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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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Need to Print Fast? Compare The 3 Fastest, Most Affordable Black/White Laser Printers Under $300

If you are like me and prefer to spend your time doing more important things rather than waiting for your print job to finish, then check out these three budget monochrome (black and white) printers that are all under $300. They all print at speeds greater than 25 pages per minute, so if you have the same “NEED FOR SPEED” that I do, check them out.

Brother HL-5370DW Monochrome Wireless Laser Printer – $249:

Pages Per Minute: 32
Resolution: 1200 x 1200 dpi
2 Sided Printing: Yes (auto)
Brother HL-5370DW Laser Printer

Brother HL-5370DW Laser Printer

Standard Paper Capacity: 250 sheets
Connectivity: Wireless, Ethernet, Parallel, USB 2.0
Recommended Monthly Print Volume: 500 – 3500 pages
First Page to Print: Less Than 8.5 seconds
Size: 14.6″ x 15.1″ x 9.7″ 

The HL-5370DW is a flexible, high-performance solution for printer sharing in small offices. It offers the same print speed, input capacity and duplex printing capability as the HL-5340D, and it also features outstanding connectivity with its built-in wireless 802.11b/g and Ethernet network interfaces, as well as 32MB of memory. The built-in wireless 802.11b/g and Ethernet network interfaces allow you to share this printer with multiple users on your network. For users with wireless access points that support SecureEasySetup, Wi-Fi Protected Setup, or AOSS, you can automatically configure your wireless settings by simply pressing a button on your router.

You can also easily print two-sided documents as well as print professional looking documents, brochures, and booklets using the built-in duplex feature. This feature can help save money and reduce your paper use.

Samsung ML-2510 Compact Laser Monochrome Printer – $118:

Pages Per Minute: 25
Resolution: 1200 x 600 dpi
2 Sided Printing: Yes (manual)
Standard Paper Capacity: 250 sheets
Samsung ML-2510 Laser Printer

Samsung ML-2510 Laser Printer

Connectivity: Parallel, USB 2.0
Recommended Monthly Print Volume: ?
First Page to Print: 8.5 seconds
Size: 13.9″ x 11.8″ x 9.5″

 The SAMSUNG ML-2510 is a monochrome laser printer that can fit into almost any space. Samsung calls it “The most compact printer on the market”. It is especially easy to install, all it takes is just four clicks. It also has a jam-free roller system that can make printing much, much easier.

Clocking in at 24 ppm for A4 size, and 25 ppm for letter size, its printout rate gives other printers a run for the money. A resolution of 1,200 x 600 dpi will deliver clear and crisp prints, but the resolution is not as high as the other two laser printers being compared here.
Pages Per Minute: 30
Resolution: 1200 x 1200 dpi
2 Sided Printing: Yes (auto)
Standard Paper Capacity: 251 sheets
Xerox Phaser 3250/D Laser Printer

Xerox Phaser 3250/D Laser Printer

Connectivity: USB 2.0
Recommended Monthly Print Volume: Up to 4,000 pages
First Page to Print: As fast as 8.5 seconds
Size: 14.3″ x 14.5″ x 9.4″

The Xerox Phaser 3250/D is ideal for small offices where compact size and speed are a must. It has print speeds up to 30 ppm, a 400 MHz processor, a first-page-out time as fast as 8.5 seconds, and standard paper capacity of 251 sheets. You can also print on a variety of media including envelopes, labels, postcards, and more.

Save paper and reduce costs with “N-up” printing which allows you to print multiple pages on one sheet. When printing draft documents, you can use toner saver mode so solid areas will print gray instead of full black. Other advanced features include: Watermarks, Poster printing, Fit to page, Scaling, Overlays, Booklets, Reduce/enlarge, and Custom-size pages.

The automatic two-sided printing feature on all Phaser 3250 models can save you paper and money. You can also run your Phaser 3250 in Power Save and Toner Save mode and further reduce your electricity and consumables costs.


After looking at the bottom line functionalty that each of these 3 prniters has to offer, I think it is clear that if you are just looking to print, nothing fancy, no network options, etc… The Samsung ML-2510 may be right for you at a price that can’t be beat. If you want a few more bells and whistles, it seems like the Brother HL-5370DW edges out the Phaser 3250/D,  offering a few more options and a slightly lower price.


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