11, 2013 No Comments

Last week, we first introduced you to our first featured printer of the week, the LaserJet Pro 200 M251NW which is built to deliver high-quality text and graphics, has a fast printing speed and first page out, can be connected through Ethernet and Wi-Fi, which makes it one of the top choices when buying a printing equipment for your working environment.

This week, we’ll introduce another astounding printer that stands out from the rest of the other printing equipment. This time though, the printer that will feature is under the brand name Brother, “one of the premier providers of products for the home, home office and office”, the Brother HL-4040CN.

Featured Printer:  Brother HL-4040CN

Brother HL-4040CN

Brother HL-4040CN Color Laser Printer

Product Details / Printer Specification (Source: Brother-USA):

  • Print Technology: Color Laser Technology
  • Max. Black Print Speed (ppm): 21ppm Black | Max. Color Print Speed (ppm): 21ppm Color
  • First Time to Print Speed: Less than 16 sec (black) / 17 sec. (color)
  • Max. Monthly Duty Cycle: 35,000 pages | Recommended Monthly Print Volume: 500 to 3,000 pages
  • Print Resolution (maximum dpi): Up to 2400 x 600 dpi
  • Standard Paper Capacity (sheets): 250-Sheet Input Capacity
  • Multi-purpose Tray Capacity: 50-Sheet Multi-purpose Tray
  • Standard Interface(s): 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet and Hi-Speed USB 2.0
  • USB Direct Interface / PictBridge: Yes/Yes
  • Printer Driver Compatibility: Windows® & Mac OS® & Linux
  • Emulation(s): PCL6
  • Secure Printing: Yes
  • Network-Ready: Yes
  • Power Consumption – Sleep/Ready/Printing: 20W/85W/510W
  • Unit Dimensions (W”xD”xH”): 16.5″ x 18.7″ x 12.5″
  • Warranty: 1 Year Limited

The Brother HL-4040CN laser printer is a high speed color laser printer designed for small offices or desktop use, primarily offers fast printing speeds and outstanding print quality that can deliver “high-impact color reports, brochures, and presentations right from your desktop, or, using its built-in front-panel USB Direct Interface, directly from a USB Flash Memory drive.”

CNET Reviews stated that the Brother HL-4040CN as a color laser printer with “great print quality; USB port for cameras and flash drives; network-ready; reprint, direct-print, and secure print features are useful.” Although the popular review site, commented on its printing speed when it comes to black printouts, saying, “black print speeds are on the slow side; input paper capacity is not expandable; no optional duplexer available.” But all in all, it received a 7.4 rating from CNET and a overview that states: “Despite its lagging black print speeds, the Brother HL-4040CN does a lot of things right and makes a compelling color laser printer for small offices or workgroups.”

The Brother HL-4040CN simply is a wise choice for small offices and home, in mind that it is also capable of network connectivity features. And even though, it doesn’t have an expandable input paper capacity, it has a 35,000 pages monthly volume cycle, just a perfect estimation for the document output that the home and small offices have.

The Brother HL-4040CN uses replacement cartridges Brother TN110BK, Brother TN110C, Brother TN110M and Brother TN110Y. It also has a separate drum cartridge, the Brother DR110CL.

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