Brother HL-3040CN

Brother HL-3040CN is a Compact Digital Color Printer features Print Resolution Up to 600 x 2400 dpi, Print Speed 17ppm Black/Color, Paper sizes Letter, Legal, Executive, A4, A5, A6, B5, B6, Envelopes, Custom Sizes (3.0″-8.5″ (w), 4.57″-14″. The Brother HL-3040CN measures 16.1″ x 18.3″ x 9.8″ (W x D x H) and weighs 41.9 lbs.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Brother HL-3040CN Reviews

Trustedreviews reviews the Brother HL-3040CN and writes;
“This is a neat and serviceable colour printer, which is nearly as quick as its specification, is easy to use and produces good quality colour print. It’s a bit more expensive to run than some, but its secure print feature could be useful in situations where it has to be shared between several people who need to keep their documents confidential.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCMAG reviews the Brother HL-3040CN and writes;
“The Brother HL-3040CN provides fast color laser printing and decent paper capacity for its price, for a home or micro office. It is fine for printing text, but its color printing quality for both graphics and photos was sub-par. The Editors’ Choice Dell 1350cnw provides higher-quality graphics and WiFi connectivity, though it has lower paper capacity (160 sheets). The HL-3040CN may be the better choice for micro offices with a relatively high printing volume, but the Dell has the edge in color printing quality (particularly for graphics).”
Rating: ★★★★☆

User Opinions

Brother HL-3040CN User Reviews

Easy to set up
“I have had this printer about two weeks, and so far it is great. Install was easy on my network,with networking built-in. The print quality on both black & white, and color is very good. The toner cartridges that come with the printer are “starter” cartridges, and yield only about 1000 copies. So far, Brother direct, or Staples seem to be the only ones that have replacement cartridges, and they are expensive ($65+) for 2500 page yield cartridges, and there are four of them total? Have been able to print both labels and card stock from the regular print tray, with minimal curling. There is a straight-thru manual feel slot.” – by eds65
Rating: ★★★★☆

Easy to set up
“Bought this color printer after looking for weeks in store. Very easy to set up. The first sheet takes a few extra seconds to print but thereafter sheets print quickly. My personal need is not for speed but for printing large multi sheet jobs. Quality is very good – crisp colors. “ – by J. Devine
Rating: ★★★★★

Great Printer – when on Sale Great Price
“OfficeMax was advertising this for $179. Amazon was higher, but when I checked later they were at the same price. Bought from Amazon – Great deal. Very good quality printout. Reasonably fast. Good color – not inkjet quality but it is a laser and for the price what more can you ask for. “ – by TV Freak
Rating: ★★★★★

Very good for color office documents
“I got this printer at an incredible price on black friday and immediately got two of these. I was looking for a network color laser and this fits the bill very well with good text and graphics for normal document printing. I was also hoping this would be a decent photo printer, but this falls short for that purpose both in terms of quality at its highest resolution of 2400 dpi (creates very visible banding/vertical lines on both plain and high quality photo paper) and in color saturation & hue. I do print half page animal pictures for my kids and laminate them, which look really good after lamination. As long as you are not planning on printing proper photographs this would be a good buy, which stands true to the advertised use of this printer. “ – by Mr. Vijay Venkataraman
Rating: ★★★★★

I have owned four color lasers – this is the best of that group
“The print quality of this printer is only fair, but for business use it’s more than adequate. I’ve printed a set of training manuals, which have quite a bit of graphics in them, and not noticed the problems noted by another reviewer. Now it’s true that this is not a photo printer, and the quality of the printing is not as good as the Xerox 8560 I had, or various photo printers I’ve seen. But it’s fine for typical reports, slide printouts, and so forth. “ – by Billy Hollis
Rating: ★★★★★

Exceeded Expectations
“Works great. Came back from vacation and printed some photos on it just to give the in-laws a taste of what we saw. Pictures were printed on regular stock paper and came out pretty good. Much better than I expected. Not glossy and pretty, but fine for what I needed just then. Also printed some certificates I had which had various fonts and color graphics. Came out absolutely excellent. Easily as good as the high end color HP printers we use at work.” – by Frank Kilgore
Rating: ★★★★★


Brother HL-3040CN Brochure & User Guide

Brother HL-3040CN Brochure
Brother HL-3040CN User Guide

Features & Specifications

Brother HL-3040CN Features

The HL-3040CN is a fast, compact printer that produces brilliant color output at up to 17ppm in both color and black. It is ideal for printing high-impact, color brochures, presentations and other important business documents, quickly and affordably. In addition, its stylish, space-saving design helps save valuable workspace and complements virtually any environment.

The HL-3040CN also provides a generous paper input capacity, a built-in Ethernet interface for sharing on your network, and a Toner Save mode to reduce toner usage.

* Fast color printing. With a print speed up to 17ppm in both color and black, you can now have brilliant color output faster than ever before.

* Built-in Networking. Share the HL-3040CN with everyone on your network via its built-in Ethernet network interface.

* Brilliant color output. Produce high-quality output at up to 600 x 2400 dpi resolution using Brother’s Digital LED print technology.

* Large paper capacity. An adjustable 250-sheet capacity paper tray handles up to legal-size paper and a manual feed slot is for printing envelopes and letterhead.

* Straight-Through Paper Path. A convenient manual feed slot and rear paper exit provide a straight-through paper path for printing envelopes, thicker media and custom paper sizes.

* Easy to replace toner cartridges. A top-loading design makes it easy to install and replace toner cartridges.

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