Unfortunately, the first time we called Brother’s tech support with a simple test problem, we were informed by a recording that they were experiencing a high volume of calls and were unable to answer us just then apparently, Monday is a particularly busy day. With its add-on paper trays, enhanced expandability options, and faster print speeds, the HL is a great improvement over the HL and a solid choice for SOHO users. The Bad Merely fair graphics-printing quality; expandability options, while good, are eclipsed by the competition’s; unreachable tech support. The drivers are a little cluttered and clumsy, but they’re easy enough to navigate and understand. In order to best assist you, please use one of the channels below to contact the Brother support team.

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We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. Brother’s Web site hosts drivers, manuals, troubleshooting FAQs, a customer brother hl 5040 center that offers in-depth information about networking and managing your printer, and links to purchase consumables and add-ons.

Products for Business Products for Home. The HL’s graphics looked btother bit disappointing, too. A handy quick-start pamphlet walks you through installation, and an included CD features 50400 wealth of Flash brother hl 5040 that cover plugging in the printer, loading paper, and clearing paper jams, as well as a number of maintenance tips.

Based on your answer, Brother’s resources will point you to FAQs or recall notices, or it supplies brothee e-mail form, as well as a phone or fax-back tech-support number. Basic, Brother hl 5040, and Support.


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However, competing lasers offer brother hl 5040 add-ons for less money. While text printed out crisp and clear as with most laser printersit looked a little light and spidery–especially as the font sizes got smaller–so it won a good rather than an excellent rating from our jury.

The XP “Small-in-One” printer turns in high scores for print quality, a versatile Visit manufacturer site for brothdr. Basic lets you set parameters such as paper size and source, Advanced contains a jumble of tabs for everything from adjusting print quality to manual duplexing to setting the sleep time, and Support links to Brother hl 5040 Brotyer siteas well as brother hl 5040 test pages for printer settings and fonts.

The HL did quite well on our speed tests.

The HL laser printer is the brother hl 5040 printer for your office at work or your office at home. However, when we tried back on a Wednesday, we received the same message about the high call volume and the evils of Mondays. Everything Microsoft just announced.

Contact Support In order brother hl 5040 best assist you, please use one of the channels below to contact the Brother support brogher. Though the printer created accurate and detailed line drawings, and the photo elements of our test document showed fairly good contrast, the Brother HL had considerable trouble with the shading and gradient elements brother hl 5040 our document.

Optional Paper Trays capacity. Best Printers for Phone tech support is available seven days a week from 8: Legal Disclaimers If free shipping is indicated above: Drum yield is approximate, and may vary by type brother hl 5040 use. TN Toner, Black, Yields approx. Unit Dimensions W”xD”xH” If you already know you’ll need an office laser with more features, you may brother hl 5040 to check out the two higher-end models in this line.


The drivers are a little cluttered and clumsy, but they’re easy enough to navigate and understand.

All the HL’s paper trays tuck neatly into the printer body and out of the way. Laser 50040 speed Pages per minute; longer bars indicate better performance.

For maximum printer life, it is best to choose a printer with a duty cycle that far exceeds your print requirements. The dark ends showed no difference between 90 and percent saturation, the light ends yl no difference between 5 percent shading and pure white, and there was marked vertical banding brother hl 5040 the gradient element.

Don’t show this again. We were then similarly cut off without even being placed brother hl 5040 hold. However, the identically priced Minolta PagePro E offers a sheet add-on tray for less money, a face-up output tray, and an attachment for copying and scanning, as well as more print languages the Brother has only PCL 6 emulation. The HL’s ink consumption is in line with that of brother hl 5040 laser printers.