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Brother HL 3040 Printer Review

The Brother HL 3040 is a color multifunction printer designed for a small or medium sized office that wants a compact printer that still delivers quality prints at a fast rate. The Brother HL 3040 has duty cycle of as much as 25,000 pages per month, which make it easily capable of handling the workload of a small to medium sized office.

  For connectivity to a workgroup, the Brother HL 3040 needs only a high speed USB cable, as a well as a wired Ethernet connection. The USB cable for this printer can be purchased from computer and office supply retailers. The Brother HL 3040 is compatible with Windows based operating systems, including Windows 7, as well as Mac based operating systems.

The Brother HL 3040 can print and copy in black and white and full color through the use of four Brother toner cartridges. These Brother HL 3040 cartridges, which come in black, magenta, cyan, and yellow, are designed to produce a high number of pages, while still printing and copying with high quality. Each of these Brother toner cartridges is capable of printing as much as 1000 pages before needing to be replaced. The Brother HL 3040 is capable of supporting a page capacity of 250 sheets, and can print with a first page out time of only 15 second for black and white and 16 seconds for color. The Brother HL 3040 prints at a rate of 17 pages per minute for black and white and full color, with a resolution of 600 dpi by 2400 dpi.

The Brother HL 3040 is powered by a 300 MHz processor, and comes with 32 MB installed. This memory can be upgraded to as much as 544 MB.

Overall specs:

  • Print Speed: 17 ppm color and monochrome
  • Paper Capacity: 250 sheets standard
  • Memory: 32 MB standard, upgradable to 544 MB
  • Resolution: 600 dpi x 2400 dpi
  • Connectivity: High speed USB
  • Duty Cycle: 25,000 pages/month

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