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Brother HL 4040cn – An Affordable Color Laser Printer

The Brother HL 4040cn is a color laser printer with networking capabilities. The printer is a great investment for small offices or workgroups within larger operations that require quality printing, but do not have a lot of space to spare. The Brother HL 4040cn measures 16.5 inches wide, by 18.7 inches deep, by 12.5 inches high. The printer has a maximum monthly duty cycle of 35,000 pages, and is recommended for businesses that print between 500 and 3,000 pages per month.

The Brother HL 4040cn has a three-color, LCD back-lit display, which walks users through the set-up process, as well as any maintenance issues the printer may have. The printer features 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity options.

The Brother HL 4040cn comes with one black toner cartridge (TN110BK) and three color toner cartridges—yellow (TN110Y), magenta (TN110M) and cyan (TN110C). The black toner cartridge yields approximately 2,500 pages at 5%, and the color toner cartridges yield approximately 1,500 pages at 5% each. Users also have the option of purchasing high yield toner cartridges—black (TN115BK), cyan (TN115C), magenta (TN115M) and yellow (TN115Y). The high yield black toner cartridge yields approximately 5,000 pages at 5%, and the color toner cartridges yield approximately 4,000 each at 5% coverage. The printer also has a toner save mode, which means you won’t have to replace the toner cartridges as often, which can significantly help reduce costs.

The Brother HL 4040cn has excellent print quality and has a maximum print resolution of 2400 x 600 dpi, which helps the printer produce documents with rich color and clear text. The printer produces color and monochrome documents at 21 pages per minute, with a first page out time of less than 16 seconds for monochrome documents and approximately 17 seconds for color documents. The Brother HL 4040cn prints monochrome documents at a much slower rate than comparable printers. The printer has a standard paper capacity of 250 sheets, which cannot be expanded.

The Brother HL 4040cn comes equipped with a 300 MHz processor and 64 MB of installed memory. Users can increase memory up to 512 MB in increments—128 MB, 256 MB and finally, 512 MB. The printer also features secure printing, which is ideal for businesses that require extra confidentially for clients, patients and customers.

Overall Specs:

  • Print Speed: Monochrome – 21 ppm; Color – 21 ppm
  • Memory: 64 MB; Expandable to 512 MB
  • Resolution:  2400 x 600 dpi
  • Duty Cycle:  35,000 pages per month
  • Paper Capacity:  Input – 250 sheets, Output – 150 sheets
  • Connectivity: 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet, Hi-Speed USB 2.0

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