A Peek At The Space-Saving Laser Brother HL-3040CN Printer

by erin on June 23, 2011

For a small office, it’s important that available space is used in the right manner. Small office equipment is suited for installation like the Brother HL-3040CN printer. Everyday documents – reports, presentations, brochures, etc. – are churned out with professional quality because of the digital color LED technology within it.

USB Dock

Hooking it up to a single computer is done by means of a convenient hi-speed USB dock. There’s also an integrated Ethernet (10/100 Base-TX) interface. This enables the machine to be hooked up to a network of computers so it may be shared by everyone.

Monochrome Pages

As many as 17 pages, monochrome and color, can be produced each and every per minute. This is because of the fast 300MHz NEC VR5500 processor. Because the first color page is ejected in a matter of 16 seconds or a monochrome one in approximately 15 seconds, there’s no need to wait. Now more than ever, time is considered gold, especially in the business or corporate world. A 32MB memory comes pre-installed, although it may be expanded to as large as 512MB for handling complex printing tasks. Other memory sizes compatible to be plugged into the 144-pin DIMM slot are 64MB, 128MB and 256MB.

Paper Tray

An adjustable paper tray (250-sheet capacity) can handle media sizes such as executive, legal, letter, B6, B5, A6, A5 and A4. These sizes are suited for use with the manual feed slot, too, although it’s also designed to work on thicker types of media and custom sizes from as large as 8.5 x 14 inches to as small as 3.0 x 4.57 inches. The manual feed slot utilizes a straight through path to prevent paper jams.

Compatible Media

Compatible media types are extensive, including paper (regular, bond, recycled, rough, etc.), card stocks, transparencies, letterhead, labels and envelopes. Texts come up clean and images end up detailed because of the optical resolution of as much as 600 x 2400 dpi (dots per inch) used. Brother has set the duty cycle to 25000 impressions monthly.

Standard Toner

Already included with the machine when you purchase it are standard toner cartridges. Each one of them (magenta, yellow, cyan and black) can yield around 1000 pages. Also included is the drum unit set to be capable of dishing out approximately 15000 pages. Installing new toner cartridges is a snap because the machine sports a top-loading design. With such, meeting your day-to-day output requirements need not come to a halt.

Toner Saver

Because LED or laser technology is utilized, one can enjoy reduced cost per page. Switch on the Toner Save mode to help trim down the use of toner and stretch your budget. The money-saving advantage doesn’t end with these features. It also complies with ENERGY STAR requirements so your monthly utility bills may be kept to a minimum. Power consumption is 8 watts (sleep mode), 70 watts (stand by) and 480 watts (printing).

Control Panel

The Brother HL-3040CN printer sports a one-line LCD and a control panel with well laid out buttons for trouble-free operation with toner cartridge. It has a minimalist design which makes it go well with other things already found in the workplace. It has a compact form measuring 16.1 x 9.8 x 18.3 inches (width x height x depth). A small office, which necessitates high-quality documents each time, will benefit from installing this machine.

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