Brother HL-4070CDW

Brother HL-4070CDW is a Color Laser Printer features Print Resolution Up to 2400 x 600 dpi, Print Speed 21ppm Color/Black, Paper Sizes Letter, Legal, Executive, A4, A5, A6, B5, B6, Envelopes, Custom Sizes (2.75-8.5″ (w), 4.57-14″ (l)). The Brother HL-4070CDW measures 16.5″ x 18.7″ x 12.5″ (W x D x H) and weighs 64.2 lbs.

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

Expert Reviews

Brother HL-4070CDW Reviews

Trustedreviews reviews the Brother HL-4070CDW and writes;
“Duplex print is definitely an advantage for any office printer, particularly when we are all trying to save resources, such as paper. PostScript compatibility is also a useful extra, particularly for those printing from Adobe software, while wireless connection is good if you don’t have easy access to a network cable from your router.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Macworld reviews the Brother HL-4070CDW and writes;
“With duplexing and wireless or wired network connectivity, the Brother HL-4070 offers a very impressive set of features for the price. Performance and print quality are top-notch too, making this a superb color laser printer for smaller offices and workgroups.”
Rating: ★★★★½

User Opinions

Brother HL-4070CDW User Reviews

Great color laser printer at an amazing price
“I thought this printer’s features were impressive given the price, and expected that there would be caveats (hard to set up, not-so-great print quality, slow, etc). None of the caveats materialized. This printer was easier to setup (the wireless connectivity is GREAT) and works nicer/better than any sub-$1000 printer I’ve ever used. “ – by D. Featherstone
Rating: ★★★★★

Time to take Brother Seriously
“Printing is relatively fast for a machine of this size. Of course duplex printing is about 60% slower, but the quality on both sides is great. Something I’ve had issues with on larger machines. The color output is very good – if you are used to ink jets then it will look somewhat muted. However, I’ve run a few Pantone color tests and it is much closer than any other machine I’ve had except for ones that are pantone certified. Ink Jets are really made to match RGB colors for photographs, this is typical for CMYK. Shading is very smooth, skin tones are good but not saturated, and no noticeable banding on color gradients. The actual finish is very flat (good for me), where some printers lay the toner on so heavy it’s actually shiny. “ – by A. Meador
Rating: ★★★★★

Very Pleased with Speed and quality
“I purchased this printer for my office. We immediately put it to the test with over 1000 color prints. I am very impressed with the speed and quality of the prints. It accuratley prints 19-22 pages per minute in bold color. After 1000 prints, the ink cartridges are still showing “Full”. I priced/shopped around for the best printer with the cheapest Refill ink cartridges available, and this is the machine! It works great, replacement ink cartridges are avail online for over $30 less per cartridge than other printers. Very pleased so far!” – by S. Ridgley
Rating: ★★★★★

Great Laser Printer
“I was leary about purchasing this printer because of some of the reviews I read but decided to buy it none the less. I am very pleased with the printer; I had some difficulty setting up the wireless connection but the service representatives at Brother were great! I have called them three times for 3 different issues concerning the wireless settings and each time they were more than happy to help. I have the printer sitting right behind me and don’t find that it is as noisy as was said in other reviews; of course it make a little more noise that the Photosmart printers but the print quality is great and I recommend it to anyone looking for an inexpensive printer with wireless capabilities.” – by Brigida Irizarry
Rating: ★★★★☆

“This printer replaces a LEXMARK 510N, which had an “engine” failure just outside of warranty ($329 part replacement excluding labor). The Brother HKL-4070cdw has a slightly smaller footprint, is more quiet and color is great. Have not used the duplex feature yet, but that was not option with the LEMARK. I also have a Brother Laser Mono multiple function printer and it works great. Based on my experience so far, I would not hesitate to recommend this printer and other Brother products (good $ value, and reliable). “ – by rxt “Richard”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Brother HL-4070cdw
“As far as print quality, I haven’t used other color lasers so I’m flying kind of blind. Color graphs and text look great. It prints black text and graphics a good bit better than the Brother 1440 it replaced. On color photos, it’s no where near good enough to compete with a photo lab (as expected). Also, the paper comes out curled. It’s not major, but I wouldn’t run a printing company with it. It would knock the socks off most anyone else…4 stars for print quality” – by Jamey
Rating: ★★★★☆

Brother Printer – fast but noisy while printing
“This printer is fairly compact, fast, very energy efficient, silent in sleep mode and produces excellent printed pages. It supports duplex printing which is difficult to find in printers at this price range. It is easy to install/set-up and works well in wireless mode. My only nit is that it is loud while printing. It comes with a parallel port which is really unnecessary and useless. This printer works perfectly with all three Macs in our home office. I would recommend this printer.” – by T. Barnes
Rating: ★★★★☆

Great Printer for Wired and Wireless Network
“Printing speed (color and B&W) is consistent with advertising, and color output is excellent. This printer prints on the front and back of pages automatically (full auto duplex). It handles envelopes via the front bypass like a breeze. I would recommend this printer over any of the other brands (selling for $500 and under). Also, Brother included full toner cartridges in the box, not just sample cartridges that run out of toner after 100 pages… Best of all, Amazon shipped the printer immediately, and we rec’d it in 1 day (as advertised). Perfect fulfillment.” – by M. Woodward
Rating: ★★★★★

Some weaknesses, but very good value
“I was looking for a cheap color laser printer with a built-in duplexer. The Brother 4070CDW delivers that, with good text quality. The color quality is a little weak, but overall it still seems like extremely good value. First the good: Black-and-white text quality is excellent: crisp and clear, Setup was very straightforward, with clear and simple instructions, It is silent when in sleep mode, and wakes up in around 15 seconds.” – by Graham
Rating: ★★★★★

Excellent Color Laser Printer
“In summary, this is an excellent printer. I’ve had it for a month and a half now, with no complaints. I’ve printed over 500 pages, mostly mixed B&W and color, and all four toner cartridges still register as full. If I run into any problems I will edit this post, but I don’t foresee any. Excellent color printer with built-in duplex for the price. Of course, this printer isn’t for everybody, but if your needs are similar to mine, then this is the printer for you. “ – by Andy Wycislo
Rating: ★★★★★


Brother HL-4070CDW Brochure & User Guide

- Brother HL-4070CDW Brochure
- Brother HL-4070CDW User Guide

Features & Specifications

Brother HL-4070CDW Features

Offering fast print speeds and brilliant color output, the Brother HL-4070CDW Color Laser Printer with Wireless Networking and Duplex produces high-impact color brochures, business presentations, reports, and other business documents right from your desktop. An ideal choice for any small office, the HL-4070CDW offers fast, reliable performance and plenty of advanced features, such as automatic duplex printing, built-in wired and wireless networking, flexible paper handling, and USB direct printing.

Flexible Paper Handling and High Yield Toner for High-Volume Applications
Using Brother’s high-yield replacement toner cartridges (TN-115 series cartridges are sold separately), you can enjoy lower operating costs and greater output for increased efficiency. And with a generous 300-sheet standard paper capacity consisting of a 250-sheet paper tray and a 50-sheet multi-purpose tray, the HL-4070CDW can handle large print jobs with ease. It also offers an optional 500-sheet capacity paper tray to boost total capacity to 800-sheets (additional purchase required). Plus, with flexible paper handling that accepts a wide range of media types and sizes, you can print high-quality business materials using letter- and legal-sized paper, envelopes, and more.

Fast Printing in Brilliant Color
Create professional-quality documents in color or monochrome at speeds of up to 21 pages per minute (ppm). Produce brilliant color documents at print resolutions up to 2400 x 600 dpi for exceptional clarity when printing business materials with both text and graphics.

Automatic Duplex Printing for Easy Two-Sided Documents
Create two-sided documents quickly and easily thanks to the HL-4070CDW’s duplex feature that automatically prints on both sides of the paper for professional-looking business documents. Automatic duplexing also helps to reduce paper consumption, as well as mailing and filing costs.

Built-in Wired and Wireless Networking
The Brother HL-4070CDW offers both wireless and wired networking capabilities, allowing multiple computers within a workgroup to share the printer. The printer supports 802.11b/g wireless networking and also has a 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet interface. Wireless networking helps eliminate cables and gives you more flexibility in choosing where you work.

Direct Printing via USB Flash Memory Drive and PictBridge
Sometimes you just need a printout fast, and the HL-4070CDW has got you covered. Simply connect your USB flash memory drive to the printer’s USB Direct Interface, and enjoy fast printing without the need for a computer. This saves time and provides added convenience in a fast-paced office setting.

The HL-4070CDW also supports quick and easy direct printing of images from any PictBridge-enabled digital camera without having to download them to a computer first.

Compatible with both Windows and Macintosh, the Brother HL-4070CDW Color Laser Printer measures 16.5 x 18.7 x 12.5 inches (WxDxH) and weighs 64.2 pounds. It is backed by a one-year on-site limited warranty.

What’s in the Box
HL-4070CDW Laser Printer, one TN110BK Standard Yield Black Toner Cartridge (approx. 2,500 pages), TN110C Cyan, TN110Y Yellow and TN110M Magenta Standard Yield Color Toner Cartridges (approx. 1,500 pages each), and one DR110CL Drum Unit (approx. 17,000 pages). [Toner yields are approximate based on 5% page coverage (letter). Drum life may vary based on various types of use].

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